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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Nick Brook has disgraced himself and his countrymen with this appalling attempt at humour. "How is playing a HOWlingly good innings," he chortles.

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

The cover specialist, Jonty Harmison, is on the boundary and waiting to come back on to replace Shah.

50.5

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

50.6

Collingwood to Taylor, no run, very straight and defended

End of over 51 (7 runs) New Zealand 145/3

    • LRPL Taylor 8 (12b 1x4)
    • JM How 69 (147b 7x4)
    • PD Collingwood 5-2-9-1
    • MJ Hoggard 13-1-50-0

Here's Harmison

Re Shah's howlingly awful throw in the last over, why do teams insist on winging in throws to the wicketkeeper when there's precisely no chance of a run out? It's an utter waste of time.

51.1

Harmison to How, no run, an innocuous, 79mph delivery outside the off stump

51.2

Harmison to How, no run, wider of the off stump and slower, too

51.3

Harmison to How, no run, even slower this time - 77.7mph, which is Collingwood's average pace - but a better line, just outside off and defended

51.4

Harmison to How, FOUR, he has laced that for four. What a fierce drive, on the front foot and hammered just in front of point for four

Harmison "oohs" and "ahhs". You've got to love him, haven't you?

51.5

Harmison to How, no run, better from Harmison - a better line at any rate and it's left alone

51.6

Harmison to How, FOUR, a bouncer down the leg side which How tries to hook, gets glove on it and it flies down for another four

Not the best of comeback overs from Harmison, that.

End of over 52 (8 runs) New Zealand 153/3

    • JM How 77 (153b 9x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 8 (12b 1x4)
    • SJ Harmison 8-1-41-1
    • PD Collingwood 5-2-9-1

Here's Collingwood

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

End of over 53 (2 runs) New Zealand 155/3

    • JM How 78 (154b 9x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 9 (17b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 6-2-11-1
    • SJ Harmison 8-1-41-1
53.1

Harmison to How, no run, good, straight delivery from Harmison at 81mph which How is forward to, defending

53.2

Harmison to How, no run, driven hard into the ground and the ball hurries onto Pietersen at short extra cover who takes a crowd catch, high to his left

53.3

Harmison to How, FOUR, magnificent shot to an average delivery. A wide half-volley and dispatched with a fair deal of disdain through extra cover. An emphatic follow-through, too

53.4

Harmison to How, no run, another crunching drive but it finds a diving mid-off this time

53.5

Harmison to How, no run, left alone outside off

53.6

Harmison to How, no run, a good ball with which to finish the over, testing How outside his off stump and it's firmly defended

End of over 54 (4 runs) New Zealand 159/3

    • JM How 82 (160b 10x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 9 (17b 1x4)
    • SJ Harmison 9-1-45-1
    • 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

Martin makes the valid observation that Ambrose really should be up to the stumps. He was in Collingwood's previous over, but not now...and it's allowed Taylor to walk miles down the pitch

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

End of over 55 (5 runs) New Zealand 164/3

    • JM How 86 (164b 11x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 10 (19b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 7-2-16-1
    • SJ Harmison 9-1-45-1
55.1

Harmison to Taylor, no run, short and he ducks beneath it

55.2

Harmison to Taylor, no run, another bouncer which Taylor evades with a duck

Quack

55.3

Harmison to Taylor, no run, fuller this time from Harmison and it's cautiously driven out to cover

55.4

Harmison to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off

55.5

Harmison to Taylor, FOUR, too full and driven beautifully for four, straight back past mid-on. It was a loopy, innocuous delivery and right in How's slot

He looks very good driving straight

55.6

Harmison to Taylor, no run, cramped for room a little here, shapes to leave before jabbing down on it

End of over 56 (4 runs) New Zealand 168/3

    • LRPL Taylor 14 (25b 2x4)
    • JM How 86 (164b 11x4)
    • SJ Harmison 10-1-49-1
    • PD Collingwood 7-2-16-1

Monty back into the attack

56.1

Panesar to How, no run, tossed up outside the off stump

56.2

Panesar to How, no run, crisply driven to short mid-off

56.3

Panesar to How, no run, tossed up on middle-and-leg, he turns it to short leg

56.4

Panesar to How, 1 run, on his legs, clipped through short leg's legs for a single

56.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, again a leg-stump line, Taylor shuffles to the off side before nudging this behind square for a single

56.6

Panesar to How, no run, straighter delivery at last from Monty, and it's blocked out

End of over 57 (2 runs) New Zealand 170/3

    • JM How 87 (169b 11x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 15 (26b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 13-4-31-0
    • SJ Harmison 10-1-49-1
57.1

Harmison to Taylor, 1 run, Harmison's in and this is too straight, allowing them to nudge to leg and pick up a single

Both these batsmen appear to be targetting Harmison, almost treating him with disdain

57.2

Harmison to How, 2 runs, short and wide of the off stump, he scoops it through midwicket

Again a sign that they really aren't afraid of Harmison and his potential threat. Mind you, it's a fairly docile pitch

57.3

Harmison to How, 1 run, turned through midwicket

57.4

Harmison to Taylor, no run, beaten! A good ball from Harmison - that's where he should be bowling and the line outside off where, so far, he has failed to consistently hit

57.5

Harmison to Taylor, no run, ignored outside off

57.6

Harmison to Taylor, no run, pushed out to the off side

And that, ladies and gents, is tea. A shared session I'd say, New Zealand making 87 for 2 since lunch. How was beginning to find his feet as tea approached - in fact in the last ten overs, this pair added 42 which is fairly good going. Martin and I are off for a curry; join us in 15 minutes for the final session of the day.

End of over 58 (4 runs) New Zealand 174/3

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (30b 2x4)
    • JM How 90 (171b 11x4)
    • SJ Harmison 11-1-53-1
    • MS Panesar 13-4-31-0

Welcome back for what will be a longer-than-usual last session because of the over rate. Meanwhile, Rich Stevenson has a problem. "A dilemma for you to provide guidance on. My team have tonight won a semi final which means they'll play at wembley this year. Truly a rare event as i support grimsby (and we have our 100% record there to defend). This clashes though with a wedding in Adelaide of a friend who is very handy at beech cricket, a sensational writer and will look great in her dress. Do I a) neglect my team b) miss a tip top ding dong bonza party or c) find a cricket tour to a remote land to solve my dilemma." Given that the wedding is of our own Jenny Thompson and that Grimsby are unlikely ever to get to Wembley again, it's a no brainer. Sorry Jenny.

58.1

Panesar to How, 1 run, turned easily off leg stump for a single

58.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

58.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, Taylor defends a ball pitched up to him

58.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, half volley driven into the pitch and back to Panesar who moves smartly to his left

58.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, turned past Cook at forward short leg, Pietersen at midwicket fields

58.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, driven firmly to Harmison at a slightly deep mid-on

It's a lovely day but getting windier.

End of over 59 (1 run) New Zealand 175/3

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (35b 2x4)
    • JM How 91 (172b 11x4)
    • MS Panesar 14-4-32-0
    • SJ Harmison 11-1-53-1

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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

End of over 60 (1 run) New Zealand 176/3

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (39b 2x4)
    • JM How 92 (174b 11x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 15-6-25-1
    • MS Panesar 14-4-32-0
60.1

Panesar to How, no run, sweeps from outside off, misses, and a pleading appeal from Panesar

60.2

Panesar to How, no run, much closer as he again sweeps, but too full and it hits him on the toe outside off

60.3

Panesar to How, no run, driven on the half volley to Panesar

60.4

Panesar to How, no run, flatter and faster, How back onto the front foot to block

60.5

Panesar to How, no run, crouching defensive push into the covers

60.6

Panesar to How, OUT, another superb catch, taken low to his left by Collingwood at slip, as Panesar gets one to turn fractionally across How and it takes a thin edge. How stands his ground, frustration not dissent, and then looks to the heavens before slowly heading off

JM How c Collingwood b Panesar 92 (250m 180b 11x4 0x6) SR: 51.11

A really excellent innings from How, defying his critics, and we were among them, to play an excellent anchor knock. He had looked slightly rattled that over, very out of character.

End of over 61 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 176/4

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (39b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 15-5-32-1
    • 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

And the Barmy Army have woken up and started singing.

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.

Taylor looks ill at ease ... he needs some runs to settle his nerves.

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

End of over 62 (maiden) New Zealand 176/4

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (45b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 0 (0b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 16-7-25-1
    • MS Panesar 15-5-32-1
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

62.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up, Taylor forward to kill the spin

62.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, a big step, almost as if he was about to attack, but then he defends to cover

End of over 63 (1 run) New Zealand 177/4

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (47b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 1 (4b)
    • MS Panesar 16-5-33-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 16-7-25-1

Chanting more than singing from the England supporters.

