ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 17th match, Group E

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 5 runs

9.55am Here we go. England go into a huddle, no doubt reiterating the importance of taking their catches, as New Zealand's openers, Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum take guard. James Anderson will lead the new-ball attack from the Old Fort Road End.

9.50am We're almost ready to get underway. The teams are doing a few laps of the pitch ... and laps are something that England's captain is particularly keen on, apparently.

Today, your commentators will be Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson, with Jenny Thompson on bulletin and tea-making duty, because a) she's late and b) she's eloping to Australia next month, so it's only fair.

England 1 Darren Maddy, 2 Vikram Solanki (wk), 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood (capt), 5 Owais Shah, 6 Andrew Flintoff, 7 Luke Wright, 8 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 9 Chris Schofield, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.

New Zealand 1 Lou Vincent, 2 Brendon McCullum (wk), 3 Peter Fulton, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Scott Styris, 6 Craig McMillan, 7 Jacob Oram, 8 Daniel Vettori (capt), 9 Shane Bond, 10 Mark Gillespie, 11 Chris Martin.

9.45am England win the toss and bowl. "Generally chasing in this format is the way to go," says Paul Collingwood, "but being a 10am start, hopefully it'll nip around." So there we go

So, Maddy returns at the top of the order, alongside Prior's replacement, Solanki. And Luke Wright slips in down the order. For New Zealand, Jeetan Patel makes way for the seamer Chris Martin.

9.35am To reiterate, this is not quite but very nearly a must-win match for England. Win today, and they will be on course - lose, and they must not only beat India later in the week, but also hope for results elsewhere to go their way

9.15am England confirm that Vikram Solanki will keep for the crocked Matt Prior. Solanki will open the batting as well, which amounts to an improbable double promotion for a man whose drinks-carrying skills had been coming on nicely in the tournament. Looking longer-term, Paul Nixon might be in with a chance of a recall - not only for the rest of the Twenty20s but also for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Durham's Phil Mustard is another man with his mobile switched on in anticipation.

8.45am Good morning and welcome to our coverage of England v New Zealand, a must-win match for the English who will be all but eliminated if they lose.

The early news is that Matt Prior is out of the tournament after fracturing his right thumb in training yesterday. Vikram Solanki took the gloves but England will wait until the last minute before naming a replacement for the match. He is likely to play, however, as a straight swap at the top of the order.

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 wide, well, the good news for England is that their stand-in keeper, Solanki, takes that with no worries. The bad news is that it was speared down the leg-side

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 wide, even wider down the leg-side. But zippier at least.

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 leg bye, on leg-stump this time, and another extra, this time off the pad

0.2

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, this is verging on the rubbish from Anderson. Four consecutive leg-side deliveries, and this time the deflection takes the ball over the ropes

0.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, that's a better line - middle and middle-and-off, and pushed out to midwicket

0.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, tighter again from Anderson, McCullum comes forward and defends

The slip has gone already and reappeared at midwicket

0.5

Anderson to McCullum, no run, faster and back of a length, pushed into the covers off the back foot

0.6

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, there's the breakthrough, and it's the reserve keeper Solanki who takes the catch! Short of a length and fast from Anderson, McCullum swished loosely off the back foot, but found only a thin edge. The chance was taken comfortably enough - Anderson, all is forgiven

BB McCullum c †Solanki b Anderson 4 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 1 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/1 (RR: 7.00)
     JM Anderson    1-0-6-1
L Vincent    0* (1b)     

Stuart Broad to take up the attack

1.1

Broad to Vincent, no run, nice tight line outside off stump, left alone

1.2

Broad to Vincent, no run, another good delivery - not much carry, strangely - but Vincent shoulders arms emphatically

1.3

Broad to Vincent, 2 runs, full length and driven airily - Broad stuck out his left hand and came close to intercepting - but the ball flies down to long-off where it's picked up inside the rope

1.4

Broad to Vincent, 2 runs, full and Vincent goes through with a chancy drive. Gets a bit of a leading edge on it, but it lands safe just out of the reach of long-on

1.5

Broad to Vincent, FOUR, shot! That was in the slot for the cover drive, and Vincent latched on in fine style. No stopping that one

1.6

Broad to Vincent, 1 wide, Broad this time strays down the leg-side. Another comfortable take from Solanki

1.6

Broad to Vincent, no run, pushed into the covers. A decent first over from Broad

End of over 2 (9 runs) New Zealand 16/1 (RR: 8.00)
L Vincent    8* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-9-0
PG Fulton    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    1-0-6-1

Paul Collingwood rings the changes just as he did at Cape Town against South Africa. Here comes Andrew Flintoff for his first over

2.1

Flintoff to Fulton, no run, a genuine edge, but safe. The slip is far too deep, in the opinion of Nasser Hussain. That's probably because Solanki is stood further back than a regular keeper

2.2

Flintoff to Fulton, OUT, full length and that's plumb! Fulton was looking to work that off the legs and through midwicket, but he missed. No dispute there. Another breakthrough for England

PG Fulton lbw b Flintoff 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ross Taylor comes to the middle with his side in a bit of strife

2.3

Flintoff to Taylor, no run, wide of the crease and angled in. Awkwardly defended down into the crease

2.4

Flintoff to Taylor, 1 leg bye, good nip and lift off a good length. Taylor picks up a leg-bye as the ball bobbles into the gully region

2.5

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, back and across to defend with an angled bat, third man sweeps round to field inside the rope

2.6

Flintoff to Taylor, 1 run, good line and length once again. Excellent lift off the pitch, and Taylor this time picks up a single to third man

Anderson returns at the opposite end

End of over 3 (3 runs) New Zealand 19/2 (RR: 6.33)
LRPL Taylor    1* (3b)      A Flintoff    1-0-2-1
L Vincent    9* (8b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-9-0

3.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, ripper. Perfect line and length, and bit of nip and bounce off the seam to beat the bat

3.2

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, not the worst delivery, but that was clobbered. Just a fraction too short, and Taylor targets the short leg-side boundary with a lofted swipe

3.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short and a slash from Taylor, but he misses out this time

3.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short of a length again. Taylor is on the charge but misses out again

3.5

Anderson to Taylor, OUT, that's a big wicket for England. Taylor was looking itchy out there. He tried to pick Anderson off a good length, but managed only a leading edge to a back-pedalling Flintoff in the covers. Three big wickets, and England are on top

LRPL Taylor c Flintoff b Anderson 7 (6m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

Mascarenhas makes room for Flintoff at mid-off. "New Zealand are in some trouble," says Nasser Hussain, who can't keep the surprise out of his voice

Styris, the new batsman, claims to camera that his favourite shot is "the forward defence". What a wag.

3.6

Anderson to Vincent, 1 run, pushed onto the back foot and defended into the gap

End of over 4 (7 runs) New Zealand 26/3 (RR: 6.50)
L Vincent    10* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-2
SB Styris    0* (0b)      A Flintoff    1-0-2-1

4.1

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, perfect from Flintoff. Uneasy length, tight line, great lift off the pitch. Vincent does well to miss it

4.2

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, fuller length and defended off the back foot. Great attacking pace so far

4.3

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, shorter and slashed wildly, it takes a slight top-edge but plugs safely between two fielders converging from third man and point

4.4

Flintoff to Styris, 1 run, Styris is off the mark first ball with a nudge into the gap

4.5

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, good line and length again, but Flintoff is clearly hobbling at the end of each delivery. Sadly, that's the way of things these days

4.6

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, the end of another excellent over for Flintoff and England. Tidy and attacking stuff

End of over 5 (3 runs) New Zealand 29/3 (RR: 5.80)
L Vincent    12* (14b 1x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-5-1
SB Styris    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-2

5.1

Broad to Vincent, no run, a fraction short and a hint of width, but backward point picks up a backfoot steer with ease

5.2

Broad to Vincent, 1 run, full length, angled into the pads, pushed out to midwicket

5.3

Broad to Styris, no run, lovely line and length again. Fizzes through to the increasingly confident Solanki

More on Flintoff's ankle. England's policy is to keep bowling him, as Peter Moores said recently: "This is quite a good tournament for us to be able to test out where we are with him. It's a short form of the game and we can control it and look at it so at the end of every game we do that." Plus, Flintoff is, of course, always mad keen to bowl.

