England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Wicket 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  | Overs 151-200

36.2

Martin to Cook, OUT, short ball outside off, Cook takes the bait and pulls high and Horsley, the sub fielder, runs in ten metres or so to take the catch at square

AN Cook c sub (NKW Horsley) b Martin 38 (143m 118b 4x4 0x6) SR: 32.20

England 84/1   MP Vaughan 44* (102b 5x4)   CS Martin 9.2-3-24-1

38.3

Martin to Hoggard, OUT, short ball outside off, Hoggard fends straight to first slip and the nightwatchman experiment fails, the batsman stuck on the crease as the leg cutter comes in

MJ Hoggard c Fleming b Martin 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

England 86/2   MP Vaughan 44* (108b 5x4)   CS Martin 10.3-3-26-2

61.5

Patel to Vaughan, OUT, got him! Vaughan goes! Patel drifts that one in off the seam, Vaughan presses forward and sends a thick edge through from a forward defensive, the batsman stands there for a while even after McCullum has caught it

MP Vaughan c †McCullum b Patel 63 (243m 177b 8x4 0x6) SR: 35.59

England 130/3   AJ Strauss 24* (71b 2x4)   JS Patel 11.5-3-25-1

73.3

Vettori to Strauss, OUT, oh yes, flighted and full, Strauss goes to drive, the ball dips and rips out of the footmarks between bat and pad and clatters into his stumps

AJ Strauss b Vettori 43 (130m 118b 5x4 0x6) SR: 36.44

England 159/4   KP Pietersen 10* (23b 1x6)   DL Vettori 21.3-6-33-1

96.3

Mills to Bell, OUT, Bell's gone just before tea! Superb delivery Mills, the ball pitching on a good length outside off, nipping back some, hitting Bell's pad and then crashing on to off and middle stumps as the batsman tried in vain to defend

IR Bell b Mills 25 (88m 88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 28.40

England 203/5   KP Pietersen 24* (76b 1x6)   KD Mills 16.3-5-47-1

115.2

Vettori to Pietersen, OUT, GONE! Pietersen took half a step down the pitch, bat-padding this away but the ball ballooned back to Vettori who dives to his left and takes a very fine catch

KP Pietersen c & b Vettori 42 (203m 131b 2x4 1x6) SR: 32.06

England 245/6   PD Collingwood 23* (58b 4x4)   DL Vettori 32.2-9-50-2

159.3

Oram to Collingwood, OUT, up there pitching outside off, coming back in line with middle and leg but high, and Collingwood goes, trapped in front.

PD Collingwood lbw b Oram 66 (240m 182b 9x4 1x6) SR: 36.26

England 335/7   TR Ambrose 45* (142b 4x4)   JDP Oram 18.3-8-21-1

166.3

Patel to Ambrose, OUT, and just as happened yesterday, a wicket with the third ball after lunch ... Patel angles one from round the wicket across Ambrose who pushes forward, gets the edge, and finally one carries to Fleming at slip, albeit low down

TR Ambrose c Fleming b Patel 55 (195m 164b 5x4 0x6) SR: 33.53

England 347/8   RJ Sidebottom 2* (20b)   JS Patel 40.3-10-107-2

166.4

Patel to Harmison, OUT, oh dear ... it's not his match, is it. Harmison plays a premeditated sweep which flicks the glove on its way through and loops invitingly to Fleming who joyfully throws the ball to the heavens

SJ Harmison c Fleming b Patel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 347/9   RJ Sidebottom 2* (20b)   JS Patel 40.4-10-107-3

173.1

Mills to Panesar, OUT, at last, it's straight and through a limp poke, and although he is forward Daryl Harper has seen enough and gives him out to the relief of most people on the ground

MS Panesar lbw b Mills 0 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 348/10   RJ Sidebottom 3* (43b)   KD Mills 21.1-6-61-2
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New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
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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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