2nd Match, Group D, The Oval, Jun 6 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(7/7 ov)89/4
(6/7 ov)90/3
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
end of over 622 runs
NZ: 90/3CRR: 15.00 
Scott Styris8 (4)
Ross Taylor21 (10)
Jan Stander 1-0-22-0
Ryan Watson 1-0-4-1

One can say it's a comfortable win for New Zealand, especially as they've won with an over to spare in a seven-over game. Scotland bowled poorly, and dropped catches at crucial times. Too many length balls, and add to that two spilled chances amid some fiery New Zealand batting sealed their fate. They gave a good fight though, but one would have expected a stronger effort after posting a commanding total. At the end of their innings an upset could not have been ruled out. But in the end, New Zealand proved they were no England, keeping their nerve and making full use of the opportunities at hand.

Hamilton: "We had plenty of runs. We had a plan of around 75-80, but it just didn't come off in the end. We were well aware of New Zealand's potential but we didn't execute our plans quite well. "

McCullum: "We were pretty nervous at around half time. They put us under pressure, we need to rectify our bowling a bit. We didn't have a lot of time to get ourselves in, but Ryder struck the ball really well. We needed a 11-an-over towards the end, but in the context of the game that's pretty under-par. Hopefully, we can put our best performance against South Africa."

Ian Butler is the Man of the Match. Why not Watson?

Butler: "We were just trying to restrict their batsmen. The next game is a massive one for us."

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Stander to Styris, 1 run

all over, fullish on middle and leg, flicked away wide of short fine

Just one needed now

Stander to Styris, no run

huge cheer from the crowd as he bowls the dot ball, punched back to the bowler on the bounce

Stander to Styris, SIX runs

game almost over, the fourth successive length delivery, gets to the pitch, has a decent swing and it sails over long-on, 21 off the over already

Stander to Taylor, 1 run

low full toss on the off, struck down the ground to long-off

Stander to Taylor, SIX runs

That almost seals it, they haven't learnt from New Zealand's mistakes these Scot bowlers, full outside off, drags it and connects it powerfully to clear deep midwicket with ease

Makes their job much easier now. 14 off 11

Stander to Taylor, SIX runs

what a costly lapse, length ball on the off, Taylor stays his ground, gets under it and dispatches it over long-on for a big six

Stander to Styris, (no ball) 1 run

massive mistake, oversteps, concedes a freehit, low full toss, driven down to long-on

Stander to bowl now. 22 needed off 12. Will we have a Super Over?

end of over 54 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 68/3CRR: 13.60 RRR: 11.00
Ross Taylor8 (7)
Scott Styris0 (0)
Ryan Watson 1-0-4-1
Gordon Drummond 2-0-25-0

Just four off the over, and all those four runs came off the spilled chance by Drummond

Watson to Taylor, no run

droppped by Smith, short and wide, went for the cut, got a thick edge that the keeper failed to latch onto, excellent over

Still, three dot balls

Watson to Taylor, no run

appeal for a stumping, coming round the wicket, quick and wide outside off, goes for the cut as he steps out, misses, the keeper takes off the bails but has he dragged his foot back in? Yes, just in. Smith took it way to his right, and took some time to take off the bails

Watson to Taylor, no run

a swing and a miss, shortish outside off, has a massive heave at it, misses

Styris to face

Watson to Oram, OUT

or is it this one? Tossed up on middle and leg, Oram is tempted, connects a slog-sweep well this time but finds the fielder at deep midwicket, didn't get the elevation there, a crucial wicket

Jacob Oram c Stander b Watson 8 (3m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Watson to Oram, FOUR runs

dropped, what a miss, flat on middle, goes for the slog-sweep, gets the top edge and Drummond at short fine makes a meal of it, spilling it and kicking it away to the boundary, is that the decisive moment?

Watson to Oram, no run

good start, flat on the off stump, charges forward but has to adapt to the length, pushes it back to the bowler

Scotland need one good over here. They've committed the same error as the New Zealanders did, gifting the batsmen with too many length balls. Watson, who did well with the bat, comes to bowl his offies.