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

18.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, round the wicket, Pietersen onto the front foot and defends

18.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left alone

18.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended out to short leg, nice pace from Vettori

18.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 2 runs, uses his feet and whips through midwicket, neat footwork from Pietersen but Vettori won't mind the challenge

18.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, floated on off stump, defended on the front foot

18.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned along the ground to short leg

England 28/3   DL Vettori 1-0-2-0

20.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, uses his feet but can't get to the pitch and ends up padding the ball away

20.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended from the crease, short leg fields

20.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned to Matthew Bell under the helmet

20.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, bat and pad together, defended into the off side

20.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned from leg stump where Bell does the fielding again

20.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, nicely flighted on off stump, Pietersen watchfully plays to the off side

England 30/3   DL Vettori 2-1-2-0

22.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept from outside off stump, all along the ground out to deep square-leg

22.2

Vettori to Bell, 1 run, comes forward, takes an inside edge backward of square on the leg side...look for two but it's not on

22.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 2 runs, swept again, middle and leg line this time, goes finer of deep square-leg but Elliott brings off a fine save on the boundary

22.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, left alone

22.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, beats Pietersen's forward poke and takes the back leg through to slip...some slow turn there for Vettori

22.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 2 runs, another lap-sweep out to deep square leg

England 36/3   DL Vettori 3-1-8-0

24.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, handsome drive to mid-off

24.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned to short leg, nice changes of pace from Vettori

24.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked down the ground to mid-on who is deep

24.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and defends

24.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, takes an inside down in front of short leg

24.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, on middle stump, Collingwood covers up and defends to the off side

England 41/4   DL Vettori 4-1-9-0

26.1

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, takes the inside edge into the leg side

26.2

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, pops up into the leg side, wide of short leg but keeps everyone interested

26.3

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, carefully defended

26.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, very full, dug out back to Vettori

26.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended down to mid-off

26.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, arm ball from Vettori, Collingwood nearly gets into a tangle as he tries to cut...ends up jabbing down in time and finding backward point

England 49/4   DL Vettori 5-2-9-0

28.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned into the leg side

28.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed out to midwicket...Pietersen playing for lunch now

28.3

Vettori to Pietersen, FOUR, swept from outside off stump, goes very fine past the keeper and deep square-leg can't get around

28.4

Vettori to Pietersen, FOUR, maybe he isn't playing for lunch...slog-sweeps over midwicket for another boundary, tempted by Vettori's flight

28.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended into the off side

28.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, opens the face and played to point

England 58/4   DL Vettori 6-2-17-0

30.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the off side, think of a single but decide against it

30.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends down the pitch

30.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, big stride forward and defended into the covers

30.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, swept off the stumps out to deep square-leg

30.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, bat and pad together, defended down the pitch

30.6

Vettori to Collingwood, FOUR, positive strike from Collingwood, a couple of steps down the track and lofted straight back down the ground...two bounces across the rope

England 63/4   DL Vettori 7-2-22-0

32.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defends into the leg side

32.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed a little hard into the leg side, doesn't find the gap at midwicket

32.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, much slower from Vettori, 49mph, and beats Pietersen on the outside edge with a hint of turn

32.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, worked through square and Pietersen reaches his fifty

32.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, pushed out to midwicket

32.6

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, finds midwicket again as he plays off the back foot

England 69/4   DL Vettori 8-2-23-0

34.1

Vettori to Pietersen, FOUR, more aggression against Vettori as Pietersen takes two steps down the pitch and drives beautifully through mid-off...all along the ground

34.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, down the leg side, Pietersen misses out

34.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the gap wide of midwicket, good rotation of the strike

34.4

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, comes forward, solid defence back down the pitch

34.5

Vettori to Collingwood, no run, defended

34.6

Vettori to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely shot over extra cover, excellent placement

England 83/4   DL Vettori 9-2-32-0

55.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, forward and pushed defensively into the on side

55.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, pushed back to Vettori who flicks the ball into his hands via his boot

55.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, almost a tip-and-run moment to extra cover but Sinclair in quickly

