Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.2 full length angled in towards off stump, Guptill plays forward and edges to second slip! There it is, James Anderson's 400th Test wicket, becomes the 12th man to reach the mark and the eighth quick bowler. Classic Anderson, a little bit of movement to take a thick outside edge that flew quickly above head height to Ian Bell who shelled a couple of chances at Lord's but there's no mistake here and he clings on well, England have an early breakthrough and Anderson has his milestone, what an achievement 2/1
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    46.66
    54.6 caught this time! No hundred for Latham. And it's Cook's stand-in, Root, who snaffles the catch at first slip. Full outside off, lured him into the drive. Blimey, how England that. Ends an important innings, but he struggled for the last half hour 264/6
    2.4 got him! Similar line, Williamson has a nibble and edges behind! A huge wicket to take so early. An inch or so outside off, Williamson forced to play at it and got a little touch through to Buttler who took an easy catch. What a start for Anderson. Just enough away movement yet again to take the outside edge. Williamson was desperately trying to keep the bat inside the line but couldn't do so in time 2/2
    14.6 padding up! Won't be reviewing that! Full, outside off, nips back off a length, Taylor is shouldering arms very early and gets taken right in front of off stump. Considerable seam movement, but was always a dodgy leave 68/3
    25.1 oh goodness me. Full just outside off and this slapped straight to mid-off! A dolly catch to Wood. Live by the sword, die by the sword but this is silly. Full length just outside off, McCullum greedily leans in for a big off drive but doesn't time it all and pops up a simple catch 123/4
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    3
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    73.68
    30.5 oh I say, what a beauty! Bowled him with a corker! Nips away past the outside edge and trims off stump, the perfect delivery for the seam bowler. Watling defending in the crease can do little about this, some seam movement has beaten his stroke and rattled the top of off stump. Deliveries don't come too much better than that 144/5
    56.2 it's worked! He could not have picked out fine leg any better if he had 10 more attempts. A short ball, on leg stump, and Ronchi just hooks it straight to the man. 265/7
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    60.2 another wicket for a short ball! Lyth takes a catch on his home ground in front of the Western Terrace. Banged in short by Wood, the trap was set, and Southee couldn't resist. Neither could he keep it down, or get the distance to clear the boundary at deep square leg 281/8
    66.6 short again, Henry swipes again... and gets a top edge through to the keeper! England succeed with their plan to bounce out the No. 10, having taken a bit of collateral damage 310/9
    72.1 length outside off, Boult carves it straight up in the air... and Lyth positions himself safely under it at point. Boult's happy slap is over, the fourth NZ batsman to have scored at more than a run a ball. Broad finishes with the peculiar figures of 5 for 109 from just 17.1 overs 350/10
    Extras
    19 (b 4, lb 14, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    350 all out (72.1 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (MJ Guptill, 2.2 ov), 2-2 (KS Williamson, 2.4 ov), 3-68 (LRPL Taylor, 14.6 ov), 4-123 (BB McCullum, 25.1 ov), 5-144 (BJ Watling, 30.5 ov), 6-264 (TWM Latham, 54.6 ov), 7-265 (L Ronchi, 56.2 ov), 8-281 (TG Southee, 60.2 ov), 9-310 (MJ Henry, 66.6 ov), 10-350 (TA Boult, 72.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1334323.3000
    SCJ Broad17.1010956.3401
    MA Wood1446224.4200
    BA Stokes1747014.1100
    MM Ali1134804.3600
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    74.5 Lyth has been run out! Two Yorkshire batsmen and that's a horrid mistake. Ballance cut into point, called for the run even though it was just behind square, Boult swooped to his left (his strong side) and produced a quick throw to Ronchi. Lyth knew he was short and a TV replay quickly confirmed it. 215/2
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    58.6 full on the stumps and Cook sweeps, hit on the front pad... Umpire Ravi shakes his head, McCullum calls for the review and this looks like it will be close. It was tossed up on middle, straightened as Cook played across the line... This is going to be out, struck bang in front and going on to hit the top of middle, Hawk-Eye is red, red, red. The decision is overturned and NZ have their first wicket 177/1
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    80.3 done him! That was on the cards. Full, straightens on Ballance who is nowhere near and is castled. For now, New Zealand have worked Ballance out. Lovely stuff from Boult 238/3
    89.2 got him! Early wicket. The ball is swinging, lovely stuff from Southee but, again, loose from Bell very early on in the day. Full outside off, draws Bell forward and the healthy edge carries low to Craig at second slip. Bell's lean time continues 257/6
    81.2 a ripper! This game is wide open! Southee gets it dead right. On off stump, shaping away under cloudy skies, takes a thick edge and Ronchi snaffles a neat catch to his right 239/4
    86.2 and another! Boult fully deserves this. Been a wonderful spell. Forces Stokes to play at a short of a length delivery and Craig grabs a sharp chance above his head at second slip 247/5
    93.3 edged and gone! Precision stuff from the New Zealand bowlers and the edges keep coming. In the channel outside off, just straightens on Buttler and a regulation edge carries to Taylor at first slip 266/7
    93.6 England falling in pile this morning! Pushed one across Moeen who feels for it outside off and this time it's an edge low to third slip, where Martin Guptill is the man with safe hands 267/8
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    108.2 and that is that! A full, straight delivery does the job. Broad misses a heave to the leg side 350/10
    101.6 and he's done it! Wood trying to cut a ball outside off, was bowled a little quicker, and gets a thin edge through to Ronchi 318/9
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    62.50
    Extras
    34 (b 19, lb 5, nb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    350 all out (108.2 Overs, RR: 3.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-177 (AN Cook, 58.6 ov), 2-215 (A Lyth, 74.5 ov), 3-238 (GS Ballance, 80.3 ov), 4-239 (JE Root, 81.2 ov), 5-247 (BA Stokes, 86.2 ov), 6-257 (IR Bell, 89.2 ov), 7-266 (JC Buttler, 93.3 ov), 8-267 (MM Ali, 93.6 ov), 9-318 (MA Wood, 101.6 ov), 10-350 (SCJ Broad, 108.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult3079823.2611
    TG Southee3058342.7620
    MJ Henry20.249214.5220
    MD Craig26124821.8400
    KS Williamson21502.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 he's got one now! Short of a length outside off, nips back into Latham and cramps him for him as he tries to cut, appears to take the glove and carries low to Buttler. Came back quite sharply at the left hander 15/1
