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)

10.1

Broad to Ryder, no run, pushed off a thickish edge square on the off side

10.2

Broad to Ryder, no run, firmer push on the walk to extra cover

10.3

Broad to Ryder, 1 run, clipped to deepish midwicket, worked neatly off the pads

10.4

Broad to How, OUT, How looks to drive through extra cover, the ball squirts off a thick edge and scoots to the left of Collingwood at backward point who takes a good, low catch ... it wasn't going hard but it was dying on him

JM How c Collingwood b Broad 10 (39m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, outside off, cutting back in slightly but wide enough for him to leave with ease

10.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, straighter and very carefully watched and blocked

New Zealand 40/2   SCJ Broad 1-0-1-1

12.1

Broad to Styris, no run, gentle drive to wide mid-on

12.2

Broad to Styris, no run, swinging in, well played with bat and pad together, pushed back to Broad who drops a hand to field

12.3

Broad to Styris, no run, super ball, seaming away from a defensive poke and beating the outside edge

12.4

Broad to Styris, no run, fuller, Styris back to defend

12.5

Broad to Styris, no run, pushed firmly to extra cover, Styris is interested but his colleague yells "wait, wait,wait" ... and so wait he does

12.6

Broad to Styris, no run, crisp drive to mid-off

New Zealand 45/3   SCJ Broad 2-1-1-1

14.1

Broad to Styris, 1 run, into his pads and turned from the crease behind square on the leg side

14.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, Broad swinging the ball in, Taylor well forward, bat and pad as one, pushed into the off side

14.3

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, eased off his pads to deep midwicket, not quite timed and deep square leg able to cut it off without too much haste

14.4

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, placed to the right of mid-off and as the fielder has to tumble to stop it, there's an easy single

14.5

Broad to Styris, OUT, short, he pulls from outside off and Mascarenhas at shortish midwicket takes a really good catch above his head. It was slightly too short for the pull and that's why he couldn't get on top of it and ended up playing more of a tennis swat

SB Styris c Mascarenhas b Broad 3 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

14.6

Broad to Fulton, no run, lazily flicked to midwicket

New Zealand 53/4   SCJ Broad 3-1-5-2

16.1

Broad to Fulton, no run, half forward and blocked

16.2

Broad to Fulton, no run, defensive poke into the off side

16.3

Broad to Fulton, no run, gentle prod to mid-off, he ducks with good agility for a big man

16.4

Broad to Fulton, no run, banged in at 81mph,

16.5

Broad to Fulton, no run, steps back and cuts hard to cover

16.6

Broad to Fulton, 1 run, turned past a diving midwicket ... the very man just moved!

New Zealand 54/4   SCJ Broad 4-1-6-2

18.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, flicked into the leg side

18.2

Broad to Fulton, no run, driven on the bounce to mid-off

18.3

Broad to Fulton, no run, pushed into the leg side, short midwicket in very quickly and the ball bounces kindly so he doesn't even have to bend

18.4

Broad to Fulton, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket

18.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, dribbled into the off side

18.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, paddled into the leg side, placed into space

New Zealand 59/4   SCJ Broad 5-1-9-2

20.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, bang on the button again, defended

20.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, flicked to deep backward square leg - 84mph

20.3

Broad to Fulton, no run, blocked from the crease, again not much footwork but he's got a good eye

20.4

Broad to Fulton, no run, Fulton content to take his time to get going

20.5

Broad to Fulton, no run, pushed back to the right of Broad who reacts quickly and fields well

20.6

Broad to Fulton, no run, poked rather half-heartedly to mid-off

New Zealand 63/4   SCJ Broad 6-1-10-2

22.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, drifts to leg and helped round the corner

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

22.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, midwicket fields a ball which has little pace

22.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, short and outside off at 82mph, Taylor thinks about the pull but whips his bat out of the way as the ball climbs on him

New Zealand 66/5   SCJ Broad 7-1-12-2

25.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, worked into the leg side

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   SCJ Broad 8-1-13-2

45.1

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

45.2

Broad to Mills, 1 run, slower ball - 73mph - driven through backward point's dive ... he half stopped in fairness to him

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

45.5

Broad to Mills, OUT, short, Mills takes the bait and hooks, gets a big top edge and Cook comes in from the deep-midwicket boundary and has to make a late adjustment and dive forward to hold the ball inches above the turf. In this breeze that must have been swirling around and he did well

KD Mills c Cook b Broad 8 (20m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

45.6

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

New Zealand 200/8   SCJ Broad 9-1-17-3

47.1

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

47.2

Broad to Hitchcock, no run, squeezed into the covers

47.3

Broad to Hitchcock, 1 run, this time he finds the gap between cover fielders and scampers the single

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   SCJ Broad 10-1-32-3
Series Results
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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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