New Zealand tour of England and Scotland, 2008 / Commentary

NatWest Series [New Zealand in England] - 5th ODI

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 51 runs

10.40am We are just about ready for the off...it's all very exciting. Ryan Sidebottom to open up

10.20am Kevin Pietersen has won his first toss and England will field. Alastair Cook replaces Paul Collingwood, which means a juggle in the batting order with Luke Wright likely to shift down the order. Wright and Bopara will also have to bowl more to fill in Collingwood's overs.

New Zealand are unchanged after Grant Elliott and Kyle Mills passed their late fitness tests.

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Ian Bell, 3 Kevin Pietersen (capt), Ravi Bopara, 5 Owais Shah, 6 Luke Wright, 7 Tim Ambrose (wk), 8 Graeme Swann, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Ryan Sidebottom, 11 James Anderson

New Zealand 1 Jamie How, 2 Brendon McCullum (wk), 3 Ross Taylor, 4 Scott Styris, 5 Daniel Flynn, 6 Jacob Oram, 7 Grant Elliott, 8 Daniel Vettori (capt), 9 Kyle Mills, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Mark Gillespie

10.10am Good morning and welcome to coverage of the final one-day international between England and New Zealand from Lord's. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will be joined today by Jamie Alter and Martin Williamson. It's the visitors who hold the advantage following their thrilling one-wicket victory at The Oval, a match that everything.

Of course, the major talking point in the last few days has been that collision between Grant Elliott and Ryan Sidebottom, then Paul Collingwood's subsequent decision not to recall Elliott. To cap a tough day for Collingwood, he was then banned for four one-day matches for a slow over-rate, meaning Kevin Pietersen will captain England for the first time today. What sort of leader will he make? It will be fascinating to find out.

New Zealand have the chance to finish their tour with a trophy, which would be a notable achievement given the state they were in following the Twenty20 and first ODI. Daniel Vettori has gelled his team together and they have backed him up with some fine performances, especially from Elliott, Kyle Mills and Tim Southee.

Our man at Lord's is once again Will Luke and he as some early weather news. "A blustery day here and absolutely heaving. A hundred or so were here at 9am (a good effort by the fans) to watch England practice on the nursery ground, while New Zealand warm-up with their far-too-energetic fielding session. All is set fair." So it all sounds set for a great day.

We will have team and toss news shortly, please stay with us.

0.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, tucked off the hip to the gap at square leg

0.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, good line outside off, nice carry through to Tim Ambrose

How much tension remains from the events of the other day?

0.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, takes a stride towards the bowler, tries to work into the leg side but is taken on the thigh pad

0.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, outside off, good judgement from McCullum as he lets it go

0.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, good shape from Sidebottom, swings back into McCullum who is taken high on the pads...strangled appeal from Sidebottom

0.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side, McCullum steps across the stumps but the ball was still wide of leg stump

0.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, good finish to the over, McCullum gets a thick inside edge into his pads and down into the off side

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
BB McCullum    0* (5b)      RJ Sidebottom    1-0-2-0
JM How    1* (1b)     

James Anderson will share the new ball

1.1

Anderson to How, no run, excellent start outside off stump, hint of movement off the seam as How is beaten

1.2

Anderson to How, 1 run, clipped off the pads through square leg, long leg is very square and keeps them to a single

1.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, touch wider outside off, McCullum nearly chases it

1.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, testing line from Anderson, McCullum leaves this one alone...a late decision

1.5

Anderson to McCullum, no run, clipped firmly to short midwicket...Anderson setting a good tone early on

1.6

Anderson to McCullum, no run, well bowled, fuller outside off and draws McCullum into a drive...the ball scoots past the outside edge.

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
BB McCullum    0* (9b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0
JM How    2* (3b)      RJ Sidebottom    1-0-2-0

Two slips in for Sidebottom

2.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across outside off stump, How not interested in chasing

2.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, hint of swing back from outside off, another leave from How

2.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, back of a length on off stump, all defence from How, nothing on offer to hit

2.4

Sidebottom to How, 1 leg bye, comes down the pitch and across his stumps, worked square on the leg side, more intent from How that time

2.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, 4 leg byes, first boundary of the day, albeit leg byes, as Sidebottom drifts onto leg stump and it flies off McCullum's thigh pad down to fine leg...fielder was inside the circle so he had no chance

2.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, nearly a breakthrough, McCullum flips this in the air on the leg side but there's no midwicket in place and it falls safely

End of over 3 (6 runs) New Zealand 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
BB McCullum    1* (11b)      RJ Sidebottom    2-0-3-0
JM How    2* (7b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0

3.1

Anderson to McCullum, 2 runs, pushes forward with hard hands, a thick outside edges flies wide of the slips down to third man...Sidebottom is very square and has to slide to prevent a boundary

3.2

Anderson to McCullum, 1 wide, inswinger from Anderson goes awry down the leg side, big movement in the air but an easy wide

3.2

Anderson to McCullum, no run, better line from Anderson, full on off stump, more inswing to McCullum and half an appeal as it takes pad first...91mph as well, good pace

3.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, this one holds its line outside off, McCullum plays inside the line

3.4

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, squared up on off stump, late movement but the edge from McCullum flies down to third man

3.5

Anderson to How, 2 runs, another outside edge, this time How turned chest on by the late movement and third man again in action

3.6

Anderson to How, 1 wide, loses his line down the leg side again, went for another inswinger and it started too straight

3.6

Anderson to How, no run, corrects himself and goes outside off this time, How lets it go through to Ambrose

End of over 4 (7 runs) New Zealand 16/0 (RR: 4.00)
JM How    4* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0
BB McCullum    4* (15b)      RJ Sidebottom    2-0-3-0

4.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, keeps McCullum in the crease as he defends firmly into the off side

4.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, well bowled, late movement into McCullum who is taken on the pad...big appeal from Sidebottom but Nigel Llong quickly turns it down

4.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, nips back again off the seam, McCullum uncomfortable with the extra pace from the surface

4.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, super stuff from Sidebottom, makes this one go across McCullum who is beaten on the outside edge as he pushes forward

4.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, outside off stump, McCullum goes right across his crease and nudges into the leg side wide of mid-on

4.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, hint of width, but How misses out as he goes for a square cut, gets a bottom end back towards the slips

