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A few alarms but no surprises

Jul 4, 2008: New Zealand's showing in the ODIs against England was about par for the course for them

Mark Richardson

England in New Zealand 2007-08

Sidebottom makes the difference

Mar 26, 2008: Stats review of the three-Test series between New Zealand and England

S Rajesh

Goodbye to the general

Mar 22, 2008: He has the most Test runs of any New Zealander, but it is Stephen Fleming's contributions as a master strategist that he will be remembered for

Mark Richardson

KP and the missing fire

Mar 20, 2008: Pietersen's now gone ten innings and counting without so much as a half-century. Something fundamental seems to have altered within his mindset

Andrew Miller

Missing the biffers

Mar 18, 2008: They may have won a Test match but something's off about England: their top six

Tim de Lisle

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Broad benefits from tough start

Mar 16, 2008: England had a poor day in the field, but still finished within touching distance of levelling the series in Wellington as the bowlers put in a fine effort with Stuart Broad playing a key role

Andrew Miller in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

A mouse who's beginning to roar

Mar 14, 2008: When you watch James Anderson bowl as he did today - with pace, panache, confidence and intense skill - you throw your arms to the heavens and wonder where he's been for the past five years

Andrew Miller in Wellington

England's overseas woes

Mar 14, 2008: Since the Ashes triumph in 2005 England have done dismally overseas, with both their batsmen and their bowlers underperforming significantly

S Rajesh

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

England find their free spirit

Mar 13, 2008: For a period during the afternoon session it looked as though England were heading out the series, but then their new wicketkeeper - Tim Ambrose - stood up with a fine attacking innings to shift the momentum

Andrew Miller in Wellington

Mike Gatting

'You can't learn to play spin overnight'

Mar 13, 2008: Slow bowlers have been England's bugbear for long. Mike Gatting, among the country's best players of spin, talks about what Vaughan and Co need to be doing

Andrew McGlashan

What a waste

Mar 12, 2008: Have we seen Harmison play for England for the last time?

Andrew Miller

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 5th day

Vaughan faces his toughest battle

Mar 9, 2008: England's 189-run defeat in Hamilton leaves them at their lowest point of Michael Vaughan's captaincy and there are precious few signs that they are capable of turning their form around

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand's best batsman, and the world's best allrounder

Mar 7, 2008: Over the last decade Daniel Vettori has offered New Zealand much more than just accurate and incisive left-arm spin

S Rajesh

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 2nd day

New Zealand begin to believe

Mar 6, 2008: Two late wickets were reward for New Zealand's application - particularly that of Chris Martin whose wiry frame belied an extra yard of zip that none of England's bowlers could replicate (least of all Steve Harmison). But perhaps more significantly, the b

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 1st day

Harmison running out of excuses

Mar 5, 2008: England produced a whole-hearted effort in the field on the opening day against New Zealand in Hamilton, apart from one man.

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton

New Zealand bank on home advantage

Mar 3, 2008: Stats preview to the first Test between New Zealand and England in Hamilton

S Rajesh

Matthew Hoggard

The shop-floor steward

Mar 3, 2008: He may be England's leading bowler, and sixth on the country's all-time list, but as always, Matthew Hoggard is gloomy about his prospects of keeping his place in the side

Andrew Miller

New Zealand v England, 5th ODI, Christchurch

England shown up as poor value

Feb 23, 2008: England were the only side not to be represented at the multi-million dollar IPL auction in Mumbai. Having witnessed some of the performances in New Zealand the franchise owners are probably thinking they haven't missed out on much

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v England, 4th ODI, Napier

Déjà vu in Napier

Feb 20, 2008: Stats highlights from the incredible tied game between New Zealand and England in Napier

S Rajesh

New Zealand v England, 2nd ODI, Hamilton

Duped by their own naivety

Feb 12, 2008: It's been a traumatic few days in the land of the long white cloud. England are all too accustomed to under-estimating the threat posed by New Zealand, but rarely have they been ambushed quite like they have in the first two ODIs

Andrew Miller
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New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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