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)

22.2

Broad to Oram, no run, firm push to point

22.3

Broad to Oram, no run, languid push from a length to deepish mid-off

22.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, the previous ball was a sighter ... Oram saw he was deep and took the pace of pretty much the same shot and called for the single. Mascarenhas picked up and threw but Oram was always home

New Zealand 66/5   JDP Oram 1* (3b)

23.1

Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR, stands tall and plays a very loose back-foot drive with no footwork, gets a thin inside edge and Mustard has no chance

23.2

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, pushed on the walk to extra cover

23.3

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, marooned in the crease, he shuffles to the off and is hit right in front ... Sidebottom roars a confident appeal but the umpire is having none of it

23.4

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, back and turned to leg, again no footwork

23.5

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, pushed back to Sidebottom who shapes to hurl the ball back at the batsman but fumbles it and has to make do with a scowl

23.6

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, outside off and defended, Sidebottom, clearly livid at the earlier decision, stands muttering to nobody in particular

New Zealand 70/5   JDP Oram 5* (9b 1x4)

24.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, straight, angled across and Mustard takes

24.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to mid-off

24.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to the right of Broad, he dives and makes a good stop, again the ball bounced kindly into his hands

24.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, very solid forward defensive push to cover

New Zealand 71/5   JDP Oram 5* (13b 1x4)

25.2

Broad to Oram, no run, he pushes from the crease and gets a thick edge which dribbles to point

25.3

Broad to Oram, no run, firm checked drive, short extra cover slides in on his knees to prevent the run

25.4

Broad to Oram, no run, short, he sways back out of the way, pivoting from the knees

25.5

Broad to Oram, no run, good shorter ball, chest high and Oram has to hurry as he goes back but he gets over the ball, dropping it safely at his feet

25.6

Broad to Oram, no run, half forward, he drives to mid-off

New Zealand 72/5   JDP Oram 5* (18b 1x4)

26.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, driven to Anderson who has retreated to long-off

New Zealand 76/5   JDP Oram 6* (19b 1x4)

27.1

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, worked into space on the off side

27.5

Collingwood to Oram, no run, firm clip round his leading leg to mid-on

27.6

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, plays to the same man, Sidebottom slightly slow to react and that allows the single

New Zealand 85/5   JDP Oram 8* (22b 1x4)

28.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to mid-off who is in quickly

28.2

Mascarenhas to Oram, SIX, Oram gets into the mood with a well-timed straight drive over long-on. Effortless and sweet

28.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, from brutal to delicate, he opens the face and runs it to third man

28.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, driven to long-on where Broad fields

New Zealand 94/5   JDP Oram 16* (26b 1x4 1x6)

29.1

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, pushed to leg

New Zealand 95/5   JDP Oram 17* (27b 1x4 1x6)

30.1

Wright to Oram, no run, tidy line and length to start, bustles through to the keeper

30.2

Wright to Oram, no run, tight line, and beats Oram's wafted pull

30.3

Wright to Oram, no run, driven into the covers

30.4

Wright to Oram, no run, good bowling from Wright, pitches middle, angling towards off, defended to raucous acclaim from Mustard behind the stumps

30.5

Wright to Oram, 1 run, chipped in the air through midwicket, but safe

New Zealand 100/6   JDP Oram 18* (32b 1x4 1x6)

32.1

Wright to Oram, 1 run, stands tall and drives back down the ground, but with no great timing

32.4

Wright to Oram, no run, width again, and driven out to point

32.5

Wright to Oram, no run, firm push back to the bowler, who parries in his followthrough and Bell at mid-on tidies up

32.6

Wright to Oram, FOUR, a fraction too much width, and that's flashed hard up and over backward point

New Zealand 111/6   JDP Oram 23* (36b 2x4 1x6)

33.3

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, another offcutter, and a hopeless misfield at point by Bell gifts an extra run

33.5

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, driven, in the air, to mid-off

New Zealand 119/6   JDP Oram 25* (38b 2x4 1x6)

34.3

Wright to Oram, 2 runs, lovely firm strike, as straight as can possibly be, but Broad fields superbly at full-stretch on the boundary's edge

34.4

Wright to Oram, 1 run, driven again, through mid-on this time, and Broad fields with less drama

New Zealand 126/6   JDP Oram 28* (40b 2x4 1x6)

35.1

Anderson to Oram, no run, good length to start things off. Defended to point

35.2

Anderson to Oram, FOUR, leg-stump half-volley, and that's sweetly threaded through midwicket. Lovely timing

35.3

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, back outside off stump, and nudged down to the boundary's edge at third man

35.5

Anderson to Oram, no run, yorker, and a good one, swinging from middle to off stump, and pushed back to the bowler

35.6

Anderson to Oram, no run, wider outside off, angling away, Vettori attempts to run it past third man but point intercepts

New Zealand 132/6   JDP Oram 33* (45b 3x4 1x6)

36.2

Wright to Oram, FOUR, an energetic thump over cover. Shouts of "catch" but never close to a fielder. Good strike

