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 0-50

England have just had their huddle, and are followed out by the New Zealand openers - Jamie How and Matthew Bell - who are under pressure. They didn't perform in Wellington against the moving ball. Here's Sidebottom

0.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 leg bye, swing first up but he's down the leg side and it takes the pad to fine leg

Three slips, gully and a short leg

0.2

Sidebottom to Bell, no run, big shout straight away as this shapes back at Bell, but he's struck above the knee and it's just going over the stumps...good signs for Sidebottom

0.3

Sidebottom to Bell, OUT, gone! this time Bell's plumb as he pads up to a ball which shapes back and hits him bang in front of all three...Bell really out of his depth, a horrible misjudgement, and the early boost England needed

MD Bell lbw b Sidebottom 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

And here comes Stephen Fleming to a standing ovation in his final Test

0.4

Sidebottom to Fleming, FOUR, lovely start for Fleming, on leg stump and flicked effortlessly through the leg side, was in the air but huge gaps with an attacking field

0.5

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, outside off and swinging away, too wide and left alone

0.6

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, too wide outside off again, but a good start for Sidebottom who again shows his importance to this England attack

End of over 1 (5 runs) New Zealand 5/1

    • SP Fleming 4 (3b 1x4)
    • JM How 0 (1b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-4-1

James Anderson will share the new ball

1.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, left alone and Ambrose takes around knee height

1.2

Anderson to How, no run, hint of away movement as How leaves again outside off, he'll want to make the batsmen drive

1.3

Anderson to How, no run, touch too wide and a little short, some nice shape away but an easy leave

1.4

Anderson to How, no run, that's the line from Anderson, on off stump and How defends back down the pitch

1.5

Anderson to How, no run, full, searching for the swing, brings a drive from How which Anderson fields in his follow through

1.6

Anderson to How, no run, beauty to end the over, swinging away from off stump and How is beaten as he prods out with a limp drive

Maiden to start with for Anderson. There is swing on offer for both bowlers

End of over 2 (maiden) New Zealand 5/1

    • JM How 0 (7b)
    • SP Fleming 4 (3b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-4-1
2.1

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, outside off, Fleming watches it go through

Michael Vaughan looks skywards, he wants the clouds to stay around

2.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, swings away outside off stump but it started too wide...Sidebottom doesn't want to get carried away here

Three slips, two gullies and a backward point

2.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, closer to off stump, but Fleming judges it well and pulls his bat high

2.4

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, nicely bowled, full and tighter to off stump, Fleming makes a late call to leave as he watches the swing

2.5

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, this one doesn't swing, carries on towards the stumps and takes the pad before dropping to the ground

2.6

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, outside off again, plenty of sighters for Fleming in that over

End of over 3 (maiden) New Zealand 5/1

    • SP Fleming 4 (9b 1x4)
    • JM How 0 (7b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-1-4-1
    • JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
3.1

Anderson to How, no run, defended from the crease down to mid-off

3.2

Anderson to How, no run, beaten again outside off as he plays another loose drive without getting his foot to the pitch...nice full length from Anderson

3.3

Anderson to How, no run, left alone as this one is a touch shorter and gives How time to watch the movement

Despite his unconvincing start here, How will have good memories of this ground. He made a century here in the one-day series

3.4

Anderson to How, no run, touch to short from Anderson outside off as How leaves again

3.5

Anderson to How, no run, that's ideal, bringing How forward on off stump as he defends to mid-off

3.6

Anderson to How, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover and How keeps the strike

Brent clearly isn't happy with Matthew Bell: "One has to wonder how many chances a specialist opening batsmen with an average under 25 runs after 30+ innings gets?"

