England tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 9, 2008
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)
9 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

Welcome back all. Will here, ready to take you through the first 15 overs or so. It could all be over by then. It'll be big Jesse Ryder to open with Brendon McCullum, and here come the players.

0.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, good length and a hint of swing away from the left-handed Ryder who leaves it alone. Encouraging pace from Sidebottom, that first one fired down at 85mph

Two slips

0.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, and a swing and a miss from Ryder to a quicker, fuller delivery outside his off stump

86.9mph there. Sidebottom's gained half-a-yard in pace, even in the past few months

0.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, ooh and he's beaten by a fine delivery which bends away from him at the last moment. Ryder's feet are concreted and he pokes and misses

0.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, movement off the pitch this time. Ryder wisely leaves it alone

He looks quite nippy, Sidebottom. In comes a gully

0.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, very well bowled on the off stump. Ryder's forward, defending it solidly

0.6

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 1 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0 (131 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 2.67)

    • JD Ryder 0 (6b)
    • BB McCullum 0 (0b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-1-0-0

James Anderson from the other end. McCullum's wearing those stupid new pads which look like a pair of pillows on his ankle

1.1

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum marches down the pitch like a madman and gets a thick outside edge, which rockets over point and down to third man

Hint of away swing for Anderson

1.2

Anderson to Ryder, no run, touch too full. Ryder shuffles into position and punches out to the off side

1.3

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, nudged to leg for a single and the big lad's off the mark

1.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, McCullum tries to work this to leg but is beaten by the swing, bending away from him, and it's smudged out to cover

1.5

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, carved off a thick outside edge down to third man. He tried to smack it over the top but got it off the edge

1.6

Anderson to Ryder, no run, beaten for pace, here, as Ryder tries to whip this through midwicket but is rapped on the pads

End of over 2 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/0 (128 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 2.66)

    • JD Ryder 1 (9b)
    • BB McCullum 2 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-1-0-0
2.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, McCullum is again down the pitch but Sidebottom finds one to bend back into him

2.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, ooh that was mighty, mighty close. McCullum took a step to leg, trying to clatter this over extra cover but got a thick inside edge which nearly bowled him

2.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, McCullum steps to the off side this time, and down the pitch, and is rapped on the pads

Intriguing start, this, by McCullum. It's not really working, these disruptive tactics...

2.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, calmly left alone outside off

2.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, FOUR, but he's got hold of this one, pulling it powerfully over midwicket for four

2.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, guided out to cover

End of over 3 (4 runs) New Zealand 7/0 (124 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 2.63)

    • BB McCullum 6 (9b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 1 (9b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-1-4-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0
3.1

Anderson to Ryder, no run, too full and Ryder climbs into it, without placing it though, and it's clunked to cover

3.2

Anderson to Ryder, SIX, what a shot that is! The first six of the day, he just flicked it off middle stump into the midwicket stands. Nothing more than a flick

3.3

Anderson to Ryder, no run, stroked out to cover

3.4

Anderson to Ryder, 1 leg bye, more leg-side dross from Anderson, Ryder turns it to square leg

3.5

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, oh yes. Shot of the day. Far too full from Anderson, yet again, and McCullum just drives through the line and over the top. Wonderful timing

3.6

Anderson to McCullum, no run, he's absolutely laced that! But straight to point

End of over 4 (11 runs) New Zealand 18/0 (113 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 2.45)

    • BB McCullum 10 (11b 2x4)
    • JD Ryder 7 (13b 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-13-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-1-4-0
4.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, pushed out to the off side

4.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, good length and attacking Ryder's off stump, he defends

4.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, full and straight, Ryder is solid in defence off the back foot. Good pace and a good line

4.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, again that's nicely bowled, full and fast and it's nudged to leg but Sidebottom scampers to his left to field

4.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, FOUR, bang! That is an extraordinary shot. He flayed his hands at it outside off and absolutely laced it for four, the ball falling a couple of inches short of the extra cover rope

Sheesh. He nailed that

4.6

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, rapped on the pads but it's down the leg side

End of over 5 (4 runs) New Zealand 22/0 (109 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 2.42)

    • JD Ryder 11 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 10 (11b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-1-8-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-13-0
5.1

