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)

34.4

Patel to Wright, no run, ambitiously shovelled to mid-on. No power but plenty intent

34.5

Patel to Wright, no run, rock-solid forward defence

34.6

Patel to Wright, no run, quick feet, and defended

England 129/5   LJ Wright 0* (3b)

36.1

Patel to Wright, no run, pushed out to point

36.2

Patel to Wright, FOUR, shovelled through the leg side, picks the gap well to beat mid-on. Well placed and timed

36.3

Patel to Wright, 1 run, width, and carved ambitiously into the covers, but can't beat the sweeper

36.5

Patel to Wright, no run, whirled onto a good length, and defended again

36.6

Patel to Wright, 1 run, clumped down the ground, but to no great avail. Another fine over

England 136/5   LJ Wright 6* (8b 1x4)

37.1

Styris to Wright, no run, wicket-to-wicket delivery. Defended on off stump

37.2

Styris to Wright, SIX, slower delivery, slogged off a good length, on one knee and clean over midwicket. He can hit a cricket ball, this boy

37.3

Styris to Wright, no run, offcutter, but a quicker one. Nudged down to gully

37.4

Styris to Wright, 1 run, onto the toes to cut into the point region. Fielded with one hand

England 143/5   LJ Wright 13* (12b 1x4 1x6)

38.1

Patel to Wright, 1 run, a fraction short, swung away through midwicket. Fielded on the bounce in the deep

38.4

Patel to Wright, no run, pushed back into the crease, defended to gully

38.5

Patel to Wright, 1 leg bye, a quick single into the leg side, McCullum makes great ground from behind the stumps to ping down a shy at the non-striker's end. But safely home

England 148/5   LJ Wright 14* (15b 1x4 1x6)

40.3

Patel to Wright, no run, driven straight, Patel half stops, the non striker sets off and has to lunge back as the ball only went a few feet and Patel recovered quickly

40.4

Patel to Wright, 1 run, driven to straight and deep mid-on

England 156/5   LJ Wright 15* (17b 1x4 1x6)

41.3

Ryder to Wright, no run, half volley flicked to a tumbling midwicket

41.4

Ryder to Wright, 1 run, low full toss as he goes for the yorker, turned to wide long-on , Shah turns down a second which was probably there

41.6

Ryder to Wright, 1 run, a bit of a heave, along the ground, to long-off

England 161/5   LJ Wright 17* (20b 1x4 1x6)

42.1

Patel to Wright, 1 run, turned to square leg

42.3

Patel to Wright, SIX, thank you ... down on one knee and dragged over midwicket, a dozen or so rows back

42.4

Patel to Wright, no run, in the blockhole, he gets in a muddle but keeps it out

42.5

Patel to Wright, no run, driven, but with no power, to extra cover

42.6

Patel to Wright, 1 run, turned with soft hands to midwicket who has gone deeper to allow the single

England 170/5   LJ Wright 25* (25b 1x4 2x6)

43.1

Ryder to Wright, no run, full and straight, Wright can do no more than defend

43.2

Ryder to Wright, no run, frustration shows as he swings and thuds the ball into the ground

43.3

Ryder to Wright, no run, wide and full, good enough drive but slap-bang to extra cover

43.4

Ryder to Wright, no run, wide and full again, a swing and a miss, lovely low take by McCullum who whips the bails off to underline how in command he is

43.5

Ryder to Wright, no run, outside off and again extra cover fields the drive

43.6

Ryder to Wright, 1 run, finally gets one off the square,. a one-kneed cut to deep point

England 171/5   LJ Wright 26* (31b 1x4 2x6)

44.1

Patel to Wright, 1 run, turned from outside off to wide mid-on

44.3

Patel to Wright, 1 run, knee-high full toss, wide mid-on again ... almost scoring by numbers and NZ will not worry about the singles at this stage

44.5

Patel to Wright, 1 run, half volley ... yup, mid-on again

England 176/5   LJ Wright 29* (34b 1x4 2x6)

45.2

Ryder to Wright, 1 run, flatter and a brisk 79mph, midwicket fields

45.4

Ryder to Wright, FOUR, well, that was improvisational ... looked to sweep, Ryder followed and he scoop-paddled over the slips and very fine for four

45.5

Ryder to Wright, SIX, low and wide full toss, Wright down on a knee and smashes a flat six over point ... into the builders lorries

45.6

Ryder to Wright, 1 run, hit straight down the ground

England 191/5   LJ Wright 41* (38b 2x4 3x6)

46.1

Mills to Wright, SIX, another off-side maximum ... gives himself room outside off stump and slams that over the top

46.2

Mills to Wright, OUT, a wide full toss which he doesn't get hold of, Taylor ten yards in at long-off waits and takes a routine catch

LJ Wright c Taylor b Mills 47 (42m 40b 2x4 4x6) SR: 117.50

England 197/6   LJ Wright 47 (40b 2x4 4x6)
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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Photos

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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