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

1.1

Southee to Vaughan, no run, starts well, back of a length and straight...Vaughan turns it into the leg side

1.2

Southee to Vaughan, no run, outside off stump, gentle pace off the surface and Vaughan defends with an open face to gully

1.3

Southee to Vaughan, 2 runs, now Vaughan is off the mark, too, with a neat clip off his pads down to fine leg

1.4

Southee to Vaughan, no run, pitched up outside off stump, a touch wide but some nice shape and carry as Vaughan shoulders arms

1.5

Southee to Vaughan, no run, beauty, cracking ball on off stump which draws Vaughan half forward with a tentative poke and gets beaten on the outside edge...83mph

1.6

Southee to Vaughan, no run, this one takes the bottom edge as Vaughan tries to leave again and rolls into the slips...a promising start from Southee

England 4/0   TG Southee 1-0-2-0

3.1

Southee to Vaughan, no run, loses his line and drifts down the leg side

3.2

Southee to Vaughan, no run, goes outside off, hint of swing, and Vaughan watches it go through

3.3

Southee to Vaughan, no run, more swing outside off allows Vaughan another sighter...just needs to get closer to off stump

3.4

Southee to Vaughan, no run, too wide to bring a shot, New Zealand have to make the most of this new ball

3.5

Southee to Vaughan, OUT, gone! Southee has his first Test wicket and Vaughan has gone early...trapped on the crease as he expects the ball to swing out again, it doesn't and is struck plumb in front of middle. Well bowled, and a great start for New Zealand

MP Vaughan lbw b Southee 2 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

3.6

Southee to Strauss, no run, full ball and nice shape back into Strauss who drives up to mid-off as Southee takes the applause for a fine over

England 4/1   TG Southee 2-1-2-1

5.1

Southee to Strauss, no run, sprays this one very wide of Strauss's off stump

5.2

Southee to Strauss, no run, another appeal from Southee, nips back into Strauss and takes the pad, but there's a hefty inside edge involved too...keeping Strauss on his toes

5.3

Southee to Strauss, no run, pushed across the left hander, this one doesn't swing

5.4

Southee to Strauss, no run, he's giving it every chance to swing by sticking to a full length outside off, Strauss watches it closely and leaves

5.5

Southee to Strauss, OUT, gone! well, well what a start for Southee...a wide ball to Strauss which tempts an expansive and loose drive, Jamie How pulls off a fine catch in the gully and all of a sudden England are in some trouble

AJ Strauss c How b Southee 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.6

Southee to Pietersen, no run, full on the stumps, defends to mid-on

England 4/2   TG Southee 3-2-2-2

7.1

Southee to Bell, no run, comes half forward and gets an inside edge via his pad and into the leg side...England making this look like a minefield

7.2

Southee to Bell, no run, defended to the leg side, but Bell needs to careful not to play around his front pad

7.3

Southee to Bell, no run, defended back down the pitch to Southee...a No. 5 doesn't expect to be batting with the first half an hour of a Test

7.4

Southee to Bell, no run, nice delivery outside off stump, hint of movement and Bell leaves

7.5

Southee to Bell, no run, on off stump, Bell all in defence as Southee keeps his line accurate

7.6

Southee to Bell, no run, swings away very wide outside off stump

England 7/3   TG Southee 4-3-2-2

9.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left alone, this is Pietersen's last chance to make a mark on a barren winter

9.2

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, turned into the leg side, a well-judged run between mid-on and midwicket

9.3

Southee to Bell, no run, good line, just outside off stump and Bell lets it bounce through

9.4

Southee to Bell, no run, too wide outside off stump, but still some encouraging swing

9.5

Southee to Bell, no run, drags it closer to Bell but doesn't bring a shot

9.6

Southee to Bell, no run, full on the stumps, driven on the bounce back to Southee

England 9/3   TG Southee 5-3-3-2

11.1

Southee to Bell, 1 run, drifting onto leg stump, clipped down to fine leg

11.2

Southee to Pietersen, no run, beaten by a beauty from Southee, on off stump and swings away from Pietersen's outside edge as he plays one of his walking defensive shots. Was completely squared up by that one

11.3

Southee to Pietersen, no run, makes contact on this occasion, defends to cover

11.4

Southee to Pietersen, no run, left outside off stump, this has been a tremendous spell on Test debut

11.5

Southee to Pietersen, no run, full and swings away outside off stump, Pietersen not interested

11.6

Southee to Pietersen, no run, banged in, Pietersen thinks about a hook but lets it fly over his shoulder

England 14/3   TG Southee 6-3-4-2

13.1

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, worked off the stumps to the right of mid-on

13.2

Southee to Bell, no run, turned from middle stump to square leg

13.3

Southee to Bell, no run, shapes away outside off stump, left alone

13.4

Southee to Bell, no run, defended into the leg side, Southee continues to be accurate and Bell can't get going

13.5

Southee to Bell, 1 wide, ooh, this one almost goes to first slip as it swings lavishly from outside off stump

13.5

Southee to Bell, no run, half an appeal from behind the batsmen, the ball didn't swing and struck Bell on the pads but looked to heading down the leg side

