Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    28.57
    2.4 bowled him! Lovely delivery, full and fast, angling in, hits the seam, detonates the off stump! Another failure for the flatlining Cook ... a great delivery, but where was the footwork! England have been sitting ducks this morning, and it's telling that a wicket after 16 balls feels like it was overdue 6/1
    37.2 caught on the crease again, and England have lost their third after lunch! It's Southee's 'three-quarter ball' again, not quite there for the drive and gripping the turf, moves half a bat's width and flies at a comfortable height to second slip! Oh England... 94/5
    16.1 full, smacking the pads, Vince playing around it - up goes the finger! But Vince quickly reviews, hoping for another life... This is going to be tight, but I think it'll shave leg stump: yes, umpire's call, this one stands! Bruce Oxenford confirms his original decision and Vince this time mopes off for a pretty typical contribution (minus a waft to the keeper) 38/2
    35.6 oh my goodness, Root has been uprooted! That's just an aberration, nips off the seam, but Root was far too lax in his shot selection, lining up a booming drive, missing it by a bat's width, and losing his timbers as the ball first crashes off his back pad! 93/3
    36.5 full, nips, thumps the pad, and England have lost another! Malan was caught on the crease, feet not yet moving, nowhere near covering the movement from an off-stump line into the middle of his shin. No point in reviewing that! Oh England ... 94/4
    58.6 down the leg side, flicks the bat, and Stokes has been strangled! Hard to claim that Boult bowled for that, but Stokes was suckered either way, an expansive flick off the pads, and the thinnest of edges through to the keeper! 151/6
    96.5 banged in short, Bairstow attempts an uppercut over third man, and holes out to the man on the rope! The end of a tremendous, restorative innings, and England have a pulse. 307/10
    61.6 soft as putty! On a good length, angled across the stumps, Broad flings his hands into a drive without getting anywhere near the pitch, and lobs a facile catch to mid-off. Oh England ... 164/7
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    83.87
    79.6 through him, stumps akimbo! Southee collects his five-for, another full, straight ball that's rattled into the woodwork! Wood was aiming another expansive drive, it seamed in a fraction, past the bat and finally ended the No. 9's merry hack 259/8
    95.2 edged and gone! Beautiful bowling, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, clips the edge, through to Watling, who has no concerns this time about the height at which the ball comes through. The end of an impressively resolute debut innings. He's played his part in England's revival so far 307/9
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    Extras
    16 (b 9, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    307 all out (96.5 Overs, RR: 3.17, 412 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (AN Cook, 2.4 ov), 2-38 (JM Vince, 16.1 ov), 3-93 (JE Root, 35.6 ov), 4-94 (DJ Malan, 36.5 ov), 5-94 (MD Stoneman, 37.2 ov), 6-151 (BA Stokes, 58.6 ov), 7-164 (SCJ Broad, 61.6 ov), 8-259 (MA Wood, 79.6 ov), 9-307 (MJ Leach, 95.2 ov), 10-307 (JM Bairstow, 96.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult28.558743.0100
    TG Southee2676262.3810
    C de Grandhomme1744402.5800
    N Wagner2056903.4501
    IS Sodhi503106.2000
  • BATSMEN
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    4.1 the thinnest of feathers and England have both openers! Full and threatening from Anderson, drawing the left-hander forward, beating him with late movement off the deck and grazing the edge of an already committed bat. England's old guard are brawling now! 14/2
    1.3 edged and gone! Beauty from Broad, full length, dragging Latham forward, then nipping away as a hard-handed drive comes through the line. A simple snick to the keeper and England are up and running! 0/1
    19.1 fired down the leg side, and Williamson has flicked it through to the keeper! That's a vast and potentially match-settling breakthrough. Where there was Kane, there was hope ... but instead New Zealand are deep in the mire 36/5
    7.1 pitched up, draws a flash outside off - taken at first slip! England are right amongst them now! 'He's big, he's bad, he's better than his dad,' chant the Barmy Army, as Broad gets his second of the morning, full and fast and Taylor has had a dip when he would have been better off leaving. Instead, he's left NZ in some trouble 17/3
    9.2 pitched up and straightening, another loud appeal for lbw, Oxenford not interested this time - but England review again. Was there any bat? Looks like a no, beaten on the inside edge aiming a drive down the ground. This is going to be very close - hitting top of off stump, according to ball-tracking! Broad has a third, NZ sink further into the soup 17/4
