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

17.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, begins outside off, Vaughan watches the ball as it goes past him from a good length

17.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, again Vaughan waits on the back foot as the ball leaps down the channel from a good length once more

17.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a fuller delivery this time, nearly a yorker, the batsman waits on the front foot now before defending stoutly

17.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a good length down off now, Vaughan can leave it this time. And does

17.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, outside off, driven to the covers, who picks it up easily

17.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, another well-directed delivery, prompting the front-foot defence and rounding off the maiden

England 54/0   JDP Oram 1-1-0-0

19.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan, patient, moves the bat out of danger and watches a now-harmless delivery go down off

19.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a good channel again, the batsman shoulders arms

19.3

Oram to Vaughan, 1 no ball, a front-foot no-ball. Free hit coming up... ah, wrong format. The batsman waits on the back foot and steers a shortish one down to gully

19.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, defended on the back foot

19.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes forward this time, but defence is still the name of the game

19.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a hint of swing, the batsman watches and defends without trouble on the front foot

19.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a hint of width this time, Vaughan latches on to a firm drive to the covers

England 59/0   JDP Oram 2-1-1-0

21.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, lets this one go through, no worries

21.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes forward on the front foot and pushes, defensively more than anything, to the covers

21.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, good length once again, defended on the front foot once more

21.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes a touch wider, speared up there on off, Vaughan tries to pull it, doesn't really have the room and Bell cuts it off at short midwicket

21.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, good delivery! Past Vaughan with one which cuts back in a long way off the seam, the batsman playing outside the line and it nearly took the off bail, just too wide. Close

21.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, oh and beats the outside edge this time! Vaughan will be glad it's the end of the over while he regroups

England 67/0   JDP Oram 3-2-1-0

23.1

Oram to Cook, no run, a large shout as the ball comes in from outside off but was way too high

23.2

Oram to Cook, no run, more bounce again, the ball left alone as it goes down off, the batsman shouldering arms just to make sure

23.3

Oram to Cook, no run, defended on the front foot into the covers

23.4

Oram to Cook, no run, left alone outside off this time

23.5

Oram to Cook, no run, more leaving, the ball bouncing encouragingly again

23.6

Oram to Cook, 1 run, overpitched on the toes, drives out to mid-on and they charge through

England 75/0   JDP Oram 4-2-2-0

25.1

Oram to Cook, no run, waits outside off and lets the ball go through. Some good judgement there from Cook, the ball was very close to his stumps

25.2

Oram to Cook, no run, on the back foot, played back out defensively

25.3

Oram to Cook, no run, down the channel, regulation ball, regulation leave

25.4

Oram to Cook, no run, angled across him from over the wicket, the batsman shoulders arms

25.5

Oram to Cook, no run, some swing back in to the left hander who looks to squeeze it out from middle

25.6

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

England 78/0   JDP Oram 5-3-2-0

27.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a reasonable start straight after lunch, outside off and left alone by Vaughan. A little too wide of the off stump perhaps

27.2

Oram to Vaughan, OUT, BOWLED HIM! That's an absolute crackerjack from Oram, angling into Vaughan before straightening, beating Vaughan's forward defensive and clipping the top of his off stump. A wonderful delivery - an unplayable legbreak, effectively

MP Vaughan b Oram 32 (121m 80b 4x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

27.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, nudged to leg

27.4

Oram to Strauss, no run, full, straight and Strauss comes forward to tentatively push this out to the off side

27.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, on the off stump - Oram's pace is up, now, buoyed by that wicket - and Strauss blocks it with fervour

27.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, a teaser outside off but Strauss simply will not be teased

England 79/1   JDP Oram 6-4-2-1

29.1

Oram to Cook, no run, on middle-and-off, Cook's cautious in defence

29.2

Oram to Cook, no run, short of a length on off stump, Cook is back in his crease and nervously defending out to the off side. A fidgety, pokey sort of defensive

29.3

Oram to Cook, no run, very good ball which swings into the off stump. Cook comes forward and prods it out to cover

29.4

Oram to Cook, no run, left alone outside off. No movement this time from Oram

29.5

Oram to Cook, OUT, got him! Oram has two! A good piece of bowling on the off stump, moving away just a little but Cook's defensive poke was hardly convincing - pushing at it away from his body, and a thin edge through to McCullum

AN Cook c †McCullum b Oram 44 (132m 91b 5x4 0x6) SR: 48.35

29.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, well wide of the off stump and left alone

England 82/2   JDP Oram 7-5-2-2

31.1

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed to mid-on - Strauss wasn't expecting Pietersen to call him through, and he really had to get his skates on