13.6

Southee to Bell, no run, defended to mid-on

England 16/3   TG Southee 7-3-6-2

25.1

Southee to Pietersen, 2 runs, turned out through square leg, placed well enough for a brace

25.2

Southee to Pietersen, no run, swings away wide outside off stump, Pietersen not interested

25.3

Southee to Pietersen, no run, defended out to midwicket

25.4

Southee to Pietersen, no run, strays too wide outside off stump again

25.5

Southee to Pietersen, 2 runs, taken from straight down to fine leg and he manages to collect another two

25.6

Southee to Pietersen, FOUR, full and swinging outside off stump, met with a powerful cover drive from Pietersen...impressive shot

England 49/4   TG Southee 8-3-14-2

27.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump, an expressive leave from Pietersen

27.2

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, short and powerfully pulled through square leg, there's a man in the deep but it brings up England's 50 to polite applause

27.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, outside off and left alone

27.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, closer to off stump, left on length as well as line

27.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, Collingwood comes forward with bat and pad together

27.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, good over from Southee as Collingwood defends from off stump back to the bowler

England 50/4   TG Southee 9-3-15-2

29.1

Southee to Collingwood, no run, full swinging delivery outside off, drives down to mid-off

29.2

Southee to Collingwood, no run, outside off and Collingwood leave well alone

29.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, fuller outside off stump, not bringing a drive

29.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, on the stumps, defends down to mid-off

29.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, full and swinging outside off stump, left alone

29.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, another leave to end the session, and he won't forget his first morning in Test cricket

England 58/4   TG Southee 10-4-15-2

43.1

Southee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, goes straight through to McCullum

43.2

Southee to Collingwood, no run, wide and swinging away, needs to bring that closer to off stump

43.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, tighter to off stump, left alone

43.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease into midwicket

43.5

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, worked off the stumps through square leg

43.6

Southee to Pietersen, no run, driven down to mid-off, not really timed, a tidy comeback from Southee

England 109/4   TG Southee 11-4-16-2

45.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, gets behind the line

45.2

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, punched down the ground, not timed a mid-on gets across in time

45.3

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defends on the back foot, Southee keeping Collingwood on his toes

45.4

Southee to Collingwood, no run, stays in his crease, stands tall and forces back down the on side of the pitch...New Zealand having to work hard for their next wicket, but that was what was expected of today's play

45.5

Southee to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.6

Southee to Collingwood, no run, strangled shout from McCullum, inside edge into the pads and the ball bobbles into the off side

England 112/4   TG Southee 12-4-17-2

47.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, straight and true, Pietersen forward to defend

47.2

Southee to Pietersen, FOUR, outside off, a rather ugly but effective drive straight down the ground, he reached for it slightly and hit the ball hard into the pitch, but the timing was good enough

47.3

Southee to Pietersen, no run, wider and this time he opts to leave

47.4

Southee to Pietersen, 1 run, short, onto it quickly and a controlled hook to deep square leg

47.5

Southee to Collingwood, 1 run, fractionally short, flicked off his hips

47.6

Southee to Pietersen, FOUR, super shot, wide and a little short, a flowing drive through the covers, played on the rise from some way wide of the feet but excellent timing

England 123/4   TG Southee 13-4-27-2

49.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, fuller and defended into the off side

49.2

Southee to Pietersen, no run, a firmer defensive push back to the bowler

49.3

Southee to Pietersen, no run, upright drive to extra cover

49.4

Southee to Pietersen, no run, half driven on the rise, very upright, and extra cover fields

49.5

Southee to Pietersen, no run, a stride and an exaggerated leave, he then leans on his bat in an almost overly relaxed way

49.6

Southee to Pietersen, no run, mistimed on drive to mid-on, all a bit ugly but that KP ... good, bad and sometimes very ugly

England 125/5   TG Southee 14-5-27-2

51.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, pushed easily to mid-off

51.2

Southee to Pietersen, no run, driven across the line on the rise to mid-on

51.3

Southee to Pietersen, 2 runs, short, pulled with real power and Elliott makes a good tumbling stop on the deep square-leg boundary in the shadows

51.4

Southee to Pietersen, no run, dead batted from quite some way in front of his front leg, mid-off fields

51.5

Southee to Pietersen, no run, outside off and another very showy leave

51.6

Southee to Pietersen, 2 runs, clipped from middle-and-leg to deep midwicket, Elliott makes good ground to field, once more in the shadows. That was 82mph/131kph

England 129/5   TG Southee 15-5-31-2

53.1

Southee to Ambrose, no run, good line, some movement in the air into the right hander, driven and Southee fields well in his follow thorugh

53.2

Southee to Ambrose, no run, left alone outside the off stump, it leaves him a fraction

53.3

Southee to Ambrose, no run, too wide to tempt Ambrose, another one at his consistent 82mph/131kph

53.4

Southee to Ambrose, no run, fuller and from wide of the crease, solidly defended

53.5

Southee to Ambrose, no run, wide and full, driven but not timed into the covers

53.6

Southee to Ambrose, no run, shorter, Ambrose looks to punch off the back foot but only hits the ball into the ground

England 130/5   TG Southee 16-6-31-2

82.1

Southee to Pietersen, no run, upright defensive push to mid-on

82.2

Southee to Pietersen, OUT, outside off, driven off a thick edge stomach-high to gully and a straightforward catch. The crowd stand as he heads off ...without him England would be a complete shambles as opposed to only being a moderate one

KP Pietersen c How b Southee 129 (292m 208b 12x4 1x6) SR: 62.01

82.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, smacked on the pads, Southee fields in his follow through

82.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and left

82.5

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, that slipped slightly and was very wide, angled across the left-hander

82.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, swinging in, Sidebottom into line

England 208/7   TG Southee 17-7-31-3

84.1

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, solid defence from Sidebottom

84.2

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, short and drifting down the leg side, Sidebottom gets inside the line with the minimum of movement

84.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, Sidebottom into line to one on off stump

84.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, punched to mid-off

84.5

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, lovely ball, rips back off the seam and takes bat-pad into the gully

84.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, almost yorker-length angled in at the off stump, Sidebottom equal to the task

England 213/7   TG Southee 18-8-31-3

86.1

Southee to Broad, no run, outside off and no shot

86.2

Southee to Broad, FOUR, short, Broad hooks, gets a thick top edge and the ball arcs high over the keeper and a one-bounce four

86.3

Southee to Broad, SIX, and again, this time he does middle it and it goes fast and flat over a leaping Martin at long leg and into the spectators

86.4

Southee to Broad, 1 run, fuller, flicked off his pads to Elliott at deep square leg

86.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 1 run, back, dabs the ball a few yards into the on side and a quick single as Bell has a lot of ground to make up racing in from midwicket

86.6

Southee to Broad, no run, driven to mid-off

England 226/7   TG Southee 19-8-43-3

88.1

Southee to Broad, no run, down the leg side, Broad aims to flick and misses, McCullum takes on the run, flicks the ball back behind his back and continues a trot towards square leg

88.2

Southee to Broad, no run, fuller, swinging in, Broad plants his feet and plays outside the line and is beaten all ends up

88.3

Southee to Broad, no run, much too wide and Broad lets McCullum mop up

88.4

Southee to Broad, no run, he goes back and allows one that is short and outside off to pass

88.5

Southee to Broad, no run, short, Broad, with a four and a six off bouncers in the last over, ducks this time

88.6

Southee to Broad, 2 runs, full toss as he looks for a yorker, Broad punches more than drives through the covers

England 230/7   TG Southee 20-8-45-3

90.1

Southee to Broad, no run, firmly punched to wide mid-on

90.2

Southee to Broad, no run, back and hurriedly flicked off a leading edge to mid-on

90.3

Southee to Broad, no run, hit on the pad as he tries to turn into the leg side

90.4

Southee to Broad, no run, swinging in and beaten, back in the crease, and a loud and confident appeal but Daryl Harper rules it was drifting down the leg side

90.5

Southee to Broad, 1 run, flicked off leg stump to deep backward square leg

90.6

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, another one that swings a lot and late and beats the bat, the appeal for leg-before comes from behind the stumps but not from the bowler

England 231/7   TG Southee 21-8-46-3

92.1

Southee to Broad, OUT, gone! and he strikes with the first ball off the day, perfectly pitched outside off stump, Broad pushes forward and gets an outside edge through to Brendon McCullum

SCJ Broad c †McCullum b Southee 42 (126m 103b 5x4 1x6) SR: 40.77

92.2

Southee to Panesar, no run, outside off and left alone, Southee right on the spot first up

92.3

Southee to Panesar, 1 run, tucked off the pads down to fine leg, neat stroke from Panesar

92.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, swings back into Sidebottom who drives up to mid-off

92.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 3 runs, nicely whipped of middle and leg through midwicket, one of Sidebottom's favourite shots and it brings him three...just a touch to straight from Southee

92.6

Southee to Panesar, no run, outside off, hints at shaping back but it's a safe leave for Panesar

England 244/8   TG Southee 22-8-50-4

94.1

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, shapes into the left hander, forced off the back foot down to mid-on

94.2

Southee to Sidebottom, FOUR, he throws everything at a hint of width outside off, goes up and high over cover for the day's first boundary...he really laced that, positive strike

94.3

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, bouncer, "hit that" was Southee's response (although he didn't actually say it)

94.4

Southee to Sidebottom, no run, dug out down to mid-on

94.5

Southee to Sidebottom, 1 run, round the wicket, forced through the leg side off the inside half of the bat

94.6

Southee to Panesar, 1 leg bye, takes the pad behind square on the leg side

England 253/8   TG Southee 23-8-55-4

96.1

Southee to Sidebottom, OUT, gone! Yes he can, dug in short and Sidebottom goes for the pull but only succeeds in lobbing a simple catch to mid-on. Great effort from Southee, five wickets on debut: 23.1-8-55-5 are his figures

RJ Sidebottom c Bell b Southee 14 (61m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.83

England 253/10   TG Southee 23.1-8-55-5
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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