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

27.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, probing, probing, outside off and angling in, left alone there but he's working the angles superbly, fine class in geometry this

27.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angles in again, taps back to the bowler

27.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pitching outside off and straightening a bit, Taylor is walking into the shot and that's dangerous, huge appeal from Sidebottom (not much from the slips) but that seemed to be bat striking pad. Daylight between bat and ball

27.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angling away from outside off, pushed down the ground

27.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, 3 runs, thick inside edge that races away past mid-on for three, not in control but off the mark

New Zealand 89/2   LRPL Taylor 3* (5b)

28.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, turn that time, he's bowling from the other end now, pitching on off and moving away, thick edge trickles past slip

28.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, pushed towards midwicket, they're just playing for lunch now (it seems)

28.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, withdraws the bat in the last moment, angles in from outside off

28.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, 55.6mph, punched towards midwicket, 'catch it' is the call but that's along the ground in the gap

New Zealand 92/2   LRPL Taylor 4* (9b)

29.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, angling into middle and leg, tucked away towards square leg

New Zealand 93/2   LRPL Taylor 5* (10b)

30.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, defended to mid-on, short of a length this time

30.2

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards mid-off

New Zealand 94/2   LRPL Taylor 6* (12b)

31.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, angling into middle, turned towards square leg for a single, Taylor is slowly getting into the groove here

New Zealand 97/2   LRPL Taylor 7* (13b)

32.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover

32.2

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, fuller length this time, moves away a shade, thick edge to cover

New Zealand 102/2   LRPL Taylor 8* (15b)

33.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, full toss to begin with, driven crisply to mid-on

33.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, flighted on off, good loop that time, not much turn, though, turned away towards square and they think of a single but 'No' shouts McCullum

33.3

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, arm-ball this time, Taylor doesn't pick that, tentatively pushes towards square and take a single this time

33.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, flicked towards square

New Zealand 105/3   LRPL Taylor 10* (19b)

34.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, tries to drive a full one, beats the outside edge, bit nervy out there at the moment

34.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, crisp drive with the full face of the bat, straight to mid-on, confident shot that, he's so good when playing straight

34.3

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, cracker this time, driven wonderfully past mid-off for four, just a punch but it's motoring along

34.4

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, and another, full again and he goes for the drive, this time a cover-drive that he doesn't time as well, but it's in the gap and races away, Broad can't get to it despite the drive, Taylor is not holding back punches

34.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, bouncer and he ducks under it, he has protection on the leg-side fence, Taylor prefers to squat

34.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off, Taylor slowly finding his groove here

New Zealand 113/3   LRPL Taylor 18* (25b 2x4)

36.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short of a length and punched off the back foot to mid-on

36.2

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor decides to counter-attack, drills that straight down the ground, past mid-on for a cracking four, nobody was going to stop that

36.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, 89.3mph, good-length ball on off, pushed back to the bowler

36.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short of a length, forces Taylor to get on his toes and push towards the off side

36.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, brute of a bouncer, quick one that moves back towards the batsman, Taylor needs to watch the ball till the last minute before he weaves out of the way

36.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, and again, speedy and bouncy, Taylor can only flinch as the ball just misses his helmet, Anderson lets out a groan

New Zealand 127/4   LRPL Taylor 22* (31b 3x4)

38.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short again, left outside off

38.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, jags back in alarmingly, from outside off to middle, Taylor shoulders arms but that is dangerous, has no clue about that one coming in, half-hearted appeal but that was too high, fine seam movement, though

38.3

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, turned to the leg side, short of a length that time, he's cranking it up now, gets one at 90mph

New Zealand 132/4   LRPL Taylor 23* (34b 3x4)

39.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, flighted on middle, tentative poke back down the ground, Taylor is itching to whack him out of the ground, it seems

39.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, punched to the leg side

39.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, more caution from Taylor, the calm before the storm? Taps it back to the bowler

39.4

Panesar to Taylor, FOUR, too short and he's cashed in, on the back foot and slapping hard past backward point for four, a lot of power in that one

39.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tapped to mid-on, carefully done that time, waiting for the loose one

39.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, front-foot defensive, back to the bowler

