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

1.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, left alone and Ambrose takes around knee height

1.2

Anderson to How, no run, hint of away movement as How leaves again outside off, he'll want to make the batsmen drive

1.3

Anderson to How, no run, touch too wide and a little short, some nice shape away but an easy leave

1.4

Anderson to How, no run, that's the line from Anderson, on off stump and How defends back down the pitch

1.5

Anderson to How, no run, full, searching for the swing, brings a drive from How which Anderson fields in his follow through

1.6

Anderson to How, no run, beauty to end the over, swinging away from off stump and How is beaten as he prods out with a limp drive

New Zealand 5/1   JM Anderson 1-1-0-0

3.1

Anderson to How, no run, defended from the crease down to mid-off

3.2

Anderson to How, no run, beaten again outside off as he plays another loose drive without getting his foot to the pitch...nice full length from Anderson

3.3

Anderson to How, no run, left alone as this one is a touch shorter and gives How time to watch the movement

3.4

Anderson to How, no run, touch to short from Anderson outside off as How leaves again

3.5

Anderson to How, no run, that's ideal, bringing How forward on off stump as he defends to mid-off

3.6

Anderson to How, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover and How keeps the strike

New Zealand 6/1   JM Anderson 2-1-1-0

5.1

Anderson to Fleming, no run, well bowled, Fleming is square up as he tries to defend and gets a leading edge towards point but he falls well short

5.2

Anderson to Fleming, no run, on off stump, defended back to Anderson who has adjusted well to the left hander

5.3

Anderson to Fleming, no run, goes for the pull but it's not as short as Fleming thought and he takes it in the midriff

5.4

Anderson to Fleming, 2 runs, forced nicely off the back foot through the covers, Broad keeps them to two

5.5

Anderson to Fleming, no run, pushed across Fleming who can let it go

5.6

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, worked off leg stump out to Ian Bell at deep square leg

New Zealand 13/1   JM Anderson 3-1-4-0

7.1

Anderson to Fleming, no run, whipped from straight down to mid-on, good job he got bat on that

7.2

Anderson to Fleming, no run, short ball which brings an extravagant pull from Fleming, an ugly shot he had to fetch from outside off stump and he doesn't connect

7.3

Anderson to Fleming, no run, a much more correct leave this time as it rises past off stump

7.4

Anderson to Fleming, no run, turned to square leg where it's well fielded by Bell

7.5

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, full on off stump, beautifully driven square on the off side...all timing as he just leant on the ball, Fleming at his best

7.6

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, tucked into midwicket so Fleming keeps the bowling

New Zealand 21/1   JM Anderson 4-1-9-0

9.1

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, top shot from Fleming, best of the day, as he drives off the back foot through the covers...he's again looking a class apart in New Zealand's top order

9.2

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, and again, this time an cover drive as Anderson over pitches on off stump...Fleming frees his arm through the line, he's off and running

9.3

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, three in a row, driven square through the off side this time...played at the top of the bounce and place perfectly

9.4

Anderson to Fleming, SIX, short, wide and he's gone again...this time all the way over deep point, that was a long hop from Anderson and Fleming went up and over

9.5

Anderson to Fleming, no run, goes round the wicket, a dot ball for Anderson as Fleming drives to cover

9.6

Anderson to Fleming, no run, outside off and left alone, but that will probably be the end of Anderson's spell

New Zealand 42/1   JM Anderson 5-1-27-0

14.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, hint of movement as How leaves

14.2

Anderson to How, FOUR, fortune favours How this time, an inside edge shoots past the stumps as he jabs down on a defensive shot...races down to fine leg

14.3

Anderson to How, 1 run, takes a step across the crease and pushes this through the leg side

14.4

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, inside edge into the pads runs out towards point and a good call from How to rotate the strike

14.5

Anderson to How, FOUR, nice shot, clipped wide of Sidebottom at mid-on and it has the legs to cross the boundary...runs leaking at both ends and now How has some momentum. Anderson can't keep a consistent line and length

14.6

Anderson to How, FOUR, dragged down short this time, poor stuff from Anderson, and How plants him through square with a meaty pull...that is the How from the one-day match at this ground

New Zealand 68/1   JM Anderson 6-1-41-0

16.1

Anderson to How, 1 run, on middle stump, worked through square leg

16.2

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, dropped and it goes from bad to worse from England, Fleming plays away from his body outside off and sends a thick edge to Andrew Strauss's right at first slip. He doesn't seem to pick it up and belatedly sticks out his right hand and can only parry it to third man

16.3

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, dismissive from Fleming, wide half volley driven on the up through cover and Fleming is half way towards his fairytale finish off, fifty off 53 balls

16.4

Anderson to Fleming, no run, defended back to Anderson

16.5

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, opens the face and runs between the slips down to third man, Fleming toying with the bowling and Anderson is being carted

16.6

Anderson to Fleming, no run, sprayed wide of the off stump again, left alone

New Zealand 87/1   JM Anderson 7-1-54-0
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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