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)

16.1

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, driven from outside off stump to mid-on

16.2

Styris to Cook, 1 run, form off drive, and another misfield ... one -handed stop which deflects into his body and from there scoots away from him

16.3

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen content to pick the gaps and milk the ones while he finds his sights

16.4

Styris to Cook, no run, pushed to mid-off who is in saving the one

16.5

Styris to Cook, no run, hurriedly jabs down after deciding to play back

16.6

Styris to Cook, no run, tight and mean, Cook can do no more than defend

England 72/2   SB Styris 1-0-3-0

18.1

Styris to Pietersen, no run, mistimed drive which Styris fields neatly

18.2

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, wristy flick from off stump to square leg

18.3

Styris to Cook, no run, short and wide, Cook misses out with a horribly weak cut

18.4

Styris to Cook, 1 run, easy drive through the covers but there's a man in the deep on patrol for that very shot

18.5

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-on, 15 yards in from the boundary

18.6

Styris to Cook, no run, through the poke and into his pads, McCullum appeals more to clear his throat than in any expectation of an lbw

England 78/2   SB Styris 2-0-6-0

20.1

Styris to Cook, no run, cut to point

20.2

Styris to Cook, 1 run, uppish push to mid-on

20.3

Styris to Pietersen, no run, defended watchfully

20.4

Styris to Pietersen, no run, and another circumspect poke to one outside off

20.5

Styris to Pietersen, no run, wider and driven hard, extra cover dives to his right, an easy stop

20.6

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to leg with a late flick of the wrists

England 86/2   SB Styris 3-0-8-0

22.1

Styris to Cook, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-off

22.2

Styris to Pietersen, 2 runs, pulled with a flamingo-like one-legged twirl, Mills slides and flicks back at cow corner and a colleague throws

22.3

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, single to square leg

22.4

Styris to Cook, 1 run, short fine leg into play

22.5

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, up to long-off ... almost batting by numbers, singles at will, New Zealand happy to give them, England happy to take them. It's this aspect of ODIs that people moan about ...

22.6

Styris to Cook, 1 run, a single to long-on

England 95/2   SB Styris 4-0-15-0

24.1

Styris to Pietersen, no run, wild sweep to one about a yard outside off which he misses ... not surprisingly

24.2

Styris to Pietersen, 2 runs, pushed, placed through the covers, Pietersen is quick and that allows him to scamper back for the second

24.3

Styris to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, a half volley hammered straight, low and long-on never in the race. Loads of bottom hand in that one

24.4

Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, more conventional drive trundles to long-off

24.5

Styris to Cook, 1 run, Cook plays an on drive, not as much power and the fielder in the deep is much straighter as Stryis going round the wicket

24.6

Styris to Pietersen, no run, flatter and faster, Pietersen a little surprised and forced to defend

England 105/2   SB Styris 5-0-23-0

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

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   SB Styris 6-0-32-0

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   SB Styris 7-0-37-0
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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