Result
1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, Jun 15 2008, New Zealand tour of England and Scotland
307/5
(42.5/50 ov, target 308)
193
England won by 114 runs
Player Of The Match
2y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke

Pietersen stars in crushing win

Kevin Pietersen's magnificent 110 led England to a convincing 114-run-win over New Zealand in the first ODI at Chester-le-Street

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Scorecard summary
England307/5(50 overs)
New Zealand193(42.5 overs)

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.

42.5
w
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
42.4
6
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
42.3
Collingwood to Southee, no run
outside off, a vain swish away from the body, the ball moving wide off the seam
42.2
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

42.1
w
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 from 48b
Kyle Mills7 (8)
Tim Southee0 (2)
Stuart Broad8-2-16-2
Paul Collingwood2-0-9-2
41.6
1
Broad to Mills, 1 run
backs away again, pushed into the covers, they chase the single through
41.5
Broad to Mills, no run
outside the leg stump, the batsman steps back and lets it go through
41.4
Broad to Mills, no run
defended on the front foot
41.3
4
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
41.2
Broad to Mills, no run
outside off, cut off the back foot into the covers
41.1
Broad to Mills, no run
some width outside off, tempts the batsman into a cut off the back foot that he doesn't get quite right

Broad back into the attack now

end of over 413 runs • 2 wicket
NZ: 182/8CRR: 4.43 • RRR: 14.00 • Need 126 from 54b
Tim Southee0 (2)
Kyle Mills2 (2)
Paul Collingwood2-0-9-2
Graeme Swann10-1-45-2
40.6
Collingwood to Southee, no run
slower ball, the batsman comes out and pushes down the track
40.5
Collingwood to Southee, no run
defended back down the track on the front foot
40.5
1w
Collingwood to Southee, 1 wide
banged in short, but this time it's ruled wide as it creeps to leg
40.4
1
Collingwood to Mills, 1 run
bangs it in short, it hardly gets up off the turf, Collingwood kicks the ball at the stumps but misses by a fair way, everyone finding it hysterical
40.3
w
Collingwood to Vettori, OUT
down on one knee, shouts of 'Catch it!' and Collingwood has two wickets in three balls, Vettori picking out Anderson in the deep with his pull
DL Vettori c Anderson b Collingwood 8 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72
40.2
1
Collingwood to Mills, 1 run
short ball on the legs, swept round to fine leg

Mills to the crease now

Some doughty batting from Hopkins although New Zealand have been batting with an air of resignation to this innings of late

40.1
w
Collingwood to Hopkins, OUT
width outside off, cut to point and that's held by Bopara on his knees at backward point
GJ Hopkins c Bopara b Collingwood 25 (41m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
Best performances - batsmen
KP Pietersen
110 runs (112)
8 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
28 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
0424423102619
PD Collingwood
64 runs (64)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
421111561411
Best performances - bowlers
PD Collingwood
O
2.5
M
0
R
15
W
4
Eco
5.29
SCJ Broad
O
8
M
2
R
16
W
2
Eco
2.00
Match details
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Kevin Pietersen
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2708
Season2008
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days15 June 2008 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Tim Ambrose
Tim Southee
Umpires
Nigel Llong
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Peter Hartley
Reserve Umpire
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath