ICC World Cup, 6th Match, Group C: England v New Zealand at Gros Islet, Mar 16, 2007
ICC World Cup - 6th match, Group C
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
Played at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (neutral venue)
16 March 2007 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce c †McCullum b Franklin 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.1 (almost) perfect start for new Zealand. A soft dismissal, short outside off stump, almost a long hop, which Joyce swishes at and gets a thin but audible top edge to and McCullum flings the ball high. An easy catch and a real sucker punch 1/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* b Franklin 26 69 52 3 0 50.00
15.3 awful shot and Vaughan pays the price. The ball wasn't short enough to pull, but Vaughan tried to, and instead dragged a huge bottom edge back into his stumps. England now wobbling a touch here 52/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †McCullum b Oram 5 38 19 0 0 26.31
8.5 Oram strikes, Bell tried to drive a ball that was a little too wide and a little too short, and the thin edge is easily taken by McCullum. Bell got a bit bogged down there and frustration appeared to have got the better of him 30/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Franklin b Bond 60 108 92 4 1 65.21
35.3 a soft end to a good innings. Pietersen took a stride down the pitch and chipped the ball to James Franklin coming in from long-on. It was a lame stroke, a nothing stroke, and now England are in the deep stuff 133/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †McCullum b Styris 31 72 54 2 0 57.40
34.6 Collingwood shapes to run the ball down to third man but only succeeds in running it off the face of the bat right into McCullum's gloves. He leaps towards the heavens as if stung by a bee as his colleagues race in to celebrate 133/4
View dismissal A Flintoff c Styris b Bond 0 8 1 0 0 0.00
35.6 a collapse turns into a crisis for England. A slower ball and Flintoff does no more than chip the ball to extra cover who takes the most routine of routine catches. New Zealand are almost beside themselves as Flintoff, head bowed, trudges off 134/6
View dismissal JWM Dalrymple c †McCullum b Styris 3 14 12 0 0 25.00
38.2 an attempted steer to third man and McCullum is airbourne as, standing up, he takes a thin edge and Dalrymple is on his way. Great keeping and excellent, nagging bowling 138/7
PA Nixon not out 42 57 41 5 0 102.43
LE Plunkett not out 29 46 34 1 1 85.29
Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 7) 13
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 210 mins) 209 (4.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JEC Franklin 9 0 43 2 4.77 34 3 0 (4nb, 1w)
0.1 to Joyce, (almost) perfect start for new Zealand. A soft dismissal, short outside off stump, almost a long hop, which Joyce swishes at and gets a thin but audible top edge to and McCullum flings the ball high. An easy catch and a real sucker punch 1/1
15.3 to Vaughan, awful shot and Vaughan pays the price. The ball wasn't short enough to pull, but Vaughan tried to, and instead dragged a huge bottom edge back into his stumps. England now wobbling a touch here 52/3
View wickets SE Bond 10 1 19 2 1.90 49 2 0 (2w)
35.3 to Pietersen, a soft end to a good innings. Pietersen took a stride down the pitch and chipped the ball to James Franklin coming in from long-on. It was a lame stroke, a nothing stroke, and now England are in the deep stuff 133/5
35.6 to Flintoff, a collapse turns into a crisis for England. A slower ball and Flintoff does no more than chip the ball to extra cover who takes the most routine of routine catches. New Zealand are almost beside themselves as Flintoff, head bowed, trudges off 134/6
View wicket JDP Oram 6 0 25 1 4.16 24 4 0
8.5 to Bell, Oram strikes, Bell tried to drive a ball that was a little too wide and a little too short, and the thin edge is easily taken by McCullum. Bell got a bit bogged down there and frustration appeared to have got the better of him 30/2
  JS Patel 8 0 42 0 5.25 22 2 1 (1nb)
  DL Vettori 10 0 53 0 5.30 26 3 1 (1nb)
View wickets SB Styris 7 0 25 2 3.57 25 1 0 (1nb, 1w)
34.6 to Collingwood, Collingwood shapes to run the ball down to third man but only succeeds in running it off the face of the bat right into McCullum's gloves. He leaps towards the heavens as if stung by a bee as his colleagues race in to celebrate 133/4
38.2 to Dalrymple, an attempted steer to third man and McCullum is airbourne as, standing up, he takes a thin edge and Dalrymple is on his way. Great keeping and excellent, nagging bowling 138/7
