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)

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

21.3

Collingwood to Fulton, no run, patted back to the bowler

21.4

Collingwood to Fulton, no run, stands tall and pushed to cover

21.5

Collingwood to Fulton, no run, cuts, misses, and Mustard, standing up, takes and yelps in frustration as the ball sneaks past the edge

21.6

Collingwood to Fulton, OUT, straight through a large gap between bat and pad - his footwork has been minimal throughout - and the off stump is sent flying

PG Fulton b Collingwood 4 (30m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.00

New Zealand 64/5   PD Collingwood 1-0-1-1

27.1

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

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

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   PD Collingwood 2-0-4-1

29.1

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, pushed to leg

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

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   PD Collingwood 3-0-9-2

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   PD Collingwood 4-0-13-2

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

33.3

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

33.4

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

33.5

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

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   PD Collingwood 5-0-22-2

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

37.4

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

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   PD Collingwood 6-0-27-2

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

39.3

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

39.4

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

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   PD Collingwood 7-0-31-2

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

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

41.4

Collingwood to Mills, no run, a big step forward and blocked

41.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, steered to point

41.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, very watchful start by Mills, patted into the off side

New Zealand 169/7   PD Collingwood 8-0-36-3

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

43.3

Collingwood to Mills, 2 runs, hit high and straight, but too much elevation and it plugs as it hits the turf ten yards in from the boundary ... quite safe as the straight fielders were both in on the single

43.4

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, straight drive skews off an inside edge to long leg

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   PD Collingwood 9-0-43-3
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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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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