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

62.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, outside off, Oram pads it away

62.2

Panesar to Oram, no run, full, right up to him, dug out to mid-on

62.3

Panesar to Oram, no run, forward with an angled bat to short midwicket

62.4

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, pushed and a quick run to Hoggard at mid-on, there didn't look to be a run there but the fielder was slow

New Zealand 177/4   JDP Oram 1* (4b)

63.1

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, pushed towards mid-on but it doesn't get that far

63.2

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, driven to the right of Sidebottom who leaps to field, he half stops but that's enough to persuade them not to try for the single

63.3

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, patted to Shah in the covers

63.4

Sidebottom to Oram, no run, lets it pass outside his off stump, it was never going to come back enough to trouble him

63.5

Sidebottom to Oram, 1 leg bye, Oram looks to swish the ball into the on side, misses and they take a leg bye as it bumbles away 20 or 30 yards

New Zealand 178/4   JDP Oram 1* (9b)

64.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, very correct forward defensive

64.2

Panesar to Oram, no run, another very textbook defensive push

64.3

Panesar to Oram, no run, wider, a pad is thrust out in case the ball turns ... which it doesn't

64.4

Panesar to Oram, no run, pushed firmly past silly point

64.5

Panesar to Oram, no run, flatter and a little too short, turned to mid-on

64.6

Panesar to Oram, no run, wide and once more Oram thrusts his pad towards the off side to cover any spin

New Zealand 178/4   JDP Oram 1* (15b)

66.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, Oram labours a sweep - it seemed to take him forever to complete the stroke - and the ball balloons harmlessly out to the off side

66.2

Panesar to Oram, no run, pushed out to the off side

66.3

Panesar to Oram, no run, shorter, Oram shuffles across and defends

66.4

Panesar to Oram, 5 runs, a neat flick to midwicket and they pick up a single. In comes the throw from Pietersen I think, who hits the stumps but it ricochets for four overthrows

New Zealand 185/4   JDP Oram 6* (19b)

67.1

Hoggard to Oram, no run, ooh a good bouncer which Oram is confused by, not sure whether to duck or play at it. In the end, he ducks at the last moment but nearly wears it

67.2

Hoggard to Oram, no run, left alone outside off

67.3

Hoggard to Oram, no run, punched out to the off side

67.4

Hoggard to Oram, 3 runs, lovely stroke from Oram, rocking onto the back foot and punching it out through cover

New Zealand 188/4   JDP Oram 9* (23b)

68.1

Panesar to Oram, no run, blocked out on the front foot

68.2

Panesar to Oram, no run, nurdled to leg

68.3

Panesar to Oram, no run, defended back to Panesar who fields

68.4

Panesar to Oram, no run, a touch more flight this time and Oram turns to leg

68.5

Panesar to Oram, 1 run, Oram gives it the big heave ho on the front foot but can't time it

New Zealand 191/4   JDP Oram 10* (28b)

69.1

Hoggard to Oram, OUT, got him! Another excellent catch by Cook as Oram drives loosely outside his off stump - his feet planted. The ball flies to Cook's left at gully who dives and takes a fine, two-handed catch

JDP Oram c Cook b Hoggard 10 (30m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.48

New Zealand 191/5   JDP Oram 10 (29b)
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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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