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

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   PD Collingwood 1-1-0-0

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   PD Collingwood 2-1-1-0

46.1

Collingwood to How, no run, short, wide and very, very slow. Clattered off the back foot out into the covers

46.2

Collingwood to How, no run, short of a length, punched off the back foot

46.3

Collingwood to How, 1 run, short of a length and pulled with good timing, if poor placement, to deep square leg

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

46.6

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, good, quicker ball to Taylor outside the off stump which he defends

New Zealand 129/3   PD Collingwood 3-1-2-1

48.1

Collingwood to How, no run, pushed back to the bowler

48.2

Collingwood to How, no run, a drifter on his legs and it's driven, without timing or power, to mid-on

48.3

Collingwood to How, no run, a quicker one (76 whole miles per hour) which hurries How who nudges awkwardly to leg

48.4

Collingwood to How, no run, another awkward yet effective smudge off the back foot

48.5

Collingwood to How, no run, stands tall and turns to leg

48.6

Collingwood to How, no run, the most solid of forward defensives

New Zealand 132/3   PD Collingwood 4-2-2-1

50.1

Collingwood to How, no run, turned to mid-on

50.2

Collingwood to How, no run, on middle stump, pushed to the leg side off the back foot

50.3

Collingwood to How, 4 runs, neatly timed to Shah at mid-on who picks up and flings in the most wild, haplessly illdirected throw you can possibly imagine. Poor old Ambrose doesn't have a hope and they pick up four more. What a truly village effort that was from Shah

50.4

Collingwood to How, 3 runs, neatly struck. He came forward and elegantly punched it through cover

50.5

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, driven back to the bowler

50.6

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, very straight and defended

New Zealand 145/3   PD Collingwood 5-2-9-1

52.1

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, nice and straight from Collingwood. It's defended

52.2

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off and Ambrose takes it very neatly indeed

52.3

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, good, swinging delivery outside the off stump and it's defended cautiously

52.4

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, head over the ball Taylor defends

52.5

Collingwood to Taylor, 1 run, ooh well bowled, a quicker one - well, it hurried him at any rate - and he jabs down on it at the last minute, nudging to leg

52.6

Collingwood to How, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

New Zealand 155/3   PD Collingwood 6-2-11-1

54.1

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, a huge appeal from Collingwood as Taylor's rapped on the pads but it's sliding down the leg side

54.2

Collingwood to Taylor, 1 run, turned to leg for a single

54.3

Collingwood to How, no run, Taylor's forward and defending this straight delivery back to the bowler

54.4

Collingwood to How, no run, very well bowled, almost a yorker but not quite full enough. Defended with a jab of the bat

54.5

Collingwood to How, FOUR, oh a waste from Collingwood. Much too wide and How square drives in the manner of Steve Waugh for four

54.6

Collingwood to How, no run, elegantly driven to mid-off

New Zealand 164/3   PD Collingwood 7-2-16-1

102.1

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outside off, no shot, Ambrose takes around his ankles

102.2

Collingwood to Vettori, FOUR, a genuine edge, it goes through where second slip would have been at a perfect height

102.3

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, big inswing, defended on the walk

102.4

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, tight line and length, Vettori defends

102.5

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outside off, left

102.6

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, outside off again and no shot ... 73 mph or 117.48kph, take your pick

New Zealand 348/6   PD Collingwood 8-2-20-1

104.1

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, gentle swing to leg, helped out to deep midwicket

104.2

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, wide, getting wider

104.3

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, turned into the leg side

104.4

Collingwood to Taylor, FOUR, half volley on off stump, crisply driven past Collingwood who has no chance to get his left hand down in time

104.5

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, another hard-hit straight drive, Collingwood down quickly, using his feet as his top half was falling away to the off. Ugly but effective

104.6

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, booming awayswinger well taken by Ambrose

New Zealand 353/6   PD Collingwood 9-2-25-1

127.1

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, stays over the wicket for the left hander, starts with a loosener outside off, the batsman driving out to the covers

