Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JDP Oram
88(91) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 9 3 5 3
IR Bell
73(89) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 4 1 5 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M1
R23
W2
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs | ENG: 229/4

  • PD Collingwood70 (50b)
  • OA Shah18 (28b)
  • JDP Oram9-1-45-1
  • PA Hitchcock7-0-56-0

Well, the only way was up after two resounding drubbings, but England bounced back well and were led from the front by Paul Collingwood who took 3 for 43 and then hammered 70 not out off 50 balls. They bowled well, even though they allowed New Zealand to post 234 for 9 after being 95 for 6, and then recovered from losing both openers to ease home with three overs and six wickets in hand.

Click here to read Andrew Miller's gripping bulletin. In the meantime, that it from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller for tonight. We will be back next Wednesday at 11am (2200GMT Tuesday) for the fourth ODI in Napier.

43.6
1
Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, short, pulled but not timed, but it makes no difference as they take the single to backward square leg that wins the match and puts England back in the series
43.5
1
Oram to Shah, 1 run, slashed drive to the left of extra cover and this time Shah takes the run to tie the scores
43.4
0
Oram to Shah, no run, crisp drive to deepish mid-off but again no interest in the single
43.3
0
Oram to Shah, no run, all very anticlimactic now ... the runs will come .... but not off this ball which point fields

God Save The Queen rings out for the first time this tour. The national anthem version and not the Sex Pistols one ...

43.2
0
Oram to Shah, no run, driven to extra cover
43.1
1
Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, low full toss patted to long-on

Three to win and at least the series is alive ...

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JDP Oram
88(91) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 9 3 5 3
IR Bell
73(89) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 4 1 5 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M1
R23
W2
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O10.0
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF