England tour of New Zealand, 4th ODI: New Zealand v England at Napier, Feb 20, 2008
20 February 2008 (50-over match)
27.1

Martin to Bell, no run, outside off, slightly short, left

27.2

Martin to Bell, no run, a big stride down the pitch and steered to point

27.3

Martin to Bell, no run, outside off, Bell not tempted

27.4

Martin to Bell, no run, back and punched off the back foot to cover, misfielded but no run

27.5

Martin to Bell, no run, mid-on fields

27.6

Martin to Bell, no run, short and wide, Bell follows with a loose drive which misses but provokes some oohs from the crowd

England 158/2   IR Bell 0* (6b)
28.4

Ryder to Bell, 1 run, clipped off his legs and midwicket dives and gathers as it is almost past him

England 160/2   IR Bell 1* (7b)
29.1

Martin to Bell, 2 runs, slashed drive from outside off stump scoots high over the slips, third man makes a good diving stop

29.2

Martin to Bell, FOUR, slower - 71mph - but too wide and full, Bell waits and caresses the ball between cover and extra cover

29.3

Martin to Bell, no run, late in pulling the bat out of the way, the ball hits it and dribbles into the slips

29.4

Martin to Bell, FOUR, another rasping drive through the covers, too full and too wide, and with the third Powerplay being taken there is nobody out there

29.5

Martin to Bell, no run, a peach, back of a length at 85mph, cuts off the pitch away from Bell, enough to beat the outside edge

29.6

Martin to Bell, 2 runs, another one Bell is able to driven, it beats the infield but Vettori has had to reinforce the deep and the sweeper round to cut it off

England 172/2   IR Bell 13* (13b 2x4)
30.3

Ryder to Bell, 3 runs, tucked off the toes again, Chris Martin dives valiantly at fine leg and just intercepts the boundary

30.6

Ryder to Bell, 2 runs, driven into the covers. Good milkage in that over

England 183/2   IR Bell 18* (15b 2x4)
31.4

Mills to Bell, no run, a step down the track, but defended on off stump once again

31.5

Mills to Bell, 1 run, nurdled off a good line and length, through midwicket. Tight over so far. No freebies and little pace to work with

England 185/2   IR Bell 19* (17b 2x4)
32.4

Styris to Bell, 1 run, nudged into space behind square

32.6

Styris to Bell, 1 run, another single to mid-on, and another over in the can

England 190/2   IR Bell 21* (19b 2x4)
33.1

Mills to Bell, no run, turned to short midwicket with a loud "no!"

33.2

Mills to Bell, no run, drawn onto the front foot, and defended again

33.3

Mills to Bell, 2 runs, a slap into the deep - it looked like it was disappearing for six, but in the end plugged just in front of the despairing long-off as he ran in. Lucky

33.4

Mills to Bell, 1 run, worked into the covers

33.6

Mills to Bell, no run, forward, and defended

England 194/2   IR Bell 24* (24b 2x4)
34.3

Styris to Bell, no run, slower delivery, Bell comes forward to drive but is beaten

34.4

Styris to Bell, 1 run, turned off the toes, picked up in the deep

34.6

Styris to Bell, 1 run, push and run, picked up at mid-off, but the batsman is home

England 198/2   IR Bell 26* (27b 2x4)
35.1

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, spun towards the pads, and tucked to leg

35.3

Vettori to Bell, FOUR, a shimmy down the wicket and a lovely lofted drive. Well struck and no stopping that

35.4

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, thought about two to wide mid-on, but Pietersen declines

35.6

Vettori to Bell, no run, pushed into the covers to end the over

England 206/2   IR Bell 32* (31b 3x4)
36.3

Styris to Bell, no run, stands tall and defends from the crease to be picked up in the covers

36.4

Styris to Bell, 1 run, turned on the pads - in the air for a while, but always safe. Long-on fields

England 212/2   IR Bell 33* (33b 3x4)
37.2

Vettori to Bell, no run, faster, flatter, and hurried. Yelps of dismay as that's defended on middle

37.3

Vettori to Bell, FOUR, top strike, waited and waited, and cracked behind point. Nothing wrong with the ball at all, but superb batting

37.4

Vettori to Bell, no run, defended out to point

37.5

Vettori to Bell, 1 run

England 223/2   IR Bell 38* (37b 4x4)
38.2

Oram to Bell, no run, defended solidly into the covers

38.3

Oram to Bell, FOUR, short and mown over midwicket - Bell picked that length so quickly and the fielder never had a chance

38.4

Oram to Bell, 1 run, short again, but not quite as short. Bell rides the bounce and drives into the covers

England 230/2   IR Bell 43* (40b 5x4)
39.1

O'Brien to Bell, OUT, the breakthrough at last, and O'Brien has his maiden scalp. Short, but a touch quicker than England have been used to in recent overs. A steepling top-edge, well pouched in the deep by Kyle Mills. Timely for New Zealand, but a handy innings nonetheless

IR Bell c Mills b O'Brien 43 (51m 41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 104.87

England 232/3   IR Bell 43 (41b 5x4)
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