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

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

England 4/1   AN Cook 2* (12b)   TG Southee 1.5-0-2-1

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

England 4/2   AN Cook 2* (18b)   TG Southee 2.5-1-2-2

6.3

Martin to Cook, OUT, gone! this is amazing stuff, Cook gets an inside edge into his stumps as he tries to drive and the third one is gone inside seven overs. Martin mixing up his line from round and over the wicket, Cook responded with an airy drive

AN Cook b Martin 2 (28m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

England 4/3   KP Pietersen 0* (1b)   CS Martin 3.3-2-2-1

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

England 36/4   KP Pietersen 22* (43b 1x4)   GD Elliott 4.1-1-6-1

48.6

Patel to Collingwood, OUT, wide, Collingwood leans back and cuts straight to backward point. A really appalling shot, no two ways about it, given both the ball, which wasn't short enough, and the situation. He hurries off as well he might

PD Collingwood c Elliott b Patel 30 (96m 82b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.58

England 125/5   KP Pietersen 78* (116b 8x4)   JS Patel 2-0-3-1

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

England 147/6   KP Pietersen 89* (149b 9x4)   JS Patel 7.5-1-19-2

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

England 208/7   SCJ Broad 18* (71b 2x4)   TG Southee 16.2-6-31-3

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

England 240/8   RJ Sidebottom 3* (27b)   TG Southee 21.1-8-46-4

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

England 253/9   RJ Sidebottom 14* (36b 1x4)   CS Martin 25.5-5-74-2

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   JM Anderson 0* (1b)   TG Southee 23.1-8-55-5
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Series Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
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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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