England v New Zealand 2008

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England v New Zealand 2008

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Ian Smith

New Zealand in England 2008

Strauss backs struggling batsmen

May 27, 2008: Andrew Strauss, whose 106 at Old Trafford guided England's successful chase of 294 to beat New Zealand, has backed his struggling team-mates

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England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Blowing in the wind

May 26, 2008: The plays of the fourth day between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Strauss hundred guides England win

May 26, 2008: A composed 12th Test hundred from Andrew Strauss guided England to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand on the fourth day at Old Trafford, chasing down 294 - the highest fourth-innings run-chase at the ground - to take a 1-0 lead in the series

The Bulletin by Will Luke

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Defeat tough for Vettori to take

May 26, 2008: The next time people start talking about New Zealand as favourites, Daniel Vettori might just want to tell them to shut up

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

England mustn't hide behind victory

May 26, 2008: Michael Vaughan rated England's six-wicket win at Old Trafford as one of his best as captain, but the celebrations on the balcony could have been as much out of relief as ecstasy

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Kodak moments and a personal best

May 25, 2008: The plays of the third day between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

O'Brien confident of New Zealand success

May 25, 2008: It was like a home from home for Iain O'Brien at Old Trafford. Instead of windy Wellington it was gale-force Manchester he had to contend with as he ran in from the Stretford End

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Panesar responds in battle of the spinners

May 25, 2008: Somehow, England still have a chance of winning at Old Trafford and that is thanks to Monty Panesar

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

England face tall ask as spinners dominate

May 25, 2008: Sixteen wickets fell on the third, enthralling day of the second Test at Old Trafford as New Zealand set England a daunting 294 to win, on a crumbling pitch. It was a spinner's day, with five-wicket hauls for Daniel Vettori and Monty Panesar, and both sid

The Bulletin by Will Luke

New Zealand in England 2008

England are not in a comfort zone - Bell

May 25, 2008: Ian Bell has rejected the criticism of England batsmen's apparent "cosiness", or lounging in their comfort zone, insisting that the weather has been as much as to blame in the first Test-and-a-half against New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

England missing the killer touch

May 24, 2008: England's bowlers are struggling to take advantage of decent positions after once again letting New Zealand off the hook at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Straight out of the IPL

May 24, 2008: The plays of the second day between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Taylor goes against the mould

May 24, 2008: Ross Taylor hit a breathtaking century on the second day at Old Trafford and left England firmly on the back foot

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Taylor forces underdogs into contention

May 24, 2008: New Zealand dominated the second day's play at Old Trafford with Ross Taylor's magnificent 154 providing the backbone to a solid first innings of 381

The Bulletin by Will Luke

England v N Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Neurosurgeon rules out concussion for Flynn

May 24, 2008: Daniel Flynn, the young New Zealand batsman whose left front tooth was knocked out by a James Anderson bouncer yesterday, was not able to bat again in his side's first innings but has been cleared of

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

New Zealand resist knock-out attempt

May 23, 2008: The second Test at Old Trafford was meant to be the moment that England started to land some heavy punches, but although they have made New Zealand stagger the knock-out blow is still missing

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

Fifteenth time lucky

May 23, 2008: The plays of the first day between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

Taylor responds in kind to England's aggression

May 23, 2008: Ross Taylor is many things: gifted, certainly; confident of course. Predictable? Perhaps not. Yet on a day which saw four New Zealand wickets fall, his breathless 67 has given his side the edge when England had their tails up. When bad light forced an ear

The Bulletin by Will Luke

England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Vaughan issues challenge to young attack

May 22, 2008: After the dramatic scenes in Moscow on Wednesday night there will be only one sporting occasion being talked about in the days to come, even on the cricket side of Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford
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