5.4

Broad to Styris, 1 run, sharp single, the shy misses at the non-striker's end

5.5

Broad to Vincent, OUT, full-length, angled in and that's another big wicket, and what's more, another comfortable take for the reserve keeper! "Solanki's like Godfrey Evans out there," screams David Lloyd, as well he might. England are all over it at the moment

L Vincent c †Solanki b Broad 13 (26m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

"I would have said 160-180 would be a great total," says Jeetan Patel, who's sitting out this match, with Chris Martin in. They'll do well to make that now

5.6

Broad to McMillan, no run, right on the spot first ball, and the dangerous McMillan plays himself in

Another bowling change from the breathless Collingwood. Here's Anderson again

End of over 6 (2 runs) New Zealand 31/4 (RR: 5.16)
CD McMillan    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-1
SB Styris    2* (3b)      A Flintoff    2-0-5-1

6.1

Anderson to Styris, no run, full length and tight line, through to the keeper with minimal fuss

6.2

Anderson to Styris, 2 runs, too short, and swivel-pulled into the leg-side. No great timing however

6.3

Anderson to Styris, no run, short again but Styris can't time this one either. New Zealand are looking a little keen to get on with it at the moment. As well they might

6.4

Anderson to Styris, no run, fuller length, and driven to cover

6.5

Anderson to Styris, no run, elegant strike off the front foot, but well fielded at short cover, and another valuable dot ball

6.6

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, slower ball to finish the over. Styris picks it but doesn't time it, and long-on tidies up for another single. Good over for England

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 34/4 (RR: 4.85)
SB Styris    5* (9b)      JM Anderson    3-0-16-2
CD McMillan    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-11-1

Another change. Here's Dimitri Mascarenhas, with Solanki under the lid and standing up to the stumps

7.1

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, short of a length, and nudged out to point

7.2

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, defended off the front foot this time. Clever change of pace

7.3

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, lovely delivery. Outside off stump and climbing off the seam. Solanki takes well with a leap

7.4

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, good lift again, Styris attempts to waft round the corner, but can't make contact

7.5

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, excellent bowling, tempting but constraining and Styris can do nothing

7.6

Mascarenhas to Styris, 1 run, a single at last, but nothing more than that as third man sweeps round to pick up. Well bowled Dimitri

Good areas from Mascarenhas. Let's see if Collingwood can also find some good areas. He's been good at it so far on this tour.

End of over 8 (1 run) New Zealand 35/4 (RR: 4.37)
SB Styris    6* (15b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-1-0
CD McMillan    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    3-0-16-2

8.1

Collingwood to Styris, 1 run, nudged into the gap on the off side

8.2

Collingwood to McMillan, 1 leg bye, line and length, and no width to play with. New Zealand are on the ropes

8.3

Collingwood to Styris, 1 run, hustled into the covers, lots of shouting as the shy comes in but safe enough

8.4

Collingwood to McMillan, 1 run, a swish and a miss outside off stump. England have taken the pace off the ball at precisely the right time of this innings

8.5

Collingwood to Styris, no run, full length, almost a yorker length, and dug out with a straight bat

8.6

Collingwood to Styris, 1 run, floated up to the pads and whipped into the leg side to complete a very tidy over

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand 40/4 (RR: 4.44)
SB Styris    9* (19b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0
CD McMillan    1* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-1-0

9.1

Mascarenhas to Styris, SIX, that's massive. Just a little bit too short from Mascarenhas, and at his pace he can't afford to do that. Styris climbed into that and smacked it clean over the midwicket stand

9.2

Mascarenhas to Styris, SIX, slightly fuller, but that's the same result! Down on one knee and lots of bottom hand. One bounce off the roof of the midwicket stand and away into the road!

9.3

Mascarenhas to Styris, SIX, take that! Faster and flatter, but the same result. 666, the number of the beast!

