New Zealand vs England 17th match at Pallekele, 29 Sep, 2012

Toss: New Zealand, who choose to bat first
England won by 6 wickets
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New Zealand, who choose to bat first
England 149/4 in 18.5 Overs
Current Run rate: 7.91

ENG 149/4 (18.5)

Player of the Match: LJ Wright
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
5
8
0
0
62.5
16
108
32*
13.50
5
2
1
0
250
15
148
60*
18.50
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
0.5
0
8
1
9.6
10
11
3/25
27.45
4
0
20
1
5
33
37
4/20
19.45
Recent Overs:
1
.
1wd
6
6
1
.
1
W
1wd
1
1
4
4
.
1
1lb
.
.
1
1
W
4
1wd
1
1
Current Partnership: 3 runs, 0.3 overs, RR: 6 (Jonny Bairstow, JC Buttler )
Last Wicket:

Over 19.0  

Over 18.5 DAJ Bracewellto JC Buttler1 run
Makes room and drags the yorker towards mid on and takes a risky single.

England beat New Zealand by 6 wickets with 7 balls to spare. They stay alive in the tournament and New Zealand are almost eliminated!

Presentation Ceremony

The Man of the Match is Luke Wright for his sizzling knock and here is what he says: "An important win for us. I tried to build in the middle period. Luckily I could bat till the end. I think we were always looking to attack some bowlers. I think personally Steve Finn should have been the Man of the Match."

New Zealand Captain Ross Taylor says: "I thought that Franklin batted really well. Spinners did well as well, but it didn't go our way. Good luck to Sri Lanka in all their upcoming games."

The winning England Skipper Stuart Broad says: "We are delighted. Steve Finn set it up with that bowling display. Later Wright batted well to take us to a win. It was a lot drier wicket. We have a huge game coming up on Monday."
Over 18.4 DAJ Bracewellto Jonny Bairstow1 run
Cuts the rising delivery to the diving backward point and gets a single. The scores are leveled now.

Over 18.4 DAJ Bracewell to Jonny Bairstow 1 wide
Leaves a slower short ball way outside off and that will be a wide.
Over 18.3 DAJ Bracewellto Jonny BairstowBoundary!
This is banged in short around the rib cage and Bairstow pulls it in the air towards fine leg for a boundary.
Over 18.2 DAJ Bracewellto LJ WrightCaught!
Slower delivery and Wright has cut that in the air and straight into the hands of Taylor at covers! End of a super innings though from Luke Wright.
Over 18.1 DAJ Bracewellto JC Buttler1 run
Makes room and drives it in the air on the up towards deep covers for one.
Over 17.6 DL Vettorito JC Buttler1 run
Steps out and drives the near yorker to deep covers for one.
Over 17.5 DL Vettorito JC Buttlerno runs
Steps out and drives it to covers.
Over 17.4 DL Vettorito JC Buttlerno runs
Goes back and punches it to covers.
Over 17.3 DL Vettorito LJ Wright1 lb
Steps out for a flick and the ball hits the pad and rebounds to covers for a leg bye.
Over 17.2 DL Vettorito JC Buttler1 run
Flicks the quicker one off his pads to short fine leg for a single.
Over 17.1 DL Vettorito JC Buttlerno runs
Steps out and pushes it to the bowler.
End of Over 17  
Over 16.6 KD Millsto LJ WrightBoundary!
Shuffles across and plays a meaty pull shot to a slower one flat towards wide long on for a one bounce boundary.
Over 16.5 KD Millsto LJ WrightBoundary!
Stretches forward and plays a smashing drive to a widish full delivery flat towards deep extra covers for a boundary. Great effort from the diving fielder but in vain.
Over 16.4 KD Millsto JC Buttler1 run
Cuts the rising delivery to square thirdman for a single.
Over 16.3 KD Millsto LJ Wright1 run
Flicks the slower length ball through mid wicket for one.

Over 16.3 KD Mills to LJ Wright 1 wide
Mills sprays a widish full delivery outside off to concede an extra.
Over 16.2 KD Millsto EJG MorganCaught!
Morgan heaves at the length ball flat towards long on where Bracewell puts in a dive forward to take a tumbling low catch!
Over 16.1 KD Millsto LJ Wright1 run
Waits on the backfoot and spanks a cut to a slower one to deep point for one.
Over 15.6 RJ Nicolto EJG Morganno runs
Bends down and sweeps it hard but only to smash the stumps at the other end.