England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v England

England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)

41.4

Collingwood to Mills, no run, a big step forward and blocked

41.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, steered to point

41.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, very watchful start by Mills, patted into the off side

New Zealand 169/7   KD Mills 0* (3b)

42.2

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, deliberately run down to third man to get Oram back on strike

42.4

Mascarenhas to Mills, no run, very correct and tight forward defensive shot

42.5

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, tip and run into the off side, hesitation between the two and the throw is not good enough or fast enough. Even if he had hit directly Oram would have made it

New Zealand 174/7   KD Mills 2* (6b)

43.3

Collingwood to Mills, 2 runs, hit high and straight, but too much elevation and it plugs as it hits the turf ten yards in from the boundary ... quite safe as the straight fielders were both in on the single

43.4

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, straight drive skews off an inside edge to long leg

New Zealand 179/7   KD Mills 5* (8b)

44.2

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, slashed drive to deep cover, a safe shot and he hit that well

44.5

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, pushed to leg

New Zealand 195/7   KD Mills 7* (10b)

45.2

Broad to Mills, 1 run, slower ball - 73mph - driven through backward point's dive ... he half stopped in fairness to him

45.5

Broad to Mills, OUT, short, Mills takes the bait and hooks, gets a big top edge and Cook comes in from the deep-midwicket boundary and has to make a late adjustment and dive forward to hold the ball inches above the turf. In this breeze that must have been swirling around and he did well

KD Mills c Cook b Broad 8 (20m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 199/8   KD Mills 8 (12b)
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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Photos

Feb 15, 2008

A rainbow frames Eden Park, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 15, 2008

A rainbow frames Eden Park

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Feb 15, 2008

Ian Bell pushes off the back foot, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 15, 2008

Ian Bell pushes off the back foot

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