End of over 5 (1 run) New Zealand 17/0 (RR: 3.40)
JM How    4* (10b)      RJ Sidebottom    3-0-4-0
BB McCullum    5* (20b)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0

5.1

Anderson to McCullum, no run, not offering McCullum any width, defended into the leg side

5.2

Anderson to McCullum, no run, first bouncer of the day, good line over off stump and McCullum ducks

5.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, back of a length, defended firmly back towards Anderson

5.4

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, punched wide of mid-off, but again no real timing from McCullum

5.5

Anderson to How, 1 wide, goes down the leg side again, Anderson has mixed the good with the not-so-good today (what's new some might say)

5.5

Anderson to How, no run, on off stump, How comes forward with bat and pad together

5.6

Anderson to How, 1 run, dropped a huge top edge from How and it loops high behind the batsman, Tim Ambrose back-tracks and eventually gets in position underneath it but drops a clanger...oh dear, not what Kevin Pietersen wanted. Ambrose didn't look confident to start, then seemed to have it under control, however finished having a nightmare

"Oh dear. There are eleven double-teapots out there," says Will. "Ambrose looked to have it perfectly safely nestled in his gloves - quite how that slipped out, I don't know, and the normally polite Lord's crowd let him know what they thought..."

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 20/0 (RR: 3.33)
JM How    5* (12b)      JM Anderson    3-0-11-0
BB McCullum    6* (24b)      RJ Sidebottom    3-0-4-0

6.1

Sidebottom to How, 2 runs, flicked sweetly through square, long leg is quite square so prevents the boundary

6.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off and left alone

England's body language not great after that drop

6.3

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, punched firmly off the front foot up to mid-off, well-taken quick single

6.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, nicely bowled, full outside off stump and McCullum goes chasing without really getting to the pitch of the ball

6.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, ooh, that looks close as McCullum goes across his stumps again and is taken on the pads...Sidebottom joins the appeal late, replays show it pitched outside leg

6.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, good line on off stump, defended with a hop and a skip into the covers

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 23/0 (RR: 3.28)
BB McCullum    6* (27b)      RJ Sidebottom    4-0-7-0
JM How    8* (15b)      JM Anderson    3-0-11-0

7.1

Anderson to How, no run, on off stump, defended at the top of the bounce down to mid-on

7.2

Anderson to How, no run, beaten outside off stump, that was a bit wide to be pushing at

7.3

Anderson to How, 2 runs, nice shot, a punchy drive down the ground and mid-off (Pietersen) dives over the ball somewhat

"Lazy fielding from the captain. Perhaps he was smoking a cigar...," says Will.

7.4

Anderson to How, 1 run, turned off the stumps, just to the right of mid-on and another stolen single...England give away a lot of singles to mid-off and mid-on inside the circle

7.5

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, tucked off the hips down to long leg

7.6

Anderson to How, no run, good line outside off stump, 91mph as well, defended into the covers

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 27/0 (RR: 3.37)
JM How    11* (20b)      JM Anderson    4-0-15-0
BB McCullum    7* (28b)      RJ Sidebottom    4-0-7-0

8.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, once again McCullum moving across the crease, works out through square leg

8.2

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, clipped from outside off stump, through the gap at square leg again

8.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, angled into McCullum on leg stump, dropped down by his feet

8.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, this one goes across the body outside off stump, McCullum not tempted into chasing anything wide yet

8.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, defended firmly square on the off side, can't find the gap

8.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, beaten outside off stump, pushing away from his body and Ambrose takes well low down by first slip

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand 29/0 (RR: 3.22)
BB McCullum    8* (33b)      RJ Sidebottom    5-0-9-0
JM How    12* (21b)      JM Anderson    4-0-15-0

First bowling change of the day, Stuart Broad replaces James Anderson and has two slips

9.1

Broad to How, FOUR, hint of width, slashed away hard over the slips and to fine for third man...that's the first boundary off the bat today

9.2

Broad to How, no run, straighter this time, flicked firmly out to midwicket

9.3

Broad to How, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

9.4

Broad to How, SIX, almost another opportunity for England, a top edge flies towards deep square-leg and Anderson peddles back from long long, but he is very close to the boundary rope and parries the ball over for six...his momentum would have taken him over even if he had held on

9.5

Broad to How, OUT, gone this time, a thick outside as How drives and Bopara takes the catch at backward point but, oh boy, that went in with a juggle as well...a heart-stopping moment for Bopara but all ended well for him and England

JM How c Bopara b Broad 22 (42m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 84.61

"Clever bowling from Broad, following up a bumper with a fuller delivery," says Will. "Ambrose is finally allowed a smile." Will is a fan of Stuart Broad, in case anyone hadn't noticed

9.6

Broad to Taylor, no run, welcomes Taylor with a bouncer outside off stump, evades with with a duck and a sway

End of over 10 (10 runs) New Zealand 39/1 (RR: 3.90)
LRPL Taylor    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-1
BB McCullum    8* (33b)      RJ Sidebottom    5-0-9-0

The second Powerplay has been taken

10.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, worked between midwicket and mid-on again by McCullum

10.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, on middle and off, Taylor defends in his slightly chest-on style...back towards Sidebottom

10.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, turned off the stumps out to midwicket

10.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, good line on middle, defended down to the off side and Sidebottom hops across in his follow through

10.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, steps across in front of off stump, nudges wide of Owais Shah of mid-on for a sharp single

10.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, FOUR, rides some extra bounce, turns it down through short fine-leg who can't stop it with a dive

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
BB McCullum    13* (35b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    6-0-15-0
LRPL Taylor    1* (5b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-1

11.1

Broad to Taylor, no run, well bowled, takes the outside edge from off stump and flies along the ground square on the off side

11.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 wide, touch wider outside off stump, left alone and too wide for the umpire

11.2

Broad to Taylor, no run, tightens his line up, Taylor works out towards midwicket

Taylor played too fairly average shots during the Test match on this ground in May

11.3

Broad to Taylor, no run, forced off the back foot into the covers...he has time to play himself in here

11.4

Broad to Taylor, no run, defended with soft hands into the off side

11.5

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, cut away hard past gully, it's always a quick outfield at Lord's but Sidebottom makes good ground at third man and keeps them to a single

11.6

Broad to McCullum, no run, outside off and McCullum leaves alone...this has been a different type of innings from McCullum so far