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

Since tea it's six overs, four runs, one wicket.

End of over 64 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 178/4

    • LRPL Taylor 16 (48b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 1 (9b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 17-8-25-1
    • MS Panesar 16-5-33-1
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

End of over 65 (maiden) New Zealand 178/4

    • JDP Oram 1 (15b)
    • LRPL Taylor 16 (48b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 17-6-33-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 17-8-25-1

Harmison heads off the field for another of the many rests needed by the England bowlers.

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

And to take you through to the close, Will Luke.

End of over 66 (2 runs) New Zealand 180/4

    • LRPL Taylor 18 (54b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 1 (15b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 18-8-27-1
    • MS Panesar 17-6-33-1

Thanks Martin, hello all. Here's Monty, over the wicket

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

Around the wicket

66.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up on leg, nudged to leg

66.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 67 (5 runs) New Zealand 185/4

    • LRPL Taylor 18 (56b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 6 (19b)
    • MS Panesar 18-6-38-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 18-8-27-1

Hoggard into the attack

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

67.5

Hoggard to Taylor, 2 runs, straighter this time and he nudges off his pads

67.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, cracked on the front foot into the covers

End of over 68 (5 runs) New Zealand 190/4

    • LRPL Taylor 20 (58b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 9 (23b)
    • MJ Hoggard 14-1-55-0
    • MS Panesar 18-6-38-1

Monty over the wicket

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

Around the wicket to the right-hander

68.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, he comes forward and smothers a defensive

End of over 69 (1 run) New Zealand 191/4

    • LRPL Taylor 20 (59b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 10 (28b)
    • MS Panesar 19-6-39-1
    • MJ Hoggard 14-1-55-0
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

Cook is having a day to remember in the field - and so might England if they continue like this. Five down with plenty of time left in the day.

Here's McCullum

69.2

Hoggard to McCullum, no run, and already, remarkably, he's down the pitch - almost in one-day mode - but leaves it alone

McCullum is in devastating one-day form. Can he translate his aggression into a counterattacking-yet-innings-salvaging knock today?

69.3

Hoggard to McCullum, no run, firmly punched out to cover

69.4

Hoggard to McCullum, 1 run, clever batting. He shuffles to the off side before shovelling it to leg for a quick single

69.5

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, good line and length. Taylor defends

69.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a meek, weak bouncer which he evades with ease

I wonder if Cook has ever taken three catches in an innings before. He might have for Essex but I doubt they will have been as high quality as those today. He's been massive, frankly.

End of over 70 (1 run) New Zealand 192/5

    • LRPL Taylor 20 (61b 2x4)
    • BB McCullum 1 (3b)
    • MJ Hoggard 15-1-56-1
    • MS Panesar 19-6-39-1

Around the wicket

70.1

Panesar to McCullum, no run, tossed up outside off

Bat-pad is in, by the way

70.2

Panesar to McCullum, no run, defended on the front foot

70.3

Panesar to McCullum, 1 run, driven out past point and they scamper a single. Good running

70.4

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, flatter, driven past Panesar

70.5

Panesar to McCullum, no run, neatly defended on the front foot

70.6

Panesar to McCullum, no run, McCullum opens the face and runs it out behind square. Good hands

End of over 71 (2 runs) New Zealand 194/5

    • BB McCullum 2 (8b)
    • LRPL Taylor 21 (62b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 20-6-41-1
    • MJ Hoggard 15-1-56-1
71.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, A good line, Taylor cautiously blocks this off the back foot

71.2

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, shot! That's a beautiful drive from Taylor, banging this back past Hoggard - nutmegging him in fact - for four. Driven as straight as you like and the timing was sweet

71.3

Hoggard to Taylor, 2 runs, too straight, Taylor turns it off his pads for a single. In fact they get two with an urgent piece of running

And there's New Zealand's 200

71.4

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, excellent line and length. Taylor gives it due respect with a solid defensive off the back foot

71.5

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a loose, floppy shot driven in the air just short of Sidebottom at mid-on

71.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a tempter outside off which he ignores

