Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
    SR
    40.1 and the change does the trick! An easy chip to midwicket, dolly catching practice for Dalrymple, really, short in on the legs. Smart captaincy from Flintoff 219/5
    4.6 full and swinging in, Fleming caught in no-man's land and it raps him on the pad but looks for all the world to have got a thin inside edge to that. If he didn't then it was plumb ... the umpire has no doubts 32/1
    8.5 full and on off stump, Fulton looks to drive, gets a thin edge and Nixon does well to take a low catch tumbling to his right 53/2
    33.3 good bowling from Collingwood, the slower ball, a legcutter and Taylor sails that up to long-on (his hand coming off the bat) where it's Panesar... and can he... oh, Monty makes that catch look easy! Ah, it was. Nevermind, he's cool in collecting it and cool in celebrating - pointing a finger up in the air, as if to say who da man 190/3
    38.3 gone this time! Tidy work from Nixon and Panesar gets the wicket he deserves, McMillan down the track to get after Panesar and misses completely. Panesar sets off in his endearingly lost-in-his-own-world celebrations, skipping and whirring his finger around 213/4
    not out
    54
    64
    33
    3
    4
    163.63
    43.6 "Catch, catch, catch!" suggests Nixon and Strauss obliges, taking that running forward and carrying on a few steps with the momentum. McCullum was going leg-side, it was too wide, so he had to adjust on the off-side. Good cameo nevertheless 246/6
    46.3 length ball and tries to clear mid-off, but Plunkett at long-off, running backwards, holds on for a relatively easy catch 268/7
    not out
    11
    19
    7
    1
    0
    157.14
    Extras
    37 (lb 12, nb 3, w 22)
    TOTAL
    318/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.36)
    Did not bat: JS Patel, SE Bond
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (SP Fleming, 4.6 ov), 2-53 (PG Fulton, 8.5 ov), 3-190 (LRPL Taylor, 33.3 ov), 4-213 (CD McMillan, 38.3 ov), 5-219 (L Vincent, 40.1 ov), 6-246 (BB McCullum, 43.6 ov), 7-268 (JEC Franklin, 46.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LE Plunkett905436.00325070
    CT Tremlett1007217.20326253
    A Flintoff1006606.60308120
    MS Panesar1023523.50464110
    JWM Dalrymple504308.6072140
    PD Collingwood603616.00150110
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    25
    44
    25
    2
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    18 (b 1, lb 2, nb 7, w 8)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JEC Franklin814515.62295004
    SE Bond1005815.80346111
    JDP Oram502304.60183000
    JS Patel1005315.30303111
    DL Vettori1004024.00351110
    CD McMillan713825.42190100

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