End of over 12 (2 runs) New Zealand 47/1 (RR: 3.91)
BB McCullum    13* (36b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-12-1
LRPL Taylor    2* (10b)      RJ Sidebottom    6-0-15-0

Change of ends for James Anderson as he switches to replace Sidebottom...Pietersen doing plenty of arm-waving. Slip and a gully in

12.1

Anderson to Taylor, 1 leg bye, takes the pad, but sliding down the leg side and another extra collected towards square leg

12.2

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, forced through the leg side from off stump, still a hint of movement from Anderson, deep square-leg does the fielding

12.3

Anderson to Taylor, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-off, rotates the strike again...brings up New Zealand's fifty

Gully has moved to midwicket

12.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, short ball outside off stump, McCullum drops his hands and bends his knees

12.5

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, lucky for McCullum, trying to work it through the leg side and gets a thick outside through backward point/wide gully, down to third man...McCullum also loses his footing as he sets off for the run

12.6

Anderson to Taylor, no run, well bowled, sharp bouncer over off stump and Taylor has to jerk his head inside the line

End of over 13 (4 runs) New Zealand 51/1 (RR: 3.92)
LRPL Taylor    3* (13b)      JM Anderson    5-0-18-0
BB McCullum    15* (39b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-12-1

13.1

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, short and pulled away strongly in front of square, almost straight at the deep fielder

13.2

Broad to Taylor, 1 run, worked from off stump down to short fine-leg, Anderson has a shy but McCullum was well into his ground

13.3

Broad to McCullum, no run, beautifully bowled, 89mph, went wide on the crease and beats McCullum's outside edge as he comes right across his stumps...carried through shoulder-height to Ambrose

13.4

Broad to McCullum, no run, left alone outside off, more good stuff from Broad

13.5

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, opens the face down to third man

13.6

Broad to Taylor, OUT, gone! he deserved that, probing line outside off stump and a rather limp push from Taylor sends a regulation edge through to Ambrose

LRPL Taylor c †Ambrose b Broad 4 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Broad providing timely boosts for England

End of over 14 (3 runs) New Zealand 54/2 (RR: 3.85)
     SCJ Broad    3-0-15-2
BB McCullum    17* (43b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-18-0

Scott Styris the new batsman, but he's not on strike

14.1

Anderson to McCullum, no run, extra bounce from off stump, defended down square on the off side

14.2

Anderson to McCullum, no run, shapes back into McCullum, kept in defence on off stump and Anderson collects in his follow through

14.3

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, offers a hint of width, slashed very hard through gully and goes one bounce to third man...not far off carrying to the fielder

14.4

Anderson to Styris, no run, bit of a lame shot from Styris, a nothing poke outside off and he's lucky not to get the edge

14.5

Anderson to Styris, no run, good short ball, outside off and Styris arches his back to sway out of the linbe

14.6

Anderson to Styris, no run, excellent finish to the over, beats Styris outside off again

To take you through the next 15 overs or so it's over to Jamie Alter, who is hoping for a better match than the ODI he covered yesterday between Australia and West Indies

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 55/2 (RR: 3.66)
SB Styris    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    6-0-19-0
BB McCullum    18* (46b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-15-2

Thank you, Gnasher. Yes indeed, lets hope this match is better. I was off in my predition of yesterday's game.

15.1

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length, nipping back in and pinning him deep, tapped towards backward point and he sets off for a quick single

15.2

Broad to Styris, no run, fuller and wider and he leaves it be

15.3

Broad to Styris, no run, lands on a good length and Styris goes back, driving to cover

15.4

Broad to Styris, no run, short one now, sailing over Styris' left shoulder as he ducks low

15.5

Broad to Styris, 1 run, short of a length, he gets back and gently taps it wide of point

15.6

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, tucks him up with a well-directed ball but McCullum's at ease, shuffling and nudging off the hips to square leg for a single

End of over 16 (3 runs) New Zealand 58/2 (RR: 3.62)
BB McCullum    20* (48b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-18-2
SB Styris    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    6-0-19-0

16.1

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, gets across and nudges the ball to midwicket and whats this? McCullum's bat has clean broken in half as the ball struck it! I've never seen anything like that ... seriously, ball hit the middle of the bat and the blooming thing just snapped in half, and McCullum ran through for the single with nearly two pieces in his hand ... he has a laugh and calls for a new one ... they don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

16.2

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, moves back in, a touch too straight, and he works a single to leg

16.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, short of a length again, off and middle, gets back and taps it back

16.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, short one, well dug in, McCullum doesn't play at it and sort of tries to duck but ends up copping it on the arm

16.5

Anderson to McCullum, no run, better one still, short-pitched and heading into McCullum's shoulder, he gets up and again takes his higher, nearer the shoulder, Anderson working him up

16.6

Anderson to McCullum, 1 run, short again but too wide and he uppercuts on the bounce to third man

End of over 17 (3 runs) New Zealand 61/2 (RR: 3.58)
BB McCullum    22* (53b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-22-0
SB Styris    2* (8b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-18-2

17.1

Broad to McCullum, no run, they're targetting McCullum! Broad this time, dropping in very short and the ball climbs onto him, missing the pull by a fraction as the ball sails past his head, umpire signals one for the over

17.2

Broad to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length, this time he hops back and pushes to cover

17.3

Broad to Styris, no run, short of a length, outside off, and he leaves it be

17.4

Broad to Styris, no run, too straight, nips in and he on-drives to midwicket

17.5

Broad to Styris, no run, half-tracker, forcing Styris down onto his haunches

17.6

Broad to Styris, FOUR, good slow, getting to the pitch of a fuller one and driving past cover

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 66/2 (RR: 3.66)
SB Styris    6* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-23-2
BB McCullum    23* (55b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-22-0

18.1

Anderson to McCullum, 4 leg byes, wrong line, sliding down the pads and he escorts it to fine leg

18.2

Anderson to McCullum, 1 wide, wide this time, sliding down the pads and no bat on it

18.2

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, edged and taken this time, and thats a massive blow for New Zealand! Much better length from Anderson, forcing McCullum to poke at it and the outside-edge flies into Swann's lap at first slip, well bowled and held

BB McCullum c Swann b Anderson 23 (82m 57b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.35

Daniel Flynn is the new man in. Plenty of repair work to do, not for the first time in the series. New Zealand prefer chasing, so this will be interesting, to say the least. England on top, Anderson finally gets a wicket after having How dropped earlier by Ambrose.

