Result
17th Match, Durban, Sep 18 2007, Group E, ICC World Twenty20
164/9
(20 ov, target 165)
159/8
New Zealand won by 5 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• The Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Styris and McMillan help New Zealand to victory

Scott Styris and Craig McMillan blasted New Zealand to a five-run victory against England

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand164/9(20 overs)
England159/8(20 overs)

"It got away from us in the middle of the innings," admits Paul Collingwood. Daniel Vettori sidesteps a question about his feelings on Twenty20 but enthuses, as well he might, about his side's performance. Craig McMillan deservedly wins the Man-of-the-Match award.

That''s it from Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson. But, unlike London buses, this being the ICC World Twenty20, there's another match along any minute now ...

end of over 2010 runs
ENG: 159/8CRR: 7.95 
Stuart Broad3 (2)
Chris Schofield8 (6)
Mark Gillespie4-0-37-0
Shane Bond4-0-20-2

A good performance from New Zealand after a sedate start to the match, they batted superbly once Craig McMillan and Scott Styris cut loose, smashing 124 off the last 11 overs of their innings. England started well but lost wickets just when it mattered and were always off the pace in the final overs. The margin looks small, but New Zealand were the better side and won with something to spare. They are now almost certainly through to the semi-finals while, barring something odd, England are heading to Sri Lanka for their one-day series earlier than anticipated.

19.6
2
Gillespie to Broad, 2 runs
another full toss swung into the leg side, but once more the batsman can't find the gap, they come back for the second but that doesn't matter one jot

That's it barring a no-ball or wide ...

19.5
1
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 run
slow full toss, Schofield pulls through midwicket off the bottom of the bat. no power and deep midwicket cleans up
19.4
2
Gillespie to Schofield, 2 runs
Schofield swings but doesn't get hold of it, Broad hurtles back for the second and just beats a weak throw

This has to be a boundary ... 11 off three

19.3
2
Gillespie to Schofield, 2 runs
heaved off middle stump to the right of long-on, that allows them to come back for the second ... but that's not enough
19.2
1
Gillespie to Broad, 1 run
full, driven hard down the ground, long-on makes sure he stops it and fires in a pinpoint throw ...
19.1
1
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 run
driven hard at Styris square on the off side ... the ball bobbles unkindly but he keeps his eye on it and does well
19.1
1w
Gillespie to Schofield, 1 wide
just what New Zealand did not want at this stage ... a gifted run, wide down the leg side

Schofield has had a good Twenty20 record for Surrey ... he is the last hope.

end of over 194 runs • 3 wicket
ENG: 149/8CRR: 7.84 • RRR: 16.00
Chris Schofield2 (2)
Stuart Broad0 (0)
Shane Bond4-0-20-2
Mark Gillespie3-0-27-0

Was that the over that settled the match? Three wickets and three runs ... and only the tail left to keep England alive ...

18.6
1
Bond to Schofield, 1 run
well-aimed bouncer, Schofield fends it into the off side and ambles a single
18.5
w
Bond to Wright, OUT
full toss, smashed towards the cover boundary, Patel, who had to adjust a couple of times as the ball swirled, takes a well-judged catch five yards in from the edge
LJ Wright c sub (JS Patel) b Bond 24 (25m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 141.17
18.4
1
Bond to Schofield, 1 run
slower ball, clipped to short fine leg

Two a ball from here on in ...

18.3
1
Bond to Wright, 1 run
a very horrible heave, the ball scoots into the leg side

The wheels are really coming off the England innings ... again.

18.2
w
Bond to Mascarenhas, OUT
he thumps the ball high over the covers, Jeehan Patel, on for the injured Oram, doesn't have to move at deep cover and he takes a routine catch
AD Mascarenhas c sub (JS Patel) b Bond 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mascarenhas, the man who thumped five sixes off the last over against India at The Oval earlier this month ...

18.1
w
Bond to Shah, 1 run, OUT
full, driven to Vettori at extra cover, he misfields, the batsmen chance the second and Shah has to throw himself full length as the ball zips in to McCullum ... Shah slides but he looks to be an inch short ... had his bat not been the wrong way round with the back on the ground then he might just have made it
OA Shah run out (Vettori/†McCullum) 21 (28m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 131.25
end of over 188 runs
ENG: 145/5CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 10.00
Luke Wright23 (15)
Owais Shah20 (15)
Mark Gillespie3-0-27-0
Jacob Oram2-0-26-0
17.6
2
Gillespie to Wright, 2 runs
hit straight down the ground, Vincent sprints round from long-off and makes a superb, one-handed diving stop on the boundary edge
17.5
1
Gillespie to Shah, 1 run
patted into the off side

Vettori throws his cap to the ground in disgust. ...

17.4
2
Gillespie to Shah, 2 runs
dropped pulled high into the leg side, Ross Taylor at deep midwicket gets right under it but it bounces out of his hand, into his chin and then onto the ground
17.3
1
Gillespie to Wright, 1 run
Wright gives the charge but can only punch the ball to extra cover

This is approximately how anguished Oram looked out there - it's an old pic from the last time he damaged a digit.

Best performances - batsmen
CD McMillan
57 runs (31)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
102101015910
DL Maddy
50 runs (31)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
825764315
Best performances - bowlers
DL Maddy
O
1
M
0
R
6
W
2
Eco
6.00
SE Bond
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
Eco
5.00
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2007
Player Of The Match
Craig McMillan
Match numberT20I no. 36
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)First Session 10:00-11:20, Interval 11:20-11:40, Second Session 11:40-13:00
Match days18 September 2007 (20-over match)
Umpires
Simon Taufel
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Brian Jerling
Match Referee
Mike Procter
PointsNew Zealand 2, England 0