Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    25.5 abysmal running, and Cook is sold hopelessly down the river. A tame push into the covers, an instant and suicidal call, and McCullum doesn't even have to hustle up to the stumps to complete the run-out. 121/6
    5.4 gone! There's the breakthrough for New Zealand as Mustard drives to drive but doesn't commit himself to going over the top. Daniel Vettori plucks out a neat, low catch at mid-off to end a rapid, but brief, opening stand. 41/1
    5.5 well, well, it's all happened here! Two wickets in two balls as Brendon McCullum pulls off a blinding catch...Ian Bell shaped to leave his first ball, but as he withdrew his bat it caught the toe end and flew to the right of McCullum. The keeper flung himself to his right and brings off a blinder in front of first slip and sets off in celebration 41/2
    16.3 gone! Full and straight, and that's stone-dead as Pietersen shuffles across his crease in that now-habitual manner. Boos around the ground as England's finest falls without addition, and now his side are in some bother 90/3
    16.4 oh dear, that's just village from England! Collingwood squirts an edgy single through backward point, but ridiculously, he decides to turn it into a tight two, even though he had to jink round the bowler in his followthrough. Oram's throw is fast and flat, and Asad Rauf doesn't even call for the replay! 91/4
    18.4 what a delivery! A fantastic offcutter, quicker pace and bit of nip off the seam, through a yawning gate and into the top of off stump. Three wickets in 14 balls, and England are collapsing in a hurry now 97/5
    30.5 full toss, and a sad end to a rather sad innings. It was waist-height and he could have put that anywhere, but instead he found Jesse Ryder lurking at deep midwicket. It's been another difficult day at the office for Bopara 142/8
    27.4 quicker, wider, and a slashing cut flies straight to McCullum! There goes another 126/7
    35.1 a bit of width, a bigger hoon into the deep, and Mills at extra cover makes good ground to his left to cling onto a fine diving catch 158/10
    33.4 more comedy running, and there's the hat-trick of run-outs. It was almost a lobbed catch to Scott Styris at short third man, but instead it was a simple pot-shot, who hit the stumps from the edge of the ring. Woeful, I'm afraid 151/9
    not out
    11 (b 5, lb 3, w 3)
    158 all out (35.1 Overs, RR: 4.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Phil Mustard, 5.4 ov), 2-41 (Ian Bell, 5.5 ov), 3-90 (Kevin Pietersen, 16.3 ov), 4-91 (Paul Collingwood, 16.4 ov), 5-97 (Owais Shah, 18.4 ov), 6-121 (Sir Alastair Cook, 25.5 ov), 7-126 (Graeme Swann, 27.4 ov), 8-142 (Ravi Bopara, 30.5 ov), 9-151 (Ryan Sidebottom, 33.4 ov), 10-158 (Stuart Broad, 35.1 ov)
    KD Mills604517.50206100
    CS Martin804425.50263210
    MJ Mason702924.14264010
    JDP Oram711201.71330000
    DL Vettori6.101622.59292010
    SB Styris10404.0030000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


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)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Bopara braced for drop as England pick up pieces

    Eleven of England's cricketers went straight back into the nets on their day off, in a bid to turn their fortunes around

  • Duped by their own naivety

    It's been a traumatic few days in the land of the long white cloud. England are all too accustomed to under-estimating the threat posed by New Zealand, but rarely have they been ambushed quite like they have in the first two ODIs

  • Ryder hails 'unbelievable' win

    Jesse Ryder received plenty of criticism for his less than svelte figure prior to this series, but in two games he has answered his critics in emphatic fashion

  • 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

  • Shah confident England can bounce back

    Owais Shah insists England can replicate series-win in Sri Lanka last year and overcome New Zealand, in spite of a six-wicket hammering in the first of five one-dayers on Saturday