England tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
22,23,24,25,26 March 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Patel round the wicket again.

50.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, angled across, Ambrose defends

50.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, straighter line, Ambrose defends to Bell at short leg

50.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, outside off, it bites and rips back but easily left as it was too wide and short

50.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, really tossed up, turned to midwicket

50.5

Patel to Ambrose, no run, driven back to Patel who moves swiftly to his left to gather on the bounce

50.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, forward and pushed back down the pitch

Another maiden ...

End of over 51 (maiden) England 125/5

    • TR Ambrose 0 (6b)
    • KP Pietersen 78 (122b 8x4)
    • JS Patel 3-1-3-1
    • TG Southee 14-5-27-2

It's all a bit low key here as England take stock and New Zealand wait for the next mistake ...

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

End of over 52 (4 runs) England 129/5

    • KP Pietersen 82 (128b 8x4)
    • TR Ambrose 0 (6b)
    • TG Southee 15-5-31-2
    • JS Patel 3-1-3-1
52.1

Patel to Ambrose, 1 run, back and he turns the ball behind square on the leg side

52.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, he shimmies across the stumps and gets in a bit of a muddle and has to dig the ball out from his feet

52.3

Patel to Pietersen, no run, forward and carefully defended

52.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, again moves slightly to the off and pushes back to Patel

52.5

Patel to Pietersen, no run, forward and this time pushed across the line to midwicket

52.6

Patel to Pietersen, no run, wider and fuller, driven on the half volley and well stopped by Vettori at mid-off

End of over 53 (1 run) England 130/5

    • KP Pietersen 82 (133b 8x4)
    • TR Ambrose 1 (7b)
    • JS Patel 4-1-4-1
    • 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

Good consistent stuff from the young man. He might be tiring a little ...

End of over 54 (maiden) England 130/5

    • TR Ambrose 1 (13b)
    • KP Pietersen 82 (133b 8x4)
    • TG Southee 16-6-31-2
    • JS Patel 4-1-4-1
54.1

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely drive using his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and thumped between the bowler and mid-off

54.2

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, again he comes to meet the ball, driven to mid-on

Patel switches to over the wicket and takes out the second slip to bolster the covers.

54.3

Patel to Ambrose, FOUR, wider and slashed through second slip for four ... oh dear!

54.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, thrusts a pad forward and then lets the ball pass

54.5

Patel to Ambrose, no run, fuller and clipped sweetly to midwicket

54.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, pushed back to Patel who fields easily

End of over 55 (9 runs) England 139/5

    • TR Ambrose 5 (17b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 87 (135b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 5-1-13-1
    • TG Southee 16-6-31-2

Daniel Vettori into the attack. One slip but otherwise a defensive field.

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

Round the wicket for variety.

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

End of over 56 (maiden) England 139/5

    • KP Pietersen 87 (141b 9x4)
    • TR Ambrose 5 (17b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 10-3-32-0
    • JS Patel 5-1-13-1
56.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, Ambrose tries to cut , misses and that was close to the nick, McCullum juggles

56.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, more circumspect defense after that little lapse

56.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, flatter and faster, left alone and he picked the one that goes on

56.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, defended, he takes his hand off the bat as he defends and the ball squirts to short leg

56.5

Patel to Ambrose, 2 runs, tossed up, too full, crisply driven between cover and extra cover, Elliott overtakes it near the boundary edge once more in the shadows

56.6

Patel to Ambrose, no run, wide and short, cut hard to backward point

End of over 57 (2 runs) England 141/5

    • TR Ambrose 7 (23b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 87 (141b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 6-1-15-1
    • DL Vettori 10-3-32-0
57.1

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

Oh My Darling Clementine blasts out on the bugle from the stands

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

End of over 58 (2 runs) England 143/5

    • TR Ambrose 8 (28b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 88 (142b 9x4)
    • DL Vettori 11-3-34-0
    • JS Patel 6-1-15-1
58.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, back and defended from the crease

58.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, once more he plays off the back foot

58.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, outside off, back and pushed into the covers

58.4

Patel to Ambrose, 1 run, flighted, clipped hard and Sinclair makes a really good diving stop at midwicket, Pietersen was slow to set off and he was gone with a direct hit at the keeper's end

58.5

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, bottom-handed drive to long-on from outside off

58.6

Patel to Ambrose, 2 runs, carbon copy of the last ball of the previous over, driven through the covers and How chases it down while Pietersen slips turning for the second run

End of over 59 (4 runs) England 147/5

    • TR Ambrose 11 (33b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 89 (143b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 7-1-19-1
    • 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

Hawkeye says that was hitting but only just ... one of those that looked out but probably a decent decision.

