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)

Martin to Cook, FOUR, whipped firmly, the ball was shaping down the leg-side, and Cook helped it on its way very nicely. England's first boundary of the match

England 13/1   AN Cook 9* (15b 1x4)   CS Martin 2.2-0-10-0

Mills to Bell, FOUR, takes the aerial route, and does so well. Full straight drive, up and over the infield and through long-off. Lovely strike

England 19/1   IR Bell 6* (14b 1x4)   KD Mills 3.5-1-9-1

Martin to Cook, FOUR, another emphatic clip off the toes - that's the second time Martin has strayed onto Cook's pads, and he's paid the full price

England 23/1   AN Cook 14* (22b 2x4)   CS Martin 3.2-0-14-0

Martin to Bell, FOUR, brilliant shot, hitting on the up and piercing the off-side field to perfection. Not a slog in sight, just text-book cover-driving

England 28/1   IR Bell 10* (16b 2x4)   CS Martin 3.5-0-19-0

Martin to Bell, FOUR, very nicely done - opening the face on contact to thread the ball in front of point. Wonderful driving, and it just has the legs to cross the rope

England 32/1   IR Bell 14* (17b 3x4)   CS Martin 4-0-23-0

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

England 44/1   IR Bell 21* (28b 4x4)   JDP Oram 1.5-1-7-0

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

England 53/1   AN Cook 24* (43b 3x4)   JDP Oram 2.5-1-14-0

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

England 57/1   AN Cook 28* (44b 4x4)   JDP Oram 3-1-18-0

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

England 64/2   KP Pietersen 5* (5b 1x4)   JDP Oram 3.2-1-23-0

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

England 82/2   KP Pietersen 19* (17b 2x4)   DL Vettori 1.1-0-7-0

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

England 103/2   KP Pietersen 33* (38b 3x4)   SB Styris 4.3-0-21-0

Patel to Wright, FOUR, shovelled through the leg side, picks the gap well to beat mid-on. Well placed and timed

England 133/5   LJ Wright 4* (5b 1x4)   JS Patel 3.2-0-9-1

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

England 153/5   OA Shah 14* (29b 1x4)   SB Styris 6.3-0-36-0

Ryder to Wright, FOUR, well, that was improvisational ... looked to sweep, Ryder followed and he scoop-paddled over the slips and very fine for four

England 184/5   LJ Wright 34* (36b 2x4 2x6)   JD Ryder 2.4-0-12-0

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

England 201/6   OA Shah 29* (46b 2x4)   KD Mills 8.3-2-26-3

Mills to Broad, FOUR, full toss swatted between deep midwicket and wide long-on ... a poor delivery but he was on it quickly and it bounced two yards short of the rope

England 216/7   SCJ Broad 9* (6b 1x4)   KD Mills 9.2-2-32-4

Ryder to Mascarenhas, FOUR, cracked through the covers, into the gap and four all the way

England 232/7   AD Mascarenhas 19* (9b 1x4 1x6)   JD Ryder 4.3-0-40-0





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