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 6/1

    • JM How 1 (13b)
    • SP Fleming 4 (9b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 2-1-1-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-1-4-1
4.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed into the leg side, as he comes across the crease...that will keep short leg interested

4.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, played with a straight bat down to mid-on

4.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes half a stride forward, defended into the covers

4.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, full this time, How defends square on the off side...he doesn't seem entirely confident out there

4.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, good line and length on off stump, pushed back to Sidebottom who shows some aggression towards How with a snarl

4.6

Sidebottom to How, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, Sidebottom not pleased with himself as this takes the pad and flies wide of Ambrose down to fine leg

End of over 5 (4 runs, maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • JM How 1 (19b)
    • SP Fleming 4 (9b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-2-4-1
    • JM Anderson 2-1-1-0
5.1

Anderson to Fleming, no run, well bowled, Fleming is square up as he tries to defend and gets a leading edge towards point but he falls well short

5.2

Anderson to Fleming, no run, on off stump, defended back to Anderson who has adjusted well to the left hander

5.3

Anderson to Fleming, no run, goes for the pull but it's not as short as Fleming thought and he takes it in the midriff

5.4

Anderson to Fleming, 2 runs, forced nicely off the back foot through the covers, Broad keeps them to two

5.5

Anderson to Fleming, no run, pushed across Fleming who can let it go

5.6

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, worked off leg stump out to Ian Bell at deep square leg

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 13/1

    • SP Fleming 7 (15b 1x4)
    • JM How 1 (19b)
    • JM Anderson 3-1-4-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-2-4-1
6.1

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, outside off and left alone

6.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, 2 runs, lovely shot from Fleming, stands tall and punches wide off mid-off with elegant timing

6.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, a rare wild drive from Fleming, full outside off stump and he went chasing it without making contact...not footwork on that occasion

6.4

Sidebottom to Fleming, 1 run, good ball on off stump, defended square on the off side where Anderson is unable to field cleanly at point

6.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across How, no swing that time, and it's let go

6.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, on the stumps, How comes forward and defends getting a thick inside edge into the leg side

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 16/1

    • JM How 1 (21b)
    • SP Fleming 10 (19b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-2-7-1
    • JM Anderson 3-1-4-0
7.1

Anderson to Fleming, no run, whipped from straight down to mid-on, good job he got bat on that

Broad has left the field. "All that batting took its toll," quips Andrew Miller

7.2

Anderson to Fleming, no run, short ball which brings an extravagant pull from Fleming, an ugly shot he had to fetch from outside off stump and he doesn't connect

7.3

Anderson to Fleming, no run, a much more correct leave this time as it rises past off stump

7.4

Anderson to Fleming, no run, turned to square leg where it's well fielded by Bell

7.5

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, full on off stump, beautifully driven square on the off side...all timing as he just leant on the ball, Fleming at his best

7.6

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, tucked into midwicket so Fleming keeps the bowling

End of over 8 (5 runs) New Zealand 21/1

    • SP Fleming 15 (25b 2x4)
    • JM How 1 (21b)
    • JM Anderson 4-1-9-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-2-7-1
8.1

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, down the leg side, Fleming misses out as he tries to flick

8.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, an airy drive from Fleming to a full delivery on off stump, lands just in front of Pietersen at gully...nicely bowled by Sidebottom

8.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, 3 runs, worked off the stumps wide of mid-on, typical Fleming and Michael Vaughan does the chasing

8.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed wide across How who leaves

8.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, again pushed too wide across How, Sidebottom just straining a little and losing his line

8.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, closer to the off stump but again he doesn't have to play

End of over 9 (3 runs) New Zealand 24/1

    • JM How 1 (24b)
    • SP Fleming 18 (28b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-2-10-1
    • JM Anderson 4-1-9-0
9.1

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, top shot from Fleming, best of the day, as he drives off the back foot through the covers...he's again looking a class apart in New Zealand's top order

9.2

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, and again, this time an cover drive as Anderson over pitches on off stump...Fleming frees his arm through the line, he's off and running

9.3

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, three in a row, driven square through the off side this time...played at the top of the bounce and place perfectly

9.4

Anderson to Fleming, SIX, short, wide and he's gone again...this time all the way over deep point, that was a long hop from Anderson and Fleming went up and over

9.5

Anderson to Fleming, no run, goes round the wicket, a dot ball for Anderson as Fleming drives to cover

Against Sri Lanka at Kandy, Anderson went for six fours against Sanath Jayasuriya and it nearly happened again

9.6

Anderson to Fleming, no run, outside off and left alone, but that will probably be the end of Anderson's spell

A momentum-changing over from Fleming

End of over 10 (18 runs) New Zealand 42/1

    • SP Fleming 36 (34b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM How 1 (24b)
    • JM Anderson 5-1-27-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-2-10-1
10.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, meanwhile, How on 1 leaves outside off stump

10.2

Sidebottom to How, 2 leg byes, down the leg side from Sidebottom, takes the pad again down the Panesar at fine leg

10.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, outside off and left alone, less swing now for Sidebottom

10.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across the right hander, left again

10.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, closer to off stump, good judgement from How as he leaves

10.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes him play this time, defended to mid-on

And the players take a drink

End of over 11 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 44/1

    • JM How 1 (30b)
    • SP Fleming 36 (34b 5x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-3-10-1
    • JM Anderson 5-1-27-0

Stuart Broad replaces James Anderson after that expensive over

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

Decent start from Broad

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 45/1

    • JM How 1 (33b)
    • SP Fleming 37 (37b 5x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-3-10-1
12.1

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, good line outside off, Fleming watches it closely and leaves

12.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, driven sweetly square on the off side, Ian Bell pulls off a fine save at point

12.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, defended to a wide mid-off, England have reinforced the cover/backward point area for Fleming

12.4

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, strangled shout as Fleming is taken on the pad but it's going well down leg and Ambrose makes a tumbling save to his right

12.5

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, defended to Broad who is at the wide mid-off position

12.6

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, nice shape away outside off, a tidy maiden to keep Fleming under control

Sidebottom keeping it tight for Michael Vaughan but he can't bowl forever

End of over 13 (maiden) New Zealand 45/1

    • SP Fleming 37 (43b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM How 1 (33b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-4-10-1
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-1-0
13.1

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

Some movement behind the bowler puts How off

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

How in a rush all of a sudden

Deep square-leg goes out

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

How into double figures, New Zealand won't mind how (see what I did there) long he takes

13.6

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

Mixed over from Broad and already Vaughan is looking around at his options

End of over 14 (9 runs) New Zealand 54/1

    • SP Fleming 37 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM How 10 (38b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-4-10-1

Anderson changes ends to replace Sidebottom with two slips and a gully

14.1

Anderson to How, no run, outside off, hint of movement as How leaves

14.2

Anderson to How, FOUR, fortune favours How this time, an inside edge shoots past the stumps as he jabs down on a defensive shot...races down to fine leg

14.3

Anderson to How, 1 run, takes a step across the crease and pushes this through the leg side

This pitch looking flat now

14.4

Anderson to Fleming, 1 run, inside edge into the pads runs out towards point and a good call from How to rotate the strike

14.5

Anderson to How, FOUR, nice shot, clipped wide of Sidebottom at mid-on and it has the legs to cross the boundary...runs leaking at both ends and now How has some momentum. Anderson can't keep a consistent line and length

14.6

Anderson to How, FOUR, dragged down short this time, poor stuff from Anderson, and How plants him through square with a meaty pull...that is the How from the one-day match at this ground

The game is quickly running away from England. Meanwhile some news from Andrew Miller. "Drama up in the security nest (which incongruously doubles as the press tea room). The eye in the sky has identified a potential streaker. Some bloke with not many clothes on (a giveaway in this weather), and looking shifty."

End of over 15 (14 runs) New Zealand 68/1

    • JM How 23 (43b 5x4)
    • SP Fleming 38 (45b 5x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 6-1-41-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-10-0
15.1

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

New Zealand's run rate as shot to over four an over

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

End of over 16 (6 runs) New Zealand 74/1

    • SP Fleming 44 (51b 6x4 1x6)
    • JM How 23 (43b 5x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-16-0
    • JM Anderson 6-1-41-0
16.1

Anderson to How, 1 run, on middle stump, worked through square leg

16.2

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, dropped and it goes from bad to worse from England, Fleming plays away from his body outside off and sends a thick edge to Andrew Strauss's right at first slip. He doesn't seem to pick it up and belatedly sticks out his right hand and can only parry it to third man

England's shoulder slump

16.3

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, dismissive from Fleming, wide half volley driven on the up through cover and Fleming is half way towards his fairytale finish off, fifty off 53 balls

16.4

Anderson to Fleming, no run, defended back to Anderson

The field has spread and it's out of control for England

16.5

Anderson to Fleming, FOUR, opens the face and runs between the slips down to third man, Fleming toying with the bowling and Anderson is being carted

16.6

Anderson to Fleming, no run, sprayed wide of the off stump again, left alone

Anderson has some painful figures...all his inconsistencies coming to the fore again after such impressive work in Wellington

End of over 17 (13 runs) New Zealand 87/1

    • SP Fleming 56 (56b 9x4 1x6)
    • JM How 24 (44b 5x4)
    • JM Anderson 7-1-54-0
    • 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

England look shell-shocked at the moment

17.5

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

OK, England know he likes that shot now

17.6

Broad to How, no run, defended back to Broad

About seven minutes until lunch, probably two more overs...that's two too many for England

End of over 18 (6 runs) New Zealand 93/1

    • JM How 30 (50b 6x4)
    • SP Fleming 56 (56b 9x4 1x6)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0
    • JM Anderson 7-1-54-0

Time for a change of pace, but more out of desperation from Michael Vaughan...here's Monty Panesar. The last five overs went for 48 runs, that's Twenty20 pace. Slip and a short leg in

18.1

Panesar to Fleming, no run, on middle, defended to short midwicket

18.2

Panesar to Fleming, no run, goes across the crease, defends into the off side

18.3

Panesar to Fleming, no run, defended down in front of short leg

18.4

Panesar to Fleming, no run, outside off, defended back down the pitch

18.5

Panesar to Fleming, no run, on off stump, no spin for Panesar and pushed into the off side

18.6

Panesar to Fleming, no run, played back down the pitch, some control from Panesar with a maiden

End of over 19 (maiden) New Zealand 93/1

    • SP Fleming 56 (62b 9x4 1x6)
    • JM How 30 (50b 6x4)
    • MS Panesar 1-1-0-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-22-0

Double change, here's Paul Collingwood. The fifth option of a 90-minute session. Sums up England's plight and New Zealand's dominance

19.1

Collingwood to How, no run, outside off, gentle movement and left

19.2

Collingwood to How, no run, played on the top of the bounce, back down the pitch

19.3

Collingwood to How, no run, swings away outside off stump, an easy leave

19.4

Collingwood to How, no run, on off stump, pushed down to mid-on

England will need a crisis meeting at the lunch break

19.5

Collingwood to How, no run, he's playing for lunch now, defended into the covers

19.6

Collingwood to How, no run, wide outside off, left alone

Lunch Two maidens to end the session but it's been all New Zealand again this morning. They cleaned up England's innings in 20 minutes then Stephen Fleming launched the reply with a brilliantly attacking half century. It's all looking good for the home side, join us in 40 minutes for the afternoon session.

End of over 20 (maiden) New Zealand 93/1

    • JM How 30 (56b 6x4)
    • SP Fleming 56 (62b 9x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 1-1-0-0
    • MS Panesar 1-1-0-0

We are just about ready for the afternoon session. New Zealand will be aiming to continue the progress from before the interval as Stephen Fleming led their charge. England had some serious thinking to do during that break. Ryan Sidebottom will start off...he has two slips and a gully

20.1

Sidebottom to Fleming, 2 runs, he continues in his positive vein, whipped off the pads through square leg with ease

20.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, 1 run, short and wide, hammered through the covers but it came off the bottom of the bat

20.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended back down towards Sidebottom, How will continue in his own way

20.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven out to cover

20.5

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, on leg stump, clipped through square leg and it races away to bring up New Zealand's hundred

20.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, pushed across How, defended out to cover

A mixed start from Sidebottom after lunch

End of over 21 (7 runs) New Zealand 100/1

    • JM How 34 (60b 7x4)
    • SP Fleming 59 (64b 9x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-4-17-1
    • PD Collingwood 1-1-0-0

Paul Collingwood will continue...that's a side indictment of England's other two quicks

21.1

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, wide outside off stump, tempting for Fleming but left alone

Already this is a holding role for England

21.2

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, fired very wide of the stumps, must have been close to being called

One slip and a deep gully and men patrolling the boundaries

21.3

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, straighter and driven back down the pitch

21.4

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, opens the face and runs it down to gully, he had so much time for that shot

21.5

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, hint of gentle swing into Fleming, a confident drive up to mid-off

21.6

Collingwood to Fleming, no run, pushed into the covers...a maiden from Collingwood, and that's his job

End of over 22 (maiden) New Zealand 100/1

    • SP Fleming 59 (70b 9x4 1x6)
    • JM How 34 (60b 7x4)
    • PD Collingwood 2-2-0-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-4-17-1
22.1

Sidebottom to How, 3 runs, shovelled through midwicket with a straight bat, brings up the 100 stand

22.2

Sidebottom to Fleming, no run, punched crisply up to mid-on

22.3

Sidebottom to Fleming, OUT, gone! the breakthrough for England and Sidebottom does it again, outside off stump and Fleming plays a loose push which flies quickly to second slip where Collingwood holds on.