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

End of over 60 (maiden) England 147/5

    • KP Pietersen 89 (149b 9x4)
    • TR Ambrose 11 (33b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 12-4-34-0
    • JS Patel 7-1-19-1
60.1

Patel to Ambrose, no run, back and pushed with no real power back down the track

60.2

Patel to Ambrose, no run, turned to short leg who half stops

60.3

Patel to Ambrose, no run, pushed back to Patel

60.4

Patel to Ambrose, no run, flicked off the front foot to midwicket

60.5

Patel to Ambrose, OUT, slanted across him, Ambrose pushes hard, gets an edge and Taylor takes a sharp waist-high catch at second slip

TR Ambrose c Taylor b Patel 11 (39m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.94

Really good bowling from Patel ... he's varied his line all day, switching from over to round the wicket and never letting the batsmen settle.

60.6

Patel to Broad, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, McCullum gets across but a slight deflection off the pads takes it past him

End of over 61 (1 run, wicket maiden) England 148/6

    • SCJ Broad 0 (1b)
    • KP Pietersen 89 (149b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 8-2-19-2
    • DL Vettori 12-4-34-0

We might get two overs before tea ...

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

Round the wicket ...

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

And the umpires are obviously feeling peckish as they whip off the bails and stride towards the pavilion. New Zealand's afternoon as it was their morning ... Pietersen aside, England have been awful but full credit to the bowlers who have plugged away and forced the errors.

End of over 62 (2 runs) England 150/6

    • KP Pietersen 90 (151b 9x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1 (5b)
    • DL Vettori 13-4-36-0
    • JS Patel 8-2-19-2

Welcome back, Andrew here. Patel will continue after tea

62.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, over the wicket, flicked through square

Four men round the bat

62.2

Patel to Broad, no run, comes forward and defends

62.3

Patel to Broad, no run, blocks to the leg side

62.4

Patel to Broad, no run, played to silly point

62.5

Patel to Broad, no run, head over the ball, played down towards mid-on

62.6

Patel to Broad, no run, bat and pad together, solid defence to end the first over after tea

Andrew Miller with some breaking news. "The tea break has been spent on tiptoes with sheets of newspaper and sellotape, blocking out the sun that is soon to be setting right down our necks in the press box."

End of over 63 (1 run) England 151/6

    • SCJ Broad 1 (10b)
    • KP Pietersen 91 (152b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 9-2-20-2
    • DL Vettori 13-4-36-0

Chris Martin gets another spell, he'll be searching for some reverse swing

63.1

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, picks the gap at cover with a cover drive, there's a sweeper out

63.2

Martin to Broad, 1 run, pushed off the back foot through mid-off, nicely timed from Broad

63.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, on off stump, defended out to cover

63.4

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, heaved from outside off stump, through square leg...he was trying to hit that much straighter

63.5

Martin to Broad, FOUR, lovely shot from Broad, clipped off his hip through square leg with nice timing...some class in that shot

63.6

Martin to Broad, no run, punched off the back foot to mid-on

End of over 64 (7 runs) England 158/6

    • SCJ Broad 6 (13b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 93 (155b 9x4)
    • CS Martin 16-4-40-1
    • JS Patel 9-2-20-2
64.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, comes down the pitch, drives down to mid-off who is deep enough for a single

round the wicket

64.2

Patel to Broad, no run, outside off, draws the bat inside the line

64.3

Patel to Broad, no run, defended to silly point on the front foot

64.4

Patel to Broad, no run, full ball, tossed up, blocked out to cover

64.5

Patel to Broad, no run, plenty of flight, Broad resists a drive and defends to the off side

64.6

Patel to Broad, no run, all defence again, down to silly point

End of over 65 (1 run) England 159/6

    • SCJ Broad 6 (18b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 94 (156b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 10-2-21-2
    • CS Martin 16-4-40-1
65.1

Martin to Pietersen, no run, appeal for a caught behind as Pietersen drives from outside off towards mid-on, but the noise was ball on pad

