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

11.1

Broad to Fleming, no run, starts well, on off stump and comes back at Fleming who defends slightly awkwardly to mid-off

11.2

Broad to Fleming, no run, outside off and left alone, 83mph from Broad

11.3

Broad to Fleming, 1 run, turned wide of Panesar at mid-on, he chases hard and keeps them to a single

11.4

Broad to How, no run, dragged down short and wide, How has a flash without ever looking like making contact...he can't get going here

11.5

Broad to How, no run, outside off, a more compact leave this time

11.6

Broad to How, no run, defended down into his boot and it bobbles into the off side

New Zealand 45/1   SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0

13.1

Broad to How, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

13.2

Broad to How, FOUR, the pressure is relieved for How, Broad drops short and is pulled through square leg...not what England wanted, but a nice compact shot from How

13.3

Broad to How, FOUR, and again, same ball, same shot but played even more confidently...a poor couple of deliveries from Broad and New Zealand pass their fifty and it's the fifty stand

13.4

Broad to How, no run, back on off stump, How defends with a forward stride

13.5

Broad to How, 1 run, turned wide of Vaughan at mid-on...this stand building nicely for New Zealand

13.6

Broad to Fleming, no run, nips back at Fleming, defended down into the pitch

New Zealand 54/1   SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0

15.1

Broad to Fleming, 2 runs, tucked neatly through midwicket and Fleming goes into the forties

15.2

Broad to Fleming, no run, well bowled, just outside stump and comes back at Fleming...he leaves and is close to a similar dismissal to Wellington, that was inches from off stump

15.3

Broad to Fleming, no run, outside off, a very confident looking Fleming drives on the up to cover

15.4

Broad to Fleming, FOUR, he's not holding back, full outside off stump and he sends this screaming in the air past Anderson at cover for another boundary. Fleming wants to go out in style, this is a brilliant calculated assault

15.5

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

15.6

Broad to Fleming, no run, too wide to tempt Fleming this time

New Zealand 74/1   SCJ Broad 3-0-16-0

17.1

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

17.2

Broad to How, 2 runs, too straight from Broad and neatly turned down to fine leg, excellent supporting role from How

17.3

Broad to How, no run, driven nicely to mid-off, How looking much more composed now

17.4

Broad to How, no run, full and sweetly driven to Vaughan at mid-on

17.5

Broad to How, FOUR, banged in short, sits up comfortably and pulled powerfully between long leg and deep square-leg

17.6

Broad to How, no run, defended back to Broad

New Zealand 93/1   SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0

23.1

Broad to How, 1 run, driven into the off side, Broad runs across to field and can't collect cleanly...might have been a tight single otherwise

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   SCJ Broad 5-0-27-0

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   SCJ Broad 6-0-29-0

27.1

Broad to How, 1 run, drifts slightly too straight, worked through midwicket and deep square-leg does the fielding

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   SCJ Broad 7-0-30-0

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

29.6

Broad to Taylor, OUT, gone! what a beauty from Broad, on off stump and takes Taylor's outside edge as he's caught on the crease...simple catch for Ambrose and England are right back in this match

LRPL Taylor c †Ambrose b Broad 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 119/4   SCJ Broad 8-0-31-1

31.1

Broad to McCullum, no run, comes right across the crease and exposes leg stump, Broad fires down the leg side...this will be interesting

31.2

Broad to McCullum, FOUR, flashed outside off stump, flies wide of backward point and down to the boundary

31.3

Broad to McCullum, 4 leg byes, comes off the pad down the leg side, goes very fine

31.4

Broad to McCullum, no run, well bowled, keeps it on off stump, defended to mid-on

31.5

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

31.6

Broad to McCullum, FOUR, edged and drops fractionally short and wide of Cook at fourth slip...McCullum living dangerously and this is edge-of-the-seat cricket