Anderson to McCullum, no run, on his legs, McCullum whips it through midwicket with one hand off the bat

5.2

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, again on his legs, McCullum turns it into the gap at midwicket and they scamper a single. Excellent running by McCullum

5.3

Anderson to Ryder, no run, defended out to cover

Just the one slip in now

5.4

Anderson to Ryder, no run, much better length from Anderson. Ryder, on the back foot, defends

5.5

Anderson to Ryder, no run, clunked out to the off side

5.6

Anderson to Ryder, no run, powerfully punched to point

Super piece of alliteration there. Really marvellous stuff from me

End of over 6 (1 run) New Zealand 23/0 (108 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 2.45)

    • JD Ryder 11 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 11 (13b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-14-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-1-8-0
6.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, very full from Sidebottom and it cuts back into the right hander who tries to cut, but he's rapped on the pads

Excellent stop from Mustard

6.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, good grief. McCullum steps down the pitch at least two metres, before Sidebottom had even reached his delivery stride

6.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, carved down to third man

6.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, very full from Sidebottom and Ryder clips it straight. Sidebottom tumbles and fields

6.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, slower ball from Sidebottom which is defended

6.6

Sidebottom to Ryder, 2 runs, hoiked over mid-on for a couple

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 26/0 (105 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 2.44)

    • JD Ryder 13 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 12 (16b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-1-11-0
    • JM Anderson 3-0-14-0
7.1

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, a very good line and length and McCullum inside edges it onto his pad, then out to cover

Around the wicket

7.2

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, too short, pulled through midwicket

7.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, shuffles to leg, Anderson follows him and it nobbles off his pad

7.4

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, a thick outside edge - deliberately carved - down to third man, which is square and short

7.5

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, pushes this out to the off side

Ottis Gibson and Peter Moores are out on the balcony...and not looking very happy

7.6

Anderson to Ryder, FOUR, oh that's a beautiful stroke from Ryder, albeit to another awful delivery from Anderson. Down the leg side, he whipped it wide of the short fine-leg for four

End of over 8 (11 runs) New Zealand 37/0 (94 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 2.23)

    • JD Ryder 18 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 18 (20b 3x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-25-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-1-11-0
8.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, a wide yorker, McCullum slaps it to mid-off

8.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, a touch slower, Ryder waits for it before sweetly timing it out square of the wicket, but he can't bisect the fielders

8.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, FOUR, immense power from Ryder. It wasn't that short, but he has tremendously fast hands and pulled this off the front foot with great power through midwicket

8.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, a very quick bouncer, beating Ryder's attempted hook

8.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, tries to swing this through midwicket but missed

8.6

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, oh no, he's dropped him! Graeme Swann at short midwicket, unable to hang on to a powerfully flicked flick

End of over 9 (6 runs) New Zealand 43/0 (88 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 2.14)

    • JD Ryder 23 (33b 3x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 19 (21b 3x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-1-17-0
    • JM Anderson 4-0-25-0

Here's Stuart Broad, without a slip

9.1

Broad to Ryder, no run, on his legs, Ryder whips it to short fine leg

9.2

Broad to Ryder, no run, keeps very low on Ryder - it only just sailed over the stumps

9.3

Broad to Ryder, no run, on his legs, Broad roars an appeal but it's just sliding down leg. Good length from Broad

9.4

Broad to Ryder, no run, full and straight and defended

9.5

Broad to Ryder, 1 run, pulled through midwicket with power

9.6

Broad to McCullum, no run, defended to leg

Here's Martin Williamson for another stint

End of over 10 (1 run) New Zealand 44/0 (87 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 2.17)

    • BB McCullum 19 (22b 3x4)
    • JD Ryder 24 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-1-17-0

Thanks Will. As he heads off for a fag as if he hadn't had one for a week. he is actually running. And England are not taking the second Powerplay.

