Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    37
    95
    61
    4
    0
    60.65
    19.6 excellent bowling, and that's a vital breakthrough for England. How strides forward, and succeeds only in chipping the ball straight back to Swann, who flings it away with glee 83/3
    2.2 wide, a swish, and that's massive. McCullum needn't have chased that, it was almost outside the tramlines, but chase it he did, and Swann at slip held a comfortable and crucial edge. That's a huge blow for New Zealand's hopes 7/1
    6.6 oh dear. A super catch from Broad but a wretched shot from Taylor, trying to whack Sidebottom into the deep midwicket stand but he's beaten by pace and can only sky it. Broad, at mid-on, steadies himself to take a comfortable catch 24/2
    36.5 defended with an angled bat, and that pierces the infield, but here's trouble. Superb throw from Swann at third man who sized up that the non-striker was struggling to make the second run, and Collingwood gathers brilliantly and swings round behind his back to remove the bails with Styris a yard short 178/6
    25.6 gone! another big wicket for Swann as Flynn tries to sweep against the spin and gets a top edge, Ian Bell takes a simple catch at midwicket. The pressure told from a good spell by Swann, the match swings again 106/4
    34.6 gone! what a moment, superb catch at deep square-leg as Oram top-edges a pull and Anderson strikes with his last ball. Alastair Cook, on as sub, took an excellent low, running in and Anderson was pumped 173/5
    43.4 all hell breaks loose here. A massive mid-pitch collision between Elliott and Sidebottom, who was closing in on the ball but running straight at the batsman, and Elliott goes down clutching his thigh. England carry on and throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, and after a long debate, he is given out. 220/8
    38.4 slower ball offcutter, and it does the trick! Beautifully bowled but an even better catch by Bopara, leaping at short midwicket to intercept a lofted on-drive. Suddenly, England are back in the hunt 189/7
    not out
    25
    59
    27
    1
    1
    92.59
    46.4 that's a bit of a massive moment! A steer into the covers, a swoop from Bell, who pings down the stumps with two-and-a-half to aim at. Southee is six inches short, and England have a sniff, as Mark Gillespie comes in at No. 11 233/9
    not out
    4
    18
    13
    0
    0
    30.76
    Extras
    18 (b 4, lb 3, w 11)
    TOTAL
    246/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (BB McCullum, 2.2 ov), 2-24 (LRPL Taylor, 6.6 ov), 3-83 (JM How, 19.6 ov), 4-106 (DR Flynn, 25.6 ov), 5-173 (JDP Oram, 34.6 ov), 6-178 (SB Styris, 36.5 ov), 7-189 (DL Vettori, 38.4 ov), 8-220 (GD Elliott, 43.4 ov), 9-233 (TG Southee, 46.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom10.005525.50348010
    JM Anderson10.003913.90384020
    SCJ Broad10.003903.90333020
    LJ Wright2.00804.0081000
    GP Swann10.014924.90313010
    PD Collingwood7.004015.71203110
    RS Bopara1.00909.0011000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-1

Player of the match

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

25 June 2008 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • New Zealand take controversial last-ball thriller

    Kyle Mills and Mark Gillespie held their nerve to seal New Zealand a thrilling and incredible one-wicket victory at The Oval. After Luke Wright produced a nerveless final over to match his effort in Napier, it came down to two needed off one ball