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

1.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, Fine start, beats the outside edge straight away, pitches on middle and moves away a shade, Redmond has no chance

1.2

Anderson to Redmond, no run, bit more movement here, pitches on off and jags away at a sharp angle, Redmond can't gauge that exaggerated movement

1.3

Anderson to Redmond, 2 runs, on middle and leg this time, trying to bowl the magic ball but Redmond simply has to tuck it away to the on side

1.4

Anderson to Redmond, 1 run, patted off the back foot, lot of jackets and caps in the crowd, chilly it seems

1.5

Anderson to How, FOUR, now that's too easy, on the pads and trying for the swing across the body, all goes to nought as the batsman works that off his hips through the square fence, that's a good way to start the day

1.6

Anderson to How, no run, drifting down the pads again, that was a fine ball to the left-hander but Jimmy, it's the right-handed Jamie here. That would have been a wide in a T20 but it's harmless here.

New Zealand 7/0   JM Anderson 1-0-7-0

3.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, And the plan nearly works, was wondering what all this leg-side bowling was about and the short-leg nearly snaffles a good one, short of a length and on the hips, prodded without control and nearly pops to Bell at short leg, dives to his right but that was just short

3.2

Anderson to Redmond, no run, lets that one go outside off

3.3

Anderson to Redmond, no run, full and moving away, that's interesting, thick edge but that's well short of second slip (three in place, by the way), Anderson might be better off trying to get a catch to the slips than one to short leg

3.4

Anderson to Redmond, no run, some movement again, pitching on off and moving away, careening to the keeper, well left

3.5

Anderson to Redmond, no run, probing outside off, that moved away but I'm waiting for one that nips in, he's let that go, now then, time for the bluff?

3.6

Anderson to Redmond, FOUR, he's bluffed all of us, on the pads and laced away effortlessly in front of square for four, Redmond plays that as if he's been doing that since when he was in the cradle, sweetly done

New Zealand 12/0   JM Anderson 2-0-11-0

5.1

Anderson to Redmond, no run, that's close, on off and moving away a shade, I thought that had rattle of stump but it's actually taken a thick edge to the off side, that pleases Vaughan

5.2

Anderson to Redmond, FOUR, that's a beauty, similar line there and another thick edge, this time flies between third and fourth slip for the third man fence, might not have carried to the fielder, though, peach of a ball

5.3

Anderson to Redmond, no run, on the pads this time and driven to mid-on

5.4

Anderson to Redmond, 1 run, punches off the back foot and takes off, the length was on the shorter side and that's not allowed the ball to do much

5.5

Anderson to How, no run, 84.8mph, that stops a bit after pitching, strange one that, kept the batsman guessing till the end after which he tapped it to the off side

5.6

Anderson to How, no run, starts on middle and is threatening to swing away, tapped back down the ground

New Zealand 17/0   JM Anderson 3-0-16-0

7.1

Anderson to How, FOUR, beautifully driven straight back past Anderson. Too full and dispatched with excellent timing

7.2

Anderson to How, 2 runs, the slips all cry "awwwww" as Anderson hurries the batsman here who clips it to leg

7.3

Anderson to How, no run, slightly wider of the off stump, with a hint of swing back into the right-hander who drives it crisply to mid-off

7.4

Anderson to How, no run, too short, but the man at short midwicket prevents the run

7.5

Anderson to How, 1 run, horrible ball. Wide of the off stump, much too short, and How's eyes light up as he tries to crash this off the back foot ... but can only clunk it to cover

7.6

Anderson to Redmond, no run, a bouncer to end the over

New Zealand 24/0   JM Anderson 4-0-23-0

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

30.3

Anderson to How, no run, bit of swing into the batsman this time, too far down leg, though, rapped on the pads but that was going down leg, they think of an appeal but realise how laughable that would have been, maybe too high too

30.4

Anderson to How, 2 runs, punched confidently towards cover, in the gap and they hurry for two, these two are screaming between the wickets, Sidebottom takes it a bit too easy at extra cover and is surprised to see them go for two

30.5

Anderson to How, no run, bit of extra bounce there, outside off and steered to gully

30.6

Anderson to How, no run, pushed one that's back of a length to mid-on

New Zealand 96/2   JM Anderson 5-0-26-0

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

32.3

Anderson to How, OUT, that's a peach, Anderson has produced a most beautiful away-seamer, fantastic seam position, pitches on off, straightens a shade and kisses the edge of the bat, How pokes tentatively but has no answer to that one, Ambrose completes an easy catch and England are on top. That was the best ball of the day so far.

JM How c †Ambrose b Anderson 64 (134m 110b 7x4 0x6) SR: 58.18

32.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, 87.2mph, outside off and rising a bit, lets that one go

32.5

Anderson to McCullum, no run, bouncer this time, 82.6mph, ducks under that one, a fielder in place for the top edge, remember

32.6

Anderson to McCullum, no run, ducks under a bouncer again, doesn't seem to keen to play the pull as yet

New Zealand 102/3   JM Anderson 6-0-27-1

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   JM Anderson 7-0-35-1

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   JM Anderson 8-0-39-1

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

38.4

Anderson to Flynn, no run, short of a length and outside off, beats him for pace there, he tries to defend it but is beaten

38.5

Anderson to Flynn, no run, lets that one go

38.6

Anderson to Flynn, no run, leaves that one outside off, good bowling from Anderson here