    82.1 timber! That's classic Anderson, reminiscent of his hooping outswingers against New Zealand in 2008. So full, shaping down the leg side at first, then air-braking on a good length, bending underneath the bat, and taking out middle and off stumps! 226/7
    69.2 length delivery, draws a leaden prod - and Bairstow swallows the edge! Broad is the man to break the stand, his fourth wicket in the innings... De Grandhomme was was just a little late on the shot, he's frustrated with himself for giving it away after so much hard work. Slaps the bat against his glove and then marches off 178/6
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    104.16
    86.3 ping! Next batsman please! Full and straight, a hint of movement to elude another swinging blow through the line, and the middle stump is knocked back with a pleasing 'tonk'! 239/9
    83.6 pokes outside off, Broad beats Sodhi off the pitch, and Bairstow does the rest! The opening bowler hegemony continues! Tailing in, holding its line. Easy pickings, and Broad has his first five-for in a long old while! 231/8
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    88.88
    93.3 oh, there she blows, pouched safely at fine leg! Boult did his little shimmy one way then the other, swung hard at the bumper, and got a b-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g top edge... which Dawid Malan seemed to lose sight of, only to pick it up and adjust in time to complete the dismissal in front of the rope. Broad finishes with six and, more importantly, the opening pairs on each side have shared 20 between them so far 278/10
    Extras
    1 (lb 1)
    TOTAL
    278 all out (93.3 Overs, RR: 2.97, 421 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (TWM Latham, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (JA Raval, 4.1 ov), 3-17 (LRPL Taylor, 7.1 ov), 4-17 (HM Nicholls, 9.2 ov), 5-36 (KS Williamson, 19.1 ov), 6-178 (C de Grandhomme, 69.2 ov), 7-226 (BJ Watling, 82.1 ov), 8-231 (IS Sodhi, 83.6 ov), 9-239 (TG Southee, 86.3 ov), 10-278 (TA Boult, 93.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2457643.1600
    SCJ Broad22.355462.4000
    MA Wood2136903.2800
    MJ Leach1935202.7300
    JE Root10909.0000
    BA Stokes621702.8300
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 edged and gone! It was looking so promising for a moment, but Cook's woes continue ... lured into a stroke he needn't have played, in fact he was barely playing at it at all, in the channel outside off, and Watling tumbles to his left to complete the dismissal. He departs shaking his head and, well, much to ponder for England's leading all-time Test run-scorer 24/1
    46.2 stunning catch! Stoneman has played that shot once too often, a deliberate force through the slips, flashing hard to get himself out of trouble, and it might have worked once again had it not been for Watling's spring-loaded leap, high to his left, to intercept a fizzing chance! 147/2
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    59.37
    51.6 ohmygodsyourekiddingme... Vince nicks a drive to slip! It's the hope that KILLS you! Boult gets him, a juicy ball angled across, an airy flash and well taken by Taylor, the only slip and standing wide-ish but picked out perfectly. It's almost like Vince takes some sort of pride in his unerring ability to give it away! No hundred, despite it being on a plate, and maybe no more lives at this level 165/3
    87.2 gottim, edged to the keeper! Make that five down... Root fails to convert fifty once again, driving at Wagner and giving NZ a second breakthrough in as many overs! NZ's defensive tactics have paid off, Root starved and then sent back frustrated 262/5
    86.6 flicked in the air, Malan picks out midwicket! The waiting game pays off for New Zealand, and it's a new bowler with a notch in the wickets column! Malan doesn't look too pleased with himself as he heads off, he's gifted that to De Grandhomme, the catch snaffled at head height by Nicholls 262/4
    93.5 stunning catch! Stokes clips hard into the leg side, losing balance as he does so, reminiscent of Malan's departure, but the catch was a blinder, leaping to his left, clinging on in two hands, and England have lost their third of the day, and the most dangerous of the lot! 282/6
    106.4 another bouncer, another slog across the line, takes a top-edge, plops into the hands of square leg! 352/9
    95.5 slower ball, Broad is through the shot so quickly he almost had time to pirouette through the stroke and come round for another try. Instead he wellies an ambitious slog to Sodhi at mid-on, who stoops low to scoop the chance! 300/7
    99.6 and that's the end of that! A beautiful full-length inswinger does the trick for Wood, who was just starting to channel his inner Bradman there... which clearly contributed to his downfall! Through the gate and rattling the timbers. England's innings is starting to gurgle 312/8
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    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 3, nb 3, w 2)
    TOTAL
    352/9d (106.4 Overs, RR: 3.3, 452 minutes)
    Did not bat: JM Anderson
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (AN Cook, 8.4 ov), 2-147 (MD Stoneman, 46.2 ov), 3-165 (JM Vince, 51.6 ov), 4-262 (DJ Malan, 86.6 ov), 5-262 (JE Root, 87.2 ov), 6-282 (BA Stokes, 93.5 ov), 7-300 (SCJ Broad, 95.5 ov), 8-312 (MA Wood, 99.6 ov), 9-352 (JM Bairstow, 106.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult2858923.1700
    TG Southee1946513.4210
    C de Grandhomme2629443.6112
    N Wagner22.455122.2501
    IS Sodhi1104604.1800
  • BATSMEN
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    67.3 sweeps hard, gets a big top edge... brilliantly caught by Vince running in! The Barmies erupt, Leach has the big wicket of Latham, he goes charging off in delight! That's a yuuuge moment in this match, Latham had ridden his luck a touch, but generally played that shot well. This spun and bounced out of the rough, really well taken at backward square leg. He drags himself disconsolately off, NZ in trouble 162/6
    23.1 half-volley on leg stump and England have the breakthrough! What a disaster for New Zealand, so reminiscent of Malan's dismissal yesterday, losing his shape in the shot and clipping airily to midwicket! That will pierce the gloom for England! 42/1
    23.2 this is incredible! Back of a length, outside off, lifting sharply off the deck, bending off the seam, climbing past the edge and snicking the blade as it goes by! Broad is on a first-over hat-trick, New Zealand's star player is gone, and suddenly THIS IS ON! 42/2
    30.5 swept again, and Jack Leach has his maiden Test wicket! Top-edged once again, but this time there's a man lurking at short backward square. Did Taylor even notice he'd been brought into position? No matter, England have their third in a soaraway first half-hour! 66/3
    37.5 full, driven, edged, caught! A classic sucker's dismissal for Anderson, drawing the indiscretion with the perfect, line, length and hint of shape away from the left-hander. A hard-handed fence to first slip, and England are on fire this morning! 91/4
    57.4 round the wicket, and Watling has flicked to short backward square! That's another sucker dismissal, Wood's change of angle lures the loose reflexive swish to leg, Watling almost turned his stance inside-out in his bid to get across his stumps, no doubt with the short ball in mind. But the fielder didn't have to move to pocket the lofted clip, and what a way to go after such a battling knock 135/5
    93.2 SHORT, PULLED, OUT! Oh, deary me, yet another telegraphed dismissal from New Zealand, and this is the biggest of the lot. De Grandhomme couldn't deny himself, he backed his ability to hit his way out of trouble, but Wood's bouncer was onto him too quickly, and Leach at fine leg stooped low to scoop the crucial chance! 219/7
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    124.4 skidding on, into the pads - GIVEN! Up goes Oxenford's finger, but Wagner reviews straight away! Looks like he got an inside edge on this, which will save him from lbw... but the rebound was caught at silly point, so he is out after all! Wagner walks off to a huge ovation - but has he done enough to save it? 256/8
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    Extras
    3 (lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    256/8 (124.4 Overs, RR: 2.05, 481 minutes)
    Did not bat: TA Boult
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (JA Raval, 23.1 ov), 2-42 (KS Williamson, 23.2 ov), 3-66 (LRPL Taylor, 30.5 ov), 4-91 (HM Nicholls, 37.5 ov), 5-135 (BJ Watling, 57.4 ov), 6-162 (TWM Latham, 67.3 ov), 7-219 (C de Grandhomme, 93.2 ov), 8-256 (N Wagner, 124.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2683711.4201
    SCJ Broad2467223.0000
    MA Wood22104522.0400
    MJ Leach32156121.9000
    JE Root12.452812.2100
    BA Stokes43200.5000
    DJ Malan41902.2500

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

30, 31 March, 01, 02, 03 April 2018 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Close of Play

  • Fri, 30 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 290/8 (JM Bairstow 97*, MJ Leach 10*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 31 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 192/6 (BJ Watling 77*, TG Southee 13*, 74.5 ov)
  • Sun, 01 Apr - day 3 - England 2nd innings 202/3 (JE Root 30*, DJ Malan 19*, 66 ov)
  • Mon, 02 Apr - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 42/0 (TWM Latham 25*, JA Raval 17*, 23 ov)
  • Tue, 03 Apr - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 256/8 (124.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42JA RavalTWM Latham
2nd0KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd24LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
4th25TWM LathamHM Nicholls
5th44BJ WatlingTWM Latham
6th27C de GrandhommeTWM Latham
7th57C de GrandhommeIS Sodhi
8th37N WagnerIS Sodhi
9th0TG SoutheeIS Sodhi