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

9.1

Panesar to How, 2 runs, good start. Nicely flighted by Panesar outside off, and he comes forward trying to defend but gets a thick outside edge

9.2

Panesar to How, 2 runs, too full, flicked to leg

9.3

Panesar to How, 1 run, another full toss, swept to deep midwicket

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   MS Panesar 1-0-5-0

11.1

Panesar to How, no run, a huge shout from Monty - but look who's at the other end. It's Panesar's Lord's nemesis, Simon Taufel. No chance of him giving that, as it was a foot outside off

11.2

Panesar to How, no run, lovely bowling! Beaten on the drive outside off. Big turn

11.3

Panesar to How, no run, swept to leg

11.4

Panesar to How, no run, tossed up on middle, he comes forward to defend

11.5

Panesar to How, 1 run, neatly turned to leg with a flick of the wrists

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   MS Panesar 2-0-10-0

13.1

Panesar to How, FOUR, full and swept away with T20 fury, lofted in front of square and that's nearly six, one bounce four that, what a cracker, just How does he do it?

13.2

Panesar to How, no run, quicker one, straight, punched back down the ground

13.3

Panesar to How, no run, tossed up a bit outside off, turning away, tapped off the front foot towards cover

13.4

Panesar to How, no run, that one went straight on, starting from outside off but the batsman saw that coming and let it go

13.5

Panesar to How, 3 runs, slightly short, cut away past point and they are hurrying between the stumps, Redmond wants the third and they manage it, now then, they mean business here

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   MS Panesar 3-0-17-0

15.1

Panesar to How, no run, 51.6mph, on middle and looks for turn, defended back down the ground

15.2

Panesar to How, no run, slightly short and that's a risky attempt to pull, thick edge dribbles away towards midwicket

15.3

Panesar to How, no run, punched back down the ground, he's better off playing straight, I would think

15.4

Panesar to How, no run, worked away from off to the leg side, deftly done that time

15.5

Panesar to How, no run, that's thrown up higher, loopy too, not much turn, tapped back with the full face of the bat

15.6

Panesar to How, no run, 53.4mph, that's teased him, outside off and straightening, punches to the off side but the thick edge goes onto his pads

New Zealand 61/0   MS Panesar 4-1-17-0

17.1

Panesar to How, no run, throws that one up, batsman dances down the track and pushes to the off side, a bit of intent here

17.2

Panesar to How, no run, left alone outside off, not much turn there

17.3

Panesar to How, 1 run, pushes to square leg

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   MS Panesar 5-1-24-0

28.1

Panesar to How, 1 run, turned to the leg side for a quick one, that was pushed through

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

28.6

Panesar to How, no run, quicker one this time, tapped back to the bowler

New Zealand 92/2   MS Panesar 6-1-26-0

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

33.4

Panesar to McCullum, 1 run, tries to lift the ball towards mid-on but only manages a leading edge that pops over the bowlers head, no-man's land that

33.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, flicked towards square

33.6

Panesar to McCullum, no run, takes a stride forward and misses one that pitches on leg and turns a shade away, huge appeal and Panesar is almost sure of the verdict, Taufel says no after a little thought, maybe he was too far forward to give that one, was probably missing leg too

New Zealand 105/3   MS Panesar 7-1-29-0

35.1

Panesar to McCullum, FOUR, a bit too short, McCullum rocks back and eases that past point for four, he didn't need to strike that too hard but just controlled the steer for four

35.2

Panesar to McCullum, SIX, That was straight out of the IPL, huge hit that, a slog sweep that has just got Panesar bemused, in the slot and pelted away ferociously, all the way over midwicket for six, the birds have been woken up

35.3

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

35.4

Panesar to McCullum, no run, quicker this time, big stride forward and pushing to the bowler

35.5

Panesar to McCullum, OUT, Got 'em, tossed up and he's nailed a big wicket, he has just been hammered for six but he keeps at the flight, McCullum tries to pelt that through the off side but only gets a thick edge. Paul Collingwood takes a sharp catch at first slip. That appeared to have deflected off the keeper's gloves there. Panesar is over the moon.

BB McCullum c Collingwood b Panesar 11 (14m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

35.6

Panesar to Flynn, no run, over the wicket to the left-hander, tossed up again but that's defended off the front foot

New Zealand 123/4   MS Panesar 8-1-39-1

37.1

Panesar to Flynn, no run, over the wicket, turned towards square leg

37.2

Panesar to Flynn, no run, dreadfully close to the off stump, turns past the bat and sneaks through the gate, just misses the stumps

37.3

Panesar to Flynn, no run, flicked one from middle towards the leg side

37.4

Panesar to Flynn, FOUR, slightly short, rocks back and late cuts that past gully for four, latches onto the poor length

37.5

Panesar to Flynn, no run, sharp turn for Monty, pitches on off and turns quick towards the pads, bobs away from silly point but there was no inside edge in there

37.6

Panesar to Flynn, no run, outside off, tries to cut but the lack bounce does him in, Monty is making things happen here

