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)

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

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   LJ Wright 1-0-2-0

32.1

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

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

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   LJ Wright 2-0-8-0

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

34.3

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

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   LJ Wright 3-0-14-0

36.1

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

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

36.5

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

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   LJ Wright 4-0-22-0
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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