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)

17.1

Styris to Mustard, no run, round the wicket, flat and angled into the left hander

17.2

Styris to Mustard, no run, same line, flat and hard to get away ... defended to point

17.3

Styris to Mustard, no run, even flatter, pushed back to the left of Styris who is quickly across

17.4

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, tip and run to point, they were both on the same wavelength and the single was easy

17.5

Styris to Pietersen, no run, turned into the on side

17.6

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, clipped on the walk to long-on

England 55/2   SB Styris 1-0-2-0

19.1

Styris to Mustard, no run, pushed into the off side, defensively

19.2

Styris to Mustard, no run, a more ambitious drive but right at mid-off

19.3

Styris to Mustard, no run, flat and accurate from round the wicket, nothing for Mustard to get hold of

19.4

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, slightly short, Mustard pulls with power and timing but slap-bang to deep midwicket

19.5

Styris to Collingwood, 2 runs, drifting to leg, Collingwood turns it round the corner fine enough to allow him to come back for the second

19.6

Styris to Collingwood, no run, driven gently to cover

England 60/3   SB Styris 2-0-5-0

21.1

Styris to Mustard, 1 run, poked into the on side, the close fields descends collectively on the ball but can't prevent the single

21.2

Styris to Collingwood, 1 run, clipped inches short of Ross Taylor at midwicket, off the bottom of the bat and Taylor's dive almost results in a sensational one-handed catch

21.3

Styris to Mustard, OUT, he plays all round a ball angled in with the arm, a nothing shot and his vigil comes to an end. The pressure applied by the captain and his parsimonious bowlers finally does for Mustard

P Mustard b Styris 31 (101m 60b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.66

21.4

Styris to Shah, no run, straight and McCullum likes that. "Yeh, Scotty, that's it Scotty"

21.5

Styris to Shah, no run, nagging line, open-faced shot to point

21.6

Styris to Shah, no run, patted to shortish midwicket

England 67/4   SB Styris 3-0-7-1

23.1

Styris to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

23.2

Styris to Collingwood, 1 run, placed drive to mid-on

23.3

Styris to Shah, no run, pushed to short cover

23.4

Styris to Shah, no run, driven to short midwicket

23.5

Styris to Shah, no run, seams back slightly and Shah defends

23.6

Styris to Shah, no run, too close to allow him to free his arms, he can only pat it back to the bowler

England 69/4   SB Styris 4-0-8-1

25.1

Styris to Shah, no run, tries to work this to the leg side but misses

25.2

Styris to Shah, no run, defends on the front foot

25.3

Styris to Shah, 2 runs, tries to sweep this around the corner but can't time it. Styris roars an unlikely appeal

25.4

Styris to Shah, 1 run, tries to hit this over long-on, working it from outside the off stump and it spoons up in the air..but Martin is deep on the long-on boundary and it falls short

25.5

Styris to Collingwood, no run, driven to mid-off

25.6

Styris to Collingwood, OUT, punched to mid-on and Collingwood ambles through for a single but Shah's not moving at all - trouble here! Collingwood scampers back, dives, and although the throw is wide, McCullum whips off the bails and he's short. Amazingly, none of New Zealand's fielders are interested, and are over the moon that the third umpire has given him out

PD Collingwood run out 12 (30m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 80/5   SB Styris 5-0-11-1

27.1

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

27.2

Styris to Bopara, no run, outside the off stump, guided out to the off stump

27.3

Styris to Bopara, no run, defended

27.4

Styris to Bopara, no run, spearing into his off stump, guided out to point

27.5

Styris to Bopara, no run, guided to mid-on

27.6

Styris to Bopara, no run, he tries to work this to leg but misses

England 82/5   SB Styris 6-1-11-1

29.1

Styris to Shah, 1 run, punched to mid-on

29.2

Styris to Bopara, 1 run, cut to the off side and they scamper through for a single

29.3

Styris to Shah, no run, whipped to midwicket

29.4

Styris to Shah, 1 run, spearing into the off stump, he pumps it to mid-on

29.5

Styris to Bopara, no run, pushed out to cover

29.6

Styris to Bopara, 1 wide, flicked down to fine leg. McCullum skips to his left to field

29.6

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

England 89/5   SB Styris 7-1-15-1

31.1

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

31.2

Styris to Bopara, OUT, hook, line and sinker. Short of a length, Bopara pulls it straight down Fulton's throat at deep square leg

RS Bopara c Fulton b Styris 3 (16m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

31.3

Styris to Swann, no run, nobbled out to the off side

31.4

Styris to Swann, no run, elegantly timed and powerfully struck to mid-off

31.5

Styris to Swann, 1 run, this keeps low on Swann who opens the face and times it to backward point

31.6

Styris to Shah, no run, punched back to the bowler

England 92/6   SB Styris 8-1-16-2

33.1

Styris to Shah, no run, defended on the front foot

33.2

Styris to Shah, 1 run, paddled around the corner

33.3

Styris to Swann, no run, an off-cutter from Styris which is defended

33.4

Styris to Swann, FOUR, really well played, whipping it through midwicket and Taylor gives chase. Will he get there? No! A hapless dive, Taylor lands on the turf like a beached whale and it goes for four

33.5

Styris to Swann, no run

33.6

Styris to Swann, no run, down the leg side

England 101/6   SB Styris 9-1-21-2

35.1

Styris to Swann, no run, bending back into Swann and cramping him for room, he cuts late

35.2

Styris to Swann, no run, again a touch of movement in the air, swinging back into the right hander who's solid in defence

35.3

Styris to Swann, OUT, this holds its line on Swann who guides it to Jamie How at backward point. A quick, flat throw into McCullum who whips off the bails and Swann's short by a foot

GP Swann run out 7 (14m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

35.4

Styris to Broad, no run, spearing into his pads, he defends

35.5

Styris to Broad, no run, rapped on the pads and a big, big shout...but I think he's hit outside the line. Just...

35.6

Styris to Broad, 1 run, whipped to leg

England 104/7   SB Styris 10-1-22-2
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 9, 2008
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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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