England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)

24.1

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, more air than perhaps expected, driven to deepish mid-on

24.2

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, checked drive beats extra cover and that allows the ambled single

24.3

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, too full, clipped off his toes square on the leg side

24.4

Vettori to Shah, no run, wrsity drive and photogenic follow through but no run as extra cover fields

24.5

Vettori to Shah, FOUR, lovely footwork and he really hammers that back past the bowler, it goes like the proverbial rocket

24.6

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, more respect for the last ball of the over, defended very watchfully into space which allows the single

England 77/4   DL Vettori 1-0-8-0

26.1

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, driven out to cover

26.2

Vettori to Bopara, no run, full and straight, McCullum shouts "awwww" in the style of Adam Gilchrist

26.3

Vettori to Bopara, no run, defended on the front foot

26.4

Vettori to Bopara, no run, comes forward to defend

26.5

Vettori to Bopara, 1 run, nudged to leg. McCullum roars an appeal, forgetting that it's hit his bat

26.6

Vettori to Shah, no run, angled out to point

England 82/5   DL Vettori 2-0-10-0

28.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, punched out to cover

28.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, punched to point

28.3

Vettori to Shah, 2 runs, excellent, deft footwork - back into his stumps, and he cuts it out to the off side

28.4

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, backs away and cuts it out to cover

28.5

Vettori to Bopara, no run, he plays and misses outside off

28.6

Vettori to Bopara, no run, defended out to the off side

England 85/5   DL Vettori 3-0-13-0

30.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, short of a length, Shah nudges out to the off side

30.2

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, outside leg, Bopara prods it to leg

30.3

Vettori to Bopara, no run, whipped straight to midwicket

30.4

Vettori to Bopara, no run, on the off stump, whipped back to the bowler

30.5

Vettori to Bopara, no run, back cut to point

30.6

Vettori to Bopara, 1 run, defended on the front foot

England 91/5   DL Vettori 4-0-15-0

32.1

Vettori to Swann, no run, duller and flatter, squeezed out on the front foot

32.2

Vettori to Swann, 1 run, neatly played by Swann, dropping it out and he flies through for a single

32.3

Vettori to Shah, no run, punchily defended off the back foot

32.4

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, spearing into his off stump, Shah defends

32.5

Vettori to Swann, 1 leg bye, down the pitch, he pads it away and Vettori roars an appeal for lbw. Shah calls him through for a single; Swann forgets to listen and sends Shah back, but Shah's already too far down the pitch so here comes Swann...and here comes the throw, but it's wide

32.6

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, nudged to leg

England 96/6   DL Vettori 5-0-18-0

34.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, Shah comes confidently forward, pushing it out to cover

34.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, outside the off stump. Shah's forward, smothering

34.3

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, quicker ball and very close to bowling Shah! He was so late on it but somehow got bat on it

34.4

Vettori to Swann, no run, punched out to the off side

34.5

Vettori to Swann, no run

34.6

Vettori to Swann, 1 run

England 103/6   DL Vettori 6-0-20-0

36.1

Vettori to Broad, OUT, punched out to the off side, oh dear - more trouble here for England as the throw comes in from cover. McCullum whips off the bails and he looks to be at least a foot short of his ground. The third umpire, Billy Bowden, is taking an age - two minutes and counting - to make a decision as there's some debate as to whether McCullum had the ball in his gloves at the point of the bails falling off. But he's eventually given out

OA Shah run out 20 (51m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

36.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, 1 run, forward,a thin edge scoots to short third man and England manage a run without associated alarms

36.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, on with the arm and it beats the prod forward

36.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, back, turned all along the ground to mid-on but that doesn't stop McCullum yelling "catch it"

36.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, back and very correctly defended

36.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, outside off and left alone

England 105/8   DL Vettori 7-0-21-0

38.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, wide, he feels for it and almost gets the edge

38.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, Vettori bang on the button

38.3

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, pushed through, Sidebottom back and blocks

38.4

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, steered off the outside edge to short third man Sidebottom sets off but is quickly sent back

38.5

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, worked defensively square on the leg side

38.6

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, flatter and turned to midiwicket

England 106/8   DL Vettori 8-1-21-0
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Napier - Feb 20, 2008
Match tied
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 15, 2008
England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Feb 12, 2008
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 9, 2008
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)
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Feb 9, 2008

Pulling his out: Ryan Sidebottom shows his frustration, New Zealand v England, 1st ODI, Wellington, February 9, 2008

Pulling his out: Ryan Sidebottom shows his frustration

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Feb 9, 2008

Stuart Broad claimed three consolation strikes, New Zealand v England, 1st ODI, Wellington, February 9, 2008

Stuart Broad claimed three consolation strikes

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