9.4

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, wider of the stumps this time. Sensibly so

9.5

Mascarenhas to Styris, 1 run, wider and fuller is the way forward, driven into the covers

9.6

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 1 run, wide of the crease and angled onto middle stump. A gentle push down the ground to keep the strike

A better over for New Zealand. That's enough from me. Here's Martin Williamson

End of over 10 (20 runs) New Zealand 60/4 (RR: 6.00)
CD McMillan    2* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-21-0
SB Styris    28* (24b 3x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-4-0

Many thanks, Andrew. And all the more commendable as he typed with a seriously injured right hand, sustained when he rollerbladed into a lamp post after realising, shortly after reaching terminal velocity going down a hill near his home, that he didn't know how to stop.

10.1

Schofield to McMillan, 1 run, floated and driven hard to deep mid-off, well picked up and returned with real zip

10.2

Schofield to Styris, 1 run, one step to make a full delivery into a full toss, driven to the man in the deep on the cover boundary

Much hand waving from Collingwood ...

10.3

Schofield to McMillan, 2 runs, one step and leaved into the off side, it goes high and far but long-on and deep cover can't get there and it bounces harmlessly between them

10.4

Schofield to McMillan, SIX, now that he middled, same shot but that time he connected and it flew high and far into the crowd

10.5

Schofield to McMillan, 1 run, pushed into the covers

10.6

Schofield to Styris, 1 run, back on his stumps and flicked to deepish square leg

Not many people in here, but it is an early start and a work day.

End of over 11 (12 runs) New Zealand 72/4 (RR: 6.54)
SB Styris    30* (26b 3x6)      CP Schofield    1-0-12-0
CD McMillan    12* (8b 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-21-0

11.1

Broad to Styris, SIX, full toss and that got exactly what it deserved, smacked onto the roof of the stand beyond midwicket and it's stuck up there

Send for the ICC-approved ladder ...

11.2

Broad to Styris, 1 run, wider and flat-batted to deep cover

11.3

Broad to McMillan, no run, very wide, but McMillan reaches for it and just about manages to get a bat on it and bump the ball into the ground from where it loops to Solanki

11.4

Broad to McMillan, FOUR, wide full toss, creamed through the covers, no chance of the man in the deep getting anywhere near that

11.5

Broad to McMillan, no run, slower and wide, McMillan heaves and misses and then mutters in the direction of the umpire ... he thought that should have been called

11.6

Broad to McMillan, 1 run, yorker-length but outside off, squirted down to third man

New Zealand have smacked their way back into this match after a torpid start. What can England do? They send for Mascarenhas.

End of over 12 (12 runs) New Zealand 84/4 (RR: 7.00)
CD McMillan    17* (12b 1x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    3-0-23-1
SB Styris    37* (28b 4x6)      CP Schofield    1-0-12-0

12.1

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 1 run, turned off his toes to Broad at short fine leg. "Well done, Broady," chirps Solanki

12.2

Mascarenhas to Styris, no run, Styris throws everything into that slog but missed, Solanki takes

12.3

Mascarenhas to Styris, FOUR, he connects at the second time of asking, Solanki yells "catch it" but it bounces safely between the men in the deep

12.4

Mascarenhas to Styris, 1 run, swished into the leg side

12.5

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 1 run, OUT, Styris calls for a second to wide midwicket, Maddy picks up cleanly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and Styris is well short ... the umpire calls for the replay but Styris knows and he is heading off.

SB Styris run out 42 (33m 31b 1x4 4x6) SR: 135.48

That shows the value of the direct hit ... had Mascarenhas had to gather then the batsman would have made it.

12.6

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 1 run, flicked of his pads to deep midwicket

"For info the number of the beast is 616. 666 is a popular misconception," emails Rob. Interestingly. Someone tell Iron Maiden that they are wrong as well, please.

