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

22.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, good ball just outside off stump, well left from Sinclair

22.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, pushed across outside off stump, left alone

22.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, finds the outside edge from a drive, falls short of Collingwood at second slip to end a fine over from Sidebottom

New Zealand 103/2   MS Sinclair 0* (3b)

23.2

Broad to Sinclair, FOUR, leg stump half volley, clipped sweetly through midwicket and that's a poor delivery to the new batsman...Broad isn't loose yet

23.3

Broad to Sinclair, no run, outside off and left alone

23.4

Broad to Sinclair, no run, outside off stump, moves away a fraction and left alone

23.5

Broad to Sinclair, no run, nice line, closer to off stump and Sinclair makes the late call not to play

23.6

Broad to Sinclair, no run, on off stump, defended square on the off side

New Zealand 108/2   MS Sinclair 4* (8b 1x4)

25.1

Broad to Sinclair, no run, outside off and left alone, that's the line he needs to concentrate on

25.2

Broad to Sinclair, 2 runs, opens the face and finds the gap square at cover, nicely timed and he gets a couple

25.3

Broad to Sinclair, no run, beaten by a cracker outside off stump, good pace - 87mph - and jags away off the seam past Sinclair's outside edge

25.4

Broad to Sinclair, no run, touch wider, Sinclair can comfortably leave this

25.5

Broad to Sinclair, no run, good length on off stump, defended to cover

25.6

Broad to Sinclair, no run, outside off and left alone, tidy over from Broad

New Zealand 114/2   MS Sinclair 6* (14b 1x4)

26.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, on leg stump, takes the pad towards square leg

26.3

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, pushed across Sinclair who watches it goes past his off stump

26.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, wider outside off stump and another leave...the game as just slowed down since Fleming went

26.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, targeting the stumps this time, driven up to mid-on

26.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, goes across Sinclair as he lets it go

New Zealand 115/2   MS Sinclair 6* (19b 1x4)

27.2

Broad to Sinclair, no run, outside off stump, Sinclair still not interested

27.3

Broad to Sinclair, no run, defended down to mid-on

27.4

Broad to Sinclair, no run, fuller and squirted into the covers, think of a single but decide against it

27.5

Broad to Sinclair, no run, pushed down to mid-on, he's trying to get him playing across the line

27.6

Broad to Sinclair, no run, edges outside off stump, down into the ground out towards gully

New Zealand 116/2   MS Sinclair 6* (24b 1x4)

29.1

Broad to Sinclair, no run, big appeal from Broad as he nips one into Sinclair's pads but there's an inside edge first

29.2

Broad to Sinclair, no run, swings away outside off stump, left alone

29.3

Broad to Sinclair, no run, on a nice line outside off stump, 85mph, Sinclair judges well and leaves

29.4

Broad to Sinclair, no run, comes part-way forward and defends back to the bowler

29.5

Broad to Sinclair, 1 run, goes wide on the crease, speared in towards the pads and clipped to the right of mid-on

New Zealand 119/3   MS Sinclair 7* (29b 1x4)

30.1

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, stifled appeal from Sidebottom, Sinclair struck outside off stump as he comes forward

30.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, OUT, gone! what is going on here, a short ball which Sinclair miscues straight to mid-on where Broad snaffles a low catch...that didn't come out anywhere near the middle, another failure for Sinclair

MS Sinclair c Broad b Sidebottom 7 (37m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.58

New Zealand 119/5   MS Sinclair 7 (31b 1x4)
Overs 0-50
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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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