New Zealand 132/4   JM Anderson 9-0-40-1

40.1

Anderson to Flynn, no run, short of a length, Flynn waits on the back foot and taps it back down the pitch

40.2

Anderson to Flynn, no run, fuller outside off, Flynn doesn't need to play that, he's coming off a dogged innings at Lord's, remember

40.3

Anderson to Flynn, no run, he's missed that and there's blood on the pitch, he tries to pull a short one but that's too quick for him, struck full on on the face and that seems to have gone through the grill, he's taken off his helmet and is spewing blood on the ground

DR Flynn retired hurt 4 (22m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

40.4

Anderson to Oram, no run, fine ball first up, 86mph, outside off and a thick edge pops up towards the on side, he was too tentative there

40.5

Anderson to Oram, FOUR, not in control but he's managed four, pokes and gets a thick edge towards third man for four

40.6

Anderson to Oram, 4 leg byes, scorcher again, brute of a short one, finally the pitch showing it's bounce here, Oram knew a short one was on the cards but that's clattered him on the helmet and deflected away for four to third man, he had no clue there and it's rattled him, struck flush on the helmet, Anderson is on fire here

New Zealand 144/4   JM Anderson 10-0-44-1

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

42.3

Anderson to Oram, no run, surprise, surprise, short one and that's directed at his face, Oram stands up tall and plays that in the most awkward fashion, fending dangerously, strikes his glove this time

42.4

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, another short one and he's in all sorts of trouble here, very well directed again, on the back foot and poking anxiously, the ball takes the glove and pops to the off side, no silly point in place, he takes a single

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   JM Anderson 11-0-58-1

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   JM Anderson 12-0-66-1

74.1

Anderson to Mills, no run, starts with a full one down the leg side, can't get to that

74.2

Anderson to Mills, no run, full and straight, crunched down the ground, mid-off cleans up

74.3

Anderson to Mills, FOUR, that's classical, full ball on off and he's swung that wonderfully on the up, through cover for four, in the gap and racing away, that's his highest score, super counter-attack

74.4

Anderson to Mills, no run, short one, he ducks under that one confidently

74.5

Anderson to Mills, no run, short again, cramped for room, strikes him on the arm and bobs on the pitch, Mills is keen to pick the ball up and give it to the fielders, he does but nobody appeals

74.6

Anderson to Mills, no run, 80.3mph, short one, honing into the batsman's ribs, on the toes and tapped down the ground

New Zealand 290/6   JM Anderson 13-0-70-1

76.1

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

76.2

Anderson to Mills, no run, defended back to the bowler

76.3

Anderson to Mills, no run, short ball, fended towards the leg side, that was a quick one

76.4

Anderson to Mills, no run, another bouncer, this time on middle stump, gets out of the way

76.5

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, 87.2mph, short of a length on middle, tucked away off his hips towards 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   JM Anderson 14-0-76-1

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   JM Anderson 15-0-83-1

80.1

Anderson to Mills, 2 runs, pushed to cover and they scamper two

80.2

Anderson to Mills, no run, full and that was a huge appeal, angling in from outside off, plenty of swing there but it did too much, rapped on the pads and that was missing leg, he got his front foot forward, though

80.3

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, tapped to cover for a quick single

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   JM Anderson 16-0-90-1

82.1

Anderson to Mills, 1 run, 83.6mph, outside off, holds the bat lightly in the hand and pushes to cover

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   JM Anderson 17-0-93-1

84.1

Anderson to Mills, no run, full and honing in on middle, patted back down the ground

84.2

Anderson to Mills, 5 runs, tip and run, that was dangerous running, Broad picks it up at short midwicket but that's a wide throw and runs away for four overthrows, could have been close had he hit but that was too far away

84.3

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

84.4

Anderson to Mills, 2 runs, tucked to the leg side

84.5

Anderson to Mills, OUT, got 'em, too close to cut and he's played on, 80mph and he's got his second wicket, Mills tries to get on his toes and cut but that's rattled the stumps, fine innings from Mills but he's disappointed with that shot

KD Mills b Anderson 57 (85m 78b 7x4 1x6) SR: 73.07

84.6

Anderson to O'Brien, no run, pushed back down the track

New Zealand 339/7   JM Anderson 18-0-101-2

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   JM Anderson 19-0-112-2

88.1

Anderson to O'Brien, OUT, Bell takes a catch. He is angry with himself for dropping the previous one and flings the ball down to the ground after taking it. It was a bouncer, O'Brien couldn't get away from it, fended it off with an ungainly pull and it lobbed towards square leg and Bell ran few paces back from his position at short leg

IE O'Brien c Bell b Anderson 5 (18m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

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   JM Anderson 20-0-118-3

90.1

Anderson to Martin, no run, banged in short of length, kicks up and Martin sways away.

90.2

Anderson to Martin, no run, fuller, outside off, martin plays a lovely cover drive. pity, he doesn't connect but everything else right abotu the stroke

90.3

Anderson to Martin, OUT, And it's all over. Taylor stranded on a brutal 154. Anderson cleaned up Martin with a full and fast delivery, the bat was again inside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Another duck in martin's illustrious batting career. The crowd give a standing applause for Taylor. what a knock it has been. Yes, Flynn has not come out to bat and so New Zealand's innings has come to an end

CS Martin b Anderson 0 (11m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 381/9   JM Anderson 20.3-0-118-4
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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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