New Zealand 136/4   LRPL Taylor 27* (40b 4x4)

41.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, turned away one that's moving in from off to middle, Panesar cleans up at square leg

41.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, pushed to midwicket for a couple, finds the gap easily, too straight this

41.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, angling into leg stump again, poked towards square leg

New Zealand 149/4   LRPL Taylor 32* (43b 4x4)

42.1

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, Cracker, good-length ball on off, smashed away powerfully off the front foot through extra cover, meeting fire with fire here

42.2

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, turned to square leg

42.5

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, what a response from Taylor, he's waited for the short one and pulled that over square leg for six, would you believe it, fighting fire with fire, that was a flat six and there was a sweet sound when he connected that

42.6

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, full one this time, outside off, Taylor is beaten there, thick outside edge deflects towards third man for a couple

New Zealand 163/4   LRPL Taylor 45* (47b 5x4 1x6)

44.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, speedy one again, good-length ball that tests Taylor, he goes for the drive and is beaten, on the walk almost, risky shot that

44.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, long stride forward and a push to cover, they think of a single but decide against such a risky one

44.3

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, slightly short and a bit wide, he's spanked that with immense power, stands back and lets rip, screams past point for four

44.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, good comeback, hitting the good-length spot appears to be the trick here, Taylor is unsure about the area, plays and misses again

44.5

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, short again and he's made him pay, Taylor is not going to waste those, rocks back and blitzes that through point for four, he's thrown the kitchen sink at that, brings up his fourth Test fifty in style

44.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, full and on the pads, he looks to work it around but is struck on the pads

New Zealand 171/4   LRPL Taylor 53* (53b 7x4 1x6)

46.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, good start, good-length ball that beats Taylor's poke, he is in trouble when it's in the corridor, likes them short, though

46.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, full again, walks across and drives to mid-on

46.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, bouncer and ducked under it without any fuss

46.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, short of length, outside off, good bounce there and he got right behind the line to push it to the off side

46.5

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, similar delivery but this time he stayed adjacent to the line and forced it through point. It did get big on him but he managed to punch it

46.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, well outside off, moving away, left alone

New Zealand 177/4   LRPL Taylor 55* (59b 7x4 1x6)

49.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, left outside off, turns away from the right-hander

49.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, might have been the arm-ball, slightly short that he tries to cut but there's a bottom edge that bounces onto the pitch and goes to first slip

49.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, honing in on middle and off, watchfully pushed to mid-on

49.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, arm-ball this time, strikes the pad and bobs up towards the leg side, there's a big hue and cry but nobody gets there, that has missed the bat completely

49.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, defended to cover

49.6

Panesar to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads and it's flicked away behind square

New Zealand 180/4   LRPL Taylor 57* (65b 7x4 1x6)

50.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, defended off the back foot

50.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, lovely delivery, swinging away from the right hander who is beaten

New Zealand 181/4   LRPL Taylor 57* (67b 7x4 1x6)

51.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, flighted that well, defended watchfully off the front foot

51.4

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads this time, worked away easily, runs the first one hard and they think of two

New Zealand 183/4   LRPL Taylor 58* (69b 7x4 1x6)

52.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, homing in outside off, very teasing line this, left alone but that was close to off, Broad lets out a smile

52.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, jabbed towards cover, he's watching the ball closely here

52.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, 82.7mph, short one that's well directed, Taylor ducks under that one quickly

52.5

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, on middle this time, Taylor takes a step across the stumps and eases it towards midwicket, fifty partnership comes up

52.6

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, full one and he's hammered that straight back, smooth swing of the bat and that's past the bowler for four more, he's good with the ones that are short and brutal with the full ones, it's the middle length that usually troubles him

New Zealand 191/4   LRPL Taylor 65* (74b 8x4 1x6)

53.6

Panesar to Taylor, 2 runs, full and on the pads, turned away with minimum fuss towards deep square leg

New Zealand 202/4   LRPL Taylor 67* (75b 8x4 1x6)

55.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 leg bye, over the wicket this time, huge appeal to start with, pitched on leg and straightening, strikes the pads as he tries to flick it away, they all go up but Taufel says no, that was possibly just missing leg

