England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

16.1

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, half driven across the line to mid-on

16.2

Vettori to Mustard, no run, outside off, straightens and beats a half poke, McCullum takes and whips off the bails

16.3

Vettori to Mustard, 1 run, swept from outside off to the man at deep midwicket ...there for that very shot

16.4

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, drops too short, cut hard to the sweeper

16.5

Vettori to Mustard, 1 leg bye, a horrible reverse sweep, he misses and Vettori roars an appeal for leg before ... Billy Bowden not interested ... Vettori mutters and scowls and they run a leg bye

16.6

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, flicked into the leg side

England 100/0   DL Vettori 1-0-4-0

18.1

Vettori to Cook, no run, jumpily pushed back to the bowler

18.2

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, fuller and flatter, flicked along the ground to deep midwicket

18.3

Vettori to Mustard, no run, hammered off one knee to short midwicket and well stopped

18.4

Vettori to Mustard, 1 run, short, pulled hard to deep midwicket ... he almost lifted himself off his feet as he hit that

18.5

Vettori to Cook, no run, turned defensively into the leg side

18.6

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, heaved over the infield to cow corner where it is fielded on the second bounce by one of two men out there

England 108/0   DL Vettori 2-0-7-0

20.1

Vettori to Mustard, 1 run, back and turned square on the leg side

20.2

Vettori to Cook, no run, pushed to short mid-on from outside off stump

20.3

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, Vettori pulls down on it, short and pushed to deep midwicket, all along the ground

20.4

Vettori to Mustard, 1 run, well controlled sweep from outside off

20.5

Vettori to Cook, no run, a big step forward and blocked

20.6

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, a grunt of exasperation from behind the stumps as Cook plays a late flick into the leg side

England 125/0   DL Vettori 3-0-11-0

22.1

Vettori to Cook, no run, worked to short mid-on

22.2

Vettori to Cook, FOUR, wide and full, Cook lofts him over wide mid-on for a one-bounce four

22.3

Vettori to Cook, no run, tight response, defended to short mid-on with the spin

22.4

Vettori to Cook, no run, quicker ball, slightly hurried defensive push from the crease

22.5

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, worked past midwicket to the man out in the wastelands of deep midwicket

22.6

Vettori to Mustard, FOUR, reverse swept on the half volley, almost sneaked under the bat but almost is not enough, it just has the legs to beat a sliding dive from the sweeper

England 137/0   DL Vettori 4-0-20-0

24.1

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, wide, slog-swept to wide midwicket

24.2

Vettori to Mustard, SIX, skips down the pitch and hit high over wide long-on, into a sponsor's marquee and that rattled a few tables

24.3

Vettori to Mustard, no run, pushed to leg but at a fielder

24.4

Vettori to Mustard, 1 wide, fired flat down the leg side, McCullum half stops but cannot prevent the wide

24.4

Vettori to Mustard, 2 runs, a yard outside off, swept to deep midwicket who saves with a good sliding stop

24.5

Vettori to Mustard, 1 run, back, soft hands takes all the pace off the ball and allows a single to extra cover

24.6

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, driven hard on the half volley to long-on

England 154/0   DL Vettori 5-0-32-0

35.1

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

35.2

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, defended with an angled bat, off middle and leg, and that's the 200 up

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

35.5

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, energetic use of the feet from Pietersen - momentarily defeated in the flight. But recovered well enough with a nudge to midwicket

35.6

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

England 206/2   DL Vettori 6-0-40-0

37.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept firmly once again, but the sweeper tidies up

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

37.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, nurdled out to midwicket

England 224/2   DL Vettori 7-0-47-0

43.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, fitty for KP with a dead-batted poke to midwicket

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

43.5

Vettori to Pietersen, OUT, cunning stuff ... Vettori holds one back, Pietersen is way too early as he aims to thump the ball over midwicket and the ball ever-so-gently clomps into the stumps

KP Pietersen b Vettori 50 (70m 47b 4x4 1x6) SR: 106.38

43.6

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, flicked to square leg, short fine leg round to field

England 278/4   DL Vettori 8-0-56-1

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

45.3

Vettori to Shah, 2 runs, firm drive with his trademark follow through, the sweeper round to field

45.4

Vettori to Shah, OUT, another wicket for Vettori but they are coming at a cost ... tossed up, Shah goes for the straight six but gets too much elevation and Fulton has time to come five yards in from the boundary to take a good catch at long-off

OA Shah c Fulton b Vettori 5 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

45.5

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

45.6

Vettori to Wright, no run, edgily turned to short fine leg, Collingwood yells "no" as he starts as if looking for a sharp single

England 292/5   DL Vettori 9-0-66-2
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