New Zealand 131/4   MS Panesar 9-1-43-1

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   MS Panesar 10-1-47-1

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   MS Panesar 11-1-49-1

51.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, tossed up outside off, slow one that, left alone

51.2

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, short of a length, Oram stands back and drives towards mid-on

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

51.5

Panesar to Oram, no run, quicker one this time, on middle, punched towards mid-on

51.6

Panesar to Oram, no run, fastish one, yorker length in fact, Oram digs it out towards gully

New Zealand 183/4   MS Panesar 12-1-51-1

53.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, too far outside off, flat one too, left alone

53.2

Panesar to Oram, no run, For those who are wondering, Flynn is fine and is fit enough to bat

53.3

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, tossed up outside off and that's creamed through cover, he's drilled that through cover for four

53.4

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, and an encore, similar ball and he gets further forward to clatter that through extra-cover, they're trying to get him to drive uppishly but that's all along the ground

53.5

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, worked away towards mid-on and the 200 comes up, that was a good ball and he needed to watch the ball till the end

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   MS Panesar 13-1-62-1

61.1

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, gentle loosener to start with, easily punched towards mid-on

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

61.5

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-on, not much flight here

61.6

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

New Zealand 232/4   MS Panesar 14-1-65-1

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

63.6

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, Oram loses his cool but it's dropped, tossed up on middle and off, Oram down the ground and tries to loft it over mid-on, he isn't to the pitch of it and one hand comes off the handle as he plays that, Anderson tries to come around but he never judged that, was too far away from it and even the dive doesn't help, trickles away for four, that should have been taken

New Zealand 249/4   MS Panesar 15-1-74-1

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

65.6

Panesar to Mills, 1 run, front foot punch towards cover

New Zealand 252/6   MS Panesar 16-1-76-1

67.1

Panesar to Mills, no run, tossed up, pushed to the bowler

67.2

Panesar to Mills, no run, defended off the back foot

67.3

Panesar to Mills, no run, flighted there, some spin too, watchfully pushed to the off

67.4

Panesar to Mills, no run, tapped towards silly point, he's keen to plonk his front foot well forward, Jason Gillespie-esque

67.5

Panesar to Mills, no run, and again, long stride forward and he pushes to the leg side

67.6

Panesar to Mills, 1 run, bit of width this time, Mills is well forward but needs to move his body towards the ball, all a bit awkward but he gets it on the ground

New Zealand 258/6   MS Panesar 17-1-77-1

69.1

Panesar to Mills, no run, tapped towards mid-on

69.2

Panesar to Mills, no run, quicker and outside off, pushed to covers

69.3

Panesar to Mills, no run, slower this time, punched towards midwicket

69.4

Panesar to Mills, no run, that's smart, loopy and slow, makes Mills wait for it and gets some bounce, he tries to work it to the leg side but a leading edge pops close to short leg, that was close

69.5

Panesar to Mills, SIX, what a crack! out of nowhere Mills brings out the slog sweep and smashes that way over midwicket for six, that had the wind behind it but there was some sweet timing there

69.6

Panesar to Mills, 1 run, driven confidently to mid-off

New Zealand 270/6   MS Panesar 18-1-84-1

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

71.5

Panesar to Mills, no run, big stride forward, pushed to cover, gets to the pitch of the ball there

71.6

Panesar to Mills, no run, 49.6mph, slow and tossed up, Mills thinks of the big shot but checks his shot to push to the off side

New Zealand 275/6   MS Panesar 19-1-85-1

73.1

Panesar to Mills, no run, flighted from off to middle, round the wicket, pushed to covers

73.2

Panesar to Mills, no run, that's big turn, pitched on middle and takes off sharp, bounce too, well away from the right-hander

73.3

Panesar to Mills, no run, full and on the pads, swept away but straight to the fielder

73.4

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, throws that up but Mills has lofted that clean, gets to the pitch of the ball and whistles that over mid-off for four

73.5

Panesar to Mills, 1 run, defended watchfully to the off side, quicker that time, flatter too

73.6

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

New Zealand 286/6   MS Panesar 20-1-90-1

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

75.4

Panesar to Mills, no run, defended off the front foot towards cover

75.5

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, swept away to backwards square leg for another four, he's playing some confident shots here

75.6

Panesar to Mills, no run, another sweep and he's smashed Ian Bell at short leg, he goes down straight away and they go for a run, struck from the middle of the bat and crashes into Bell's back, just below the neck, ouch

New Zealand 297/6   MS Panesar 21-1-97-1

77.1

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, tossed up on the pads and Mills is cashing in, swept away effortlessly past Vaughan at short fine leg, that was done easily by Mills

77.2

Panesar to Mills, no run, slower one, on middle and a bit of bounce, jabbed back

77.3

Panesar to Mills, no run, soft hands there, that was quicker and pushed back

77.4

Panesar to Mills, no run, defended to the off

77.5

Panesar to Mills, no run, swept to short fine leg

77.6

Panesar to Mills, no run, tapped to cover

New Zealand 307/6   MS Panesar 22-1-101-1
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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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