18.3

Anderson to Flynn, no run, welcomes Flynn by bowling a short one outside leg

18.4

Anderson to Flynn, no run, terrific length, angling it across Flynn from leg stump and he leaves

Pietersen attacking, sticking in a second slip

18.5

Anderson to Flynn, 1 run, streaky way to get off the mark, uppercutting wide of a diving gully

18.6

Anderson to Styris, no run, short of a length, gets Stryis back and defending to cover

Thats a good over from Anderson

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 72/3 (RR: 3.78)
SB Styris    6* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-24-1
DR Flynn    1* (3b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-23-2

19.1

Broad to Flynn, no run, good length, nipping off the seam and Flynn shoulders arms

19.2

Broad to Flynn, no run, fraction shorter but still angling away and Flynn leaves it alone

19.3

Broad to Flynn, no run, he's working it across Flynn, marginally wider, and he leaves alone

19.4

Broad to Flynn, no run, here comes the expected fuller ball, but its outside leg stump, brushing Flynn's pads as he tries to flick handsomely, and the ball drops before Ambrose

19.5

Broad to Flynn, no run, change of pace, fuller outside off stump, dabbed to Pietersen at gully

19.6

Broad to Flynn, no run, better shot, a front-foot drive to one pitched up, but right to cover

End of over 20 (maiden) New Zealand 72/3 (RR: 3.60)
DR Flynn    1* (9b)      SCJ Broad    6-1-23-2
SB Styris    6* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-24-1

Change of pace, indeed - its going to be Luke Wright, with his slow-medium wibblage.

20.1

Wright to Styris, 1 run, too full first off and Styris drives to Sidebottom's left at mid-off

20.2

Wright to Flynn, 1 leg bye, good shout, ball pitching on about leg stump and went across, Flynn very late on the shot, ball hits him with the angle and to the naked eye it seemed ball would have hit about off stump, but umpire Nigel Llong doesn't think so

20.3

Wright to Styris, no run, short of a length outside off stump and he leaves it be

20.4

Wright to Styris, 1 run, full and wide, and crashed very hard out to deep extra cover

20.5

Wright to Flynn, no run, good ball, change of pace and it lands on a good length, holding its line after pitching and just skimming past Flynn'f forward defensive

20.6

Wright to Flynn, no run, and again! Nearly cuts him in half, this one on the stumps and seaming back in to get Flynn tucking up and playing inside the line .. how did that miss the edge?

Terrific start from Wright. I've not seen the replays on that appeal, but it looked out.

End of over 21 (3 runs) New Zealand 75/3 (RR: 3.57)
DR Flynn    1* (12b)      LJ Wright    1-0-2-0
SB Styris    8* (16b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    6-1-23-2

After the end of the Powerplays we have spin, in the form of Graeme Swann, over the stumps

21.1

Swann to Styris, no run, tossed up outside off, spins in and Styris works it to midwicket

21.2

Swann to Styris, 1 run, tossed up wider, he strides forward and nudges to point for one

Swann moves to around the stumps

21.3

Swann to Flynn, no run, flat on middle and off, good dip, Flynn defends solidly

21.4

Swann to Flynn, no run, spins down leg stump, worked straight to midwicket

21.5

Swann to Flynn, no run, teenie bit of air now, landing on off stump, driven to point

21.6

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, good ball, full and flat on middle and off, driven with an inside-edge

End of over 22 (2 runs) New Zealand 77/3 (RR: 3.50)
DR Flynn    2* (16b)      GP Swann    1-0-2-0
SB Styris    9* (18b 1x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-2-0

22.1

Wright to Flynn, 1 run, short of a length, he flicks it from outside off past midwicket

22.2

Wright to Styris, no run, gets him going back and defending to Pietersen at point

22.3

Wright to Styris, 1 run, shorter one, Styris gets tall and pushes one into the gap at cover

22.4

Wright to Flynn, 2 runs, pitches on leg and goes across, Flynn turns it past midwicket for two

22.5

Wright to Flynn, FOUR, cracking shot, Flynn throwing the kitchen sink at the short and wide delivery and going right over point, out to where Cook dives on the rope but can't prevent four

First real bad ball from Wright ...

22.6

Wright to Flynn, no run, short again, but cramping Flynn, who mistimes the flick back to Wright

End of over 23 (8 runs) New Zealand 85/3 (RR: 3.69)
DR Flynn    9* (20b 1x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-10-0
SB Styris    10* (20b 1x4)      GP Swann    1-0-2-0

23.1

Swann to Styris, 1 run, flat on off stump, Styris comes forward and drives to mid-on

23.2

Swann to Flynn, no run, well done, from around the stumps, drifting into middle and leg and taking the thick inside-edge back onto Flynn's pads

23.3

Swann to Flynn, no run, slower through the air, pitching on middle, worked to midwicket

23.4

Swann to Flynn, no run, flat outside off stump, drawing a loose defensive to backward point

23.5

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, comes forward and drives hard to extra cover for one

23.6

Swann to Styris, 1 run, flat on off stump, worked past midwicket, wants two but Broad is quick

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 88/3 (RR: 3.66)
SB Styris    12* (22b 1x4)      GP Swann    2-0-5-0
DR Flynn    10* (24b 1x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-10-0

24.1

Wright to Styris, no run, gentle one on middle and off, on-driven to the fielder running in

24.2

Wright to Styris, no run, shorter, he moves back and gently runs it to a sliding Bopara at point

24.3

Wright to Styris, 1 run, good shot, aerial though it may have been, as Styris gets back and drives off the back foot into the gap between cover and point

24.4

Wright to Flynn, no run, short but not short enough to be pulled, as Flynn finds out with a mistimed cramped shot, crunching the ball into the ground in front of midwicket

24.5

Wright to Flynn, 1 run, drops the soft hands over this one, fuller, and does a tip-and-run

24.6

Wright to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris pushes off the back foot to cover

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 90/3 (RR: 3.60)
SB Styris    13* (26b 1x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-12-0
DR Flynn    11* (26b 1x4)      GP Swann    2-0-5-0

We're at the halfway mark, and New Zealand are 90 for 3. Here's Swann, around the stumps.