10.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, short, too short to hook and he goes down on one knee and allows it through

10.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, slower and up in the blockhole, Ryder waits and steers it with an open face to the man at deep backward point

10.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, outside off and left

10.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, SIX, wow, he seized on that really early and lofted the ball ten row back over wide long-on, out of the middle and that flew

10.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 wide, down the leg side and swinging wider, an easy call for the umpire

10.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, McCullum takes two strides to meet the ball, it goes back to Sidebottom who scratchily feigns a shy at the stumps and the crowd boo him for his efforts

10.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 leg bye, turned to leg, no more than a dozen yards from the crease, but an easy single nonetheless

End of over 11 (9 runs) New Zealand 53/0 (78 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 2.00)

    • BB McCullum 25 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • JD Ryder 25 (40b 3x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-1-25-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0

Graeme Swann on, collar buttoned all the way up on his shirt.

11.1

Swann to McCullum, 1 run, leans back and cuts square on the off side to the man in the deep

11.2

Swann to Ryder, no run, Ryder waiting to see what Swann has on offer

Some uncomplimentary comments about Ryder's physique from the commentators on TV. "Does he want to be a sportsman or not?"

11.3

Swann to Ryder, no run, gently cut into the off side, no real intent to score off it

11.4

Swann to Ryder, no run, "beautiful Swanny". Not really, but flat, faster and no run

11.5

Swann to Ryder, FOUR, swept from outside the off stump through midwicket, well timed

11.6

Swann to Ryder, no run, as horrible as the previous shot was sweet, he tries a repeat and ends up swinging at air and looking like a club biffer

End of over 12 (5 runs) New Zealand 58/0 (73 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 1.92)

    • JD Ryder 29 (45b 4x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 26 (27b 3x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 1-0-5-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-1-25-0
12.1

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, leans back and deliberately steers the ball over the slips, Anderson at third man is in quickly but it falls five yards short of him

12.2

Broad to Ryder, no run, what a mess! Short, Mustard fumbles, Ryder sets off, Mustard shies and misses and the big man would have been short of his ground had he hit ... he wasn't even trying to get back so far out would he have been and Broad, backing up the original throw, had another go and Mustard backed that up!

12.3

Broad to Ryder, 2 runs, swung to leg, Anderson makes good ground to field

12.4

Broad to Ryder, no run, poked into the covers

12.5

Broad to Ryder, no run, he waits and then opens the face very late on, the ball goes square but to the fielder

12.6

Broad to Ryder, OUT, pulled from outside off, it was there to hit but Ryder caught it too high on the bat, Luke Wright at deep midwicket came in off the boundary and held a routine catch

JD Ryder c sub (LJ Wright) b Broad 31 (61m 50b 4x4 1x6) SR: 62.00

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 61/1 (70 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.69, RRR: 1.89)

    • BB McCullum 27 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-4-1
    • GP Swann 1-0-5-0
13.1

Swann to How, 1 run, up at his feet, clipped to deep midwicket who ambles in to field

13.2

Swann to McCullum, no run, pushed to mid-on

13.3

Swann to McCullum, no run, very correct, a big stride forward and hunched defensive shot

13.4

Swann to McCullum, no run, leans back and hits that very hard to deepish cover

13.5

Swann to McCullum, no run, dropped ... bat-pad, it loops into the leg side, Mustard makes a mass of ground, holds the ball as he dives full length but as he hits the ground the ball spills out of his gloves

13.6

Swann to McCullum, FOUR, salt in the wound ... inside-out drive over long-off

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 66/1 (65 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 1.80)

    • BB McCullum 31 (33b 4x4 1x6)
    • JM How 1 (1b)
    • GP Swann 2-0-10-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-4-1
14.1

Broad to How, 1 run, played with firm hands from some way in front of the body, behind square on the off for a single

14.2

Broad to McCullum, 2 runs, well placed into the off side, McCullum like a greyhound wants the three but How not as eager

14.3

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, short, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket

14.4

Broad to How, no run, upright defensive poke to cover

14.5

Broad to How, 2 runs, turned off leg stump wide of midwicket, a long chase for the man out in the deep

14.6

Broad to How, no run, played off the back foot to mid-on

We have 35 overs left and New Zealand need 59 to win. Yes, it's over as a contest but stay with us ...

