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

10.1

Broad to How, 3 runs, warm welcome from How, drives crisply past mid-off, doesn't get the timing all that right but they scamper three, too full that time

10.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, angling in from off to middle, pushed towards midwicket

10.3

Broad to Redmond, 3 runs, teasing outside off, thick edge trickles to the off side

10.4

Broad to How, no run, tapped towards cover, he's settled into a right length after that first ball

10.5

Broad to How, 1 run, confident stride and pushes to the off side

10.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, 85.3mph, short and screaming past the batsman, he has a good answer to it, though, weaving away at the last moment

New Zealand 43/0   SCJ Broad 1-0-7-0

12.1

Broad to How, no run, good line and length, firmly blocked off the back foot

12.2

Broad to How, FOUR, four more as How comes forward, angling this past the slips down to third man

12.3

Broad to How, no run, lovely shot back down the ground but Vaughan sprints across from mid-on to field...and throws down the stumps in anger

12.4

Broad to How, 1 run, fine ball, just short of a length and squirted out to point. Safely played, though

12.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, wide of the off stump, cutting back a touch and Redmond shoulders arms. Broad roars a big appeal but it's not moved back enough, and is too high

12.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, ooh a tentative fish outside off. No movement of the feet

New Zealand 53/0   SCJ Broad 2-0-12-0

14.1

Broad to How, 1 run, short of a length, angling into the batsman, tucked away easily, the line is still too straight here

14.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, shoulders arms, there is a bit of purpose about New Zealand here

14.3

Broad to Redmond, no run, that's moved away alarmingly, pitches on a spot outside off and takes off way outside, the batsman just hung his bat out there and that was some big movement

14.4

Broad to Redmond, no run, short of a length, that's the Harmison length they would want Broad to hit, on his toes and patted back down the ground

14.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, left alone again, it doesn't matter how you hold you bat when you're leaving them

14.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, tapped towards cover and a loud 'wait'

New Zealand 61/0   SCJ Broad 3-0-13-0

16.1

Broad to Redmond, no run, short of a length, not much movement, pushed back off the back foot

16.2

Broad to Redmond, 1 run, driven to extra-cover, off the front foot and they take off

16.3

Broad to How, no run, 82.8mph, that was short, there's a man waiting for the top-edge and How goes for the pull, it's gotten big on him and he can't make contact, that's some good bounce

16.4

Broad to How, no run, soft hands that time, short of a length and pushed carefully to mid-on

16.5

Broad to How, no run, that's some good seam movement, 85.6mph, pitches outside off and jags away some distance, there's no way he could have got bat onto that

16.6

Broad to How, 1 run, poor follow-up, on the pads and pushed away effortlessly to square leg

New Zealand 63/0   SCJ Broad 4-0-15-0

18.1

Broad to How, 1 run, glided behind point that time, this is almost getting too easy for England's liking

18.2

Broad to Redmond, no run, short this time, good carry to the keeper but not much hassle for the batsman, who weaves out of the way

18.3

Broad to Redmond, no run, another short one, another weave, another one to the keeper

18.4

Broad to Redmond, no run, short again and a bit too wide this time, doesn't need to bother with that

18.5

Broad to Redmond, no run, full and outside off, gives Redmond a chance to get on his front foot and punch confidently

18.6

Broad to Redmond, no run, another controlled tap to the covers, all in control

New Zealand 71/0   SCJ Broad 5-0-16-0

20.1

Broad to How, no run, 85.3, he's got that number quite a few times in this spell, or maybe it's just a faulty speed gun, either way short and pushed down the ground

20.2

Broad to How, no run, lack of bounce and How nearly got into trouble there, goes for the pull but can't gauge the bounce, the inside edge could have easily rattled the stumps there

20.3

Broad to How, no run, leaves that one alone, too far outside off

20.4

Broad to How, 2 runs, short and wide, that's slapped tamely over the in-field, not much power in that shot but he gets the gap and hurries for two, Broad is holding his head in anguish but that was a pathetic ball, Stuart. Unless there is some masterplan here.

20.5

Broad to How, no run, elegant looking shot there, pushed hard toward mid-off, just can't get the timing

20.6

Broad to How, no run, tapped on the back foot, that was off the middle of the bat, England need a wicket and soon.

New Zealand 76/0   SCJ Broad 6-0-18-0

22.1

Broad to Redmond, 1 leg bye, down leg again, what is the purpose of this line? Padded away and even the keeper can't get it fully, deflects it to fine leg

22.2

Broad to How, no run, defended off the front foot, more of the legside line and Peter Moores will prepare for a fiery broadside (ouch).

22.3

Broad to How, no run, throws his bat at a wide one, on one knee and he's gone after that, well fielded at point, that almost carried but good attempt there

22.4

Broad to How, no run, short of a length, glided away to point, he's in control now, no worries

22.5

Broad to How, no run, short, that's well directed and lures How into the pull, bit of extra bounce does him in and he misses that one, could have easily been edged to the keeper

22.6

Broad to How, no run, defended watchfully off the front foot to gully

New Zealand 80/0   SCJ Broad 7-1-18-0

24.1

Broad to How, no run, risky again, short of a length and outside off, How taps that dangerously off the back foot and gets it towards extra cover, not at all in control of that

24.2

Broad to How, no run, full one, driven hard to mid-off, he's looked fine off the front foot but had the edgy moments off the back

24.3

Broad to How, no run, lets that one go outside off

24.4

Broad to How, 2 runs, edgy, edgy, on middle stump and moving away a shade, How tries to push to the leg side but a leading edge goes between mid-off and extra cover, that's a fine length from Broad

24.5

Broad to How, FOUR, short wide, top edge and slashed hard, Pietersen is waiting three quarters of the way back towards third man but he can't get there, flies to his left for four, that's a poor ball and an airy shot

24.6

Broad to How, no run, another play and a miss, NZ showing some nerves here, full one outside off and he tries to loft that over the in-field, not the kind of shot you expect a few minutes before lunch, beaten

New Zealand 86/1   SCJ Broad 8-1-24-0

26.1

Broad to How, no run, left alone outside off

26.2

Broad to How, no run, full and on off, that's probing, driven back down the ground

26.3

Broad to How, no run, short one, extra bounce but that's outside off, left alone again

26.4

Broad to How, no run, 84.9mph, full and outside off, he's mixing them up well here, they will love another one here, pushed back to the bowler

26.5

Broad to How, no run, short this time, one full and one short, it seems, ducks under it

26.6

Broad to How, no run, well outside off, left alone

New Zealand 86/2   SCJ Broad 9-2-24-0

46.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, good start, good-length ball that beats Taylor's poke, he is in trouble when it's in the corridor, likes them short, though

46.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, full again, walks across and drives to mid-on

46.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, bouncer and ducked under it without any fuss

46.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, short of length, outside off, good bounce there and he got right behind the line to push it to the off side

46.5

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, similar delivery but this time he stayed adjacent to the line and forced it through point. It did get big on him but he managed to punch it

46.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, well outside off, moving away, left alone

New Zealand 177/4   SCJ Broad 10-2-26-0

48.1

Broad to Oram, no run, short one again, they may just be over-doing this now, left alone since it's too far outside off

48.2

Broad to Oram, no run, that's better, short and jags back into the left-hander, pitches outside off and moves in, Oram is struck on the glove and it deflects onto his stomach, a bit of pain there

48.3

Broad to Oram, no run, round the wicket, good-length one this time but it takes off after bouncing, Oram tries to flay that but is done in by the bounce

48.4

Broad to Oram, no run, left alone, interestingly Ian Bell is standing at a short backward point position, there is a plan for sure

48.5

Broad to Oram, no run, jags back in again, that strikes the bat handle and nearly goes to Bell in the position I was talking about

48.6

Broad to Oram, no run, backs away and tries to slash that but it was too close to cut and he nearly played it on, could have edge to the keeper as well, some extra bounce there, what a horrendous shot that

New Zealand 178/4   SCJ Broad 11-3-26-0

50.1

Broad to Oram, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

50.2

Broad to Oram, no run, short of a length and angling into the left hander who punches it cautiously back to mid-off

50.3

Broad to Oram, no run, wide of the off stump, angling into the left hander

50.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, ooh, pulled over midwicket and Pietersen jogs around to field. Oh, but he sends in the most hapless of throws - an awful throw and Ambrose chastises him, rightly so

50.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, defended off the back foot

50.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, lovely delivery, swinging away from the right hander who is beaten

New Zealand 181/4   SCJ Broad 12-3-27-0

52.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, homing in outside off, very teasing line this, left alone but that was close to off, Broad lets out a smile

52.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, jabbed towards cover, he's watching the ball closely here

52.3

Broad to Oram, 1 run, angling into the left-hander, good-length ball that he stands tall and punches towards mid-on, easy single

52.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, 82.7mph, short one that's well directed, Taylor ducks under that one quickly

52.5

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, on middle this time, Taylor takes a step across the stumps and eases it towards midwicket, fifty partnership comes up

52.6

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, full one and he's hammered that straight back, smooth swing of the bat and that's past the bowler for four more, he's good with the ones that are short and brutal with the full ones, it's the middle length that usually troubles him

New Zealand 191/4   SCJ Broad 13-3-35-0

54.1

Broad to Oram, no run, full and outside off, left alone, it's a bright day alright but still pretty chilly, it seems, from the jackets in the crowd.

54.2

Broad to Oram, 2 runs, on the pads this time, tucked away for a quick couple, nice ball to get first up

54.3

Broad to Oram, no run, short one this time, testing Oram out early, he was in big trouble against the bouncer yesterday, weaves out of the way here, though

54.4

Broad to Oram, no run, short of a length this time, punched towards mid-off, watchfully done

54.5

Broad to Oram, no run, short again, angling into the batsman but he watches it till the end and backs off

54.6

Broad to Oram, no run, another short one, jags back towards the batsman but he weaves out of the way again, a clear plan to test him with the bouncer

New Zealand 204/4   SCJ Broad 14-3-37-0

56.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, driven to mid-off, full face of the bat to a full one

56.2

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, that's short and enough for Taylor to crack it through point for four, he was brutal on anything short last evening and continues in the same vein, seems to have had a good night's sleep

56.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, short again and he nearly edges that, too flashy that time, rooted to the crease and a wild slash, can't account for the bounce and misses, had he made contact, that might have flown above the slips

56.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, tried to flick but strikes the pad

56.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, 83.5mph, short of a length and he's beaten him, tentative prod and that's gone past the outside edge, Taylor is a bit edgy up front

56.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length and on his body, tapped to the on side, he was on his toes there

New Zealand 211/4   SCJ Broad 15-3-42-0

58.1

Broad to Oram, no run, the short-ball salvo continues, round the wicket angle, gets the ball into the left-hander, and he's ducking and weaving out of the way, this is getting too predictable from Broad

58.2

Broad to Oram, 1 run, short of a length, Oram waits for that and glides it past the slips towards third man

58.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, left alone a short, rising ball

58.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, no need to play that, too far outside off

58.5

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, low full toss and he's smashed that straight, latches onto that quick and places it to the right of Sidebottom at mid-off, it's in the air but even Van Der Saar would have struggled to get that

58.6

Broad to Taylor, 2 runs, short of a length and cramping him for room, he tries to work it away but a thick edge nearly bobs up to the leg side, falls in no-man's land and they get a couple

New Zealand 223/4   SCJ Broad 16-3-49-0

60.1

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, edged but falls short of the slip, plays that with soft hands, full and moving away, Taylor drives but checks his shot in the last moment, doesn't carry

60.2

Broad to Oram, no run, short one this time, on the toes and dropped down, on his toes

60.3

Broad to Oram, no run, 83.1mph, that's dangerous, Oram backs away to cut that through point but the under-edge nearly goes onto rattle the stumps, that was a poor shot, he's backing away because he's expecting the short one, that was perilously close

60.4

Broad to Oram, no run, short again, pitching on middle and angling in, Oram deals with that OK, ducking and weaving, keeping his eyes on the ball

60.5

Broad to Oram, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on and they take off

60.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, short one, outside off, tapped towards gully

New Zealand 229/4   SCJ Broad 17-3-51-0

62.1

Broad to Oram, 2 runs, that's loose, wide of the stumps and a lazy waft away from the body, goes through to deep point but that was a loose stroke, again he appears to be backing away expecting the short one

62.2

Broad to Oram, no run, standing on the back foot and pushing watchfully to mid-off, again he seems to be expecting the bouncer and reacting accordingly

62.3

Broad to Oram, no run, 84.5mph, good length and outside off, Oram gets his back foot across and his front foot way out of leg stump, almost as if he's in the final overs of a one-dayer, lets that go but he's not in control here

62.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, clears the front foot again, base-ball style, this is a short one and he goes for the pull, top-edge flies to the keeper but he's dropped that, tough one for Ambrose and he can only jump up and get a glove to it, the edge wasn't obvious but Darrell Hair gives a run and not a bye, so it must go down as a chance

62.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, that's another good one, beats Taylor outside off with a good-length ball that moves away, not much feet movement there

62.6

Broad to Taylor, 1 leg bye, on the pads and tries to work it away, off the pads

New Zealand 236/4   SCJ Broad 18-3-54-0

64.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, short of a length, Taylor drops his hands and lets it go

64.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, full and outside off, shoulders arms

64.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, full one on off, comes down late on it but pushed back to the bowler

64.4

Broad to Taylor, OUT, Direct hit! Bowls it full and slower, he glides it gently towards Cook at backward point and sets off for a risky run, Oram is struggling to make his ground and finds himself just a couple of inches short of the crease, the third umpire takes a look and Oram has to go

JDP Oram run out 38 (107m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

64.5

Broad to Vettori, no run, short one to start with, too far down leg, though

64.6

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, OUT, disaster this time, Vettori tucks it towards square leg and they go for two, he's quick enough to get back but doesn't ground his bat, he's not even watching the ball as Monty's throw comes in, he tries to run into the crease but his front foot is in the air as Ambrose takes off the bails, it's just a few inches over but he has to go. What reckless running this. New Zealand are throwing this away.

DL Vettori run out 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 250/6   SCJ Broad 19-3-55-0

66.1

Broad to Mills, no run, defended off the front foot, that hit the bat but did it strikes the pad first? Big appeal but Hair says no, in fact that did hit the pad first and was very close but it was too close to call at full speed

66.2

Broad to Mills, 1 run, pushed to extra cover off the back foot

66.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, bowls that from wide of the crease, short one, drops it close to his body

66.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, full one this time, not much swing this morning, crunched to mid-on

66.5

Broad to Taylor, no run, slower ball this time, he waits for it and taps it with soft hands

66.6

Broad to Taylor, FOUR, cracked through the covers for four, Taylor is going about his business while all the mayhem takes place at the other end, fluent push for four, he's closing in on a memorable hundred here

New Zealand 257/6   SCJ Broad 20-3-60-0
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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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