New Zealand v England 2007-08

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New Zealand v England 2007-08

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Don Cameron

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

Rampant New Zealand crush negative England

Mar 9, 2008: New Zealand completed an utterly comprehensive 189-run win in Hamilton with a session to spare to go one-up in this three-Test series.

The Bulletin by Martin Williamson

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

Mills vents his frustration

Mar 9, 2008: Andrew Miller provides the plays from the fifth and final day in Hamilton

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

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

Vettori revels in proudest performance

Mar 9, 2008: New Zealand completed an utterly comprehensive 189-run win in Hamilton with a session to spare to go one-up in this three-Test series.

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

England benefit from New Zealand's bravado

Mar 8, 2008: An incredible cricket match has emerged after three days of drudgery, and now the question remains: who dares take the final step?

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Sidebottom modest to the end

Mar 8, 2008: Ryan Sidebottom admitted he had no idea how to react after becoming the 11th Englishman to take a Test hat-trick during an extraordinary fourth day's play of the first Test in Hamilton. Nevertheless, with a handy lead of 122 on first innings, Sidebottom w

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Sidebottom trundles into the record books

Mar 8, 2008: A match which had been notable for slow scoring and a paucity of wickets turned on its head on the fourth afternoon when New Zealand, pressing for quick runs, lost six wickets for 20 in 11 breathtaking overs. Their chief tormentor was Ryan Sidebottom, who

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton

Harmison: 'I'll try my nuts off every time'

Mar 8, 2008: Steve Harmison has dismissed criticism that he was underprepared because he had chosen to arrive late in New Zealand to enable him to attend the birth of his fourth child

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Match poised after Sidebottom hat-trick

Mar 8, 2008: A match which had been notable for slow scoring and a paucity of wickets turned on its head on the fourth afternoon when New Zealand, pressing for quick runs, lost six wickets for 20 in 11 breathtaking overs. Their chief tormentor was Ryan Sidebottom, who

The Bulletin by Martin Williamson

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day

Scarred England are kidding nobody

Mar 7, 2008: The third day at Hamilton was either stultifying or gripping, depending on how slowly you like to cook your contests. England creaked along at a rate of 2.14 an over, gas mark 1 by the standards of the modern game, but New Zealand kept stirring the pot ge

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day

The guile of Vettori; the crassness of England

Mar 7, 2008: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the third day in Hamilton

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day

Go-slow England crawl towards safety

Mar 7, 2008: On a day that was the antithesis of Twenty20's thrill-a-minute cricket, England's progress was, at its most exciting, pedestrian and at times they almost ground to a halt. They closed on 286 for 6 with Paul Collingwood and Tim Ambrose well set, still 184

The Bulletin by Martin Williamson

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, 2nd day

Taylor proves his worth

Mar 6, 2008: Andrew Miller provides the plays from the second day in Hamilton

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

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

Taylor and Vettori add to England's troubles

Mar 6, 2008: England ended a rather subdued second day in Hamilton on 87 for 2, still 383 behind New Zealand's first innings of 470

The Bulletin by Martin Williamson

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

How ponders what might have been

Mar 5, 2008: Jamie How couldn't hide his disappointment at the close of play after falling eight runs short of a maiden Test century

Andrew Miller in Hamilton

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

Anderson links up with Auckland

Mar 5, 2008: James Anderson will link up with his England team-mates in Wellington ahead of the second Test after New Zealand Cricket agreed to allow him to turn out for Auckland in their four remaining fixtures of the State Championship

Andrew Miller in Hamilton
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