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
7.5

Hoggard to How, FOUR, the first boundary of the day, a bouncer which How hooks with no authority, a thick top edge goes fine enough to beat Sidebottom

New Zealand 13/0   JM How 10* (32b 1x4)   MJ Hoggard 3.5-0-11-0
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   MD Bell 7* (21b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 5-2-6-0
9.1

Hoggard to How, FOUR, overpitched and driven hard at the feet of Hoggard, he tumbles like a ninepin and the ball races to the rope

New Zealand 21/0   JM How 14* (34b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 4.1-0-15-0
11.3

Harmison to Bell, FOUR, short and wide, smashed with authority along the ground through the covers. That asked to be hit and at 78mph, it was begging to be

New Zealand 28/0   MD Bell 11* (30b 2x4)   SJ Harmison 0.3-0-5-0
12.3

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

New Zealand 32/0   JM How 21* (42b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.3-2-11-0
12.5

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

New Zealand 36/0   JM How 25* (44b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 6.5-2-15-0
13.2

Harmison to Bell, FOUR, a wide half volley driven to the cover boundary

New Zealand 40/0   MD Bell 15* (35b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 1.2-0-9-0
13.3

Harmison to Bell, FOUR, short and wide, Bell leans back and slashes the ball high over the slips, again safe and Harmison already shipping runs ... can he dig deep?

New Zealand 44/0   MD Bell 19* (36b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 1.3-0-13-0
15.4

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, super shot, on leg stump and overpitched, whipped off his toes behind square and long leg has no chance

New Zealand 52/1   SP Fleming 5* (7b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 2.4-0-17-1
16.2

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, too full, driven hard to the right of mid-off and Sidebottom's dive is more for show than in expectation

New Zealand 57/1   SP Fleming 9* (10b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 6.2-0-25-0
17.5

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, he strays to leg, Fleming eases across to the off and helps it off his hips down to fine leg

New Zealand 66/1   SP Fleming 13* (15b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 3.5-0-26-1
20.1

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, steered from outside off, it beats gully and backward point and has the pace to go all the way ... and effortless shot

New Zealand 75/1   SP Fleming 18* (19b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 8.1-0-31-0
20.4

Hoggard to Fleming, FOUR, a delightful shot, full and he drives off the front foot between bowler and mid-off, it wasn't a particularly bad delivery but the execution was a joy

New Zealand 79/1   SP Fleming 22* (22b 5x4)   MJ Hoggard 8.4-0-35-0
21.6

Harmison to Fleming, FOUR, full and an outside edge shoots along the ground to the left of a diving second slip

New Zealand 84/1   SP Fleming 27* (29b 6x4)   SJ Harmison 6-0-33-1
28.1

Panesar to Fleming, FOUR, back, the ball squirts past the slip and that's four, a 90% controlled shot

New Zealand 91/1   SP Fleming 33* (45b 7x4)   MS Panesar 3.1-1-6-0
28.5

Panesar to Fleming, FOUR, steps back and cuts square, a well-timed shot

New Zealand 97/1   SP Fleming 39* (49b 8x4)   MS Panesar 3.5-1-12-0
29.1

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

New Zealand 101/1   JM How 43* (88b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 7.1-2-19-0
38.5

Panesar to How, FOUR, down the leg side, the thinnest of edges brings up his first Test fifty as it races to fine leg

New Zealand 112/2   JM How 52* (120b 6x4)   MS Panesar 8.5-4-18-0
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)   MJ Hoggard 10-0-41-0
44.2

Panesar to How, FOUR, oh that's neat from How, and I think premeditated too. On middle and leg, he swept it delicately for four

New Zealand 126/2   JM How 59* (128b 7x4)   MS Panesar 11.2-4-27-0
49.5

Hoggard to Taylor, FOUR, oh good shot, though played "on the walk". It was a little too straight from Hoggard and Taylor drove it straight back past him for four

New Zealand 136/3   LRPL Taylor 6* (9b 1x4)   MJ Hoggard 12.5-1-48-0
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

New Zealand 149/3   JM How 73* (151b 8x4)   SJ Harmison 7.4-1-37-1
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

New Zealand 153/3   JM How 77* (153b 9x4)   SJ Harmison 8-1-41-1
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

New Zealand 159/3   JM How 82* (157b 10x4)   SJ Harmison 8.3-1-45-1
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

New Zealand 164/3   JM How 86* (163b 11x4)   PD Collingwood 6.5-2-16-1
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

New Zealand 168/3   LRPL Taylor 14* (24b 2x4)   SJ Harmison 9.5-1-49-1
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

New Zealand 198/5   LRPL Taylor 25* (64b 3x4)   MJ Hoggard 15.2-1-60-1
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

New Zealand 208/5   BB McCullum 10* (12b 1x4)   MS Panesar 20.4-6-49-1
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

New Zealand 214/5   LRPL Taylor 31* (70b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 16.3-1-67-1
75.6

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

New Zealand 221/5   BB McCullum 18* (24b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 18-1-72-1
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

New Zealand 227/5   BB McCullum 22* (28b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 12.2-1-58-1
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

New Zealand 250/5   BB McCullum 38* (41b 4x4 1x6)   RJ Sidebottom 18.3-8-31-1
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

New Zealand 255/5   LRPL Taylor 45* (112b 5x4)   MJ Hoggard 18.2-1-76-1
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

New Zealand 259/5   LRPL Taylor 49* (116b 6x4)   MJ Hoggard 19-1-80-1
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

New Zealand 272/5   BB McCullum 51* (53b 5x4 2x6)   MJ Hoggard 19.2-1-90-1
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

New Zealand 277/5   LRPL Taylor 53* (118b 7x4)   MJ Hoggard 19.5-1-94-1
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

New Zealand 281/6   DL Vettori 4* (4b 1x4)   RJ Sidebottom 20.5-8-39-2
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

New Zealand 288/6   DL Vettori 8* (14b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 21.5-1-100-1
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 ...

