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)

17.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, into the pad as Pietersen shapes to poke into space on the leg side

17.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, cut-poked into the packed cover region

17.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, two steps to make a decent ball into a half volley which he turns to deepish midwicket

17.4

Vettori to Cook, no run, clipped to mid-on

17.5

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, tucked off his pads to deep square leg

17.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, again uses his feet and pushes the ball into the leg side, Vettori charges after it like an enthusiastic schoolboy but was never going to prevent the run

England 75/2   DL Vettori 1-0-3-0

19.1

Vettori to Pietersen, FOUR, he comes down the track, Vettori fires it wide, and KP plays one of those trademark reaching drives from way wide of his body, through extra cover and four

19.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, hammered back at the bowler ...not so much a stop as a direct hit but no run whatever

19.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball, Pietersen waits and pushes to mid-on. That was 47mph

19.4

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, quicker but slightly short, Cook back and turns to square leg

19.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, punched into the ground at his feet, McCullum fields a bobbler

19.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, outside off, Pietersen watches it pass with a very snooty air

England 84/2   DL Vettori 2-0-9-0

21.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept to long leg, controlled and it trundles all along the ground

21.2

Vettori to Cook, no run, pulled hard from outside off slap-bang to midwicket

21.3

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, looser one down the leg side, turned to deepish midwicket

21.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, solid defensive push back to Vettori

21.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, looks to turn to leg but gets a leading edge and it squirts into the off side, no chance as it kept low

21.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed to cover, Pietersen sets off, Cook yelps and sends him back

England 88/2   DL Vettori 3-0-11-0

23.1

Vettori to Cook, no run, pushed a yard short of midwicket

23.2

Vettori to Cook, 1 run, unconvincing cut behind square

23.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, stands tall and drives to cover

23.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, again subdued drive into the off side

23.5

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept to short fine leg, he shies at the bowler's end but never a chance of a run out

23.6

Vettori to Cook, no run, sweeps, misses, a loud appeal but not really likely to be considered let alone given

England 97/2   DL Vettori 4-0-13-0

25.1

Vettori to Cook, OUT, quicker one, pitches on leg, straightens and Cook is caught in his crease. It looked banged to rights and the umpire has no doubts either

AN Cook lbw b Vettori 42 (106m 70b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

25.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, turned square to the man on the edge of the circle

25.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, a step and a bit, taken on the pads

25.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, languid drive along the ground to long-on

25.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, pushed firmly back to Vettori

25.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, again Vettori fields, a few cheers from spectators who thought that was a catch

England 107/3   DL Vettori 5-0-15-1

27.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, short midwicket fields

27.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed into the off side

27.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, cut to deep backward point

27.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, edge onto the pad, a half appeal, Collingwood hesitates, Pietersen on his way, and Collingwood has to hurry to get in at the non-striker's end ... the throw was wild anyhow

27.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, tickled to short fine leg, he's in quickly to prevent the single

27.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, very watchful and upright defensive dead bat

England 112/3   DL Vettori 6-0-18-1

29.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept with real oomph to Ryder in the shade of the stands at deep midwicket

29.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 2 runs, lovely one-handed sliding stop at deep square leg by Mills saves two

29.3

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, clipped to wide long-on

29.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, dribbled a few feet down the track

29.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, crouching defensive push

29.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, and again a very non ODI poke

England 118/3   DL Vettori 7-0-22-1

31.1

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to point

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

31.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, rotating the strike 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   DL Vettori 8-0-25-1

33.1

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

33.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, quick feet and whipped to midwicket

33.3

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

33.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, an ambitious hoick across the line, but no contact whatsoever. "How was that?" enquires McCullum politely

33.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run

33.6

Vettori to Collingwood, OUT, a stunning delivery, rips past Collingwood's floundering edge, drags him out of the crease, and McCullum whips off the bails in an instant! Superb delivery, and as the strains of Coronation Street play out across the stadium, the skipper has to depart

PD Collingwood st †McCullum b Vettori 14 (31m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.85

England 128/5   DL Vettori 9-0-28-2

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   DL Vettori 10-1-28-2
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New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
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England won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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New Zealand v England at Wellington - Feb 9, 2008
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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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