Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    13.3 one step down the track, a shimmy to leg to give himself room, an ugly swish, a thin nick and a straightforward catch. England are now in deep trouble. Can we hear the sound of Duncan Fletcher on the phone to British Airways confirming the flights home tomorrow ... 52/3
    1.2 GOT HIM! And what a ball to do it with! Full and inswinging, Vaughan was beaten for pace as he jabbed down late on the crease. The ball zipped beneath his bat and onto middle stump! Jubilation for the Kiwis, and England's captain lasts just one delivery on comeback! 1/1
    7.6 GONE! And that's pure frustration that's done for Bell! With a bit of luck and placement he could have had four boundaries in the last two overs. Instead he's been becalmed by some good fielding, and now he's chased a full delivery outside off stump, and edged a regulation chance to second slip! 28/2
    55
    120
    63
    3
    1
    87.30
    33.1 Strauss can't capitalise! That's a horrid smear across the line - he was targeting the vacant midwicket region, but missed a typical wicket-to-wicket delivery from Styris and lost the top of his middle stump. Another fifty-and-out for Strauss! 155/4
    106
    164
    121
    8
    0
    87.60
    47.5 leg-side yorker, Collingwood, stepping to the off, is bowled round his legs. He departs scowling at Dalrymple who dropped his bat at the non-striker's end as Bond was in his delivery stride ... and as the ball was delivered he was scrambling around in the dirt trying to pick it up! 250/6
    39.4 Relief for Ross Taylor as Flintoff thumps a simple chance straight down Franklin's throat at long-on! It was in the slot for the shot, but that was precisely the problem, as the man was lying in wait. A sucker-punch for England, and now the burden falls squarely on Collingwood's shoulders 191/5
    not out
    29
    51
    26
    2
    0
    111.53
    48.2 carbon-copy dismissal ... Nixon shuffles to the off to try to flick the ball to the on side and a full delivery clips his leg stump 251/7
    not out
    15
    7
    7
    2
    0
    214.28
    Extras
    10 (lb 4, nb 3, w 3)
    TOTAL
    270/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MP Vaughan, 1.1 ov), 2-28 (IR Bell, 7.6 ov), 3-52 (EC Joyce, 13.3 ov), 4-155 (AJ Strauss, 33.1 ov), 5-191 (A Flintoff, 39.4 ov), 6-250 (PD Collingwood, 47.5 ov), 7-251 (PA Nixon, 48.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JEC Franklin814515.62307002
    SE Bond1024644.60416030
    MR Gillespie1005215.20354101
    JDP Oram703605.14171000
    DL Vettori603706.16112000
    SB Styris905015.55203000
  • BATSMEN
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    13.1 Vincent tries to hit against the spin, gets a massive top edge and Flintoff, a few feet inside the 30-yard circle at mid-on, waits and waits and then holds the catch with nonchalant ease 81/1
    46.5 tried to give himself room to hit through the covers, a thick and edge and Nixon holds the catch. That could be that ... 232/8
    21.6 well, well ... Plunkett has his man, and that is due reward for a fine over. Fulton went for the pull, was through the shot too early, and a steepling top-edge plopped comfortably into the hands of Ian Bell in the covers 107/2
    34.1 England have got the wicket! And it's a run-out from Flintoff's first ball of the new spell! Fleming defended into the covers and set off for the run, Taylor hesitated, Fleming stopped dead, retreated, Taylor kept on coming, and Flintoff fielded the ball and hurtled down to the non-striker's end! Big breakthrough 169/3
    41.3 He's holed out to Monty! Slightly shorter from Collingwood, but it was a slower ball, and Panesar at mid-off held on to a simple chance that no doubt looked pretty difficult as it looped towards him! Could there be a late twist in this match? 203/4
    42.4 slightly fuller, again Oram looks to crash it out the ground ... this time the edge is finer and at a perfect height for Nixon who only has to move a foot or two to his left 208/5
    44.3 straight and full, McCullum shimmies to leg and is bowled off his pads 212/6
    45.6 full toss heaved right to Vaughan at midwicket. Collingwood finishes with 2 for 46 to add to his hundred and New Zealand need something Lazarus-like now 224/7
    not out
    22
    24
    12
    3
    0
    183.33
    not out
    8
    18
    10
    0
    0
    80.00
    Extras
    19 (b 1, lb 3, w 15)
    TOTAL
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: MR Gillespie
    Fall of wickets: 1-81 (L Vincent, 13.1 ov), 2-107 (PG Fulton, 21.6 ov), 3-169 (LRPL Taylor, 34.1 ov), 4-203 (SB Styris, 41.3 ov), 5-208 (JDP Oram, 42.4 ov), 6-212 (BB McCullum, 44.3 ov), 7-224 (DL Vettori, 45.6 ov), 8-232 (SP Fleming, 46.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LE Plunkett1006036.00378090
    SI Mahmood1006206.20276010
    A Flintoff1033713.70424010
    PD Collingwood1004624.60251000
    MS Panesar813814.75283000
    JWM Dalrymple20904.5050000

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.15 start, First Session 13.15-16.45 Interval 16.45-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00

Match days

6 February 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

England 4, New Zealand 0

Match Notes