Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 260/8 (59 runs required, RR: 5.20)

  • LE Plunkett25 (25b)
  • SE Bond10-0-58-1
  • JS Patel10-0-53-1

So, England save the bonus point, but they haven't yet salvaged their dignity. They are cut adrift at the bottom of the table, but they retain a mathematical chance of qualifying for the final.

Congratulations though to New Zealand, who have once again shown the sort of prowess in one-day cricket that England so palpably lack. That's it from me, Andrew Miller, and my co-commentators, Jenny Thompson and Martin Williamson. It's been distinctly average.

49.6
W
Bond to Nixon, OUT, short, swung into the leg-side, Jacob Oram dives forward and clings onto a blinder! And that is a suitably anticlimatic end to another desperate performance
49.6
1w
Bond to Nixon, 1 wide, bouncer! And it's too short! Another chance to get there. Gosh, the artificial excitement is gripping
49.5
1
Bond to Plunkett, 1 run, full, and on middle, whipped into the leg-side to rotate the strike again, and give Nixon one ball to reach his fifty
49.4
1
Bond to Nixon, 1 run, forced onto the back foot, pushed into the covers
49.3
0
Bond to Nixon, no run, stepped inside the line, and missed
49.2
4
Bond to Nixon, FOUR runs, width, and carved through the covers! England have saved the bonus-point! Joy, happiness and rapture
49.1
1
Bond to Plunkett, 1 run, short and smacked into the leg-side. One more to the total

END OF OVER:
49 | 2 Runs | ENG: 252/7 (67 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 67.00)

  • LE Plunkett23 (23b)
  • PA Nixon44 (43b)
  • JS Patel10-0-53-1
  • SE Bond9-0-50-0
48.6
1
Patel to Plunkett, 1 run, turned to leg to keep the strike

Apologies for those missing deliveries. Our technical team decided it was too exciting and pulled the plug early. I assure you, you missed nothing

48.5
0
Patel to Plunkett, no run,

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27MB LoyeEC Joyce
2nd72EC JoyceIR Bell
3rd24AJ StraussEC Joyce
4th13PD CollingwoodEC Joyce
5th20PD CollingwoodA Flintoff
6th6A FlintoffJWM Dalrymple
7th22PA NixonJWM Dalrymple
8th76PA NixonLE Plunkett
  • New Zealand cruise to easy win

    England have been looking for positives despite winning only one game on their horror three-month tour of Australia. Their latest loss provided one clear positive: their trip will almost certainly end a week early after New Zealand's comprehensive 58-run