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
14.1

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, quicker one to start, inside edge onto the foot and bobs close to the silly point, could have easily ballooned up

14.2

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, pushed to cover

14.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, on the back foot, pushed back

14.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, flatter, front-foot defence from Vaughan

14.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, tossed that one up, he gets a full-length stride and pushes to silly point

14.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, caressed to the covers and he's eager for some tea, walks off in a hurry

England 42/1   DL Vettori 1-1-0-0
16.1

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, beauty outside the off stump, as Vaughan feels for the ball and misses it

16.2

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, on the off stump, Vaughan gets a forward stride and defends it, gets a bottom edge back to the keeper

16.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Vaughan drives it to cover on the frontfoot

16.4

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Vaughan cuts it to deep backward point for a single

16.5

Vettori to Strauss, no run, on the middle stump, Strauss defends it to short lrg

16.6

Vettori to Strauss, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Strauss comes onto the frontfoot and smothers the spin

England 45/1   DL Vettori 2-1-1-0
18.1

Vettori to Strauss, no run, outside the off stump, Strauss defends on the backfoot

18.2

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, on the middle stump, Strauss turns it away to fine leg for a single

18.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Vaughan comes forward and defends

18.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, driven to the off side

18.5

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, front-foot defence and they take off

18.6

Vettori to Strauss, no run, bit of flight there, turning into the left-hander, poking the bat in front of pad and angling towards the leg side

England 49/1   DL Vettori 3-1-3-0
20.1

Vettori to Strauss, 2 runs, punched off the back foot and they take off, 50 up for England

20.2

Vettori to Strauss, no run, drifting down the leg side, tries to turn it to fine leg but can't make contact, they go up for a catch down the leg side but the umpire is not too impressed, replays suggest no edge

20.3

Vettori to Strauss, no run, patted towards the off side, flatter from Vettori

20.4

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, changes the pace here, 60mph, Strauss goes back and turns it towards the leg side

20.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, defended off the front foot

20.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, driven towards mid-on

England 52/1   DL Vettori 4-1-6-0
25.1

Vettori to Strauss, no run, dropped, superb start to the spell, slower one this time, Strauss goes back and pokes tentatively, the edge deflects off the keeper's pads but Taylor, at first slip, grasses that. Surely the deflection messed things up for him. Big chance that

25.2

Vettori to Strauss, no run, defended to the off side

25.3

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, down the track and tries to loft, can't get hold if it, thick inside edge bobs towards the leg side, he's getting edgy here

25.4

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, pushed to point, waits for it till the last moment

25.5

Vettori to Strauss, no run, waiting on the back foot and punching watchfully

25.6

Vettori to Strauss, no run, goes back again, fine changes of pace and length here, defends down the ground

England 62/1   DL Vettori 5-1-8-0
27.1

Vettori to Strauss, no run, some bounce for him here, turns from off to middle, turn too, deflects off the pads

27.2

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, a rank long-hop nearly produces a wicket, Strauss is a bit surprised by it, decides to turn it to leg and gets a leading edge to mid-off, that could have easily popped up to a fielder, a sense of relief on his face

27.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, bit of drift now, turn too, Vaughan pushes forward

27.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, tapped off the back foot

27.5

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, turned to square leg, that was full on straight, ideal for Vaughan

27.6

Vettori to Strauss, no run, tentative poke off the front foot, a bit of turn that deflects the ball towards short leg but drops in the gap

England 71/1   DL Vettori 6-1-10-0
29.1

Vettori to Vaughan, 2 runs, on the back foot, tapped gently towards point

29.2

Vettori to Vaughan, 2 runs, full and on middle, tossed up quite a bit, driven towards square leg for a couple

29.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, another slow one, front foot push down the ground

29.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, 55.9mph, on middle and turning away, pushed to cover, on the front foot

29.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, driven to mid-on

29.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, 55mph, Vaughan thinks of coming forward but realises there's enough time for him to rock back and punch, straight to the fielder at cover

England 76/1   DL Vettori 7-1-14-0
31.1

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, full toss after drinks, driven to mid-on

31.2

Vettori to Strauss, no run, full and pushed to the off side

31.3

Vettori to Strauss, 3 runs, down the track, he's trying to make something happen, thinking of lofting over the in-field but controls it past midwicket, not that well struck so they settle for three

31.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, arm-ball this time, he takes a big stride and pats down the ground

31.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, works it towards point, lot of newspapers open in the crowd, lot of eyes are closing, I'm sure

31.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, driven to mid-on, oh yes, straight to the fielder

England 80/1   DL Vettori 8-1-18-0
33.1

Vettori to Strauss, 2 runs, tapped away towards third man, that's a couple

33.2

Vettori to Strauss, no run, back-foot defence, tentatively done

33.3

Vettori to Strauss, no run, drift gets to him now, arm-ball that, pitched on middle and turned away, comprehensively beaten, that was a lame poke

33.4

Vettori to Strauss, no run, tries to shuffle forward but is kept in the crease, quicker one and he pushes towards leg, short leg is waiting there but drops well short

33.5

Vettori to Strauss, 2 runs, flicked off his pads, through the midwicket gap for a couple

33.6

Vettori to Strauss, no run, 55.3mph, front-foot push, down the pitch

England 85/1   DL Vettori 9-1-22-0
35.1

Vettori to Strauss, no run, tossed up, inviting the drive, but Strauss punches it back to the bowler

35.2

Vettori to Strauss, FOUR, ooh hello, Strauss is down the pitch and clubs it - almost off the toe of the bat - through midwicket for four

35.3

Vettori to Strauss, no run, flighted outside off. Strauss pats it away

35.4

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, nicely bowled, just tossing it up outside off and Strauss squirts it wide of slip

35.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, elegantly punched, without any power, to mid-off

35.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, a touch of drift there but Vaughan whips it to leg for a big, fat, zero

England 90/1   DL Vettori 10-1-27-0
37.1

Vettori to Strauss, no run, tossed up on the off stump, he defends

37.2

Vettori to Strauss, no run, blocked on the front foot

37.3

Vettori to Strauss, no run, firmly defended

37.4

Vettori to Strauss, 1 run, touch too short. Whipped to leg

37.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan is forward to this well flighted delivery, forwardly defending

37.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, more forward-defensibility from Vaughan

England 92/1   DL Vettori 11-1-28-0
44.1

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, 55.6mph, flighted on off and turning away, let alone watchfully

44.2

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, big turn that time, throws it up outside off and sees it rip off the pitch, McCullum is taken aback by that, so is Vaughan

44.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, quicker, gets the bounce, Vaughan tries to cut but is done in by the bounce, beaten, now this is fine bowling

44.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, slower this time, thrown up, pushed to cover off the front foot

44.5

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 run, 55.6mph, flatter, Vaughan pushes and gets the single

44.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, 56.7mph, quicker and flatter, Pietersen goes back and needs to come down quickly on it, back to the bowler

England 116/2   DL Vettori 12-1-29-0
46.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, front foot push down the ground, flat ball that

46.2

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, too short, rocks back and cracks to cover, there's protection there and he has to settle for one

46.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, poked towards silly point, in control of that

46.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, 51.3mph, defended off the front foot, towards the on side

46.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, back foot push towards short midwicket, too flat this from Vettori

46.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, that's thrown up, outside off and bouncing extra, angled towards gully

England 121/2   DL Vettori 13-1-30-0
48.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, expansive sweep from Pietersen and that's a huge shout, hits him in front of middle and KP can't get bat onto it, that looked very adjacent, going on to hit middle, Hair says no and Vettori can't believe it

48.2

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

48.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, delivered from wide of the crease, pushed back

48.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, extra bounce catches Vaughan napping, he goes back and tries to push but it takes off, tentative push lobs back down the ground

48.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, quicker, Vaughan is hurried there, he needs to adjust his shot and push it back

48.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, tapped to the off side, cautiously done at the end of a fine over

England 125/2   DL Vettori 14-2-30-0
50.1

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, quicker one, punched towards cover, carefully done

50.2

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

50.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, pitches on the of stump and turns away, beaten by the late turn

50.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

50.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run

50.6

Vettori to Vaughan, (no ball) 1 run, on the off stump, cut to backward point for a single and it is a no ball too

50.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to midwicket for a single

England 128/2   DL Vettori 15-2-33-0
52.1

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

52.2

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by Vaughan again

52.3

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan does nothing different this time too

52.4

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, Vaughan lets it go outside the off stump

52.5

Vettori to Vaughan, 1 no ball, Vettori oversteps and Vaughan lets it go

52.5

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, Vaughan comes forward and defends

52.6

Vettori to Vaughan, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by Vaughan

England 139/2   DL Vettori 16-2-34-0
54.1

Vettori to Vaughan, OUT, what a big wicket! just as stumps approach, Vettori slips in the arm-ball, starts on off and drifts in, strikes him in line and that was quite plumb, Hair raises the finger and Vaughan has to go, that's just tilted the scales

MP Vaughan lbw b Vettori 30 (172m 133b 3x4 0x6) SR: 22.55

54.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, pushed off the back foot, watchfully done

54.3

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, beaten outside off, straighter one and he's foxed

54.4

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, slower this time, pushed back down the ground

54.5

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, faster one, defended solidly

54.6

Vettori to Sidebottom, no run, long stride forward, pushed watchfully back

England 141/3   DL Vettori 17-3-34-1
56.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, FOUR, flat one, drifting away, thick edge but that's along the ground, past slips for four, trickles away

56.2

Vettori to Sidebottom, OUT, tossed up and another edge, that was into Jamie How's lap, one edge too many here, England are losing their way here, Vettori is turning it on. Sidebottom begins the long walk

RJ Sidebottom c How b Vettori 4 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

56.3

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

56.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, 59mph, hurries onto KP, he's edgy here, pushes hard and that could have lobbed up close, strikes the pad and trickles close

56.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended back down the ground

56.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, dances down the ground and kicks it back to the bowler, padded away

56.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, full and driven carefully to cover

England 147/4   DL Vettori 18-3-40-2
58.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, full and driven to mid-on

58.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, forceful push down the pitch

58.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 bye, ripper this time, pitches outside off and turns away big, Pietersen didn't have a clue there, neither did the keeper, they take a bye

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   DL Vettori 19-4-40-2
60.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, full and a bit slow, pushed back down the ground

60.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, bit of low bounce, outside off, Pietersen tries to jab at it and gets a thick under edge

60.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, long stride forward, punched back to the bowler

60.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, dances down the track, steered to gully

60.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, solid push off the front foot, good pace changes from Vettori

60.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, too short and he's latched on but not much timing, takes a step back and slashes it tamely towards deep extra cover

England 154/4   DL Vettori 20-4-41-2
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

62.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, tapped back down the ground

62.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 no ball, he's overstepped that time, turns away from KP and gets a thick edge but he's partly in control, taps it towards cover

62.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, firmly punched towards mid-on

62.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turn and bounce, that's vicious, pitches on off and takes off high, Pietersen has no answer to one that spits off the pitch, McCullum takes it high, that's a brute of a ball

62.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, worked away to midwicket

England 158/4   DL Vettori 21-4-43-2
64.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, punched back down the ground

64.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, another big turner, tossed up on off and zipping away from KP's outstretched bat, oohs and aahs all around

64.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed back to the bowler

64.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, pre-meditated sweep, he's not in control of it but guides it towards short find leg, dangerous shot that, the top-edge could have popped up to the fielder

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   DL Vettori 22-4-44-2
66.1

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

66.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, 53.1mph, tossed up and defended towards cover

66.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, arm ball this time, Pietersen thinks of moving across but gets back in time and pushes towards point

66.4

Vettori to Pietersen, OUT, big big wicket, Vettori strikes and he's got the edge this time, tossed up outside off, that was turning away, Pietersen pokes away from his body (as he's been doing all morning) and the ball kisses the outside edge on its way to Taylor at slip, that's a wonderful way to cap off what's been a super spell of left-arm spin

KP Pietersen c Taylor b Vettori 26 (84m 80b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.50

66.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, full and on middle, pushed to mid-on

66.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot and defended back to the bowler

England 160/5   DL Vettori 23-4-45-3
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

68.3

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, the straighter one, Collingwood just gets an inside egde on to his pad

68.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, this one pitches just outside off, drifting in, and then turns big. Collingwood is beaten

68.5

Vettori to Collingwood, 2 runs, swept away to fine-leg and run well to get two

68.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, presses forward again, and defends it carefully

England 164/5   DL Vettori 24-4-48-3
70.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, yorker length ball and that was really close, tries to dig it out, hits the bottom of the bat, deflects off the pad, and almost goes back onto the stumps, that could have easily trickled one

