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

0.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, swinging in, an edge into the pad and the ball scoots along the ground to the keeper who gathers at the second attempt, a loud appeal for leg before but nothing doing

0.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off, holds its line and through to Ambrose as How leaves

0.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, a lunge and a thin edge onto his pads, to the right of Bell at short leg

0.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, too wide to tempt despite the chirruping from the close fielders

0.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, wide and full, How reaches for the ball and plays it some way from his front pad, not middled and it bobbles back to the bowler

0.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, swinging into How who overbalances as he shapes to play into the on side, takes it on the pad and Bell fields

New Zealand 0/0   RJ Sidebottom 1-1-0-0

2.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed firmly into the covers where Harmison .... yes, Harmison ... fields. What on earth is all that about!

2.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, fired wide across the right hander, started wide and held its line, a one-day wide but Test cricket is much more forgiving

2.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed defensively to Harmison again who looks rather ungainly as he tries to behave like a cover fielder and race in to field. Like a stork on ice ...

2.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, a big stride forward to defend, head right over the ball

2.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, How looking much more certain than he did in the first over, using his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and reduce the effect of the swing

2.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, turned to Bell at short leg who hurls the ball at the stumps in case How was out of his ground - he wasn't and he missed in any case

New Zealand 2/0   RJ Sidebottom 2-2-0-0

4.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, How again beaten as he looks to flick to leg, takes it on the thigh pad

4.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, that's the one that comes back, left on length but it ripps into the right hander as he leaves it - 86mph

4.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, and the one that holds it's line, again How not going to nibble at something starting that wide

4.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, turned square as he moves forward to defend, the ball squirts off the edge all along the ground to gully

4.5

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, worked to long leg, Hoggard fields

4.6

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, back and across, a fuller delivery and Bell has to hurry to drop the bat down in time

New Zealand 5/0   RJ Sidebottom 3-2-1-0

6.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed to mid-off on the walk, solid as the Bank of England. Well, as it used to be before they flogged all the bullion and privatised the security arrangements

6.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, angled across the right hander who moves forward and leaves

6.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, a firm stride and pushed to Harmison in the covers

6.4

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, pushed square fairly gently, Pietersen dives and misses, Harmison has to troll off after the ball

6.5

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, back and pushed to Panesar at mid-on ...he threatens to throw back at the striker's end with all the menace of a toothless sheep

6.6

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, across the right hander but too wide and left

New Zealand 7/0   RJ Sidebottom 4-2-2-0

8.1

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, he can bowl that line all day and no batsman will need to even think about playing at it, too wide

8.2

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, slightly tighter but still not in the channel

8.3

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, back and turned hard at Bell at short leg who absorbs more than stops

8.4

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, banged in at 83mph, Bell has plenty of time to duck

8.5

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, back and defended into the off side

8.6

Sidebottom to Bell, FOUR, wide and slapped behind square on the off, between gully and cover and that has the legs to potter across the rope

New Zealand 17/0   RJ Sidebottom 5-2-6-0

10.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, pushed to the right of Harmison at cover and he has to scurry to field

10.2

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, speared horribly wide of the off stump

10.3

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, more probing line, Bell goes forward and crouches so low that he almost sniffs the ball as he lets it pass

10.4

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, short and larruped hard into Ian Bell at short leg ... he goes down with the grace of Frank Bruno after a right hook to the chin

10.5

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, wide and no shot needed

10.6

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, yet another wide angled across the batsman who leaves with impunity

New Zealand 23/0   RJ Sidebottom 6-2-7-0

12.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, fuller outside off stump, How drives straight to mid-off

12.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, the same-old wide line, it's not coming back and so posing few questions to the right handers

12.3

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, too short and How onto it quickly, thumping it through square leg

12.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, How goes forward and leaves

12.5

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, full, How drives, gets a thick edge which zips between slips and gully, quite safe

12.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven half-heartedly to mid-on

New Zealand 36/0   RJ Sidebottom 7-2-15-0

29.1

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, short and pulled square on the leg side ... a long hop

29.2

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, turned into the leg side, Anderson in quickly from deep midwicket

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

29.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, full and firmly driven to Pietersen at point

29.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off and How allows it to pass

New Zealand 103/1   RJ Sidebottom 8-2-21-0

31.1

Sidebottom to How, 2 runs, Sidebottom again starts with a long hop, pulled in front of square but Anderson able to rush round from deep midwicket to cut it off

31.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, played from the crease to mid-on, Sidebottom trolls through three quarters of the way down the pitch in his follow through

31.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, How again into line, standing tall, and pushing to mid-off

31.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, much quicker - 88mph - How follows and is beaten all ends up. Minimal footwork and he fenced at that

31.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, Sidebottom goes for a Groundhog Day shot but How learns from his mistake and lets this one pass

31.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, forward and plays a loose defensive shot, aiming for the covers but it loops off the pitch to Sidebottom

New Zealand 105/1   RJ Sidebottom 9-2-23-0

33.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, fuller and pushed to mid-off

33.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, wide, he plays but not convincingly

33.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off, How stands as erect as a guardsman and allows it to pass

33.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, into line and defended

33.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, angled across and Ambrose takes

33.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, How looks to drive again but not remotely off the middle of the bat

New Zealand 105/1   RJ Sidebottom 10-3-23-0

35.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, upright and defended into the leg side

35.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, drives off the front foot and more than a hint of edge as he ends up playing a flat-batted shot

35.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven from the crease to mid-off

35.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven towards mid-off but extra cover zips in to intercept

35.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off and a well-judged leave

35.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended to extra cover to end a maiden over

New Zealand 107/1   RJ Sidebottom 11-4-23-0

37.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, firm drive back to Sidebottom

37.2

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, back and whipped into the leg side

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

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   RJ Sidebottom 12-4-24-1

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   RJ Sidebottom 13-5-24-1

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   RJ Sidebottom 14-6-24-1

59.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off, angled across How who leaves

59.2

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, driven square on the off side, there's a gap there, and Harmison at deep cover fields

59.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushed into the on side

59.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, good length but too wide

59.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, this one he has to play, it's straight and full, but he gets into line early

59.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, swinging away but only after it is past the stumps by which time Taylor has left it

New Zealand 176/3   RJ Sidebottom 15-6-25-1

61.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, played defensively into the off side

61.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angled across the right hander once more

61.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, he finds the edge but it scoots along the ground to Cook in the gully

61.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, played off the front foot back to Sidebottom.

61.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, firmer drive to mid-off

61.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, very wide and Taylor pushes forward and leaves

New Zealand 176/4   RJ Sidebottom 16-7-25-1

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

63.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, too full and wide, Taylor drives but jabs it down into the ground and that takes all the pace off the ball

New Zealand 178/4   RJ Sidebottom 17-8-25-1

65.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, turned off his pads to Panesar at long leg, he makes a classy diving one-handed stop

65.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg, defended solidly

65.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushed to short extra cover who feigns to throw but thinks better of it

65.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, on middle and off, defensive push to mid-off

65.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, banged in, much too short and he ducks with ease

65.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, driven to Vaughan at slightly wide mid-off

New Zealand 180/4   RJ Sidebottom 18-8-27-1

84.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, blimey, that's a wild one down the leg side. Excellent take from Ambrose diving to his left

84.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, on the middle stump, nudged off his hip

84.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, FOUR, he has hammered that! What a shot. Only a fraction short and McCullum rocked back and pulled it in front of square for four. Absolutely laced it

84.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, this hurries McCullum who defends

84.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, swinging into the right hander who gets a thick inside edge onto his pad

84.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 no ball, ooh that's well bowled again, hurrying him into a defensive prod. But he's no-balled by at least a foot

84.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, full, straight and nudged to short leg

New Zealand 251/5   RJ Sidebottom 19-8-32-1

86.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, full and straight, defended

86.2

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, left alone outside off

86.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, again angled across the right hander who ignores it

86.4

Sidebottom to McCullum, 2 runs, pushed out to cover and another wild throw from the fielder nearly hands more overthrows to New Zealand

86.5

Sidebottom to McCullum, no run, excellent, quick delivery which swings into the right hander who blocks it out. But only just

86.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum takes a step down the pitch, shuffling outside the off stump and tries to swing this over midwicket but it's much too full (not to mention late in the day) to be attempting such madness. He gets a thick inside edge down to fine leg

New Zealand 262/5   RJ Sidebottom 20-8-35-1

88.1

Sidebottom to McCullum, OUT, got him! A very wide ball angled across him from Sidebottom, McCullum tried to flay this through the covers but could only toe-end it through to Ambrose who took a simple low catch

BB McCullum c †Ambrose b Sidebottom 51 (76m 55b 5x4 2x6) SR: 92.72

88.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, left alone outside off

88.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, big, booming swing into the left hander who nudges to a short midwicket

88.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, lets this go outside the off stump

88.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, FOUR, edged for four! In fact I'll give Vettori the benefit of the doubt there. It was a guided edge past the slips down for four, if that's not too great a contradiction in terms

88.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, punched back to the bowler

New Zealand 281/6   RJ Sidebottom 21-8-39-2

90.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, big inswinger beats Taylor and thuds into his pads as he looks to flick to leg, a loud appeal and that was very close ... just sneaking down the leg side

90.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off and full, Taylor happy to leave. A few sighters early on won't be unwelcome

90.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, eased off leg stump to long leg where Hoggard fields

90.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, full, gentle swing away from the left hander, Vettori gently pushes to mid-off

90.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, slightly off-target, started wide and swung considerably after passing the batsman

90.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, slightly better line, still not close enough to Vettori to lure him into anything untoward

New Zealand 283/6   RJ Sidebottom 22-8-40-2

92.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, FOUR, wide and overpitched, Taylor slams it off the front foot through the covers, using his full reach to get to the pitch of the ball. That rasped across the turf ...

92.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, less convincing forward push, an inside edge into his pads and into the covers for a quick single

92.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, a foot or so outside off, Vettori leaves, quite safely despite all kinds of noises from the close field

92.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 no ball, another stifled appeal as Vettori goes nowhere and is saved by a thick inside edge into his pads

92.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, pitched two feet outside off stump and kept swinging away

92.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, wide, Vettori looks to cut but no timing and he thumps the ball into the ground

92.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, FOUR, that's what he was trying to do off the previous one, he has the width he enjoys and he punches that from the crease just behind square on the off side

New Zealand 298/6   RJ Sidebottom 23-8-50-2

94.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, FOUR, on leg stump, effortlessly flicked just behind square, it seemed to have no power but it kept on rolling and beat Harmison at long leg

94.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, 2 runs, too full, pushed firmly back, Sidebottom gets a hand onto it, it diverts into the stump but Taylor was wise to it and had his bat down at the non-striker's end

94.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, another leg-stump delivery, again Vettori works it behind square, this time Harmison can get round

94.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, solidly forward to defend, extra cover fields

94.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off, left alone

94.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, slightly tighter line, Taylor half forward to defend

New Zealand 309/6   RJ Sidebottom 24-8-57-2

96.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, back, waits and punches into the on side

96.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, again Vettori plays from the crease

96.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, 2 runs, flicked into the leg side off his pads, delivered from very wide of the crease so quite safe to play slightly across the line

96.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, down the leg side, it keeps low and a tidy take around his ankles from Ambrose

96.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, fuller, Vettori happy to trust his eye and play from back on his stumps

96.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, pushed back to Sidebottom who picks up and loosely flicks the ball to Ambrose, who is probably not too thrilled as it bounces a foot in front of him

New Zealand 312/6   RJ Sidebottom 25-8-59-2

98.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angled across Taylor, no swing, an easy leave

98.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, pushed defensively into the on side, a big stride forward

98.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, turned into the leg side on the move, there's plenty of space there and an easy single

98.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, outside off, holding its line and no shot

98.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, much fuller, beats Vettori who is falling to the off, again the appeal is not really what it could be and the umpire shakes his head

98.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, wide and there for the cut which Vettori so enjoys, he executes it but point makes a very sharp save

New Zealand 322/6   RJ Sidebottom 26-8-60-2

100.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, Taylor back, beaten, and the ball plops off his pads into the off side

100.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, turned into the leg side

100.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, upright defensive push into the covers

100.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, FOUR, that's where he likes it, wide and slightly short, dabbed more than cut behind square on the off side

100.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, he tries another cut but that's much too close and the ball beats him ... he turns away in self-admonishment before the ball has even reached the keeper

100.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to deep cover

New Zealand 337/6   RJ Sidebottom 27-8-66-2

113.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off, no hint of movement, Taylor leaves

113.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, same line and length, no shot

113.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, fuller, driven towards mid-off but extra cover whips across to field

113.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, that one did swing, but started too wide, a big stride and a leave

113.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, tip and run into the off side, Taylor is quick

113.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, down the leg side, Ambrose swiftly across

New Zealand 372/6   RJ Sidebottom 28-8-67-2

115.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, back and pushes to ball out to deep midwicket

115.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, angled across, Taylor leaves

115.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, fuller, driven hard through extra cover, Swann, the substitute, dives and pulls it back just inside the rope

115.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 leg bye, short, he hooks but misses, cries of catch it as the ball loops high behind square on the off side, it falls safely but it is of no matter as the ball clanged off his helmet anyhow

115.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, frustration from Sidebottom as Vettori works the ball off middle stump to backward square leg

115.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off, moving marginally away, no shot needed

New Zealand 381/6   RJ Sidebottom 29-8-71-2

117.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, speared across the right hander who leaves with a flourish of the bat high above his head

117.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, fuller and on off stump, Taylor shuffles forward to defend

117.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, cut hard to point where the ever-reliable Collingwood makes a good stop

117.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, on leg stump, Taylor misses and takes it on the pad, a couple of appeals but never anything for the umpire to take seriously

117.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, a genuine edge to point, albeit all along the ground

117.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and driven hard to the right of a diving extra cover

New Zealand 387/6   RJ Sidebottom 30-8-75-2

119.1

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, Sidebottom over the wicket and hits a good length, prompting the defence

119.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, Sidebottom bustles in again, defends on the front foot this time

119.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, fires that wide down off forcing the batsman to flay at it with a big flap off a would-be cut on the back foot

119.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, a good length again, forces the defence on the front foot

119.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, forces across the right hander again, a good line with a touch of angle and the batsman shoulders arms

119.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, outside off, driven out to the sweeper on the off-side and he steals the strike

New Zealand 388/6   RJ Sidebottom 31-8-76-2

121.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, outside off, driven out to the covers and they run through the single with a Beatles-esque "Yeahyeahyeah". There was no singing, though

121.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, stays over for the right hander, finds a hint of lift as the ball comes across him and the batsman tucks it back down into the pitch, safely

121.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, defended down tidily on the back foot in front of off

121.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, outside off, the batsman shoulders arms as the ball comes through on a good length

121.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, round the wicket now and some aggression from Sidebottom, booming the ball down and forcing the batsman to jump into a defence in line with middle

121.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, planted on a good length, forcing the batsman to defend again, which he does tidily enough

New Zealand 393/6   RJ Sidebottom 32-8-77-2

123.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 2 runs, a straight drive through mid-off and Vettori charges off, some relaying on the boundary but the batsmen can't come back for the third

123.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, swing in to the left hander, who defends in line with off and follows up with a "Wait!"

123.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, FOUR, some width outside off, and a push through cover with some good placement, too

123.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, banged in short on middle and pulled out to deep midwicket, played safely out there

123.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, round the wicket now and squares the batsman up on off, he manages to recover and steer the edge down towards the gully

123.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, hostile from Sidebottom to round off the over, a sharp bouncer that hardly gets up above shoulder height, the batsman leans back and lets it go

New Zealand 407/6   RJ Sidebottom 33-8-84-2

125.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, good defence on the front foot now, with a push out and they scramble through

125.2

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, round the wicket and boulders that one in on off, it's defended on the front foot

125.3

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, sllightly slower ball outside off, the batsman's on to it like a rocket with a firm drive through the covers

125.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, back over the wicket, fires in the bouncer over middle and off, Vettori ducks under

125.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, (no ball) 1 run, on the legs, turned out in front of square. An overstep of a no-ball, but no free hit in this game

125.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, round the wicket now, the batsman pushes into the covers on the front foot, defensively

125.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, 1 run, not too short on off, but Taylor's on to that so quickly with a firm ball out to midwicket

New Zealand 423/6   RJ Sidebottom 34-8-89-2

138.1

Sidebottom to Mills, 1 run, on middle-and-leg and it hurries him into a defensive jab

138.2

Sidebottom to Patel, OUT, well bowled and a safe catch from Strauss at first slip. Angling across Patel who drove at it without moving his feet, Strauss taking the edge low to his left

JS Patel c Strauss b Sidebottom 5 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

138.3

Sidebottom to Martin, OUT, got him, cleaned him up! Full, straight and Martin completely missed it - his off stump cartwheeling backwards to end New Zealand's innings

CS Martin b Sidebottom 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 470/10   RJ Sidebottom 34.3-8-90-4
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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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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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