New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2008 / Commentary

New Zealand in England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v New Zealand

England won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, Fine start, beats the outside edge straight away, pitches on middle and moves away a shade, Redmond has no chance

1.2

Anderson to Redmond, no run, bit more movement here, pitches on off and jags away at a sharp angle, Redmond can't gauge that exaggerated movement

1.3

Anderson to Redmond, 2 runs, on middle and leg this time, trying to bowl the magic ball but Redmond simply has to tuck it away to the on side

1.4

Anderson to Redmond, 1 run, patted off the back foot, lot of jackets and caps in the crowd, chilly it seems

New Zealand 3/0   AJ Redmond 3* (4b)

2.1

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, punched back down the ground, Sidebottom prefers back-of-a-length

2.2

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, full this time, swinging in, that might work better for Sidebottom, pushed tentatively to mid-off

2.3

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, short one this time, doesn't need to touch that, ducks straight down

2.4

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, left alone but that was tricky, comes in a shade and elicits some oohs, good carry to Ambrose

2.5

Sidebottom to Redmond, 1 run, on middle and flicked away easily, maybe there is a plan to get short leg into play

New Zealand 8/0   AJ Redmond 4* (9b)

3.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, And the plan nearly works, was wondering what all this leg-side bowling was about and the short-leg nearly snaffles a good one, short of a length and on the hips, prodded without control and nearly pops to Bell at short leg, dives to his right but that was just short

3.2

Anderson to Redmond, no run, lets that one go outside off

3.3

Anderson to Redmond, no run, full and moving away, that's interesting, thick edge but that's well short of second slip (three in place, by the way), Anderson might be better off trying to get a catch to the slips than one to short leg

3.4

Anderson to Redmond, no run, some movement again, pitching on off and moving away, careening to the keeper, well left

3.5

Anderson to Redmond, no run, probing outside off, that moved away but I'm waiting for one that nips in, he's let that go, now then, time for the bluff?

3.6

Anderson to Redmond, FOUR, he's bluffed all of us, on the pads and laced away effortlessly in front of square for four, Redmond plays that as if he's been doing that since when he was in the cradle, sweetly done

New Zealand 12/0   AJ Redmond 8* (15b 1x4)

5.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, that's close, on off and moving away a shade, I thought that had rattle of stump but it's actually taken a thick edge to the off side, that pleases Vaughan

5.2

Anderson to Redmond, FOUR, that's a beauty, similar line there and another thick edge, this time flies between third and fourth slip for the third man fence, might not have carried to the fielder, though, peach of a ball

5.3

Anderson to Redmond, no run, on the pads this time and driven to mid-on

5.4

Anderson to Redmond, 1 run, punches off the back foot and takes off, the length was on the shorter side and that's not allowed the ball to do much

New Zealand 17/0   AJ Redmond 13* (19b 2x4)

6.1

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, fuller and angling away from the right hander, left alone

6.2

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, edgy that time, full and moving into the batsman, tries to drive through the off but the thick inside edge trickles to mid-on, some good movement for Sidebottom

6.3

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, glided to gully

6.4

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, honing in from outside off into the middle stump, big inside edge that pops up towards slips, drops short but don't think anyone made a serious effort there, sleepy sleepy

6.5

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, leaves a full one alone

6.6

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, short and gets big on the batsman, outside off, though, and he can afford to shoulder arms

New Zealand 17/0   AJ Redmond 13* (25b 2x4)

7.6

Anderson to Redmond, no run, a bouncer to end the over

New Zealand 24/0   AJ Redmond 13* (26b 2x4)

8.6

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, much better line on middle-and-off, just bending back into the right hander who defends

New Zealand 31/0   AJ Redmond 13* (27b 2x4)

9.4

Panesar to Redmond, no run, better. Tossed up on middle, defended

9.5

Panesar to Redmond, no run, flighted on middle-and-off and he strokes it to mid-off

9.6

Panesar to Redmond, no run, big turn but wide of the off stump

New Zealand 36/0   AJ Redmond 13* (30b 2x4)

10.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, angling in from off to middle, pushed towards midwicket

10.3

Broad to Redmond, 3 runs, teasing outside off, thick edge trickles to the off side

10.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, 85.3mph, short and screaming past the batsman, he has a good answer to it, though, weaving away at the last moment

New Zealand 43/0   AJ Redmond 16* (33b 2x4)

11.6

Panesar to Redmond, FOUR, oh, shot! Quality biff from Redmond, smacking Panesar over his head for four - straight as a dye. Now then - New Zealand are in business here and the Manchester crowd know it. It's all very quiet in the stands, and even quieter in the middle...