Pietersen looks as though he might have tweaked something

65.2

Martin to Pietersen, no run, squirts a drive towards mid-on, not timed and he goes and stretches his leg again

65.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, wide outside off and left alone

65.4

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, on his toes, worked off the body out to deep square-leg...completes a quick two so there doesn't seem a huge issue with any muscle tweak

65.5

Martin to Pietersen, 1 wide, very short bouncer, goes miles over Pietersen's head and it's called wide

65.5

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, driven wide of mid-on, not timed and he gets another brace to take him to 98

65.6

Martin to Pietersen, no run, mistimed drive down to mid-on, nowhere near the middle

End of over 66 (5 runs) England 164/6

    • KP Pietersen 98 (162b 9x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6 (18b 1x4)
    • CS Martin 17-4-45-1
    • JS Patel 10-2-21-2
66.1

Patel to Broad, 2 runs, goes down to sweep around the corner, nicely played and he comes back for two

66.2

Patel to Broad, no run, defended out into the leg side

66.3

Patel to Broad, no run, driven out to extra cover, who dives and saves...Sinclair in the action

66.4

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

66.5

Patel to Broad, no run, played square into the off side

66.6

Patel to Broad, no run, left alone outside off, steady over from Patel

End of over 67 (2 runs) England 166/6

    • SCJ Broad 8 (24b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 98 (162b 9x4)
    • JS Patel 11-2-23-2
    • CS Martin 17-4-45-1
67.1

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, he gets his hundred, but not in convincing style as he gets a thick outside edge past a flying gully down to third man...that's his 11th Test hundred and his first since the The Oval last August and took 163 balls. Without it England would be in a pickle

67.2

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

Pietersen's slump was never going to last

67.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, pushed down to mid-off...how many more can Pietersen get from the tail

67.4

Martin to Pietersen, FOUR, that's a spanking drive through mid-off, one of his best of the innings...top class shot from a man back in form

That even brings cries of appreciation from Martin Williamson opposite me

67.5

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the off side

67.6

Martin to Broad, 1 run, flicked off the hip out to deep square-leg, he had plenty of time to play that

First hundred by one of England's top six in a first innings since the fourth Test against West Indies last June

End of over 68 (10 runs) England 176/6

    • SCJ Broad 9 (25b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 107 (167b 11x4)
    • CS Martin 18-4-55-1
    • JS Patel 11-2-23-2
68.1

Patel to Broad, no run, over the wicket, defended from middle stump

68.2

Patel to Broad, no run, defended out to silly point

68.3

Patel to Broad, no run, dug out down to mid-off

68.4

Patel to Broad, no run, takes the pad into the leg side

68.5

Patel to Broad, no run, round the wicket, onto the front foot and blocks

68.6

Patel to Broad, no run, nudged out to silly point

End of over 69 (maiden) England 176/6

    • SCJ Broad 9 (31b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 107 (167b 11x4)
    • JS Patel 12-3-23-2
    • CS Martin 18-4-55-1

Daniel Vettori brings himself back on with the new ball 11 overs away

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

End of over 70 (2 runs) England 178/6

    • KP Pietersen 108 (171b 11x4)
    • SCJ Broad 10 (33b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 14-4-38-0
    • JS Patel 12-3-23-2
70.1

Patel to Broad, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side, not quite so confidently as before but safe enough

70.2

Patel to Broad, 1 run, turned off the leg stump into midwicket

70.3

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, tweaked into the leg side, wide of midwicket who has a ping at the stumps as Pietersen takes his time over a single

70.4

Patel to Broad, no run, defended on the front foot

70.5

Patel to Broad, no run, outside off stump, holds it line as Broad leaves alone

70.6

Patel to Broad, no run, defended down in front of short leg

End of over 71 (2 runs) England 180/6

    • SCJ Broad 11 (38b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 109 (172b 11x4)
    • JS Patel 13-3-25-2
    • 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

Plenty of men out for Pietersen

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

End of over 72 (maiden) England 180/6

    • KP Pietersen 109 (178b 11x4)
    • SCJ Broad 11 (38b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 15-5-38-0
    • JS Patel 13-3-25-2
72.1

Patel to Broad, no run, outside off and left alone, arm ball

72.2

Patel to Broad, 2 runs, sweeps round the corner through short fine leg, played that well and kept the ball down

