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

0.1

Martin to Cook, no run, over the wicket straight away, angled across Cook who lets in go...nice carry through to McCullum

0.2

Martin to Cook, no run, well bowled, hint of movement off the seam as this one climbs past Cook's bat as he withdraws inside the line

0.3

Martin to Cook, no run, bat on ball for the first time, defended off the back foot into the off side...Martin back-of-a-length at the moment and finding some nice bounce

0.4

Martin to Cook, no run, pitched up a little fuller, Cook comes into the front foot then lets it go

0.5

Martin to Cook, no run, comes forward and defends solidly down to mid-off

0.6

Martin to Cook, 2 runs, outside off stump, opens the face and runs it between point and gully to get off the mark and England's innings is away...Jeetan Patel has his first action after being recalled

England 2/0   AN Cook 2* (6b)

2.1

Martin to Cook, no run, on the stumps, pushed into the covers

2.2

Martin to Cook, no run, onto the front foot in solid defence with bat and pad together

2.3

Martin to Cook, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Cook lets it go

2.4

Martin to Cook, no run, defended into the covers

2.5

Martin to Cook, no run, rides the bounce nicely and defends towards backward point

2.6

Martin to Cook, no run, played back to Martin who fields in his follow through, a maiden

England 4/0   AN Cook 2* (12b)

4.1

Martin to Cook, no run, outside off and carries through at waist height to McCullum

4.2

Martin to Cook, no run, very full outside off stump, Cook goes chasing a wide ball without any footwork and is beaten...not a good shot early on

4.3

Martin to Cook, no run, walks into a punchy drive and plays to mid-on

4.4

Martin to Cook, no run, comes forward and defends down the on side

4.5

Martin to Cook, no run, outside off and a comfortable leave

4.6

Martin to Cook, no run, back over the wicket, full on the stumps and driven back to the bowler

England 4/1   AN Cook 2* (18b)

6.1

Martin to Cook, no run, round the wicket, Cook pokes at this outside off and nearly gets an edge

6.2

Martin to Cook, no run, punched past the on side of the stumps, mid-on makes a tumbling save to prevent any runs

6.3

Martin to Cook, OUT, gone! this is amazing stuff, Cook gets an inside edge into his stumps as he tries to drive and the third one is gone inside seven overs. Martin mixing up his line from round and over the wicket, Cook responded with an airy drive

AN Cook b Martin 2 (28m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

England 4/3   AN Cook 2 (21b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 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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