New Zealand 48/0   AJ Redmond 20* (34b 3x4)

12.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, wide of the off stump, cutting back a touch and Redmond shoulders arms. Broad roars a big appeal but it's not moved back enough, and is too high

12.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, ooh a tentative fish outside off. No movement of the feet

New Zealand 53/0   AJ Redmond 20* (36b 3x4)

13.6

Panesar to Redmond, no run, defended to the on side, just noticed the MRF bat there, in the company of Lara and Tendulkar already, hmm ...

New Zealand 60/0   AJ Redmond 20* (37b 3x4)

14.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, shoulders arms, there is a bit of purpose about New Zealand here

14.3

Broad to Redmond, no run, that's moved away alarmingly, pitches on a spot outside off and takes off way outside, the batsman just hung his bat out there and that was some big movement

14.4

Broad to Redmond, no run, short of a length, that's the Harmison length they would want Broad to hit, on his toes and patted back down the ground

14.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, left alone again, it doesn't matter how you hold you bat when you're leaving them

14.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, tapped towards cover and a loud 'wait'

New Zealand 61/0   AJ Redmond 20* (42b 3x4)

16.1

Broad to Redmond, no run, short of a length, not much movement, pushed back off the back foot

16.2

Broad to Redmond, 1 run, driven to extra-cover, off the front foot and they take off

New Zealand 62/0   AJ Redmond 21* (44b 3x4)

17.4

Panesar to Redmond, 2 runs, and he's nearly jinxed him, tossed up outside off, he tries a slog-sweep but is not in any sort of control, top-edge soars towards over mid-on and Broad's dive can't get to it, that was a horrible shot but he gets away from it

17.5

Panesar to Redmond, no run, defended to the off side

17.6

Panesar to Redmond, FOUR, fine shot that, he's decided to take him on here, down the track and punching hard past short extra cover for four, that's probably the shot of the morning

New Zealand 70/0   AJ Redmond 27* (47b 4x4)

18.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, short this time, good carry to the keeper but not much hassle for the batsman, who weaves out of the way

18.3

Broad to Redmond, no run, another short one, another weave, another one to the keeper

18.4

Broad to Redmond, no run, short again and a bit too wide this time, doesn't need to bother with that

18.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, full and outside off, gives Redmond a chance to get on his front foot and punch confidently

18.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, another controlled tap to the covers, all in control

New Zealand 71/0   AJ Redmond 27* (52b 4x4)

19.3

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, suddenly the NZ batting line-up appears to have some solidity about it, punched to short cover then and Redmond lets out a smile, he's enjoying himself there

19.4

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, tries to move it from wide outside off into the batsman, not much swing for Sidebottom and Redmond simply needs to shoulder his arms

19.5

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, and again, this round the wicket tactic may not work too well, I reckon. Makes the bowler get too ambitious.

19.6

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, too wide again and that's as easy as it gets, left alone

New Zealand 74/0   AJ Redmond 27* (56b 4x4)

21.1

Sidebottom to Redmond, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg and helped along.

New Zealand 77/0   AJ Redmond 28* (57b 4x4)

22.1

Broad to Redmond, 1 leg bye, down leg again, what is the purpose of this line? Padded away and even the keeper can't get it fully, deflects it to fine leg

New Zealand 80/0   AJ Redmond 28* (58b 4x4)

23.1

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, still round the wicket, left alone outside off

23.2

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, starting from outside off and straightening, but it's too far away from the batsman, left alone

23.3

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, and again, is this the reason England have Sidebottom there? Bowling from around the wicket and getting batsmen to leave the ball. Too easy as of now. Maybe I'm missing something

23.4

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, closer to the off stump this time, pushing off the front foot towards cover

23.5

Sidebottom to Redmond, no run, outside off again, this seems more a tactic to frustrate rather than attack

23.6

Sidebottom to Redmond, OUT, Now then. There you go, he's been trying to shape that one away from the right hander and just let that one go straight, poor, poor judgement from Redmond, that's what happens when all you're thinking off his leaving the ball, angles in and rattles the top of off, Sidebottom appeals for lbw but the furniture is disturbed there

AJ Redmond b Sidebottom 28 (99m 64b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

New Zealand 80/1   AJ Redmond 28 (64b 4x4)
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Series Results
England v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 5-8, 2008
England won by an innings and 9 runs
England v New Zealand at Manchester - May 23-26, 2008
England won by 6 wickets
England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 15-19, 2008
Match drawn
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Photos

May 26, 2008

Andrew Strauss reaches his hundred, as Kevin Pietersen joins the celebration, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, May 25, 2008

Andrew Strauss reaches his hundred, as Kevin Pietersen joins the celebration

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May 26, 2008

Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell celebrate England's six-wicket victory, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, May 25, 2008

Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell celebrate England's six-wicket victory

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