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 72/1 (59 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 1.68)

    • JM How 4 (5b)
    • BB McCullum 34 (35b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-10-1
    • GP Swann 2-0-10-0

Collingwood turns to the man he can trust. Himself. Mustard up to the stumps but there are plenty of singles out there

15.1

Collingwood to McCullum, 1 run, cut to deep backward point, controlled and easy

15.2

Collingwood to How, no run, upright and blocked, his right leg comes round as he plays that shot and he ends up completely square on

15.3

Collingwood to How, no run, a more conventional defensive prod into the covers

15.4

Collingwood to How, no run, pushed back to the bowler

15.5

Collingwood to How, no run, firmer defensive push to deepish cover

15.6

Collingwood to How, 1 run, no more than a little prod, it beats Collingwood, McCullum jumps to allow it to pass and they stroll a single

And time for a break as the drinks come out to the middle.

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 74/1 (57 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 1.67)

    • JM How 5 (10b)
    • BB McCullum 35 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-2-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-10-1

Refreshed, Broad ready to resume what will be the formalities.

16.1

Broad to How, no run, How showing what a good blocker he is

16.2

Broad to How, no run, firm and technically perfect defensive push into the off side

16.3

Broad to How, no run, driven with no power to extra cover ... looked good and he held the pose for the cameras as well

16.4

Broad to How, no run, a simliar shot but much straighter, Broad drops to his left and stuns the ball and mid-off does the rest

16.5

Broad to How, no run, a very unHowish shot, short and he aimed a pull, got in a mess and a top edge looped a few yards into he off side and dropped short of inrushing fielders and bowler

16.6

Broad to How, no run, back into the mold, defended with no frills

A maiden over. Looks good in the book but no use in the context of the match.

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 74/1 (57 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 1.72)

    • JM How 5 (16b)
    • BB McCullum 35 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 4-1-10-1
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-2-0
17.1

Collingwood to McCullum, no run, wicket to wicket, blocked

17.2

Collingwood to McCullum, 1 run, wide, hammered past a sprawling cover but with a man in the deep, only the one

17.3

Collingwood to How, no run, patted to mid-off

17.4

Collingwood to How, 1 run, clipped wide of wide mid-on but not wide enough

17.5

Collingwood to McCullum, FOUR, bouncer, which at his pace is about as gift-wrapped a boundary as you can ever ask for, McCullum helps it down into the wide open space at long leg

17.6

Collingwood to McCullum, 1 run, hunched jab into space on the off side

End of over 18 (7 runs) New Zealand 81/1 (50 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 1.56)

    • BB McCullum 41 (40b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM How 6 (18b)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-9-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-1-10-1
18.1

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum walks to meet the ball, pats it into the off side and carries on for the single

18.2

Broad to How, no run, wide and full, begging to be driven, How completely mistimes his stroke and Broad fields a bobbler

18.3

Broad to How, 1 run, steered to third man from wide of the off stump

A delay while someone moves behind the bowler's arm and a security man in a dayglo yellow jacket fails to see what all the fuss is about. It's you, you clown!

18.4

Broad to McCullum, OUT, strangled down the leg side ... it clipped something as McCullum looked to flick the ball off his hips, he turned his back on the umpire as Broad and Mustard appealed, and the groan from the crowd told him that the umpire's finger was up

BB McCullum c †Mustard b Broad 42 (87m 42b 5x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

A good innings from McCullum and a disappointing way to go. The first two replays shed no light on what the ball hit, but the third one suggests it was a good decision.

18.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, he is greeted with a decent bouncer which he ducks

18.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, a nervous single to get off the mark, into the covers but Taylor would have beaten the throw at the bowler's end even if it had hit, but he had to dive

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 84/2 (47 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 1.51)

    • LRPL Taylor 1 (2b)
    • JM How 7 (20b)
    • SCJ Broad 5-1-13-2
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-9-0

Collingwood takes the second Powerplay.

19.1

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, forward, a thick edge scoots to backward point

19.2

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, swished to midwicket

19.3

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, patted to mid-off, no chance of anything there

Mid-on pushed back to long-on. Not sure why but there must be a reason.

19.4

Collingwood to Taylor, 1 run, and Taylor immediately drives along the ground to the man who has just moved back!

