England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

England in New Zealand ODI Series - 5th ODI

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)

2.2

Mills to Mustard, OUT, oh dear, well, he was never going to hang around. A monstrous heave off a good length, a spiralling leading edge, and Jamie How judges the ball well at cover, as it holds up in the wind and plops from floodlight-height into his safe hands

P Mustard c How b Mills 2 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 5/1   AN Cook 3* (6b)   KD Mills 1.2-0-2-1

14.1

Mills to Bell, OUT, half volley, he looks to hit over long-off but underclubs and Flynn, a yard or so in from the boundary, takes a good catch in front of his face

IR Bell c Flynn b Mills 24 (53m 34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

England 57/2   AN Cook 28* (44b 4x4)   KD Mills 7.1-2-14-2

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

England 105/3   KP Pietersen 34* (40b 3x4)   DL Vettori 4.1-0-13-1

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

England 119/4   PD Collingwood 9* (16b)   JS Patel 0.2-0-1-1

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   OA Shah 4* (11b)   DL Vettori 9-0-28-2

46.2

Mills to Wright, OUT, a wide full toss which he doesn't get hold of, Taylor ten yards in at long-off waits and takes a routine catch

LJ Wright c Taylor b Mills 47 (42m 40b 2x4 4x6) SR: 117.50

England 197/6   OA Shah 25* (45b 1x4)   KD Mills 8.2-2-22-3

46.5

Mills to Shah, OUT, wide and slightly short, Shah slashes, gets a thin edge and McCullum takes a really good catch and doesn't he know it ... he sets off on a whooping celebration and well he might. A catch like that standing up is always hard ...

OA Shah c †McCullum b Mills 29 (57m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.41

England 201/7   AD Mascarenhas 0* (0b)   KD Mills 8.5-2-26-4
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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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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