England tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
5,6,7,8,9 March 2008 (5-day match)
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37.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, great ball to test the new man, on off stump moving away, he pokes but misses by some way

37.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, edgily steered to gully along the ground

37.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, angled across but it starts too wide and a relieved Sinclair leaves it

New Zealand 108/2   MS Sinclair 0* (3b)
39.1

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, back, square on but right in line

39.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, beaten outside the off stump

39.3

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, outside the off stump but not troubled

39.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, watchfully defended

39.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, into line to defend, right behind the ball

39.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, across the right hander and he leaves

New Zealand 112/2   MS Sinclair 0* (9b)
40.2

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, nice flight from Monty, tossing this up on middle-and-off. How defends. Or rather, Sinclair does

40.3

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, firmly prodded out to cover. A cautious but firm poke

40.4

Panesar to Sinclair, 1 run, fuller and flatter, he pumps it back to Monty

New Zealand 114/2   MS Sinclair 1* (12b)
41.1

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, angled across the right hander who leaves alone

41.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, a short one which he ducks beneath. No great pace in the pitch and it's easily evaded

41.3

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, that's a much better delivery, attacking the stumps and it's cautiously defended

41.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, a beautiful cover drive, as elegant as you like, but straight to the fieldsman at cover

41.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, too wide and left alone

41.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, wide enough of the off stump and left alone

New Zealand 114/2   MS Sinclair 1* (18b)
42.2

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, a dreadful stroke, trying to cut this outside off. A quicker ball from Monty and he's comfortably beaten

42.3

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, stands tall off the back foot and punches it back to Monty

42.4

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, tossed up on middle; defended

42.5

Panesar to Sinclair, 2 runs, flicked off his hip through square leg for a single. In fact - excellent running brings them two

42.6

Panesar to Sinclair, no run, sweetly driven but straight to mid-off

New Zealand 117/2   MS Sinclair 3* (23b)
43.2

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, a bit of nibble there for Hoggard, pitching it up on off stump and drawing him forward. Just a slight hint of movement back into the right hander

43.3

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, full and straight and defended solidly

43.4

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, again nice and straight, again he defends solidly

43.5

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, full and straight and he's forward, defending

43.6

Hoggard to Sinclair, FOUR, oh, wonderful stroke. A flowing drive past mid-off for four. Too full from Hoggard, and dispatched with aplomb

New Zealand 122/2   MS Sinclair 7* (28b 1x4)
44.5

Panesar to Sinclair, 1 run, quicker and flatter, turned away to leg

New Zealand 128/2   MS Sinclair 8* (29b 1x4)
45.1

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, left alone outside off

45.2

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, nudged to mid-on

45.3

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, fuller and straighter, it's punched back to Hoggard with all the intent of a doped-up asthmatic

45.4

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, punched with greater force back to Hoggard who fields neatly, athletically, skipping to his right to field

45.5

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, pushed back to the bowler

45.6

Hoggard to Sinclair, no run, nudged to nowhere for another dot

New Zealand 128/2   MS Sinclair 8* (35b 1x4)
46.4

Collingwood to Sinclair, no run, again short of a length and it's punched off the back foot

46.5

Collingwood to Sinclair, OUT, got him! A poor stroke from Sinclair who drove at it too early, the ball looping back to Collingwood who dived forward and to his left to take a tumbling catch. He made it look very easy indeed

MS Sinclair c & b Collingwood 8 (39m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.62

New Zealand 129/3   MS Sinclair 8 (37b 1x4)
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