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

56.3

Vettori to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, full and on middle and leg, tipped away towards midwicket for a single

England 147/4   IR Bell 1* (1b)

57.1

Redmond to Bell, 2 runs, loopy full toss, cashes in and eases it through midwicket for a couple

57.2

Redmond to Bell, 1 run, another full toss, driven towards deep square leg

57.4

Redmond to Bell, no run, tapped to the off side

57.5

Redmond to Bell, no run, pushed down the ground, watchfully done

57.6

Redmond to Bell, no run, way down the leg side, too far off

England 151/4   IR Bell 4* (6b)

58.4

Vettori to Bell, no run, defended carefully towards short leg

58.5

Vettori to Bell, no run, pushed carefully to the off side

58.6

Vettori to Bell, no run, driven down the ground to mid-on

England 152/4   IR Bell 4* (9b)

62.1

Vettori to Bell, no run, tossed up, Bell's first ball this morning, tapped back down the ground

62.2

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, punching off the back foot, towards cover

England 157/4   IR Bell 5* (11b)

63.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, outside off, patted to cover

63.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, back foot punch back to the bowler

63.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, driven sweetly to cover

63.4

O'Brien to Bell, no run, short of a length, tapped to short extra cover

63.5

O'Brien to Bell, no run, that's perilously close, jagging back in alarmingly and striking him on the front pad, that was going on to hit but Taufel says no, struck outside the line of off, good decision, that looked close

63.6

O'Brien to Bell, no run, defended to cover

England 158/4   IR Bell 5* (17b)

64.5

Vettori to Bell, no run, pushed through faster, Bell is cautious and pushes it back, neither of these two batsmen appear to be in control of Vettori

64.6

Vettori to Bell, no run, tapped towards cover

England 159/4   IR Bell 5* (19b)

66.1

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, worked wide of mid-on and they take a quick single

England 160/4   IR Bell 6* (20b)

67.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, outside off, defended to cover

67.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, well outside off, goes for a drive, the ball moves away, and misses it... a half-hearted shot, really

67.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, on the stumps this one, defends to short midwicket

67.4

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, well outside off, and guided to sweeper for a single

England 161/5   IR Bell 7* (24b)

68.1

Vettori to Bell, no run, outside off, not turning, Bell presses forward and defends

68.2

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, moves back, and guides it to right of point for a single

England 162/5   IR Bell 8* (26b)

69.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, just short of length outside off, Bell stands tall and defends to mid-off

69.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, similar ball, a touch slower, and bell gets an edge on to his pad

69.3

O'Brien to Bell, OUT, same length, another half-hearted shot from Bell, and edges it to Taylor who juggles once and hangs on to it while falling down himself

IR Bell c Taylor b O'Brien 8 (47m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.58

England 164/6   IR Bell 8 (29b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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