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)

12.1

Oram to Mustard, no run, defensive push with an open face straight to backward point

12.2

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, he seemed to hit that hard but it barely dribbled into the covers, between fielders which allowed the single

12.3

Oram to Bell, no run, poked into the covers

12.4

Oram to Bell, no run, left alone

12.5

Oram to Bell, 1 leg bye, thuds into his pads, a loud appeal from behind the stumps but Oram more interested in fielding the ball which dribbles into the leg side

12.6

Oram to Mustard, no run, tries to run the ball to third man but gets all cramped up and the ball ends up nestled at his feet

England 42/1   JDP Oram 1-0-1-0

14.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked off middle-and-leg to deep midwicket

14.2

Oram to Mustard, no run, pushed a few feet into the leg side, Mustard sets off and then stops, Pietersen left slightly at sea and he has to dive back to beat an underarm at the stumps

14.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, angled into the slips but not into a gap

14.4

Oram to Mustard, 2 runs, premeditated cross-batted heave, he has some luck as a thick bottom edge squirts behind square on the leg side

14.5

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, defended with soft hands up to mid-on, by killing the pace on the ball it was an easy single in the end

14.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, pushed defensively into the covers

England 47/2   JDP Oram 2-0-5-0

16.1

Oram to Pietersen, 2 runs, straight drive down the ground for a well-run couple

16.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left with a real flourish, as only Pietersen can. He somehow makes a leave look entertaining

16.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the leg side

16.4

Oram to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, defended into the ground

16.5

Oram to Pietersen, no run, slow and very wide, Pietersen was clearly tempted, seemed to start after it and thought better of it

16.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, paddled to midwicket

England 53/2   JDP Oram 3-0-7-0

18.1

Oram to Pietersen, OUT, that's the big one ... Pietersen drags the ball into his stumps from wide as he shapes to play into the leg side and the crowd goes wild

KP Pietersen b Oram 6 (25m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

18.2

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, a thick edge as he plays off the back foot, quite safe and third man fields

18.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, back and defends

18.4

Oram to Mustard, no run, short, it sits up and Mustard has to wait and wait before paddling it tennis-style into the leg side

18.5

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, pushed firmly to mid-off and another well-run single. They might be crucial in what looks as if it will be a low-scoring single.

18.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the on side and cover fields on the bounce

England 57/3   JDP Oram 4-0-9-1

20.1

Oram to Mustard, no run, outside off, Mustard looks to cut the ball to third man but the ball goes over the top edge

20.2

Oram to Mustard, no run, dropped into the leg side but Oram quick to pounce in his follow thorugh

20.3

Oram to Mustard, no run, a rather desperate pull ends up with mid-on

20.4

Oram to Mustard, 1 run, clipped to leg with a shout of two, but deep midwicket in very quickly

20.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, defensive poke into the off side

20.6

Oram to Collingwood, FOUR, top edge as he cuts and it neatly bisects keeper and second slip ... a big gap and his luck was in

England 65/3   JDP Oram 5-0-14-1

22.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, edgy drive squeezes to point

22.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, pushed gently to midwicket

22.3

Oram to Collingwood, no run, back and patted to extra cover

22.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, a period of consolidation ... defended on merit

22.5

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, short and pulled to midwicket, he had to wait for that as it was slower of this surface than he expected

22.6

Oram to Shah, no run, outside off, straight as an arrow, Shah plays well inside the line

England 68/4   JDP Oram 6-0-15-1

40.1

Oram to Broad, no run, right back on his stumps and jumpily defended

40.2

Oram to Broad, no run, once again Broad opts to play with a rather nervy step back into his crease

40.3

Oram to Broad, 1 run, placed between mid-on and midwicket for a rare run

40.4

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, patted into the off side

40.5

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, defended to short midwicket

40.6

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, solid but unspectacular push to point

England 108/8   JDP Oram 7-0-16-1

42.1

Oram to Broad, no run, back, into the off side where there is a virtual barrier of fielders

42.2

Oram to Broad, no run, uncertain push back down the pitch

42.3

Oram to Broad, no run, straight and treated with respect

42.4

Oram to Broad, FOUR, short and hooked uppishly for the first boundary in nine overs

42.5

Oram to Broad, no run, driven square on the off side with a bit of a wristy follow thorugh

42.6

Oram to Broad, no run, checked push to mid-on

England 116/8   JDP Oram 8-0-20-1
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 23, 2008
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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Photos

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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