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)

13.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, appeal first up from Oram as Pietersen goes right across his stumps and is taken on the pads, but he is miles down the pitch and there was so much doubt

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

13.5

Oram to Pietersen, no run, flicked into the leg side

13.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump, slightly slower ball, defended to mid-on by a walking Pietersen

England 81/2   JDP Oram 1-0-3-0

15.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, full length, floated onto the spot outside off, met with a powerful straight drive, but well intercepted

15.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, clipped into the leg-side with a whip of the wrists but can'f find the gap

15.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, slightly back of a length, defended

15.4

Oram to Pietersen, no run, attempted yorker, comes out as a low full toss, but Pietersen plays all round it nonetheless and almost misses.

15.5

Oram to Pietersen, no run, outside off, dies as it skids through to the keeper

15.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, squared up with a late-nipping legcutter, well fielded with a tumble at point. That's a good first over back

England 85/2   JDP Oram 2-1-3-0

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   JDP Oram 3-1-4-0

19.1

Oram to Bopara, no run, drawn forward and defended into the covers

19.2

Oram to Bopara, no run, massive appeal, Bopara was just walking across his stumps and that looked plumb to the naked eye. A grazed inside-edge saved him, maybe?

19.3

Oram to Bopara, 1 run, contact this time, as Bopara works to leg to bring up the 100.

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   JDP Oram 4-1-5-0

21.1

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

21.2

Oram to Bopara, no run, wicket-to-wicket delivery, an exaggerated defence in front of off stump

21.3

Oram to Bopara, no run, wider of the crease, looking to angle the ball in, but this one passes harmlessly past off stump

21.4

Oram to Bopara, no run, tighter line again, and defended again

21.5

Oram to Bopara, no run, a fraction back of a length, tucked into the off side and fielded at point

21.6

Oram to Bopara, no run, pushed forward, into the covers, and that's the end of another incredibly tight over

England 107/5   JDP Oram 5-1-6-0

32.1

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, wide of off stump, but clubbed straight to mid-off

32.2

Oram to Sidebottom, 1 run, angled into the pads, tucked to square leg to bring up the 150

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

32.6

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, tight to off stump, angled into the left-hander, defended

England 151/8   JDP Oram 6-1-8-0

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

34.3

Oram to Anderson, 2 runs, banged in a fraction shorter, and How at backward point is briefly in business with a flying attempt that just eludes him

34.4

Oram to Anderson, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, the ball bobbles out to the off side, and for once, that qualifies as good running

34.5

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

34.6

Oram to Anderson, no run, slower ball, defended back down the pitch. That's the end of a superb spell

England 158/9   JDP Oram 7-1-12-0
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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