England tour of New Zealand, 5th ODI: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 23, 2008
New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
23 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
30.4

Patel to Shah, no run, fully forward and a firm defence

30.5

Patel to Shah, no run, a hint of width and cut firmly, but straight to point

30.6

Patel to Shah, no run, tucked off the pads, but midwicket tidies up. Great over for New Zealand

England 120/4   OA Shah 0* (3b)
31.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, turned off the toes, straight to Patel, and a single is wisely turned down. That could have been catastrophic

31.3

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, steered out to midwicket again

31.5

Vettori to Shah, no run, "aww yes Dannie" is the cry, as this one is uneasily defended on off stump

31.6

Vettori to Shah, no run, tucked into the gully

England 123/4   OA Shah 1* (7b)
32.3

Patel to Shah, no run, forward and defended doggedly

32.4

Patel to Shah, 1 run, finds the gap in the covers with a back-foot push

England 125/4   OA Shah 2* (9b)
33.1

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, carved off the back foot

33.3

Vettori to Shah, 1 run, driven off the back foot through point

England 128/4   OA Shah 4* (11b)
34.1

Patel to Shah, no run, rips past the edge again. Gremlins in the pitch all of a sudden

34.2

Patel to Shah, no run, tentatively played again

34.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, bat on ball, but watchfully done. England are wobbling at the moment

England 129/5   OA Shah 5* (14b)
35.1

Vettori to Shah, no run, pushed out to midwicket

35.2

Vettori to Shah, no run, quicker delivery, and defended again

35.3

Vettori to Shah, no run, more flight this time, but more defence

35.4

Vettori to Shah, no run, forward and blocking. England can only see Vettori off at the moment

35.5

Vettori to Shah, no run, desperate dive back into the crease, more chaotic calling as the ball glides into the gully. But Wright gets back just in time

35.6

Vettori to Shah, no run, defended, to complete a maiden over. Superbly bowled

England 129/5   OA Shah 5* (20b)
36.4

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pushed off the back foot, and a jogged single

England 135/5   OA Shah 6* (21b)
37.5

Styris to Shah, 2 runs, turned off the toes through midwicket, keen running picks up the extra notch on the scoreboard

37.6

Styris to Shah, no run, up onto the toes to steer into the gully, strange antics with the fielding, shies going everywhere, but no alarms for the batsmen

England 145/5   OA Shah 8* (23b)
38.2

Patel to Shah, no run, drawn forward and defended

38.3

Patel to Shah, 1 run, a big arcing swing of the blade, but not timed. Mid-on fields

38.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pushed into the covers, and that's the end of the over

England 149/5   OA Shah 10* (26b)
39.1

Styris to Shah, no run, defended again, England can't up their urgency just yet

39.2

Styris to Shah, no run, that was a more urgent shot, but it clobbered the non-striker Wright, in the chest! No damage, but no runs either, which is probably more upsetting

39.3

Styris to Shah, FOUR, down on one knee, slog-swept over midwicket. Good strike

39.4

Styris to Shah, no run, beaten outside off stump, great bowling

39.5

Styris to Shah, no run, whipped to midwicket from outside off stump

39.6

Styris to Shah, 1 run, width outside off stump, and carved out to deep point. Another tidy over for New Zealand

England 154/5   OA Shah 15* (32b 1x4)
40.1

Patel to Shah, no run, backward point fields

40.2

Patel to Shah, 1 run, floated at 48mph, driven to deep mid-on

40.5

Patel to Shah, no run, turned to midwicket who is onto it swiftly

40.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, flatter and 64mph, helped into the leg side

England 157/5   OA Shah 17* (36b 1x4)
41.1

Ryder to Shah, no run, fired in at 77mph, a real toe tapper and he does well to dig it out

41.2

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-off

41.5

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, checked drive to long-on

England 160/5   OA Shah 19* (39b 1x4)
42.2

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pushed to long-on ... this is really quite turgid stuff.

England 163/5   OA Shah 20* (40b 1x4)
44.2

Patel to Shah, 1 run, flatter, again pushed to long-on who ambles in

44.4

Patel to Shah, 1 run, tip and run to extra cover who is back on the edge of the circle

44.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pushed to extra cover

England 177/5   OA Shah 23* (43b 1x4)
45.1

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, pushed to extra cover ... man back ... easy single etc

45.3

Ryder to Shah, 1 run, premeditated paddle-sweep from outside off, in the air and one bounce to deep backward square leg

England 180/5   OA Shah 25* (45b 1x4)
46.3

Mills to Shah, FOUR, low full toss hit hard and straight, long-on dives but can't cut it off ... and his trousers fall down as he slides to add to his embarrassment

46.4

Mills to Shah, no run, yorker-length outside off, squeezed to point

46.5

Mills to Shah, OUT, wide and slightly short, Shah slashes, gets a thin edge and McCullum takes a really good catch and doesn't he know it ... he sets off on a whooping celebration and well he might. A catch like that standing up is always hard ...

OA Shah c †McCullum b Mills 29 (57m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.41

England 201/7   OA Shah 29 (48b 2x4)
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