End of over 72 (6 runs) New Zealand 200/5

    • LRPL Taylor 27 (68b 3x4)
    • BB McCullum 2 (8b)
    • MJ Hoggard 16-1-62-1
    • MS Panesar 20-6-41-1
72.1

Panesar to McCullum, 2 runs, too straight, it's flicked behind square and a fairly lackadaisical Sidebottom at fine leg lets them through for two

72.2

Panesar to McCullum, no run, clumped with a free-flowing swish of the blade but straight to mid-off

72.3

Panesar to McCullum, 2 runs, smudged through midwicket for two

72.4

Panesar to McCullum, FOUR, that's four and the first sign of aggression from McCullum. An ugly, Twenty20-esque slog from outside off, sweeping it through midwicket

72.5

Panesar to McCullum, no run, ooh and he induces a thick outside edge there. Quicker ball from Monty

72.6

Panesar to McCullum, 1 run, turned to leg for a single and he steals the strike

End of over 73 (9 runs) New Zealand 209/5

    • BB McCullum 11 (14b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 27 (68b 3x4)
    • MS Panesar 21-6-50-1
    • MJ Hoggard 16-1-62-1
73.1

Hoggard to McCullum, 1 run, punched out to cover and Jonty Harmison dives impressively, using all his height, to save two. Super piece of diving, that

73.2

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, swinging into the right hander who defends it back to Hoggard

73.3

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, savage. It wasn't that short but Taylor was quickly onto the back foot, pulling it powerfully through midwicket

This is going to be an entertaining last hour-and-a-bit...

73.4

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, cautiously nudged to leg

73.5

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, firmly blocked out on the back foot

73.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, swinging into the right hander who's hurried into a defensive and gets into a right old muddle

End of over 74 (5 runs) New Zealand 214/5

    • LRPL Taylor 31 (73b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 12 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 17-1-67-1
    • MS Panesar 21-6-50-1

Monty's around the wicket

74.1

Panesar to McCullum, no run, a little too straight, spearing into his legs but nevertheless it's defended

74.2

Panesar to McCullum, no run, on middle and defended

74.3

Panesar to McCullum, no run, a very full length; it's dug out to cover

74.4

Panesar to McCullum, 2 runs, edged and through Collingwood at slip! A fine ball, squaring McCullum up and it took a thick outside edge which Collingwood couldn't quite stoop down to reach. It was a very difficult chance, mind

74.5

Panesar to McCullum, no run, full, flat, fast and blocked

74.6

Panesar to McCullum, no run, defended on the front foot

Excellent Monty over. Plenty of variation, good control and the batsmen were tested with each delivery

End of over 75 (2 runs) New Zealand 216/5

    • BB McCullum 14 (21b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 31 (73b 4x4)
    • MS Panesar 22-6-52-1
    • MJ Hoggard 17-1-67-1

Ambrose is up to the stumps

75.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off. Good take by Ambrose

75.2

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a little fuller and straight, he turns to leg

75.3

Hoggard to Taylor, 1 run, flicked off his pads for a single to square leg

75.4

Hoggard to McCullum, no run, he comes forward, watchfully, and defends this straight delivery

75.5

Hoggard to McCullum, no run, pushed out to the off side

75.6

Hoggard to McCullum, FOUR, cut very firmly indeed for four. Too short and wide from Hoggard and emphatically smashed by McCullum

End of over 76 (5 runs) New Zealand 221/5

    • BB McCullum 18 (24b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 32 (76b 4x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 18-1-72-1
    • MS Panesar 22-6-52-1
76.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, driven crisply to the right of short extra cover who dives and saves a single

76.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, flighted on the off stump, he's forward and defending

76.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, and again, another defensive prod

76.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, well bowled - just held that one back a bit. Taylor up to the task so far, though

76.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, crisply driven "on the walk" to short extra cover

76.6

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, too straight, flicked to a far-too-deep mid-on

End of over 77 (1 run) New Zealand 222/5

    • LRPL Taylor 33 (82b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 18 (24b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 23-6-53-1
    • MJ Hoggard 18-1-72-1
77.1

Harmison to Taylor, no run, what happened there? Taylor was back in his crease and trying to defend but the ball bounced on him and he appeared not to pick it up

77.2

Harmison to Taylor, no run, defended on the back foot

77.3

Harmison to Taylor, no run, couldn't reach that with a barge pole...

