Player of the Match
Player of the Match
270dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

Pietersen stars in crushing win

Kevin Pietersen's magnificent 110 led England to a convincing 114-run-win over New Zealand in the first ODI at Chester-le-Street

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
110(112) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 24 4 23 10 26 19
PD Collingwood
64(64) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 11 11 5 6 14 11

Best performances - Bowlers

PD Collingwood
O2.5
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.29
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O8
M2
R16
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.

Match days

15 June 2008 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Well, that's just smashing - for England, crushing New Zealand by 114 runs in the opening match of this five ODI series at Chester-le-Street. It was a tale of two contrasting teams today - and of Pietersen's extraordinary shots in his first one-day ton in England.

It's not surprising to hear that Pietersen has been named Man of the Match. Paul Collingwood says there isn't much England could have done better today, while Daniel Vettori admits New Zealand were poor. The contrasting emotions.

Well, thanks for joining us today, do come back for the next match on Wednesday from Edgbaston. From Andrew McGlashan and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye.

42.5
W
Collingwood to Southee, OUT, Bell closes out the match with a catch in the covers, Southee leaning back and chipping up right to the fielder

TG Southee c Bell b Collingwood 6 (11m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

42.4
6
Collingwood to Southee, SIX runs, a good shot there from Southee, lifts it from outside off and times it all the way over backward square, the ball going fairly flat
42.3
0
Collingwood to Southee, no run, outside off, a vain swish away from the body, the ball moving wide off the seam
42.2
0
Collingwood to Southee, no run, short ball on the legs, Southee looks to pull it but the ball rushes on to him

There's a wall with some writing on it, just next to the large madam who is getting ready to sing

"He had to get that Wright," notes one of our colleagues, sagely

42.1
W
Collingwood to Mills, OUT, backs away and goes for the pull, hits it up a lot higher than he wanted, Wright running hard from midwicket and catches it over his head, excellent catch, particularly with plenty of fielders rushing round near him

KD Mills c Wright b Collingwood 7 (10m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs | NZ: 187/8 (121 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.45, RRR: 15.12)

  • KD Mills7 (8b)
  • TG Southee0 (2b)
  • SCJ Broad8-2-16-2
  • PD Collingwood2-0-9-2
41.6
1
Broad to Mills, 1 run, backs away again, pushed into the covers, they chase the single through
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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st52JM HowBB McCullum
2nd9JAH MarshallJM How
3rd11JM HowLRPL Taylor
4th29SB StyrisLRPL Taylor
5th15SB StyrisDR Flynn
6th49GJ HopkinsDR Flynn
7th14DL VettoriGJ Hopkins
8th1DL VettoriKD Mills
9th7KD MillsTG Southee
10th6MJ MasonTG Southee