25.1

Swann to Flynn, FOUR, sashays down, collects on the full, and goes over mid-on, who's inside

25.2

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, short and flat, he works across the line past a diving midwicket

25.3

Swann to Styris, 1 run, and another drop, this time Bopara letting one go at backward point, leaping up to try and catch a Styris slash in the air, its a sharp one but he only gets his right hand onto it, allowing a run as well

25.4

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, full and flat, he comes forward and squeezes a single

25.5

Swann to Styris, 1 run, full on middle and off, flicked across the line for one more

That chance to Bopara ... Styris advanced down and flayed the bat, and the fielder ran back, jumped up, but couldn't hold on. Tough, but perhaps misjudged.

25.6

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, short, spins back in and Flynn, backing away, cuts vert late

End of over 26 (9 runs) New Zealand 99/3 (RR: 3.80)
DR Flynn    18* (30b 2x4)      GP Swann    3-0-14-0
SB Styris    15* (28b 1x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-12-0

26.1

Wright to Flynn, no run, short of a length and he gets back to play it back to Wright

26.2

Wright to Flynn, 1 run, there's the 100, Flynn pulling a short ball behind square for one

26.3

Wright to Styris, 3 runs, slog this time, a real agricultural swat across the line as he steps aside, and very fortunate to escape with a genuine french cut down to fine leg, where some spiffing sliding from Shah saves one run

26.4

Wright to Flynn, no run, goes to drive a fuller one, too much bottom hand, mid-on runs in

26.5

Wright to Flynn, no run, good length that, and Flynn presents a full face to defend

26.6

Wright to Flynn, 2 runs, gets some room and cuts off the front foot past cover, hustling hard

End of over 27 (6 runs) New Zealand 105/3 (RR: 3.88)
DR Flynn    21* (35b 2x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-18-0
SB Styris    18* (29b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-14-0

27.1

Swann to Styris, 1 run, flat on off stump, gets forward and nudges past Bell at midwicket

27.2

Swann to Flynn, no run, speared into middle and leg from around the stumps, defended

27.3

Swann to Flynn, no run, some air this time, dipping and looping outside off stump, Flynn gets across and tries to sweep hard but misses out

27.4

Swann to Flynn, no run, flat on off stump and this time he defends, patiently

27.5

Swann to Flynn, 2 runs, dropped again! A tough chance by Bell at cover, as Flynn advances and drives hard in the air, Bell dives to his right and sticks out a hand but cannot hang on ... he's taken some blinders before, so thats got to disappoint Bell ... England are having a poor day in the field .. .where's Pietersen and his cigar?

27.6

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, flat again, he gets back and works the ball away, fielder throws and misses

End of over 28 (4 runs) New Zealand 109/3 (RR: 3.89)
DR Flynn    24* (40b 2x4)      GP Swann    4-0-18-0
SB Styris    19* (30b 1x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-18-0

28.1

Wright to Flynn, 1 run, well bowled, angling across, dropped at his feet and scampers

28.2

Wright to Styris, no run, good ball, shorter and moving away, he has a flirt and misses

28.3

Wright to Styris, 1 run, fuller, middle and off, flicked anxiously past Pietersen at midwicket

28.4

Wright to Flynn, no run, pitches outside leg stump, he's late on the shot, half-appeal from Wright

28.5

Wright to Flynn, 2 runs, shorter, going across, flicked across the line to deep midwicket

28.6

Wright to Flynn, 1 run, some room outside off and cut into the covers for a single

End of over 29 (5 runs) New Zealand 114/3 (RR: 3.93)
DR Flynn    28* (44b 2x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-23-0
SB Styris    20* (32b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-0-18-0

29.1

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, flat into leg stump, pushed gently to cover and sprints off

29.2

Swann to Styris, no run, tossed up outside off, it spins in and Styris cant time his nudge

29.3

Swann to Styris, 1 run, fuller and he shuffles across, driving uppishly to mid-on, who's deep

29.4

Swann to Flynn, no run, tossed up generously, Flynn waits and cuts, but Wright dives at gully

29.5

Swann to Flynn, no run, tossed up outside off and he goes sweeping, missing out

29.6

Swann to Flynn, 1 run, flatter now, and Flynn plays against the spin, flicking to midwicket

And with that, its over to Andrew McGlashan.

End of over 30 (3 runs) New Zealand 117/3 (RR: 3.90)
DR Flynn    30* (48b 2x4)      GP Swann    5-0-21-0
SB Styris    21* (34b 1x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-23-0

Thanks Jamie, New Zealand rebuilding nicely here. Time for Ravi Bopara to have a bowl. England need to find Paul Collingwood's overs from somewhere

30.1

Bopara to Flynn, no run, big appeal first ball as Flynn plays across the line, but it pitched outside leg

30.2

Bopara to Flynn, no run, defended back to Bopara in his follow through

30.3

Bopara to Flynn, no run, good line and Flynn flicks down the on side again, Bopara scuttles across to field

30.4

Bopara to Flynn, FOUR, flicked in the air, evades midwicket and races across the outfield for a welcome boundary...brings up the fifty stand

30.5

Bopara to Flynn, 1 run, along the ground past midwicket this time, not with the same force and it's hauled in

30.6

Bopara to Styris, 1 run, driven in the air through mid-off, down to the long-off fielder

End of over 31 (6 runs) New Zealand 123/3 (RR: 3.96)
SB Styris    22* (35b 1x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-6-0
DR Flynn    35* (53b 3x4)      GP Swann    5-0-21-0

31.1

Swann to Styris, 1 run, hint of spin from outside off, tucked through the leg side

31.2

Swann to Flynn, OUT, gone, superb bowling from Swann as he tosses this up on middle stump, Flynn drives and is beaten in the air...key breakthrough for England

DR Flynn b Swann 35 (49m 54b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.81

Swann rewarded for some nice spin bowling, never afraid to give the ball a rip and it paid off

Jacob Oram the new batsman, a key part of the middle order, and he looked in decent form at The Oval...he has time to build an innings before the final 10 overs

31.3

Swann to Oram, no run, stays round the wicket, hint of turn takes a thick outside edge down to short third man

31.4

Swann to Oram, no run, drifts onto leg stump, takes the pad down to short fine-leg

31.5

Swann to Oram, 1 run, tossed up very full, punted down to the ground to get Oram up and away

31.6

Swann to Styris, 1 leg bye, turned into the leg side...good over from Swann

End of over 32 (3 runs) New Zealand 126/4 (RR: 3.93)
SB Styris    23* (37b 1x4)      GP Swann    6-0-23-1
JDP Oram    1* (3b)      RS Bopara    1-0-6-0

Sidebottom's back as England search for another wicket

32.1

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, opens the face and runs down to third man

32.2

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, good line on off stump, angled down fine of backward point to third man...Sidebottom has had the wood over Oram for much of the last five months these two sides have been playing (it feels like longer)

32.3

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, beaten outside off as Styris prods at this without much footwork...went with the slope

32.4

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, down the leg side, gets away with the wide as umpire Llong thinks it flicked the pad

32.5

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, defended down to backward point with an open face

32.6

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, straighter from Sidebottom, tucked towards square leg and he keeps the strike

End of over 33 (3 runs) New Zealand 129/4 (RR: 3.90)
SB Styris    25* (42b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    7-0-18-0
JDP Oram    2* (4b)      GP Swann    6-0-23-1

A double change with Stuart Broad back into the attack

33.1

Broad to Styris, 1 run, worked off the body down to long leg

33.2

Broad to Oram, no run, round the wicket, on off stump, defended square on the off side

33.3

Broad to Oram, FOUR, short outside off, Oram cuts this hard square past point and it races away, beating third man to the boundary...there were shouts of 'catch' but he found the gap

33.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover this time, good batting

33.5

Broad to Styris, 1 run, short and wide, slammed square through the off side straight at the sweeper

33.6

Broad to Oram, no run, defended down to mid-off

And the players have a drink

End of over 34 (7 runs) New Zealand 136/4 (RR: 4.00)
JDP Oram    7* (8b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-30-2
SB Styris    27* (44b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    7-0-18-0

34.1

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, hint of width, Styris frees his arms through the covers

More field adjustments from Pietersen, he's been busy today

34.2

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, good bouncer, over middle and off, requires a late duck and weave from Oram

34.3

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, short, wide and hammered, but Sidebottom gets away with a loose ball because there's a cover sweeper in the deep

34.4

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, short and pulled away through square leg this time, picks out deep square-leg

34.5

Sidebottom to Oram, 2 runs, defends off the back foot, gets a thick inside half of the bat through square and it's placed in the gap for two...the bowler not happy

34.6

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 run, pushed through the covers out to the sweeper

End of over 35 (6 runs) New Zealand 142/4 (RR: 4.05)
JDP Oram    11* (12b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    8-0-24-0
SB Styris    29* (46b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-1-30-2

35.1

Broad to Oram, no run, tries to guide this to third man, doesn't make contact

35.2

Broad to Oram, 1 run, tight line on middle, defended into the off side and eventually Oram agrees to the single...takes a while to get moving

35.3

Broad to Styris, 1 run, flicked through midwicket, speed gun said 92mph for that one...not quite sure

35.4

Broad to Oram, 1 run, upper-cut down to third man, goes one bounce to Sidebottom...Oram wasn't trying to keep that down

35.5

Broad to Styris, 1 run, went wide on the crease, short ball angled into Styris' body, opens the face down to third man

35.6

Broad to Oram, 1 wide, banged in, flies high and wide of Oram past off stump...he'll have to bowl that one again

35.6

Broad to Oram, 1 run, tucked off the pads, just to the left of mid-on

End of over 36 (6 runs) New Zealand 148/4 (RR: 4.11)
JDP Oram    14* (16b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-36-2
SB Styris    31* (48b 1x4)      RJ Sidebottom    8-0-24-0

Luke Wright comes back into the attack, England need to find eight overs from him, Swann and Bopara

36.1

Wright to Oram, 1 run, pushed comfortably up to long-off, Oram now happy to get onto the front foot

36.2

Wright to Styris, FOUR, full and wide, gives Styris the chance to free his arms through point...well timed and it races away to beat the cover sweeper

36.3

Wright to Styris, 1 run, driven on the up through the covers, this time straight at the sweeper

This is the time for New Zealand to cash in

36.4

Wright to Oram, no run, lucky to get away with that, gave Oram width but he just slapped it into the ground and the ball bobbled to cover

36.5

Wright to Oram, SIX, there he goes, Oram opens up and picks this one from off stump high over wide long-on, it comfortably goes all the way...danger signs for England

36.6

Wright to Oram, 1 run, low full toss, nudged down to long-off, good over for New Zealand and Oram

End of over 37 (13 runs) New Zealand 161/4 (RR: 4.35)
JDP Oram    22* (20b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    6-0-36-0
SB Styris    36* (50b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    8-1-36-2

Graeme Swann comes back into the attack...Pietersen gambled on using his frontline quicks for spell, now has to turn back to his other options

37.1

Swann to Oram, 1 run, round the wicket, tucked off leg stump in front of square

37.2

Swann to Styris, 1 run, worked from off stump out to deep square-leg

37.3

Swann to Oram, no run, goes for the reverse sweep, doesn't really get it right, takes the pad down to short third man

37.4

Swann to Oram, 1 run, driven on the up past extra cover, long-off keeps them to a single

37.5

Swann to Styris, no run, almost gets a leading edge to cover as he tries to turn this square

37.6

Swann to Styris, no run, flicked along the ground straight at midwicket...good comeback from Swann

End of over 38 (3 runs) New Zealand 164/4 (RR: 4.31)
SB Styris    37* (53b 2x4)      GP Swann    7-0-26-1
JDP Oram    24* (23b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    6-0-36-0

Well, here's a surprise, it's Owais Shah to have a bowl

38.1

Shah to Oram, 1 run, cut from off stump to short third man

38.2

Shah to Styris, 1 run, dragged down short, but just flicked out to deep square-leg...this gentle off spin will be very tempting for Oram

38.3

Shah to Oram, no run, driven firmly back to Shah in his follow through

38.4

Shah to Oram, no run, flicked to short midwicket, can't find the gap

Shah racing through his over...I wish he wouldn't

38.5

Shah to Oram, 1 run, punched down to long off

England slightly behind the clock again with their over-rate

38.6

Shah to Styris, 1 run, full on off stump, driven out to deep cover, tidy start for Shah