77.4

Harmison to Taylor, 1 run, a little too straight this time and he nudges to leg, scampering through for a single

77.5

Harmison to McCullum, no run

77.6

Harmison to McCullum, no run, punched out to cover

End of over 78 (1 run) New Zealand 223/5

    • BB McCullum 18 (26b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 34 (86b 4x4)
    • SJ Harmison 12-1-54-1
    • MS Panesar 23-6-53-1

Around the wicket

78.1

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up on the off stump and blocked out

78.2

Panesar to Taylor, no run, on middle stump and pushed to leg

78.3

Panesar to Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle, he comes forward and turns it with a flick of the wrists

78.4

Panesar to Taylor, no run, good shout from Monty but it probably didn't pitch in line

78.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, Taylor turns to leg

78.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, pushed to mid-off

End of over 79 (maiden) New Zealand 223/5

    • LRPL Taylor 34 (92b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 18 (26b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 24-7-53-1
    • SJ Harmison 12-1-54-1
79.1

Harmison to McCullum, no run, whacked to mid-off. Bizarre looking tennis-style swat

79.2

Harmison to McCullum, FOUR, oh that's a fine stroke from McCullum, flicking this through midwicket and timing it superbly. He's batting right out of his crease, really upsetting Harmison's length - which isn't the hardest thing to do in the first place

79.3

Harmison to McCullum, no run, wide enough to be left alone

79.4

Harmison to McCullum, 1 run, down the leg side - wild and woolly

79.5

Harmison to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off

79.6

Harmison to Taylor, 1 run, beautifully driven to mid-off

End of over 80 (6 runs) New Zealand 229/5

    • LRPL Taylor 35 (94b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 23 (30b 3x4)
    • SJ Harmison 13-1-60-1
    • MS Panesar 24-7-53-1
80.1

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, flicked to leg

80.2

Panesar to McCullum, no run, tossed up on the middle stump and it's defended

80.3

Panesar to McCullum, no run, he shapes to smack this over the top before realising there are only 9.5 overs left of the day's play. And defends

80.4

Panesar to McCullum, 1 run, prodded out to cover

80.5

Panesar to Taylor, no run, well wide of the off stump, excellent take from Ambrose who took it off his bootstraps

80.6

Panesar to Taylor, no run, prodded on the front foot

Good over from Monty who has improved with every over

End of over 81 (2 runs) New Zealand 231/5

    • LRPL Taylor 36 (97b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 24 (33b 3x4)
    • MS Panesar 25-7-55-1
    • SJ Harmison 13-1-60-1

The new ball is available, incidentally, but here comes big Steve with the old nut

81.1

Harmison to McCullum, 1 run, full and straight, McCullum defends

81.2

Harmison to Taylor, no run, flicked off his hip by McCullum. Ambrose sprints to his left to field

81.3

Harmison to Taylor, no run, a good line on a fullish length and a very solid-looking Taylor shuffles across to defend

81.4

Harmison to Taylor, no run, driven back to Harmison who fields very well with his right hand, stooping low - and Harmison then shies at the stumps but it's miles wide and Ambrose is forced to dive to his left to save what would've been the third overthrows for four today

81.5

Harmison to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off

81.6

Harmison to Taylor, 3 runs, worked through midwicket - a loopy, floaty, flappy sort of delivery but Sidebottom chases it down

End of over 82 (4 runs) New Zealand 235/5

    • LRPL Taylor 39 (102b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 25 (34b 3x4)
    • SJ Harmison 14-1-64-1
    • MS Panesar 25-7-55-1
82.1

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, angled out to the off side

82.2

Panesar to McCullum, no run, quicker ball - almost a seamer's action from Monty there - which he defends

82.3

Panesar to McCullum, no run, angled out to the off side

82.4

Panesar to McCullum, 3 runs, punched out through the off side

82.5

Panesar to Taylor, 1 run, flicked through Harmison at mid-on - in fact, no he's pulled off a very fine save indeed, diving to his right. That was superb diving from the big man, though he's clutching his elbow now...and could be in trouble

82.6

Panesar to McCullum, SIX, shot, McCullum. He is a tough nut and a fine batsman. He's sweeping Panesar with power over midwicket for six

Fifty partnership from 83

End of over 83 (11 runs) New Zealand 246/5

    • BB McCullum 34 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 41 (104b 4x4)
    • MS Panesar 26-7-66-1
    • SJ Harmison 14-1-64-1
83.1

Harmison to Taylor, no run, a corker from Harmison, Taylor not sure whether to come forward or back and, as such, he's stuck in no man's land and beaten

83.2

Harmison to Taylor, no run, a wasted bouncer down the leg side

83.3

Harmison to Taylor, no run, back into his crease, he defends this straight delivery off the back foot with the straightest of blades

83.4

Harmison to Taylor, no run, very short, even wider and Taylor tries to cut but, well, he didn't have a hope of reaching that

83.5

Harmison to Taylor, no run, chopped to gully

83.6

Harmison to Taylor, no run, stands tall to defend off the back foot

End of over 84 (maiden) New Zealand 246/5

    • LRPL Taylor 41 (110b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 34 (38b 3x4 1x6)
    • SJ Harmison 15-2-64-1
    • MS Panesar 26-7-66-1

New ball has been taken and Sidebottom is the lucky recipient

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

That's the line. Just on middle-and-off

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

End of over 85 (5 runs) New Zealand 251/5

    • BB McCullum 38 (45b 4x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 41 (110b 4x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 19-8-32-1
    • SJ Harmison 15-2-64-1
85.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, well wide of the off stump and the first real sign of swing, booming away from the right hander

85.2

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, lovely shot. Another booming outswinger from Hoggard but Taylor took a big stride down the pitch to meet the ball and caressed him through the covers for four

85.3

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, firmly forward and he defends this off stump delivery

85.4

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, excellent length from Hoggard but that's very well played by Taylor, opening the face and guiding it to gully

85.5

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, on middle stump, he defends watchfully

85.6

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, that's a heck of a shot, standing tall and punching this straight back past Hoggard for the second four in the over

End of over 86 (8 runs) New Zealand 259/5

    • LRPL Taylor 49 (116b 6x4)
    • BB McCullum 38 (45b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ Hoggard 19-1-80-1
    • 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

End of over 87 (3 runs) New Zealand 262/5

    • BB McCullum 41 (51b 4x4 1x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 49 (116b 6x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 20-8-35-1
    • MJ Hoggard 19-1-80-1

No need for such craziness from McCullum. If he and Taylor can guide New Zealand home this evening, they'll have had a good day; this pair's partnership is their best of the innings so far

87.1

Hoggard to McCullum, SIX, unconfined madness from McCullum, though a dreadful ball from Hoggard. It was short, wide and he flayed it over third man

87.2

Hoggard to McCullum, FOUR, shot! Cracked over the covers for four and there's his fifty. Hoggard's not looking happy at all; he looks flustered and fazed

Just 54 balls for his fifty. He is a mighty fine player

87.3

Hoggard to McCullum, 1 leg bye, cheekily nudged to leg

87.4

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot

87.5

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, four more! A languid, sweetly timed drive through the covers to bring up his maiden Test fifty - and a very fine one at that, too. Solid in defence and quick to pounce on anything wayward; he was particularly impressive driving straight, too

87.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, pushed out to cover on the front foot

End of over 88 (15 runs) New Zealand 277/5

    • LRPL Taylor 53 (119b 7x4)
    • BB McCullum 51 (54b 5x4 2x6)
    • MJ Hoggard 20-1-94-1
    • 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

And with that, England have just about levelled proceedings for the day. McCullum's brilliant, feisty innings and bristling stand with Taylor had taken the game away from them but, with six wickets, the day is just about even. What a cracking knock from McCullum though.

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

And that's the end of Sidebottom's toil for the day. Not his best certainly, but he nevertheless ends with the miserly figures of 2 for 39 from 21 overs.

End of over 89 (4 runs) New Zealand 281/6

    • DL Vettori 4 (5b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 53 (119b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 21-8-39-2
    • MJ Hoggard 20-1-94-1

So then, the last over of the day is upon us

89.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, encouraging away swing from the right hander who shuffles across and defends

There's a very short mid-on in place

89.2

Hoggard to Taylor, 1 run, cautiously, watchfully defended - dropping it past gully for a single

89.3

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, down the leg side. Poor ball

89.4

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, swinging into the left hander who times it surprisingly sweetly, though straight back to Hoggard

89.5

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, that's a very fine line on the off stump, swinging back into Vettori who's forward and defending

89.6

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, cut to Sidebottom at point

And that's stumps on the first day, a curious yet intriguing opener to the series. England's fielding lurched from the ridiculous (over zealous shies at the stumps and three boundary overthrows) to the sublime (Alastair Cook's two wonderful catches, and three in all), but they kept tugging at New Zealand's coattails throughout the day in spite of a flattish pitch. Jamie How impressed again with 92 but it was Brendon McCullum who really threatened to take the game away from England with a brilliant, counterattacking fifty. However, in losing six wickets, New Zealand can only boast to have a single nostril in front and if England can wrap up the tail early tomorrow morning, it's game on. On that merry note it's goodbye from us - Will Luke and Martin Williamson - and do join us again tomorrow at 10.30am (2130 GMT).

