result
2nd T20I (N), Christchurch, Feb 7 2008, England tour of New Zealand
193/8
(20 ov, target 194)143/8
England won by 50 runs
player of the match
12y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke

Focussed England complete emphatic win

A proficient and professional allround display from England took them to an emphatic 50-run win over New Zealand in the second and final Twenty20 in Christchurch. With the one-day series two days away, England are bristling with confidence and New Zealand

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England193/8(20 overs)
New Zealand143/8(20 overs)
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.

19.6
2
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

19.5
1
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.

19.4
1
Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run

driven to extra cover

19.3
1
Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run

squeezed to third man

19.2
1
Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run

driven to deep cover

Still the fans head into the night ...

19.1
1
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 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.

18.6
1
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

18.5
4
Anderson to Southee, FOUR runs

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

18.4
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.

18.3
4
Anderson to Southee, FOUR runs

a swipe over midwicket from a yard outside leg

18.2
1
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

18.1
4
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 ...

end of over 181 run • 1 wicket
NZ: 122/8CRR: 6.77 • RRR: 36.00 • Need 72 from 12b
Tim Southee0 (3)
Kyle Mills21 (17)
Ryan Sidebottom3-0-12-2
Stuart Broad4-0-31-1

A great over at this stage of a Twenty20 match ... one wicket, one run, four dot balls.

17.6
Sidebottom to Southee, no run

he follows the batsman who can get no power into the shot and Sidebottom fields

17.5
Sidebottom to Southee, no run

full and down the leg side. had he stood where he was it would have been a wide, as it was it passed between batsman and stumps and Mustard made a tidy stop

17.4
Sidebottom to Southee, no run

driven to mid-off who has come up for the tailender

The crowd are heading home. It's very cold and they've seen enough. It's like watching Newcastle's stands empty when Big Sam was in charge.

17.3
W
Sidebottom to Hitchcock, OUT

full and straight, a swing across the line, a miss and an uprooted middle stump

Paul Hitchcock b Sidebottom 13 (14m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

Sidebottom aborts as he sees the batsman shuffling around the crease ... he trudges back muttering and sets off again ...

17.2
1
Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run

another yorker, this time straight, Mills again gives himself room and manages to squirt the ball to backward point

17.1
Sidebottom to Mills, no run

a big stride to leg but Sidebottom fires in a yorker-length delivery two feet outside off and there's no way he can get a bat on that

Here's Ryan Sidebottom.

end of over 1712 runs
NZ: 121/7CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 24.33 • Need 73 from 18b
Paul Hitchcock13 (10)
Kyle Mills20 (15)
Stuart Broad4-0-31-1
Graeme Swann4-0-30-2
16.6
Broad to Hitchcock, no run

undone by a change of pace and much too early with an intended pull

Why is he batting below How - and others - in the NZ order. One of life's mysteries

16.5
4
Broad to Hitchcock, FOUR runs

lovely footwork, he shimmied to leg and drove the ball through extra cover

Best performances - batsmen
Paul Collingwood portrait
PD Collingwood
54 runs (28)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
18 runs
3 fours
1 six
0022182813
Owais Shah portrait
OA Shah
47 runs (35)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Sidebottom portrait
RJ Sidebottom
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
Match details
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood
Series resultEngland won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20 No. 54
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 days7 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Daniel Flynn
Daniel Flynn
Paul Hitchcock
Paul Hitchcock
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
New Zealand Image
Gary Baxter
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Evan Watkin
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Dave Quested
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst