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)

23.1

Vettori to Bopara, no run, looped onto a wonderful line and length, hurried defensive prod

23.2

Vettori to Bopara, no run, drifts onto leg stump, nurdled away

23.3

Vettori to Bopara, 1 run, clipped hard to Jeetan Patel at midwicket, who fumbles momentarily, but still has time to wing in a shy at the non-striker's end. Had it hit, Bopara would have been out. Again.

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   DL Vettori 1-0-3-0

25.1

Vettori to Bopara, FOUR, well bowled again, but just a smidgeon of width is enough for Bopara to get his late cut away. Good batting

25.2

Vettori to Bopara, no run, turned into the leg-side, but no run

25.3

Vettori to Bopara, no run, driven back to the bowler

25.4

Vettori to Bopara, no run, pushed into the covers

25.5

Vettori to Bopara, OUT, abysmal running, and Cook is sold hopelessly down the river. A tame push into the covers, an instant and suicidal call, and McCullum doesn't even have to hustle up to the stumps to complete the run-out.

AN Cook run out 53 (114m 69b 6x4 0x6) SR: 76.81

25.6

Vettori to Swann, no run, outside off stump, cut away

England 121/6   DL Vettori 2-0-7-0

27.1

Vettori to Swann, no run, swatted down the ground, but doesn't quite carry to mid-off

27.2

Vettori to Swann, 1 wide, attempted clip off the toes, but no contact

27.2

Vettori to Swann, no run, exaggerated, smothering, forward defence

27.3

Vettori to Swann, no run, massive appeal, but that sounded like bat and pad together. Fairly adjacent though

27.4

Vettori to Swann, OUT, quicker, wider, and a slashing cut flies straight to McCullum! There goes another

GP Swann c †McCullum b Vettori 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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   DL Vettori 3-0-8-1

29.1

Vettori to Bopara, 1 run, driven into the gap in the covers, just beats the diving short cover

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   DL Vettori 4-0-14-1

31.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, drawn forward, defended

31.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, 1 run, punched into the on-side

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   DL Vettori 5-0-15-1

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

33.5

Vettori to Anderson, 1 bye, deflection off the gloves gives away a valuable single

33.6

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

England 153/9   DL Vettori 6-0-16-1

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   DL Vettori 6.1-0-16-2
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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