55.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, driven back to Vettori

55.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, KP again defends, cat and mouse time here and great to watch

55.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, blocked and another maiden, a ripple of applause from the crowd

England 139/5   DL Vettori 10-3-32-0

57.1

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up, he waits and punches to long-on

57.2

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, cautiously forward and defends

57.3

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, turned past short leg who scrambles but misses, Ambrose thinks about a run but Pietersen not interested

57.4

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

57.5

Vettori to Ambrose, no run, pushed through a bit flatter, Ambrose equal to it

57.6

Vettori to Ambrose, 1 run, squirted more than turned behind square on the leg, it goes no more than 20-30 yards but enough for an easy single

England 143/5   DL Vettori 11-3-34-0

59.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, oh that was close ... on step and Pietersen swings across the line off one knee and takes it on the front pad

59.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended much more carefully

59.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, patted into the off side

59.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, steered to backward point, not as fine as he intended

59.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, more air and Pietersen back into a more responsible mode

59.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, punched from outside off to midwicket

England 147/5   DL Vettori 12-4-34-0

61.1

Vettori to Broad, no run, Broad reaches a long way to drive square on the off side

61.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, much the same line but this time he pads up and the ball passes by

61.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed hard to silly point

61.4

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, loose line, helped down to fine leg

61.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, flatter and more defensive to Pietersen, defended to mid-off

61.6

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-off who has dropped back

England 150/6   DL Vettori 13-4-36-0

69.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, turned from off stump to midwicket

69.2

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, turned through square leg

69.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, round the wicket, slanted across Broad who lets it go

69.4

Vettori to Broad, 1 run, driven into the covers, a large gap in the off side

69.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended into the leg side

69.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, nudged into the off side, Pietersen can't find a single

England 178/6   DL Vettori 14-4-38-0

71.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, defended into the off side

71.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, onto the front foot, pushed back to Vettori

71.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, forward and pushed into the off side

71.4

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, comes right across his crease as Vettori bowls this from wide, played into the off side...cat and mouse at the moment

71.5

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, punched back to Vettori, who can't field cleanly

71.6

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, solid defence with bat and pad together

England 180/6   DL Vettori 15-5-38-0

73.1

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed into the covers

73.2

Vettori to Broad, no run, wider outside off and left alone

73.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, defended back down the pitch

73.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, worked into the off side, no chance of a single

73.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed gently towards cover

73.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, slightly quicker, played down by the second slip...tidy over all round

England 183/6   DL Vettori 16-6-38-0

75.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, flicked into midwicket

75.2

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, angled into the off side, into the point area for another single...just ticking over

75.3

Vettori to Broad, no run, round the wicket, defended out to cover

75.4

Vettori to Broad, FOUR, flighted outside off and a well-timed drive from Broad beats a valiant chase from cover into the boundary...another classy shot from Broad

75.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, pushed into the covers

75.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, left outside off

England 189/6   DL Vettori 17-6-43-0

77.1

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, worked out to midwicket

77.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, again, nudged into the leg side

77.3

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, worked down long on for an easy single...Pietersen happy to control the flow of boundaries

77.4

Vettori to Broad, no run, comes way forward, head over the ball, defended into the covers

77.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, floated up outside off, brings a drive but picks out cover

77.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, left alone outside off

England 191/6   DL Vettori 18-6-44-0

79.1

Vettori to Pietersen, SIX, this one goes all the way from Pietersen as he brings out the slog-sweep over deep midwicket and high into the stands

79.2

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, he tries the shot again, misses, takes it on the pad and there's a loud appeal from the bowler ...but no joy

79.3

Vettori to Pietersen, no run, poked off a thick edge into the leg side

79.4

Vettori to Pietersen, 1 run, he waits and turns into the on side, they stroll a single

79.5

Vettori to Broad, no run, forward and turned round the front pad to midwicket

79.6

Vettori to Broad, no run, Broad watches and carefully stonewalls

England 203/6   DL Vettori 19-6-51-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
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England won by 126 runs
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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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