England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 2nd ODI

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) (D/L method)

27.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, forward and across to defend stoutly in front of off

27.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, defended stoutly in front of off stump

England 126/7   SCJ Broad 0* (2b)

28.2

Mills to Broad, no run, angled across the left-hander, outside off, defended off the back foot, to short cover

28.3

Mills to Broad, 3 runs, stands tall and drives elegantly down the ground. It is pulled up just inside the rope, but that was a confident strike

28.6

Mills to Broad, no run, drilled down to mid-off, off the back foot. Another over goes by

England 131/7   SCJ Broad 3* (5b)

29.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, massive appeal for caught-behind from McCullum, but no-one else is interested. That was the arm ball, so maybe he was just pleased to have read it

29.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, defended outside off

29.4

Vettori to Broad, FOUR, down on one knee, and that's an exquisite sweep, timed to perfection, and straight into the gap at backward square

29.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed into the covers, Bopara is itching for another suicidal run but this time he's sent back

29.6

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, clipped out to midwicket, and England have six overs left to set a target

England 137/7   SCJ Broad 8* (10b 1x4)

30.1

Mills to Broad, FOUR, short and misdirected, and Broad picks off another valuable boundary, just a steer down the leg-side

30.2

Mills to Broad, no run, swished into the covers off the back foot, but well gathered at mid-off

30.3

Mills to Broad, no run, fielded at mid-on this time

30.4

Mills to Broad, 1 run, tip-and-run into the leg-side

30.6

Mills to Broad, SIX, short, and dispatched over square leg, cracking strike! That clears the rope by a distance, and taken comfortably by a man in the crowd with a ticket in his mouth ...

England 148/8   SCJ Broad 19* (15b 2x4 1x6)

31.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed forward and picked up at short cover

31.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, no width to work with, Vettori fields in his followthrough

31.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, wider this time, but the perfect length. Steered to mid-on

31.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, big stride, but nothing doing there either

England 149/8   SCJ Broad 19* (19b 2x4 1x6)

32.3

Oram to Broad, no run, aiming for the yorker, ends up as a low full-toss, but it's a dot ball either way

32.4

Oram to Broad, no run, Oram is as metronomic as he was in his first spell. Cover intercepts again

32.5

Oram to Broad, 1 run, a smidgeon of width, and third man fields

England 151/8   SCJ Broad 20* (22b 2x4 1x6)

33.1

Vettori to Broad, no run, down the track with good intent, but Vettori drops short and Broad can only steer to short cover

33.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, beaten outside off stump, McCullum whips his bails off for good measure

33.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, nudged to cover

33.4

Vettori to Broad, OUT, more comedy running, and there's the hat-trick of run-outs. It was almost a lobbed catch to Scott Styris at short third man, but instead it was a simple pot-shot, who hit the stumps from the edge of the ring. Woeful, I'm afraid

RJ Sidebottom run out 2 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

33.6

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, another over ticks by, and England's abject innings is nearing completion

England 153/9   SCJ Broad 21* (27b 2x4 1x6)

34.1

Oram to Broad, no run, driven into the covers

34.2

Oram to Broad, 1 run, inside-edge on the drive, and picked up at midwicket

34.5

Oram to Broad, 1 run, aiming for the leg-stump yorker, well dug out and drilled to long-on

England 158/9   SCJ Broad 23* (30b 2x4 1x6)

35.1

Vettori to Broad, OUT, a bit of width, a bigger hoon into the deep, and Mills at extra cover makes good ground to his left to cling onto a fine diving catch

SCJ Broad c Mills b Vettori 23 (33m 31b 2x4 1x6) SR: 74.19

England 158/10   SCJ Broad 23 (31b 2x4 1x6)
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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Feb 12, 2008

The scoreboard tells the story as New Zealand trounce England by 10 wickets, New Zealand v England, 2nd ODI, Hamilton, February 12, 2008

The scoreboard tells the story as New Zealand trounce England by 10 wickets

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Feb 12, 2008

Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder take a breather during their rollicking partnership, New Zealand v England, 2nd ODI, Hamilton, February 12, 2008

Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder take a breather during their rollicking partnership

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