Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    19.6 comes down and there's an appeal for lbw, he's not out there but scrambles to the other end and Taylor's throw comes in direct from short midwicket and Bell's out by a good 30 centimetres, a moment's hesitation costing him 84/2
    11.2 the first breakthrough, it just seemed a matter of time until something had to give. Tries to loft it over mid-off, but he doesn't time and just lobs a simple to Vettori on the edge of the circle. Some good pressure from the New Zealand bowlers, but Wright never got going today 49/1
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    161
    112
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    98.21
    23.3 picked him up! Bopara comes out and drives hard back at Styris who snaps a sharp chance, a nothing shot from the batsman really and he will be kicking himself now 95/3
    43.5 gone this time, Collingwood goes for a cut and chops into off stump. End of a fine innings and a vital wicket for New Zealand as they try to limit the late carnage 231/4
    49.5 trying to clear the deep square-leg boundary this time, a slower ball on a length, it was there to hit but he just got a bit too much top edge and found the fielder 304/5
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    Extras
    22 (lb 3, nb 10, w 9)
    TOTAL
    307/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.14)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (LJ Wright, 11.2 ov), 2-84 (IR Bell, 19.6 ov), 3-95 (RS Bopara, 23.3 ov), 4-231 (PD Collingwood, 43.5 ov), 5-304 (OA Shah, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills1015905.90356112
    TG Southee1016816.80283324
    MJ Mason1006216.20308100
    DL Vettori1003813.80371200
    SB Styris806317.87134200
    LRPL Taylor201407.0050020
  • BATSMEN
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    18.2 and the pressure pays off, How trying to go over the top of cover just manages to pick out Luke Wright at cover...the bat twisted in his hand and a deserved second wicket for Broad 72/3
    8.1 and Broad strikes with his first ball! McCullum steps back and cuts one which rises up from outside off straight into Bell's hands at extra cover 52/1
    13.5 dabbed down to the gully where Collingwood picks it up and like a rocket his direct hit runs out Marshall by a good three inches 61/2
    24.3 gone...and Wright gets the key wicket in rather strange style, Taylor just chipping a catch straight down to Sidebottom at long-on, it was barely a push from Taylor but he timed it so well, too well in fact, and it was a simple catch 101/4
    29.1 the pressure tells again, and that should be the match well and truly sown up for England as Styris picks out deep midwicket as he tries to find a boundary...something had to give, the run rate has only been going one way 116/5
    37.2 ah, Flynn goes, adjudged to have strangled through to Ambrose and at first it looks as if he clearly has, but replays show that the ball brushed the thigh pad 165/6
    40.1 width outside off, cut to point and that's held by Bopara on his knees at backward point 179/7
    40.3 down on one knee, shouts of "Catch it!" and Collingwood has two wickets in three balls, Vettori picking out Anderson in the deep with his pull 180/8
    42.1 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 187/9
    42.5 Bell closes out the match with a catch in the covers, Southee leaning back and chipping up right to the fielder 193/10
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    Extras
    15 (lb 12, w 3)
    TOTAL
    193 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 4.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (BB McCullum, 8.1 ov), 2-61 (JAH Marshall, 13.5 ov), 3-72 (JM How, 18.2 ov), 4-101 (LRPL Taylor, 24.3 ov), 5-116 (SB Styris, 29.1 ov), 6-165 (DR Flynn, 37.2 ov), 7-179 (GJ Hopkins, 40.1 ov), 8-180 (DL Vettori, 40.3 ov), 9-187 (KD Mills, 42.1 ov), 10-193 (TG Southee, 42.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson804505.62297000
    RJ Sidebottom814305.37284110
    SCJ Broad821622.00361000
    GP Swann1014524.50303010
    LJ Wright601712.83220000
    PD Collingwood2.501545.2980110

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

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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)

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