Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 (almost) perfect start for new Zealand. A soft dismissal, short outside off stump, almost a long hop, which Joyce swishes at and gets a thin but audible top edge to and McCullum flings the ball high. An easy catch and a real sucker punch 1/1
    15.3 awful shot and Vaughan pays the price. The ball wasn't short enough to pull, but Vaughan tried to, and instead dragged a huge bottom edge back into his stumps. England now wobbling a touch here 52/3
    8.5 Oram strikes, Bell tried to drive a ball that was a little too wide and a little too short, and the thin edge is easily taken by McCullum. Bell got a bit bogged down there and frustration appeared to have got the better of him 30/2
    35.3 a soft end to a good innings. Pietersen took a stride down the pitch and chipped the ball to James Franklin coming in from long-on. It was a lame stroke, a nothing stroke, and now England are in the deep stuff 133/5
    34.6 Collingwood shapes to run the ball down to third man but only succeeds in running it off the face of the bat right into McCullum's gloves. He leaps towards the heavens as if stung by a bee as his colleagues race in to celebrate 133/4
    35.6 a collapse turns into a crisis for England. A slower ball and Flintoff does no more than chip the ball to extra cover who takes the most routine of routine catches. New Zealand are almost beside themselves as Flintoff, head bowed, trudges off 134/6
    38.2 an attempted steer to third man and McCullum is airbourne as, standing up, he takes a thin edge and Dalrymple is on his way. Great keeping and excellent, nagging bowling 138/7
    not out
    42
    41
    57
    5
    0
    102.43
    not out
    29
    34
    46
    1
    1
    85.29
    Extras
    13 (lb 2, nb 7, w 4)
    TOTAL
    209/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (EC Joyce, 0.1 ov), 2-30 (IR Bell, 8.5 ov), 3-52 (MP Vaughan, 15.3 ov), 4-133 (PD Collingwood, 34.6 ov), 5-133 (KP Pietersen, 35.3 ov), 6-134 (A Flintoff, 35.6 ov), 7-138 (JWM Dalrymple, 38.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JEC Franklin904324.77343014
    SE Bond1011921.90492020
    JDP Oram602514.16244000
    JS Patel804205.25222101
    DL Vettori1005305.30263101
    SB Styris702523.57251011
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 stood tall and fished at that one with a straight bat, sending the lightest feather of an edge through to Nixon who snaps up an easy catch 1/1
    4.6 It's a great catch from Joyce over his head running backwards at deep midwicket. Anderson banged that one in short, Fleming's eyes lit up but he didn't get over the pull shot and he sent that high and higher - the ball hanging in the air for a while 19/3
    1.2 what a catch! Flintoff, diving athletically at wide first slip, takes a terrific catch, one handed with his right hand 3/2
    not out
    87
    113
    127
    9
    0
    76.99
    15.2 and the move pays off! That's a perfect pitch on leg and turns a touch away as the batsman goes for an aerial drive over cover which he spoons right in the air. A bit of zigzagging from Dalrymple who - importantly - keeps his eye on the ball all the way. Panesar leaps like an exciteable salmon at the catch 72/4
    not out
    63
    83
    118
    4
    1
    75.90
    Extras
    26 (b 2, lb 11, nb 2, w 11)
    TOTAL
    210/4 (41 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (L Vincent, 0.6 ov), 2-3 (LRPL Taylor, 1.2 ov), 3-19 (SP Fleming, 4.6 ov), 4-72 (CD McMillan, 15.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson803924.87306010
    LE Plunkett704316.14246011
    A Flintoff811702.12360011
    PD Collingwood302006.6652000
    MS Panesar1004714.70310130
    JWM Dalrymple402907.25103010
    KP Pietersen10202.0040000

Match Notes

  • Flintoff's sobering experience

    All too often, the press and public in England are guilty of what is known as "tall-poppy syndrome". They build a star up, particularly if he is a sportsman, and then hack him down with a vengeance the moment he oversteps the mark

  • Fletcher remains optimistic

    Duncan Fletcher, the England coach, insists all is not lost for England, despite losing comprehensively to New Zealand in their opening match on Friday

  • 'I knew the heat was on me' - Styris

    Scott Styris, the New Zealand allrounder, has said that the pressure to retain his place in the squad motivated him to raise his performance and guide his side home

  • Vaughan vows no let-up against Canada

    Michael Vaughan insists he isn't about to give someone a game for the sake of getting practice as England turn their focus to Canada in their second Group C match on March 18 in St. Lucia

  • Oram plunders England ... again

    The 138-run stand between Scott Styris and Jacob Oram ensured that New Zealand edged ahead 28-27 in their head-to-head against England

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1SP FlemingL Vincent
2nd2SP FlemingLRPL Taylor
3rd16SP FlemingSB Styris
4th53CD McMillanSB Styris
5th138SB StyrisJDP Oram