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331dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Mascarenhas sets up England victory

Dimitri Mascarenhas pummelled Jeetan Patel for four consecutive sixes in an over, to set England on their way to a comfortable 32-run victory in the first Twenty20 at Auckland

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JDP Oram
61(40) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 12 0 1 12 11 13 2
KP Pietersen
43(23) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 9 1 0 8 1 8 12

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O3.2
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mascarenhas
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

5 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

England underway with a fairly comfortable 32-run win, New Zealand never recovering from a sluggish start, although you wonder what might have happened had Jacob Oram come in with more on the board. For England, the difference when they batted was the over when Dimitri Mascarenhas thumped four successive sixes off Jeetan Patel, reigniting the innings and setting them on their way to a formidable score.

We are all back again in two days time, so join us then. In the meantime, from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

19.2
W
Sidebottom to Oram, OUT, and that's that .. Oram again leans back and looks to thump it over long-off but he doesn't clear Ian Bell who holds onto one that was really flzzing

JDP Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 61 (47m 40b 7x4 2x6) SR: 152.50

19.1
4
Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR runs, powerful shot, leans back and thumps that to the right of long-on

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | NZ: 148/9 (37 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.78, RRR: 37.00)

  • Chris Martin5 (6b)
  • Jacob Oram57 (38b)
  • James Anderson4-0-31-1
  • Stuart Broad4-0-25-1
18.6
0
Anderson to Martin, no run, full toss, pushed to long-on and neither batsman shows any interest in the single ... which means that New Zealand need 37 off the final six balls.
18.5
1
Anderson to Oram, 1 run, steered to deep backward point
18.4
4
Anderson to Oram, FOUR runs, inside edge to fine leg, Sidebottom chases and flicks the ball back a foot inside the rope ... or does he ... the third umpire looks ... and looks ... the crowd hoot ... and four is given. Sidebottom gives a wry smile and shakes his head
18.3
0
Anderson to Oram, no run, driven to deep cover and another single is turned down. That's hushed the crowd who've been in good spirits
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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
18BB McCullumJD Ryder
1LRPL TaylorJD Ryder
28JM HowJD Ryder
2SB StyrisJD Ryder
15SB StyrisPG Fulton
6JDP OramPG Fulton
20JDP OramKD Mills
12JDP OramTG Southee
33JDP OramJS Patel
17CS MartinJDP Oram