72.3

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

72.4

Patel to Broad, no run, floated up and driven firmly to mid-off

72.5

Patel to Broad, no run, defended to the leg side

72.6

Patel to Broad, 1 run, turned off the stumps through midwicket and keeps the strike

End of over 73 (3 runs) England 183/6

    • SCJ Broad 14 (44b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 109 (178b 11x4)
    • JS Patel 14-3-28-2
    • 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

End of over 74 (maiden) England 183/6

    • SCJ Broad 14 (50b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 109 (178b 11x4)
    • DL Vettori 16-6-38-0
    • JS Patel 14-3-28-2
74.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends

74.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, worked into the leg side...Pietersen biding his time

74.3

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, played down to long on

74.4

Patel to Broad, no run, round the wicket, Broad comes forward and defends past silly point

74.5

Patel to Broad, no run, driven nicely to cover

74.6

Patel to Broad, no run, defended right down by his feet...another over rattled through

We could get more than 90 overs today, that doesn't happen very often

End of over 75 (1 run) England 184/6

    • SCJ Broad 14 (53b 1x4)
    • KP Pietersen 110 (181b 11x4)
    • JS Patel 15-3-29-2
    • 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

Broad's boundary doesn't help Andrew Miller's calculations as he tries to keep with Pietersen percentage of the innings

End of over 76 (5 runs) England 189/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (57b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 111 (183b 11x4)
    • DL Vettori 17-6-43-0
    • JS Patel 15-3-29-2
76.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends

76.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, round the wicket, played from the crease

76.3

Patel to Pietersen, no run, patted back down the pitch

76.4

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, floated up on middle, flicked back down the on side and Patel parries it in his follow through to allow a single to long on

76.5

Patel to Broad, no run, thick inside edge into the leg side

76.6

Patel to Broad, no run, flighted right into the block hole, driven out to midwicket

End of over 77 (1 run) England 190/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (59b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 112 (187b 11x4)
    • JS Patel 16-3-30-2
    • 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

Two overs until the new ball, will Vettori take it straight away?

End of over 78 (1 run) England 191/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (62b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 113 (190b 11x4)
    • DL Vettori 18-6-44-0
    • JS Patel 16-3-30-2
78.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, dragged down short and wide, Pietersen only manages to pick out cover with a strong cut

78.2

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, down the track, drives inside out over extra cover for an impressive boundary to break the recent shackles from the spinners

Goes round the wicket now

78.3

Patel to Pietersen, no run, dug out from full, locates midwicket

78.4

Patel to Pietersen, no run, low full toss, misses out as he finds midwicket again

78.5

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run

78.6

Patel to Broad, no run, worked through square leg

End of over 79 (5 runs) England 196/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (63b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 118 (195b 12x4)
    • JS Patel 17-3-35-2
    • 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

And the ball is lodged on the roof, that's a huge blow and they won't be getting that back. On that thrilling note it's over to Martin for the final hour

Thanks Andrew. Drinks taken as the greatest minds in Napier try to work out how to get the ball down off the flat roof. That or they summon a replacement for five deliveries before the new ball is due. The Barmy Army burst into full flow and the sun is shining. All rather pleasant ... and now there's a man on the roof and he's retrieved it ...not sure what Health & Safety would say about that. But do we care? Back to the action ...

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

And now the new ball is due but it may well not be taken for a while yet. There's still almost an hour to play.

End of over 80 (7 runs) England 203/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (65b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 125 (199b 12x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 19-6-51-0
    • JS Patel 17-3-35-2

He bowls but Pietersen stands up and pushes into the off side and it's called a dead ball as he wasn't ready.

80.1

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the on side

All sorts of stretching exercises from Pietersen.

80.2

Patel to Broad, no run, Broad pushes forward outside the off stump

80.3

Patel to Broad, 1 no ball, tossed up, driven past Patel on the half volley and he slightly tiredly goes across to field and misses

80.3

Patel to Broad, no run, tighter line, very solidly defended off the front foot

80.4

Patel to Broad, no run, pushed off middle and leg into the on side

80.5

Patel to Broad, no run, flatter, Broad equal to it and meets it with the full face, as solid as the rock of Gibraltar

80.6

Patel to Broad, no run, another very correct defensive push

End of over 81 (2 runs) England 205/6

    • SCJ Broad 18 (71b 2x4)
    • KP Pietersen 126 (200b 12x4 1x6)
    • JS Patel 18-3-37-2
    • DL Vettori 19-6-51-0

Chris Martin strides up from the deep and takes the new ball. What do I know then!!

