Result
Only T20I, Manchester, Jun 13 2008, New Zealand tour of England and Scotland
123/9
(17.3/20 ov, target 124)
127/1
England won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England
2y
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Impressive England charge to victory

England raced to a nine-wicket victory in the Twenty20 against New Zealand at Old Trafford, led by impressive performances from Stuart Broad and Ian Bell

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
New Zealand123/9(20 overs)
England127/1(17.3 overs)

That's seven losses in seven in Twenty20 for New Zealand and a thoroughly professional performance in every department for England. New Zealand, however, looked rusty and well off the pace. Losing by nine wickets with 15 balls to spare is a heavy defeat in this format. "You couldn't ask for anything better," says Pietersen, who finished on 42 not out. "There's a pretty important game going on in Antigua so you want to make sure you get a red inker to cement your place in the team," he grins.

New Zealand will take solace from the winter where they lost the Twenty20 and bounced back well in the ODI series. They have 38 hours to gather themselves as the first ODI at the Riverside is on Sunday. Join us then for all the fun, frolics and dull middle overs of the 50-over game. From Jenny Roesler and Martin Williamson, goodnight.

17.3
4
Styris to Bell, FOUR runs
short, pulled over midwicket and the crowd erupts even before the ball is halfway to the rope. The players shake hands but it's been a one-sided affair.
17.2
1
Styris to Pietersen, 1 run
a swing but not timed, a bottomish edge, midwicket fields
17.1
Styris to Pietersen, no run
very solid defensive shot. He wants to end in style and not with a pokey single
end of over 177 runs
ENG: 122/1CRR: 7.17 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 from 18b
Ian Bell56 (45)
Kevin Pietersen41 (39)
Daniel Flynn1-0-7-0
Mark Gillespie4-1-25-0
16.6
4
Flynn to Bell, FOUR runs
finally he gets what they have both been trying to do all over, a fine cut evades backward point and it races away
16.5
Flynn to Bell, no run
cut to point

The news is that Oram is a doubt for Sunday with a hamstring twang.

16.4
1
Flynn to Pietersen, 1 run
steered behind on the off side
16.3
1
Flynn to Bell, 1 run
lollypop outside off, deep cover again fields
16.2
1
Flynn to Pietersen, 1 run
back but picks his spot out to deep cover
16.1
Flynn to Pietersen, no run
back and hit hard to short extra cover

Nine to win. Four overs. Nine wickets in hand. If it was boxing they'd stop the fight. Instead they play KC and the Sunshine Band's Give It Up. Given it up might be more accurate.

end of over 167 runs
ENG: 115/1CRR: 7.18 • RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 from 24b
Ian Bell51 (42)
Kevin Pietersen39 (36)
Mark Gillespie4-1-25-0
Daniel Vettori4-0-27-0

Imagine if this game was for US$1 million a head ... easy money or what for England?

15.6
Gillespie to Bell, no run
waist-high full toss, he can do no more than pat to short midwicket
15.5
1
Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run
yorker as he ambles to the off, he does well to dig it out into the on side
15.4
Gillespie to Pietersen, no run
outside off and Pietersen puts his all into a pull ... and misses

Out come the stewards ... they know the fat lady is gargling ...

15.3
4
Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR runs
the end is nigh ... Pietersen stands tall and pulls square with real va va voom
15.2
1
Gillespie to Bell, 1 run
top stuff in any form of the game, a superb straight drive but the fielding is equal to it, an excellent flick back an inch inside the rope from Mason
15.1
1
Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run
inside out checked drive square on the off side
end of over 159 runs
ENG: 108/1CRR: 7.2 • RRR: 3.20 • Need 16 from 30b
Ian Bell50 (40)
Kevin Pietersen33 (32)
Daniel Vettori4-0-27-0
Mark Gillespie3-1-18-0
14.6
Vettori to Bell, no run
a rare semi victory to the bowler, he finds a thick edge which goes past slip along the ground and backward point mops up
14.5
1
Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run
happy to take the single into a big space at midwicket
14.4
Vettori to Pietersen, no run
fired in, pushed back from where it came
Best performances - batsmen
IR Bell
60 runs (46)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
54341061513
KP Pietersen
42 runs (41)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
0511013085
Best performances - bowlers
SCJ Broad
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
4.25
GP Swann
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
5.25
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Ian Bell
Series resultEngland won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 56
Season2008
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days13 June 2008 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ravi Bopara
Tim Ambrose
Umpires
Peter Hartley
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
John Holder
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath