England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand Test Series - 3rd Test

New Zealand v England

England won by 121 runs

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0.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 leg bye, swing first up but he's down the leg side and it takes the pad to fine leg

New Zealand 1/0   JM How 0* (1b)

1.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, left alone and Ambrose takes around knee height

1.2

Anderson to How, no run, hint of away movement as How leaves again outside off, he'll want to make the batsmen drive

1.3

Anderson to How, no run, touch too wide and a little short, some nice shape away but an easy leave

1.4

Anderson to How, no run, that's the line from Anderson, on off stump and How defends back down the pitch

1.5

Anderson to How, no run, full, searching for the swing, brings a drive from How which Anderson fields in his follow through

1.6

Anderson to How, no run, beauty to end the over, swinging away from off stump and How is beaten as he prods out with a limp drive

New Zealand 5/1   JM How 0* (7b)

3.1

Anderson to How, no run, defended from the crease down to mid-off

3.2

Anderson to How, no run, beaten again outside off as he plays another loose drive without getting his foot to the pitch...nice full length from Anderson

3.3

Anderson to How, no run, left alone as this one is a touch shorter and gives How time to watch the movement

3.4

Anderson to How, no run, touch to short from Anderson outside off as How leaves again

3.5

Anderson to How, no run, that's ideal, bringing How forward on off stump as he defends to mid-off

3.6

Anderson to How, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover and How keeps the strike

New Zealand 6/1   JM How 1* (13b)

4.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed into the leg side, as he comes across the crease...that will keep short leg interested

4.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, played with a straight bat down to mid-on

4.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes half a stride forward, defended into the covers

4.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, full this time, How defends square on the off side...he doesn't seem entirely confident out there

4.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, good line and length on off stump, pushed back to Sidebottom who shows some aggression towards How with a snarl

4.6

Sidebottom to How, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, Sidebottom not pleased with himself as this takes the pad and flies wide of Ambrose down to fine leg

New Zealand 10/1   JM How 1* (19b)

6.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across How, no swing that time, and it's let go

6.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, on the stumps, How comes forward and defends getting a thick inside edge into the leg side

New Zealand 16/1   JM How 1* (21b)

8.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed wide across How who leaves

8.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, again pushed too wide across How, Sidebottom just straining a little and losing his line

8.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, closer to the off stump but again he doesn't have to play

New Zealand 24/1   JM How 1* (24b)

10.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, meanwhile, How on 1 leaves outside off stump

10.2

Sidebottom to How, 2 leg byes, down the leg side from Sidebottom, takes the pad again down the Panesar at fine leg

10.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off and left alone, less swing now for Sidebottom

10.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across the right hander, left again

10.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, closer to off stump, good judgement from How as he leaves

10.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes him play this time, defended to mid-on

New Zealand 44/1   JM How 1* (30b)

11.4

Broad to How, no run, dragged down short and wide, How has a flash without ever looking like making contact...he can't get going here

11.5

Broad to How, no run, outside off, a more compact leave this time

11.6

Broad to How, no run, defended down into his boot and it bobbles into the off side

New Zealand 45/1   JM How 1* (33b)

13.1

Broad to How, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

13.2

Broad to How, FOUR, the pressure is relieved for How, Broad drops short and is pulled through square leg...not what England wanted, but a nice compact shot from How

13.3

Broad to How, FOUR, and again, same ball, same shot but played even more confidently...a poor couple of deliveries from Broad and New Zealand pass their fifty and it's the fifty stand

13.4

Broad to How, no run, back on off stump, How defends with a forward stride

13.5

Broad to How, 1 run, turned wide of Vaughan at mid-on...this stand building nicely for New Zealand

New Zealand 54/1   JM How 10* (38b 2x4)

14.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, hint of movement as How leaves

14.2

Anderson to How, FOUR, fortune favours How this time, an inside edge shoots past the stumps as he jabs down on a defensive shot...races down to fine leg

14.3

Anderson to How, 1 run, takes a step across the crease and pushes this through the leg side

