2nd T20I (N), Christchurch, Feb 7 2008, England tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, target 194)143/8
England won by 50 runs
player of the match
end of over 207 runs
NZ: 143/8CRR: 7.15 
Kyle Mills30 (22)
Tim Southee12 (10)
Ryan Sidebottom4-0-19-2
James Anderson4-0-36-1

Well, that's the end of another disappointing match, although it contained some good cricket earlier on. For the second time England have posted a score too large for New Zealand's batsmen and although it's early days, you have to worry about the home side in the one-day series to come. New Zealand are in transition after recent retirements and it has to be hoped that rumours one or two more players are on their way are not accurate.

As the remaining spectators head into the cold night, that's all from us for today. Join us again on Saturday at 2.00pm (0100GMT) for the first match in the five-game ODI series. Until then it's goodnight from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller.

Sidebottom to Mills, 2 runs

full and straight, Mascarenhas at extra cover could have got there and would have had the match been on the line, as it is he allows the ball to bumble to long-off

Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run

full and at his feet, patted to extra cover

It's almost silent now ... those that remain are beyond caring, which is understandable.

Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run

driven to extra cover

Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run

squeezed to third man

Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run

driven to deep cover

Still the fans head into the night ...

Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run

turned to backward square leg who is on the edge of the circle

end of over 1914 runs
NZ: 136/8CRR: 7.15 • RRR: 58.00 • Need 58 runs from 6b
Tim Southee9 (7)
Kyle Mills26 (19)
James Anderson4-0-36-1
Ryan Sidebottom3-0-12-2

"Sidebottom's combined series stats are 6.2-0-28-5. Who says this is a batsman's game?" says Andrew Miller from out in the ether.

Anderson to Southee, 1 run

finally Anderson aims for the stumps and that allows Southee to free his arms and drive square on the off side

Anderson to Southee, FOUR runs

clipped off his pads from a yard outside leg to the square boundary which is unprotected

Anderson to Southee, no run

way down the leg side - about five feet - but he was only following where the batsman was heading, Mustard takes a low one that scoots through to him

Bowden still commanding as much camera time as his antics can guarantee.

Anderson to Southee, FOUR runs

a swipe over midwicket from a yard outside leg

Anderson to Mills, 1 run

he's going to be treading on square-leg's toes if he moves any more to the on side ... Anderson follows and cramps him up

Anderson to Mills, FOUR runs

inside edge beats a diving Mustard. It was down the leg but the batsman had moved way outside the line to play it

James Anderson back ...