England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 5th ODI

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)

0.2

Mills to Mustard, no run, a swish and a miss outside off. That's a tempting line, angling across the left-hander

0.3

Mills to Mustard, no run, lovely line again, curving back in towards off stump, and just sneaking past the off stump. Looked like movement off the pitch there ...

0.4

Mills to Mustard, no run, outside off and shaping away this time. Mustard is in place for a cut, but leaves alone

0.5

Mills to Mustard, 1 run, clipped firmly off the toes, but straight to Jeetan Patel on the midwicket boundary

England 2/0   P Mustard 1* (4b)

1.1

Martin to Mustard, no run, round the wicket, angling in to off stump, defended to midwicket

1.2

Martin to Mustard, 1 run, back of a length, nudged to point where Jamie How swooped and shied. I think the batsman was just in, had the ball hit. Which it didn't

England 3/0   P Mustard 2* (6b)

2.1

Mills to Mustard, no run, back of a length and a hint of width, but Mustard finds himself cramped for room with an attempted cut

2.2

Mills to Mustard, OUT, oh dear, well, he was never going to hang around. A monstrous heave off a good length, a spiralling leading edge, and Jamie How judges the ball well at cover, as it holds up in the wind and plops from floodlight-height into his safe hands

P Mustard c How b Mills 2 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 5/1   P Mustard 2 (8b)
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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Feb 23, 2008

The sun sets on England's chances in the one-day series, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Christchurch, February 23, 2008

The sun sets on England's chances in the one-day series

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Feb 23, 2008

Paul Collingwood misses a catch off his own bowling, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Christchurch, February 23, 2008

Paul Collingwood misses a catch off his own bowling

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