result
1st T20I (N), Auckland, Feb 5 2008, England tour of New Zealand
184/8
(19.2/20 ov, target 185)152
England won by 32 runs
player of the match
13y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Mascarenhas sets up England victory

Dimitri Mascarenhas pummelled Jeetan Patel for four consecutive sixes in an over, to set England on their way to a comfortable 32-run victory in the first Twenty20 at Auckland

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Scorecard summary
England184/8(20 overs)
New Zealand152/10(19.2 overs)

England underway with a fairly comfortable 32-run win, New Zealand never recovering from a sluggish start, although you wonder what might have happened had Jacob Oram come in with more on the board. For England, the difference when they batted was the over when Dimitri Mascarenhas thumped four successive sixes off Jeetan Patel, reigniting the innings and setting them on their way to a formidable score.

We are all back again in two days time, so join us then. In the meantime, from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

19.2
W
Sidebottom to Oram, OUT

and that's that .. Oram again leans back and looks to thump it over long-off but he doesn't clear Ian Bell who holds onto one that was really flzzing

Jacob Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 61 (47m 40b 7x4 2x6) SR: 152.5
19.1
4
Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR runs

powerful shot, leans back and thumps that to the right of long-on

end of over 197 runs
NZ: 148/9CRR: 7.78 • RRR: 37.00 • Need 37 from 6b
Chris Martin5 (6)
Jacob Oram57 (38)
James Anderson4-0-31-1
Stuart Broad4-0-25-1
18.6
Anderson to Martin, no run

full toss, pushed to long-on and neither batsman shows any interest in the single ... which means that New Zealand need 37 off the final six balls.

18.5
1
Anderson to Oram, 1 run

steered to deep backward point

18.4
4
Anderson to Oram, FOUR runs

inside edge to fine leg, Sidebottom chases and flicks the ball back a foot inside the rope ... or does he ... the third umpire looks ... and looks ... the crowd hoot ... and four is given. Sidebottom gives a wry smile and shakes his head

18.3
Anderson to Oram, no run

driven to deep cover and another single is turned down. That's hushed the crowd who've been in good spirits

18.3
1w
Anderson to Oram, 1 wide

fired in at his feet, it passes tow or three inches wide of leg stump as Oram heads to the off and is called a wide

18.2
Anderson to Oram, no run

wide and full, Oram chops down and squirts the ball to third man ... and turns down the single

18.1
1
Anderson to Martin, 1 run

back and turned to midwicket, a crazy run - they have no option - but they get away with it as the throw at the bowler's end is wild and wide

end of over 185 runs
NZ: 141/9CRR: 7.83 • RRR: 22.00 • Need 44 from 12b
Chris Martin4 (4)
Jacob Oram52 (34)
Stuart Broad4-0-25-1
James Anderson3-0-24-1
17.6
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run

pushed to long-on and once more Martin pinches the strike

17.5
1
Broad to Oram, 1 run

slow, wide and a full toss, Oram has to reach so far that he has to take his bottom hand off the bat as he guides it to wide third man

17.4
Broad to Oram, no run

a much slower delivery foxes Oram

17.3
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run

pusshed gently to mid-on, Martin sets off, Oram hesitates, the bowler and batsman get tangled, a shy at the stumps misses ... all the fun of the fair

17.2
1
Broad to Oram, 1 run

Oram leans back but doesn't get enough power into the shot and only a single to long-on

17.1
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run

back, a thick edge down to third man gets Oram back on strike

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 136/9CRR: 8.00 • RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Chris Martin1 (1)
Jacob Oram50 (31)
James Anderson3-0-24-1
Luke Wright1-0-13-0
16.6
1
Anderson to Martin, 1 run

pushed into the off side, no follow through, and they take the single. That is a sign that even Oram accepts the game is up.

Martin comes out to bat without a runner ... and despite his injury he jogs to the middle!

16.5
W
Anderson to Patel, OUT

full, straight, and Patel, who has repeatedly been stepping to leg, misses and loses his off stump

Jeetan Patel b Anderson 5 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

Warm applause for a super fifty ...

16.4
1
Anderson to Oram, 1 run

full toss driven to long-on, Patel wanted a second but Oram was not interested

16.3
4
Anderson to Oram, FOUR runs

wide and swinging wider, Oram gets a thick edge and four to third man

two balls used for one run ... Oram will have to take risks to keep on strike as he is the one threat to England

16.2
1
Anderson to Patel, 1 run

full and outside off, Patel chops down and takes the single to deep cover

Best performances - batsmen
Jacob Oram portrait
JDP Oram
61 runs (40)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1012011211132
Kevin Pietersen portrait
KP Pietersen
43 runs (23)
6 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
16 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
491081812
Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Sidebottom portrait
RJ Sidebottom
O
3.2
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4.8
Dimitri Mascarenhas portrait
AD Mascarenhas
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Dimitri Mascarenhas
Dimitri Mascarenhas
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 53
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
Match days5 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann
Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder
Phil Mustard
Phil Mustard
Tim Southee
Tim Southee
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Gary Baxter
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Evan Watkin
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Barry Frost
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst