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

97.4

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, on the off stump, shaping away from Sidebottom who defends out to the off side

97.5

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, punched out to the off side

97.6

Oram to Sidebottom, 1 run, Sidebottom clamps down on this and nudges it out to mid-off

England 306/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (3b)

98.1

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, good length, Sidebottom remains back in his crease and it bends back into the left hander who defends

98.2

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, ooh that's going to hurt. A brute which rises up into Sidebottom's chest who plays it away to the leg side with his, well, chest

98.3

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, left alone outside off

98.4

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, tries to turn this to leg but doesn't get bat on it

98.5

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, Sidebottom's eyes light up to this fuller ball but he can only nudge it to mid-on

98.6

Mills to Sidebottom, 1 run, probably the best-timed shot of the morning. A gentle push out to the off side

England 307/7   RJ Sidebottom 2* (9b)

99.1

Oram to Sidebottom, 1 run, Sidebottom defends off the back foot to Vettori at short extra. Excellent running; dozy fielding

99.4

Oram to Sidebottom, 1 run, turned around the corner. Oram vents his anger with a choice expletive

England 310/7   RJ Sidebottom 4* (11b)

100.1

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, cor, he's lined that up nicely. A confident smack to mid-on

100.2

Mills to Sidebottom, 4 leg byes, good cricket from Sidebottom, pouncing on this leg-side waste from the tiring Mills and nudging it down to fine leg

100.3

Mills to Sidebottom, 2 runs, quality shot from England's No.9. A quickish bouncer which pings off the surface and Sidebottom takes his eye off it but pulls it in front of square

100.4

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, yikes, that's zinged through! McCullum takes it above his head

100.5

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, bouncer. Ignored

100.6

Mills to Sidebottom, no run, and it's left alone to end the over

England 318/7   RJ Sidebottom 6* (17b)

101.2

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, Sidebottom drags his bat inside the line

101.3

Oram to Sidebottom, 1 run, neatly driven square past gully for two

England 320/7   RJ Sidebottom 7* (19b)

102.1

Gillespie to Sidebottom, FOUR, pulled for four! That's a heck of a stroke from the No.9. It was only fractionally short of a length, it just sat up nicely for Sidebottom who pulls it through the leg side

102.2

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, he plays and misses, lunging forward and prodding at it

102.3

Gillespie to Sidebottom, 2 runs, squeezed through the covers

102.4

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, a tentative poke outside off. No feet movement and a better length from Gillespie

102.5

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, short of a length and left alone. That's rubbish

102.6

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, driven and dropped Sidebottom drove on the up, the ball looping (rather quickly) to mid-on where Chris Martin rather dozily lunges forward but can't cling on. That was a bit village from Martin I'm afraid to say. New Zealand are beginning to throw their toys out of the pram

England 330/7   RJ Sidebottom 13* (25b 1x4)

103.2

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, nudged to leg

103.3

Oram to Sidebottom, 4 leg byes, an utter waste down the leg side. Sidebottom only needs get a thin nick on it and it races down the vacant fine leg boundary

103.4

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, a teaser outside off. Sidebottom prods and misses

103.5

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, that was seriously quick off the pitch and beats Sidebottom for pace. McCullum takes it chest-hight

103.6

Oram to Sidebottom, no run, and it's left alone outside off

England 335/7   RJ Sidebottom 13* (30b 1x4)

105.1

Martin to Sidebottom, 1 run, nudged to leg, they scamper through. Monty wasn't quite awake but nevertheless they steal a single

105.4

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, beaten outside off

105.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, prods and misses outside off. Again

105.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, again he pokes and misses to a fine ball outside off

England 339/8   RJ Sidebottom 14* (34b 1x4)

106.3

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, defended off the back foot

106.4

Gillespie to Sidebottom, no run, prods forward

106.5

Gillespie to Sidebottom, OUT, short of a length, Sidebottom top-edges a pull and Bell takes a fine tumbling catch at mid-on

RJ Sidebottom c Bell b Gillespie 14 (44m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.83

England 342/9   RJ Sidebottom 14 (37b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
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
More results »

Photos

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

© Getty Images

Mar 17, 2008

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

James Anderson took seven in the match

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries