NatWest Series [New Zealand in England] - 1st ODI

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Out come the players with the ground steadily filling. Cook on strike and Mitchell McClenaghan from the Pavilion End...

10.35am Also with a bit to prove is Tim Bresnan who will be making his first appearance since elbow surgery. His early season form was good for Yorkshire and Cook said he was close to the Test side. Luke Ronchi makes his debut for New Zealand and he'll be keeping in difficult conditions at Lord's.

Matt Warwick: "Dernbach? Eugh ... surely we have better? English cricket isn't in that poor of a state." Both Dernbach and Chris Woakes have a lot to prove today, especially Dernbach, at least Woakes produced a decent set of stats with the ball in the series in New Zealand.

Charlie: "Eng v NZ again - do only two countries play cricket?" It has been somewhat of an overload in the last four months! They probably won't meet again until 2032...

And still no Dan Vettori for the Kiwis! Is he ever going to return...New Zealand Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan

Karl: "No Broad or Finn. Please not Dernbach, please not Dernbach, please not Dernbach!" Sorry Karl...England Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wkt), Chris Woakes, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Jade Dernbach

10.15am Almost time for the toss but we have early team news, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are both being rested for the first two ODIs with knee and shin niggles respectively. Up goes the coin and Brendon McCullum calls correctly and New Zealand will bowl first, Alastair Cook says he would have done the same, a cloudy morning, set to get brighter as the day goes on, but quite warm.

10.05am BST Morning everyone, Alex Winter with you for the start of yet another England versus New Zealand series. We're back to the 50-over over format and back to Lord's for the first of three ODIs; Southampton on Sunday and Trent Bridge on Wednesday are the other fixtures in what are essentially three warm-up matches for the Champions Trophy which gets underway next Thursday.

0.1

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, good full delivery on off stump, Cook digs it out into the covers

0.2

McClenaghan to Cook, 1 run, a touch straight on a length, clipped down to long leg

0.3

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, too straight again, but gets away with it, long leg is up in the circle but Bell misses a flick and it runs off the pad straight to the fielder

0.4

McClenaghan to Bell, 2 runs, this is clipped wide of that short long leg and they take two as deep square leg runs round in front of the Mound Stand

0.5

McClenaghan to Bell, FOUR, loses his line again and this time Bell flicks it fine of the short long leg

0.6

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, much better, full and inswinging onto the off stump, dug out up the pitch

End of over 1 (7 runs) England 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
IR Bell    6* (4b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-7-0
AN Cook    1* (2b)     

England, normally so politely attired in navy blue, are in a garish all red number today, I don't like it. The Kiwis in black with a dash of blue, Kyle Mills from the Nursery End...

1.1

Mills to Cook, no run, on a length just outside off, Cook pushes without timing into the covers

1.2

Mills to Cook, no run, full and swinging towards the off stump, Cook comes forward and blocks towards mid off

1.3

Mills to Cook, no run, slides away from Cook, swings away a little, well bowled, Cook had a fiddle at it

1.4

Mills to Cook, no run, fuller length, Cook stays back and dabs it to backward point

1.5

Mills to Cook, no run, forward on middle and off, blocked back to the bowler

1.6

Mills to Cook, 1 run, a touch short and wide, slashed hard down to long leg

Good start from Mills...

End of over 2 (1 run) England 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
AN Cook    2* (8b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0
IR Bell    6* (4b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-7-0

2.1

McClenaghan to Cook, FOUR, very full on the stumps and Cook punches it very pleasantly back past the bowler, full blade of the bat and the timing is impeccable, runs up to the pavilion

2.2

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, length ball on the stumps, Cook tries to get inside it and flick to leg but it comes off the bat to the keeper

2.3

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, back of a length and it goes down the slope and beats Cook just outside off

2.4

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, and again, very nicely bowled, Cook a touch squared up, it wasn't far away from the off stump either

2.5

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, beats him again, good line this just outside off and Cook is rather poking at it awkwardly, not much you can do with that length

2.6

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, similar back of a length area, and Cook again nudges it outside off and misses

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
AN Cook    6* (14b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-11-0
IR Bell    6* (4b 1x4)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0

3.1

Mills to Bell, no run, a foot outside off on a full length, left alone

3.2

Mills to Bell, no run, tighter to off stump, blocked coming forward and pushed into the covers

3.3

Mills to Bell, no run, back of a length, wide enough to leave alone again

3.4

Mills to Bell, 2 runs, a touch short and wide enough to cut, Bell gets it off the toe past point, not timed well enough to run it to the rope

3.5

Mills to Bell, no run, this shapes in a little of just back of a length, Bell shoulders arms

3.6

Mills to Bell, no run, length a couple of feet outside off, ignored

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
IR Bell    8* (10b 1x4)      KD Mills    2-0-3-0
AN Cook    6* (14b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-11-0

Paul: "Bad luck that you don't like red but they are our colours and I for one prefer them to the union blue which just isn't English." England have always adopted the colours of the union jack, red, white and blue it has always been. And this is England AND Wales remember, so the Union colours are the most appropriate...

4.1

McClenaghan to Cook, no run, full length, movement towards the off stump, Cook is forward in defence

4.2

McClenaghan to Cook, FOUR, firm push outside off and a big outside edge trying to drive through cover flies past second slip, Mills at third man slides and doesn't get it back before sliding into the rope

4.3

McClenaghan to Cook, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, forced away backward of point

4.4

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, full and well outside off, umpire Illingworth lets him get away with one, on the guidelines that

4.5

McClenaghan to Bell, 1 wide, this will be wided, full and it swings down leg side

4.5

McClenaghan to Bell, 2 runs, full ball on the stumps, played with soft hands and runs it through square leg, long leg runs it hard but can't prevent the second

4.6

McClenaghan to Bell, no run, forward press on the off stump up to mid-off

End of over 5 (8 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 4.40)
IR Bell    10* (13b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-19-0
AN Cook    11* (17b 2x4)      KD Mills    2-0-3-0

A little swing this morning, two new white balls remember...

5.1

Mills to Cook, no run, blocked around the off stump on a good length, Cook stays in the crease

5.2

Mills to Cook, no run, forward again, this time to a ball a little further outside off, pushed into the covers

5.3

Mills to Cook, no run, sends this the other way and it leaves Cook who is not for the first time beaten following it outside off

5.4

Mills to Cook, no run, fuller length, driven at but gets a thick inside edge via the pad into the covers

5.5

Mills to Cook, no run, much fuller, clipped from middle stump and midwicket dives and saves nicely, good work

5.6

Mills to Cook, 1 run, a touch wide of off stump and Cook is able to dab it down to third man

Excellent over...

End of over 6 (1 run) England 23/0 (RR: 3.83)
AN Cook    12* (23b 2x4)      KD Mills    3-0-4-0
IR Bell    10* (13b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-19-0

Narayanan S: "Talking about the colours of the kit, in the 90's all teams used to have a common design for Jerseys for ODI tournaments, only the colors varied. This was the case until the 1999 World Cup if I remember correctly. Now even for World cups, no common pattern can be seen." I really hope we don't get shirts with the team team written across it. So patronising with a great big AUSTRALIA across a gold and green shirt, of course it's bloody Australia!! Tim Southee now...

6.1

Southee to Cook, 1 wide, full and well wide of off stump, left alone, and indeed too wide

6.1

Southee to Cook, 1 run, back of a length and straight, pulled down to long leg

6.2

Southee to Bell, no run, length ball on off stump, played off the back foot towards point

6.3

Southee to Bell, no run, full and swings away a little as Bell leaves alone a foot outside off stump

6.4

Southee to Bell, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Bell walks slightly across his stumps and tucks to midwicket

6.5

Southee to Bell, FOUR, shot! Too full and Bell plays a flowing on-drive, gorgeous, worth the entrance fee alone

6.6

Southee to Bell, no run, back of a length around middle and tucked to midwicket, straight to the fielder

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 29/0 (RR: 4.14)
IR Bell    14* (18b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-6-0
AN Cook    13* (24b 2x4)      KD Mills    3-0-4-0

7.1

Mills to Cook, no run, wide enough of the off stump to leave alone

7.2

Mills to Cook, no run, covered up around off stump on a good length

7.3

Mills to Cook, no run, dabbed from back of a length towards cover point

7.4

Mills to Cook, 3 runs, a little short just outside off, Cook whips it with a short-arm jab wide of mid-on, it runs down the hill and they get three

7.5

Mills to Bell, no run, wide enough to leave alone outside off

7.6

Mills to Bell, no run, good length but Bell able to shoulder arms again

End of over 8 (3 runs) England 32/0 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    14* (20b 2x4)      KD Mills    4-0-7-0
AN Cook    16* (28b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-6-0

Spaceman: "RE: Team names on the shirt, it would have been useful the other day in the football. I could have SWORN that Germany were playing Ireland." I like that kit, very smart, and I'll think history will show you that England had it first...

8.1

Southee to Cook, no run, blocked around off stump on a good length

8.2

Southee to Cook, 1 run, touch straight, Cook able to tuck through the on-side for an easy single

8.3

Southee to Bell, no run, middle stump line, Bell forward to push towards the on-side but it stops on him slightly and he just chips it slightly, very safe though

8.4

Southee to Bell, no run, forward on the stumps, a firm punch to mid on

8.5

Southee to Bell, FOUR, full on the stumps again, this time Bell says I'll have some of this and drive over the bowler's head, timed well, the outfield holds it up a little but it runs into the rope, great shot

8.6

Southee to Bell, no run, now goes for a flashing off drive but only finds cover, that looked fabulous, stood and flashed the blade, timed it well but straight to the fielder

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 37/0 (RR: 4.11)
IR Bell    18* (24b 3x4)      TG Southee    2-0-11-0
AN Cook    17* (30b 2x4)      KD Mills    4-0-7-0

James: "Spaceman, no way. Germany would never play that badly." England weren't that bad, and conceded a wonderful goal...the sun is out...

9.1

Mills to Cook, no run, firm off drive on the front foot but mid-off dives across and saves what would have been four

9.2

Mills to Cook, FOUR, this is four, too straight and tickled to fine leg

9.3

Mills to Cook, FOUR, four more, full length wide of off, Cook gets a good stride in, hits on the up and powers it past cover, timing was excellent

9.4

Mills to Cook, no run, similar delivery, a touch shorter, left this time

9.5

Mills to Cook, no run, similar line again, feels for it and gets beaten outside off, poor stroke, reaching quite a way outside off for it

9.6

Mills to Cook, no run, tighter to off stump, Cook up on his toes and dabs into the covers

End of over 10 (8 runs) England 45/0 (RR: 4.50)
AN Cook    25* (36b 4x4)      KD Mills    5-0-15-0
IR Bell    18* (24b 3x4)      TG Southee    2-0-11-0

End of the Powerplay and England in good shape, no real need for a flier with the new regulations, England need to set the innings up for their hitters lower down the order...

10.1

Southee to Bell, no run, length on off stump, blocked in the crease

Sean: "Since Germany's change kit is often green, England v Ireland was more like Germany v Germany." haha!

10.2

Southee to Bell, OUT, full and wide, driven at and nicks it behind Southee does the job again in drawing Bell out to drive, it swung away a little and Bell got a thick outside edge which was safely collected by Ronchi for his first catch for New Zealand. Full and a bit of swing and Southee is in business yet again

IR Bell c †Ronchi b Southee 18 (46m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

10.3

Southee to Trott, no run, full on off stump, blocked forward back to the bowler

10.4

Southee to Trott, no run, forward press just outside off, blocked back to the bowler again

10.5

Southee to Trott, no run, forward press again and ran back to the bowler

10.6

Southee to Trott, no run, little wider and pleasantly driven to cover where it's well saved

Wicket maiden, Southee continues his excellent form in the UK...

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) England 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
IJL Trott    0* (4b)      TG Southee    3-1-11-1
AN Cook    25* (36b 4x4)      KD Mills    5-0-15-0

Thomas Fryer: "Does it really matter what colour one-day kit is? Cricketers only look good in whites."

11.1

Mills to Cook, no run, forward on off stump, firmly punched back past the bowler, mid-on does just enough to save the single

A short point comes in...

11.2

Mills to Cook, no run, length just wide of off stump, dabbed into the covers

11.3

Mills to Cook, FOUR, a little too short and a little too wide, short point has no chance of saving that, cut with great timing

11.4

Mills to Cook, no run, two feet outside off, ignored

11.5

Mills to Cook, 1 run, full, another punch back past the bowler from a full length, this time mid-on can't save the single

11.6

Mills to Trott, no run, covers up on the off stump

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 50/1 (RR: 4.16)
IJL Trott    0* (5b)      KD Mills    6-0-20-0
AN Cook    30* (41b 5x4)      TG Southee    3-1-11-1

Patrick: "Yes - Trotty and Cookie together at last. Let the fireworks begin!" Could be the steady combination needed to see off the two new balls, might be the key to England's Champions Trophy chances...

12.1

Southee to Cook, no run, full and played forward, runs it out through midwicket

12.2

Southee to Cook, no run, forward press on the stumps, back to the bowler from a full length

12.3

Southee to Cook, no run, good length just outside off, played forward and runs it to cover

12.4

Southee to Cook, OUT, full length, driven at edged and gone and Southee's straightforward modus operandi does the trick again. Full and sliding past Cook who drives at it and edges to Ronchi who again takes a solid catch

AN Cook c †Ronchi b Southee 30 (60m 45b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

12.5

Southee to Root, no run, length ball two feet outside off, ignored

12.6

Southee to Root, no run, similar line, a touch shorter, Root tries to stay back and carve it through the off side, misses

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) England 50/2 (RR: 3.84)
JE Root    0* (2b)      TG Southee    4-2-11-2
IJL Trott    0* (5b)      KD Mills    6-0-20-0

Suddenly a good start for New Zealand and McGlenaghan returns...

13.1

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, full on the stumps, Trott forward blocking back to the bowler

13.2

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, a touch fuller on a straight line, Trott clips it to mid-on

13.3

McClenaghan to Trott, FOUR, full on the stumps, clipped through midwicket, deep square leg is around to field in front of the grandstand, slides and, oh dear, flicks it back then it hits his hand and it runs into the rope, eeeeee oooorreeee

13.4

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, dabbed down to third man

13.5

McClenaghan to Root, no run, length ball around off stump, blocked up the wicket

13.6

McClenaghan to Root, 1 run, a touch straight and tucked behind square on the leg side

End of over 14 (6 runs) England 56/2 (RR: 4.00)
JE Root    1* (4b)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-25-0
IJL Trott    5* (9b 1x4)      TG Southee    4-2-11-2

The sun is now out and it's a glorious day...

14.1

Southee to Root, no run, length around off stump, played back into the covers

14.2

Southee to Root, no run, forward this time on a similar line, they consider a single in front of point but turn it down, running wasn't great between these two in the Test here

14.3

Southee to Root, 1 run, this time gets the forcing shot of the back foot in the gap and they take a run

14.4

Southee to Trott, no run, too far wide of off stump to draw Trott into a stroke

14.5

Southee to Trott, no run, full onto the pads of Trott, don't bowl there, well struck but finds short midwicket, who fields, spins and shys at the non-striker's end, Root was back and the throw missed anyway

14.6

Southee to Trott, no run, full on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

Drinks with New Zealand in good shape, England need to get the board ticking again...

End of over 15 (1 run) England 57/2 (RR: 3.80)
IJL Trott    5* (12b 1x4)      TG Southee    5-2-12-2
JE Root    2* (7b)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-25-0

James: "Southee's last 3 overs: 3-2-1-2. Top bowling."

15.1

McClenaghan to Root, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, clipped through midwicket

15.2

McClenaghan to Root, no run, back of a length, blocked around the off stump, runs off inside edge and pad into the covers

15.3

McClenaghan to Root, no run, back of a length around off stump, pushed into the covers

15.4

McClenaghan to Root, no run, fuller, driven at just outside off, squirts it into the gully

15.5

McClenaghan to Root, 1 run, short ball, pulled off high on the bat towards deep square leg, ends up taking the bottom hand off the bat

15.6

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, back of a length around off stump, tucked through square leg

End of over 16 (4 runs) England 61/2 (RR: 3.81)
IJL Trott    6* (13b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-29-0
JE Root    5* (12b)      TG Southee    5-2-12-2

Nathan McCullum now from the Pavilion End...

16.1

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, reverse-swept first ball, doesn't get all of it, just a single as short third man goes to his left

16.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, swept hard from outside off to deep square leg

16.3

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, forward and pushed carefully to short midwicket

16.4

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, this time gets the push wide of short midwicket and down to long-on

16.5

NL McCullum to Root, no run, now Root reverse-sweeps and misses outside off stump

16.6

NL McCullum to Root, no run, skips down the wicket and flicks back to the bowler

Nice cheap opener from McNath...

End of over 17 (3 runs) England 64/2 (RR: 3.76)
JE Root    6* (15b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0
IJL Trott    8* (16b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    5-0-29-0

#There was an old man called Mit-chell Mc-Glen-ag-han...#

17.1

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, back of a length down leg side and, oh, not a wide, must have brushed the shirt on the way through, Trott did skip across his stumps

17.2

McClenaghan to Trott, 2 runs, this time Trott gets the flick away down towards long leg, fine of the fielder so they take a couple

17.3

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, full on the stumps, Trott goes to block and gets a thick outside edge to third man

17.4

McClenaghan to Root, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, firmly driven off the back foot and well saved in the covers by McBren

17.5

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, length outside off, Trott stays back and tries to dab it to third man and only finds gully

17.6

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, off stump line, Trott forward and pushes up the wicket

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 68/2 (RR: 3.77)
IJL Trott    11* (21b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-33-0
JE Root    7* (16b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0

18.1

NL McCullum to Root, 2 runs, flicked fine on the leg side and a chase for deep square leg down the hill, they run well and take two

18.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, a skip down the wicket and a flick from outside off to long-on

18.3

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, driven from off stump and the bowler dives and saves with his left hand

18.4

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, back across the off stump, pushing back to the bowler

18.5

NL McCullum to Trott, 2 runs, driven slightly in-to-out and Franklin has to run around it at deep cover so they get two

18.6

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, full length outside off, flicked down to long-on

End of over 19 (6 runs) England 74/2 (RR: 3.89)
IJL Trott    14* (25b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-9-0
JE Root    10* (18b)      MJ McClenaghan    6-0-33-0

McBren getting some treatment on his wrist as James Franklin prepares to bowl from the Nursery End...

