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)

0.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, full length, outside off stump, fizzes through to the keeper

0.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, FOUR, streaky, but safe in the end. McCullum comes forward in a checked drive that loops over the bowler's head and all the way to the fence. A fraction early on the stroke, but well timed all the same

New Zealand 6/0   BB McCullum 4* (2b 1x4)

1.2

Anderson to McCullum, no run, perfect line and length, and from 16000 miles away I swear there was a nick. But closer to the action, no-one is moved, and a dot-ball ensues

1.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, outside off, back of a length, defended into the covers

1.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, banged in, good short ball and the perfect response as McCullum hurtles down the track in premeditated fashion.

1.5

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, massive breakthrough and that's good aggression from Anderson. Another short ball, angling in and cramping McCullum as he attempted to cut his way out of trouble. Alastair Cook at slip claims a simple looped chance. England are up and running

BB McCullum c Cook b Anderson 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 7/1   BB McCullum 4 (6b 1x4)
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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