England v New Zealand 2008

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England v New Zealand 2008

May 1, 2009: Wisden's review of England v New Zealand, 1st Test, 2008

Michael Henderson

Reborn Vaughan is England's key asset

May 22, 2008: By restating his credentials with a century of such simmering intent, England's captain has nipped in the bud the debate about his place in the side

Andrew Miller

On a mission to Manchester

May 22, 2008: New Zealand's No. 4 looks back on his first Test in England, and prepares for the Old Trafford showdown

Ross Taylor

Coach thrilled with leader's return to form

Moores wants Vaughan as Ashes captain

May 21, 2008: Peter Moores, the England coach, has backed Michael Vaughan to retain the captaincy until at least the 2009 Ashes, following his century in the Lord's Test against New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Oram leaves England feeling blank

May 19, 2008: For the fifth match in a row, dating back to the visit of Sri Lanka in May 2006, the Lord's Test has finished in a draw

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Umpires find that swinging thing

May 19, 2008: Plays of the day from the fifth day of the first Test at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Oram ton ensures Lord's draw

May 19, 2008: A magnificent 101 from Jacob Oram helped New Zealand stave off a spirited England bowling performance as the first Test at Lord's petered to a draw

The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Vaughan's Twenty20 reputation tumbles

May 18, 2008: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the first Test at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Vaughan rescues England as draw beckons

May 18, 2008: Prior to this Test, Michael Vaughan said he didn't "give a damn what anyone says" about the slump in form which has attracted some to question his place in the side. For now, the critics have been muted

The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Vaughan and Vettori jostle for honours

May 18, 2008: For the first time in the history of Test cricket, two captains with surnames starting with the letter V wrote themselves onto the Lord's honours boards on the same day

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Cook hits fifty before rain returns

May 17, 2008: Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss guided England safely to 89 without loss in the 8.5 overs possible on the third, drizzly day at Lord's, with Cook notching a smooth fifty

The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Aggressive Sidebottom raises his game

May 16, 2008: Ryan Sidebottom was probably being a bit hard on himself when he announced that he was 'bitterly disappointed' with his wicketless performance on the first day of the Lord's Test against New Zealand

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

England make spirited response to New Zealand's 277

May 16, 2008: England finally injected some life into a deathly slow second day's play at Lord's with Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss trotting to an opening stand of 68. With three breaks for bad light - the fourth, terminal - it was a thermals and thermos day for the

The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Light on entertainment

May 16, 2008: Plays of the day from the second day of the first Test at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Test cricket needs to lighten up

May 16, 2008: Spectators were left watching an empty playing field at Lord's as players constantly took the light, which isn't doing the game any favours

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

McCullum bravado takes sheen off England's day

May 15, 2008: New Zealand's batsmen fought with typical determination and resolve on a bitterly cold second morning at Lord's, managing to lose just one wicket -Jacob Oram for 28 - to further frustrate England's seamers. The contrast between the morning session today -

The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Bittersweet McCullum transfers his talents

May 15, 2008: Rare is the cricketer who could be described as playing within himself for a run-a-ball 97, and yet, there's no denying the watchfulness that McCullum displayed for large tracts of his innings

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Nervous nineties and a doomed debut

May 15, 2008: Plays of the day from the opening day of the first Test at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's

Broad ready to live up to expectations

May 14, 2008: Writing in The Guardian, England's former coach, Duncan Fletcher, has identified the man he believes will be central to England's fortunes in the coming weeks and months. It's Stuart Broad

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's

Deference disguises Kiwi resolve

May 14, 2008: England would dearly love for this series to mark the beginning of a turnaround for them. As for New Zealand, they love nothing better than to be written off

Andrew Miller
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