36.3

Wright to Oram, no run, back on a tidy line and length, defended

36.4

Wright to Oram, 1 run, thumped through the covers again, but Mascarenhas has dropped back and cuts off the boundary

36.6

Wright to Oram, 1 run, a hint of width to work with, and that's under-edged to third man, where Sidebottom sweeps round to field

New Zealand 140/6   JDP Oram 39* (49b 4x4 1x6)

37.1

Collingwood to Oram, no run, full-length outswinger, pushed to cover

37.2

Collingwood to Oram, no run, wide of off stump, steered with an open face to gully

37.3

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, nudged off middle stump to midwicket

37.6

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, full length, looping onto the pads, and clipped to midwicket to bring up the fifty partnership

New Zealand 145/6   JDP Oram 41* (53b 4x4 1x6)

38.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, open-faced glide to point

38.2

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, a measured push down to long-off, no fireworks just yet ...

38.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, clipped to midwicket

38.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, floated into the blockhole, dug out down to long-off

New Zealand 148/6   JDP Oram 43* (57b 4x4 1x6)

39.3

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, offcutter, tucked to midwicket

39.5

Collingwood to Oram, no run, yorker, and a good one. Hastily dug out

39.6

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, low full toss, chip-driven to mid-on

New Zealand 153/6   JDP Oram 45* (60b 4x4 1x6)

40.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, yorker, dug out into the off side

40.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, firm drive straight down the ground, between the men in the deep and that allows them a second

40.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, full toss thumped to bell at wide midwicket, they run the single to bell whose throw is fired in at Mustard's feet and it thwacks Vettori as he runs past the stumps

New Zealand 164/6   JDP Oram 48* (63b 4x4 1x6)

41.1

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, full at 76mph, turned to midwicket where there is now a large gap with the man out in the deep

New Zealand 165/6   JDP Oram 49* (64b 4x4 1x6)

42.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, full, driven to long on, to bring up his fifty ... the ninth time he has passed that score in an ODI.

42.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 wide, very wide and very full, a really good take by Mustard as it bounced on the edge of the crease and a foot in front of him

42.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, clipped to long-off

42.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, square drive to Shah at deep cover

New Zealand 175/7   JDP Oram 52* (67b 4x4 1x6)

43.1

Collingwood to Oram, no run, full toss smacked back to Collingwood who dives to his right to make a really sharp stop. It hurt him for sure and he holds his knee and grimaces ...

43.2

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, driven on the half volley to long-on

43.5

Collingwood to Oram, 2 runs, textbook straight drive all along the ground, Anderson slides and stops from long-off

43.6

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, wristy swish off his pads to deep midwicket

New Zealand 182/7   JDP Oram 56* (71b 4x4 1x6)

44.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, wide, driven to Pietersen at extra cover who fumbles

44.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, (no ball) 2 runs, wide and full, driven to wide long-on and a no-ball to add to Mascarenhas' woes. he has caught well but this is not his day, and now he has a free hit off him

44.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, SIX, what a shot! Mascarenhas went wide and full, and Oram squeezed the ball over cover for six ... a long way back and a stroke of real class

44.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, cut hard to deep cover, he middled that

44.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, hammered off the back foot to long-on

New Zealand 196/7   JDP Oram 67* (76b 4x4 2x6)

45.1

Broad to Oram, 1 run, pushed with an open face into the off side

45.3

Broad to Oram, no run, half volley driven to extra cover but he was not able to place it

45.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, early on the pull as Broad drops to 74mph, and the ball dribbles to the right of midwicket

45.6

Broad to Oram, 1 run, turned off his pads to long leg to keep the strike

New Zealand 200/8   JDP Oram 70* (80b 4x4 2x6)

46.1

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, dug out to cover for a strolled single

46.3

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, yorker, driven hard into the ground, Sidebottom jabs out his left hand and it sticks

46.4

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, low full toss driven to long-on

New Zealand 203/8   JDP Oram 72* (83b 4x4 2x6)

47.1

Broad to Oram, 1 run, low full toss, he opens the face and pushes to deep cover

47.4

Broad to Oram, SIX, short and a top-edge hook carries with the wind for six ... the man behind square was in so he was left vainly searching the skies over his shoulder as he turned to try to catch it

47.5

Broad to Oram, SIX, fuller and heaved over midwicket into the stands, two in two

47.6

Broad to Oram, 1 run, wider and fuller, Oram settles for the steer to deep cover to keep the strike

New Zealand 218/8   JDP Oram 86* (87b 4x4 4x6)

48.1

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, inswinging full toss thumped to long-on

48.3

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, good length, Oram swings but takes pitch and ball together and that takes the power out of the shot ... a single to long-on

48.5

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 no ball, Oram gives him the charge and gets thwacked by a waist-high full toss

48.5

Sidebottom to Oram, OUT, another full toss, Oram thumps that over Bell at wide mid-on, it seems for all the world to be falling beyond him but he turns, runs and dives full length to take a brilliant catch as the ball drops over his shoulder

JDP Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 88 (118m 91b 4x4 4x6) SR: 96.70

New Zealand 223/9   JDP Oram 88 (91b 4x4 4x6)
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 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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