Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
110(112) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 2 7 3 4 4
BB McCullum
36(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 12 0 4 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

PD Collingwood
O2.5
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.29
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R38
W1
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, that's just smashing - for England, crushing New Zealand by 114 runs in the opening match of this five ODI series at Chester-le-Street. It was a tale of two contrasting teams today - and of Pietersen's extraordinary shots in his first one-day ton in England.

It's not surprising to hear that Pietersen has been named Man of the Match. Paul Collingwood says there isn't much England could have done better today, while Daniel Vettori admits New Zealand were poor. The contrasting emotions.

Well, thanks for joining us today, do come back for the next match on Wednesday from Edgbaston. From Andrew McGlashan and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye.

42.5
W
Collingwood to Southee, OUT, Bell closes out the match with a catch in the covers, Southee leaning back and chipping up right to the fielder
42.4
6
Collingwood to Southee, SIX runs, a good shot there from Southee, lifts it from outside off and times it all the way over backward square, the ball going fairly flat
42.3
0
Collingwood to Southee, no run, outside off, a vain swish away from the body, the ball moving wide off the seam
42.2
0
Collingwood to Southee, no run, short ball on the legs, Southee looks to pull it but the ball rushes on to him

There's a wall with some writing on it, just next to the large madam who is getting ready to sing

"He had to get that Wright," notes one of our colleagues, sagely

42.1
W
Collingwood to Mills, OUT, backs away and goes for the pull, hits it up a lot higher than he wanted, Wright running hard from midwicket and catches it over his head, excellent catch, particularly with plenty of fielders rushing round near him

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs | NZ: 187/8

  • KD Mills7 (8b)
  • TG Southee0 (2b)
  • SCJ Broad8-2-16-2
  • PD Collingwood2-0-9-2
41.6
1
Broad to Mills, 1 run, backs away again, pushed into the covers, they chase the single through

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
110(112) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 2 7 3 4 4
BB McCullum
36(27) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 12 0 4 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

PD Collingwood
O2.5
M0
R15
W4
Eco5.29
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R38
W1
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF