England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand Test Series - 2nd Test

New Zealand v England

England won by 126 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

47.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, aggressive start from Martin to Collingwood...short ball which rises awkwardly and hits Collingwood on the shoulder, not played very confidently but New Zealand are right on top

47.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone and taken on the rise by McCullum

England 126/4   PD Collingwood 0* (2b)

48.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, outside off stump and shapes back into Collingwood who plays it down into the gully area

48.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, 4 byes, rapid bouncer from Gillespie which beats everyone, dug in very short and Collingwood ducks at the last minute...McCullum can't get a glove on it

48.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, takes the outside edge but goes straight to ground and down into the gully

48.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball to end the over, well bowled but Collingwood judges it well and leaves

England 131/4   PD Collingwood 0* (6b)

49.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, defended into on side

49.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, a testing line outside off stump, Collingwood watches it go through

49.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, forces him to play this time, comes half forward with bat and pad together

49.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, slightly larger stride from Collingwood on this occasion, defended into the covers

49.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, too wide from Martin to end the over, still good carry through to McCullum

England 132/4   PD Collingwood 0* (11b)

51.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, banged in short, Collingwood ducks

51.2

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, short, really a long hop, and pulled through square leg to momentarily break the shackles

51.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, pitches up again and Collingwood lunges forward, defends to cover

51.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, defended again into the off side, the square-ish mid-off does the fielding

51.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, outside off and left alone

51.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, turned to midwicket from middle and off

England 140/5   PD Collingwood 4* (17b 1x4)

53.1

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, over the wicket predictably enough, fires in on off, and tucked off middle to midwicket

53.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, right up there on the money, defended back down

England 164/5   PD Collingwood 5* (19b 1x4)

55.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, right up there and defended on the front foot

55.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, up there on middle, defended on the front foot

55.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, stands on the back foot, sways back and lets it go through at chest height

55.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, swinging in on off, the yorker's dug out back down the pitch

55.5

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball outside off, cut into the covers off the back foot

England 165/5   PD Collingwood 6* (24b 1x4)

56.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, right up there on off, pushed out to mid-on

56.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, down off, a touch of swing away, the batsman leaves it alone

56.3

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, on the legs, squeezed out to square for a quick single

England 166/5   PD Collingwood 7* (27b 1x4)

57.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, short ball down off, the batsman stands on the back foot and works it out to the covers

57.2

Martin to Collingwood, 1 run, defended on the back foot

England 167/5   PD Collingwood 8* (29b 1x4)

58.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, nipped back in off the seam, rises a touch, the batsman defends back into it

58.2

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, played on the front foot

England 174/5   PD Collingwood 9* (31b 1x4)

59.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, some swing back in, he defends on the front foot and the inside edge goes back down, but safely

59.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, defended back down the line

59.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, more defence

59.4

Martin to Collingwood, 2 runs, overpitched, driven out on the front through to extra cover

59.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, nips back in off the seam, defended on the front foot

59.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, comes back in and defended down off the back foot

England 180/5   PD Collingwood 11* (37b 1x4)

61.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, nipped back in from outside off, left alone

61.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot, trapped it right under the bat

61.3

Oram to Collingwood, no run, outside off, pushed through down the channel, shouldered arms

61.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, nipped up off the seam, the batsman leaves it alone on the back foot

61.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, comes outside off, played back down off the back foot

61.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, right up there in line with off, defended back down

England 184/5   PD Collingwood 11* (43b 1x4)

62.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, slings it down outside off and beats the outside edge yet again

62.5

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, width outside off and he doesn't miss out with a cut off the back foot through the covers

62.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, right up there on off, defended down on the front foot

England 191/5   PD Collingwood 15* (46b 2x4)

64.1

Vettori to Collingwood, FOUR, starts round the wicket with a gimme, the batsman pulls it from in line with off through midwicket

64.2

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot in line with off

64.3

Vettori to Collingwood, 3 runs, on the legs, turned out through midwicket

England 200/5   PD Collingwood 22* (49b 3x4)

65.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track, lets the ball go through as he advances down

65.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, rushes up and hurts him in a nasty place as he shapes to swivel a pull round

65.3

Oram to Collingwood, no run, outside off, defended down off the back foot

65.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, right up there on off, defended on the front foot

65.5

Oram to Collingwood, 1 no ball, an overstep, up there and tries to defend on the front foot, and the shout is negated anyway by the no-ball

65.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, outside off, lets it go through to the keeper

65.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, moves into the line and defends back down

England 201/5   PD Collingwood 22* (56b 3x4)

66.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track and drives out in front of midwicket

England 203/5   PD Collingwood 23* (57b 3x4)

68.1

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, patted down the ground to long-on, an in-out field for Vettori

68.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, again finds the gap past short midwicket down to long on

England 211/5   PD Collingwood 25* (59b 3x4)