  New Zealand innings (target: 210 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal L Vincent c †Nixon b Anderson 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
0.6 stood tall and fished at that one with a straight bat, sending the lightest feather of an edge through to Nixon who snaps up an easy catch 1/1
View dismissal SP Fleming* c Joyce b Anderson 7 25 11 1 0 63.63
4.6 It's a great catch from Joyce over his head running backwards at deep midwicket. Anderson banged that one in short, Fleming's eyes lit up but he didn't get over the pull shot and he sent that high and higher - the ball hanging in the air for a while 19/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Flintoff b Plunkett 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
1.2 what a catch! Flintoff, diving athletically at wide first slip, takes a terrific catch, one handed with his right hand 3/2
SB Styris not out 87 127 113 9 0 76.99
View dismissal CD McMillan c Dalrymple b Panesar 27 52 34 3 0 79.41
15.2 and the move pays off! That's a perfect pitch on leg and turns a touch away as the batsman goes for an aerial drive over cover which he spoons right in the air. A bit of zigzagging from Dalrymple who - importantly - keeps his eye on the ball all the way. Panesar leaps like an exciteable salmon at the catch 72/4
JDP Oram not out 63 118 83 4 1 75.90
Extras (b 2, lb 11, w 11, nb 2) 26
  Total (4 wickets; 41 overs; 167 mins) 210 (5.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 8 0 39 2 4.87 30 6 0 (1w)
0.6 to Vincent, stood tall and fished at that one with a straight bat, sending the lightest feather of an edge through to Nixon who snaps up an easy catch 1/1
4.6 to Fleming, It's a great catch from Joyce over his head running backwards at deep midwicket. Anderson banged that one in short, Fleming's eyes lit up but he didn't get over the pull shot and he sent that high and higher - the ball hanging in the air for a while 19/3
View wicket LE Plunkett 7 0 43 1 6.14 24 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
1.2 to Taylor, what a catch! Flintoff, diving athletically at wide first slip, takes a terrific catch, one handed with his right hand 3/2
  A Flintoff 8 1 17 0 2.12 36 0 0 (1nb, 1w)
  PD Collingwood 3 0 20 0 6.66 5 2 0
View wicket MS Panesar 10 0 47 1 4.70 31 0 1 (3w)
15.2 to McMillan, and the move pays off! That's a perfect pitch on leg and turns a touch away as the batsman goes for an aerial drive over cover which he spoons right in the air. A bit of zigzagging from Dalrymple who - importantly - keeps his eye on the ball all the way. Panesar leaps like an exciteable salmon at the catch 72/4
  JWM Dalrymple 4 0 29 0 7.25 10 3 0 (1w)
  KP Pietersen 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Points - New Zealand 2, England 0
Player of the match - SB Styris (New Zealand)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - PD Parker (Australia)
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - BR Doctrove

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (95 balls), Extras 7
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: England - 52/3 in 15.3 overs (KP Pietersen 14)
    • England: 100 runs in 28.1 overs (177 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (KP Pietersen 30, PD Collingwood 18, Ex 2)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 73 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 133/4 in 35.0 overs (KP Pietersen 60)
    • England: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (264 balls), Extras 11
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (PA Nixon 28, LE Plunkett 21, Ex 1)
    • England: 200 runs in 48.6 overs (305 balls), Extras 13
    • New Zealand innings
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 0/0
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (65 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (SB Styris 23, CD McMillan 26, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 72/3 in 15.0 overs (SB Styris 32, CD McMillan 27)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 22.2 overs (138 balls), Extras 14
    • SB Styris: 50 off 70 balls (6 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (SB Styris 21, JDP Oram 21, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 143/4 in 29.0 overs (SB Styris 58, JDP Oram 33)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 31.2 overs (194 balls), Extras 18
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (SB Styris 35, JDP Oram 46, Ex 19)
    • JDP Oram: 50 off 68 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 40.1 overs (250 balls), Extras 26
    • Attendance - 12,500
 
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