Player of the Match
Player of the Match

"It got away from us in the middle of the innings," admits Paul Collingwood. Daniel Vettori sidesteps a question about his feelings on Twenty20 but enthuses, as well he might, about his side's performance. Craig McMillan deservedly wins the Man-of-the-Match award.

That''s it from Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson. But, unlike London buses, this being the ICC World Twenty20, there's another match along any minute now ...

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | ENG: 159/8 (6 runs required, RR: 7.95)

  • SCJ Broad3 (2b)
  • CP Schofield8 (6b)
  • MR Gillespie4-0-37-0
  • SE Bond4-0-20-2

A good performance from New Zealand after a sedate start to the match, they batted superbly once Craig McMillan and Scott Styris cut loose, smashing 124 off the last 11 overs of their innings. England started well but lost wickets just when it mattered and were always off the pace in the final overs. The margin looks small, but New Zealand were the better side and won with something to spare. They are now almost certainly through to the semi-finals while, barring something odd, England are heading to Sri Lanka for their one-day series earlier than anticipated.

19.6
2
Gillespie to Broad, 2 runs, another full toss swung into the leg side, but once more the batsman can't find the gap, they come back for the second but that doesn't matter one jot

That's it barring a no-ball or wide ...

19.5
1
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 run, slow full toss, Schofield pulls through midwicket off the bottom of the bat. no power and deep midwicket cleans up
19.4
2
Gillespie to Schofield, 2 runs, Schofield swings but doesn't get hold of it, Broad hurtles back for the second and just beats a weak throw

This has to be a boundary ... 11 off three

19.3
2
Gillespie to Schofield, 2 runs, heaved off middle stump to the right of long-on, that allows them to come back for the second ... but that's not enough
19.2
1
Gillespie to Broad, 1 run, full, driven hard down the ground, long-on makes sure he stops it and fires in a pinpoint throw ...
19.1
1
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 run, driven hard at Styris square on the off side ... the ball bobbles unkindly but he keeps his eye on it and does well
19.1
1w
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 wide, just what New Zealand did not want at this stage ... a gifted run, wide down the leg side

Schofield has had a good Twenty20 record for Surrey ... he is the last hope.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 3 Wkts | ENG: 149/8 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.84, RRR: 16.00)

  • CP Schofield2 (2b)
  • SCJ Broad0 (0b)
  • SE Bond4-0-20-2
  • MR Gillespie3-0-27-0

Was that the over that settled the match? Three wickets and three runs ... and only the tail left to keep England alive ...

18.6
1
Bond to Schofield, 1 run, well-aimed bouncer, Schofield fends it into the off side and ambles a single
18.5
W
Bond to Wright, OUT, full toss, smashed towards the cover boundary, Patel, who had to adjust a couple of times as the ball swirled, takes a well-judged catch five yards in from the edge
18.4
1
Bond to Schofield, 1 run, slower ball, clipped to short fine leg

Two a ball from here on in ...

18.3
1
Bond to Wright, 1 run, a very horrible heave, the ball scoots into the leg side

The wheels are really coming off the England innings ... again.

18.2
W
Bond to Mascarenhas, OUT, he thumps the ball high over the covers, Jeehan Patel, on for the injured Oram, doesn't have to move at deep cover and he takes a routine catch

Mascarenhas, the man who thumped five sixes off the last over against India at The Oval earlier this month ...

18.1
W
Bond to Shah, 1 run, OUT, full, driven to Vettori at extra cover, he misfields, the batsmen chance the second and Shah has to throw himself full length as the ball zips in to McCullum ... Shah slides but he looks to be an inch short ... had his bat not been the wrong way round with the back on the ground then he might just have made it

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | ENG: 145/5 (20 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 10.00)

  • LJ Wright23 (15b)
  • OA Shah20 (15b)
  • MR Gillespie3-0-27-0
  • JDP Oram2-0-26-0
17.6
2
Gillespie to Wright, 2 runs, hit straight down the ground, Vincent sprints round from long-off and makes a superb, one-handed diving stop on the boundary edge
17.5
1
Gillespie to Shah, 1 run, patted into the off side

Vettori throws his cap to the ground in disgust. ...

17.4
2
Gillespie to Shah, 2 runs, dropped pulled high into the leg side, Ross Taylor at deep midwicket gets right under it but it bounces out of his hand, into his chin and then onto the ground
17.3
1
Gillespie to Wright, 1 run, Wright gives the charge but can only punch the ball to extra cover

This is approximately how anguished Oram looked out there - it's an old pic from the last time he damaged a digit.

England need a couple of boundaries ... and soon.

17.2
1
Gillespie to Shah, 1 run, full, squeezed off the bottom of the bat to deepish point
17.1
1
Gillespie to Wright, 1 run, flicked off leg stump to the man in the deep square on the leg side

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs | ENG: 137/5 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 9.33)

  • OA Shah16 (12b)
  • LJ Wright19 (12b)
  • JDP Oram2-0-26-0
  • DL Vettori4-0-20-2

Oram looks very upset as he marches off, but at least it's not the same finger.

16.6
0
Oram to Shah, no run, dropped full toss smashed back into Oram's midriff, he spills the chance but he looks less than happy with life ... he had a serious finger injury going into the World Cup and he's heading straight off
16.5
1
Oram to Wright, 1 run, driven from the crease through extra cover, New Zealand now beginning to pick up in the field

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st62DL MaddyVS Solanki
2nd18DL MaddyKP Pietersen
3rd7PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th16OA ShahKP Pietersen
5th1A FlintoffOA Shah
6th42OA ShahLJ Wright
7th0AD MascarenhasLJ Wright
8th2CP SchofieldLJ Wright
9th11CP SchofieldSCJ Broad

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017