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120dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Impressive England charge to victory

England raced to a nine-wicket victory in the Twenty20 against New Zealand at Old Trafford, led by impressive performances from Stuart Broad and Ian Bell

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
60(46) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 4 3 4 10 6 15 13
KP Pietersen
42(41) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 11 0 13 0 8 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30

Match days

13 June 2008 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

That's seven losses in seven in Twenty20 for New Zealand and a thoroughly professional performance in every department for England. New Zealand, however, looked rusty and well off the pace. Losing by nine wickets with 15 balls to spare is a heavy defeat in this format. "You couldn't ask for anything better," says Pietersen, who finished on 42 not out. "There's a pretty important game going on in Antigua so you want to make sure you get a red inker to cement your place in the team," he grins.

New Zealand will take solace from the winter where they lost the Twenty20 and bounced back well in the ODI series. They have 38 hours to gather themselves as the first ODI at the Riverside is on Sunday. Join us then for all the fun, frolics and dull middle overs of the 50-over game. From Jenny Roesler and Martin Williamson, goodnight.

17.3
4
Styris to Bell, FOUR runs, short, pulled over midwicket and the crowd erupts even before the ball is halfway to the rope. The players shake hands but it's been a one-sided affair.
17.2
1
Styris to Pietersen, 1 run, a swing but not timed, a bottomish edge, midwicket fields
17.1
0
Styris to Pietersen, no run, very solid defensive shot. He wants to end in style and not with a pokey single

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | ENG: 122/1 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.17, RRR: 0.66)

  • IR Bell56 (45b)
  • KP Pietersen41 (39b)
  • DR Flynn1-0-7-0
  • MR Gillespie4-1-25-0
16.6
4
Flynn to Bell, FOUR runs, finally he gets what they have both been trying to do all over, a fine cut evades backward point and it races away
16.5
0
Flynn to Bell, no run, cut to point

The news is that Oram is a doubt for Sunday with a hamstring twang.

16.4
1
Flynn to Pietersen, 1 run, steered behind on the off side