SP Fleming c Collingwood b Sidebottom 59 (98m 72b 9x4 1x6) SR: 81.94

That sums up Fleming's career...looking so good then he gives it away, but England won't worry about that. Mathew Sinclair, another under pressure batsman, arrives for his chance

22.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, good ball just outside off stump, well left from Sinclair

Two slips and two gullies but no short leg for Sinclair

22.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, pushed across outside off stump, left alone

Rudi Koertzen is looking at Sidebottom's follow through

22.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, finds the outside edge from a drive, falls short of Collingwood at second slip to end a fine over from Sidebottom

End of over 23 (3 runs) New Zealand 103/2

    • MS Sinclair 0 (3b)
    • JM How 37 (61b 7x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-4-20-2
    • PD Collingwood 2-2-0-0

Stuart Broad quickly replaces Collingwood with the wicket having been taken

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

End of over 24 (5 runs) New Zealand 108/2

    • MS Sinclair 4 (8b 1x4)
    • JM How 38 (62b 7x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-27-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-4-20-2
24.1

Sidebottom to How, FOUR, driven powerfully through the covers, he just hit through the line and it shows how good the pitch is for batting

24.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, closes the bat face on this drive and it goes back to Sidebottom

24.3

Sidebottom to How, no run, defended back to Sidebottom who needlessly throws it over How's head back to Ambrose...just get on with bowling

Sidebottom goes round the wicket...not sure why he can't just plug away from over, all this endless tweaking doesn't help the bowler

24.4

Sidebottom to How, no run, driven down to mid-on

24.5

Sidebottom to How, no run, flicked firmly down to mid-on

England don't seem capable of sticking to plan for more than five minutes

24.6

Sidebottom to How, no run, big appeal as How goes for the pull as there's a noise as it goes down the leg side, well taken by Ambrose put it's off the thigh pad

End of over 25 (4 runs) New Zealand 112/2

    • JM How 42 (68b 8x4)
    • MS Sinclair 4 (8b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 10-4-24-2
    • 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

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 114/2

    • MS Sinclair 6 (14b 1x4)
    • JM How 42 (68b 8x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-29-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 10-4-24-2
26.1

Sidebottom to How, 1 run, cuts sharply into How from round the wicket, finds the gap at square leg to get off strike

Back over the wicket to Sinclair

26.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, on leg stump, takes the pad towards square leg

26.3

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, pushed across Sinclair who watches it goes past his off stump

Rudi Koertzen again interested in the follow through, no warnings yet

26.4

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, wider outside off stump and another leave...the game as just slowed down since Fleming went

26.5

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, targeting the stumps this time, driven up to mid-on

26.6

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, goes across Sinclair as he lets it go

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 115/2

    • MS Sinclair 6 (19b 1x4)
    • JM How 43 (69b 8x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 11-4-25-2
    • 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

End of over 28 (1 run) New Zealand 116/2

    • MS Sinclair 6 (24b 1x4)
    • JM How 44 (70b 8x4)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-30-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 11-4-25-2
28.1

Sidebottom to How, no run, round the wicket, angling into How and defended down the pitch

28.2

Sidebottom to How, no run, makes a positive stride, pushed to mid-on

28.3

Sidebottom to How, OUT, gone! well, the round the wicket ploy has worked (so what do I know) as Sidebottom gets How to drive at a full delivery outside off stump. An edge flies nicely to Strauss at first slip and suddenly England are back in it

JM How c Strauss b Sidebottom 44 (129m 73b 8x4 0x6) SR: 60.27

Sidebottom shows the value of line and length and it brings the in-form Ross Taylor to the crease

28.4

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, stays round the wicket, outside off and left alone

28.5

Sidebottom to Taylor, no run, another easy leave for Taylor to allow him to settle, have to target the new batsman

