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)

3.4

Anderson to Ryder, SIX, that's a brilliant piece of timing, nothing more than a dismissive flick off a good length, but it's carried ten rows back! Ryder has serious power in his strokes ...

New Zealand 14/1   JD Ryder 9* (13b 1x6)   JM Anderson 1.4-0-7-1

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   LRPL Taylor 29* (42b 1x4 1x6)   AD Mascarenhas 2-0-11-0

28.2

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

New Zealand 91/5   JDP Oram 14* (24b 1x4 1x6)   AD Mascarenhas 2.2-0-17-0

40.2

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

New Zealand 160/6   DL Vettori 36* (31b 3x4 1x6)   AD Mascarenhas 4.2-0-31-0

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

New Zealand 193/7   JDP Oram 65* (74b 4x4 2x6)   AD Mascarenhas 6.3-0-52-0

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

New Zealand 211/8   JDP Oram 79* (85b 4x4 3x6)   SCJ Broad 9.4-1-25-3

47.5

Broad to Oram, SIX, fuller and heaved over midwicket into the stands, two in two

New Zealand 217/8   JDP Oram 85* (86b 4x4 4x6)   SCJ Broad 9.5-1-31-3

49.6

Anderson to Hitchcock, SIX, a super shot to end the innings, he plants his feet and thumps the ball over the extra-cover boundary

New Zealand 234/9   PA Hitchcock 11* (11b 1x6)   JM Anderson 10-1-41-2
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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