70.1

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, chopped off the back foot through the covers

70.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, driven to mid-off

70.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, floated outside off stump, a punchy drive straight to mid-off

70.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward, head over the ball and defended into the off side

England 220/5   PD Collingwood 26* (63b 3x4)

72.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, smoothers the gentle spin

72.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, worked round the corner towards short fine-leg

72.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended back towards Vettori

England 226/5   PD Collingwood 27* (66b 3x4)

74.1

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, uses his feet and Vettori fires it flatter at leg stump, nudged through square leg

74.3

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, touch more flight, Collingwood comes carefully forward

74.4

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, nice footwork from Collingwood, skips down to meet the ball and punched down to long on

England 233/5   PD Collingwood 29* (69b 3x4)

75.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, a containing line from Gillespie, outside off stump, and Collingwood happy to let it go

75.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, defended down to mid-on

75.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, punched down to mid-off, played on the up

75.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, 1 run, close, nearly the breakthrough for New Zealand as Collingwood drives upishly into the covers and it doesn't quite carry to short extra-cover

England 234/5   PD Collingwood 30* (73b 3x4)

76.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, leans forward, bat and pad together...just a slip in now

76.2

Vettori to Collingwood, 1 run, uses his feet again, almost chips a catch back to Vettori but it goes wide and down to long on

England 235/5   PD Collingwood 31* (75b 3x4)

77.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, almost gets a leading edge as he tries to turn into the leg side, hint of movement and the ball reaches cover

77.2

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, much more solid this time, defended firmly to cover as he comes across to off stump

77.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, punched into the covers

77.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, 2 runs, meat and drink for Collingwood on leg stump, flicked through square leg and with enough placement for two

77.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, still something there for the bowlers as Gillespie gets one to nip back off the seam and strike Collingwood above the pads...painful blow, but Collingwood is a tough northerner

77.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, huge shot from Gillespie, full delivery which nips back and strikes the pad but umpire Steve Davies rules it's fractionally outside the line of off stump...tight call, some days that would have been out

England 241/5   PD Collingwood 33* (81b 3x4)

78.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and defends

78.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, nice loop, nudged back to the bowler and that will probably be Vettori's work done for the day with the new ball one over away

England 242/5   PD Collingwood 33* (83b 3x4)

79.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, 5 no balls, a wild bouncer from Gillespie, the second time he has done that today, and it flies over McCullum who couldn't get a glove on it...a no-ball to boot

79.3

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Collingwood leans forward and watches it swing past

79.4

Gillespie to Collingwood, FOUR, juicy half-volley and put away in textbook fashion by Collingwood as he leans into a cover drive which races across the outfield

79.5

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, sways out of the line as this one bounces wide outside off

79.6

Gillespie to Collingwood, no run, and again from Gillespie, not his best over of the day as Collingwood lets it go

England 252/5   PD Collingwood 37* (88b 4x4)

81.1

Martin to Collingwood, no run, big swing back into Collingwood, but it started wide enough that he can leave it

81.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, good line from Martin, outside off stump, good judgement from Collingwood to shoulder arms

81.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, very full ball this time, odd delivery, almost floated up and Collingwood plays a half-hearted prod...McCullum makes a sharp take

81.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back foot back down the pitch

81.5

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, opens the face and drives impressively backward of point as Collingwood adds another boundary

81.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, strides forward into the ball and defends to mid-off

England 258/5   PD Collingwood 41* (94b 5x4)

82.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, outside off and left alone

England 259/5   PD Collingwood 41* (95b 5x4)

84.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, still giving the ball every chance to swing, this is full outside off and Collingwood watches it shape past through to the keeper

84.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, touch short and defended into the covers

84.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, what a cracker from Mills, still doing something out there, and Collingwood is squared-up on off stump as Mills rues another play and miss

84.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, and again from Mills, not quite so dramatic as Collingwood this time nearly chases a ball outside off stump

84.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, bat on ball this time as Collingwood defends softly towards backward point

84.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, outside off and well left alone, an impressive over from Mills

England 263/5   PD Collingwood 41* (101b 5x4)

86.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, driven without timing up to mid-on

86.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off stump

86.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and meets with a solid forward defensive back to Mills

86.4

Mills to Collingwood, 3 runs, well struck off the back foot through the covers, that's one of Collingwood's signature shots, but it doesn't quite have enough on it for a boundary as cover chases hard

England 274/5   PD Collingwood 44* (105b 5x4)

87.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, punched straight at cover as Oram starts with a gentle loosener outside off stump

87.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, dragged in short, Collingwood goes for a pull but is early on the shot and gets a toe-end on the ball which bobbles to mid-on

87.3

Oram to Collingwood, no run, down the leg side, the New Zealand bowlers have strayed a little recently

87.4

Oram to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide, Collingwood hammers another boundary off the back foot through the covers to get closer to his half century

87.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, defended back down the pitch

87.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, turned off the stumps to square leg...two overs to go and we will fit them in before 6pm local time (5amGMT)

England 282/5   PD Collingwood 48* (111b 6x4)

88.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off, will he leave Ambrose the strike?

88.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, nudged into the leg side, straight at square and there's no single

England 291/5   PD Collingwood 48* (113b 6x4)

90.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, great start! Angling into Collingwood, it swings away at the last moment and squirts to second slip. Well played by Collingwood with soft hands

90.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, another good delivery on middle-and-off which bends slightly away from Collingwood who pumps it back to the bowler

90.3

Mills to Collingwood, no run, a bit too straight and he nudges it to leg

90.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, again too straight, again he nudges it to short midwicket

90.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, good, tight delivery from Mills at a good pace too. On middle-and-off, Collingwood comes forward to present the straightest of forward defensives

90.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, in the channel, wide of the off stump and left alone

England 291/5   PD Collingwood 48* (119b 6x4)

92.1

Mills to Collingwood, no run, too wide. Collingwood's not interested

92.2

Mills to Collingwood, no run, shuffles across to the off side to defend

92.3

Mills to Collingwood, FOUR, four runs for Collingwood who smacks this short, wide ball for four off the back foot. That was ferociously cut

92.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, straighter this time and a little fuller, but Collingwood can't break the gap on the leg side

92.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, fine ball on middle - Collingwood's wary that it might shape away from him, so he's well back in his crease and defends cautiously

92.6

Mills to Collingwood, no run, and there's the little away swinger which Collingwood prods at and misses, a pretty poor stroke to be honest. It was wide enough to be left

England 295/5   PD Collingwood 52* (125b 7x4)

93.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, gets into a bit of a tangle, trying to cut this off the back foot but the ball bobbles up. He kicks it away to point - something the New Zealanders hate England doing

93.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot firmly

93.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, punched off the back foot

England 300/5   PD Collingwood 52* (128b 7x4)

95.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, this shapes back into Collingwood. Oram yelps a confident appeal but the umpire dismisses it with a shake of the head and a "what are you on about?" grin of the face

95.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, well wide of off. Left alone

95.3

Oram to Collingwood, 2 runs, neatly tucked through midwicket, and they pick up two. Excellent running. Jesus screams someone into the stump mic...probably Oram. Absolutely fuming that they picked up two

95.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, blocked out on the back foot

95.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, firmly behind it and he defends, standing tall

95.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, a waste wide of the off stump. McCullum takes it at face height in front of first slip

England 302/6   PD Collingwood 54* (134b 7x4)

96.4

Mills to Collingwood, no run, short of a length, he's back and defending

96.5

Mills to Collingwood, no run, a much better length, drawing him forward and Collingwood gets a thick inside edge into his pad

96.6

Mills to Collingwood, 1 run, a stray down the leg side. Collingwood retains the strike with a nudge to fine leg

England 304/6   PD Collingwood 55* (137b 7x4)

97.1

Oram to Collingwood, no run, more big movement for Oram, finding one to nip back sharply on Collingwood - a fast offbreak, really - who cuts and misses

97.2

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, a tentative push to leg from Collingwood

England 305/6   PD Collingwood 56* (139b 7x4)

99.2

Oram to Collingwood, no run, prods forward out to the off side

99.3

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller this time, nudged to leg

99.5

Oram to Collingwood, no run, blocked off the back foot

99.6

Oram to Collingwood, 2 runs, pushed out through the covers

England 312/7   PD Collingwood 59* (143b 7x4)

101.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, forcefully smudged to midwicket for a hastily scampered single

101.4

Oram to Collingwood, no run, fine ball which squares Collingwood up who defends with both feet pointing down the pitch

101.5

Oram to Collingwood, FOUR, a four! That's woken up the crowd. Short of a length, Collingwood rocks onto the back foot and pulls it over midwicket

101.6

Oram to Collingwood, no run, punched back to Oram who hurls it into the pitch, causing Collingwood to dive for evasive cover. He is not a happy chap

England 324/7   PD Collingwood 64* (147b 8x4)

103.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, turned around the corner

England 331/7   PD Collingwood 65* (148b 8x4)

104.1

Gillespie to Collingwood, OUT, gone! Full, swinging into Collingwood who's trapped in front

PD Collingwood lbw b Gillespie 65 (236m 149b 8x4 0x6) SR: 43.62

England 335/8   PD Collingwood 65 (149b 8x4)
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Mar 17, 2008

Stuart Broad bowls with the RA Vance Stand in the backdrop, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, March 17, 2008

Stuart Broad bowls with the RA Vance Stand in the backdrop

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James Anderson took seven in the match, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, 5th day, Wellington, March 17, 2008

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