28.6

Sidebottom to Taylor, 2 runs, flicked nicely off the stumps down to Panesar at fine leg, who gets a cheer for a clean pick up

The standard of batting in this Test - Pietersen and Fleming apart - has been sadly lacking

End of over 29 (2 runs) New Zealand 118/3

    • LRPL Taylor 2 (3b)
    • MS Sinclair 6 (24b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 12-4-27-3
    • 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

Grant Elliott comes in on Test debut facing a pressure situation

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 119/4

    • MS Sinclair 7 (29b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-31-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 12-4-27-3
30.1

Sidebottom to Sinclair, no run, stifled appeal from Sidebottom, Sinclair struck outside off stump as he comes forward

30.2

Sidebottom to Sinclair, OUT, gone! what is going on here, a short ball which Sinclair miscues straight to mid-on where Broad snaffles a low catch...that didn't come out anywhere near the middle, another failure for Sinclair

MS Sinclair c Broad b Sidebottom 7 (37m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.58

Poor shot from Sinclair and the match has turned on its head. Brendon McCullum won't die wondering here

30.3

Sidebottom to McCullum, 1 run, stays round the wicket again, whipped through square leg from straight to get off the mark

30.4

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, wasted from Sidebottom, dragged down short and wide outside off stump

30.5

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, turned into the leg side from straight

30.6

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, jags back at Elliott from round the wicket, bounces over the stumps...another fine over from Sidebottom

Twenty wickets in the series for Sidebottom. Twice as many as anyone else on either team

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 120/5

    • GD Elliott 0 (3b)
    • BB McCullum 1 (1b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 13-4-28-4
    • 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

This is a crucial period in the match...how will Broad and Vaughan respond

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

End of over 32 (12 runs) New Zealand 132/5

    • BB McCullum 9 (7b 2x4)
    • GD Elliott 0 (3b)
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-39-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 13-4-28-4
32.1

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, comes forward outside off stump and defends

Short leg and a leg gully in...Sidebottom goes back over the wicket

32.2

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, defended down with soft hands in front of Bell at short leg

32.3

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, outside off stump, Elliott played at that whatever he tries to make us believe by pulling the bat away

32.4

Sidebottom to Elliott, 2 runs, flicked down towards Panesar at fine leg, makes a good sliding save to prevent the boundary and that's Elliott's first Test runs

32.5

Sidebottom to Elliott, 3 runs, runs off the face of the bat wide of gully, it pulls up just short of the third man rope...Cook had a slight bobble on that

32.6

Sidebottom to McCullum, OUT, gone! what a huge wicket for England, round the wicket, jags back at McCullum who plays an expansive cut and drags into his stumps...Sidebottom has another five-wicket haul, one in each Test this series, and his 50th Test wicket

BB McCullum b Sidebottom 9 (15m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Well, I need a break after all that excitement so it's over to Martin Williamson

End of over 33 (5 runs) New Zealand 137/6

    • GD Elliott 5 (8b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 14-4-33-5
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-39-1

Thanks Gnasher. He's off for a lie down after all the post-lunch excitement. Broad again reaches the crease only for the batsman to pull away, twice in as many overs

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

It's cloudy but warm today.

End of over 34 (maiden) New Zealand 137/6

    • GD Elliott 5 (14b)
    • DL Vettori 0 (0b)
    • SCJ Broad 10-1-39-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 14-4-33-5

Vettori's bat handle is a very bright pink ...

34.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, outside off, Vettori allows it to pass

34.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, same line, again he leaves it

34.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, this one holds its line but again is wide and left

34.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, better, straighter, and the batsman forced to play

34.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, worked into the on side, he starts for a run and then checks, sending his partner scurrying back, Vaughan fields and sends in a wild throw which evades the keeper and the man backing up, but Bell, the second line of defence, mops up

34.6

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, a yard or so outside off

A tiredish over - he's taken 4 for 23 in this eight-over spell - and that might be it for him for now.

End of over 35 (maiden) New Zealand 137/6

    • DL Vettori 0 (6b)
    • GD Elliott 5 (14b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 15-5-33-5
    • SCJ Broad 10-1-39-1

Matt emails to say: "Vettori's pink bat handle is to raise awareness for breast cancer-Matt Hayden has the same ..."

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

End of over 36 (1 run) New Zealand 138/6

    • GD Elliott 6 (20b)
    • DL Vettori 0 (6b)
    • SCJ Broad 11-1-40-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 15-5-33-5

I was wrong. Sidebottom continues.

36.1

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, forward and solidly played to mid-off

36.2

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, forward and then sneaks the bat behind the pad and allows the ball to pass

36.3

Sidebottom to Elliott, no run, outside off, left, and Ambrose takes that at his feet

36.4

Sidebottom to Elliott, OUT, probing line, Elliott half fences, gets the thinnest of edges and Ambrose does the rest ... Elliott is off without looking at the umpire and Sidebottom has 6 for 33

GD Elliott c †Ambrose b Sidebottom 6 (36m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

That's his Test-best as well - previously it was 6 for 49. Sidebottom has been awesome this afternoon, almost single-handedly bowling England into this strong position.

36.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, outside off and Southee leaves

36.6

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, angled in from round the wicket, swinging as well, Sidebottom appeals ... was it bat-pad or the other way round ... anyhow, not out

Loud and lingering applause for another good over. He now has 5 for 23 in his post-lunch spell.

End of over 37 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 138/7

    • TG Southee 0 (2b)
    • DL Vettori 0 (6b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 16-6-33-6
    • 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

End of over 38 (1 run) New Zealand 139/7

    • TG Southee 0 (3b)
    • DL Vettori 1 (11b)
    • SCJ Broad 12-1-41-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 16-6-33-6
38.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, left alone outside off stump

38.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, same line, Sidebottom coming over the wicket, Vettori not tempted

38.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, flicked off his legs to Anderson at long leg

Andrew Miller also suffering in the media box. "Sidebottom's spell - 5 for 13 in 7.3 overs. Not a bad effort at all. Unlike this cup of coffee which is Matthew Bell-esque in its ineptitude."

38.4

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, driven to mid-off, again with a suspicion of a shimmy towards the leg side as he plays it

38.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, outside off and Southee leaves

38.6

Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, loose drive into the leg side, it is wide enough of mid-on to allow him the single to get off the mark

End of over 39 (2 runs) New Zealand 141/7

    • TG Southee 1 (6b)
    • DL Vettori 2 (14b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 17-6-35-6
    • 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

Chris mails: "Sheffield Wednesday let in another last minute goal today, Fleming was pounding us all over the place. It was misery. Sir Ryan of Sidebottom has renewed my sporting faith, thank you!"

End of over 40 (maiden) New Zealand 141/7

    • TG Southee 1 (12b)
    • DL Vettori 2 (14b)
    • SCJ Broad 13-2-41-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 17-6-35-6

Sidebottom for the tenth over of this spell.

40.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, placed to the left of mid-on, Vaughan can't prevent the single

Three slips in place and in comes Bell at short leg.

40.2

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, short at 85mph/137kph, Southee walks back rather than ducks

40.3

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, short and angled into the batsman from round the wicket, played safely but he was heading to leg

The bowlers have already worked out he does not like it up him ...

40.4

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, attempted yorker which ends up as a full toss, he misses and it scoots past the leg stump

40.5

Sidebottom to Southee, no run, full, driven hard back at the bowler's feet, he gets down quickly and does enough to prevent runs

40.6

Sidebottom to Southee, FOUR, loose full toss outside off, a gift ball and Southee accepts, driven just behind square on the off side

End of over 41 (5 runs) New Zealand 146/7

    • TG Southee 5 (17b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 3 (15b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 18-6-40-6
    • SCJ Broad 13-2-41-1

A decent crowd here, but perhaps the authorities might have expected more given its Easter. Around 6000 in ...

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

Southee will need to work out how to deal with short stuff if he is to bat at No. 9. he's clearly not happy and his natural movement is to leg.

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

That was on the cards once they sussed he could not cope with anything banged in at him.

41.6

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

End of over 42 (6 runs) New Zealand 152/8

    • JS Patel 0 (1b)
    • DL Vettori 8 (17b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 14-2-47-2
    • RJ Sidebottom 18-6-40-6
42.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, firmly patted to Broad at mid-off, Sidebottom carries on in his follow through and jogs in a large arc back to his mark

42.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, cuts to gully where a grinning Pietersen makes a decent save

42.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, drifting to leg stump, turned off his legs to deep midwicket and Anderson ambles in to field

Sidebottom over the wicket ...he's going to bowl through the session ...

