England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand Test Series - 1st Test

New Zealand v England

New Zealand won by 189 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

13.5

Harmison to Fleming, no run, speared across Fleming who leaves

13.6

Harmison to Fleming, no run, full and straight, Fleming defends half forward

New Zealand 44/1   SP Fleming 0* (2b)

14.5

Hoggard to Fleming, 1 run, pushes forward and opens the face very late to turn the ball into space in the covers

New Zealand 48/1   SP Fleming 1* (3b)

15.1

Harmison to Fleming, no run, full and straight but still only 80mph

15.2

Harmison to Fleming, no run, Fleming misses with an attempted whip through the leg side and takes it on the pads

15.3

Harmison to Fleming, no run, pushed into the leg side, all very low key

15.4

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, super shot, on leg stump and overpitched, whipped off his toes behind square and long leg has no chance

15.5

Harmison to Fleming, no run, Fleming plays into the leg side with time to spare

15.6

Harmison to Fleming, no run, pushed gently to mid-on

New Zealand 52/1   SP Fleming 5* (9b 1x4)

16.2

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, too full, driven hard to the right of mid-off and Sidebottom's dive is more for show than in expectation

16.3

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, patted to mid-on

16.4

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, pushed into the leg side. Fleming looks to be in good touch in the early exchanges

16.5

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, outside off and left alone

16.6

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, languid upright drive to mid-off

New Zealand 57/1   SP Fleming 9* (14b 2x4)

17.5

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, he strays to leg, Fleming eases across to the off and helps it off his hips down to fine leg

17.6

Harmison to Fleming, no run, forward and played, not entirely convincingly, into the covers

New Zealand 66/1   SP Fleming 13* (16b 3x4)

19.1

Harmison to Fleming, no run, back and upright to defend into the covers

19.2

Harmison to Fleming, 1 run, patted into the on side and an ambled single despite the oohs and aahs from the England players

New Zealand 69/1   SP Fleming 14* (18b 3x4)

20.1

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, steered from outside off, it beats gully and backward point and has the pace to go all the way ... and effortless shot

20.2

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, pushed into the covers

20.3

Hoggard to Fleming, no run, steady line and again patted into the strongly guarded covers

20.4

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, a delightful shot, full and he drives off the front foot between bowler and mid-off, it wasn't a particularly bad delivery but the execution was a joy

20.5

Hoggard to Fleming, 1 run, pushed into space on the leg side, he spotted the gap between midwicket and mid-on and clipped into it

New Zealand 80/1   SP Fleming 23* (23b 5x4)

21.1

Harmison to Fleming, no run, solid start from Harmison, defended off the back foot into the leg side

21.2

Harmison to Fleming, no run, misses a swish to leg, the ball loops a yard or so down the track off the pads

21.3

Harmison to Fleming, no run, back of a length down the leg side, Fleming plays a rather nothing flick and misses

21.4

Harmison to Fleming, no run, shortish and down the leg side, Fleming shimmies inside and allows it to pass with his bat lofted high out of harm's way

21.5

Harmison to Fleming, no run, forward and dead-batted into the off side

21.6

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, full and an outside edge shoots along the ground to the left of a diving second slip

New Zealand 84/1   SP Fleming 27* (29b 6x4)

22.5

Panesar to Fleming, no run, drawn forward and the ball dribbles into the off

22.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, a little more air, Fleming allows the ball to hit the bat rather than the other way round

New Zealand 85/1   SP Fleming 27* (31b 6x4)

24.1

Panesar to Fleming, 1 run, tossed up a little, Fleming steers the ball behind square on the off

New Zealand 86/1   SP Fleming 28* (32b 6x4)

25.1

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, outside off at 72mph, no shot

25.2

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, outside off at 73mph, no shot again

25.3

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, even wider and once again Fleming pushes forward and then lets the ball pass

25.4

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, this time he plays at a fuller one, the ball squirts to backward point

25.5

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, good line and length, Fleming forward to push to mid-on

25.6

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, outside off and with lunch looming, Fleming happy to leave as many as possible

New Zealand 86/1   SP Fleming 28* (38b 6x4)

27.1

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, half forward and defended to cover

27.2

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, outside off. Fleming a long way forward and then lofts his bat high like a periscope as the4 ball passes

27.3

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, wider and periscope down for this leave

27.4

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, defended on the walk back to the bowler

27.5

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, both sides have settled for a tame over, Collingwood bowling outside off and Fleming leaving ...