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 168/4 (RR: 4.30)
SB Styris    39* (55b 2x4)      OA Shah    1-0-4-0
JDP Oram    26* (27b 1x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-0-26-1

39.1

Swann to Styris, no run, turn from outside off, dropped into the off side, some confusion over wanting a single...they decide against it

39.2

Swann to Styris, no run, nicely bowled, beats Styris on the outside edge as he drives

39.3

Swann to Styris, no run, good work from Ambrose, Styris beaten again on the outside and drags his back foot a touch...this is mighty close and the third umpire will need a good look at this, but Styris gets the benefit of the doubt

39.4

Swann to Styris, no run, good stuff from Swann, thumped back down the pitch

39.5

Swann to Styris, 1 run, worked from off stump out to deep square-leg

39.6

Swann to Oram, 1 run, worked out to midwicket, sharp single to end the over

"The Wisden Cricketer's stunted Assistant Editor, Daniel Brigham, informs me that Sachin Tendulkar has been spotted at Wimbledon," Will informs us. "Joining him is the rather unlikely figure of Chris Martin (the bowler, not the Coldplayer). Oh to be a fly on the wall."...and on that note it's over to Martin Williamson

End of over 40 (2 runs) New Zealand 170/4 (RR: 4.25)
JDP Oram    27* (28b 1x4 1x6)      GP Swann    8-0-28-1
SB Styris    40* (60b 2x4)      OA Shah    1-0-4-0

Thanks Gnasher. Always good to know where the great man is ...

40.1

Shah to Oram, FOUR, wide, short and slammed late through the covers

40.2

Shah to Oram, 1 run, back and rather cramped poke up to mid-off

40.3

Shah to Styris, 1 run, driven on the walk to mid-on

40.4

Shah to Oram, 1 run, swept but not fine enough, deep backward square leg fields

40.5

Shah to Styris, 1 run, turned off the pads to deep midwicket, a walked single

40.6

Shah to Oram, 1 run, fired in, driven into the on side past a tumbling Shah and another gentle amble through for the single

End of over 41 (9 runs) New Zealand 179/4 (RR: 4.36)
JDP Oram    34* (32b 2x4 1x6)      OA Shah    2-0-13-0
SB Styris    42* (62b 2x4)      GP Swann    8-0-28-1

Swann continues from the Pavilion End.

41.1

Swann to Oram, 1 run, skips down the track, opens the face and hits over the infield, dropping short of deep cover despite some excitement from the England players

41.2

Swann to Styris, no run, off the angled face, Cook in quickly at backward point

41.3

Swann to Styris, no run, pretty horrible attempt at a reverse sweep but without changing his hands. he misses and the balls plops off the pads into the off side

41.4

Swann to Styris, 1 run, kept down to the single into the conventional leg side

41.5

Swann to Oram, 1 run, turned behind square on the leg side

41.6

Swann to Styris, 1 run, pushed into space on the leg side, another single but not a productive over for New Zealand

End of over 42 (4 runs) New Zealand 183/4 (RR: 4.35)
SB Styris    44* (66b 2x4)      GP Swann    9-0-32-1
JDP Oram    36* (34b 2x4 1x6)      OA Shah    2-0-13-0

42.1

Shah to Styris, 1 run, firm pushed-drive to longish-on

Oram is about to let rip ...

42.2

Shah to Oram, SIX, and on cue he does, down on one knee and hammered high over wide midwicket into the Mound Stand

42.2

Shah to Oram, SIX, another half volley, in the slot, thumped over long-on. It didn't get that high but it was well over the fielder

Elliott's first international six. Statman has excelled himself.

42.3

Shah to Oram, 2 runs, driven to long-on, good running enables them to come back for the second

42.3

Shah to Oram, 2 runs, pushed through the covers

42.4

Shah to Oram, SIX, Shah fires one in but Oram swings and thumps that into the top tier of the Edrich Stand ...massive

42.5

Shah to Oram, no run, clipped to backward point ... a dot ball no less

42.6

Shah to Oram, 2 runs, flicked off the pads to deep midwicket, they push for the second and it's easy as Broad's throw is almost exactly between the sets of stumps

That could be Shah's last over. It certainly should be. Not so easy, this captaincy lark, eh, KP?

End of over 43 (17 runs) New Zealand 200/4 (RR: 4.65)
JDP Oram    52* (39b 2x4 3x6)      OA Shah    3-0-30-0
SB Styris    45* (67b 2x4)      GP Swann    9-0-32-1

43.1

Swann to Styris, no run, firm off driven well stopped by the captain at short extra cover

43.2

Swann to Styris, no run, cramped and back to the bowler

43.3

Swann to Styris, no run, spooned into the on side, a nothing shot but he gets away with it

43.4

Swann to Styris, no run, looks for the easy single but there are no gaps on the on side

43.5

Swann to Styris, 1 run, an ironic cheer as he does push it between fielders on the leg side and strolls for the single

43.6

Swann to Oram, OUT, Oram gives himself room and looks to clear long-off, but he underclubs and Broad takes a straightforward catch seven or eight yards in front of the pavilion

JDP Oram c Broad b Swann 52 (52m 40b 2x4 3x6) SR: 130.00

An excellent and briefly brutal innings ends, as does a really intelligent over from Swann. The shot was not middled, coming low off the bat and towards the edge ... still a big hit.

End of over 44 (1 run) New Zealand 201/5 (RR: 4.56)
     GP Swann    10-0-33-2
SB Styris    46* (72b 2x4)      OA Shah    3-0-30-0

Here comes Weybridge's finest son, Grant Elliott. Stuart Broad back at the Nursery End.

44.1

Broad to Styris, 1 run, wristy whip off middle and leg to deep square leg

44.2

Broad to Elliott, no run, good line and length, he can do no more than block

44.3

Broad to Elliott, no run, into the off side where the cordon has been strengthened for Elliott ... the backroom boys have spotted something

44.4

Broad to Elliott, no run, another attempt to dab the ball behind square on the off, but there are two men there for that very shot

44.5

Broad to Elliott, 2 runs, short and wide, slammed hard enough to get through point, Sidebottom fields in the deep but not well and his speed and dreadful throw allows the second

Sidebottom looks anywhere but at the bowler who is quietly fuming. If Sidebottom was the bowler there would not be anything quiet about the tantrum ...