New Zealand 205/4   LRPL Taylor 67* (76b 8x4 1x6)

56.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, driven to mid-off, full face of the bat to a full one

56.2

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, that's short and enough for Taylor to crack it through point for four, he was brutal on anything short last evening and continues in the same vein, seems to have had a good night's sleep

56.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, short again and he nearly edges that, too flashy that time, rooted to the crease and a wild slash, can't account for the bounce and misses, had he made contact, that might have flown above the slips

56.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, tried to flick but strikes the pad

56.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, 83.5mph, short of a length and he's beaten him, tentative prod and that's gone past the outside edge, Taylor is a bit edgy up front

56.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length and on his body, tapped to the on side, he was on his toes there

New Zealand 211/4   LRPL Taylor 72* (82b 9x4 1x6)

57.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushed back to the bowler

57.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, full face of the bat again, slightly away from his body, though, pushed to short midwicket

57.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, crisply driven towards mid-off but can't get the timing right

57.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, FOUR, crackling, walks into a full one and pierces the gap between mid-off and extra cover, racing away, the machine is getting oiled here

57.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 wide, too short that, simply squats under it

57.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, they think of a quick single after he pushes to cover, but decide against quite a reckless attempt

57.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angling away from the right-hander, shoulders arms

New Zealand 216/4   LRPL Taylor 76* (88b 10x4 1x6)

58.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, left alone a short, rising ball

58.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, no need to play that, too far outside off

58.5

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, low full toss and he's smashed that straight, latches onto that quick and places it to the right of Sidebottom at mid-off, it's in the air but even Van Der Saar would have struggled to get that

58.6

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, short of a length and cramping him for room, he tries to work it away but a thick edge nearly bobs up to the leg side, falls in no-man's land and they get a couple

New Zealand 223/4   LRPL Taylor 82* (92b 11x4 1x6)

59.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, takes it from middle to leg, works it away for a single

New Zealand 227/4   LRPL Taylor 83* (93b 11x4 1x6)

60.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, edged but falls short of the slip, plays that with soft hands, full and moving away, Taylor drives but checks his shot in the last moment, doesn't carry

60.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, short one, outside off, tapped towards gully

New Zealand 229/4   LRPL Taylor 84* (95b 11x4 1x6)

61.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, slipping down leg side, can't make contact there

61.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, flatter this time, defended of the front foot

61.4

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, turned away towards square leg, Monty keeping it flat here

61.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up this time, Taylor waits and pushes towards short midwicket

New Zealand 232/4   LRPL Taylor 85* (99b 11x4 1x6)

62.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, that's another good one, beats Taylor outside off with a good-length ball that moves away, not much feet movement there

62.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 leg bye, on the pads and tries to work it away, off the pads

New Zealand 236/4   LRPL Taylor 85* (101b 11x4 1x6)

63.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, 52.6mph, bit of bounce for Monty, patted to the on side

63.2

Panesar to Taylor, FOUR, tossed up and Taylor goes for that, tries to loft it over mid-on but can only manage a thick inside edge to midwicket, he gets a four but wasn't in control over that, the 100-run stand comes up

63.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, more bounce there, Taylor goes for the sweep but is struck on the arm, he's not holding punches here

63.4

Panesar to Taylor, 4 byes, pitched outside leg and beats everyone, batsman, keeper, and four byes

63.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, full on the pads, punched confidently towards square leg

New Zealand 245/4   LRPL Taylor 90* (106b 12x4 1x6)

64.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, short of a length, Taylor drops his hands and lets it go

64.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, full and outside off, shoulders arms

64.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, full one on off, comes down late on it but pushed back to the bowler

64.4

Broad to Taylor, OUT, Direct hit! Bowls it full and slower, he glides it gently towards Cook at backward point and sets off for a risky run, Oram is struggling to make his ground and finds himself just a couple of inches short of the crease, the third umpire takes a look and Oram has to go

JDP Oram run out 38 (107m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 249/5   LRPL Taylor 90* (110b 12x4 1x6)

65.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, on the pads, tapped to short midwicket. Taylor must be a little shocked by the goings on in the last few minutes.

