England tour of New Zealand, 2nd ODI: New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Feb 12, 2008
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) (D/L method)
12 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Mills to Cook, no run, on off stump, Cook comes forward and pushes firmly square on the off side

0.2

Mills to Cook, no run, back of a length on the stumps, Cook waits on the back foot and defends back to Mills

0.3

Mills to Cook, no run, forced up to mid-off, looks as though the ball is coming on nicely to the bat

0.4

Mills to Cook, no run, huge appeal from Mills and it's mighty close as the ball is very full and swings back into Cook, who falls over as he tries to work to leg and is struck in line with leg stump. Mills finished by the batsman after his appeal, but couldn't convince the umpire

0.5

Mills to Cook, 3 runs, tucked nicely off the hips through square leg to get England off and running

England 3/0   AN Cook 3* (5b)
1.1

Martin to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone

1.2

Martin to Cook, no run, fuller and brings Cook into a drive, but it isn't timed and rolls rather tamely towards mid-off

1.3

Martin to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, Cook brings out a strong square cut over the top of backward point. He didn't try to keep that down and already there seems to be much more pace on offer

1.4

Martin to Cook, no run, big stride onto the front foot by Cook, pushed into the covers

1.5

Martin to Cook, no run, angling into Cook and driven to the off side

1.6

Martin to Cook, 1 run, tries to work into the leg side, misses and is taken on the thigh pad...ball falls towards the slips and they scamper a single

England 8/0   AN Cook 8* (11b 1x4)
2.1

Mills to Cook, 2 runs, full on off stump, takes a thick inside half of the bat past square leg as Cook tries to drive and the face closes a little on the shot

2.2

Mills to Cook, FOUR, just a hint of width outside off stump, back of a length and Cook frees his arms with a spanking cover drive which races across the outfield

2.3

Mills to Cook, no run, chases a drive this time but doesn't get near to the ball

2.4

Mills to Cook, no run, tighter to Cook this time and punched straight down the pitch to mid-off

2.5

Mills to Cook, FOUR, juicy half volley from Mills, wide outside off stump and Cook bends the front knee into an elegant cover drive...places it past short extra-cover and it speeds away

2.6

Mills to Cook, no run, touch wider outside off and Cook opts to let this one pass...handy start for England

England 18/0   AN Cook 18* (17b 3x4)
3.2

Martin to Cook, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by Cook

3.3

Martin to Cook, no run, good length from Martin, makes Cook uncertain whether to play forward or back and he defends back towards the bowler

3.4

Martin to Cook, no run, whipped from off stump straight to mid-on...strong wrists from Cook

3.5

Martin to Cook, 1 wide, tight call, seams away from round the wicket and Martin is surprised to see it signalled

3.5

Martin to Cook, 1 run, probing line outside off stump, draws an edge from Cook which drops awkwardly in front of second slip and is palmed down to third man

England 21/0   AN Cook 19* (21b 3x4)
4.1

Mills to Cook, no run, punched firmly to mid-on...Cook looking much more comfortable with the extra pace in the pitch

4.2

Mills to Cook, FOUR, full on off stump and Cook brings out a forceful drive, the bat turns in his hands and it goes too straight for mid-on

4.3

Mills to Cook, 1 run, dropped into the off side, quick single to rotate the strike

4.6

Mills to Cook, 2 runs, flicked in the air wide of mid-on, not perfectly timed on this occasion

England 33/0   AN Cook 26* (25b 4x4)
5.2

Martin to Cook, 1 run, nudged firmly towards mid-on, and after a faultless game in Wellington a misfield allows Cook a single

England 35/0   AN Cook 27* (26b 4x4)
7.1

Martin to Cook, 1 run, tucked into the leg side

England 47/2   AN Cook 28* (27b 4x4)
8.1

Mason to Cook, 1 run, round the wicket, nudged wide of mid-on to bring up England's fifty...the rate is good but they have lost two important wickets

8.6

Mason to Cook, no run, defended back to Mason to end his first over

England 51/2   AN Cook 29* (29b 4x4)
9.2

Martin to Cook, 1 run, opens the face and pushes square on the off side, finds the gap between backward point and cover

England 53/2   AN Cook 30* (30b 4x4)
10.1

Mason to Cook, no run, driven firmly to mid-off and Mason slips in his follow through

10.2

Mason to Cook, 1 run, turned from off stump just to the left of mid-on

England 68/2   AN Cook 31* (32b 4x4)
11.2

Martin to Cook, no run, round the wicket, full on off stump and driven up to mid-off

11.3

Martin to Cook, no run, outside off and Cook watches this one go through...England have given themselves some breathing space with this flying start