New Zealand 292/6   LRPL Taylor 60* (128b 8x4)   RJ Sidebottom 22.1-8-44-2
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   DL Vettori 12* (20b 3x4)   RJ Sidebottom 23-8-50-2
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

New Zealand 302/6   LRPL Taylor 65* (135b 9x4)   MJ Hoggard 23-1-104-1
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

New Zealand 306/6   DL Vettori 16* (21b 4x4)   RJ Sidebottom 23.1-8-54-2
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

New Zealand 316/6   LRPL Taylor 69* (141b 10x4)   MJ Hoggard 24.2-2-108-1
99.1

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

New Zealand 326/6   LRPL Taylor 77* (147b 11x4)   MJ Hoggard 25.1-2-117-1
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

New Zealand 330/6   LRPL Taylor 81* (148b 12x4)   MJ Hoggard 25.2-2-121-1
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

New Zealand 336/6   DL Vettori 27* (43b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 26.4-8-65-2
101.5

Harmison to Taylor, FOUR, wide, overpicthed and Taylor slams that off the front foot square through the covers, deep cover has no chance even though he only had a few yards to move

New Zealand 344/6   LRPL Taylor 87* (154b 13x4)   SJ Harmison 15.5-2-70-1
102.2

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

New Zealand 348/6   DL Vettori 34* (50b 6x4)   PD Collingwood 7.2-2-20-1
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

New Zealand 353/6   LRPL Taylor 91* (164b 14x4)   PD Collingwood 8.4-2-25-1
107.4

Harmison to Taylor, FOUR, half volley slammed through extra cover, head over the ball and foot to the pitch of the ball

New Zealand 363/6   LRPL Taylor 97* (174b 15x4)   SJ Harmison 18.4-3-78-1
109.5

Harmison to Taylor, FOUR, short, Taylor hooks and that's it. The helmet comes off and he lifts both hands high in the air as he reaches his maiden Test hundred

New Zealand 369/6   LRPL Taylor 102* (185b 16x4)   SJ Harmison 19.5-3-84-1
117.6

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

New Zealand 387/6   LRPL Taylor 111* (208b 17x4)   RJ Sidebottom 30-8-75-2
120.6

Panesar to Taylor, FOUR, delicate this time, Panesar floats that one down leg and its helped on its way with a fine paddle through fine leg

New Zealand 392/6   LRPL Taylor 116* (220b 18x4)   MS Panesar 34-10-79-1
122.2

Panesar to Vettori, FOUR, "Catch it" says Ambrose more out of hope than expectation, and Vettori steps down and forces it over midwicket on the front foot

New Zealand 397/6   DL Vettori 52* (100b 7x4)   MS Panesar 34.2-10-83-1
123.3

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

New Zealand 406/6   DL Vettori 61* (105b 8x4)   RJ Sidebottom 32.3-8-83-2
124.4

Panesar to Vettori, FOUR, width outside off and Vettori makes no mistake, stepping back and using the pace with a dab through third man. Very deft indeed

New Zealand 417/6   DL Vettori 72* (110b 9x4 1x6)   MS Panesar 35.4-10-96-1
128.3

Pietersen to Vettori, FOUR, steps out and manages the sweep

New Zealand 430/7   DL Vettori 80* (119b 10x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 1.3-0-6-1
128.4

Pietersen to Vettori, FOUR, full toss and Vettori gives it the treatment, also running into a firm drive off the legs in front of midwicket. Great shot

New Zealand 434/7   DL Vettori 84* (120b 11x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 1.4-0-10-1
132.3

Panesar to Mills, FOUR, reaches on the leg with an orthodox square sweep, Panesar too flat

New Zealand 445/7   KD Mills 7* (22b 1x4)   MS Panesar 36.3-10-101-1
134.5

Harmison to Mills, FOUR, rotten long-hop pulled over midwicket with ease. Poor ball

New Zealand 451/7   KD Mills 11* (33b 2x4)   SJ Harmison 21.5-3-89-1
135.4

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

New Zealand 455/8   JS Patel 4* (3b 1x4)   PD Collingwood 13.4-2-36-2
136.2

Harmison to Mills, FOUR, a poor delivery. Short, wide and it sat up at a comfortable height for him to cut it powerfully behind square

New Zealand 459/8   KD Mills 15* (36b 3x4)   SJ Harmison 22.2-3-93-1
136.4

Harmison to Mills, FOUR, bosh. He's just flayed this dismissively, treating the bowling with absolutely no respect. Again short and wide, he threw his hands at it and it flew square of the wicket for four more

New Zealand 463/8   KD Mills 19* (38b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 22.4-3-97-1
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

New Zealand 468/8   KD Mills 23* (42b 5x4)   PD Collingwood 14.4-2-41-2
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