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)

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   CS Martin 1-0-5-0

3.1

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, round the wicket, cramps Mustard for room and he turns into the leg side gap between mid-on and square leg

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

3.6

Martin to Mustard, no run, shovelled towards square leg by Mustard but can't find the gap

England 21/0   CS Martin 2-0-8-0

5.1

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, goes for a heave through the leg side, gets an inside edge into his pads which bobbles towards the slips

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

5.3

Martin to Mustard, SIX, dragged in short from Martin and Mustard is quickly onto the pull, dispatching it handsomely over deep square-leg and into the lap of a supporter on the grass bank

5.4

Martin to Mustard, OUT, gone! There's the breakthrough for New Zealand as Mustard drives to drive but doesn't commit himself to going over the top. Daniel Vettori plucks out a neat, low catch at mid-off to end a rapid, but brief, opening stand.

P Mustard c Vettori b Martin 13 (23m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 162.50

5.5

Martin to Bell, OUT, well, well, it's all happened here! Two wickets in two balls as Brendon McCullum pulls off a blinding catch...Ian Bell shaped to leave his first ball, but as he withdrew his bat it caught the toe end and flew to the right of McCullum. The keeper flung himself to his right and brings off a blinder in front of first slip and sets off in celebration

IR Bell c †McCullum b Martin 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.6

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, full and driven into the covers, the shy hits the non-striker's stumps and they get an overthrow

England 42/2   CS Martin 3-0-17-2

7.1

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

7.2

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, a sharp short ball nearly does the trick for Martin as Pietersen is surprised and is cramped on his pull. It evades short midwicket and square leg to bring Pietersen a streaky couple

7.3

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

7.4

Martin to Pietersen, no run, punched firmly down the pitch, past the on side of the stumps to mid-on

7.5

Martin to Pietersen, no run, keeping the ball pitched up, driven to mid-off

7.6

Martin to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump, Pietersen steps across and defends

England 49/2   CS Martin 4-0-20-2

9.1

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, driven crisply back to Martin who gets a hand on it in his follow through but allows a single when he doesn't collect cleanly

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

9.3

Martin to Pietersen, SIX, a top edge from Pietersen as another bouncer from Martin causes problems and it just evades fine leg to land in the grass bank...more luck than judgement there

9.4

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, class shot, half volley outside off stump which Pietersen places between cover and mid-off

9.5

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, and another...Pietersen rattling along here as he goes straight down the ground on this occasion and mid-off is too wide to do anything about it

9.6

Martin to Pietersen, no run, outside off, seams back into Pietersen but it's a comfortable leave

England 67/2   CS Martin 5-0-36-2

11.1

Martin to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, Pietersen strides down and across the pitch, taken on the pad and the ball rolls into the leg side

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   CS Martin 6-0-37-2

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

22.3

Martin to Bopara, no run, bouncer, and an effective one too. Bopara swings airily, but no contact

22.4

Martin to Bopara, no run, full length, searching for the yorker, and driven up to mid-off

22.5

Martin to Bopara, no run, tip-and-run into the off side, a loud cry of "no, no, no!" as Styris shies at the non-striker's end

22.6

Martin to Bopara, 1 run, just enough width to flick a single down to third man. Slim pickings for England at the mo

England 109/5   CS Martin 7-0-39-2

24.1

Martin to Bopara, 2 runs, slower ball, Bopara is early on the drive, and works it away through the gap at midwicket

24.2

Martin to Bopara, no run, outside off stump, extra kick off a good length, and played back down the track

24.3

Martin to Bopara, no run, outside off, clobbered hard off the back foot, but straight to short cover

24.4

Martin to Bopara, 1 run, a thick outside-edge, but a deliberate one. Third man fields on one knee

24.5

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

24.6

Martin to Bopara, 1 run, hustled for pace, a bit of a baseball slug into the off-side, and a quick single to complete the over

England 117/5   CS Martin 8-0-44-2
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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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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