81.1

Martin to Pietersen, no run, slightly short, cuts back in, Pietersen stands upright and defends

81.2

Martin to Pietersen, no run, he shuffles to the off, looks to flick to leg, misses and takes it on the pads

81.3

Martin to Pietersen, no run, on the move to the off again, pushes firmly to mid-on

81.4

Martin to Pietersen, 2 runs, booming inswinger but too full, flicked off his toes to deep midwicket, Broad was called for a sharp second and he really had to scamper but the throw was to the wrong end

81.5

Martin to Pietersen, no run, outside off at 82mph/131kph and left alone

81.6

Martin to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed with soft hands to extra cover and what should have been a tight run turned out to be easy as Vettori was slow off the mark himself.

Pietersen keeps the strike.

End of over 82 (3 runs) England 208/6

    • KP Pietersen 129 (206b 12x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 18 (71b 2x4)
    • CS Martin 19-4-58-1
    • JS Patel 18-3-37-2

Tim Southee replaces the impressive Patel.

82.1

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

The Barmy Army are now in relentless-chanting-of-one-verse mode ...

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

What a day for Tim Southee ... three wickets and he's bowled well and deserved them. That one was swinging away and, harsh though it is to criticise, that was a poor shot, reaching for it when he should have left it.

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

Warm applause for the wicket maiden ...

End of over 83 (wicket maiden) England 208/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (4b)
    • SCJ Broad 18 (71b 2x4)
    • TG Southee 17-7-31-3
    • CS Martin 19-4-58-1
83.1

Martin to Broad, no run, shortish, slanting across the left hander who pokes and misses

83.2

Martin to Broad, no run, pushed into the covers off the back foot

83.3

Martin to Broad, FOUR, driven loosely off the back foot with no footwork, a thick edge flies inches wide of How who dives full length to his left at third slip

83.4

Martin to Broad, no run, he stands tall and plays a better-looking shot to mid-off

83.5

Martin to Broad, no run, lovely ball, Broad stands up and is completely beaten by a ball just short of a length which leaves him off the seam

83.6

Martin to Broad, 1 wide, banged in very short and it's called a wide by Rudi Koertzen ... Broad is a tall man and that was way over his head

83.6

Martin to Broad, no run, wide and confidently driven square from the crease, Bell makes a good stop at point

End of over 84 (5 runs) England 213/7

    • SCJ Broad 22 (77b 3x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (4b)
    • CS Martin 20-4-63-1
    • TG Southee 17-7-31-3

A beautiful sunny evening in Napier. The forecast for the next few days is OK, although showers possible on day four.

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

Southee goes round the wicket.

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

He's averaging 83mph/133kph today, a second maiden in this spell.

End of over 85 (maiden) England 213/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (10b)
    • SCJ Broad 22 (77b 3x4)
    • TG Southee 18-8-31-3
    • CS Martin 20-4-63-1

Martin now goes round the wicket to the brace of left handers.

85.1

Martin to Broad, no run, a nothing drive, playing outside the line, and the ball fizzes between bat and pad, through a very large gap

85.2

Martin to Broad, no run, defensively driven to mid-off

85.3

Martin to Broad, no run, back and pushed into the on side

Martin is bowling from wide of the crease and spearing the ball in at the off stump.

85.4

Martin to Broad, no run, defended into the off side

85.5

Martin to Broad, 1 run, pushed firmly between bowler and wide mid-on, they pondered a second but Sidebottom was not prepared to come back to the danger end

85.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off stump, it moves away and Sidebottom holds the bat well inside the line

End of over 86 (1 run) England 214/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 0 (11b)
    • SCJ Broad 23 (82b 3x4)
    • CS Martin 21-4-64-1
    • 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

For those asking, the black armbands are because Merv Wallace, the former batsman and coach, died yesterday at the age of 91.

