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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Mills to Strauss, 1 no ball, short of a length, he's over-stepped that time, Strauss cuts but can't get the timing, bounces towards the slips

1.1

Mills to Strauss, no run, short of a length, outside off, shoulders arms

1.2

Mills to Strauss, 2 runs, tucked away effortlessly behind square, Martin mops up at fine leg

1.3

Mills to Strauss, no run, that's dropped short, no control from Strauss as he fends at one that's angling away, falls short of Redmond at second slip

1.4

Mills to Strauss, no run, short of a length, pushed to mid-on, good length from Mills

1.5

Mills to Strauss, no run, angling away from the left-hander, plays inside the line there

1.6

Mills to Strauss, no run

England 4/0   KD Mills 1-0-3-0
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   KD Mills 2-0-11-0
5.1

Mills to Strauss, no run, short of a length, angles away from the left-hander, left alone

5.2

Mills to Strauss, no run, driven fluently to extra cover, good bit of fielding by Vettori there

5.3

Mills to Strauss, no run, shoulders arms to a full ball

5.4

Mills to Strauss, no run, and again, maybe a bit too wide here, Strauss not having anything to do with that

5.5

Mills to Strauss, FOUR, short that time, bit of width and Strauss throws his bat, in the air and Jeetan Patel puts in a fine effort, diving full length to his right, but it just eludes his grasp and runs away for four

5.6

Mills to Strauss, no run, lets that one go

England 26/0   KD Mills 3-0-15-0
51.1

Mills to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the off stump, Pietersen turns it to deep square leg for a couple

51.2

Mills to Pietersen, 2 runs, on the leg stump, turns it to the right of square leg for a couple again

51.3

Mills to Pietersen, no run, short delivery on the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

51.4

Mills to Pietersen, 2 runs, short on the off stump, Pietersen pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple but McCullum's backhand flick gets it reffered to the third umpire who adjudges it not out

51.5

Mills to Pietersen, no run, short on the off stump, Pietersen defends on the backfoot

51.6

Mills to Pietersen, FOUR, on the middle stump, and fuller in length. Pietersen flicks it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

England 138/2   KD Mills 4-0-25-0
53.1

Mills to Pietersen, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Pietersen turns it away to square leg

53.2

Mills to Pietersen, no run, on the leg stump, flicks it to midwicket

53.3

Mills to Pietersen, no run, defended watchfully to the off side

53.4

Mills to Pietersen, no run, 75.8mph, short of a length, pushed back to mid-on

53.5

Mills to Pietersen, 2 runs, turned to fine leg, they look for two and scamper home

53.6

Mills to Pietersen, no run, short of a length, left alone outside off

England 141/2   KD Mills 5-0-27-0
75.1

Mills to Broad, no run, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler

75.2

Mills to Broad, no run, good bounce here, rising off a shortish length, Broad is a tall man but he needs to stand up tall and block

75.3

Mills to Broad, 1 run, quickish on off, pushed tentatively, thick edge goes to cover, they go through for a single

75.4

Mills to Ambrose, no run, 73.7mph, similar length, punched back down the ground

75.5

Mills to Ambrose, no run, fuller this time, but still no width, this is wonderfully tight bowling, pushed back to the bowler

75.6

Mills to Ambrose, no run, 75.8mph, short of a length, starting from outside off and moving back in, close to Ambrose's chest, he pushes watchfully, he's cramping them

England 178/7   KD Mills 6-0-28-0
77.1

Mills to Panesar, OUT, another sensational catch from McCullum! Whatever New Zealand touch is turning to gold here, short of a length, angling away from the left-hander, pokes and the edge is taken, flies towards first slip but McCullum is there, full length acrobatic dive to his left and pulls off a marvellous one-handed take, the ball settles in the webbing and he's plucked a beauty

MS Panesar c †McCullum b Mills 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

77.2

Mills to Anderson, no run, pushed to mid-on

77.3

Mills to Anderson, no run, full and moving away, Anderson thinks of poking at it but lets go right at the last moment

77.4

Mills to Anderson, no run, angling in but still a bit outside off to be left alone

77.5

Mills to Anderson, no run, full and defended carefully back to the bowler

77.6

Mills to Anderson, no run, 78mph, probing on off and middle, swinging in late too, thick inside edge to mid-on

England 180/9   KD Mills 7-1-28-1
79.1

Mills to Broad, no run, 78.2mph, short of a length, on middle and off, gets his bat down in time to crunch it back to the bowler

79.2

Mills to Broad, no run, that back of a length again, moving in after pitching, inside edge could have gone onto the stumps but he's saved as it trickles to the keeper all along the ground

79.3

Mills to Broad, no run, bit of extra bounce, round the wicket and it takes off from a good length, Broad is surprised by that one, fends awkwardly, to the off side

79.4

Mills to Broad, 1 run, driven past point for a single

79.5

Mills to Anderson, no run, outside off and he's let that one go, shoulders arms

79.6

Mills to Anderson, no run, full and outside off, jabbed away to the off side

England 184/9   KD Mills 8-1-29-1
81.1

Mills to Broad, no run, 78.3mph, short of a length, tapped back on his toes towards extra cover

81.2

Mills to Broad, no run, slashed sweetly towards deep point, fielder in place but he declines the single,

81.3

Mills to Broad, no run, short of a length, angling in, punched off the back foot towards mid-on

81.4

Mills to Broad, FOUR, crashed hard past extra cover for four, that's too full and he's on his knees and hammering that through the gap, Vettori gives chase but can't get there

81.5

Mills to Broad, FOUR, this time on the back foot, on the up and he's laced that through exactly the same gap, Vettori gives up this time, cracking stuff from Broad

81.6

Mills to Broad, 1 no ball, 78.5mph, bouncer that, Broad didn't expect that, late pull attempted but he misses, no-ball called but that's for over-stepping

81.6

Mills to Broad, no run, short again, this time on off, he tries to back off and glide it past the slips but it bounces too much for him

England 198/9   KD Mills 9-1-38-1
83.1

Mills to Broad, no run, full and outside off, tapped watchfully, bit of low bounce there

83.2

Mills to Broad, no run, driven towards mid-on, angling in from round the wicket

83.3

Mills to Broad, OUT, soft dismissal, the ball doesn't come onto the bat and Broad lashes hard at it, not much timing there and it pops up to wide mid-off, Jeetan Patel takes the catch and it's all over

SCJ Broad c sub (JS Patel) b Mills 30 (53m 50b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

England 202/10   KD Mills 9.3-1-38-2
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