19.5

Collingwood to How, no run, checked drive to extra cover

19.6

Collingwood to How, no run, clipped firmly to conventional square leg

End of over 20 (1 run) New Zealand 85/2 (46 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 1.53)

    • JM How 7 (22b)
    • LRPL Taylor 2 (6b)
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-10-0
    • SCJ Broad 5-1-13-2
20.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, dead batted towards mid-on but short midwicket intercepts

20.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, firm poke to cover

20.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, swinging into Taytor who drives to mid-on

20.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, short, he drops onto one knee as if about to receive communion and Mustard takes

20.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, short, Taylor goes for the pull but mistimes it and midwicket hardly has his hands stung

20.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, punched to short extra cover

Another maiden from Broad.

End of over 21 (maiden) New Zealand 85/2 (46 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 1.58)

    • LRPL Taylor 2 (12b)
    • JM How 7 (22b)
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-13-2
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-10-0
21.1

Collingwood to How, no run, firm drive off one knee but well stopped by a dicing short cover

21.2

Collingwood to How, no run, turned around his front pad to midwicket

21.3

Collingwood to How, no run, "yes Colly" barks Mustard. Straight and pushed to short cover

21.4

Collingwood to How, FOUR, short and he is on that super quick, hammering it past midwicket and no chance for the man in the deep

21.5

Collingwood to How, 1 run, turned behind square to Sidebottom who is patrolling the distant boundary

21.6

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, slower ball which is patted to mid-off

End of over 22 (5 runs) New Zealand 90/2 (41 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 1.46)

    • LRPL Taylor 2 (13b)
    • JM How 12 (27b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-15-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-2-13-2
22.1

Broad to How, 1 run, punched off the back foot to mid-off and they have already decided to take the single as the man is back on the edge of the circle

22.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, fired it at his feet, he falls over as he shapes to push through midwicket, he was back on his crease but that looked to be heading down the leg side despite the raucous appeal

22.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, pushed to the off

22.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, good length at 77mph, not near his fastest, and defended

22.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, wide enough to encourage the drive but he doesn't time it and an inside edge goes into his pads and out into the covers

22.6

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, wide - almost far enough from him that he needed a cue extension - but slashed square on the off side

"A rupture ball," according to David Lloyd.

End of over 23 (5 runs) New Zealand 95/2 (36 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 1.33)

    • LRPL Taylor 6 (18b 1x4)
    • JM How 13 (28b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-18-2
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-15-0

James Anderson back for a second spell after four expensive overs at the top of the innings.

23.1

Anderson to How, FOUR, and he gets some more tap from the off ... short, pulled with power over midwicket to loud cheers

23.2

Anderson to How, 1 run, half volley turned off his toes to deep square leg

23.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, better line and length, treated with respect as he plays it off the back foot

23.4

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, turned to the right of midwicket

23.5

Anderson to How, no run, back onto his stumps and patted to short extra cover

23.6

Anderson to How, FOUR, the bottom hand slips off the handle as he drives it through the covers, Bopara chases, dives but takes the ball over the rope with him

We are told that the stadium officials hate it's unofficial nickname - the Cake Tin - as they consider it disrespectful. So the Cake Tin it is ...

End of over 24 (10 runs) New Zealand 105/2 (26 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 1.00)

    • JM How 22 (32b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 7 (20b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-35-0
    • SCJ Broad 7-2-18-2

Desperate times ... here's Ryan Sidebottom.

24.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, squirted to point

24.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, slower - 71mph - and firmly clipped off his toes to deep square leg

24.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, thick edge, the ball shoots along the ground and Mustard down to his right quickly to cut it off

24.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, so many slower balls that at this rate his stock ball will start to be called his faster one ... again worked square on the leg side

Come on, finish this. We've seen enough.

24.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, firm and deliberate push to backward point, Collingwood dives, stops, and throws at the bowler's end with a real scowl

24.6

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, short, pulled behind square but not too much power

End of over 25 (4 runs) New Zealand 109/2 (22 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 0.88)

    • JM How 23 (34b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 10 (24b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-1-29-0
    • JM Anderson 5-0-35-0
25.1

Swann to How, 2 byes, he misses with a sweep, the ball clips the pads, clips Mustard's gloves and bobbles behind

25.2

Swann to How, no run, a stride, he prods, misses, and the ball lollops into the covers

25.3

Swann to How, no run, firm drive, Swann drops to his right and takes all the pace off the ball and it barely has enough oomph to dislodge the bails as it dribbles into the stumps