31.2

Oram to Strauss, no run, beaten! A lifter outside off which passes by Strauss's outside edge. Another corker from Oram

31.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, floated up outside off and swinging into Strauss...but he won't be tempted. Yet

31.4

Oram to Strauss, no run, firmly behind it on the back foot

31.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, that's an excellent length from Oram, but Strauss nevertheless decides to stay well back in his crease and clamps down on it at the last moment

31.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, beaten again. A fine length, Strauss was again in no-man's land and fished and missed

England 87/2   JDP Oram 8-5-3-2

33.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, just outside off and it lifts and seams on Pietersen who is beaten. Oram really has found his groove this afternoon. Jacob Marshall, come on down

33.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, ooh another cracker, a good length and Pietersen is forward and he inside edges this into his pad

33.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, and he's beaten again. A horrible shot from Pietersen who chased it outside off - chasing it on the walk - and he was pretty lucky not to get a thin edge

33.4

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, wide of the off stump, he shuffles down the pitch and across to the off side, nudging it to leg. He showed all three stumps, there

33.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

33.6

Oram to Strauss, no run, defended to gully on the back foot

England 91/2   JDP Oram 9-5-4-2

35.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, a little too wide really. Pietersen can comfortably leave it alone

35.2

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side, Pietersen whips this confidently around the corner to fine leg

35.3

Oram to Strauss, no run, he tries to work this around the corner, Strauss, but is rapped on the pads

35.4

Oram to Strauss, no run, dead! That's plumb! No it's not! I'll stop writing exclamation marks now - a thick inside edge to a wonderful inswinger

35.5

Oram to Strauss, no run, oh, that's Strauss somewhere near his best - cover driving with aplomb (and a bat). No placement though

35.6

Oram to Strauss, 1 run, short, down the leg side and nudged to fine leg

England 94/2   JDP Oram 10-5-6-2

37.1

Oram to Bell, no run, wide of the off stump and ignored

37.2

Oram to Bell, no run, good, tight delivery on the off stump which he defends solidly

37.3

Oram to Bell, no run, on the off stump, Bell's solidly forward and defends

37.4

Oram to Bell, no run, another poor shot, really. Excellent length and Bell was forward, pushing at it away from his body

37.5

Oram to Bell, no run, dropped by McCullum who parries it into Fleming's arm. Great length again, the ball moving away a touch and Bell wafts his bat at it...McCullum dives to his right but can't cling on

37.5

Oram to Bell, no run, defended to midwicket

37.5

Oram to Bell, no run, driven firmly to mid-off for a single

37.6

Oram to Bell, no run, defended on the front foot back to Oram

37.6

Oram to Bell, no run, punched to mid-on where Vaughan fields

37.6

Oram to Bell, no run, punched to mid-on

England 104/3   JDP Oram 11-6-6-2

39.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, ouch. Pietersen steps across miles, exposing all three stumps, to one which nipped back and brushed his pad

39.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, solidly behind this

39.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, ;left alone outside off

39.4

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

39.5

Oram to Bell, no run, well wide of the off stump, it pitches, moves off the seam and Bell decides not to move his feet one iota. He fishes and misses

39.6

Oram to Bell, no run, he comes forward and gets a thick inside edge. Good god.

England 106/3   JDP Oram 12-6-7-2

41.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen walks into a defensive shot and pushes towards mid-on

41.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, full outside off stump, but Pietersen is well across his crease and gets a thick outside edge along the ground to gully...not much hitting the middle

41.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, good length, defended into the covers

41.4

Oram to Pietersen, 1 run, worked from outside off stump through midwicket

41.5

Oram to Bell, no run, outside off stump, hint of movement and left alone

41.6

Oram to Bell, no run, defended from the crease down to mid-on, another tight over from Oram who England can't seem to score off

England 108/3   JDP Oram 13-6-8-2

43.1

Oram to Pietersen, no run, strides towards the ball then decides to leave

43.2

Oram to Pietersen, no run, defended into the covers

43.3

Oram to Pietersen, no run, nips back off the seam into Pietersen, takes the pad into the off side

43.4

Oram to Pietersen, no run, pads up to this one but it's well outside off so no danger of a Hamilton repeat, although not a positive shot

43.5

Oram to Pietersen, no run, hint of flourish as he whips Mills towards mid-on

43.6

Oram to Pietersen, no run, pushes hard outside off stump towards square cover, doesn't find the gap

England 109/3   JDP Oram 14-7-8-2

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   JDP Oram 15-8-8-2

63.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, defended on the front foot

63.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, driven to the covers on the front foot

63.3

Oram to Ambrose, 2 runs, some width outside off, played down off the back foot through the covers, a neat punch

