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397dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

McCullum and Ryder flay pathetic England

If England thought things couldn't get worse after their defeat on Saturday they were wrong. Very wrong. In one of their most abject displays in recent times they crashed to a humiliating 10-wicket defeat

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
BB McCullum
80(47) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
11 0 9 0 23 1 0 36
JD Ryder
79(62) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 39 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
12 5 2 16 23 1 1 19

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
DL Vettori
O6.1
M0
R16
W2
Eco2.59
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ Mason
O7
M0
R29
W2
Eco4.14
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

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

12 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Well, what can you say about that? A desperate performance with bat and ball from England, and a clinical, professional response from the Kiwis. Jesse Ryder makes off with a souvenir stump, as well he might, as New Zealand move 2-0 ahead with three matches to come in the series

So, trouble at t'mill for England. They entered this series with high hopes, but their ambitions are now in tatters. For New Zealand, however, spirits have rarely been higher. Extraordinary, really, when you consider the chaos they were in last week. Hope you've enjoyed this massacre, especially if you're a Kiwi. We've been Andrews Miller and McGlashan, join us again on Friday for the potentially decisive third match of the series.

18.1
4
Collingwood to McCullum, FOUR runs, outside off, a step back and across, and a cool slap through the covers wraps up one of England's most humiliating defeats of all time

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | NZ: 161/0 (4 runs required from 17.5 overs, RR: 8.94, RRR: 0.22)

  • Brendon McCullum76 (46b)
  • Jesse Ryder79 (62b)
  • Ryan Sidebottom6-1-38-0
  • Paul Collingwood3-0-17-0
17.6
1
Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, clipped down to third man, and now one boundary would do the trick
17.5
1
Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, long-hop, pulled firmly and just short of midwicket. New Zealand living dangerously now. As well they might. It would be a shame if these two didn't see them home though
17.4
1
Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, nudged to gully, an instant call and Ryder was a sitting duck had the shy come in. But Collingwood missed by a mile, appropriately enough
17.4
1w
Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 wide, short, wide and ugly. Down the leg side
17.3
1
Sidebottom to Ryder, 1 run, good line and length, but calmly deflected down to third man. Single figures now needed
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