Player of the Match
Player of the Match
234dBrydon Coverdale

New Zealand cruise to easy win

England have been looking for positives despite winning only one game on their horror three-month tour of Australia. Their latest loss provided one clear positive: their trip will almost certainly end a week early after New Zealand's comprehensive 58-run

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

L Vincent
76(111) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
14 6 14 2 16 7 2 15
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
71(81) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 7 19 6 6 0 7 25

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
LE Plunkett
O9
M0
R54
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MS Panesar
O10
M2
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 260/8 (59 runs required, RR: 5.20)

  • Liam Plunkett25 (25b)
  • Shane Bond10-0-58-1
  • Jeetan Patel10-0-53-1

So, England save the bonus point, but they haven't yet salvaged their dignity. They are cut adrift at the bottom of the table, but they retain a mathematical chance of qualifying for the final.

Congratulations though to New Zealand, who have once again shown the sort of prowess in one-day cricket that England so palpably lack. That's it from me, Andrew Miller, and my co-commentators, Jenny Thompson and Martin Williamson. It's been distinctly average.

49.6
W
Bond to Nixon, OUT, short, swung into the leg-side, Jacob Oram dives forward and clings onto a blinder! And that is a suitably anticlimatic end to another desperate performance

PA Nixon c Oram b Bond 49 (68m 47b 2x4 2x6) SR: 104.25

49.6
1w
Bond to Nixon, 1 wide, bouncer! And it's too short! Another chance to get there. Gosh, the artificial excitement is gripping
49.5
1
Bond to Plunkett, 1 run, full, and on middle, whipped into the leg-side to rotate the strike again, and give Nixon one ball to reach his fifty
49.4
1
Bond to Nixon, 1 run, forced onto the back foot, pushed into the covers
49.3
0
Bond to Nixon, no run, stepped inside the line, and missed
49.2
4
Bond to Nixon, FOUR runs, width, and carved through the covers! England have saved the bonus-point! Joy, happiness and rapture
  • New Zealand cruise to easy win

    England have been looking for positives despite winning only one game on their horror three-month tour of Australia. Their latest loss provided one clear positive: their trip will almost certainly end a week early after New Zealand's comprehensive 58-run

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27MB LoyeEC Joyce
2nd72EC JoyceIR Bell
3rd24AJ StraussEC Joyce
4th13PD CollingwoodEC Joyce
5th20PD CollingwoodA Flintoff
6th6A FlintoffJWM Dalrymple
7th22PA NixonJWM Dalrymple
8th76PA NixonLE Plunkett