63.4

Oram to Ambrose, no run, jumps into the line and defends down

63.5

Oram to Ambrose, no run, width outside off, cut down to point

63.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, left alone through to the keeper

England 193/5   JDP Oram 16-8-10-2

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   JDP Oram 17-8-11-2

67.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, defended on the front foot in line with off stump

67.2

Oram to Ambrose, FOUR, swung in outside off, and that's a super drive to bring up the first boundary off Oram's bowling today

67.3

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, forced off the back foot to point

67.4

Oram to Ambrose, no run, swung up there in line with off, squeezed into the short midwicket region

67.5

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, moved away, shapes to defend on the back foot, squares up to it and the ball goes through

67.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, good shape again from the bowler, the batsman defends on the front foot

England 208/5   JDP Oram 18-8-15-2

69.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, defended from the crease into the off side

69.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, on off stump, Ambrose comes forward

69.3

Oram to Ambrose, no run, tries to drive this one, but without much power and it dribbles back to Oram who continues his metronomic line

69.4

Oram to Ambrose, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Ambrose frees his arm and goes hard and high over the slips...perfectly safe and that brings up his second Test fifty off 68 balls, a cracking little innings

69.5

Oram to Ambrose, 2 runs, drives through the leg side this time, not quite timed and midwicket hauls it in and keeps him to two

69.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, forces off the back foot, done by a lack of pace and nudged into the leg side

England 218/5   JDP Oram 19-8-21-2

71.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, pushed down to mid-off

71.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, on middle, Ambrose defends down the on side with an open-chested push

71.3

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

71.4

Oram to Ambrose, no run, nudged to midwicket as Oram still proves hard to score off

71.5

Oram to Ambrose, no run, driven square on the off side

71.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, defended to mid-off, another tight over from Oram as New Zealand play a waiting game

England 220/5   JDP Oram 20-9-21-2

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   JDP Oram 21-9-25-2

89.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, outside off, tempting from Oram but Ambrose resists and lets it pass

89.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, good ball, slightly nervous push from Ambrose at a good length delivery on off stump. Just beats then edge.

89.3

Oram to Ambrose, no run, jags back off the seam, chopped down by Ambrose and bounces close to stumps but away to safety

89.4

Oram to Ambrose, no run, another nervous-90s prod outside off stump to keep McCullum and the slips on their toes

89.5

Oram to Ambrose, no run, it was on offer that time, short and wide but Ambrose misses his cut shot and his mighty close to an edge. Fleming can hardly believe it at slip...what pressure

89.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, great ball to finish, back of a length seaming away from Ambrose who is left playing at thin air for the fourth time in the over. A great finish from Oram, but Ambrose survives to come back tomorrow in search of those magical three figures

England 291/5   JDP Oram 22-10-25-2

91.1

Oram to Ambrose, no run, on middle stump and a bit too short, Ambrose steps back and nudges to leg

91.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, better line and length, just outside off. Ambrose is cautiously forward, defending it very solidly

91.3

Oram to Ambrose, no run, beaten again! Prodigious movement and bounce off the pitch, away from Ambrose's wafty punch off the back foot. Loose shot - but huge movement from Oram

91.4

Oram to Ambrose, no run, and this holds its line. Terrific bowling. Just short of a length - Oram's stock length - and it passes by Ambrose's injudicious poke

91.5

Oram to Ambrose, no run, a big appeal as Ambrose is only half forward to one which cuts back onto him. He's rapped high on the pads but it's going well over the top

91.6

Oram to Ambrose, no run, he gets bat on ball this time, nudging to short midwicket but it's the second maiden of the morning and Ambrose is still three short of his hundred

England 291/5   JDP Oram 23-11-25-2

93.1

Oram to Ambrose, FOUR, edged! Wide of the second slip and it races down to third man for four! Good grief, what a nervy last 10 runs it has been

93.2

Oram to Ambrose, no run, yet again he tries to whack this off the back foot but misses, beaten by the bounce and movement off the seam

93.3

Oram to Ambrose, 1 run, squirted down to third man and he's off strike at last

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   JDP Oram 24-11-30-2

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   JDP Oram 25-11-32-2

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

97.3

Oram to Broad, OUT, bowled him around his legs! Broad looks quizzical, but the ball brushed his thigh pad and plonked onto his leg stump. Rather unlucky but good, straight bowling from Oram

SCJ Broad b Oram 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

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   JDP Oram 26-11-34-3

99.1

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

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

99.4

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

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   JDP Oram 27-11-39-3

101.1

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

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

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   JDP Oram 28-11-45-3

103.1

Oram to Collingwood, 1 run, turned around the corner

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   JDP Oram 29-11-46-3
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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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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

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