19.1

Franklin to Trott, no run, nice start, full just outside off, it goes down the slope and beats Trott playing forward

19.2

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, Trott gives himself room, Franklin sees him and fires it full and wide of off stump, Trott leans across and carves out to deep point

19.3

Franklin to Root, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, driven nicely past extra cover, deep cover in the game again

19.4

Franklin to Root, no run, cut this time, only as far as backward point

19.5

Franklin to Root, no run, defended in the crease, gets an inside edge onto pad, they consider and then decide against a short single into the off side

19.6

Franklin to Root, FOUR, full on the stumps, Root moves down the wicket to meet it and flicks wide of midwicket, lovely timing into the gap with mid-on

End of over 20 (7 runs) England 81/2 (RR: 4.05)
JE Root    16* (22b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-7-0
IJL Trott    15* (27b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-9-0

Ahmed Hussain: "Re: #There was an old man called Mit-chell Mc-Glen-ag-han...# Swung it out then swung it inagen. Ump said no ball so had to begin again. Poor old mitchell McGlenaghan [begin again]" Yes!! Superb...

20.1

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, flicked through square leg

20.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, flicked with the spin again, gets it through square leg again

20.3

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, swept from well outside off to deep midwicket

20.4

NL McCullum to Root, no run, length ball, tries to pull and doesn't get it, off the pad to short long leg

20.5

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, a step down and flick with the spin to deep midwicket

20.6

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, swept from outside off, misses, well wide of off stump for it to be lbw

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 85/2 (RR: 4.04)
IJL Trott    17* (30b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-13-0
JE Root    18* (25b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-7-0

21.1

Franklin to Root, 1 run, hint of width and cut, Williamson fumbles at backward having initially collected it, so gives up a single

21.2

Franklin to Trott, FOUR, full outside leg stump, any touch and it's four and Trott gets something on it

21.3

Franklin to Trott, no run, back outside off stump, full length, pressed into the covers

21.4

Franklin to Trott, no run, around the wicket now, back of a length dabbed towards backward point and this time Williamson saves

21.5

Franklin to Trott, no run, full just outside in the slot to drive, Trott strikes it well having shimmied down the wicket, finds cover though

21.6

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, straighter line, whipped out through square leg

End of over 22 (6 runs) England 91/2 (RR: 4.13)
IJL Trott    22* (35b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-13-0
JE Root    19* (26b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-13-0

John: "I like the fact that Joe Root seems to have a bit more subcontinent-style wristiness to his batting than most English players. I think that it gives him that extra little bit of ability to manipulate the field. He certainly seems to be looking for singles all the time, which increases his chances of getting boundaries."

22.1

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, off stump line, flicked to midwicket

22.2

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, down the wicket and flicked with the spin to the 45

22.3

NL McCullum to Root, no run, stays back and chops a length ball to backward point

22.4

NL McCullum to Root, no run, down on one knee to sweep and gets struck on the pad

22.5

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven down to long on

22.6

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, length on off stump, flicked with the spin to midwicket

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 93/2 (RR: 4.04)
IJL Trott    23* (38b 2x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-15-0
JE Root    20* (29b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-13-0

Matt Ryan: "@Ahmed Hussain. Multiple cap doffing to you, sir. Now THAT was worth the Cricinfo entrance fee (enduring multiple adverts) alone." Song-making-up is a talent I very much admire...

23.1

Franklin to Root, no run, full on stump, driven at, not timed, off the toe really to mid-off

23.2

Franklin to Root, 2 runs, down the wicket and slugs a back of a length ball through midwicket, again not timed but two as the sweeper goes to his left

23.3

Franklin to Root, 1 run, driven from outside off, it was in the air for a time but he opened the face and steered it through cover

23.4

Franklin to Trott, 2 runs, full length outside off Trott chips over extra cover, deep cover has to go to his right to field and they run hard to two

23.5

Franklin to Trott, no run, slower ball on off stump, patted back to the boweler

23.6

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, back of a length, pulled down to long leg

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 99/2 (RR: 4.12)
IJL Trott    26* (41b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-19-0
JE Root    23* (32b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-15-0

Second verse from Ahmed Hussain: "There was an old man called Mitchell McClenaghan. Pitched it up to Steven Finn again, swiped him through the infield ring again. Poor old Mitchell McClenaghan." Love it...

24.1

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, flicked through square leg from a full length on the stumps

24.2

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, full just outside off, driven hard to short extra cover

24.3

NL McCullum to Trott, no run, full on the stumps, blocked back to the bowler

24.4

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, length ball, flicked through square leg with the turn

24.5

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, fuller ball, pushed down to long-on

24.6

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, taken from outside off to long-on

Half-way Mark, England steadily accumulating, over to Monty Gardner...

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 104/2 (RR: 4.16)
IJL Trott    29* (45b 2x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-20-0
JE Root    25* (34b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-19-0

Afternoon. It's looking pristine at Lord's, as Jonathan Trott squeezes a bucket of sweat from his helmet and prepares to face James Franklin

25.1

Franklin to Trott, FOUR, nice-paced dobber in the slot outside off and Trott tees off like Same Torrance, whip-cracks a lofted drive back over the bowler's head for four to long-off

25.2

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, drags his length back a touch, goes across the stumps and tucks the ball through backward square

25.3

Franklin to Root, 1 run, length delivery wide of the stumps, Root opens the face and steers one behind point

25.4

Franklin to Trott, 1 run, Ronchi up to the stumps now, Trott leans out and drills through the covers to the sweeper

25.5

Franklin to Root, 2 runs, here comes the Root flip (as distinct from the Buttler ramp), gets outside the line to a fullish ball, keeps the head down and flicks it over the keeper for a couple down towards backstop

25.6

Franklin to Root, 1 run, gets forward to take a length ball through the covers for another single - good over for England, that one

End of over 26 (10 runs) England 114/2 (RR: 4.38)
JE Root    29* (37b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-29-0
IJL Trott    35* (48b 3x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-20-0

26.1

NL McCullum to Root, 1 wide, pushes this down the leg side as Root tries to sweep and misses

26.1

NL McCullum to Root, 1 run, tossed up, gets forward and takes a single to long-on

26.2

NL McCullum to Trott, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps and whipped off the front pad through square

26.3

NL McCullum to Root, no run, floated up and punched straight back to the bowler on the walk

26.4

NL McCullum to Root, OUT, tries to be cute again and Root is bowled reverse-sweeping! McCullum tossed it up on middle and off, it perhaps hurried on a touch and Root missed trying to take the ball through the off side. Ring-a-ding-ding go the stumps

JE Root b NL McCullum 30 (58m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

26.5

NL McCullum to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, slip in for Morgan, he defends this from the crease

26.6

NL McCullum to Morgan, FOUR, floated up and Morgan seizes on the length quickly, plants the front foot and clumps four out towards long-on

A good over for New Zealand, then, breaking a partnership worth 67. Time for England's middle-order to unpack the gelignite

End of over 27 (7 runs) England 121/3 (RR: 4.48)
EJG Morgan    4* (2b 1x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-27-1
IJL Trott    36* (49b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-29-0

Mitch McClenaghan catwalks back into the attack in place of Franklin

27.1

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, gets forward to defend a length ball

"It's great when it works (like a lot of these new shots) but when the reverse sweep doesn't and you get bowled you can look a right prat!" Chalky tells it straight

27.2

McClenaghan to Trott, 1 run, touch shorter and Trott sits back, opens the face and steers to third man

27.3

McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, back over the wicket to a fellow southpaw, Morgan pushes forward to block outside off

27.4

McClenaghan to Morgan, no run, slightly back of a length, again Morgan gets in line and defends

27.5

McClenaghan to Morgan, 1 run, dug in short and pulled through square leg, rolling the wrists to keep the ball down

27.6

McClenaghan to Trott, no run, back round the wicket, this holds its line and beats the bat as Trott leans forward and dabbles outside off

End of over 28 (2 runs) England 123/3 (RR: 4.39)
IJL Trott    37* (52b 3x4)      MJ McClenaghan    7-0-35-0
EJG Morgan    5* (5b 1x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-27-1

28.1

NL McCullum to Morgan, no run, floated up outside the line of off, defended coming forward

28.2

NL McCullum to Morgan, 1 run, full length, skidding through outside off, Morgan crouches deep in his crease and hacks one low through point

28.3

NL McCullum to Trott, OUT, scoops across the line and picks out deep midwicket, McCullum has another! Trott went looking for a boundary but halfway between a slog-sweep and a controlled paddle, the ball sailing neatly into the hands of the fielder a few feet in from the rope

IJL Trott c Taylor b NL McCullum 37 (84m 53b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.81

Jos Buttler, Morgan's fellow Bash Brother, comes out to replace another set batsman who couldn't go on

28.4

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, tossed up around off stump, goes across and blocks

28.5

NL McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, drops short and pulled powerfully through midwicket for a single to get off the mark

28.6

NL McCullum to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, pushed through with the arm and solidly defended on the front foot

Seems to be a slightly two-paced pitch this. The batsmen's timing is off, as Eels would say

End of over 29 (2 runs) England 125/4 (RR: 4.31)
EJG Morgan    6* (8b 1x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-29-2
JC Buttler    1* (2b)      MJ McClenaghan    7-0-35-0

29.1

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length and rising at the body, Buttler does well to drop it short to leg and they scamper one as McClenaghan charges down to field

29.2

McClenaghan to Morgan, OUT, banged in again and Morgan swats across the line, a big edge balloons into the air and he's caught behind standing yards out of his crease! Think Mitch saw him coming, Morgan making a slight movement and then thinking about pulling out of the shot as the ball went away from him, taking the top of the toe-end and giving Ronchi his third catch

EJG Morgan c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 6 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

29.3

McClenaghan to Woakes, no run, lovely first-up ball for the right-handed Woakes, from round the wicket and seaming a touch away to beat the bat

29.4

McClenaghan to Woakes, no run, angled in with the left arm again and defended on the front foot

29.5

McClenaghan to Woakes, 1 run, opens the face and gets a thick edge through backward square

29.6

McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, on the stumps, takes a length ball through square leg for a single

End of over 30 (3 runs) England 128/5 (RR: 4.26)
JC Buttler    3* (4b)      MJ McClenaghan    8-0-38-1
CR Woakes    1* (3b)      NL McCullum    7-0-29-2

30.1

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven coming forward but can't beat extra-cover

30.2

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, floated up on the stumps, worked towards midwicket

30.3

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, pushed through wide of the off stump, tries to drive on the up but can't squeeze it through

"Seems like 'the gelignite' has exploded in England's face," chuckles WheresThe Empire

30.4

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, length ball outside the line of off and again Buttler can't pick a gap with his drive

30.5

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, full and on the off stump, clipped back to the bowler

30.6

NL McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, very full and Buttler drags his bat down horizontally to skelp a single to long-on - just one off the over

End of over 31 (1 run) England 129/5 (RR: 4.16)
JC Buttler    4* (10b)      NL McCullum    8-0-30-2
CR Woakes    1* (3b)      MJ McClenaghan    8-0-38-1

Back comes Tim Southee, as McCullum senses a chance to apply further pressure

31.1

Southee to Buttler, 1 leg bye, length ball drifting on to the pads, Buttler goes across and misses but the ball rolls away for a leg bye

31.2

Southee to Woakes, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, classical front-foot drive from Woakes but not really the connection to match

31.3

Southee to Woakes, 4 runs, another classy drive from Woakes and some comedy runs into the bargain! This time he threaded the gap between cover and extra cover, it didn't have the gas to make the rope but Nathan McCullum, having reeled it in, slipped over in trying to throw to the bowler's end and it plopped lamely about halfway between the two... in the end they run four

31.4

Southee to Woakes, no run, Southee yelps energetically for an lbw appeal as Woakes walks across his stumps, tad on the high side though

31.5

Southee to Woakes, no run, good length, comes forward and defends outside off

31.6

Southee to Woakes, 1 run, slashes hard at a rising delivery wide of the off stump, a thick outside edge flies over the diving point fielder and down towards third man

Time for drinks on the outfield. England could do with something fizzy

End of over 32 (6 runs) England 135/5 (RR: 4.21)
CR Woakes    6* (8b)      TG Southee    6-2-17-2
JC Buttler    4* (11b)      NL McCullum    8-0-30-2

Nathan McCullum continues, he has some fine-looking figures at the moment

32.1

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, tossed up on off and worked to midwicket with a close of the bat face

32.2

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, full and straight and punched back to the bowler

32.3

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, pushed through wide of the stumps, Woakes hangs back and flashes, the ball thuds into Ronchi's gloves

32.4

NL McCullum to Woakes, 1 run, gets forward and manages to nurdle one past the bowler to long-on

32.5

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, short and sliding down the leg side, Buttler pulls hard but gets a mug of foam for his troubles

32.6

NL McCullum to Buttler, no run, floated up and played back to the bowler

Just one off the over again ... Something fizzy with sleeping tablets in it, then. Here's James, with a salient point: "Two talented young players at the crease, with a big responsibility to sort out this mess."