End of over 13 (8 runs) New Zealand 92/5 (RR: 7.07)
CD McMillan    20* (15b 1x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-29-0
JDP Oram    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    3-0-23-1

13.1

Anderson to McMillan, 2 runs, super running, cut to third man and McMillan was sprinting back for the second even as the throw was on its way, the fielder was off balance and he spotted that and gambled

13.2

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, a more sedate single into the off

13.3

Anderson to Oram, 1 wide, banged in, Oram ducks and the square-leg umpire signals that it was a wide and his colleague calls it. Anderson unamused, to say the least

13.3

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, patted square on the off side

13.4

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, slower - 67mph - yorker-length but outside off, the bat jabs down and the ball bobbles into the off

13.5

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, Oram jumps and turns that into the leg side, he ambles the run while his partner is always more alert to the chances of a second

13.6

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, full and outside off, hit on the half volley to deep extra cover

End of over 14 (8 runs) New Zealand 100/5 (RR: 7.14)
CD McMillan    25* (19b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    4-0-24-2
JDP Oram    2* (2b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-29-0

14.1

Mascarenhas to McMillan, SIX, and that really is massive ... hit straight and far, into the second tier of the stand and to the biggest boundary as well

14.2

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 2 runs, heaved to leg towards cow corner, it falls short and Maddy slides and flicks the ball back as he hits the boundary marker ... referred to the third umpire but that was good fielding

14.3

Mascarenhas to McMillan, FOUR, well improvised, a bouncer that he helped on its way to the third-man boundary. He really reached for that and played what was almost a tennis shot

14.4

Mascarenhas to McMillan, 1 run, into the leg side, McMillan wanted two but it wasn't there

14.5

Mascarenhas to Oram, 1 run, Oram drives to long-off, not really timed and he's not the fastest between the wickets either, so only the one

14.6

Mascarenhas to McMillan, no run, slanted in at the pads, McMillan misses with an attempted swish to leg

End of over 15 (14 runs) New Zealand 114/5 (RR: 7.60)
CD McMillan    38* (24b 2x4 2x6)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-43-0
JDP Oram    3* (3b)      JM Anderson    4-0-24-2

"Did you know the only International Twenty20 player born on this day is Darren Gough - 37 today!" says Ric Finlay of Ric Finlay fame

15.1

Collingwood to Oram, 1 run, slow, Oram waits, pats it into the off side and scurries a single

15.2

Collingwood to McMillan, 2 runs, outside off, heaved towards long-on, Pietersen runs in bit can't quite get to the ball as it bounces a yard in front of him

15.3

Collingwood to McMillan, FOUR, McMillan opens his arms and slashed that through extra cover, well placed and timed as well

15.4

Collingwood to McMillan, SIX, he brings up his fifty off 27 balls by launching Collingwood over square leg into the grassy knoll

15.5

Collingwood to McMillan, SIX, groundhog day ... heaved over midwicket ten rows back

15.6

Collingwood to McMillan, 1 run, driven up the ground to long-off and, crucially, he keeps the strike

Again England are falling apart at the death ... Ten10 is more up their street it seems.

End of over 16 (20 runs) New Zealand 134/5 (RR: 8.37)
CD McMillan    57* (29b 3x4 4x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-24-0
JDP Oram    4* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-43-0

16.1

Maddy to McMillan, no run, McMillan slightly cramped and can't get it away

16.2

Maddy to McMillan, OUT, a step to leg and McMillan slams that high but not with enough power to clear long-off

CD McMillan c Mascarenhas b Maddy 57 (40m 31b 3x4 4x6) SR: 183.87

"I've tried ringing 616 over and over, and the beast isn't answering," grumbles Iain Warner. "Must be the wrong number."

16.3

Maddy to Oram, FOUR, Oram slashes a wide ball inches over a leaping extra cover and there's nobody out there to mop up

16.4

Maddy to Oram, OUT, an ugly heave, Oram misses and Maddy has two wickets in three balls. A cry of anguish from Oram as the stumps are clattered

JDP Oram b Maddy 8 (15m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Oram always looked a good second fiddle but when asked to step up to the role of main man he was found wanting.

