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

1.5

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

New Zealand 7/0   JM How 4* (7b 1x4)   JM Anderson 0.5-0-7-0

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   AJ Redmond 8* (15b 1x4)   JM Anderson 2-0-11-0

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

New Zealand 16/0   AJ Redmond 12* (17b 2x4)   JM Anderson 2.2-0-15-0

7.1

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

New Zealand 21/0   JM How 8* (18b 2x4)   JM Anderson 3.1-0-20-0

8.3

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, miles wide of the off stump and flayed over the slips, rather fortuitously. How admonishes himself with a swear word or two. Horrible shot, really, never in control

New Zealand 30/0   JM How 17* (25b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 4.3-3-7-0

11.6

Panesar to Redmond, FOUR, oh, shot! Quality biff from Redmond, smacking Panesar over his head for four - straight as a dye. Now then - New Zealand are in business here and the Manchester crowd know it. It's all very quiet in the stands, and even quieter in the middle...

New Zealand 48/0   AJ Redmond 20* (34b 3x4)   MS Panesar 2-0-10-0

12.2

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

New Zealand 52/0   JM How 31* (40b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 1.2-0-11-0

13.1

Panesar to How, FOUR, full and swept away with T20 fury, lofted in front of square and that's nearly six, one bounce four that, what a cracker, just How does he do it?

New Zealand 57/0   JM How 36* (43b 5x4)   MS Panesar 2.1-0-14-0

17.6

Panesar to Redmond, FOUR, fine shot that, he's decided to take him on here, down the track and punching hard past short extra cover for four, that's probably the shot of the morning

New Zealand 70/0   AJ Redmond 27* (47b 4x4)   MS Panesar 5-1-24-0

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

New Zealand 86/1   JM How 56* (85b 6x4)   SCJ Broad 7.5-1-24-0

31.3

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, wide outside off and How has had enough of this shouldering arms business, spanked through the covers and that's raced away, brings up the 100 and How

New Zealand 101/2   JM How 64* (106b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 11.3-5-23-2

34.3

Anderson to Taylor, FOUR, cracker this time, driven wonderfully past mid-off for four, just a punch but it's motoring along

New Zealand 109/3   LRPL Taylor 14* (22b 1x4)   JM Anderson 6.3-0-31-1

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

New Zealand 113/3   LRPL Taylor 18* (23b 2x4)   JM Anderson 6.4-0-35-1

35.1

Panesar to McCullum, FOUR, a bit too short, McCullum rocks back and eases that past point for four, he didn't need to strike that too hard but just controlled the steer for four

New Zealand 117/3   BB McCullum 5* (6b 1x4)   MS Panesar 7.1-1-33-0

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

New Zealand 127/4   LRPL Taylor 22* (27b 3x4)   JM Anderson 7.2-0-39-1

37.4

Panesar to Flynn, FOUR, slightly short, rocks back and late cuts that past gully for four, latches onto the poor length

New Zealand 131/4   DR Flynn 4* (5b 1x4)   MS Panesar 8.4-1-43-1

39.4

Panesar to Taylor, FOUR, too short and he's cashed in, on the back foot and slapping hard past backward point for four, a lot of power in that one

New Zealand 136/4   LRPL Taylor 27* (38b 4x4)   MS Panesar 9.4-1-47-1

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

New Zealand 140/4   JDP Oram 4* (2b 1x4)   JM Anderson 9.5-0-44-1

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

New Zealand 153/4   LRPL Taylor 36* (44b 5x4)   JM Anderson 10.1-0-48-1

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

New Zealand 167/4   LRPL Taylor 49* (50b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 11.3-0-62-1

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

New Zealand 171/4   LRPL Taylor 53* (52b 7x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 11.5-0-66-1

45.2

Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR, he's broken the shackles, it's on middle and angling into leg, too full and he's spanked that through midwicket for four, that was too easy for Oram

New Zealand 175/4   JDP Oram 9* (16b 2x4)   RJ Sidebottom 14.2-6-32-2

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   LRPL Taylor 65* (74b 8x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 13-3-35-0

53.3

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, tossed up outside off and that's creamed through cover, he's drilled that through cover for four

New Zealand 195/4   JDP Oram 17* (44b 3x4)   MS Panesar 12.3-1-55-1

53.4

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, and an encore, similar ball and he gets further forward to clatter that through extra-cover, they're trying to get him to drive uppishly but that's all along the ground

New Zealand 199/4   JDP Oram 21* (45b 4x4)   MS Panesar 12.4-1-59-1

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

New Zealand 210/4   LRPL Taylor 71* (78b 9x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 14.2-3-41-0

57.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, FOUR, crackling, walks into a full one and pierces the gap between mid-off and extra cover, racing away, the machine is getting oiled here

New Zealand 215/4   LRPL Taylor 76* (86b 10x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 17.4-6-38-2

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

New Zealand 221/4   LRPL Taylor 80* (91b 11x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 15.5-3-47-0

63.2

Panesar to Taylor, FOUR, tossed up and Taylor goes for that, tries to loft it over mid-on but can only manage a thick inside edge to midwicket, he gets a four but wasn't in control over that, the 100-run stand comes up

New Zealand 240/4   LRPL Taylor 89* (103b 12x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 14.2-1-69-1

63.6

Panesar to Oram, FOUR, Oram loses his cool but it's dropped, tossed up on middle and off, Oram down the ground and tries to loft it over mid-on, he isn't to the pitch of it and one hand comes off the handle as he plays that, Anderson tries to come around but he never judged that, was too far away from it and even the dive doesn't help, trickles away for four, that should have been taken

New Zealand 249/4   JDP Oram 38* (76b 5x4)   MS Panesar 15-1-74-1

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   LRPL Taylor 95* (119b 13x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 20-3-60-0

68.4

Sidebottom to Mills, FOUR, that's edgy, bouncer this time, fends awkwardly and the outside edge flies past the slip cordon for four

New Zealand 262/6   KD Mills 7* (13b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 19.4-6-47-2

70.6

Sidebottom to Mills, FOUR, pushed to mid-off and what a push, finds the gap and races away, all the way for four, that appeared like an innocuous punch

New Zealand 274/6   KD Mills 19* (26b 2x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 21-6-52-2

72.4

Sidebottom to Mills, FOUR, short again and he's thrown his bat at it, that's angling away from the right-hander, pulled away and the top edge flies over the keeper for four, Mills is motoring here but it's been with the help of some luck

New Zealand 280/6   KD Mills 23* (30b 3x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 21.4-6-57-2

73.4

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, throws that up but Mills has lofted that clean, gets to the pitch of the ball and whistles that over mid-off for four

New Zealand 285/6   KD Mills 28* (36b 4x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 19.4-1-89-1

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

New Zealand 290/6   KD Mills 33* (40b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 12.3-0-70-1

75.5

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, swept away to backwards square leg for another four, he's playing some confident shots here

New Zealand 297/6   KD Mills 37* (45b 6x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 20.5-1-97-1

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   LRPL Taylor 105* (132b 14x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 14-0-76-1

77.1

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, tossed up on the pads and Mills is cashing in, swept away effortlessly past Vaughan at short fine leg, that was done easily by Mills

New Zealand 307/6   KD Mills 42* (51b 7x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 21.1-1-101-1

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

New Zealand 313/6   LRPL Taylor 111* (136b 15x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 14.4-0-82-1

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

New Zealand 322/6   LRPL Taylor 115* (139b 16x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 15.4-0-90-1

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

New Zealand 357/7   LRPL Taylor 136* (159b 17x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 18.5-0-112-2
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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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