End of over 87 (12 runs) England 226/7

    • SCJ Broad 34 (87b 4x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1 (12b)
    • TG Southee 19-8-43-3
    • CS Martin 21-4-64-1
87.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, so close ... Sidebottom plays and misses just outside off stump, leaving him off the pitch

87.2

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, swinging away but it started much to wide to cause any alarms and Sidebottom leaves

87.3

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, fuller and this time Sidebottom plays deliberately inside the line

87.4

Martin to Sidebottom, 2 runs, daintily worked square into the leg side

87.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, he beats him for the second time in the over, slight seam movement too much for the No. 9 and he knows it, raising his eyebrows as he gropes at air

87.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, fuller and straight, Sidebottom shapes to flick to leg but the ball ends up back at Martin's feet

He -rightly - gets a pat on the back from Vettori. A super over for no reward.

End of over 88 (2 runs) England 228/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (18b)
    • SCJ Broad 34 (87b 4x4 1x6)
    • CS Martin 22-4-66-1
    • 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

End of over 89 (2 runs) England 230/7

    • SCJ Broad 36 (93b 4x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (18b)
    • TG Southee 20-8-45-3
    • CS Martin 22-4-66-1

New Zealand have raced through their overs so play will end on time and not when the 90 have been bowled. Three slips in for Martin.

89.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, Groundhog Day ... outside off, some movement away and Sidebottom beaten

The Barmy Army getting noisier by the ball ...

89.2

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, and for a fourth time in eight balls, Sidebottom is left fencing at thin air

89.3

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, a surprise bouncer and Sidebottom ducks rather late

89.4

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and ...well, almost goes without saying, but he's beaten again

89.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and let's give poor old Sidebottom the benefit and say he pulled his bat out of the way just about in time

89.6

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, that one beat him again ... that's seven times in two overs, but all that matters is that Sidebottom is still there

End of over 90 (maiden) England 230/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (24b)
    • SCJ Broad 36 (93b 4x4 1x6)
    • CS Martin 23-5-66-1
    • TG Southee 20-8-45-3

Eight minutes remaining now that the overs have been bowled.

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

Good decision.

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

End of over 91 (1 run) England 231/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (25b)
    • SCJ Broad 37 (98b 4x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 21-8-46-3
    • CS Martin 23-5-66-1

This might well be the last over of the day. There are dark clouds behind the stands at the far end as well even though the ground is bathed in late-afternoon sunshine.

91.1

Martin to Broad, no run, short, the lanky Broad ducks

91.2

Martin to Broad, FOUR, Broad goes back, jumps up and, two-thirds in control, steers the ball through the slips, in the air but safe

91.3

Martin to Broad, no run, booming awayswinger and Broad would have struggled to reach that even if he had wanted to

The Dambusters theme blurts out on the bugle accompanied by the Barmy Army doing their finest Lancaster impressions ... or is it Wellingtons?

91.4

Martin to Broad, 1 run, turned into the leg side for a single

It was Lancasters, although they used Wellington's for many of the trail runs. History and cricket in one over ...

91.5

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, outside off and Sidebottom genuinely left that one

91.6

Martin to Sidebottom, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, the ball brushes the pad and beats a diving McCullum who gets a fingertip to it but can't prevent the four byes

Close A great day for New Zealand who got off to a ripping start to reduce England to 4 for 3 and then 36 for 4. Kevin Pietersen's 11th Test hundred rescued England on what remains a good surface, as shown by the fact Broad reached 42* late on. Tim Southee bowled really well on his first day in Test cricket and was well supported by Chris Martin and the two spinners. From Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan, goodnight and join us tomorrow at 10.30am for the second day from Napier.

End of over 92 (9 runs) England 240/7

    • RJ Sidebottom 3 (27b)
    • SCJ Broad 42 (102b 5x4 1x6)
    • CS Martin 24-5-71-1
    • TG Southee 21-8-46-3

It'll be Southee to have first crack with the ball with two slips and a gully

10.25am Just a few minutes away from the start on an overcast morning which will encourage the quick bowlers. Stuart Broad has a first Test half century in his sights and needs to eke out as many runs as he can with the last three wickets. Meanwhile, Tim Southee has the chance of a five-wicket haul on debut.

10.10am "The teams are warming up, a half-decent crowd filtering in," says Andrew Miller. "Not quite as well frequented as the first two Tests, on yesterday's evidence but then, this is more of a rugby ground." Hence the short square boundaries which Kevin Pietersen enjoyed yesterday.