16.5

Maddy to Bond, 1 run, "bowled Dazzler" says Solanki as Bond can only paddle the ball down the ground for a single

16.6

Maddy to Vettori, 1 run, again a single to long-off

A superb - and surprising - start for England great allrounder, Darren Maddy,

End of over 17 (6 runs) New Zealand 140/7 (RR: 8.23)
DL Vettori    1* (1b)      DL Maddy    1-0-6-2
SE Bond    1* (1b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-24-0

17.1

Collingwood to Vettori, 3 runs, offcutter, Vettori back and pulls to square leg, well stopped on the boundary by Flintoff, showing unusual agility

17.2

Collingwood to Bond, 1 run, back, steered with an open bat face into a gap on the off side

17.3

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, slower, chipped back over the bowler, long-off chugs round to field

17.4

Collingwood to Bond, OUT, right up on the crease, Bond tries to angle the ball behind square on the off but misses and loses his off stump. Good variation of pace, the previous ball was slower, this was quicker

SE Bond b Collingwood 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

17.5

Collingwood to Gillespie, no run, again right up in the blockhole, driven back to Collingwood who stoops and fields

17.6

Collingwood to Gillespie, 1 run, full toss, pushed to Flintoff at deep cover

End of over 18 (6 runs) New Zealand 146/8 (RR: 8.11)
MR Gillespie    1* (2b)      PD Collingwood    3-0-30-1
DL Vettori    5* (3b)      DL Maddy    1-0-6-2

Solanki discards the helmet so it must be a return for Flintoff ... and it is.

18.1

Flintoff to Gillespie, 1 run, fast, full and straight, defensive push to deep extra cover

"I dialled 616 and Mavis in Human Resources answered," says Evan Kearney. "I knew it all along."

18.2

Flintoff to Vettori, 1 run, full toss patted to extra cover, he picks up well and misses with a throw at the non-striker's end

18.3

Flintoff to Gillespie, 1 run, defended into the covers

Flintoff off a short run ... he's really struggling

18.4

Flintoff to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori scampers two paces to the off, Flintoff sees him going (he did start off midway through his run-up) and follows him, Vettori can only steer into the leg side for the one

18.5

Flintoff to Gillespie, 2 runs, full, driven down the ground, wide enough of long-on to allow them to come back for the second

18.6

Flintoff to Gillespie, no run, full, driven back at Flintoff who leaps to field

He's completely crocked ...sad to see, but he's getting through this on strength of will and not body.

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 152/8 (RR: 8.00)
MR Gillespie    5* (6b)      A Flintoff    3-0-11-1
DL Vettori    7* (5b)      PD Collingwood    3-0-30-1

19.1

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori shimmies to leg, gives himself room and drives to long-off

19.2

Broad to Gillespie, 1 run, short and nasty, Bond jumps and fends it down into the off side, no pace on the ball and that allows the single as the fielders are back on the circle

19.3

Broad to Vettori, FOUR, again Vettori skips to the off side very early, Broad bowls a full toss and Vettori eases it behind square on the leg side. The gamble pays off ...

19.4

Broad to Vettori, FOUR, again Vettori walks to the off and this time helps the ball much finer on the leg side ... it went over his off stump, so far across had he gone

Collingwood forced to adjust, as is Broad who switches to round the wicket.

At last we have a fine leg.

19.5

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, he steps to the leg this time and drives on the half volley over the covers, Mascarenhas fields a yard in from the rope

19.6

Broad to Gillespie, 1 run, OUT, yorker length, Gillespie jams down and sends the ball zipping to deep backward point, he attempts to come back for a second but is run out by a country mile

MR Gillespie run out 7 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Well, a great recovery from New Zealand after a turgid start, thanks mainly to Craig McMillan's fifty. England will again be ruing squandering a strong position. But the boundaries here are small and the conditions getting more batsman-friendly as the day goes on, so they will fancy being able to chase down the target.

End of over 20 (12 runs) New Zealand 164/9
     SCJ Broad    4-0-35-1
DL Vettori    17* (9b 2x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-11-1
Tournament Results
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Photos

Sep 18, 2007

Jacob Oram leaves the field after injuring the little finger on his left hand, England v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Jacob Oram leaves the field after injuring the little finger on his left hand

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Sep 18, 2007

Darren Maddy made an even 50 before being run-out while backing up too far, England v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Darren Maddy made an even 50 before being run-out while backing up too far

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