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

10.1

Gillespie to Cook, no run, well wide of the off stump. Cook leaves well alone

10.2

Gillespie to Cook, no run, slightly fuller but again he can ignore this. A touch of indrift into the left hander

10.3

Gillespie to Cook, no run, punched out to cover

10.4

Gillespie to Cook, no run, Cook plants his foot down the pitch but leaves it alone. Too wide from Gillespie

10.5

Gillespie to Cook, no run, wonderful ball! That's what Gillespie can do. Angling into Cook, it holds its line and Cook's in no man's land - absolutely no movement of the feet and it passes the outside edge

10.6

Gillespie to Cook, 1 run, Cook nudges to leg with a neat poke to mid-on and steals the strike

England 33/0   MR Gillespie 1-0-1-0

12.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, swinging into the right hander who punches it back to the bowler

12.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, squeezes this out on the front foot to point. A good length delivery from Gillespie - he won't mind Vaughan squeezing him on the front foot

12.3

Gillespie to Cook, no run, Cook ignores this - and why not? It was perfectly wide

12.4

Gillespie to Cook, 1 run, tucked to the leg side

12.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, left alone - too wide

12.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, better ball from Gillespie, swinging into the off stump and Vaughan digs it out

England 37/0   MR Gillespie 2-0-3-0

14.1

Gillespie to Cook, no run, an attempted bouncer but it sits up nicely for Cook who paddles it around the corner. No great timing in the stroke

14.2

Gillespie to Cook, 1 run, decent length but too wide and only a hint of away swing. Vaughan doesn't touch it

14.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, ooh hello - nearly a Vaughan classic, driving down the ground. But a pesky mid-on is in the way

14.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller this time, swinging away from Vaughan

14.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a length, nudged to leg

14.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, shot. A lovely, firm drive on the up through the covers and the bearded Vettori gives chase - and does well actually. Really well

England 42/0   MR Gillespie 3-0-7-0

16.1

Gillespie to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot

16.2

Gillespie to Cook, no run, hey now, draws him forward to press outside off, nippped through well

16.3

Gillespie to Cook, no run, decent line and length again, this time at 137kph, Cook shapes to have a dart then draws his bat in behind his pad

16.4

Gillespie to Cook, FOUR, a fuller delivery this time, with some width outside off and Cook reaches out to drive square of the wicket in front of point

16.5

Gillespie to Cook, no run, bustles in, still round the wicket, Cook reaches out again for a wideish one that comes through on a good length

16.6

Gillespie to Cook, FOUR, a full delivery once more, and some width, Cook repeats the shot of earlier with a flowing square drive in front of point

England 54/0   MR Gillespie 4-0-15-0

18.1

Gillespie to Cook, no run, left alone this time

18.2

Gillespie to Cook, FOUR, short ball, straight, sits up only a touch, but Cook is on to it very quickly indeed, watching the ball right up to the point of rolling his wrists right over it and sending it hard and fast behind square

18.3

Gillespie to Cook, no run, left alone this time

18.4

Gillespie to Cook, no run, angled right in at the left hander's front foot, Cook quick to jab the ball back down in defence

18.5

Gillespie to Cook, no run, good pace, ripped through just outside off on a good length, the batsman shoulders arms

18.6

Gillespie to Cook, no run, more shouldering, Cook not tempted into one down off, again a good-length delivery

England 58/0   MR Gillespie 5-0-19-0

20.1

Gillespie to Cook, no run, round the wicket, hurries the ball up to him and there's a half-shout as the ball comes back in from just outside off, but Cook had squeezed the ball on to the pad from his bat

20.2

Gillespie to Cook, no run, oh, played right inside the line of that one, beaten outside the edge off the seam, Cook prodding out a front-foot defence

20.3

Gillespie to Cook, no run, width outside off, drives to the covers once more

20.4

Gillespie to Cook, 1 run, strayed on to the legs, Cook flicks off disdainfully in front of square

20.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, overpitches, and the line's not to be written home about either, on the legs, Vaughan tucks it well off the legs through midwicket

20.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, shortish ball outside off, Vaughan opens the face, and the ball goes through two fielders, Oram and How, neither of whom made an effort to stop it but some good work from Bell in the deep to cut it off just inside the rope. Excellent

England 67/0   MR Gillespie 6-0-27-0

40.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, full outside off stump and it swings nicely away from Pietersen who lets it go

40.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight this time, Pietersen whips it off middle out to deep midwicket. Mind you, if he'd missed it there would have been a huge shout

40.3

Gillespie to Bell, no run, what a beauty, Gillespie on a full length and the ball moves late away from Bell, who plays a walking drive to be beaten...not convincing from Bell who is.living a charmed life

40.4

Gillespie to Bell, no run, driven firmly out to cover

40.5

Gillespie to Bell, no run, nagging away outside off stump, Bell shows more restraint this time and lets it go

40.6

Gillespie to Bell, no run, drags his length back this time, Bell watches it sail past off stump. A good comeback over from Gillespie and it's time for drinks

England 107/3   MR Gillespie 7-0-28-0

42.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, nearly squares Pietersen up but played safely enough back towards the bowler

42.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller searching for the swing, Pietersen not tempted into a drive and shoulders arms

42.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, very full ball, Pietersen doesn't really time his drive to mid-off

42.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, goes for a yorker but loses his line, clipped off the toes out to deep square-leg

42.5

Gillespie to Bell, no run, comes forward and defends to cover

42.6

Gillespie to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

England 109/3   MR Gillespie 8-0-29-0

44.1

Gillespie to Bell, no run, full and driven on the bounce back to Gillespie

44.2

Gillespie to Bell, no run, driven to mid-on

44.3

Gillespie to Bell, no run, full and driven sweetly to mid-off

44.4

Gillespie to Bell, no run

44.5

Gillespie to Bell, no run, comes forward and defends into the covers

44.6

Gillespie to Bell, no run, punched back down the pitch but still nothing on offer

England 109/3   MR Gillespie 9-1-29-0

46.1

Gillespie to Bell, no run, back of a length, zips into the thigh pad as Bell tries to work into the leg side

46.2

Gillespie to Bell, no run, long half-volley and driven sweetly towards the right of mid-off but doesn't beat the fielder

46.3

Gillespie to Bell, 1 run, driven off the back foot but there is a man back deeper now at cover and keeps them to a single

46.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, bouncer at good pace from Gillespie but very easy for Pietersen to go underneath

46.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, that's the Pietersen of old, another short ball which is pull dismissively wide of mid-on...that's his most authoritative shot in a long time

46.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, brings out the pull again, this time it goes squarer and is cut off on the rope

England 122/3   MR Gillespie 10-1-36-0

48.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, driven without any timing towards mid-off

48.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, driven square on the off side, deep point is out so it's a single

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   MR Gillespie 11-1-37-0

50.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, a pull shot is well hit through midwicket as Gillespie continues to bang the ball in, it was all along the ground but a worthwhile tactic from New Zealand

50.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, on middle and off, tucked around the corner and fine leg runs around, Pietersen is quick to call two and the throw from Martin nearly catches him short...a direct hit and he was gone

50.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, OUT, GONE! what a huge wicket for New Zealand and their dream session continues. Full ball from Gillespie, Pietersen plays all around it and the ball crashes into middle stump. Pietersen looks at the pitch but that had nothing to do with it

KP Pietersen b Gillespie 31 (95m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.61

50.4

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, meets his first ball with a strong forward defensive

50.5

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, outside off, Ambrose is nearly drawn into a push and the bowler will claim he was beaten

50.6

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, outside and left alone to end another successful over

England 136/5   MR Gillespie 12-1-41-1

52.1

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, top delivery, back of a length and zips away from Ambrose off the pitch

52.2

Gillespie to Ambrose, FOUR, very full outside off stump, Ambrose opens the face a fraction and drives square past point

52.3

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, straighter this time and Ambrose defends back towards the bowler

52.4

Gillespie to Ambrose, FOUR, lovely shot, positive response from Ambrose, it was a half volley asking to be driven which Ambrose did perfectly through the covers...New Zealand won't mind leaking a few runs

52.5

Gillespie to Ambrose, 4 leg byes, dug in short, Ambrose ducks and gets in all sorts of a tangle...the ball strikes the helmet and flies over the keeper and slips for four leg-byes. Gillespie's slippery pace again proving tricky

52.6

Gillespie to Ambrose, FOUR, it's all happening this over, touch short and wide outside off and Ambrose cuts hard through backward point and that's tea

England 156/5   MR Gillespie 13-1-53-1

73.1

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, wide outside off to start with, Ambrose decides against having a dart

73.2

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, fuller on the stumps, squirted into the leg side off a thick inside edge

73.3

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, nearly has a fiddle at this one outside off stump, probing line from Gillespie

73.4

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, defended from the crease into the leg side

73.5

Gillespie to Ambrose, FOUR, top shot, half volley on leg stump and effortlessly picked off through midwicket with great timing and placement

73.6

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, corrects his line and is back outside off, hint of (conventional) swing and left alone

England 230/5   MR Gillespie 14-1-57-1

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

75.5

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, tucked off the pads, but straight at square leg

75.6

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, defended into the covers

England 234/5   MR Gillespie 15-1-58-1

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   MR Gillespie 16-1-60-1

79.1

Gillespie to Ambrose, no run, very short and wide, Ambrose has a dash but doesn't make contact

79.2

Gillespie to Ambrose, 1 run, comes back into Ambrose in the air, played well with soft hands to turn it round the corner and down to fine leg

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   MR Gillespie 17-1-70-1

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   MR Gillespie 18-1-76-1

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

104.2

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, angling into Monty who nudges

104.3

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, a languid drive which nearly beats cover, but there was about as much power in the stroke as an asthmatic flee

104.4

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, short of a length and Monty says "urghh" or possibly "awwww" to one which bounces past his nose

104.5

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored

104.6

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, very firmly blocked on the back foot by Monty

England 335/8   MR Gillespie 19-2-76-2

106.1

Gillespie to Panesar, no run, punched off the back foot

106.2

Gillespie to Panesar, 3 runs, shot, Panesar. A firm-footed drive through the off side which receives hearty cheers from a good sized crowd. Much too full and Monty was comfortable on the front foot

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

106.6

Gillespie to Panesar, OUT, gone! Down the leg side, it rises on Monty who fends it off his chest through to McCullum

MS Panesar c †McCullum b Gillespie 6 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

England 342/10   MR Gillespie 20-2-79-4
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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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