England tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 6-10, 1997
England won by an innings and 68 runs
6,7,8,9,10 February 1997 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Young c †Stewart b Gough 8 40 29 0 0 27.58
BA Pocock c Cork b Caddick 6 34 22 0 0 27.27
AC Parore c †Stewart b Gough 4 15 5 1 0 80.00
SP Fleming c & b Caddick 1 25 19 0 0 5.26
NJ Astle c Croft b Gough 36 118 90 3 0 40.00
CL Cairns c Hussain b Gough 3 4 6 0 0 50.00
LK Germon*† c †Stewart b Caddick 10 46 27 0 0 37.03
DN Patel c Cork b Caddick 45 99 66 6 0 68.18
SB Doull c †Stewart b Gough 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
GI Allott c Knight b Cork 1 31 18 0 0 5.55
DL Vettori not out 3 13 10 0 0 30.00
Extras (lb 5, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 48.3 overs; 219 mins) 124 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 14 4 34 1 2.42 (2nb)
  AR Caddick 18.3 5 45 4 2.43
  D Gough 16 6 40 5 2.50 (1nb)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NV Knight c Patel b Doull 8 12 10 1 0 80.00
MA Atherton* lbw b Doull 30 95 70 3 0 42.85
AJ Stewart c Fleming b Allott 52 122 86 6 0 60.46
N Hussain c Young b Vettori 64 188 158 6 1 40.50
GP Thorpe st †Germon b Patel 108 329 249 12 0 43.37
JP Crawley c †Germon b Doull 56 187 141 4 1 39.71
DG Cork lbw b Astle 7 59 45 0 0 15.55
RDB Croft c Fleming b Doull 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
D Gough c Fleming b Doull 18 47 34 3 0 52.94
AR Caddick c Allott b Vettori 20 24 18 2 0 111.11
PCR Tufnell not out 6 21 14 0 0 42.85
Extras (b 3, lb 9, nb 2) 14
  Total (all out; 137.3 overs; 550 mins) 383 (2.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SB Doull 28 10 75 5 2.67
  GI Allott 31 6 91 1 2.93 (2nb)
  DL Vettori 34.3 10 98 2 2.84
  CL Cairns 4 2 8 0 2.00
  NJ Astle 14 5 30 1 2.14 (2nb)
  DN Patel 24 6 59 1 2.45
  BA Pocock 2 0 10 0 5.00
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Pocock c Knight b Gough 64 335 271 5 0 23.61
BA Young c †Stewart b Tufnell 56 132 103 6 0 54.36
AC Parore lbw b Croft 15 116 94 0 0 15.95
SP Fleming c & b Croft 0 10 11 0 0 0.00
DN Patel lbw b Croft 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
LK Germon*† b Gough 11 58 49 0 0 22.44
NJ Astle c †Stewart b Gough 4 26 13 0 0 30.76
CL Cairns c Knight b Caddick 22 61 59 3 0 37.28
SB Doull c Knight b Gough 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
GI Allott b Caddick 2 25 15 0 0 13.33
DL Vettori not out 2 14 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 103.2 overs; 398 mins) 191 (1.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 10 1 42 0 4.20 (2nb)
  AR Caddick 27.2 11 40 2 1.46
  RDB Croft 20 9 19 3 0.95 (1nb)
  D Gough 23 9 52 4 2.26
  PCR Tufnell 23 9 29 1 1.26 (4nb)

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - DL Vettori (New Zealand)
Player of the match - GP Thorpe (England)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and DB Cowie
TV umpire - EA Watkin
Match referee - PJP Burge (Australia)
Close of play
  • Thu, 6 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 56/6 (NJ Astle 15*, DN Patel 5*)
  • Fri, 7 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 204/3 (N Hussain 60*, GP Thorpe 47*)
  • Sat, 8 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 48/0 (BA Pocock 13*, BA Young 32*)
  • Sun, 9 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 125/4 (BA Pocock 45*, LK Germon 0*)
  • Mon, 10 Feb - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 191 (103.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 18 year old Vettori becomes the youngest player ever to play for New Zealand.
    • Match delayed due to rain. Two sessions play lost with 30 overs minimum to be bowled.
    • Lunch: Eng 20/1 (Atherton 7*, Stewart 5*)
    • Tea: Eng 115/3 (Hussain 14*, Thorpe 5*)
    • Lunch: Eng 282/4 (Thorpe 85*, Crawley 33*)
    • Tea: Eng 350/7 (Cork 4*, Gough 14*)
    • SB Doull's 4th 5-wicket haul and his 5th wicket gave him 50 Test wickets.
    • Match delayed due to rain. 2 hours and 45 minutes lost with a minimum of 49 overs to be bowled.
    • Lunch: NZ 177/8 (Cairns 12*, Allott 0*)
    • England take the new ball after 81 overs.
    • England's 3rd innings victory against NZ in the past 8 Tests between the 2 countries (others were 1991/92 1st Test, 1994 1st Test). These are the only innings victories by England against any country in the past 10 years.
 
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