Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    11.1 the sucker punch ... short, Ryder pulls and it goes straight down the throat of the man out in the deep five yards behind square. Mascarenhas hardly has to move and he turns and shows the ball to spectators who have been giving him some verbals 40/3
    1.5 massive breakthrough and that's good aggression from Anderson. Another short ball, angling in and cramping McCullum as he attempted to cut his way out of trouble. Alastair Cook at slip claims a simple looped chance. England are up and running 7/1
    10.4 How looks to drive through extra cover, the ball squirts off a thick edge and scoots to the left of Collingwood at backward point who takes a good, low catch ... it wasn't going hard but it was dying on him 40/2
    29.3 oh dear ... salt in the wound. First the six is discounted and three balls later Taylor misses a straight one and is given lbw. He was a long way forward but it wasn't high. In normal circumstances that would be okay, but given what has already happened this over, it's bound to be a discussion point ... 95/6
    14.5 short, he pulls from outside off and Mascarenhas at shortish midwicket takes a really good catch above his head. It was slightly too short for the pull and that's why he couldn't get on top of it and ended up playing more of a tennis swat 53/4
    21.6 straight through a large gap between bat and pad - his footwork has been minimal throughout - and the off stump is sent flying 64/5
    48.5 another full toss, Oram thumps that over Bell at wide mid-on, it seems for all the world to be falling beyond him but he turns, runs and dives full length to take a brilliant catch as the ball drops over his shoulder 223/9
    41.3 as he now does every ball, Vettori steps to the leg and gives himself room, but this time he pulls the ball straight to Shah at deep midwicket 169/7
    45.5 short, Mills takes the bait and hooks, gets a big top edge and Cook comes in from the deep-midwicket boundary and has to make a late adjustment and dive forward to hold the ball inches above the turf. In this breeze that must have been swirling around and he did well 199/8
    not out
    11
    20
    11
    0
    1
    100.00
    not out
    2
    5
    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    8 (lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    234/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (BB McCullum, 1.5 ov), 2-40 (JM How, 10.4 ov), 3-40 (JD Ryder, 11.1 ov), 4-53 (SB Styris, 14.5 ov), 5-64 (PG Fulton, 21.6 ov), 6-95 (LRPL Taylor, 29.3 ov), 7-169 (DL Vettori, 41.3 ov), 8-199 (KD Mills, 45.5 ov), 9-223 (JDP Oram, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom1003713.70394011
    JM Anderson1014124.10413200
    SCJ Broad1013233.20390200
    PD Collingwood904334.77264000
    AD Mascarenhas705507.85120411
    LJ Wright402205.50102000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.2 that was pure pressure - nothing more, nothing less. A length ball, smeared in front of square on the leg side, and straight to the solitary fielder at mid-on. England are wobbling 31/2
    2.6 tapped into the covers, and Vettori pings down the stumps with Mustard nowhere near the frame! That's England's seventh run-out in this series. Their fielders didn't hit the stumps once, now New Zealand have made direct hits twice in two attempts ... 18/1
    73
    112
    89
    10
    0
    82.02
    30.1 faster, flatter arm ball traps Bell back in the crease ...it was hitting, no doubts there, but was there a sniff of an edge? It matters not a jot because he's on his way ... but he's muttering all the way back to the hutch ... 138/3
    32.6 he misses an intended flick to leg, and Rauf gives another lbw ... he was a long way forward but despite that it looked a sound decision. Not that Pietersen would agree, and he stares long and hard at the hapless official as he heads off 149/4
    not out
    70
    58
    50
    6
    3
    140.00
    not out
    18
    46
    28
    0
    0
    64.28
    Extras
    3 (nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    229/4 (44 Overs, RR: 5.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (P Mustard, 2.6 ov), 2-31 (AN Cook, 7.2 ov), 3-138 (IR Bell, 30.1 ov), 4-149 (KP Pietersen, 32.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills1015405.40366110
    CS Martin704506.42185100
    JDP Oram914515.00315100
    PA Hitchcock705608.00197111
    DL Vettori1012322.30380000
    SB Styris10606.0031000

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-1

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Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

15 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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