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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

23.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, defended on off stump into the covers

23.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, very gentle shape outside off stump, Collingwood leaves and the ball goes through at ankle height

23.4

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads and worked through square leg

23.6

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, watches the swing and drives to mid-off

England 40/4   PD Collingwood 1* (4b)

24.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and defends

24.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, takes an inside down in front of short leg

24.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, on middle stump, Collingwood covers up and defends to the off side

England 41/4   PD Collingwood 1* (7b)

26.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, takes the inside edge into the leg side

26.2

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, pops up into the leg side, wide of short leg but keeps everyone interested

26.3

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, carefully defended

26.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, very full, dug out back to Vettori

26.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended down to mid-off

26.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, arm ball from Vettori, Collingwood nearly gets into a tangle as he tries to cut...ends up jabbing down in time and finding backward point

England 49/4   PD Collingwood 1* (13b)

27.3

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

27.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, closer to off stump, left on length as well as line

27.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, Collingwood comes forward with bat and pad together

27.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, good over from Southee as Collingwood defends from off stump back to the bowler

England 50/4   PD Collingwood 1* (17b)

29.1

Southee to Collingwood, no run, full swinging delivery outside off, drives down to mid-off

29.2

Southee to Collingwood, no run, outside off and Collingwood leave well alone

29.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, fuller outside off stump, not bringing a drive

29.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, defends down to mid-off

29.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, full and swinging outside off stump, left alone

29.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, another leave to end the session, and he won't forget his first morning in Test cricket

England 58/4   PD Collingwood 1* (23b)

30.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, bat and pad together, defended down the pitch

30.6

Vettori to Collingwood, FOUR, positive strike from Collingwood, a couple of steps down the track and lofted straight back down the ground...two bounces across the rope

England 63/4   PD Collingwood 5* (25b 1x4)

31.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump and left alone...the ball is still carrying through nicely from the quicker bowlers

England 68/4   PD Collingwood 5* (26b 1x4)

32.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, pushed out to midwicket

32.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, finds midwicket again as he plays off the back foot

England 69/4   PD Collingwood 5* (28b 1x4)

33.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, jags back at Collingwood from outside off stump

33.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, outside off and left alone, probing line from Martin

33.6

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, gets a thick outside edge through gully, fairly safe but some encouragement for Martin

England 74/4   PD Collingwood 9* (31b 2x4)

34.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward, solid defence back down the pitch

34.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended

34.6

Vettori to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely shot over extra cover, excellent placement

England 83/4   PD Collingwood 13* (34b 3x4)

35.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, punched off the back foot into the covers

35.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, again, forced neatly off the back foot into the covers

35.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, huge appeal from Martin and the rest of New Zealand as Collingwood tries to pull from way outside off stump and there's a noise, Martin can't believe Rudi didn't give it. Any noise had to be bat...nothing else near it

35.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, back in defence, Martin not happy

35.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, sharp bouncer to end the over, Collingwood ducks

England 84/4   PD Collingwood 13* (39b 3x4)

36.2

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads and clipped nicely through square leg to bring up the fifty stand

England 86/4   PD Collingwood 14* (40b 3x4)

37.3

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

37.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, slightly closer to off stump but Collingwood can still watch it go through

37.5

Martin to Collingwood, no run, sharp bouncer, Martin can work up some pace when he wants to

37.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, hint of movement back into Collingwood, defended on the front foot

England 92/4   PD Collingwood 14* (44b 3x4)

39.2

Martin to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the off side

39.3

Martin to Collingwood, no run, good leave from Collingwood, on length as much as line as he jags back over the stumps

39.4

Martin to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

39.5

Martin to Collingwood, FOUR, dragged down short, Collingwood latches onto a pull past square leg and there's no one out on the boundary for him

39.6

Martin to Collingwood, no run, outside off to end the over

England 98/4   PD Collingwood 18* (49b 4x4)

40.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run

40.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, turned to midwicket

40.4

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

40.5

Elliott to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely drive through the covers, he waited for the ball to swing and played through the line picking the gap at extra cover

40.6

Elliott to Collingwood, FOUR, this time past the other side of mid-off as he drives straight down the ground, another top shot as Elliott over pitches

England 107/4   PD Collingwood 26* (54b 6x4)

42.1

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, bouncer, rises gently over Collingwood's head

42.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers, this is now a truer reflection of the surface...good for batting

42.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, turned to midwicket, can't beat the man

42.4

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, typical Collingwood shot, nudged off the hip out to deep square leg

England 108/4   PD Collingwood 27* (58b 6x4)

43.1

Southee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, goes straight through to McCullum

43.2

Southee to Collingwood, no run, wide and swinging away, needs to bring that closer to off stump

43.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, tighter to off stump, left alone

43.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease into midwicket

43.5

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, worked off the stumps through square leg

England 109/4   PD Collingwood 28* (63b 6x4)

44.1

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, driven crisply on the up to extra cover...Collingwood looking a little freer now

44.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, too wide outside off, swings away further

44.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, opens the face slightly and places this into the covers where Patel does the fielding

44.4

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, defended back down the pitch, Elliott needs to stick to that tight line

44.5

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, on the pads, McCullum chases to backward square leg

England 110/4   PD Collingwood 28* (68b 6x4)

45.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defends on the back foot, Southee keeping Collingwood on his toes

45.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, stays in his crease, stands tall and forces back down the on side of the pitch...New Zealand having to work hard for their next wicket, but that was what was expected of today's play

45.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, strangled shout from McCullum, inside edge into the pads and the ball bobbles into the off side

England 112/4   PD Collingwood 28* (72b 6x4)

46.3

Patel to Collingwood, no run, beaten on the outside edge as he tries to drive, nice flight from Patel

46.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, stays on his crease, defended to the off side

46.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, goes for the cut and misses, touch quicker from Patel

46.6

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

England 113/4   PD Collingwood 28* (76b 6x4)

47.5

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, fractionally short, flicked off his hips

England 119/4   PD Collingwood 29* (77b 6x4)

48.1

Patel to Collingwood, no run, turned to forward short leg

48.2

Patel to Collingwood, 1 run, he waits and drives languidly down to long-on

48.4

Patel to Collingwood, no run, floated up, well forward to defend

48.5

Patel to Collingwood, no run, forward and defended watchfully

48.6

Patel to Collingwood, OUT, wide, Collingwood leans back and cuts straight to backward point. A really appalling shot, no two ways about it, given both the ball, which wasn't short enough, and the situation. He hurries off as well he might

PD Collingwood c Elliott b Patel 30 (96m 82b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.58

England 125/5   PD Collingwood 30 (82b 6x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Photos

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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