65.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, down leg side, doesn't make contact

65.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, pushed back to the bowler

65.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, that's quicker and strikes him on the pads, huge appeal but Taufel says no, that was probably hitting the stumps but might have pitched outside leg stump, can't give those

65.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, worked to deep backward square leg

New Zealand 251/6   LRPL Taylor 91* (115b 12x4 1x6)

66.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, bowls that from wide of the crease, short one, drops it close to his body

66.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, full one this time, not much swing this morning, crunched to mid-on

66.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, slower ball this time, he waits for it and taps it with soft hands

66.6

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, cracked through the covers for four, Taylor is going about his business while all the mayhem takes place at the other end, fluent push for four, he's closing in on a memorable hundred here

New Zealand 257/6   LRPL Taylor 95* (119b 13x4 1x6)

68.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, defended to cover

New Zealand 263/6   LRPL Taylor 95* (120b 13x4 1x6)

71.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up from leg and spinning away, defended back down the ground

71.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, on the pads again, tapped to the leg side

71.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, too far down the leg side, can't touch that one

71.4

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, punched off the back foot to mid-on

New Zealand 275/6   LRPL Taylor 96* (124b 13x4 1x6)

72.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, full and outside off, driving crisply to mid-off but straight to the fielder

72.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, another full one, starts on leg and moving away, Taylor covers the line and drives past mid-on, some hesitation but they decide against it, Vaughan tries for the direct hit and they get an overthrow

New Zealand 276/6   LRPL Taylor 97* (126b 13x4 1x6)

73.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, over the wicket, worked away to the leg side

New Zealand 286/6   LRPL Taylor 97* (127b 13x4 1x6)

75.1

Panesar to Taylor, 2 runs, that was asking for another disaster, tucked away to fine leg, Sidebottom picks it up and would you believe it, they go for two, a direct hit would have got him but the throw is slightly wide and allows him to get to 99, that was perilously close

75.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, arm-ball that, coming in from off, Taylor pushes but that's taken the inside edge and gone onto the pads, huge appeal but Taylor indicates he hit that, Taufel says no

75.3

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, worked away to the on side and he's racing through to his 100, big applause and he's enjoying the moment, takes the helmet off and lets out a shriek, standing ovation for Taylor, super knock

New Zealand 293/6   LRPL Taylor 100* (130b 13x4 1x6)

76.1

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, full and on middle and leg, punched to midwicket

76.6

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, drifting on the pads, turned away past the keeper for four, he's got a thin edge onto that one

New Zealand 303/6   LRPL Taylor 105* (132b 14x4 1x6)

78.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, full and pushed back to mid-on

78.2

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads this time, pushed towards midwicket

78.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover

78.4

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, too sweet that, short of a length and he's rocked back, got on his toes and biffed that past point for four, tough shot to play but he's done it with class

78.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, pushed to mid-on, sweet sound of bat on ball

78.6

Anderson to Taylor, 1 wide, bouncer that time and it's called wide, too high that, Taylor had no chance of playing that

78.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, 81.6mph, short again, not that high this time, Taylor ducks under it

New Zealand 314/6   LRPL Taylor 111* (138b 15x4 1x6)

80.4

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, slash and dropped, that was screaming past Collingwood at second slip and he flings himself high at it, can only get his fingertips to it and it races away for four, Taylor chancing his arm here, a few minutes before lunch

80.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, beaten there, perfect seam position, pitched on off and holds its line, prods tentatively and is beaten

80.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, 87.6mph, outside off and swinging away, Taylor thinks of a poke but lets it go

New Zealand 322/6   LRPL Taylor 115* (141b 16x4 1x6)

81.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, 78.5mph, straightening into the batsman, misses the bat and strikes him on the arm, he's in some pain there

81.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick one

New Zealand 324/6   LRPL Taylor 116* (143b 16x4 1x6)

82.2

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, 81.9mph, angling in and moving away, fine ball that, short of a length too, Taylor pushes but can only get a thick edge wide of the slips for a couple

82.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, full and wide, throws his bat at it but misses, he's missed out again and knows that, that was a juicy half-volley waiting to be punished, moves away a shade, though

