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

15.1

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, starts on off stump, Pietersen defends to cover

15.2

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 run, turned wide of mid-on, easy single for Pietersen...Elliott seems very gentle pace

15.3

Elliott to Bell, no run, played into the covers from the crease

15.4

Elliott to Bell, no run, fuller this time, but Bell doesn't really get a big stride in to defend

15.5

Elliott to Bell, no run, gentle shape away outside off

15.6

Elliott to Bell, no run, flicked off the stumps straight to mid-on

England 18/3   GD Elliott 1-0-1-0

17.1

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, gentle pace outside off stump, hint of swing and left alone

17.2

Elliott to Pietersen, 3 runs, driven sweetly through the covers, positive shot from Pietersen on the up...Vettori chases hard then flicks the ball back over Jeetan Patel's head, no extra runs given away

17.3

Elliott to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

17.4

Elliott to Bell, no run, driven off a thick inside edge to square leg

17.5

Elliott to Bell, no run, defended from the crease

17.6

Elliott to Bell, no run, shapes a little outside off and not played at

England 26/3   GD Elliott 2-0-4-0

19.1

Elliott to Bell, no run, outside off stump, driven square to point

19.2

Elliott to Bell, no run, left alone this time by Bell

19.3

Elliott to Bell, no run, on off stump, defended into the covers...Elliott's role is to just keep it tight

19.4

Elliott to Bell, 2 runs, over pitched outside off stump, driven nicely wide of mid-off but without the power to reach the boundary...nice shot from Bell, small crumbs in the session for England

19.5

Elliott to Bell, no run, driven to mid-off again where Vettori slides and makes the save

19.6

Elliott to Bell, no run, outside off and left alone as it swings away a touch

England 30/3   GD Elliott 3-0-6-0

21.1

Elliott to Bell, no run, driven firmly to mid-off

21.2

Elliott to Bell, no run, back of a length, defended back down the ground

21.3

Elliott to Bell, no run, fired down the leg side and an excellent take from McCullum who is up to the stumps again

21.4

Elliott to Bell, no run, turned off the stumps straight to midwicket

21.5

Elliott to Bell, no run, bat and pad together, defended cautiously down to mid-off

21.6

Elliott to Bell, no run, forced off the back foot into the covers, a very gentle maiden from Elliott but that's his job

England 30/3   GD Elliott 4-1-6-0

23.1

Elliott to Bell, OUT, gone! Would you believe it, Ian Bell has contrived to flat-bat a long-hop straight back to Elliott as he tried to work it into the leg side. That's Elliott's first Test wicket as England sink further

IR Bell c & b Elliott 9 (68m 58b 1x4 0x6) SR: 15.51

23.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, defended on off stump into the covers

23.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, very gentle shape outside off stump, Collingwood leaves and the ball goes through at ankle height

23.4

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads and worked through square leg

23.5

Elliott to Pietersen, 3 runs, lovely shot, turned past mid-on and it's pure timing in that shot...doesn't reach the fence but that's Pietersen's touch

23.6

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, watches the swing and drives to mid-off

England 40/4   GD Elliott 5-1-10-1

36.1

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, goes to flick into the leg side, takes the pad towards square leg

36.2

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, on the pads and clipped nicely through square leg to bring up the fifty stand

36.3

Elliott to Pietersen, FOUR, trying to work the ball through midwicket Pietersen gets and outside edge as it swings a touch and the ball shoots along the ground between the keeper and first slip

36.4

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, loses his line down the leg side, good take from McCullum

36.5

Elliott to Pietersen, no run

36.6

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked out to deep square-leg

England 91/4   GD Elliott 6-1-16-1

38.1

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, angling in towards the leg stump, takes the pad and bobbles down the leg side

38.2

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the off side

38.3

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, hint of movement away, Pietersen performs an extravagant leave

38.4

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, driven towards mid-off, waiting and playing with the swing

38.5

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, pushed softly back towards Elliott

38.6

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, on leg stump again and worked through square leg out to the man in the deep

England 93/4   GD Elliott 7-2-16-1

40.1

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 run, tucked through square leg

40.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run

40.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, turned to midwicket

40.4

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

40.5

Elliott to Collingwood, FOUR, lovely drive through the covers, he waited for the ball to swing and played through the line picking the gap at extra cover

40.6

Elliott to Collingwood, FOUR, this time past the other side of mid-off as he drives straight down the ground, another top shot as Elliott over pitches

England 107/4   GD Elliott 8-2-25-1

42.1

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, bouncer, rises gently over Collingwood's head

42.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers, this is now a truer reflection of the surface...good for batting

42.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, turned to midwicket, can't beat the man

42.4

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 run, typical Collingwood shot, nudged off the hip out to deep square leg

42.5

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, stump to stump from Elliott, turned to mid-on

42.6

Elliott to Pietersen, no run, defended to mid-off

England 108/4   GD Elliott 9-2-26-1

44.1

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, driven crisply on the up to extra cover...Collingwood looking a little freer now

44.2

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, too wide outside off, swings away further

44.3

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, opens the face slightly and places this into the covers where Patel does the fielding

44.4

Elliott to Collingwood, no run, defended back down the pitch, Elliott needs to stick to that tight line

44.5

Elliott to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, on the pads, McCullum chases to backward square leg

44.6

Elliott to Pietersen, 1 run, this time takes Pietersen's pad towards square leg

England 111/4   GD Elliott 10-2-27-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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England won by 121 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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