70.2

Vettori to Collingwood, OUT, sucker punch there, another wicket and England are reeling, wonderful arm-ball, pushed through quicker, Collingwood plays back and he's dead for all money there, the moment he missed the ball he was in deep trouble, strikes his back pad and the appeal is more of a formality, Hair has no trouble in giving that

PD Collingwood lbw b Vettori 2 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

70.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, drifting down the leg side, pushed close on the on side

70.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, turning in from outside off, padded away but the bat was pretty close there, bobbed up wide of silly point

70.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, worked away to the leg side

70.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, slower and flighted, long stride forward, defends it down the ground

England 164/7   DL Vettori 25-5-48-4
72.1

Vettori to Ambrose, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven towards mid-on

72.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, padded away to off

72.3

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards the on side

72.4

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, flighted towards middle, turning away, Ambrose gets forward and pokes away from his body, edgy stuff this

72.5

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, big stride again, pushed back to the bowler, that was a quicker one

72.6

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, quick arm ball and that's a huge appeal, Ambrose pads that one and looked close, Hair says no and what probably saved him was his big stride forward

England 167/7   DL Vettori 26-5-50-4
74.1

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, outside off, lets that go

74.2

Vettori to Ambrose, 1 run, round the wicket, quick arm ball this time, he's late on it but manages to tap it towards cover for a quick one

74.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, long hop that time, it turned a little and Broad needs to wait till the end to drive to mid-on

74.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, on the front foot, lunging and defending towards short leg

74.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, on middle and leg, turning away, pushed watchfully to the leg side

74.6

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, tossed up outside off, a big stride towards the off side and a sweep towards fine leg, that was premeditated

England 177/7   DL Vettori 27-5-52-4
76.1

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, full and outside off, tapped off the front foot to extra cover and takes off, good running that, just within touching distance of avoiding the follow-on

76.2

Vettori to Ambrose, OUT, Taylor's shades are working perfectly in this gloom, tossed up full, bit of turn, Ambrose drives and falls into the trap, outside edge goes straight to first slip, five wickets for Vettori and England are teetering on the brink, can they avoid the ignominy of the follow-on?

TR Ambrose c Taylor b Vettori 3 (29m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

76.3

Vettori to Panesar, no run, full and outside off, defended solidly down the ground

76.4

Vettori to Panesar, 1 run, on middle and leg, jabs it carefully towards the leg side, past leg slip for a single

76.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, quicker and pushed through, outside off, Broad prods but is beaten, McCullum takes off the bails but the batsman is in

76.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, quicker again, brings his bat down quick and gets an outside edge, falls short of the second slip, fine over again

England 180/8   DL Vettori 28-5-54-5
78.1

Vettori to Broad, 2 runs, full one, pushed towards extra cover and they get two, big cheers around the ground as England avoid the follow-on, Broad is a national hero

78.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed watchfully towards the on side

78.3

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, tries to lift over mid-on but a thick inside edge pops towards midwicket, they take one

78.4

Vettori to Anderson, no run, quickish, full and outside off, he tries to push but can't get there in time

78.5

Vettori to Anderson, no run, worked to mid-on, covers the turn there

78.6

Vettori to Anderson, no run, long stride forward, tapped towards cover

England 183/9   DL Vettori 29-5-57-5
80.1

Vettori to Broad, no run, tossed up on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

80.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, defended watchfully towards cover

80.3

Vettori to Broad, 2 runs, tries to loft towards square leg, doesn't get hold of it and the thick edge balloons to midwicket for a couple

80.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, faster one, arm-ball it seems, he tries to cut but isn't quick enough for it

80.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, turns from off to middle, padded away towards short leg

80.6

Vettori to Broad, 3 runs, full and outside off, smooth drive towards extra cover, good timing there

England 189/9   DL Vettori 30-5-62-5
82.1

Vettori to Anderson, 1 run, on the back foot and pushed through extra cover for a quick single

82.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, full on off and middle, pushed towards mid-on

82.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, quicker one, tapped towards short cover, watchfully done

82.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, down the track and pushed back down the ground, obvious attempt to attack here

82.5

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, down the pitch again, jabs it towards point

82.6

Vettori to Anderson, 2 runs, driven sweetly by Anderson, finds the gap between mid-off and extra cover

England 202/9   DL Vettori 31-5-66-5
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