England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

39.6

O'Brien to Collingwood, no run, pushed, almost fenced, to point

England 239/3   PD Collingwood 0* (1b)

40.3

Oram to Collingwood, no run, loose drive, feeling for it with little footwork, McCullum takes and then throws at and hits the stumps. Collingwood had gone nowhere

40.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, turned square and surprised by some extra bounce, the ball takes a a thick edge and lobs safely well short of point

40.5

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss driven up to long-on

England 241/3   PD Collingwood 1* (4b)

41.3

O'Brien to Collingwood, SIX, one stride and flicked off his toes high over square leg, a dozen rows back. A triumph of timing

41.4

O'Brien to Collingwood, SIX, even bigger ... a step to the off and hit higher and harder, it strikes the roof and clumps down into spectators underneath. O'Brien shakes his head ...

41.5

O'Brien to Collingwood, 1 run, short and pacy, Collingwood again steps to the off and he plays a slightly rushed but controlled pull to the man at deep midwicket lurking in the shadows

England 256/3   PD Collingwood 14* (7b 2x6)

42.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, short and slow outside off, forehand swat to deepish extra cover

42.3

Oram to Collingwood, 2 runs, low full toss driven to Fulton at wide long-on, a good throw but a comfortable two as the fielder has a lot of ground to cover

42.4

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to square leg, he started as if to hit it high but checked when cramped for room

England 265/3   PD Collingwood 18* (10b 2x6)

43.2

Vettori to Collingwood, SIX, slightly short, he rocks back and lofts that over midwicket and only five or six rows back that time ... flatter and harder

43.3

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, cracked hard to extra cover

43.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, squeezed to backward point, a wild throw from the hapless O'Brien gives an overthrow as even a full-length dive from McCullum cannot get near it

England 277/3   PD Collingwood 25* (13b 3x6)

44.3

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, dropped ... no more than pushed, albeit firmly, back at Oram who picks it up take and never looks like catching a head-high chance

44.5

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, Oram follows the batsman and cramps him enough so he can only manage the one

England 282/4   PD Collingwood 27* (15b 3x6)

45.1

Vettori to Collingwood, SIX, slower but, unlike KP, he's not fooled, down on one knee and it's launched over the leg-side boundary

45.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, firm drive through extra cover

45.5

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed hard to wide long-on

England 292/5   PD Collingwood 35* (18b 4x6)

46.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, two strides and an ugly head-in-the-air heave to one outside off misses by some way

46.2

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, yorker dug into the covers between the two men inside the circle

46.5

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, wide half volley, the batsman had moved to leg and had to reach to squirt the ball through the covers

England 301/5   PD Collingwood 37* (21b 4x6)

47.1

Martin to Collingwood, SIX, utterly daft bowling ... Collingwood moves to the off and Martin serves him an inviting short one which he thumps over square leg

47.2

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, outside off and full, leans back and hits hard to long-on

47.4

Martin to Collingwood, SIX, a step the off and swatted over square leg, into the stands again and he has a fifty off 24 balls. it includes six sixes all over midwicket/square leg ... but no fours! And what's more it's the fastest one-day fifty by an England player ...

47.5

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, driven to extra cover

England 318/5   PD Collingwood 51* (25b 6x6)

48.1

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, slow wide full toss, punched to long-off

48.3

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, long-off once more into action

48.6

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, good last ball, in at his feet, Collingwood works to leg for a single

England 331/5   PD Collingwood 54* (28b 6x6)

49.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, yorker outside off, he shapes to swing over midwicket, it clips his boot and McCullum fields well

49.2

Martin to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, Collingwood's intentions are clear as he again takes a big and early step to the off, Martin counters with a yorker aimed at him rather than the stumps, it hits him on the pads and dribbles to point

England 332/5   PD Collingwood 54* (30b 6x6)
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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