14.5

Anderson to How, FOUR, nice shot, clipped wide of Sidebottom at mid-on and it has the legs to cross the boundary...runs leaking at both ends and now How has some momentum. Anderson can't keep a consistent line and length

14.6

Anderson to How, FOUR, dragged down short this time, poor stuff from Anderson, and How plants him through square with a meaty pull...that is the How from the one-day match at this ground

New Zealand 68/1   JM How 23* (43b 5x4)

16.1

Anderson to How, 1 run, on middle stump, worked through square leg

New Zealand 75/1   JM How 24* (44b 5x4)

17.1

Broad to How, no run, defended down to mid-on

17.2

Broad to How, 2 runs, too straight from Broad and neatly turned down to fine leg, excellent supporting role from How

17.3

Broad to How, no run, driven nicely to mid-off, How looking much more composed now

17.4

Broad to How, no run, full and sweetly driven to Vaughan at mid-on

17.5

Broad to How, FOUR, banged in short, sits up comfortably and pulled powerfully between long leg and deep square-leg

17.6

Broad to How, no run, defended back to Broad

New Zealand 93/1   JM How 30* (50b 6x4)

19.1

Collingwood to How, no run, outside off, gentle movement and left

19.2

Collingwood to How, no run, played on the top of the bounce, back down the pitch

19.3

Collingwood to How, no run, swings away outside off stump, an easy leave

19.4

Collingwood to How, no run, on off stump, pushed down to mid-on

19.5

Collingwood to How, no run, he's playing for lunch now, defended into the covers

19.6

Collingwood to How, no run, wide outside off, left alone

New Zealand 93/1   JM How 30* (56b 6x4)

20.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended back down towards Sidebottom, How will continue in his own way

20.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven out to cover

20.5

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, on leg stump, clipped through square leg and it races away to bring up New Zealand's hundred

20.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across How, defended out to cover

New Zealand 100/1   JM How 34* (60b 7x4)

22.1

Sidebottom to How, 3 runs, shovelled through midwicket with a straight bat, brings up the 100 stand

New Zealand 103/1   JM How 37* (61b 7x4)

23.1

Broad to How, 1 run, driven into the off side, Broad runs across to field and can't collect cleanly...might have been a tight single otherwise

New Zealand 104/2   JM How 38* (62b 7x4)

24.1

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, driven powerfully through the covers, he just hit through the line and it shows how good the pitch is for batting

24.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, closes the bat face on this drive and it goes back to Sidebottom

24.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended back to Sidebottom who needlessly throws it over How's head back to Ambrose...just get on with bowling

24.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven down to mid-on

24.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, flicked firmly down to mid-on

24.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, big appeal as How goes for the pull as there's a noise as it goes down the leg side, well taken by Ambrose put it's off the thigh pad

New Zealand 112/2   JM How 42* (68b 8x4)

26.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, cuts sharply into How from round the wicket, finds the gap at square leg to get off strike

New Zealand 115/2   JM How 43* (69b 8x4)

27.1

Broad to How, 1 run, drifts slightly too straight, worked through midwicket and deep square-leg does the fielding

New Zealand 116/2   JM How 44* (70b 8x4)

28.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, round the wicket, angling into How and defended down the pitch

28.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes a positive stride, pushed to mid-on

28.3

Sidebottom to How, OUT, gone! well, the round the wicket ploy has worked (so what do I know) as Sidebottom gets How to drive at a full delivery outside off stump. An edge flies nicely to Strauss at first slip and suddenly England are back in it

JM How c Strauss b Sidebottom 44 (129m 73b 8x4 0x6) SR: 60.27

New Zealand 116/3   JM How 44 (73b 8x4)
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Mar 26, 2008

England's fans celebrate the series win, New Zealand v England, 3rd Test, Napier, March 26, 2008

England's fans celebrate the series win

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Mar 26, 2008

Michael Vaughan meets his children after the end of a long tour, New Zealand v England, 3rd Test, Napier, March 26, 2008

Michael Vaughan meets his children after the end of a long tour

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