"Why are you so confident that NZ hold the aces?" asks Colin. "I'm not too confident about their batting. I think this score can be successfully defended by England." Any side taking seven wickets on the opening day of a Test on this type of surface would be very happy. But, you are right, we will have a better idea of things when New Zealand have batted.

9.50am Hello and welcome to the second day's play from Napier. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will be taking you through all the action. Yesterday was dominated by Tim Southee, with three wickets on debut, and Kevin Pietersen's 129 which hauled England from the depths of 4 for 3 and 36 for 4. New Zealand are certainly holding the aces at the moment and will be aiming to wrap the innings up swiftly before piling on the runs - this surface is excellent for batting. Some early news from the ground is that it's an overcast and quite gloomy morning, but Andrew Miller reports play should start on time.

If you want to get in touch on this Sunday morning/Saturday evening please do.

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

Great start for New Zealand, here comes Monty Panesar...early swing for Southee, but that was a good innings from Broad

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

A successful start from Southee and New Zealand won't expect too much longer in the field

End of over 93 (4 runs) England 244/8

    • MS Panesar 1 (3b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6 (29b)
    • TG Southee 22-8-50-4
    • CS Martin 24-5-71-1

Here's Chris Martin round the wicket

93.1

Martin to Sidebottom, no run, on off stump, defended square towards point

93.2

Martin to Sidebottom, 3 runs, pitched up, Sidebottom skews a drive between gully and backward point...it was the air for a while and Patel makes a good save on the boundary

93.3

Martin to Panesar, no run, outside off, moves away off the seam and Panesar plays well inside the line...still good carry through to McCullum

93.4

Martin to Panesar, no run, draws Panesar half forward on off stump, takes a thick outside edge down in front of hully

93.5

Martin to Panesar, no run, defends with a slightly open face to point

93.6

Martin to Panesar, no run, beaten outside off as this angles in and moves away a fraction

End of over 94 (3 runs) England 247/8

    • MS Panesar 1 (7b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9 (31b)
    • CS Martin 25-5-74-1
    • 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

Michael Vaughan has this tribute for the recently retired Marcus Trescothick, news which broke during Saturday in the UK. "On behalf of all the England players, I would like to thank Marcus for his contribution to the team. He has been an outstanding player for England in both forms of the game, a pleasure to captain, and a terrific influence on our dressing room. This is a tough decision for any international cricketer to make, but I believe it is the right one for him and he has my full support as he now embarks on the next stage of his cricketing career. I know how much Somerset County Cricket Club means to him and I'm sure he will now be devoting all his energies to helping the club achieve further success in the future."

End of over 95 (6 runs) England 253/8

    • MS Panesar 1 (8b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 14 (36b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 23-8-55-4
    • CS Martin 25-5-74-1
95.1

Martin to Panesar, no run, bouncer, easily ducked by Panesar

95.2

Martin to Panesar, no run, outside off and well left with a little flourish

Three slips and a gully waiting for an edge

95.3

Martin to Panesar, no run, outside off, moves away from Panesar who leaves again

95.4

Martin to Panesar, no run, tries to leave again and gets a bottom edge back towards the slips but along the ground

95.5

Martin to Panesar, OUT, gone! Martin gets his reward, fires in a full straight ball which Panesar plays all around and loses his middle stump. Was set up by a series of outswingers, well bowled

MS Panesar b Martin 1 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

So England's innings coming to rapid end, just James Anderson left

Three slips and two gullies now

95.6

Martin to Anderson, no run, beaten first ball by a good delivery just outside off stump, a fine over from Martin

End of over 96 (wicket maiden) England 253/9

    • JM Anderson 0 (1b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 14 (36b 1x4)
    • CS Martin 26-6-74-2
    • TG Southee 23-8-55-4

Can Southee get his five-wicket haul?

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

That was a very efficient mopping-up job from New Zealand, taking three wickets for 13 runs in 4.1 overs and now it is over to their batsmen. Take of Pietersen's hundred and England really would be a sorry state; 253 is still pretty poor, but there's some cloud cover to aid the bowlers. "Southee pocketed the ball as he came off," says Andrew. "As well he might." So New Zealand will start their reply in a few moments.

Meanwhile some stats, Southee sits at No.3 on the list of the best figures on debut for New Zealand. I will try and dig you out some pages shortly.

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