New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v New Zealand at Manchester, May 23-26, 2008
England won by 6 wickets
23,24,25,26 May 2008 (5-day match)
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2.1

Martin to Cook, no run, full and moving away form off to outside, not too much carry for Martin, the keeper takes it close to his ankles. Is this the same pitch where Flynn lost his tooth?

2.2

Martin to Cook, no run, short of a length and some good bounce there, pushed off his hips to the on side

2.3

Martin to Cook, no run, 85.1mph, takes that away from the let-hander but too wide there

2.4

Martin to Cook, no run, fuller this time, Cook pushes forward and drives back to the bowler

2.5

Martin to Cook, no run, starts on leg and moves away a shade, Cook tries to flick but the leading edge goes towards cover, he was foxed there

2.6

Martin to Cook, 1 run, similar ball, this time straighter, Cook adjusts his shot at the last moment and takes off for a quick run to mid-off

England 5/0   AN Cook 1* (6b)
3.1

Mills to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, he throws his bat at it and gets a top-edge over slips for four, that's raced away

3.2

Mills to Cook, no run, leaves that outside off. Strong breeze blowing across the ground, by the way.

3.3

Mills to Cook, no run, too far outside off, leaves that alone

3.4

Mills to Cook, FOUR, cut away hard off the back foot, too much width and he's waiting there, past point, through the fast outfield for four

3.5

Mills to Cook, no run, full and outside off, again the ball dies on it's way to the keeper, RIP ball

3.6

Mills to Cook, no run, pushed off the back foot to mid-on

England 13/0   AN Cook 9* (12b 2x4)
4.2

Martin to Cook, no run, probing on middle and leg, pushed back down the ground

4.3

Martin to Cook, FOUR, fine ball, gets the edge but concedes four, short of a length and that's squirted past slip for four, thick edge and he was squared up there

4.4

Martin to Cook, 1 bye, too far down the leg side, away from the left-hander, McCullum dives full length but can't get his hands around it

4.6

Martin to Cook, no run, defended to the on side

England 22/0   AN Cook 13* (16b 3x4)
6.1

Martin to Cook, 2 runs, played off his hips towards midwicket, the line needs rectifying here

6.2

Martin to Cook, no run, pushed back to the bowler, fuller that time, Cook offers the marker's name

6.3

Martin to Cook, no run, short of a length, he's bowling from round the wicket but no major angle in, left alone

6.4

Martin to Cook, no run, full and outside off, let's it go

6.5

Martin to Cook, 1 run, patted watchfully to the off side, more good fielding, they've done well so far, some good running and athletic fielding

England 29/0   AN Cook 16* (21b 3x4)
7.1

O'Brien to Cook, no run, short of a length, punched back to the bowler

7.2

O'Brien to Cook, 3 runs, short and he pulls that away but Jamie How is slow to react at square leg, that looked like a tough chance but he stopped a four for sure, deflects towards the boundary but he fields that

England 32/0   AN Cook 19* (23b 3x4)
9.1

O'Brien to Cook, no run, defended cautiously towards cover

9.2

O'Brien to Cook, no run, pushed to cover, confidently done

9.3

O'Brien to Cook, OUT, what a ball! He's nipped one out, pitching on off and jagging back in alarmingly, that's almost like a legbreak that Warne would have been proud of, his bat is facing the covers and the ball strikes into the pads, huge appeal and Taufel gives that after a bit of consideration, that probably did too much but such balls usually stun umpires into giving it, it was simply too good

AN Cook lbw b O'Brien 19 (40m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

England 33/1   AN Cook 19 (26b 3x4)
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