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England v NZ 4th ODI photos

England's Ian Bell, during net practice

Ian Bell is passed fit for England at The Oval, despite injuring a knee playing touch rugby, while fit-again Jacob Oram returns for the Kiwis

Luke Wright

After New Zealand win the toss and put England in, Luke Wright is first to fall, making 18 before being superbly caught by Ross Taylor

Mark Gillespie (left) celebrates after dismissing Kevin Pietersen without scoring

But next over, the Kiwis snare an even bigger prize as Kevin Pietersen skies Mark Gillespie to Tim Southee at mid-on for a duck

Tim Southee (right) is congratulated after having Ian Bell caught behind

Bell makes his way to 46 before edging Tim Southee behind - the 11th time he has been dismissed in the 40s in ODIs

Ravi Bopara dives for the crease, watched by Tim Southee and Paul Collingwood

Ravi Bopara, whose running between the wickets has been questioned by some, survives an early run-out chance

Paul Collingwood is bowled by Tim Southee

Captain Paul Collingwood makes a rapid 14 before he is clean bowled by the impressive Southee

Ravi Bopara has a ball trapped in the grill of his helmet

Bopara tries to take the attack to Southee, but one nasty moment sees the ball trapped in the grill of his helmet

Owais Shah hits out against Daniel Vettori

Bopara is joined by Owais Shah and the pair both make half-centuries, adding 75 for the fifth wicket - Shah top-scoring with 63

Ravi Bopara lifts his bat after reaching 50, then looks at the sky after getting out

Ecstasy and agony for Bopara - he reaches his second ODI half century, but is soon caught at mid-on for 58

Tim Ambrose walks off after his dismissal

Tim Ambrose does not last long - caught for six, he now has just eight runs from four ODI innings after being preferred to Phil Mustard

Tim Southee (centre) celebrates with Scott Styris as Stuart Broad is caught at backward point

Wickets continue to tumble as Graeme Swann, Shah and Stuart Broad are dismissed in successive overs and England are bowled out for 245

Ryan Sidebottom (right) is mobbed by Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Owais Shah and Kevin Pietersen

Fit-again Ryan Sidebottom takes the new ball for England, and soon has the pugnacious Brendon McCullum caught at slip for one

Ross Taylor (right) and Kevin Pietersen (below) hold their heads after a collision

An accidental collision at the wicket soon has new batsman Ross Taylor and fielder Kevin Pietersen seeing stars

Ryan Sidebottom celebrates after having Ross Taylor caught by Stuart Broad at mid-on

Sidebottom soon strikes again, having Taylor caught at mid-on to leave the Black Caps 24-2

Scott Styris hits out

But Scott Styris leads a counter-attack for the Kiwis, and is dropped three times before reaching his 50 off 60 balls

Jamie How, watched by keeper Tim Ambrose, is about to be caught and bowled by Graeme Swann

Opener Jamie How makes 37, adding 59 with Styris, before he spoons a return catch to off-spinner and BBC Sport columnist Graeme Swann

The effervescent Graeme Swann leaps into the air to celebrate a wicket

Swann soon tempts Daniel Flynn to hit against the spin and he is caught for 17, but Styris and Jacob Oram look well set for victory

Jacob Oram is caught on the square leg boundary by substitute fielder Alastair Cook (left), while Scott Styris is run out by Paul Collingwood (right)

But Oram and Styris fall in quick succession as Oram is caught by substitute fielder Alastair Cook (left), and Styris is run out (right)

Ryan Sidebottom (right) collides with Grant Elliott (left) - Elliott tumbles over and is controversially run out

But controversy strikes when Sidebottom collides with Grant Elliott (left) - and the all-rounder, lying injured, is controversially run out

Mark Gillespie (right) celebrates as England fail to back up a throw, allowing him a second run

Incredibly, needing two runs off the last ball, last man Mark Gillespie (right) benefits from an overthrow and wins a thrilling match




see also
England v NZ 3rd ODI photos
21 Jun 08 |  Cricket
England v NZ 2nd ODI photos
18 Jun 08 |  England
England v NZ 1st ODI photos
15 Jun 08 |  England
England v NZ Twenty20 photos
13 Jun 08 |  England
New Zealand in England in 2008
12 May 08 |  Cricket


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