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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Sidebottom to Redmond, OUT, Now then. There you go, he's been trying to shape that one away from the right hander and just let that one go straight, poor, poor judgement from Redmond, that's what happens when all you're thinking off his leaving the ball, angles in and rattles the top of off, Sidebottom appeals for lbw but the furniture is disturbed there

AJ Redmond b Sidebottom 28 (99m 64b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

New Zealand 80/1   JM How 50* (80b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 8-4-13-1

Sidebottom to Marshall, OUT, Oh yes, he's got his man, angles in from way outside off, coming in and strikes Marshall in line, that's a huge appeal and Simon Taufel takes a bit of time and raises his finger, that was going on to hit middle and leg, he's foxed Marshall with his angles here and exploited the fact that the new batsman never really got his feet moving. Fine bowling.

JAH Marshall lbw b Sidebottom 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 86/2   JM How 56* (86b 6x4)   RJ Sidebottom 9-5-13-2

Anderson to How, OUT, that's a peach, Anderson has produced a most beautiful away-seamer, fantastic seam position, pitches on off, straightens a shade and kisses the edge of the bat, How pokes tentatively but has no answer to that one, Ambrose completes an easy catch and England are on top. That was the best ball of the day so far.

JM How c †Ambrose b Anderson 64 (134m 110b 7x4 0x6) SR: 58.18

New Zealand 102/3   LRPL Taylor 8* (15b)   JM Anderson 5.3-0-27-1

Panesar to McCullum, OUT, Got 'em, tossed up and he's nailed a big wicket, he has just been hammered for six but he keeps at the flight, McCullum tries to pelt that through the off side but only gets a thick edge. Paul Collingwood takes a sharp catch at first slip. That appeared to have deflected off the keeper's gloves there. Panesar is over the moon.

BB McCullum c Collingwood b Panesar 11 (14m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

New Zealand 123/4   LRPL Taylor 18* (25b 2x4)   MS Panesar 7.5-1-39-1

Anderson to Flynn, no run, he's missed that and there's blood on the pitch, he tries to pull a short one but that's too quick for him, struck full on on the face and that seems to have gone through the grill, he's taken off his helmet and is spewing blood on the ground

DR Flynn retired hurt 4 (22m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

New Zealand 136/4   LRPL Taylor 27* (40b 4x4)   JM Anderson 9.3-0-40-1

Broad to Taylor, OUT, Direct hit! Bowls it full and slower, he glides it gently towards Cook at backward point and sets off for a risky run, Oram is struggling to make his ground and finds himself just a couple of inches short of the crease, the third umpire takes a look and Oram has to go

JDP Oram run out 38 (107m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 249/5   LRPL Taylor 90* (110b 12x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 18.4-3-54-0

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, OUT, disaster this time, Vettori tucks it towards square leg and they go for two, he's quick enough to get back but doesn't ground his bat, he's not even watching the ball as Monty's throw comes in, he tries to run into the crease but his front foot is in the air as Ambrose takes off the bails, it's just a few inches over but he has to go. What reckless running this. New Zealand are throwing this away.

DL Vettori run out 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 250/6   LRPL Taylor 90* (110b 12x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 19-3-55-0

Anderson to Mills, OUT, got 'em, too close to cut and he's played on, 80mph and he's got his second wicket, Mills tries to get on his toes and cut but that's rattled the stumps, fine innings from Mills but he's disappointed with that shot

KD Mills b Anderson 57 (85m 78b 7x4 1x6) SR: 73.07

New Zealand 339/7   LRPL Taylor 119* (151b 16x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 17.5-0-101-2

Anderson to O'Brien, OUT, Bell takes a catch. He is angry with himself for dropping the previous one and flings the ball down to the ground after taking it. It was a bouncer, O'Brien couldn't get away from it, fended it off with an ungainly pull and it lobbed towards square leg and Bell ran few paces back from his position at short leg

IE O'Brien c Bell b Anderson 5 (18m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

New Zealand 368/8   LRPL Taylor 142* (165b 17x4 3x6)   JM Anderson 19.1-0-112-3

Anderson to Martin, OUT, And it's all over. Taylor stranded on a brutal 154. Anderson cleaned up Martin with a full and fast delivery, the bat was again inside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Another duck in martin's illustrious batting career. The crowd give a standing applause for Taylor. what a knock it has been. Yes, Flynn has not come out to bat and so New Zealand's innings has come to an end

CS Martin b Anderson 0 (11m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 381/9   LRPL Taylor 154* (176b 17x4 5x6)   JM Anderson 20.3-0-118-4
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