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

13.4

Harmison to Bell, OUT, a really good chest-high catch from Cook at gully as that was travelling, and frankly a poor shot. Bell threw the kitchen sink at a half volley but his feet were planted and he only got a thick edge

MD Bell c Cook b Harmison 19 (61m 37b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

New Zealand 44/1   JM How 25* (45b 4x4)   SJ Harmison 1.4-0-13-1

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

New Zealand 108/2   JM How 48* (115b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 11.3-4-24-1

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

New Zealand 129/3   JM How 61* (134b 7x4)   PD Collingwood 2.5-1-2-1

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

New Zealand 176/4   LRPL Taylor 16* (39b 2x4)   MS Panesar 15-5-32-1

69.1

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

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

New Zealand 191/5   LRPL Taylor 20* (59b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 14.1-1-55-1

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

New Zealand 277/6   LRPL Taylor 53* (119b 7x4)   RJ Sidebottom 20.1-8-35-2

126.2

Pietersen to Taylor, OUT, the change has worked! Taylor goes to swipe across the line and a top edge loops up and is in the air for a while before Pietersen walks over to take a straightforward catch

LRPL Taylor c & b Pietersen 120 (322m 235b 18x4 0x6) SR: 51.06

New Zealand 425/7   DL Vettori 75* (115b 9x4 1x6)   KP Pietersen 0.2-0-2-1

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

New Zealand 451/8   KD Mills 11* (34b 2x4)   PD Collingwood 13.1-2-32-2

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

New Zealand 470/9   KD Mills 25* (44b 5x4)   RJ Sidebottom 34.2-8-90-3

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   KD Mills 25* (44b 5x4)   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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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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