25.4

Swann to How, 1 run, clean sweep to the man in the deep

25.5

Swann to Taylor, no run, pushed into the off

25.6

Swann to Taylor, SIX, swept off one knee over midwicket and half a dozen rows back. Lovely pick-up

End of over 26 (9 runs) New Zealand 118/2 (13 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 0.54)

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • JM How 24 (38b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 3-0-17-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-1-29-0
26.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, dead batted to mid-off

26.2

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, long hop, on it in a trice and even though the man out in the deep only had five yards to move to his right, he had no chance of cutting it off

26.3

Sidebottom to How, OUT, wider drifting across him, too short to try to drive - but he does nevertheless - and a thin but audible edge is taken by Mustard

JM How c †Mustard b Sidebottom 28 (59m 41b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.29

26.4

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, slanted across the new batsman but unlike the man he replaced, he's not tempted to nibble

26.5

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, fuller but heading towards the slips, Styris shoulders arms

26.6

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, back and dropped into the ground at his feet

End of over 27 (4 runs) New Zealand 122/3 (9 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.51, RRR: 0.39)

    • SB Styris 0 (3b)
    • LRPL Taylor 16 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-1-33-1
    • GP Swann 3-0-17-0
27.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, full, pushed back helpfully to Broad who picks up, turns on his heels and strides back

27.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, no hurry for the batsmen, another defensive push to mid-off

27.3

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, eye of a needle ... no more than a firm push but it threads through extra cover and mid-off, they give chase but it teases them all the way before skipping over the rope

27.4

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, pushed between the cover fielders

27.5

Broad to Styris, no run, slightly short, he stands on tip toes and dead bats the ball to cover

27.6

Broad to Styris, OUT, short, he looks to finish the match with a big hit but top edges a hook, Sidebottom in quickly off the boundary and slides in taking a good, low catch in his fingertips

SB Styris c Sidebottom b Broad 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A fuming Styris heads off with a duck to his name.

End of over 28 (5 runs) New Zealand 127/4 (4 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 0.18)

    • LRPL Taylor 21 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 8-2-23-3
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-1-33-1
28.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, wicket to wicket, Taylor ready to wait as long as it takes for the bad ball

28.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, a thick edge scoots along the ground to backward point who makes a decent tumbling save

28.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off and the ball barely gets above calf height as it scurries through to the keeper. Taylor gives a startled-accusing look at the surface

28.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, slashed drive along the ground to third man

28.5

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, a foot outside off, safe to leave given the angle of attack

28.6

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, patted to cover

End of over 29 (1 run) New Zealand 128/4 (3 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 0.14)

    • PG Fulton 0 (2b)
    • LRPL Taylor 22 (34b 2x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-1-34-1
    • SCJ Broad 8-2-23-3
29.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, hit on the pads so far outside the line that you could see all three stumps behind him ... but Broad still yells a loud and long appeal

29.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, heaved to deep square leg

29.3

Broad to Fulton, 1 run, a loose drive, the ball keeps low, takes the edge and bumbles to third man

Stay with us ... it's almost over ...

29.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, short, he pulls out of an intended swipe to leg quite late on

29.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, a big swing, a big miss and the ball heads past the off stump to Mustard

The crowd are cheering every swipe and it appears to have got to him!

29.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, and that's it, but a horrible swish through mid-on to seal the win

Close A great recovery from New Zealand after the Twenty20 drubbings. They outplayed England in every department on a sluggish pitch. England never got their innings going, largely because of tight bowling and enthusiastic fielding, and some of the running between the wickets was dire. It's hard to defend 130 and once the NZ openers had got them off to a good start, the rest was little more than going through the formalities.

The two Andrews - McGlashan and Miller - will be back for the second ODI in Hamilton on Tuesday (2.00pm / 0100GMT) but in the meantime thanks for sticking with us and for all your emails, and it's goodnight from Martin Williamson and Will Luke.

End of over 30 (3 runs) New Zealand 131/4 (RR: 4.36)

    • LRPL Taylor 24 (39b 2x4 1x6)
    • PG Fulton 1 (3b)
    • SCJ Broad 9-2-26-3
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-1-34-1
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