44.6

Broad to Elliott, 1 leg bye, mistimes a pull, off body rather than than bat, it plops behind square and Ambrose can't prevent the single

End of over 45 (4 runs) New Zealand 205/5 (RR: 4.55)
GD Elliott    2* (5b)      SCJ Broad    9-1-39-2
SB Styris    47* (73b 2x4)      GP Swann    10-0-33-2

Anderson back at the Pavilion End.

45.1

Anderson to Elliott, no run, that would have been a leg-side wide but Elliott had moved so far to leg that it passed between him and the stumps and he played a wild heave

45.2

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, into the on side off his body, more defensive than intentional but he gets off the strike which is what New Zealand need

45.3

Anderson to Styris, no run, Styris's turn to have a complete heave, but head up and he misses, the ball passing a couple of feet over middle stump

45.4

Anderson to Styris, SIX, too short, Styris hooks off the bottom of the bat, no idea where it was going but it clears the rope at fine leg

That's his half century off 75 balls, and it follows his fifty at The Oval.

45.5

Anderson to Styris, 2 runs, super drive down the ground, high and to the right of the pavilion, but it plugs a few feet short of the wooden railings and so no boundary

On other days that would have crashed into the pavilion on the bounce. Super soft turf out there today, though.

45.6

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, reaches and steers a wide delivery to the right of a diving point, he stops it but can't prevent the run

End of over 46 (10 runs) New Zealand 215/5 (RR: 4.67)
SB Styris    56* (77b 2x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-0-34-1
GD Elliott    3* (7b)      SCJ Broad    9-1-39-2

Sidebottom on as Pietersen juggles his bowlers.

46.1

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, half volley driven from wide of the crease to extra cover

46.2

Sidebottom to Elliott, SIX, another half volley, in the slot, thumped over long-on. It didn't get that high but it was well over the fielder

Elliott's first international six. Statman has excelled himself.

46.3

Sidebottom to Elliott, 2 runs, pushed through the covers

46.4

Sidebottom to Elliott, 3 runs, cut hard to third man, a good diving stop from Bopara who flicks the ball back on the boundary edge and fires in a good return. Sidebottom applauds

46.5

Sidebottom to Styris, no run, a swing and a miss

46.6

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, into the off side, a low key end to a productive over

End of over 47 (13 runs) New Zealand 228/5 (RR: 4.85)
SB Styris    58* (80b 2x4 1x6)      RJ Sidebottom    9-0-37-0
GD Elliott    14* (10b 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-0-34-1

47.1

Anderson to Styris, no run, slower ball leaves Styris looking a complete novice as he drives at air

47.2

Anderson to Styris, FOUR, full toss leaves Anderson looking like a novice, flicked dismissively one bounce past wide midwicket

47.3

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, wide, driven almost on the full through the covers

47.4

Anderson to Elliott, no run, wide and slower, Elliott had committed to giving himself room and has to really reach to even get a bottom edge on the ball which then dribbles through to the keeper

47.5

Anderson to Elliott, 1 run, full toss hit hard to deep cover

Anderson got away with that ...

47.6

Anderson to Styris, SIX, wide long hop, got everything that it asked for, slammed high over the point boundary into the mass of people clutching the sponsor's boundary cards

End of over 48 (12 runs) New Zealand 240/5 (RR: 5.00)
SB Styris    69* (84b 3x4 2x6)      JM Anderson    10-0-46-1
GD Elliott    15* (12b 1x6)      RJ Sidebottom    9-0-37-0

48.1

Sidebottom to Elliott, 1 run, good fielding by Bopara in the deep prevents the second, a rifled throw was well

48.2

Sidebottom to Styris, 1 run, full and wide, all Styris can do is squeeze it through the covers

48.3

Sidebottom to Elliott, 1 run, angled in at his feet, cramped, and all he can do is dig it out and take the single

48.4

Sidebottom to Styris, 2 runs, half volley smashed to long-on, they risk the second at this stage of the innings and get it with ease

48.5

Sidebottom to Styris, FOUR, swung from half-volley length on off stump through midwicket

48.6

Sidebottom to Styris, SIX, take that! Heaved into the top tier of the Grandstand, and for those of you who know Lord's, you will know that's high. Poor bowling, it was in the groove but he got hold of it and some ...

Styris on song as England wilt.

End of over 49 (15 runs) New Zealand 255/5 (RR: 5.20)
SB Styris    82* (88b 4x4 3x6)      RJ Sidebottom    10-0-52-0
GD Elliott    17* (14b 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-0-46-1

Broad back to try to restore a semblance of order. Eighty five off the last nine overs.

49.1

Broad to Elliott, FOUR, short and pulled past midwicket and Bopara in the deep can't cut it off.

Pietersen ambles over to chat to Broad.

49.2

Broad to Elliott, 1 run, steered down to third man

49.3

Broad to Styris, no run, wide outside off, Styris swings and misses

"The last fifty came from 36 balls. And England have totally forgotten the value of yorkers," says Will.

49.4

Broad to Styris, 1 run, yorker-length outside off, driven to deep cover

As if to show Will he has no idea what he is on about. As if we needed reminding.

49.5

Broad to Elliott, 1 run, slower ball driven off middle-and-off to deep cover

49.6

Broad to Styris, FOUR, yorker length outside off, squeezed too fine for third man to have any chance. That was 96 off the last ten ....

Superb late batting from New Zealand, Styris quite excellent with his 91-ball 87*, but equally England's bowling, Swann being the exception, was dreadful towards the end. England need 267 which on this pitch and outfield is quite gettable, but it's a tough ask. Eight times out of 15 sides have successfully chased scores of 266 or more ... join us in 40 minutes for the second half of the match (14.00GMT, 1500 local).

End of over 50 (11 runs) New Zealand 266/5
SB Styris    87* (91b 5x4 3x6)      SCJ Broad    10-1-50-2
GD Elliott    23* (17b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Sidebottom    10-0-52-0
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New Zealand won by 51 runs
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Brendon McCullum's broken bat , England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Lord's, NatWest Series, June 28, 2008

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Daniel Vettori holds aloft the series trophy after their 51-run victory, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Lord's, June 28, 2008

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