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 0-50

36.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, outside off and Southee leaves

36.6

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, angled in from round the wicket, swinging as well, Sidebottom appeals ... was it bat-pad or the other way round ... anyhow, not out

New Zealand 138/7   TG Southee 0* (2b)

37.6

Broad to Southee, no run, Southee backs a long way towards the square-leg umpire and pats the ball back to Broad

New Zealand 139/7   TG Southee 0* (3b)

38.4

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, driven to mid-off, again with a suspicion of a shimmy towards the leg side as he plays it

38.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, outside off and Southee leaves

38.6

Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, loose drive into the leg side, it is wide enough of mid-on to allow him the single to get off the mark

New Zealand 141/7   TG Southee 1* (6b)

39.1

Broad to Southee, no run, leaden-footed swish down the wrong line

39.2

Broad to Southee, no run, defensive drive into the covers

39.3

Broad to Southee, no run, short, Southee sways out of the way with relative ease

39.4

Broad to Southee, no run, full, almost a yorker, dug out but again with no discernible footwork

39.5

Broad to Southee, no run, faster - 85mph - and it cuts into Southee who jumps and keeps it out ... but that was the reaction of a genuine rabbit and not a No. 9

39.6

Broad to Southee, no run, driven to Panesar at mid-off, he makes a very easy stop and gets a loud cheer

New Zealand 141/7   TG Southee 1* (12b)

40.2

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, short at 85mph/137kph, Southee walks back rather than ducks

40.3

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, short and angled into the batsman from round the wicket, played safely but he was heading to leg

40.4

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, attempted yorker which ends up as a full toss, he misses and it scoots past the leg stump

40.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, full, driven hard back at the bowler's feet, he gets down quickly and does enough to prevent runs

40.6

Sidebottom to Southee, FOUR, loose full toss outside off, a gift ball and Southee accepts, driven just behind square on the off side

New Zealand 146/7   TG Southee 5* (17b 1x4)

41.3

Broad to Southee, no run, short outside off, he sways back slightly

41.4

Broad to Southee, no run, pushed firmly into the off side

41.5

Broad to Southee, 1 wide, short outside off, he plays a quite horrible swipe that would have gone straight up in the air had he connected, but fortunately he misses

41.5

Broad to Southee, OUT, another short one, Southee can do no more than fend it to Pietersen in the gully, it looped ever so slowly to him for the easiest of catches

TG Southee c Pietersen b Broad 5 (24m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

New Zealand 152/8   TG Southee 5 (20b 1x4)
Overs 0-50
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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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