42.4

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, a step to the off and defended to mid-on

42.5

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, angled across and it holds its line, Patel leaves

42.6

Sidebottom to Patel, 1 run, driven slightly uppishly through the covers, Anderson out in the far beyond fields

End of over 43 (2 runs) New Zealand 154/8

    • JS Patel 1 (4b)
    • DL Vettori 9 (20b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 19-6-42-6
    • SCJ Broad 14-2-47-2

"I thought you guys said it was a batting pitch, nice batting pitch where 17 wickets have fallen in five sessions," bellyaches Yusuf. Well, it is a good pitch but the batting has been appalling.

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

End of over 44 (maiden) New Zealand 154/8

    • JS Patel 1 (10b)
    • DL Vettori 9 (20b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 15-3-47-2
    • RJ Sidebottom 19-6-42-6

This will be the final over of the session.

44.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, slightly short, pushed into the covers where Vaughan has allowed the single but leaving a big gap and sending the fielder into the deep

44.2

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, on leg stump, dribbled into the on side, Patel wants a run, Vettori doesn't, Bell scurries from short leg to field

44.3

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, defensive push past Sidebottom, Vaughan round to field from mid-on, he picks up and send in a dire throw

44.4

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, bouncer and Patel ducks

44.5

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, left on length, it passes over the top of the off stump

44.6

Sidebottom to Patel, no run, another leave on length

Tea No doubting whose session that was ... Sidebottom's more than England's. New Zealand added 62 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the afternoon, five of them to Sidebottom (13-2-33-5 post lunch) and unsurprisingly the crowd stands for him as he leads England off.

End of over 45 (1 run) New Zealand 155/8

    • JS Patel 1 (15b)
    • DL Vettori 10 (21b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 20-6-43-6
    • SCJ Broad 15-3-47-2

Welcome back to the evening session, it will have to go some to match the excitement of the previous two hours. New Zealand need to get as close as they can to England's total...what a difference a session makes. It's Andrew here, by the way, if anyone is interested. Broad starts off...

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

End of over 46 (3 runs) New Zealand 158/8

    • JS Patel 2 (19b)
    • DL Vettori 11 (23b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 16-3-49-2
    • RJ Sidebottom 20-6-43-6

The heroic Sidebottom continues

46.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, outside off and left alone with the swing

46.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, chopped square through the off side

Three slips and a gully

46.3

Sidebottom to Patel, 1 leg bye, loses his line down the leg side, flicked down to fine leg off the pad

46.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, beaten by one which comes back in the air and off the seam, not a pretty drive from Vettori

46.5

Sidebottom to Vettori, 1 run, guided square through the off side, Bell at deep point keeps them to a single

46.6

Sidebottom to Patel, 2 runs, turned through midwicket, Broad chases hard but can't stop the two...not Sidebottom's best over

End of over 47 (5 runs) New Zealand 163/8

    • JS Patel 4 (21b)
    • DL Vettori 13 (27b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 21-6-47-6
    • 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

Panesar now rushes off after somehow hurting his hand with the dolly catch...and Chris Martin has his turn. "Maybe Monty's run off to get his pads on," suggests Martin (Cricinfo's version).

47.6

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

End of over 48 (5 runs) New Zealand 168/9

    • CS Martin 4 (1b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 14 (28b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 17-3-54-3
    • RJ Sidebottom 21-6-47-6

Vettori will have to play a few shots now

48.1

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, inside edge into the pads, runs into the off side

48.2

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, pushed down the ground, single is refused

Two slips and a gully, the rest are spead

48.3

Sidebottom to Vettori, no run, played back up the pitch to Sidebottom

48.4

Sidebottom to Vettori, OUT, gone! Sidebottom finishes the innings with his seventh wicket as Vettori gets a thick outside edge to Cook at fourth slip/fine gully...a career-best 7 for 47 for the left-armer and what a spell it has been

DL Vettori c Cook b Sidebottom 14 (72m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

Out of nowhere England take a lead of 85 and New Zealand have lost nine for 65 in 26 overs...that's some collapse. There's now two hours for England to build on the advantage, plenty can still happen.

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