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

50.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, angled across, Ambrose defends

50.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, straighter line, Ambrose defends to Bell at short leg

50.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, outside off, it bites and rips back but easily left as it was too wide and short

50.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, really tossed up, turned to midwicket

50.5

Patel to Ambrose, no run, driven back to Patel who moves swiftly to his left to gather on the bounce

50.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, forward and pushed back down the pitch

England 125/5   TR Ambrose 0* (6b)

52.1

Patel to Ambrose, 1 run, back and he turns the ball behind square on the leg side

England 130/5   TR Ambrose 1* (7b)

53.1

Southee to Ambrose, no run, good line, some movement in the air into the right hander, driven and Southee fields well in his follow thorugh

53.2

Southee to Ambrose, no run, left alone outside the off stump, it leaves him a fraction

53.3

Southee to Ambrose, no run, too wide to tempt Ambrose, another one at his consistent 82mph/131kph

53.4

Southee to Ambrose, no run, fuller and from wide of the crease, solidly defended

53.5

Southee to Ambrose, no run, wide and full, driven but not timed into the covers

53.6

Southee to Ambrose, no run, shorter, Ambrose looks to punch off the back foot but only hits the ball into the ground

England 130/5   TR Ambrose 1* (13b)

54.3

Patel to Ambrose, FOUR, wider and slashed through second slip for four ... oh dear!

54.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, thrusts a pad forward and then lets the ball pass

54.5

Patel to Ambrose, no run, fuller and clipped sweetly to midwicket

54.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, pushed back to Patel who fields easily

England 139/5   TR Ambrose 5* (17b 1x4)

56.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, Ambrose tries to cut , misses and that was close to the nick, McCullum juggles

56.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, more circumspect defense after that little lapse

56.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, flatter and faster, left alone and he picked the one that goes on

56.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, defended, he takes his hand off the bat as he defends and the ball squirts to short leg

56.5

Patel to Ambrose, 2 runs, tossed up, too full, crisply driven between cover and extra cover, Elliott overtakes it near the boundary edge once more in the shadows

56.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, wide and short, cut hard to backward point

England 141/5   TR Ambrose 7* (23b 1x4)

57.2

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, cautiously forward and defends

57.3

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, turned past short leg who scrambles but misses, Ambrose thinks about a run but Pietersen not interested

57.4

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

57.5

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, pushed through a bit flatter, Ambrose equal to it

57.6

Vettori to Ambrose, 1 run, squirted more than turned behind square on the leg, it goes no more than 20-30 yards but enough for an easy single

England 143/5   TR Ambrose 8* (28b 1x4)

58.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, back and defended from the crease

58.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, once more he plays off the back foot

58.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, outside off, back and pushed into the covers

58.4

Patel to Ambrose, 1 run, flighted, clipped hard and Sinclair makes a really good diving stop at midwicket, Pietersen was slow to set off and he was gone with a direct hit at the keeper's end

58.6

Patel to Ambrose, 2 runs, carbon copy of the last ball of the previous over, driven through the covers and How chases it down while Pietersen slips turning for the second run

England 147/5   TR Ambrose 11* (33b 1x4)

60.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, back and pushed with no real power back down the track

60.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, turned to short leg who half stops

60.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, pushed back to Patel

60.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, flicked off the front foot to midwicket

60.5

Patel to Ambrose, OUT, slanted across him, Ambrose pushes hard, gets an edge and Taylor takes a sharp waist-high catch at second slip

TR Ambrose c Taylor b Patel 11 (39m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.94

England 147/6   TR Ambrose 11 (38b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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England won by 121 runs
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England won by 126 runs
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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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