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

PA Nixon c Oram b Bond 49 (68m 47b 2x4 2x6) SR: 104.25

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, 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,
  • 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

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