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No dismissal was more farcical than that of Alastair Cook.Ravi Bopara decided it would be a great idea to hit the ball straight to New Zealand's best fielder (Ross Taylor) and set off for a suicide single.Being the team player that he is, Cook tried to rescue the exigent situation and did his best to scamper up the pitch and try to prevent the loss of another England wicket. To make matters worse, Bopara played a painstaking innings from there on in and subsequently threw his wicket away.People will very quickly get annoyed with this laissez faire approach and the distinct lack of a sensible thought process.
However, as he does too often Mustard went for one shot too many and was caught out when he could easily have played the ball along the ground through cover.
Perhaps there's something to maintaining the sanctity of the sport, and being able to compare records across eras, but I believe athletes were doing something to enhance their performance from the days of the first Olympics, so it's all relative.
Maybe it's that everyone doesn't have access to the same drugs?
Next in was Pietersen and together with Cook, they seemed to steady the ship.
The pair were still at the crease when rain curtailed play for over 2 hours. Daft shots and ridiculous run outs caused England to collapse from 90-2 to 158 all out.