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)

1.3

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

England 7/0   AN Cook 7* (8b 1x4)   CS Martin 0.3-0-4-0

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

England 14/0   AN Cook 14* (13b 2x4)   KD Mills 1.2-0-9-0

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

England 18/0   AN Cook 18* (16b 3x4)   KD Mills 1.5-0-13-0

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

England 25/0   AN Cook 23* (23b 4x4)   KD Mills 2.2-0-17-0

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

England 30/0   P Mustard 5* (4b 1x4)   KD Mills 2.4-0-22-0

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   KP Pietersen 5* (7b 1x4)   KD Mills 4-0-29-0

9.4

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

England 63/2   KP Pietersen 19* (19b 2x4 1x6)   CS Martin 4.4-0-32-2

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

England 67/2   KP Pietersen 23* (20b 3x4 1x6)   CS Martin 4.5-0-36-2

10.3

Mason to Pietersen, FOUR, perfect straight drive from Pietersen, too full and the shot gave mid-on no chance even though he got a finger on it

England 72/2   KP Pietersen 27* (22b 4x4 1x6)   MJ Mason 1.3-0-7-0

14.2

Mason to Cook, FOUR, a touch short from Mason and Cook latches on with a screaming pull shot but is close to picking out Scott Styris at midwicket...was going like a tracer and would have taken some catching

England 85/2   AN Cook 40* (45b 5x4)   MJ Mason 3.2-0-14-0

16.1

Mason to Cook, FOUR, round the wicket, and edged fine, a genuine nick but no second slip to cut that off

England 89/2   AN Cook 44* (50b 6x4)   MJ Mason 4.1-0-18-0

20.3

Mason to Bopara, FOUR, driven airborne, but square - he was aiming straighter, but hit the gap in front of point. Not entirely convincing but England will take it

England 104/5   RS Bopara 6* (8b 1x4)   MJ Mason 6.3-0-27-2

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

England 121/5   RS Bopara 17* (28b 2x4)   DL Vettori 1.1-0-7-0

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

England 136/7   SCJ Broad 7* (8b 1x4)   DL Vettori 3.4-0-13-1

30.1

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

England 141/7   SCJ Broad 12* (11b 2x4)   KD Mills 5.1-0-38-0
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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