End of over 33 (1 run) England 136/5 (RR: 4.12)
JC Buttler    4* (13b)      NL McCullum    9-0-31-2
CR Woakes    7* (12b)      TG Southee    6-2-17-2

33.1

Southee to Woakes, 1 no ball, length ball on the stumps, punched back to Southee - who had overstepped

Free hit coming up, then...

33.1

Southee to Woakes, FOUR, dug in very short and Kaboomed! over wide long-on, plenty of bat behind that swipe from Woakes and it drops a yard or two short of one of the longer boundary ropes

33.2

Southee to Woakes, no run, on middle and off, blocks back to the bowler

33.3

Southee to Woakes, 1 run, edged and dropped, though it was a fantastic effort from Ross Taylor, who seemed to hang in the air going to his right at slip, his fingers closed around it but the ball just managed to squirt free!

33.4

Southee to Buttler, 1 run, full and wide and cracked hard off the back foot, the man in the covers takes some of the pace off it

33.5

Southee to Woakes, no run, goes back and across and defends a shortish ball

33.6

Southee to Woakes, 1 run, short again and a bit of width, slapped off the back foot through square

End of over 34 (8 runs) England 144/5 (RR: 4.23)
CR Woakes    13* (18b 1x4)      TG Southee    7-2-25-2
JC Buttler    5* (14b)      NL McCullum    9-0-31-2

34.1

NL McCullum to Woakes, 1 run, tossed up and worked back past the bowler

34.2

NL McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, floated up on the stumps, closes the face and takes one wide of mid-on

34.3

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, leaves the crease and punches the ball on the front foot to mid-off

34.4

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, on the stumps, gets forward and blocks

34.5

NL McCullum to Woakes, no run, chopped into the ground straight back to the bowler

34.6

NL McCullum to Woakes, 1 run, tossed up and worked through the leg side

That's the end of an excellent spell from McCullum - 2 for 34 from his 10 overs

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 147/5 (RR: 4.20)
CR Woakes    15* (23b 1x4)      NL McCullum    10-0-34-2
JC Buttler    6* (15b)      TG Southee    7-2-25-2

As if this wasn't exciting enough for you, folks, the batting Powerplay automatically kicks now

35.1

Southee to Woakes, no run, good length, outside off, pushed to cover coming forward

35.2

Southee to Woakes, no run, pitched up and defended on the front foot

35.3

Southee to Woakes, no run, stays back in the crease and turns a length ball to midwicket

35.4

Southee to Woakes, no run, goes across and taps the ball towards mid-off - these two struggling to pick the gaps at the moment

35.5

Southee to Woakes, 1 run, good length and sliding towards leg stump, nudged wide of mid-on and they steal one

35.6

Southee to Buttler, no run, length ball wide of the stumps, chopped off the back foot straight to the point fielder

End of over 36 (1 run) England 148/5 (RR: 4.11)
JC Buttler    6* (16b)      TG Southee    8-2-26-2
CR Woakes    16* (28b 1x4)      NL McCullum    10-0-34-2

Still quite a lot of time left in this game, of course. Having seen them struggle against his brother's slow stuff, Brendon McCullum brings on Kane Williamson for a twirl

36.1

Williamson to Woakes, 1 run, full and on the off stump, manages to steer the ball behind square

36.2

Williamson to Buttler, no run, tossed up on around off stump, tapped into the covers

36.3

Williamson to Buttler, no run, full and can't get this past mid-on

36.4

Williamson to Buttler, FOUR, floated up, this time Buttler gets to the pitch and carves the ball past the fielder at extra cover for a boundary

36.5

Williamson to Buttler, 2 runs, drops short, Buttler frees the arms and cracks the ball towards N-Mac in the covers, who misfields and they get two

36.6

Williamson to Buttler, 1 run, floated up and pushed back past the bowler

End of over 37 (8 runs) England 156/5 (RR: 4.21)
JC Buttler    13* (21b 1x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-8-0
CR Woakes    17* (29b 1x4)      TG Southee    8-2-26-2

Another bowling change, with Kyle Mills returning...

37.1

Mills to Buttler, no run, length ball outside off, punched to the fielder at cover

37.2

Mills to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, stays back and dabs it short into the on side

37.3

Mills to Woakes, no run, short and outside off, Woakes hops back and defends from the crease

37.4

Mills to Woakes, no run, pitched up a little wider, opens the face and steers the ball straight to backward point

37.5

Mills to Woakes, 1 run, all sorts going on here, Woakes skips out in pre-meditated fashion, Mills rolls his fingers over the ball and drags it down, the batsman chips it short of mid-off and then has to hustle to slide his bat in as Nathan McCullum's throw just misses

37.6

Mills to Buttler, no run, pitched up outside off stump, driven half-forward straight to mid-off

"This English ODI team looks dire to me, is it really that difficult out there?" wonders Steven Phillips. "All they are doing is piling pressure on the next batsman coming in, as far as I am concerned it went stale with Cook, Trott and Bell, surely we have more attacking batsman that could be at the top of the order?" Well, this strategy has worked well for England for a while now, particularly at home. Remember how difficult scoring in the Tests was here...

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 158/5 (RR: 4.15)
JC Buttler    14* (24b 1x4)      KD Mills    7-0-22-0
CR Woakes    18* (32b 1x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-8-0

38.1

Williamson to Woakes, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off and punched to mid-off, they pick up one

38.2

Williamson to Buttler, OUT, flatter delivery, Buttler tries to take it on, another reverse sweep and it loops straight to point! Frustration claims Buttler, who couldn't have picked out the man any better. Another wheel comes off the battlewagon

JC Buttler c McClenaghan b Williamson 14 (41m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.00

TT Bresnan to the crease at No. 8 ... England making 200 look far off at this stage

38.3

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, pushed through on off stump, turned off the front pad through midwicket

38.4

Williamson to Woakes, 1 run, full and straight and again worked through the leg side with a turn of the wrists

38.5

Williamson to Bresnan, no run, floated up, bit more air, defended on the back foot

38.6

Williamson to Bresnan, no run, angled in and Bresnan again covers up his stumps

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 161/6 (RR: 4.12)
TT Bresnan    1* (3b)      KS Williamson    2-0-11-1
CR Woakes    20* (34b 1x4)      KD Mills    7-0-22-0

Here's James: "220 would be a pretty decent score from here. Could also make for an interesting game."

39.1

Mills to Woakes, 1 run, fullish length outside off stump, stays back, opens the face and guides to third man

39.2

Mills to Bresnan, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Bresnan pushes wide of mid-on

39.3

Mills to Woakes, 2 runs, another edge goes to ground, Taylor's fingertips taking another bruising! This was between keeper and slip, Taylor admirably threw himself at it but the ball again eluded his grasp. Both those chances would have been screamers if taken

39.4

Mills to Woakes, no run, tight line and played back to the bowler coming forwards

39.5

Mills to Woakes, no run, bit of width, opens the face and picks out point

39.6

Mills to Woakes, 1 run, full and wide again, Woakes hangs the bat out and dabs another single to third man

So England 19 for 1 off the Powerplay. That's the sort of cautious approach you're forced to adopt with wickets down...

End of over 40 (5 runs) England 166/6 (RR: 4.15)
CR Woakes    24* (39b 1x4)      KD Mills    8-0-27-0
TT Bresnan    2* (4b)      KS Williamson    2-0-11-1

40.1

Williamson to Woakes, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, gets down and across his stumps to sweep fine for a couple

40.2

Williamson to Woakes, 1 run, full and tickled back past the bowler coming forward

40.3

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 wide, short and sliding down the leg side - wide

40.3

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, suicidal run into the off side from Bresnan and only Williamson's misfield behind the bowler's stumps coupled with a slip sees him survive!

40.4

Williamson to Woakes, no run, this skids through, maybe clips the inside edge and goes through Ronchi's legs, Bresnan wants another risky one and is sent back, again the direct hit would have seen him off

40.5

Williamson to Woakes, 1 run, played back past the bowler for a single

40.6

Williamson to Bresnan, no run, full and wide of the stumps, hammed to the man at cover on the front foot

End of over 41 (6 runs) England 172/6 (RR: 4.19)
TT Bresnan    3* (6b)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-1
CR Woakes    28* (43b 1x4)      KD Mills    8-0-27-0

"With Bell in this sort of form England really lack someone to give them impetus at the top of the order," says Ed Weech. "Michael Carberry should really be in their thoughts considering his form in List A cricket. Also, given that Dernbach is playing, NZ should be strong favourites if England post anything less than 220, as looks likely."

41.1

Mills to Woakes, 2 runs, length ball, on middle and off, pushed into a gap between mid-on and midwcket for a couple

41.2

Mills to Woakes, 1 run, shortish and nudged off the pads through the leg side

41.3

Mills to Bresnan, no run, slightly back of a length outside off and left alone

41.4

Mills to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan gets across his stumps and whips a length ball through midwicket

41.5

Mills to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes using his crease well, drops back and again glides a length ball down to third man

41.6

Mills to Bresnan, no run, pitched up full and wide of the stumps, Bresnan opens the shoulders and carves like your father-in-law on Sunday but bunts the ball straight to cover

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 177/6 (RR: 4.21)
TT Bresnan    4* (9b)      KD Mills    9-0-32-0
CR Woakes    32* (46b 1x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-1

"@Steven Phillips England are second in the ODI rankings. They can't be that dire," observes Stephen

42.1

Williamson to Woakes, no run, floated up wide of the off stump, driven into ground and fielded in the covers

42.2

Williamson to Woakes, no run, turned towards midwicket, can't get it through

42.3

Williamson to Woakes, no run, full and gets forward, punched defensively to off

42.4

Williamson to Woakes, FOUR, in the air but Woakes has bisected the two men in the covers, using his feet again and slapping the ball aerially for a boundary

42.5

Williamson to Woakes, no run, this almost skips through, flighted up nice an high as Woakes again leaves his crease, he has to slam his bat down on it horizontally

42.6

Williamson to Woakes, no run, sliding on and hitting the front pad as Woakes goes across his stumps... New Zealand decide to review the not-out decision but although the impact was in front of middle, the angle was taking it past leg stump

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 181/6 (RR: 4.20)
CR Woakes    36* (52b 2x4)      KS Williamson    4-0-21-1
TT Bresnan    4* (9b)      KD Mills    9-0-32-0

Kelly M hasn't given up yet: "This has been a really valuable knock from Woakes so far, I rate him a lot - I hope he can back it up with his bowling!"

43.1

Mills to Bresnan, 1 run, short and at the man, Bresnan chops across the line and pulls through midwicket

43.2

Mills to Woakes, OUT, oh, Kelly, what have you done! Woakes attempts to hit Mills into the Abbey Road, he's nowhere near the pitch and it comes off somewhere near the bottom of the bat, sails high into the off side and is safely pouched by the cover sweeper coming in. England lose a fourth batsman in the 30s

CR Woakes c Guptill b Mills 36 (59m 53b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.92

The batsmen had crossed, so new man Graeme Swann will watch from the non-striker's end

43.3

Mills to Bresnan, 1 run, touch short and pulled through midwicket for another single to Bresnan

43.4

Mills to Swann, 2 runs, banged in back of a length, wide of the wicket, Swann throws his hands and gets a bottom edge that bounces past the stumps and fine for a couple

43.5

Mills to Swann, 1 leg bye, length ball angled in, going towards leg stump, Swann attempts to flick and it comes off his pad into the on side

"@Kelly - quickest...jinx...ever," applauds Shane

43.6

Mills to Bresnan, no run, fierce lifter to end Mills' spell, takes Bresnan by surprise and he hastily jabs it back down on to the pitch

End of over 44 (5 runs) England 186/7 (RR: 4.22)
TT Bresnan    6* (12b)      KD Mills    10-0-36-1
GP Swann    2* (2b)      KS Williamson    4-0-21-1

44.1

Williamson to Swann, 1 leg bye, floated up, Swann comes forward, tries to play to midwicket and the ball rolls off his pad behind square on the off side

44.2

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, floated up and played back down the ground for one

44.3

Williamson to Swann, no run, flatter and this skids through and Swann drops his bat and misses

44.4

Williamson to Swann, 1 run, Swann gets across and works the ball wide of mid-on, the fielder has to scrabble for it and they pinch another

44.5

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, speared in towards leg stump, whipped through midwicket

44.6

Williamson to Swann, FOUR, floated up full on leg stump, Swann backs away and clumps it down the ground for a valuable boundary to long-off

End of over 45 (8 runs) England 194/7 (RR: 4.31)
GP Swann    7* (6b 1x4)      KS Williamson    5-0-28-1
TT Bresnan    8* (14b)      KD Mills    10-0-36-1

Southee returns with two overs left to bowl. McCullum keeps a slip in...

