1st ODI (D/N), Wellington, February 09, 2008, England tour of New Zealand
(30/50 ov, T:131) 131/4

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 120 balls remaining)

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end of over 303 runs
NZ: 131/4CRR: 4.36 
Ross Taylor24 (39b 2x4 1x6)
Peter Fulton1 (3b)
Stuart Broad 9-2-26-3
Ryan Sidebottom 9-1-34-1

Close A great recovery from New Zealand after the Twenty20 drubbings. They outplayed England in every department on a sluggish pitch. England never got their innings going, largely because of tight bowling and enthusiastic fielding, and some of the running between the wickets was dire. It's hard to defend 130 and once the NZ openers had got them off to a good start, the rest was little more than going through the formalities.

The two Andrews - McGlashan and Miller - will be back for the second ODI in Hamilton on Tuesday (2.00pm / 0100GMT) but in the meantime thanks for sticking with us and for all your emails, and it's goodnight from Martin Williamson and Will Luke.

Broad to Taylor, 1 run

and that's it, but a horrible swish through mid-on to seal the win

The crowd are cheering every swipe and it appears to have got to him!

Broad to Taylor, no run

a big swing, a big miss and the ball heads past the off stump to Mustard

Broad to Taylor, no run

short, he pulls out of an intended swipe to leg quite late on

Stay with us ... it's almost over ...

Broad to Fulton, 1 run

a loose drive, the ball keeps low, takes the edge and bumbles to third man

Broad to Taylor, 1 run

heaved to deep square leg

Broad to Taylor, no run

hit on the pads so far outside the line that you could see all three stumps behind him ... but Broad still yells a loud and long appeal

end of over 291 run
NZ: 128/4CRR: 4.41 RRR: 0.14
Peter Fulton0 (2b)
Ross Taylor22 (34b 2x4 1x6)
Ryan Sidebottom 9-1-34-1
Stuart Broad 8-2-23-3
Sidebottom to Fulton, no run

patted to cover

Sidebottom to Fulton, no run

a foot outside off, safe to leave given the angle of attack

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run

slashed drive along the ground to third man

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run

outside off and the ball barely gets above calf height as it scurries through to the keeper. Taylor gives a startled-accusing look at the surface

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run

a thick edge scoots along the ground to backward point who makes a decent tumbling save

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run

wicket to wicket, Taylor ready to wait as long as it takes for the bad ball

end of over 285 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 127/4CRR: 4.53 RRR: 0.18
Ross Taylor21 (30b 2x4 1x6)
Stuart Broad 8-2-23-3
Ryan Sidebottom 8-1-33-1

A fuming Styris heads off with a duck to his name.

Broad to Styris, OUT

short, he looks to finish the match with a big hit but top edges a hook, Sidebottom in quickly off the boundary and slides in taking a good, low catch in his fingertips

Scott Styris c Sidebottom b Broad 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0
Broad to Styris, no run

slightly short, he stands on tip toes and dead bats the ball to cover

Broad to Taylor, 1 run

pushed between the cover fielders

Broad to Taylor, FOUR runs

eye of a needle ... no more than a firm push but it threads through extra cover and mid-off, they give chase but it teases them all the way before skipping over the rope

Broad to Taylor, no run

no hurry for the batsmen, another defensive push to mid-off

Broad to Taylor, no run

full, pushed back helpfully to Broad who picks up, turns on his heels and strides back

end of over 274 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 122/3CRR: 4.51 RRR: 0.39
Scott Styris0 (3b)
Ross Taylor16 (26b 1x4 1x6)
Ryan Sidebottom 8-1-33-1
Graeme Swann 3-0-17-0
Sidebottom to Styris, no run

back and dropped into the ground at his feet

Sidebottom to Styris, no run

fuller but heading towards the slips, Styris shoulders arms

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