    28.4 full length a foot outside off, this is driven at and taken at third slip! Joe Root - who replaced Ballance in the cordon - take the chance at chest height to his left hand side with two hands. Solid take, that came quickly and a vital wicket. Great delivery, full enough to draw Guptill out to play at it, Wood got it to straighten a little and take a thick outside edge 141/4
    9.4 another for Broad! Almost identical dismissal to the first innings (different bowler, of course). Just pushing outside off, a thin edge carries low to the keeper. Was short of a length, he could have left this, drawn away from his body. He'll be livid 23/2
    24.1 strikes first ball! Taylor leans outside off for a drive and chips it to extra-cover where Stokes takes a catch coming forward! There's the breakthrough and a tame end for Taylor having played so well. Total miscue on the drive, no timing at all, and a weak way to get out and end a rollocking partnership 122/3
    60.4 brings one back and this strikes the pad, appeal for lbw and given out! Has Wood made the breakthrough? McCullum reviews umpire Ravi's decision. Is it too high? There's no bat involved, beaten on the inside edge, Hawk Eye has it trimming the leg bail! A marginal one but the decision stays with umpire Ravi. Wood's probing against McCullum has done the trick, he has hurried him and cramped him up, here this came back again at the pads to beat the inside edge and caught him around the knee roll but umpire Ravi thought it would hit the stumps and Hawk Eye backed him up, just 262/5
    81.2 vicious! Fantastic catch! But England's top order won't like the sight of that delivery leaping from back of a length. Reared up at Watling, squared him up as he tried to defended, flew to the right of Root at third slip and was dying on him, too, but he plucked it low to the ground 368/7
    67.4 length ball just outside off, Ronchi pushes at it and nicks behind! Anderson strikes and that's an important wicket. Ronchi reaching away from his body and gets a healthy edge to Buttler. Ronchi was going well and Anderson has ended this latest flurry, fine debut for Ronchi really but he followed this and nicked off 315/6
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    89.6 picks out long-on, Southee trying to loft a full delivery straight down the ground but doesn't get the distance or elevation to clear Anderson near the rope 435/8
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    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    454/8d (91 Overs, RR: 4.98)
    Did not bat: TA Boult
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (TWM Latham, 5.5 ov), 2-23 (KS Williamson, 9.4 ov), 3-122 (LRPL Taylor, 24.1 ov), 4-141 (MJ Guptill, 28.4 ov), 5-262 (BB McCullum, 60.4 ov), 6-315 (L Ronchi, 67.4 ov), 7-368 (BJ Watling, 81.2 ov), 8-435 (TG Southee, 89.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson2349624.1710
    SCJ Broad1619425.8700
    MA Wood1929735.1000
    BA Stokes1216105.0800
    MM Ali1607314.5600
    JE Root502304.6000
  • BATSMEN
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    16.6 tighter line, Lyth trying to defend off the back foot and nicks behind! A beauty, feather edge to the keeper and there's the opening breakthrough in just the fourth over of the morning. Tight enough to off stump for Lyth to want to try and defend it but some away swing defeated him but for a slither of outside edge to Ronchi, a fine delivery but perhaps Lyth could have left it 47/1
    57.3 slides one in towards off stump and this given out lbw! Williamson again! Cook goes for the review, he has to really but this looks good, sliding on past the inside edge, catching the pad half-way up and looks in line with the off stump and is surely going on to hit. Umpire's call on both, Cook almost got outside the line but not enough, Hawk Eye also had it only hitting the bails but enough to keep the decision with umpire Ravi, live it looked a very good shout 141/6
    24.6 goes for the inswinger again and this time gets it through! Another fine piece of bowling, it swung in, flicked the back bat and deflected into the off stump. The change-up deceiving Ballance, late swing beating the inside edge and it flicks the pad onto the timbers and that's another failure for Ballance. A decent nut again from Boult but you fancy Cook, watching a bit more closely, might have kept this out 61/2
    27.4 length ball turns down the leg side and Bell deflects it to leg slip! That is very poor from Bell and New Zealand now have a third and are on the way to victory. An innocuous length ball that tuned into Bell's pads, Bell is playing a nothing dab towards the leg side and literally guided it into the hands of Kane Williamson at leg slip who took a smart catch down low to his left but that is very naive batting from Bell and indicative of the poor form he is in 62/3
    27.6 another turn to leg and this is now taken at short leg! Hoho, what a catch, this has come straight off the face of the bat and Tom Latham has taken it straight on the chest before clinging on. Slightly fortunate really but a fine grab nevertheless. Root touched it away firmly but straight into the fielder 62/4
    43.5 quicker outside off, Stokes rocks back to cut and edges behind! This has skidded on and bounced a little and taken a thin top edge to Ronchi who has clung on very well there and just when England were on the stroke of getting to lunch in some shape, New Zealand strike again and the chance to Williamson works. Stokes trying to capitalise on a bit of width has been undone by a bit of bounce 102/5
    91.5 length aorund off stump, left alone, oh dear it's the arm ball and given out lbw! That will do it. Buttler may as well review but this looks dead and indeed Hawk Eye has it going on to hit off stump. A smart bit of bowling finishes the job. He turned two down the leg side, Buttler shouldering arms thinking this would do the same but it goes on straight with the arm and caught Buttler out 255/10
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    62.2 he's left it alone! No Headingley heroics from Moeen this year. Angled in on a length from round the wicket and a horrid misjudgement as the off stump gets clattered. Was too full and too straight to be leaving 153/7
    73.1 dragged on! Williamson again! What a day he is having. A shorter delivery outside off, Broad looking to force it through the off side and can only manage to bottom edge it into the stumps. Just as Broad played the shot it was like a little sandstorm around Broad as the wind blew up a load of dust 188/8
    85.4 touch fuller, a tighter line too, draws Wood forward who edges to second slip! Solid catch taken and the new ball does the trick with Southee coming up with a nice delivery. A couple of short ones before a full-length a shade outside off, moved away just enough to take a thick outside edge and it carried low to second slip who got down well to take a smart catch 230/9
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    Extras
    16 (b 12, lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    255 all out (91.5 Overs, RR: 2.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (A Lyth, 16.6 ov), 2-61 (GS Ballance, 24.6 ov), 3-62 (IR Bell, 27.4 ov), 4-62 (JE Root, 27.6 ov), 5-102 (BA Stokes, 43.5 ov), 6-141 (AN Cook, 57.3 ov), 7-153 (MM Ali, 62.2 ov), 8-188 (SCJ Broad, 73.1 ov), 9-230 (MA Wood, 85.4 ov), 10-255 (JC Buttler, 91.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult2346122.6500
    TG Southee1874312.3810
    MD Craig31.5127332.2900
    MJ Henry1224914.0810
    KS Williamson711532.1400