45.1

Southee to Bresnan, no run, length ball, comes forward and plays back to the bowler

45.2

Southee to Bresnan, no run, beaten, stayed back and pushed indeterminately from the crease outside off

45.3

Southee to Bresnan, 2 runs, on the walk, Bresnan heaves across the line and a thick edge spirals out towards backward point, falling between two fielders, they get back for a second too

45.4

Southee to Bresnan, 1 run, angled in towards the stumps, clipped through midwicket

45.5

Southee to Swann, 1 leg bye, very full, almost a leg-stump yorker, Swann tries to dig it out and misses, they get a leg bye into the off side

45.6

Southee to Bresnan, 1 run, length ball, bit of width and hacked through point to the sweeper for another single

"I think Graeme Swann is he most under-rated cricketer in this English team, he has all the shots in the book, only thing is, he needs to adjust his temperment to situations and think like a proper batsman." Swann under-rated, Srinivas?

End of over 46 (5 runs) England 199/7 (RR: 4.32)
TT Bresnan    12* (19b)      TG Southee    9-2-30-2
GP Swann    7* (7b 1x4)      KS Williamson    5-0-28-1

46.1

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, on the stumps, goes across and worked through square - that single brings up the 200, to polite applause

46.2

Williamson to Swann, 2 runs, drags his length down a touch, Swann waits and pushes it behind square on the off side for a couple

46.3

Williamson to Swann, 1 run, opens the shoulders and lofts down the ground again, short of long-on for one

"If Swann makes 30 I'll eat my chair," counterpoint, from Jon

46.4

Williamson to Bresnan, no run, pushed through, swings across the line but can't connect

46.5

Williamson to Bresnan, FOUR, gets plenty on this, bit of tap from Bresnan at last, down on one knee and hoicking the ball through midwicket, beats the man running round from square leg

46.6

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, that'll be wide

46.6

Williamson to Bresnan, 1 run, tossed up around off stump and punched back down the ground

Handy over for England... NZ will want to keep them below 220, you feel

End of over 47 (10 runs) England 209/7 (RR: 4.44)
TT Bresnan    18* (23b 1x4)      KS Williamson    6-0-38-1
GP Swann    10* (9b 1x4)      TG Southee    9-2-30-2

Southee off, McClenaghan on again

47.1

McClenaghan to Bresnan, no run, slightly back of a length, too quick for Bresnan, who plays and misses outside off

47.2

McClenaghan to Bresnan, no run, short and straighter, defended on the back foot in front of the stumps

47.3

McClenaghan to Bresnan, no run, full bunger this time, as Bresnan begins to advance, he jams the bat down on it - another dot

47.4

McClenaghan to Bresnan, no run, mixing up his length, banged in hard, this fizzes through as Bresnan swings like a rusty gate

47.5

McClenaghan to Bresnan, FOUR, another half-tracker, not as much grunt this time and thwacked between deep midwicket and wide long-on, Bresnan swinging like a rusty gate that's finally been oiled

47.6

McClenaghan to Bresnan, 1 run, very full, not sure Bresnan really picked that up, he gets his bat under it and spoons a single back over the bowler's head

End of over 48 (5 runs) England 214/7 (RR: 4.45)
TT Bresnan    23* (29b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    9-0-43-1
GP Swann    10* (9b 1x4)      KS Williamson    6-0-38-1

Southee returns from the Pavilion End

48.1

Southee to Bresnan, no run, back of a length and over the top of off stump, Bresnan has a big woolly yahoo and carves out a fresh slice of air

48.2

Southee to Bresnan, 2 runs, length ball on the stumps, this time Bresnan connects, lofting the ball towards long-on, it's quite fine but the fielder does well to prevent four

48.3

Southee to Bresnan, OUT, slower ball, inside edge and bowled him! Clever bowling from Southee, an offcutter duping Bresnan as he attempted to bombard the cows in their special corner

TT Bresnan b Southee 25 (41m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

James Anderson, England's specialist No. 10...

48.4

Southee to Anderson, no run, stays back and fences at a short-of-a-length ball that zips through outside off

48.5

Southee to Anderson, FOUR, length ball pushed across the left-hander, lovely shot from Anderson, hit on the up over cover and it has enough to get to the boundary, despite a despairing dive

48.6

Southee to Anderson, 1 wide, Anderson backs away, Southee goes wide but inside the tramline and is called wide

48.6

Southee to Anderson, no run, Not too much damage done, though, as Anderson again swings and misses at one sliding across his bows

Here's Srinivas again: "@Jon - if Trott and the other batters do not eat up all the deliveries (in this case Brasnan), he will easily make 30s every time he bats. Monty - I meant the batsman in Graeme Swann, definitely not the spinner."

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 221/8 (RR: 4.51)
JM Anderson    4* (3b 1x4)      TG Southee    10-2-37-3
GP Swann    10* (9b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    9-0-43-1

McClenaghan to bowl the final over... What can England boing their way up to?

49.1

McClenaghan to Swann, no run, full toss, very wide of the stumps, Swann swats ineffectually and then squints - got away with that, did the bowler

"Quietly confident for England," chirps Colin. "Bowlers when they get a few runs get their tails up. On what must be a difficult wicket I expect some impressive English bowling stats. All this could be undone by the club cricketer Dernbach's 6.4-0-56-2 probable stats."

49.2

McClenaghan to Swann, 1 run, full and outside off again, this time Swann steers it on the full to third man

49.3

McClenaghan to Anderson, 1 run, on the stumps, Anderson shuffles over and chips one into the gap at midwicket

49.4

McClenaghan to Swann, no run, another wide full toss, Swann swings and misses again, it's right on the tramline and Aleem Dar says it's okay

49.5

McClenaghan to Swann, FOUR, dug in short and Swann clatters this high towards wide long-on, again the geometry is against the batsman so it bounces short of the rope but a useful boundary nonetheless

49.6

McClenaghan to Swann, OUT, pitched up in the channel and Swann drills this straight to mid-off. A second wicket for McClenaghan ends the England innings nine down for what most will feel is a below-par 227

GP Swann c NL McCullum b McClenaghan 15 (29m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

2.30pm: New Zealand will trot back out in half an hour, with the sun on their backs and a modest target to chase. Simples? It should be. But England's bowlers will be keen to remind them of their previous, spectacular wobble on this ground a couple of weeks ago. Join Alex Winter to see how the cookie crumbles shortly...

End of over 50 (6 runs) England 227/9
     MJ McClenaghan    10-0-49-2
JM Anderson    5* (4b 1x4)      TG Southee    10-2-37-3
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