End of over 90 (1 run) New Zealand 282/6

    • DL Vettori 4 (9b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 54 (121b 7x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 21-1-95-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 21-8-39-2

10.25am Out come the players and umpires, a moderate crowd despite it being a glorious day ... it should fill up more as the morning goes on. Ross Taylor resumes and if he can bat as well as he did last night then New Zealand could press on towards 400. Ryan Sidebottom on from the City End.

10.20am It's medical morning. "There clearly is a deficiency in knowledge of anatomy as your glossary claims that a box is an abdominal protector," emails Michael. "I'm not sure if that's technically inaccurate but it's certainly misleading." Ok, all suggestions welcome. Jamie Dowling adds: "I see that pie is also missing. Having bowled a fair few of both types of delivery, I'd love to see them represented."

Danny mails: "I was just checking out your glossary and noticed there are a few fielding positions missing. A non-initiate might have trouble figuring it out if you started talking about silly point gesturing to short third man..." Try this page for details of positions ...

10.15am Ian Botham out in the middle. A few cracks appearing but they won't come into play until days four and five and it looks to be good. "It's a first-innings wicket," he concludes.

10.10am We get quite a few emails asking us to clarify some of cricket's odder terms and expressions. Click here to check out our glossary ... and let us know if anything obvious is missing.

Jeremy mails: "In regards to mister big moaning doctor, most of us don't need to know the technical jargon, it's either broken or not simple as that." Or, in club terminology, you're either knackered or not.

9.55am Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the second day of the Hamilton Test. The weather is good and we are set for a prompt start. While we wait for the crowds to arrive and the game to resume, send us your feedback on anything that you want to get off your chest.

Incidently, Ian Bell has been out in the middle with a bat in his hand, but he hasn't actually batted. His right wrist is strapped. Mervyn Rosenberg MD FRCS has emailed us with a moan. "You, and all the rest of the media, display awful ignorance with regard to the anatomical descriptions of sports injuries. On this occasion you are incapable of recognising that Ian Bell had a major swelling over the proximal end of the right 5th metacarpal of his hand." Now you know.

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

End of over 91 (1 run) New Zealand 283/6

    • DL Vettori 4 (12b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 55 (124b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 22-8-40-2
    • MJ Hoggard 21-1-95-1

Matthew Hoggard from the Rugby Park End. Two slips and a gully the only attacking fielders.

91.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, outside off, again a sniff of swing as there was early on yesterday

91.2

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, on a length on off stump, Taylor gets right into line and plays defensively from the crease

91.3

Hoggard to Taylor, 1 run, a strangled appeal as Taylor plays off middle-and-leg with a thick inside edge into his pads, the ball trundles down to long leg

91.4

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, back and into line, pushed into the covers

91.5

Hoggard to Vettori, FOUR, short, a slightly jerky pull off the bottom part of the bat through midwicket, quite safe and four all the way. Nobody in the field moved

91.6

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, fuller on off stump and Vettori happy to push back to Hoggard

End of over 92 (5 runs) New Zealand 288/6

    • DL Vettori 8 (15b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 56 (127b 7x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 22-1-100-1
    • 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

End of over 93 (10 runs) New Zealand 298/6

    • DL Vettori 12 (20b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 61 (129b 8x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 23-8-50-2
    • MJ Hoggard 22-1-100-1
93.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, slower one - 75mph - wide and got wider

yes, we know about the kph and mph debate, but it's mph from here on in. end of debate. You can't please all the people all the time etc ...

