1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, Jun 15 2008, New Zealand tour of England and Scotland
(42.5/50 ov, target 308)
England won by 114 runs
Player Of The Match
NZ Innings
Full 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.

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
TG Southee c Bell b Collingwood 6 (11m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
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
Collingwood to Southee, no run
outside off, a vain swish away from the body, the ball moving wide off the seam
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

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
KD Mills c Wright b Collingwood 7 (10m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
end of over 425 runs
NZ: 187/8CRR: 4.45 • RRR: 15.12 • Need 121 runs from 48b
Kyle Mills7 (8)
Tim Southee0 (2)
Stuart Broad8-2-16-2
Paul Collingwood2-0-9-2
Broad to Mills, 1 run
backs away again, pushed into the covers, they chase the single through
Broad to Mills, no run
outside the leg stump, the batsman steps back and lets it go through
Broad to Mills, no run
defended on the front foot
Broad to Mills, FOUR runs
the batsman gives himself some room to step back and lift this high and straight, just wide of the oncoming Shah who is right next to it when it leaps over the rope
Broad to Mills, no run
outside off, cut off the back foot into the covers