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)

9.1

Oram to Cook, no run, outside off from round the wicket, defended out to point

9.2

Oram to Cook, no run, tighter to off stump, good length again and defended

9.3

Oram to Cook, no run, defended again on off stump

9.4

Oram to Cook, no run, wider of the crease, but tight to the stumps again. A loud shout of "no!"

9.5

Oram to Cook, no run, very tidy line and length, defended again. No freebies here

9.6

Oram to Cook, no run, tucked off the hips, no run there either. A very tight first ten overs

England 33/1   JDP Oram 1-1-0-0

11.1

Oram to Cook, 1 run, outside off, edgy cut to third man

11.2

Oram to Bell, no run, pushed into the off

11.3

Oram to Bell, 2 runs, short, launched high to deep midwicket, it hangs in the air but Patel has a lot of ground to make up from deep square leg and it plops safely two thirds of the way to the boundary

11.4

Oram to Bell, no run, patted into the off side

11.5

Oram to Bell, FOUR, low full toss, pushed more than hit to the right of Oram and it bisects mid-off and mid-on

11.6

Oram to Bell, no run, angled in to Bell who has to settle for patting the ball back to the bowler

England 44/1   JDP Oram 2-1-7-0

13.1

Oram to Bell, 1 run, slashing drive in the air but just to the left of backward point who was at full stretch

13.2

Oram to Cook, 1 run, flicked from middle stump square on the leg side

13.3

Oram to Bell, 1 run, short, pulled from outside off stump to Patel at deep midwicket

13.4

Oram to Cook, no run, blocked with about as much foot movement as I show at the crease ... ie none

13.5

Oram to Cook, FOUR, he comes down the pitch, stops, it's short and he pulls behind square and iut beats the sprawling deep midwicket haring to his left

13.6

Oram to Cook, FOUR, driven, slightly edgily, but it's past point and no way can third man get round

England 57/1   JDP Oram 3-1-18-0

15.1

Oram to Cook, 1 run, push and stroll into the off side rather than push and run

15.1

Oram to Cook, 1 run, 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

15.2

Oram to Pietersen, FOUR, clipped firmly to the right of midwicket, on the walk and with whippy wrists

15.3

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to extra cover and he's off for the single comewhat may ... no alarms

15.4

Oram to Cook, no run, very correct jabbed defensive prod into the covers

15.5

Oram to Cook, 1 run, firm push to the left of point, he has to jog to get it and that allows an easy one

15.6

Oram to Pietersen, 3 runs, schoolboy misfield ... driven to Martin at extra cover and he jogs in and completely misses the ball and has to turn and sprint after it ... one becomes three and Martin wants the ground to open up and swallow him

England 69/2   JDP Oram 4-1-28-0

26.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, single to long-on

26.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, driven into the covers but not into a space

26.3

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked to midwicket, Patel hurtles in from the deep ...77mph (the delivery, not Patel)

26.4

Oram to Pietersen, no run, dead batted into the off side

26.5

Oram to Pietersen, no run, short midwicket fields a nudge off the pads

26.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, tight stuff from Oram, no run as the ball is steered into the covers

England 109/3   JDP Oram 5-1-30-0

28.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, defended, Oram quickly to his right to gather

28.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, mid-off in quickly to field a push. Oram tight line-to-line stuff

28.3

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, third time lucky in finding the gap, turned to the right of midwicket

28.4

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, steps back and cuts to deepish cover

28.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, flicked hard but he can't get it either side of midwicket

28.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, patted back obligingly to Oram

England 114/3   JDP Oram 6-1-32-0
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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