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

35.2

Panesar to McCullum, SIX, That was straight out of the IPL, huge hit that, a slog sweep that has just got Panesar bemused, in the slot and pelted away ferociously, all the way over midwicket for six, the birds have been woken up

New Zealand 123/3   BB McCullum 11* (7b 1x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 7.2-1-39-0

42.5

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, what a response from Taylor, he's waited for the short one and pulled that over square leg for six, would you believe it, fighting fire with fire, that was a flat six and there was a sweet sound when he connected that

New Zealand 161/4   LRPL Taylor 43* (46b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 10.5-0-56-1

69.5

Panesar to Mills, SIX, what a crack! out of nowhere Mills brings out the slog sweep and smashes that way over midwicket for six, that had the wind behind it but there was some sweet timing there

New Zealand 269/6   KD Mills 14* (19b 1x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 17.5-1-83-1

85.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, He's taken him on, full and ripped way over the bowlers head, over the ropes for a six, that's a scorching shot, he's telegraphed his intentions here, that's his highest Test score

New Zealand 345/7   LRPL Taylor 125* (152b 16x4 2x6)   RJ Sidebottom 24.1-6-68-2

87.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, That's why he is on the off stump guard. He went down on his knee to swing a length delivery on the off stump to deep midwicket. Broad was just inside the ropes, jumped back and ended up palming it over the ropes. If he was at the edge, he would have caught it. David Lloyd drawls, "England has lost it"

New Zealand 368/7   LRPL Taylor 142* (162b 17x4 3x6)   RJ Sidebottom 25.3-6-80-2

88.5

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, top edged over fine leg. Twenty20 all over here for Taylor. it was another bouncer, he cleared his front foot, pulled it and it flew off the top edge

New Zealand 374/8   LRPL Taylor 148* (169b 17x4 4x6)   JM Anderson 19.5-0-118-3

89.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, SIX, wow! That's easy. He walked outside off stump, waited for the ball to arrive there before swinging it on a bent knee over deep midwicket. 150 up for Taylor

New Zealand 381/8   LRPL Taylor 154* (172b 17x4 5x6)   RJ Sidebottom 26.2-6-86-2
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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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