Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LJ Wright
47(40) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 12 1 5 1
BB McCullum
77(43) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 6 0 1 3 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O10.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
O10.0
M2
R36
W4
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
37 | 10 Runs | NZ: 213/6

  • LRPL Taylor41 (52b)
  • DL Vettori7 (13b)
  • JM Anderson8-0-65-1
  • SCJ Broad6-0-41-0

8.55pm And the rain is heavily enough for the umpires to want to chat ... and as they do the batsmen are already heading off, and seconds later so are the officials. Out come some fairly limited covers/plastic sheets and their lightness causes problems as the wind is blowing across the ground and causing them to billow ...

9.15pm The men in red come out, have a chat and a giggle and head back inside again. The wind is blowing stiffly and no sooner are the umpires off than it stops raining ... so they turn and start back for the middle, signalling for the covers to come off and, on cue, it starts raining again! So everyone stands looking rather lost and waiting for it to either stop or start and not occupy the meteorological limbo we are in at the moment.

9.30pm It's just about stopped. Most of the crowd have gone home and there's not much sign of anyone dashing out to resume play. The cut-off is 10.00pm, so time is running out, overs are being deducted all the time and that suits New Zealand as they are miles ahead on Duckworth-Lewis ...

9.35pm The umpires come out again and the covers are coming off. The rain has stopped, a stiff wind is blowing, and the vast majority of the crowd have long since headed home. We'll find out the calculation any second ... it will be something daft like New Zealand need fours runs in four overs ...

9.40pm We will start in five minutes with four overs left. Now, listen carefully ... New Zealand are already past the winning target because of the overs lost but that might change if wickets are taken so we will bowl out the remaining overs. Clear? As mud ...

9.45pm And just as we thought there would be a brief resumption, the covers off and the stumps back in place ... we are told the game is over and New Zealand have been declared winners. The right result but a rather messy end to the series.

36.6
4
Anderson to Taylor, FOUR runs, short and wide again and that's a gift, punched from the crease through the covers
36.5
1
Anderson to Vettori, 1 run, flicked behind on the leg side for an easy run
36.4
1lb
Anderson to Taylor, 1 leg bye, off the pad behind square on the leg side
36.3
4
Anderson to Taylor, FOUR runs, short and wide, he leans back and cuts, getting a thick outside edge but quite safe and it shoots to the backward-point boundary
36.2
0
Anderson to Taylor, no run, almost a carbon-copy ball and shot
36.1
0
Anderson to Taylor, no run, full on off stump, very correct defensive push back to the right of Anderson who leans across to field

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LJ Wright
47(40) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 12 1 5 1
BB McCullum
77(43) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 6 0 1 3 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O10.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
O10.0
M2
R36
W4
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF