Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

P Mustard
83(74) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 2 3 7 0 0 0
JM How
139(116) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 1 1 5 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O10.0
M0
R75
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JD Ryder
O3.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 340/7

  • DL Vettori14 (15b)
  • KD Mills0 (0b)
  • LJ Wright1-0-6-0
  • JM Anderson10-0-86-1

Well, what a finish. That keeps the series alive and we now go to Christchurch on Saturday with England needing to win to salvage a draw . It was a day dominated by the bat and for the last third New Zealand always seemed to have enough in the tank to get home. But then we had wickets, controversy and it came down to the last ball.

"We were dead and buried going into the last six," Collingwood admitted. "I gambled on Wrighty and what a fantastic job he did." And some. You have to say that New Zealand will look on that as an opportunity missed, although Collingwood did say that he had no idea what emotions he should have.

49.6
1
Wright to Vettori, 1 run, the ball is fired in at his feet, it cannons off his boot with some edge as well into the off side, the batsmen run, a diving underarm throw misses as Mills hurls himself towards the crease ... and he makes it. We have a tie!

Two to win, one ball remaining. Could you ask for more ... here comes Wright ...

A sad end to a really wonderful innings from How. When he came in we said he was not the man for the situation ... we were utterly wrong. As for Anderson, his bowling has been poor but his fielding all day has been awesome ...

49.5
W
Wright to Vettori, OUT, full toss hit hard to mid-off, Anderson picks up and throws down the bowler's end stumps with the batsman yards short
49.4
1
Wright to How, 1 run, hit hard to midwicket, Pietersen gathers cleanly and hurls at the bowler's end ... it misses by inches with the batsman nowhere to be seen
49.3
2
Wright to How, 2 runs, driven very hard to long-on, yet again Vettori takes on the arm and this time he gets home without the third umpire being needed ... not that he did England any favours last time!

Now the batsmen have a chat ...

49.2
1
Wright to Vettori, 1 run, bottom edge into the ground, it scoots to Broad at short fine leg

Another long chat ... everyone has an opinion and wants to air it. Fielders moving here, there and everywhere ... it's chaos out there!

49.1
1
Wright to How, 1 run, full, straight and hit to long-on

Now, the gamble has been that this would be sorted before the last over ... but now Collingwood has to make the call ... Mascarenhas or Shah? Nope ... it's Luke Wright. Knock me sideways ...

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

P Mustard
83(74) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 2 3 7 0 0 0
JM How
139(116) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 1 1 5 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O10.0
M0
R75
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JD Ryder
O3.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF