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

28.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, what a start, nearly has him first up, starts from outside off and jags back, Vaughan lets it go but that could have easily knocked it back, he probably left it on height but that was close

28.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, short of a length, patted towards the off side

28.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, crisp push to short extra cover, not that well timed, good stop by the fielder

28.4

Oram to Vaughan, 1 run, 76.9mph, straighter this time, worked away off his hips for a quick one

28.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, firm back-foot defence, stands up tall and blocks

28.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, short of a length, it's straight but Strauss can afford to let that go

England 72/1   JDP Oram 1-0-1-0

30.1

Oram to Strauss, no run, 80.9mph, full and pushed to mid-on

30.2

Oram to Strauss, no run, tapped hard on the pitch, bounces towards the bowler, Oram keeping it full here

30.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, walks down the ground here, Hayden-like walk, it's outside off and he can afford to leave it but that's some intent, this Test is going into tranquiliser mode at this rate

30.4

Oram to Strauss, no run, pushed back to the bowler, normalcy is restored, zzzzzz

30.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, short of a length, lets it go

30.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, change of angle, but no change in the result, left alone outside off, surprise surprise

England 76/1   JDP Oram 2-1-1-0

32.1

Oram to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, driven to mid-on, can't find the gap

32.2

Oram to Strauss, no run, huge appeal and that was close, kept a bit low, he tries to pull but can't gauge the low bounce, struck outside the line so Hair was right with his decision

32.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, patted back down the ground off the back foot, this is soon turning into a net session, batsmen tapping, leaving, driving ...

32.4

Oram to Strauss, 1 run, one there, turned away for a quick single

32.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, 79.6mph, beaten there, well outside off and it's good length, moves a shade away, Vaughan pushes but is beaten

32.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside off, now is that a miraculous result or what?

England 81/1   JDP Oram 3-1-2-0

34.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, outside off, doesn't need to play at that, keeping it tight here, appears to be the clear plan

34.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, tapped with soft hands towards point

34.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, 78.2mph, straight and good length, defended solidly

34.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, almost, gets a bit of bounce outside off, Vaughan goes for the cut but is beaten there, Oram getting some good bounce here

34.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, left alone

34.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, pats to the off side, another maiden

England 85/1   JDP Oram 4-2-2-0

36.1

Oram to Strauss, no run, wide of the left-hander's off stump who leaves it alone

36.2

Oram to Strauss, 1 run, poor line, Strauss whips him to fine leg. But straight to the fielder

36.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, well bowled Mr Oram, a little nibbler which wobbles off the seam and beats Vaughan's push outside off

36.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, bottlestops and fishing rods! That was mighty close. A fine delivery cutting back into Vaughan who left it on length alone, and it was mere inches from dislodging his off bail. Good judgement? Well, why not...but marginal

36.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan's tentatively forward here, defending

36.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, wide, left alone

England 91/1   JDP Oram 5-2-3-0

38.1

Oram to Strauss, no run, flicked to leg

38.2

Oram to Strauss, no run, wide of the crease, angling into the left hander who blocks it out

38.3

Oram to Strauss, 1 run, again angling into his pads, flicked off his hip

38.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, Wide of the off stump, left alone

38.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, defended on the front foot out to cover

38.6

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

England 93/1   JDP Oram 6-2-4-0

40.1

Oram to Strauss, 4 leg byes, sliding down leg, gentle tickle to fine leg for four, too easy for Strauss

40.2

Oram to Strauss, no run, punched off the back foot, towards mid-on

40.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, outside off, doesn't need to play at that one, shoulders arms, watchfully done

40.4

Oram to Strauss, no run, straighter, good-length ball, stands tall and punches back

40.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, over the wicket now, huge appeal this time, full and strikes him on the pad, Hair not interested, simply because it pitched marginally outside leg, that might have gone on to rattle leg, good probing line that, he's better off over the wicket

40.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, another fine ball, homing in outside off, Strauss pushes but is beaten there, maybe he fooled me a bit and played inside the line

England 108/1   JDP Oram 7-3-4-0

42.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, mean and accurate, shoulders arms outside off

42.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, and one more, outside off and leaves it unharmed

42.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, punched off the back foot to cover

42.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, driven crisply towards mid-on. Vaughan has scored 1 in the last 40 minutes. Rock solid, I say

42.5

Oram to Vaughan, 1 run, that's the trick, pushed to cover and doubles his last 40 minutes score

42.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, full and outside off, defended to cover and "Wait" is the call

England 110/1   JDP Oram 8-3-5-0
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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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