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

0.6

Mills to Mustard, no run, another cracking ball from Mills, full inswinging yorker which Mustard jabs down it and loses his footing...top start from Mills

England 3/0   KD Mills 1-0-3-0
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   KD Mills 2-0-13-0
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

4.4

Mills to Mustard, FOUR, now Mustard joins the party with a lofted drive over the covers, it nearly carries all the way but drops just inside the rope...positive start from England

4.5

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and flicked with excellent timing into the leg side, goes one bounce to Peter Fulton at deep square-leg...Mustard almost hit that too well

4.6

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

England 33/0   KD Mills 3-0-25-0
6.1

Mills to Pietersen, no run, full and straight, Pietersen loses control of the bat as he turns into the leg side

6.2

Mills to Pietersen, no run, angling in towards the stumps, Pietersen gets into a bit of a tangle and there's half an appeal but it was going down leg

6.3

Mills to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump, left alone and shapes away as it goes past Pietersen

6.4

Mills to Pietersen, no run, advances down the pitch but is again taken on the pad as he tries to work into the leg side

6.5

Mills to Pietersen, no run, full on the stumps, defended firmly to mid-on

6.6

Mills to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely on-drive from Pietersen as Mills overpitches on the stumps and it is effortlessly placed past the stumps

England 46/2   KD Mills 4-0-29-0
28.1

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, width, and swished into the deep with a conductor's flick of the wrists

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

28.4

Mills to Bopara, no run, worked back up the pitch to the bowler

28.5

Mills to Bopara, 1 run, tidy flick into the leg-side, picked up at midwicket

28.6

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

England 131/7   KD Mills 5-0-34-0
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

30.5

Mills to Bopara, OUT, full toss, and a sad end to a rather sad innings. It was waist-height and he could have put that anywhere, but instead he found Jesse Ryder lurking at deep midwicket. It's been another difficult day at the office for Bopara

RS Bopara c Ryder b Mills 23 (51m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.76

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   KD Mills 6-0-45-1
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