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

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

Match days

29,30,31 May, 1,2 June 2015 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 29 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 297/8 (MD Craig 16*, MJ Henry 14*, 65 ov)
  • Sat, 30 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 253/5 (IR Bell 12*, JC Buttler 6*, 88 ov)
  • Sun, 31 May - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 338/6 (BJ Watling 100*, MD Craig 15*, 75 ov)
  • Mon, 01 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 44/0 (A Lyth 24*, AN Cook 18*, 13 ov)
  • Tue, 02 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 255 (91.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A huge win

199

The margin of victory, New Zealand's second-largest in terms of runs, in Test matches

NZ's favourite venue in Eng

2

Number of Test wins for NZ at Headingley, the only venue in England where they've won more than one Test

Spin trick

6

Wickets taken by spinners, which equals the highest for New Zealand in a Test innings in England

Middle-order flop show

7

Runs scored by England's Nos.3-5, their lowest in a Test innings against New Zealand

Batting on and on

739

Balls played by Cook in the series, the highest by any England batsman who's played 2 Test in a series

The 9000-run club

13

Number of batsmen who've scored 9000 Test runs - Alastair Cook became the latest to join the club

Cook's century

10

Number of times Cook has played 100-plus deliveries in the 4th innings of a Test, the second-most for an England opener after Atherton (13)

Bell's slump

6.87

Ian Bell's average in his last eight Test innings, with a highest of 29

Tough for England

1-9

Win-loss record at Headingley when teams have been set 300+ fourth-innings targets, since 1950

Second-innings star

3

Number of second-innings centuries for BJ Watling, out of the five he has in his Test career