England tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
22,23,24,25,26 March 2008 (5-day match)
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82.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, smacked on the pads, Southee fields in his follow through

82.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and left

82.5

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, that slipped slightly and was very wide, angled across the left-hander

82.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, swinging in, Sidebottom into line

England 208/7   RJ Sidebottom 0* (4b)
84.1

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, solid defence from Sidebottom

84.2

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, short and drifting down the leg side, Sidebottom gets inside the line with the minimum of movement

84.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, Sidebottom into line to one on off stump

84.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, punched to mid-off

84.5

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, lovely ball, rips back off the seam and takes bat-pad into the gully

84.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, almost yorker-length angled in at the off stump, Sidebottom equal to the task

England 213/7   RJ Sidebottom 0* (10b)
85.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off stump, it moves away and Sidebottom holds the bat well inside the line

England 214/7   RJ Sidebottom 0* (11b)
86.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 1 run, back, dabs the ball a few yards into the on side and a quick single as Bell has a lot of ground to make up racing in from midwicket

England 226/7   RJ Sidebottom 1* (12b)
87.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, so close ... Sidebottom plays and misses just outside off stump, leaving him off the pitch

87.2

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, swinging away but it started much to wide to cause any alarms and Sidebottom leaves

87.3

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, fuller and this time Sidebottom plays deliberately inside the line

87.4

Martin to Sidebottom, 2 runs, daintily worked square into the leg side

87.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, he beats him for the second time in the over, slight seam movement too much for the No. 9 and he knows it, raising his eyebrows as he gropes at air

87.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, fuller and straight, Sidebottom shapes to flick to leg but the ball ends up back at Martin's feet

England 228/7   RJ Sidebottom 3* (18b)
89.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, Groundhog Day ... outside off, some movement away and Sidebottom beaten

89.2

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, and for a fourth time in eight balls, Sidebottom is left fencing at thin air

89.3

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, a surprise bouncer and Sidebottom ducks rather late

89.4

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and ...well, almost goes without saying, but he's beaten again

89.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and let's give poor old Sidebottom the benefit and say he pulled his bat out of the way just about in time

89.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, that one beat him again ... that's seven times in two overs, but all that matters is that Sidebottom is still there

England 230/7   RJ Sidebottom 3* (24b)
90.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, another one that swings a lot and late and beats the bat, the appeal for leg-before comes from behind the stumps but not from the bowler

England 231/7   RJ Sidebottom 3* (25b)
91.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and Sidebottom genuinely left that one

91.6

Martin to Sidebottom, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, the ball brushes the pad and beats a diving McCullum who gets a fingertip to it but can't prevent the four byes

England 240/7   RJ Sidebottom 3* (27b)
92.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, swings back into Sidebottom who drives up to mid-off

92.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 3 runs, nicely whipped of middle and leg through midwicket, one of Sidebottom's favourite shots and it brings him three...just a touch to straight from Southee

England 244/8   RJ Sidebottom 6* (29b)
93.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, on off stump, defended square towards point

93.2

Martin to Sidebottom, 3 runs, pitched up, Sidebottom skews a drive between gully and backward point...it was the air for a while and Patel makes a good save on the boundary

England 247/8   RJ Sidebottom 9* (31b)
94.1

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, shapes into the left hander, forced off the back foot down to mid-on

94.2

Southee to Sidebottom, FOUR, he throws everything at a hint of width outside off, goes up and high over cover for the day's first boundary...he really laced that, positive strike

94.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, bouncer, "hit that" was Southee's response (although he didn't actually say it)

94.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, dug out down to mid-on

94.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 1 run, round the wicket, forced through the leg side off the inside half of the bat

England 252/8   RJ Sidebottom 14* (36b 1x4)
96.1

Southee to Sidebottom, OUT, gone! Yes he can, dug in short and Sidebottom goes for the pull but only succeeds in lobbing a simple catch to mid-on. Great effort from Southee, five wickets on debut: 23.1-8-55-5 are his figures

RJ Sidebottom c Bell b Southee 14 (61m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.83

England 253/10   RJ Sidebottom 14 (37b 1x4)
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