New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v New Zealand at Manchester, May 23-26, 2008
England won by 6 wickets
23,24,25,26 May 2008 (5-day match)
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3.1

Mills to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, he throws his bat at it and gets a top-edge over slips for four, that's raced away

England 9/0   AN Cook 5* (7b 1x4)   KD Mills 1.1-0-7-0
3.4

Mills to Cook, FOUR, cut away hard off the back foot, too much width and he's waiting there, past point, through the fast outfield for four

England 13/0   AN Cook 9* (10b 2x4)   KD Mills 1.4-0-11-0
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

England 18/0   AN Cook 13* (14b 3x4)   CS Martin 2.3-0-7-0
5.5

Mills to Strauss, FOUR, short that time, bit of width and Strauss throws his bat, in the air and Jeetan Patel puts in a fine effort, diving full length to his right, but it just eludes his grasp and runs away for four

England 26/0   AJ Strauss 11* (20b 1x4)   KD Mills 2.5-0-15-0
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

England 38/1   MP Vaughan 4* (12b 1x4)   CS Martin 6.5-2-18-0
13.6

O'Brien to Strauss, FOUR, too far down leg, turned away fine for four, help-yourself for Strauss

England 42/1   AJ Strauss 17* (46b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 4-2-8-1
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

England 57/1   AJ Strauss 28* (71b 3x4)   CS Martin 7.4-2-23-0
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

England 66/1   MP Vaughan 13* (47b 2x4)   CS Martin 9.1-3-28-0
35.2

Vettori to Strauss, FOUR, ooh hello, Strauss is down the pitch and clubs it - almost off the toe of the bat - through midwicket for four

England 89/1   AJ Strauss 45* (112b 4x4)   DL Vettori 9.2-1-26-0
39.2

O'Brien to Strauss, FOUR, down the leg side and he swings this around the corner and that's his fifty

England 97/1   AJ Strauss 53* (125b 5x4)   IE O'Brien 9.2-4-17-1
43.6

O'Brien to Pietersen, FOUR, on the pads, too far down, helped along for a four to fine leg, help yourself stuff, too easy for England's "premier" batsman

England 115/2   KP Pietersen 4* (1b 1x4)   IE O'Brien 12-4-30-2
45.4

O'Brien to Vaughan, FOUR, another edge but he manages a four, short of a length, moving away off the seam, poked but that's gone past the slips for four, no third man and that's racing

England 120/2   MP Vaughan 29* (108b 3x4)   IE O'Brien 12.4-4-34-2
51.6

Mills to Pietersen, FOUR, on the middle stump, and fuller in length. Pietersen flicks it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

England 138/2   KP Pietersen 19* (24b 2x4)   KD Mills 4-0-25-0
56.1

Vettori to Sidebottom, FOUR, flat one, drifting away, thick edge but that's along the ground, past slips for four, trickles away

England 145/3   RJ Sidebottom 4* (6b 1x4)   DL Vettori 17.1-3-38-1
73.4

O'Brien to Broad, FOUR, round the wicket again, drifting down leg, tucked neatly towards fine leg for four, help yourself stuff that, rare error in line from the bowler

England 171/7   SCJ Broad 5* (11b 1x4)   IE O'Brien 22.4-9-45-3
73.6

O'Brien to Broad, FOUR, good-length ball, bit too much width, crisply square driven for four, on the front foot and punching hard, he's showing some positive intent here (something which couldn't be said of the earlier batsmen)

England 175/7   SCJ Broad 9* (13b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 23-9-49-3
81.4

Mills to Broad, FOUR, crashed hard past extra cover for four, that's too full and he's on his knees and hammering that through the gap, Vettori gives chase but can't get there

England 193/9   SCJ Broad 25* (40b 3x4)   KD Mills 8.4-1-33-1
81.5

Mills to Broad, FOUR, this time on the back foot, on the up and he's laced that through exactly the same gap, Vettori gives up this time, cracking stuff from Broad

England 197/9   SCJ Broad 29* (41b 4x4)   KD Mills 8.5-1-37-1
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