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)

30.1

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, outside off, a hint of turn. Defended

30.2

Patel to Pietersen, OUT, the sucker punch! One sighter, then the monstrous heave over midwicket. But Patel held that one up a touch, and Jesse Ryder circled in the deep to take a comfortable chance. That's a major blow to England's ambitions

KP Pietersen c Ryder b Patel 39 (61m 55b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.90

30.3

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, a circumspect response that time. Patel won't be underestimated again in a hurry

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   JS Patel 1-0-2-1

32.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, sizing up a single off the hip, but turned back ... wisely again. "A touch of the Vicar of Dibleys" suggests David Lloyd

32.2

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, a single this time ...

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

32.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, two steps down the track but no way through there

32.6

Patel to Collingwood, no run, driven back down the pitch at a fair lick, and a loud appeal as the ball cannons into the stumps off the bowler's fingertips. Umpire Bowden is satisfied that his bat was grounded though ...

England 125/4   JS Patel 2-0-4-1

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

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   JS Patel 3-0-5-1

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

36.4

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

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   JS Patel 4-0-12-1

38.1

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

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

38.4

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

38.6

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

England 149/5   JS Patel 5-0-15-1

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

40.3

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

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   JS Patel 6-0-18-1

42.1

Patel to Wright, 1 run, turned to square leg

42.2

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

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   JS Patel 7-0-27-1

44.1

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

44.2

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

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

44.4

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

44.5

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

44.6

Patel to Shah, 1 run, pushed to extra cover

England 177/5   JS Patel 8-0-33-1
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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