11.4

Martin to Cook, no run, turned off middle stump into the leg side and picks out midwicket

11.5

Martin to Cook, no run, a crab-like punch down the ground from Cook, rather ugly but quite safe in the end

11.6

Martin to Cook, 1 run, on off stump, Cook uses the angle and rolls his wrists to send the ball down to fine leg

England 75/2   AN Cook 32* (37b 4x4)
12.1

Mason to Cook, no run, half volley outside off but Cook picks out Ross Taylor at cover

12.2

Mason to Cook, no run, turned down to mid-on, a moment of confusion as Cook wants a run but Pietersen doesn't and Cook scampers back

12.3

Mason to Cook, 1 run, slower ball outside off, waited for by Cook and angled down to third man

England 76/2   AN Cook 33* (40b 4x4)
13.2

Oram to Cook, no run, round the wicket, defended into the covers

13.3

Oram to Cook, no run, outside off stump, seams away from Cook who has a prod and nearly gets the edge. Cook turns away in anger at the lose shot

13.4

Oram to Cook, 3 runs, forceful drive through the covers, Taylor gets a hand on it but dives over the ball and Vettori does the retrieving in the deep

England 81/2   AN Cook 36* (43b 4x4)
14.1

Mason to Cook, no run, driven to mid-off as Mason continues round the wicket

14.2

Mason to Cook, FOUR, a touch short from Mason and Cook latches on with a screaming pull shot but is close to picking out Scott Styris at midwicket...was going like a tracer and would have taken some catching

14.3

Mason to Cook, no run, slower ball pushed into the covers

14.4

Mason to Cook, no run, another very slow ball, 64mph, and turned to midwicket

14.5

Mason to Cook, no run, again whipped to midwicket

14.6

Mason to Cook, no run, a forceful punch into midwicket but can't find the gap

England 85/2   AN Cook 40* (49b 5x4)
16.1

Mason to Cook, FOUR, round the wicket, and edged fine, a genuine nick but no second slip to cut that off

16.2

Mason to Cook, 1 run, big appeal, that was going down, and there was an inside-edge as well. Tight lines though

England 90/2   AN Cook 45* (51b 6x4)
17.1

Oram to Cook, no run, round the wicket, defended outside off

17.2

Oram to Cook, 4 byes, inside-edge, and that's given as byes, though there was a monstrous deflection that almost landed in McCullum's right mitt! So nearly a chance

17.3

Oram to Cook, no run, nudged down to third man

17.4

Oram to Cook, no run, good channel outside off stump, left alone

17.5

Oram to Cook, no run, a big stride, into position for the drive, but instead just a measured push to cover

17.6

Oram to Cook, 1 run, wider, and slashed firmly out to deep point

England 96/4   AN Cook 46* (57b 6x4)
18.1

Mason to Cook, 1 run, angled into the pads, clipped out to midwicket

England 97/4   AN Cook 47* (58b 6x4)
19.4

Oram to Cook, no run, outside off, sluggish carry, left alone

19.5

Oram to Cook, no run, pushed down the track to mid-off, and Ross Taylor, with one stump to aim at, had Bopara at his mercy in the followthrough! He missed by a whisker, but Ravi is living dangerously

19.6

Oram to Cook, no run, pushed out to point. Another tight over ticks by

England 100/5   AN Cook 47* (61b 6x4)
20.6

Mason to Cook, 1 run, width outside off, flailed into the covers, but cut off in the deep. Cook at least is looking composed. England need him to go big now, as the final 15 overs get underway

England 106/5   AN Cook 48* (62b 6x4)
21.1

Oram to Cook, 1 run, turned off the toes, down to fine leg

England 107/5   AN Cook 49* (63b 6x4)
22.1

Martin to Cook, no run, back of a length from around the wicket. Cook is looking to tuck that fine, but can't work the gap

22.2

Martin to Cook, 1 run, picks the gap this time, off his toes out to deep midwicket, and that's his half-century - 65 balls and six fours. He's been the anchor, he might need to be the impetus too

England 108/5   AN Cook 50* (65b 6x4)
23.4

Vettori to Cook, no run, cramped for room on the cut, backing away all the time, and so nearly inside-edges onto his stumps. Cunning bowling

23.5

Vettori to Cook, no run, more shovelling into the leg side

23.6

Vettori to Cook, 2 runs, drilled down the ground, not timed, but that's as effective as it currently gets for England. They are in a bit of a pickle

England 112/5   AN Cook 52* (68b 6x4)
24.5

Martin to Cook, 1 run, searching for the yorker, clipped into the deep

England 116/5   AN Cook 53* (69b 6x4)
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