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)

0.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 wide, misdirected, no swing first-up, and that zips down leg

0.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, outside off, and nips off the seam. Left alone

0.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, angled down the leg side again, and flicked to midwicket

0.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, full length, outside off, driven to point with an open face

0.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, a slashing square drive, straight to third man who fields on one knee. The first attacking shot of the day

0.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, full length, outside off stump, fizzes through to the keeper

0.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, FOUR, streaky, but safe in the end. McCullum comes forward in a checked drive that loops over the bowler's head and all the way to the fence. A fraction early on the stroke, but well timed all the same

New Zealand 6/0   RJ Sidebottom 1-0-6-0

2.1

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, outside off, angling into the left-hander, defended. Ryder bides his time after his partner's loss

2.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, another firm push off a good length, but fielded with a flourish in the covers

2.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, outside off and nibbling away from a limp back-foot prod. Good seam position, and Ryder is beaten

2.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, dead-batted into space on the leg-side, and they take a quick single

2.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off, zipping through to the keeper. Tidy lines from England's seamers

2.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, slipping down leg and a massive appeal as Mustard claims the catch, but that clipped the thigh-pad on the way through. No reaction from Sidebottom, nor the umpire

New Zealand 8/1   RJ Sidebottom 2-0-7-0

4.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, tucked into the leg-side, and a scampered single

4.2

Sidebottom to Ryder, FOUR, thrashed through the off side, just a fraction too much width, but hit on the up, and past the diving Collingwood at point

4.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, angled down the leg-side, hits the pad

4.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, stands tall and pushes out to point where Collingwood stoops to field

4.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, picks the gap, jogged single to the off side

4.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, angled bat, defended into the gully region. Another over ticks by

New Zealand 20/1   RJ Sidebottom 3-0-13-0

6.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven on the up, fielded in the covers

6.2

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, a fraction short, tucked neatly off the hip, down to square leg

6.3

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, drawn forward in an angled defensive block

6.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, a leg-stump half-volley, and Ryder misses out with a bit of a gimme. Instead his clip rolls tamely to deep midwicket. The scoreboard keeps moving though

6.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, flicked square again. Fielded on the edge of the circle

6.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, pitches on leg, and steered to midwicket. Another decent over

New Zealand 28/1   RJ Sidebottom 4-0-15-0

8.1

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, that's a fantastic strike, straight through the line and all along the ground to the long-off boundary

8.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended on the walk with the straightest of straight bats

8.3

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, on the pads and worked into space in front of square

8.4

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, slower ball, pushed to cover

8.5

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, much wider delivery, and swatted off the toe-end to point. Missed opportunity

8.6

Sidebottom to Ryder, no run, full-length, on the pads and Ryder can't work it away

New Zealand 35/1   RJ Sidebottom 5-0-20-0

17.1

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, angled across the right hander who leaves

17.2

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, back and defended to mid-on from deep in the crease

17.3

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, again played with minimal footwork from the crease

17.4

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, wider and fuller, he comes forward but the drive has little power

17.5

Sidebottom to Fulton, 2 runs, driven and he finally finds a gap between cover and extra cover, Collingwood charges after it, slides, and keeps them down to two

17.6

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, pushed back to Sidebottom who fields,scowls and then heads off into the deep

New Zealand 56/4   RJ Sidebottom 6-0-22-0

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

19.6

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run, very wide and full, he bottom ends the ball into the ground as he looks to cover drive and the ball apologetically dribbles away

New Zealand 62/4   RJ Sidebottom 7-0-25-0

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   RJ Sidebottom 8-0-29-0

46.1

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

46.2

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, 1 run, clipped off his toes to backward square leg

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

46.5

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, no run, full and straight, Hitchcock can do no more than push it into the off side

46.6

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, no run, another good ball which a No.10 can do little but block

New Zealand 203/8   RJ Sidebottom 9-0-32-0

48.1

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

48.2

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, 1 run, takes two strides to leg, the ball follows him and he drives 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

48.4

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, 1 run, full and straight again ... driven 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

48.6

Sidebottom to Hitchcock, 1 leg bye, he shimmies to the off, Sidebottom follows and the ball thuds off his pads into the leg side ... you could see all three stumps plus some space when he played that

New Zealand 224/9   RJ Sidebottom 10-0-37-1
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
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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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