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)

1.1

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, pitches leg and angles across, tucked to midwicket for a single

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

1.6

Anderson to How, no run, good length and tight line, defended out to point and that's the end of a great first over

New Zealand 7/1   JM Anderson 1-0-1-1

3.1

Anderson to Ryder, no run, drawn forward, defended to cover

3.2

Anderson to Ryder, no run, outside off again, angling across the left-hander, left alone

3.3

Anderson to Ryder, no run, driven firmly to cover, but fielded with ease

3.4

Anderson to Ryder, SIX, that's a brilliant piece of timing, nothing more than a dismissive flick off a good length, but it's carried ten rows back! Ryder has serious power in his strokes ...

3.5

Anderson to Ryder, no run, good response, a little bit quicker and Ryder can't time his second attempt. The ball bobbles into the slips

3.6

Anderson to Ryder, no run, another swish and a miss. The end of a good over with a solitary sizeable blemish

New Zealand 14/1   JM Anderson 2-0-7-1

5.1

Anderson to Ryder, no run, driven firmly into the covers

5.2

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, another thrashed drive, but wide mid-off fields easily enough

5.3

Anderson to How, 1 leg bye, raps the pads from wide of the crease. How was shaping to clip through the leg side. Yelped appeal

5.4

Anderson to Ryder, no run, slower ball, just rolled his fingers at the point of delivery. Scudded through to the keeper

5.5

Anderson to Ryder, FOUR, short and driven backward of point with immense timing, it's a short boundary down there as well

5.6

Anderson to Ryder, no run, good riposte, extra oomph behind the ball, and through to the keeper

New Zealand 26/1   JM Anderson 3-0-12-1

7.1

Anderson to Ryder, no run, square-driven again, Collingwood is being kept busy at point

7.2

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, outside off stump, too wide for Ryder to time his drive properly. Mid-off fields

7.3

Anderson to How, no run, lovely bowling, zipping past an expansive drive

7.4

Anderson to How, no run, angled in from outside off, defended on the back foot. Good bowling

7.5

Anderson to How, 1 leg bye, climbing off a good length, towards the thigh pad. Nudged into space at square leg

7.6

Anderson to Ryder, no run, bouncer, and a good one. Ryder tucks his head inside the line, and that's the end of the over

New Zealand 30/1   JM Anderson 4-0-13-1

9.1

Anderson to How, 1 run, driven into space at extra cover

9.2

Anderson to Ryder, no run, back of a length, defended into the covers. Tight lines once again

9.3

Anderson to Ryder, no run, thrashed into the covers again, but can't beat the infield

9.4

Anderson to Ryder, 1 run, full-length, no room to free the arms, cover picks up a bottom-handed drive

9.5

Anderson to How, no run, excellent line and length in this over so far, defended on off stump

9.6

Anderson to How, 2 runs, streaky shot, that was an lbw candidate as he wafted across the line of a full-length ball. But he got enough bat on it

New Zealand 39/1   JM Anderson 5-0-17-1

11.1

Anderson to Ryder, OUT, the sucker punch ... short, Ryder pulls and it goes straight down the throat of the man out in the deep five yards behind square. Mascarenhas hardly has to move and he turns and shows the ball to spectators who have been giving him some verbals

JD Ryder c Mascarenhas b Anderson 23 (51m 39b 2x4 1x6) SR: 58.97

11.2

Anderson to Styris, no run, slight short outside off, he goes down on his haunches and lets it pass

11.3

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, clipped off his toes to deep backward square leg

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

11.5

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, a tip and run to short extra cover, Taylor is quick and although Shah hits with a diving underarm throw, he's easily home

11.6

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

New Zealand 45/3   JM Anderson 6-0-22-2

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   JM Anderson 7-0-26-2

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   JM Anderson 8-1-26-2

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

35.4

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

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   JM Anderson 9-1-32-2

49.1

Anderson to Hitchcock, 1 run, two big steps and a rasping drive well stopped by extra cover

49.2

Anderson to Martin, 1 run, a swish, more in hope than expectation, a thin edge into the pads and into the on side, had midwicket's throw hit at the non-striker's end then he would have been short, as it was extra cover had to make a good stop to prevent four overthrows

49.3

Anderson to Hitchcock, 1 leg bye, dribbled behind on the off side

49.4

Anderson to Martin, no run, drive of a sort to mid-on, he sets off but is rightly sent back

49.5

Anderson to Martin, 1 run, full toss, gets an inside edge and his scouring of the outfield shows he has no idea where it has gone ... long leg fields

49.6

Anderson to Hitchcock, SIX, a super shot to end the innings, he plants his feet and thumps the ball over the extra-cover boundary

New Zealand 234/9   JM Anderson 10-1-41-2
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Christchurch - Feb 23, 2008
New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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Match tied
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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
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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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