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143dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

Focussed England complete emphatic win

A proficient and professional allround display from England took them to an emphatic 50-run win over New Zealand in the second and final Twenty20 in Christchurch. With the one-day series two days away, England are bristling with confidence and New Zealand

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
54(28) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 0 22 1 8 2 8 13
OA Shah
47(35) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 6 6 3 11 7 2 10

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

7 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | NZ: 143/8 (51 runs required, RR: 7.15)

  • KD Mills30 (22b)
  • TG Southee12 (10b)
  • RJ Sidebottom4-0-19-2
  • JM Anderson4-0-36-1

Well, that's the end of another disappointing match, although it contained some good cricket earlier on. For the second time England have posted a score too large for New Zealand's batsmen and although it's early days, you have to worry about the home side in the one-day series to come. New Zealand are in transition after recent retirements and it has to be hoped that rumours one or two more players are on their way are not accurate.

As the remaining spectators head into the cold night, that's all from us for today. Join us again on Saturday at 2.00pm (0100GMT) for the first match in the five-game ODI series. Until then it's goodnight from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller.

19.6
2
Sidebottom to Mills, 2 runs, full and straight, Mascarenhas at extra cover could have got there and would have had the match been on the line, as it is he allows the ball to bumble to long-off
19.5
1
Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, full and at his feet, patted to extra cover

It's almost silent now ... those that remain are beyond caring, which is understandable.

19.4
1
Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run, driven to extra cover
19.3
1
Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, squeezed to third man
19.2
1
Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run, driven to deep cover

Still the fans head into the night ...

19.1
1
Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, turned to backward square leg who is on the edge of the circle

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd5BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
3rd23JM HowLRPL Taylor
4th30SB StyrisJM How
5th7JM HowPG Fulton
6th7JM HowDR Flynn
7th8KD MillsDR Flynn
8th28KD MillsPA Hitchcock
9th21KD MillsTG Southee
  • Focussed England complete emphatic win

    A proficient and professional allround display from England took them to an emphatic 50-run win over New Zealand in the second and final Twenty20 in Christchurch. With the one-day series two days away, England are bristling with confidence and New Zealand