127.2

Collingwood to Mills, no run, up there on off, defended forward, little room to do much else there

127.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, defended on the front foot this time, only just to say got the bat in there first

127.4

Collingwood to Mills, no run, defended tightly on the front foot again, Collingwood plugging the line in line with off

127.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, on the money again, and there's a forward defence this time

127.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, more of the same prompts more of the same, or ditto for short

New Zealand 426/7   PD Collingwood 10-2-26-1

129.1

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, a single with a clip off the legs to square

129.2

Collingwood to Mills, no run, full ball dug out off a line with middle and off out to mid-off and in comes the sensible "Waiting!"

129.3

Collingwood to Mills, 1 leg bye, fired on to the legs, Mill plays around the front foot down to fine leg

129.4

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, looks to drive out to mid-off but the ball skews off to deep point where it's "Well done, Hoggy"

129.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, a good ball now on middle, good length, and defended on the front foot edgily

129.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, on middle and leg this time, a big appeal but the umpire's not interested, turning it down immediately

New Zealand 438/7   PD Collingwood 11-2-28-1

131.1

Collingwood to Mills, no run, a short and wide one outside off, Mills went fishing with a back-foot cut and just to say failed to edge it

131.2

Collingwood to Mills, 2 runs, a hint of curve away, the batsman opens the face and guides it down to third man, a good steer

131.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, right up there on middle and off, defended on the front foot

131.4

Collingwood to Mills, no run, fuller this time, on off, the batsman leans back and looks to push over to mid-on, in the air

131.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, defended on the front foot

131.6

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, reaches out to a short one and pushes it down behind point

New Zealand 441/7   PD Collingwood 12-2-31-1

133.1

Collingwood to Vettori, no run, pushed across him from over the wicket, defended on the front foot

133.2

Collingwood to Vettori, 1 run, on the front foot, driven out to mid-off

133.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, short ball fired across him, the batsman swaying back and letting the ball go past his chest

133.4

Collingwood to Mills, no run, defended on the front foot again

133.5

Collingwood to Mills, no run, just a hint of curve, moved a touch off the seam, defended on the front foot

133.6

Collingwood to Mills, no run, full delivery on middle and off, pushed out to short midwicket

New Zealand 446/7   PD Collingwood 13-2-32-1

135.1

Collingwood to Vettori, OUT, goddim! Excellent ball from Collingwood, angling across the left hander who tried to dab it past Strauss, at a wide lone slip, who dived to his right to hold a relatively simple chance

DL Vettori c Strauss b Collingwood 88 (198m 134b 11x4 1x6) SR: 65.67

135.2

Collingwood to Patel, no run, solidly blocked out on the front foot

135.3

Collingwood to Patel, no run, neat little swinger from Collingwood, on a perfect line and length and Patel comes cautiously forward to block it out

135.4

Collingwood to Patel, FOUR, very nicely played indeed, flicking this inswinger past mid-on for four. Excellent timing

135.5

Collingwood to Patel, no run, stands tall and creams this off the back foot, but straight to cover

135.6

Collingwood to Patel, no run, a slow bouncer which he ducks under with ease

New Zealand 455/8   PD Collingwood 14-2-36-2

137.1

Collingwood to Patel, no run, a slow dibbly dobbler on the off stump which he pumps back to the bowler

137.2

Collingwood to Patel, 1 run, a shorter one which Patel plays very well, fending it off his chest

137.3

Collingwood to Mills, no run, swinging into his legs, Mills nudges to the leg side but without intent or power

137.4

Collingwood to Mills, FOUR, oh that's a waste of a delivery. A bouncer which doesn't get up and Mills hooks it around the corner for four. Thoughtless bowling

137.5

Collingwood to Mills, 1 run, down the leg side and nudged for a single

137.6

Collingwood to Patel, no run, good line and length, Patel comes forward to defend

New Zealand 469/8   PD Collingwood 15-2-42-2
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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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