93.2

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, fuller, it beats a rather limp defensive push and Ambrose takes

93.3

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a rare leg-side delivery from Hoggard, Taylor shimmies inside the line

93.4

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, he feels for a drive, playing it slightly too far away from him, a thick edge quirts to point

93.5

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, punches from the crease to point who stops but doesn't gather at the first attempt

93.6

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, a slash at a wide half volley, the ball skews over the slips and bounces over the third-man boundary ... quite safe as there is nobody down there

Too many fours this morning for England's liking, untroubled progress for New Zealand.

End of over 94 (4 runs) New Zealand 302/6

    • LRPL Taylor 65 (135b 9x4)
    • DL Vettori 12 (20b 3x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 23-1-104-1
    • 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

It's referred to Billy Bowden upstairs but no need to wait ...

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

Chris Higham mails: "It's kinda simple: 5mph is 8km/hr. remember your 5x and 8x tables?" Good, so you won't have any trouble converting from one to the other. Good.

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

End of over 95 (7 runs) New Zealand 309/6

    • LRPL Taylor 65 (138b 9x4)
    • DL Vettori 19 (23b 4x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 24-8-57-2
    • MJ Hoggard 23-1-104-1

Vaughan starts fiddling with the field as he did relentlessly yesterday.

95.1

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, full on off stump, Vettori defends from the crease

95.2

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, outside off, and with the angle of attack Vettori can push forward and then leave the ball to pass

95.3

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, fuller but pretty much the same line, again Vettori leaves

95.4

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, a firm defensive push to cover with a yell of "waiting" for good measure

95.5

Hoggard to Vettori, 1 leg bye, a slightly yelped appeal as Vettori misses a half volley, the ball thumps him on his back foot and spears down to long leg

That was far closer than the dismissive shake of the head from the umpire suggests. He was right back on his stumps and it pitched in line ... hmmm. Perhaps the poor appeal helped the umpire make up his mind?

Hawkeye clears it up showing the ball was heading down the leg side. Now that we don't own Hawkeye we can be as rude about it as we like ... but not on that one.

95.6

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, a low-key end to the over, pushed into the covers

End of over 96 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 310/6

    • LRPL Taylor 65 (139b 9x4)
    • DL Vettori 19 (28b 4x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 24-2-104-1
    • 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

End of over 97 (2 runs) New Zealand 312/6

    • DL Vettori 21 (34b 4x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 65 (139b 9x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 25-8-59-2
    • MJ Hoggard 24-2-104-1
97.1

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, Taylor falls over as he is turned square on and is beaten, Hoggard and his close men appeal, possibly a bit high

97.2

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, it's four in the book but Taylor shook his head at the shot, a loose drive that goes in the air wide of a diving gully

97.3

Hoggard to Taylor, 2 runs, a pull that he doesn't get hold of, they manage a scampered two nevertheless

97.4

Hoggard to Taylor, 1 run, drifting down the leg side, Taylor turns it off his pads via a thick inside edge

97.5

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, pushed to mid-on

97.6

Hoggard to Vettori, 2 runs, a push with no follow through, but a beautifully timed one, and extra cover and mid-off have their work cut out to overhaul it

End of over 98 (9 runs) New Zealand 321/6

    • DL Vettori 23 (36b 4x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 72 (143b 10x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 25-2-113-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 25-8-59-2
98.1

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

Andy from the USA mails: "But the question is why are you still using a Roman measurement when the modern world has moved to metric?" Er .. the USA?

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

End of over 99 (1 run) New Zealand 322/6

    • DL Vettori 23 (39b 4x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 73 (146b 10x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 26-8-60-2
    • MJ Hoggard 25-2-113-1

Right, sorry to be arsy but we are not debating mph or kph. It's mph while the feed is such and that's the end of it.

99.1

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, driven slightly in the air but with real oomph through the covers, he really leathered that

99.2

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, he leans on that, where the previous one was all power, this is all timing, it leaves Hoggard on the ground and zips to the boundary behind him

99.3

Hoggard to Taylor, no run, outside off and with eight off this over already, he can leave with no qualms

Vaughan reinforces the cover field

99.4

Hoggard to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, cut hard to deep cover. A ball earlier and that would have been another four

99.5

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, pushed into the off side, Vettori starts for the single but thinks better of it

99.6

Hoggard to Vettori, no run, he falls slightly to the off as he plays defensively to mid-on

End of over 100 (9 runs) New Zealand 331/6

    • DL Vettori 23 (41b 4x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 82 (150b 12x4)
    • MJ Hoggard 26-2-122-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 26-8-60-2
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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