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

O'Brien to Mustard, SIX, steps back and forehand smashes the ball high over extra cover, it clears the rope by a yard and as there was no one out there, a safe option

England 116/0   P Mustard 64* (58b 10x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 3.3-0-29-0

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

England 149/0   P Mustard 79* (65b 11x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 4.2-0-27-0

O'Brien to Pietersen, SIX, short, effortlessly swatted high into the stand over deep midwicket, about 20 rows back

England 238/3   KP Pietersen 37* (34b 3x4 1x6)   IE O'Brien 4.3-0-40-1

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

England 249/3   PD Collingwood 7* (5b 1x6)   IE O'Brien 5.3-0-48-1

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 ...

England 255/3   PD Collingwood 13* (6b 2x6)   IE O'Brien 5.4-0-54-1

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

England 276/3   PD Collingwood 24* (11b 3x6)   DL Vettori 7.2-0-54-0

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

England 288/4   PD Collingwood 33* (16b 4x6)   DL Vettori 8.1-0-62-1

Mills to Wright, SIX, slow half volley thumped down the ground ... "that's out" calls our BBB man ... and sure enough it carries ten yards over long-on

England 299/5   LJ Wright 6* (2b 1x6)   KD Mills 7.3-1-39-0

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

England 309/5   PD Collingwood 43* (22b 5x6)   CS Martin 8.1-2-53-0

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 ...

England 317/5   PD Collingwood 50* (24b 6x6)   CS Martin 8.4-2-61-0





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