Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    27.3 GONE! Attempted quick single, but Lou Vincent, at mid-on, picks up one-handed and under-arms at the non-striker's end! Brilliant fielding, and that's the end of a very good innings 136/4
    4.5 good response from Franklin and gets the edge this time, snapped tidily at first slip. Loye was tempted to drive that and he's a victim of the angle across him once more 27/1
    18.6 oops! A very tame dismissal, just a regulation chip through midwicket, and Fleming stoops low to clean up. New Zealand have their breakthrough, and Bell wanders off metaphorically kicking himself 99/2
    25.1 brilliant cricket from New Zealand! Vettori saw Strauss coming, and threw in the quicker ball, down the leg-side. It actually went straight under Strauss's legs as he advanced, and McCullum pulled off a blinding unsighted take, and whipped off the bails! 123/3
    32.6 done him! and that was the reward for five excellent deliveries. Collingwood tried to improvise a boundary, got down on one knee to shovel the ball over fine-leg, but instead lobbed a catch straight to the fielder! 156/5
    35.2 bowled round his legs! Flintoff stepped across his stumps to work the ball into space, but didn't make contact! Oh dear. Captain, your ship is sinking 162/6
    40.4 and a tame shot brings a tame end to a tame innings. On a good length, flopped over the covers, but not hard or high enough to beat James Franklin. And that is very jolly nearly that 184/7
    49.6 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 260/8
    not out
    18 (b 1, lb 2, nb 7, w 8)
    260/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (MB Loye, 4.5 ov), 2-99 (IR Bell, 18.6 ov), 3-123 (AJ Strauss, 25.1 ov), 4-136 (EC Joyce, 27.3 ov), 5-156 (PD Collingwood, 32.6 ov), 6-162 (A Flintoff, 35.2 ov), 7-184 (JWM Dalrymple, 40.4 ov), 8-260 (PA Nixon, 49.6 ov)
    JEC Franklin8.014515.62295004
    SE Bond10.005815.80346111
    JDP Oram5.002304.60183000
    JS Patel10.005315.30303111
    DL Vettori10.004024.00351110
    CD McMillan7.013825.42190100

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