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)

10.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, outside off, cutting back in slightly but wide enough for him to leave with ease

10.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, straighter and very carefully watched and blocked

New Zealand 40/2   LRPL Taylor 0* (2b)

11.4

Anderson to Taylor, 3 runs, little more than a firm push between the bowler and mid-on, well timed and it goes almost all the way to the rope

11.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, solid block to a straight one

New Zealand 45/3   LRPL Taylor 3* (4b)

13.1

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, cut from close to the body, it goes at catchable height inches to the left of Cook in the gully

13.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, blocked with a shuffle

13.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, pushed square on the off side with a very open face

13.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, good length outside off, no shot

13.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, caution as they look to rebuild, no shot to a widish one

13.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, shoulders arms again

New Zealand 49/3   LRPL Taylor 7* (10b 1x4)

14.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, Broad swinging the ball in, Taylor well forward, bat and pad as one, pushed into the off side

14.3

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, eased off his pads to deep midwicket, not quite timed and deep square leg able to cut it off without too much haste

14.4

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, placed to the right of mid-off and as the fielder has to tumble to stop it, there's an easy single

New Zealand 53/3   LRPL Taylor 10* (13b 1x4)

15.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, patted into the off side

15.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, a rich cover drive off one knee, it looked superb but had no timing and extra cover's hands are not exactly stung by the power

15.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, a more low-key pat to cover

15.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, back onto his stumps and pushed to midwicket

15.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, fractionally short, cut to Collingwood at backward point

15.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, pushed to cover to complete a maiden from Broad

New Zealand 53/4   LRPL Taylor 10* (19b 1x4)

18.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, flicked into the leg side

18.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, dribbled into the off side

18.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, paddled into the leg side, placed into space

New Zealand 59/4   LRPL Taylor 12* (22b 1x4)

19.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, he shuffles to the off and defends to leg

19.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, patted into the leg side

19.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, clipped into the deep out in the midwicket region, Taylor wanted to come back for what would have been a risky third but Fulton was having none of it

19.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, a thick edge to backward point

19.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, turned to leg, as his natural shuffle to the off means he will always favour, Fulton has to hurl himself full length to beat a shy at the stumps which in the event misses by a long way

New Zealand 62/4   LRPL Taylor 15* (27b 1x4)

20.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, bang on the button again, defended

20.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg - 84mph

New Zealand 63/4   LRPL Taylor 16* (29b 1x4)

21.1

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, good start from the skipper, pushed to leg

21.2

Collingwood to Taylor, 1 run, short and Taylor quick to spot that, he pulls high over midwicket but Broad in the deep fields on the sliding run helped by a kind bounce

New Zealand 64/4   LRPL Taylor 17* (31b 1x4)

22.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, drifts to leg and helped round the corner

22.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, midwicket fields a ball which has little pace

22.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, short and outside off at 82mph, Taylor thinks about the pull but whips his bat out of the way as the ball climbs on him

New Zealand 66/5   LRPL Taylor 18* (34b 1x4)

24.1

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, a gentle 67mph loosener flicked to midwicket

24.2

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, angled in, dropped into the leg side and a scurried single

New Zealand 71/5   LRPL Taylor 19* (36b 1x4)

25.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, worked into the leg side

New Zealand 72/5   LRPL Taylor 20* (37b 1x4)

26.1

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, forward and pushed back to the bowler

26.2

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, straight and defended

26.3

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 2 runs, poor fielding, Broad too deep and that allows the single, and then he throws at the stumps with the batsman well home, and the deflection allows an overthrow

26.4

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to Anderson at mid-on, he is in quickly and his underarm throw just misses ... that would have been close but Taylor would have made it

26.6

Mascarenhas to Taylor, SIX, the storm after the lull ... down on one knee and sweep-pulled ten rows back into banks of empty blue seats. A lovely shot but where on earth did the aggression come from!

New Zealand 82/5   LRPL Taylor 29* (42b 1x4 1x6)

27.2

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, straight and defended. "Oh yes, Colly," comes from behind the stumps

27.3

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, Taylor back in his shell after that big blow

27.4

Collingwood to Taylor, 1 run, tip and run to Anderson at mid-on who drops to his knees but doesn't bother throwing at the stumps

New Zealand 84/5   LRPL Taylor 30* (45b 1x4 1x6)

28.4

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, mid-on fields, and as we suspected he has come in a yard or so an

28.5

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, into the off side, Oram starts, stops and then starts again, Wright throws at the bowler's end and just misses ... he would have been OK

New Zealand 93/5   LRPL Taylor 31* (47b 1x4 1x6)

29.2

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, pulled just in front of midwicket whose dive is in vain

29.3

Collingwood to Taylor, OUT, oh dear ... salt in the wound. First the six is discounted and three balls later Taylor misses a straight one and is given lbw. He was a long way forward but it wasn't high. In normal circumstances that would be okay, but given what has already happened this over, it's bound to be a discussion point ...

LRPL Taylor lbw b Collingwood 31 (84m 49b 1x4 1x6) SR: 63.26

New Zealand 95/6   LRPL Taylor 31 (49b 1x4 1x6)
Series Results
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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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 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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