Player of the Match
Player of the Match

My my, what a turnaround by New Zealand. They were buried at 67 for 5 in their first innings until Oram and McCullum dug them out and piled on a 120-partnership to lift them to 210. That was still below par on this Adelaide pitch, but nevertheless their bowlers managed to totally crush England, removing them for 120, with Vettori bowling magnificently to take 4 for 24 under the lights. For the second time at Adelaide this tour England have managed to give up a very promising position and this performance was, in the end, woeful. There will be lots of head shaking and question-asking in the English camp now, while New Zealand are now sitting pretty, having leapt above England in the table, snaffling the extra bonus point. Well played New Zealand - their bowling and fielding was top class. With six weeks to the World Cup, England must fearing an upset at the back of their minds right now...

Oram's man of the match, by the way, and jolly well played that was, too - a timely comeback for New Zealand.

"Is the upset you are referring to the one where England beat either Kenya or Canada?" writes Malc, naughtily.

And on that note it's time to say goodbye. Thanks for joining us today. Do tune in on Friday for Australia's match against England back at Adelaide.

Bond to Lewis, OUT, it's all over! A thick outside edge flies to first slip and that's taken, jugglingly if that's a word, by Fleming who's done very well in the slips tonight, backing up the rest of his fielders.

New Zealand have one hand on that bonus point now - just one wicket needed now, while England need a last-wicket stand of 48

Bond to Panesar, OUT, tries to bang in a bouncer, Panesar bunts that high in the air and that's a very fine catch indeed from Astle, dribbling backwards and taking that right over his head with two hands. Good stuff and now it's Bond's turn to bring up 100 ODI wickets
Bond to Panesar, 2 runs, a decent drive through mid-on
Bond to Panesar, no run, ouch, Bond's bouncer clatters into Panesar's helmet, but he just takes it on the chin... well, literally the shoulder in fact
Bond to Panesar, no run, driven to cover and that's well dived on to cut off the single

37 | 6 Runs | ENG: 118/8 (93 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 7.15)

  • J Lewis5 (7b)
  • MS Panesar4 (8b)
  • DL Vettori9-0-24-4
  • SE Bond9-1-30-0

New Zealand need to keep England to below 168 for the bonus point - shouldn't be too hard, but you never know while Monty's there!

Vettori to Lewis, no run, aimless swish to one outside off, completely misses

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21MB LoyeAJ Strauss
2nd9AJ StraussIR Bell
3rd1EC JoyceIR Bell
4th45PD CollingwoodEC Joyce
5th16A FlintoffEC Joyce
6th15PA NixonEC Joyce
7th0EC JoyceJWM Dalrymple
8th0J LewisJWM Dalrymple
9th13J LewisMS Panesar
10th0J LewisJM Anderson
  • Vettori leads rout of hapless England

    The curse of the Andrew Flintoff captaincy continued at Adelaide, where Daniel Vettori bowled New Zealand to victory in a low-scoring contest. Vettori took four wickets as England collapsed in their modest chase of 211 to be all out for 120 in the 38th ov