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    11.1 not this time, sorry! Bell for the umpteenth time shuffles across his stumps and tries to flick one that doesn't go on as he expected, ball pitches and straightens and thats pretty plumb 53/1
    13.2 gone now! Southee doesn't take long to strike, pitching fuller and angling it away and Cook hops up to defend, undone by the lack of bounce and the thinnest of edges is snapped 60/2
    19.5 gone! what a breakthrough and that is a huge moment in this match...given a hint of width from Southee but he can't get on top of it, slicing in the air to backward point where Oram takes a good catch 86/3
    24.4 gone! but they won't be doing it any longer, a brilliant piece of bowling by Vettori as he beats Bopara with an arm ball that slides on and crashes into the stumps...Bopara was trying to glide that away but was completely done in the flight 101/4
    46.1 and he strikes, swung high down the ground by Shah and picks out James Marshall at long off...New Zealand now that's the match well and truly sown up, the celebrations can begin 209/9
    32.1 bowled em with a quicker ball! Vettori is too much for the likes of Wright, backing away, trying to cut the arm ball, and he's in no spot to tackle that and the stumps are splayed 130/5
    34.4 quicker, wider, and Ambrose cannot control himself from reaching out and slapping that one tamely to Marshall, the substitute, at backward point 138/6
    39.1 well held, McCullum! Swann walks across his stumps to try and paddle-pull the short one angling down leg, he doesn't get more than a tickle on it and McCullum flings himself to his left and holds a good catch 164/7
    43.2 the low full toss gets a wicket, Broad heaves it down deep square-leg throat as he tries to clear the rope...Daniel Flynn holds the catch above his head 186/8
    not out
    47.5 and that's that, sliced away to backward point, Oram takes the catch and Gillespie ends the match...New Zealand all the way and huge smiles on all their faces 215/10
    22 (b 1, lb 10, nb 1, w 10)
    215 all out (47.5 Overs, RR: 4.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (IR Bell, 11.1 ov), 2-60 (AN Cook, 13.2 ov), 3-86 (KP Pietersen, 19.5 ov), 4-101 (RS Bopara, 24.4 ov), 5-130 (LJ Wright, 32.1 ov), 6-138 (TR Ambrose, 34.4 ov), 7-164 (GP Swann, 39.1 ov), 8-186 (SCJ Broad, 43.2 ov), 9-209 (OA Shah, 46.1 ov), 10-215 (JM Anderson, 47.5 ov)
    KD Mills9.015526.11289000
    MR Gillespie9.522922.94412011
    JDP Oram6.002203.66242010
    TG Southee9.004935.44337040
    DL Vettori10.013233.20392010
    SB Styris4.001704.25120010

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand won the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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

28 June 2008 (50-over match)

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Match Referee

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