New Zealand 132/5   SCJ Broad 9-0-39-1

33.1

Broad to Elliott, no run, outside the off stump, no shot needed

33.2

Broad to Elliott, no run, back and pushed gently into the off side

33.3

Broad to Elliott, no run, outside off, Elliott, feet planted, pokes and misses

33.4

Broad to Elliott, no run, back of a length, Elliott goes into his crease to defend

33.5

Broad to Elliott, no run, turned to the right of mid-on, Vaughan across smartly to field

33.6

Broad to Elliott, no run, swinging away and Elliott leaves

New Zealand 137/6   SCJ Broad 10-1-39-1

35.1

Broad to Elliott, no run, pushes forward and steered into the gully

35.2

Broad to Elliott, no run, outside off and left

35.3

Broad to Elliott, no run, half forward and pushed to Panesar

35.4

Broad to Elliott, no run, half forward driving, Panesar at mid-off fields

35.5

Broad to Elliott, no run, a foot or so outside off, Elliott takes a big step forward and lifts his bat high above his head

35.6

Broad to Elliott, 1 run, turned off leg stump to the man out in the deep, Vettori walks the whole way for the single

New Zealand 138/6   SCJ Broad 11-1-40-1

37.1

Broad to Vettori, no run, back and played across the line to Bell at midwicket

37.2

Broad to Vettori, no run, half volley driven firmly to mid-off, Vaughan fumbles, Vettori was halfway down the track but opted not to complete the run

37.3

Broad to Vettori, no run, flicked off leg stump to Bell who moves smartly to his left at midwicket

37.4

Broad to Vettori, no run, full and just outside off, an easy leave given the angle of attack

37.5

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, pushed to Vaughan at mid-off and this time he does set off smartly for the single to get him off the mark

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   SCJ Broad 12-1-41-1

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   SCJ Broad 13-2-41-1

41.1

Broad to Vettori, FOUR, very loose drive flashes inches to the right of a diving Pietersen in the gully

41.2

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, slightly short, he swishes the ball to long leg

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

41.6

Broad to Patel, no run, swinging in to Patel, driven to Vaughan at mid-on

New Zealand 152/8   SCJ Broad 14-2-47-2

43.1

Broad to Patel, no run, outside off and left

43.2

Broad to Patel, no run, slightly short, Patel goes back and whips the bat inside the line

43.3

Broad to Patel, no run, short, Patel back and doesn't get over it, it pops into the off side but there's nobody in close catching

43.4

Broad to Patel, no run, wide and left

43.5

Broad to Patel, no run, outside off and left

43.6

Broad to Patel, no run, outside off, swinging away, Patel reaches to drive but misses

New Zealand 154/8   SCJ Broad 15-3-47-2

45.1

Broad to Vettori, 1 leg bye, takes the pad as Vettori tries to pull, down to long leg

45.2

Broad to Patel, 1 run, edged and falls short of Collingwood at second slip, it was marginally in front of his hands and Patel gets off strike

45.3

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, inside edge into the pads, another single into the off side

45.4

Broad to Patel, no run, bouncer and Patel goes underneath...how many can the spin pair add?

45.5

Broad to Patel, no run, defended carefully into the covers

45.6

Broad to Patel, no run, turned down to mid-on, steady start from Broad

New Zealand 158/8   SCJ Broad 16-3-49-2

47.1

Broad to Vettori, 1 run, wristily played through midwicket, neat stroke

47.2

Broad to Patel, no run, full on the stumps, driven down to mid-off

47.3

Broad to Patel, no run, driven off the outside edge but doesn't carry to Pietersen in the gully

47.4

Broad to Patel, no run, short ball over leg stump, easy for Patel to duck

47.5

Broad to Patel, OUT, gone! a simple dismissal as Patel is early on his drive and pops a catch to Panesar at mid-off...it really is a mad day, Monty takes a catch in the outfield (ok, that's harsh)

JS Patel c Panesar b Broad 4 (25m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.00

47.6

Broad to Martin, FOUR, he doubles his average with an outside edge through the slips which didn't carry

New Zealand 168/9   SCJ Broad 17-3-54-3
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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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