Player of the Match
Player of the Match
238dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England salvage incredible tie

Jamie How produced the innings of his life to guide New Zealand to within a single blow of victory in the fourth ODI at Napier, but in the end his 139 from 116 balls was trumped by six balls of nerveless discipline from England's rawest recruit, Luke Wrig

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JM How
139(116) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 39 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 1 19 6 15 15 17 57
P Mustard
83(74) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 10 8 8 17 5 4 21

Best performances - Bowlers

JD Ryder
O3
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
O9
M0
R66
W2
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

20 February 2008 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 340/7 (1 run required, RR: 6.80)

  • 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

JM How run out (Anderson) 139 (187m 116b 10x4 3x6) SR: 119.82

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 ...

  • England back from the dead

    Reaction from the thrilling tie in Napier where Luke Wright produces a superb final over to salvage a share of the spoils for England

  • Déjà vu in Napier

    Stats highlights from the incredible tied game between New Zealand and England in Napier

  • England salvage incredible tie

    Jamie How produced the innings of his life to guide New Zealand to within a single blow of victory in the fourth ODI at Napier, but in the end his 139 from 116 balls was trumped by six balls of nerveless discipline from England's rawest recruit, Luke Wrig

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st70BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd91JM HowBB McCullum
3rd92JM HowLRPL Taylor
4th48SB StyrisJM How
5th3JM HowPG Fulton
6th11JDP OramJM How
7th24DL VettoriJM How
8th1DL VettoriKD Mills