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

0.1

Martin to Strauss, no run, angled away from over the wicket to the left-hander, leaves that alone

0.2

Martin to Strauss, no run, on the pads and flicked away, fine stop from Jamie How at square leg, diving to his right and keeping them quiet, that was heading away to the fence

0.3

Martin to Strauss, no run, short of a length and shoulders arms

0.4

Martin to Strauss, no run, short of a length, outside off, leaves that alone

0.5

Martin to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone, no need to play that

0.6

Martin to Strauss, 1 run, tapped watchfully to cover and they take off, Strauss is away

England 1/0   CS Martin 1-0-1-0

2.1

Martin to Cook, no run, full and moving away form off to outside, not too much carry for Martin, the keeper takes it close to his ankles. Is this the same pitch where Flynn lost his tooth?

2.2

Martin to Cook, no run, short of a length and some good bounce there, pushed off his hips to the on side

2.3

Martin to Cook, no run, 85.1mph, takes that away from the let-hander but too wide there

2.4

Martin to Cook, no run, fuller this time, Cook pushes forward and drives back to the bowler

2.5

Martin to Cook, no run, starts on leg and moves away a shade, Cook tries to flick but the leading edge goes towards cover, he was foxed there

2.6

Martin to Cook, 1 run, similar ball, this time straighter, Cook adjusts his shot at the last moment and takes off for a quick run to mid-off

England 5/0   CS Martin 2-0-2-0

4.1

Martin to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads again, the wind may have something to do with this, turned away behind square for a single

4.2

Martin to Cook, no run, probing on middle and leg, pushed back down the ground

4.3

Martin to Cook, FOUR, fine ball, gets the edge but concedes four, short of a length and that's squirted past slip for four, thick edge and he was squared up there

4.4

Martin to Cook, 1 bye, too far down the leg side, away from the left-hander, McCullum dives full length but can't get his hands around it

4.5

Martin to Strauss, 3 runs, too full and Strauss just needs to shuffle across and push through midwicket for a couple, not much movement in the air, quite a bit off the pitch

4.6

Martin to Cook, no run, defended to the on side

England 22/0   CS Martin 3-0-10-0

6.1

Martin to Cook, 2 runs, played off his hips towards midwicket, the line needs rectifying here

6.2

Martin to Cook, no run, pushed back to the bowler, fuller that time, Cook offers the marker's name

6.3

Martin to Cook, no run, short of a length, he's bowling from round the wicket but no major angle in, left alone

6.4

Martin to Cook, no run, full and outside off, let's it go

6.5

Martin to Cook, 1 run, patted watchfully to the off side, more good fielding, they've done well so far, some good running and athletic fielding

6.6

Martin to Strauss, no run, no need to play that one outside off

England 29/0   CS Martin 4-0-13-0

8.1

Martin to Strauss, no run, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler, they think of a single but decide against it

8.2

Martin to Strauss, no run, punched to the off side, that's a better line, making him play now

8.3

Martin to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, angling in, strikes him on the pads and they go up in appeal but that was sliding down, the keeper was well down leg by the end of it, a bit too high too

8.4

Martin to Strauss, no run, not having anything to do with that, too wide outside off and not angling in

8.5

Martin to Strauss, no run, 88.6mph,/i>, speedy and peachy, pitches outside off and holds its line, Strauss is beaten there, he can try and make people think he played inside the line but he was clearly done in

8.6

Martin to Strauss, no run, tapped to the leg side

England 33/0   CS Martin 5-1-13-0

10.1

Martin to Strauss, no run, patted to backward point

10.2

Martin to Strauss, no run, full and outside off, holding its line, drives but is beaten, good control from Martin

10.3

Martin to Strauss, no run, and again, full again, Strauss drives and can't take into account the line, could have easily kissed the edge

10.4

Martin to Strauss, no run, sliding down the leg side, can't reach that

10.5

Martin to Strauss, no run, full and outside off, pushed to mid-on

10.6

Martin to Strauss, no run, 89mph, tapped back to the bowler, another maiden, they're hitting the right areas now, or that's what they will say in the post-match press conference (without anyone understanding what they mean)

England 33/1   CS Martin 6-2-13-0

12.1

Martin to Strauss, no run, full length delivery on the off stump, Strauss shapes to drive it but gets an inside edge onto his pads

12.2

Martin to Strauss, 1 run, short delivery on the leg stump, Strauss turns it away to fine leg for a single

12.3

Martin to Vaughan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vaughan defends on the frontfoot back onto the pitch

12.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, late swing in by Martin as Vaughan comes onto the frontfoot and smothers the swing

12.5

Martin to Vaughan, FOUR, what a beauty, on the front foot and laced away through the covers, that's classical, eases it to the fence

12.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, lets that one go, too far outside off

England 38/1   CS Martin 7-2-18-0

22.1

Martin to Vaughan, no run, three slips in place, over the wicket and trying to catch the edge, bit too wide and that's left alone

22.2

Martin to Vaughan, 1 run, tapped towards the off side and takes off, hurry through for a single, Jeetan gets a direct hit but they've made it

22.3

Martin to Strauss, no run, 87.6mph, short of a length, good bounce to the keeper, but doesn't make the batsman play

22.4

Martin to Strauss, FOUR, too full, too straight and driven sweetly to midwicket for a four, fine timing there and none of the fielders had a chance

22.5

Martin to Strauss, no run, driven to mid-on, too full again

22.6

Martin to Strauss, 1 run, and this time too straight again, tucked away neatly behind square

England 58/1   CS Martin 8-2-24-0

24.1

Martin to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, not coming in, though, lets it go

24.2

Martin to Strauss, 1 leg bye, too straight this time, it's either been too wide or too straight, tucked away to the leg side

24.3

Martin to Vaughan, no run, 86.1mph, that's the in-between length, bit wide but the length was good, needs to be just a wee bit closer to the batsman

24.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, pushed firmly to the off side, straight to the fielder

24.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, no need to play that, more shouldering of arms

24.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, punched to cover but can't beat the field

England 60/1   CS Martin 9-3-24-0

26.1

Martin to Vaughan, FOUR, on the pads and he's done that sweetly, crisply crunched through midwicket, everything in place there, too easy for Vaughan

26.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, short of a length, leaves that alone, the line needs to be addressed here, too wide outside off or too straight

26.3

Martin to Vaughan, (no ball) 1 run, struck sweetly on the back foot, he's over-stepped there, Vaughan is really timing them well, mis-field at point and they hurry through

26.3

Martin to Strauss, no run, pushed back down the ground, efficiently done

26.4

Martin to Strauss, 1 run, full and straight, turned away to midwicket

26.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, neat drive off the front foot, straight to cover

26.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, lets it go to the keeper

England 69/1   CS Martin 10-3-31-0
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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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Photos

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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