82.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, straighter this time, plays inside the line of the ball, lets that go

82.5

Anderson to Taylor, no run, 85.6mph, good movement there, angles in from over the wicket and cut away off the seam, Taylor lets out a sheepish smile, no way could he have got to that, peach of a delivery

82.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, back of a length and tries to straighten it again but comes in, pushed to covers

New Zealand 328/6   LRPL Taylor 118* (148b 16x4 1x6)

83.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 leg bye, more swing, full and moving from middle to leg, tapped to the on side

83.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, 85mph, tapped to cover, off the middle of the bat

New Zealand 331/6   LRPL Taylor 118* (150b 16x4 1x6)

84.3

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, cut away forcefully to third man

New Zealand 337/6   LRPL Taylor 119* (151b 16x4 1x6)

85.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, He's taken him on, full and ripped way over the bowlers head, over the ropes for a six, that's a scorching shot, he's telegraphed his intentions here, that's his highest Test score

85.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushed tentatively to mid-on, slightly back of a length that

85.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, slower one, 71.1mph, pushed to cover, waited for that and jabbed at it

New Zealand 346/7   LRPL Taylor 126* (154b 16x4 2x6)

86.1

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, crunched through the covers, that was full and he's not missed out, they hurry through for a couple, they've run really hard through the innings (stupidly at times too)

86.2

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, that's T20 style, clears his front leg and tries to slog sweep it way over midwicket, under-edge gets to midwicket

86.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, he's going for it now, too far outside off, lets it go

86.4

Anderson to Taylor, 1 wide, too far outside off there, that's a wide, too far off

86.4

Anderson to Taylor, 2 runs, width offered and he cracks past point for two more, that's superb running from Taylor, he's been a hare throughout

86.5

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, this is proper hell-for-leather stuff, backs away and tries to thwack over the on side, thick inside edge just misses the stumps and deflects to fine leg for four

86.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short ball, outside off, would you believe it, they think of running a bye to the keeper, not taken in the end

New Zealand 357/7   LRPL Taylor 136* (160b 17x4 2x6)

87.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, Interesting. Taylor is on the off stump guard He did that for Bangalore in the IPL tournament. This one was well outside off and he let it go through. Everyone it appears is on the boundary

87.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, That's why he is on the off stump guard. He went down on his knee to swing a length delivery on the off stump to deep midwicket. Broad was just inside the ropes, jumped back and ended up palming it over the ropes. If he was at the edge, he would have caught it. David Lloyd drawls, "England has lost it"

87.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, bouncer outside off and Taylor can't reach it

87.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, dropped by Bell at extra cover. It was drilled flat batted to Bell who couldn't hold on to the cherry. It was travelling at some speed

87.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushes well outside off, Taylor chases but can't reach

New Zealand 368/7   LRPL Taylor 142* (165b 17x4 3x6)

88.2

Anderson to Taylor, no run, bouncer and Taylor ducks

88.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short of length, pulled to deep square leg and doesn' take the single. Respect to Martin maan!

88.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, another bouncer, no tooth is broken nor a six hit. Taylor swung his bat wildly but couldn't connect

88.5

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, top edged over fine leg. Twenty20 all over here for Taylor. it was another bouncer, he cleared his front foot, pulled it and it flew off the top edge

88.6

Anderson to Taylor, 1 leg bye, short in length but it doesn't bounce and Taylor pulls, misses but will pick up a leg bye.

New Zealand 375/8   LRPL Taylor 148* (170b 17x4 4x6)

89.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, again on that off stump guard, swings at a fullish delivery angled across him but misses

89.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, wow! That's easy. He walked outside off stump, waited for the ball to arrive there before swinging it on a bent knee over deep midwicket. 150 up for Taylor

89.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, slanted across him and another swing and a miss.

89.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, again he is outside off, Sidebottom sprays it even wider outside off, Taylor can't reach it

89.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, yorker length outside off, dug out to covers. Field is in for the last two balls

89.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, well outside off, Taylor tries to flat bat it over the off side field, misses

New Zealand 381/8   LRPL Taylor 154* (176b 17x4 5x6)
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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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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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