27.6

Collingwood to Fleming, 1 run, half volley clipped through the leg side, Vaughan ends up on his backside and takes a large divot is doing so, but the end result is that he fields

New Zealand 87/1   SP Fleming 29* (44b 6x4)

28.1

Panesar to Fleming, FOUR, back, the ball squirts past the slip and that's four, a 90% controlled shot

28.2

Panesar to Fleming, no run, Fleming a long way forward to defend

28.3

Panesar to Fleming, 2 runs, again Fleming cuts that slightly edgily to third man, Sidebottom cuts it off this time as it wasn't quite so fine

28.4

Panesar to Fleming, no run, forward and pushes back to Panesar

28.5

Panesar to Fleming, FOUR, steps back and cuts square, a well-timed shot

28.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, tossed up and driven to mid-off

New Zealand 97/1   SP Fleming 39* (50b 8x4)

29.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, angled down the leg, Fleming misses as he looks to flick to leg and he lifts his head to the heavens at missing out

29.4

Sidebottom to Fleming, 1 run, leg side again, a thin edge flicks off the pad to long leg

New Zealand 103/1   SP Fleming 40* (52b 8x4)

30.1

Panesar to Fleming, no run, watchfully pushes into the off side

30.2

Panesar to Fleming, no run, defensive prod to Sidebottom at point

30.3

Panesar to Fleming, no run, back and into line as the ball spins into him

30.4

Panesar to Fleming, no run, more air, pushed to a dozy Harmison at mid-off ... he was very slow to react as were the batsmen

30.5

Panesar to Fleming, no run, Harmison again the fielder but he is awake this time

30.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, outside off and Fleming back and leaves

New Zealand 103/1   SP Fleming 40* (58b 8x4)

32.1

Panesar to Fleming, no run, tame drive into the covers

32.2

Panesar to Fleming, no run, pushed gently back up the pitch

32.3

Panesar to Fleming, no run, dead batted into the ground off the front foot

32.4

Panesar to Fleming, no run, well forward, killing any spin

32.5

Panesar to Fleming, no run, faster and flatter outside off, not a sniff of spin and Fleming leaves

32.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, more flight, driven to Hoggard at mid-on

New Zealand 105/1   SP Fleming 40* (64b 8x4)

34.1

Panesar to Fleming, no run, forward and paddled into the leg side

34.2

Panesar to Fleming, 1 run, he waits and then turns the ball square into the on side

New Zealand 106/1   SP Fleming 41* (66b 8x4)

36.1

Panesar to Fleming, no run, wide and keeps slightly low, left and a decent take by Ambrose

36.2

Panesar to Fleming, no run, forward and pushed to extra cover

36.3

Panesar to Fleming, no run, patted back up the pitch

36.4

Panesar to Fleming, no run, Fleming back and has to hurry as it straightens and he gets somewhat cramped

36.5

Panesar to Fleming, no run, forward again and Panesar fields

36.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, safety first as Fleming defends

New Zealand 107/1   SP Fleming 41* (72b 8x4)

37.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, OUT, wide, Fleming leans back and slashes, Cook at gully takes a quite brilliant one-handed catch diving at full stretch to his right

SP Fleming c Cook b Sidebottom 41 (91m 73b 8x4 0x6) SR: 56.16

New Zealand 108/2   SP Fleming 41 (73b 8x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Photos

Mar 9, 2008

Ian Bell drives off the back foot during his half century but it was too little, too late for England, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, March 9, 2008

Ian Bell drives off the back foot during his half century

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Mar 9, 2008

Tim Ambrose is bowled for a duck by Chris Martin, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Hamilton, March 9, 2008

Tim Ambrose is bowled for a duck by Chris Martin

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