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)

29.4

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, full, Vettori plays a half volley to mid-on

29.5

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outside off, angled across

29.6

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, dropped ... checked drive clips the fingers of the outstretched hands of Anderson and it carries on for four

New Zealand 99/6   DL Vettori 4* (3b 1x4)

30.6

Wright to Vettori, 1 run, short, and pulled flat behind square, where Anderson fields well on the slide at fine leg. Not a bad first over

New Zealand 101/6   DL Vettori 5* (4b 1x4)

31.1

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, short, and clobbered through midwicket. Top biffing

31.2

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, slower ball, clipped - in the air - huge shouts of "caaaaaatch" from Mustard but it lands just short

31.3

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, "that's good, Colly, that's good ..." and it is

31.4

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, hint of width, Vettori misses an attempted glide to third man

31.5

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, the same again, a dab and a miss. Good take by Mustard

31.6

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, tucked to midwicket

New Zealand 105/6   DL Vettori 9* (10b 2x4)

32.2

Wright to Vettori, no run, more white noise from Mustard, to another nondescript delivery

32.3

Wright to Vettori, 1 run, wide, and dabbed down to third man, good contact this time

New Zealand 107/6   DL Vettori 10* (12b 2x4)

33.1

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, slower ball, emerges as a rank full toss, and it's merely placed down the ground through long-off

33.2

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, much better slower ball, a genuine offcutter this time, and third man tidies up

33.4

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, slightly back of a length, nurdled to third man

33.6

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, full-length outswinger to the left-hander, Vettori watches it onto the middle of his bat, and that's a useful over of accumulation

New Zealand 120/6   DL Vettori 17* (16b 3x4)

34.1

Wright to Vettori, 2 runs, another slower ball, clipped behind square

34.2

Wright to Vettori, 1 run, pushed firmly into the deep cover region, useful stand now forming

34.5

Wright to Vettori, no run, tucked off the hip, straight to midwicket

34.6

Wright to Vettori, no run, defended out to point, a bit of a scramble for the non-striker, who'd backed up too far, but he's safe

New Zealand 126/6   DL Vettori 20* (20b 3x4)

35.4

Anderson to Vettori, 1 run, shorter, and half-pulled into space at midwicket

New Zealand 132/6   DL Vettori 21* (21b 3x4)

36.1

Wright to Vettori, 1 run, calm push into the gap at midwicket

36.5

Wright to Vettori, 1 run, driven into the covers again

New Zealand 139/6   DL Vettori 23* (23b 3x4)

37.4

Collingwood to Vettori, 2 runs, turned fine, looking for two and getting them

37.5

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, straying onto leg stump, turned backward of square

New Zealand 144/6   DL Vettori 26* (25b 3x4)

38.3

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, if he'd hit, that was curtains. Pushed straight to Wright at mid-off, who misses with an underarm shy ... close

38.6

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, another measured push to long-off. Tight over

New Zealand 149/6   DL Vettori 28* (27b 3x4)

39.1

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outswinger, beats an attempted steer, well taken by Mustard

39.2

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, open-faced glide to third man. New Zealand are happy to deal in singles for the moment

39.4

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, driven in the air, but not dangerously so. Picked up at deep cover

New Zealand 152/6   DL Vettori 30* (30b 3x4)

40.2

Mascarenhas to Vettori, SIX, swung over wide midwicket, he stepped to leg and gave himself room to heave that

40.3

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, once more he steps to leg but this time the bowler fires one in outside off, vettori jabs down and squeezes the ball to third man, good adjustment

40.5

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, half volley cracked to long-off

New Zealand 163/6   DL Vettori 38* (33b 3x4 1x6)

41.2

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, he steps to leg and heaves inches past the outstretched hand of mid-on who is at full stretch

41.3

Collingwood to Vettori, OUT, as he now does every ball, Vettori steps to the leg and gives himself room, but this time he pulls the ball straight to Shah at deep midwicket

DL Vettori c Shah b Collingwood 42 (48m 35b 4x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

New Zealand 169/7   DL Vettori 42 (35b 4x4 1x6)
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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