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)

24.1

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, a gentle 67mph loosener flicked to midwicket

24.2

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, angled in, dropped into the leg side and a scurried single

24.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, straight, angled across and Mustard takes

24.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to mid-off

24.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to the right of Broad, he dives and makes a good stop, again the ball bounced kindly into his hands

24.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, very solid forward defensive push to cover

New Zealand 71/5   AD Mascarenhas 1-0-1-0

26.1

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, forward and pushed back to the bowler

26.2

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, straight and defended

26.3

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 2 runs, poor fielding, Broad too deep and that allows the single, and then he throws at the stumps with the batsman well home, and the deflection allows an overthrow

26.4

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to Anderson at mid-on, he is in quickly and his underarm throw just misses ... that would have been close but Taylor would have made it

26.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, driven to Anderson who has retreated to long-off

26.6

Mascarenhas to Taylor, SIX, the storm after the lull ... down on one knee and sweep-pulled ten rows back into banks of empty blue seats. A lovely shot but where on earth did the aggression come from!

New Zealand 82/5   AD Mascarenhas 2-0-11-0

28.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, driven to mid-off who is in quickly

28.2

Mascarenhas to Oram, SIX, Oram gets into the mood with a well-timed straight drive over long-on. Effortless and sweet

28.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, from brutal to delicate, he opens the face and runs it to third man

28.4

Mascarenhas to Taylor, no run, mid-on fields, and as we suspected he has come in a yard or so an

28.5

Mascarenhas to Taylor, 1 run, into the off side, Oram starts, stops and then starts again, Wright throws at the bowler's end and just misses ... he would have been OK

28.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, driven to long-on where Broad fields

New Zealand 94/5   AD Mascarenhas 3-0-20-0

38.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, open-faced glide to point

38.2

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, a measured push down to long-off, no fireworks just yet ...

38.3

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, if he'd hit, that was curtains. Pushed straight to Wright at mid-off, who misses with an underarm shy ... close

38.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, no run, clipped to midwicket

38.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, floated into the blockhole, dug out down to long-off

38.6

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, another measured push to long-off. Tight over

New Zealand 149/6   AD Mascarenhas 4-0-24-0

40.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, yorker, dug out into the off side

40.2

Mascarenhas to Vettori, SIX, swung over wide midwicket, he stepped to leg and gave himself room to heave that

40.3

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, once more he steps to leg but this time the bowler fires one in outside off, vettori jabs down and squeezes the ball to third man, good adjustment

40.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, firm drive straight down the ground, between the men in the deep and that allows them a second

40.5

Mascarenhas to Vettori, 1 run, half volley cracked to long-off

40.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, full toss thumped to bell at wide midwicket, they run the single to bell whose throw is fired in at Mustard's feet and it thwacks Vettori as he runs past the stumps

New Zealand 164/6   AD Mascarenhas 5-0-35-0

42.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, full, driven to long on, to bring up his fifty ... the ninth time he has passed that score in an ODI.

42.2

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, deliberately run down to third man to get Oram back on strike

42.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 wide, very wide and very full, a really good take by Mustard as it bounced on the edge of the crease and a foot in front of him

42.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, clipped to long-off

42.4

Mascarenhas to Mills, no run, very correct and tight forward defensive shot

42.5

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, tip and run into the off side, hesitation between the two and the throw is not good enough or fast enough. Even if he had hit directly Oram would have made it

42.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, square drive to Shah at deep cover

New Zealand 175/7   AD Mascarenhas 6-0-41-0

44.1

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, wide, driven to Pietersen at extra cover who fumbles

44.2

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, slashed drive to deep cover, a safe shot and he hit that well

44.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, (no ball) 2 runs, wide and full, driven to wide long-on and a no-ball to add to Mascarenhas' woes. he has caught well but this is not his day, and now he has a free hit off him

44.3

Mascarenhas to Oram, SIX, what a shot! Mascarenhas went wide and full, and Oram squeezed the ball over cover for six ... a long way back and a stroke of real class

44.4

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, cut hard to deep cover, he middled that

44.5

Mascarenhas to Mills, 1 run, pushed to leg

44.6

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, hammered off the back foot to long-on

New Zealand 196/7   AD Mascarenhas 7-0-55-0
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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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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