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    7.3 that really spat! Extra bounce from a good length, very tough for Fulton whose first thought was to press forward, and it takes the shoulder of the bat then loops to gully...hints of uneven bounce now in this pitch 21/1
    20.2 inside edge onto pad and got him at short leg simple catch for Root. Rutherford was playing forward and got a little inside edge onto the front pad that rebounded to the close fielder. Just slid on with the angle from Swann and Rutherford played for a little turn 65/3
    14.3 Williamson across his stumps again, goes to play to leg and misses and is given out lbw but Williamson reviews. Is this in line? Yes. Is it doing too much? No it's getting a good chunk of the top of leg stump so Williamson has to go, in identical fashion to the first innings 40/2
    52.1 drive outside off and bowled him!. Swann does Taylor in the flight, he drove over the top of a ball just outside off and it spins into the stumps. Nicely floated up outside the off stump, Taylor came forward to drive and misjudged the flight, went to drive into the covers and missed it 154/6
    43.5 a brute of a delivery from Finn, Brownlie ducks and gloves it to gully. He was trying to sway inside it but the delivery followed him and he couldn't get the hands out of the way, it rapped the gloves and looped to Bell in the gully for a simple chance 144/4
    50.4 plays forward just outside off, get a thick edge and it's taken at slip by Trott. Just slid on and didn't turn at all, Guptill played inside it hoping for some spin but it didn't arrive and it presented a simple chance to slip 153/5
    57.5 sharp reflex catch! Broad aims for the yorker, McCullum tries to drive straight, hits the bottom of the bat, goes low to Broad and he dives to his left and plucks it inches off the ground 162/7
    64.4 but this time the edge finds Trott at slip and the catch is taken well with two hands by his left boot, a good grab. It was tossed up again just outside off, drawing Southee forward, he chose to try and block it again, the delivery went straight on and caught the outside edge where a third healthy nick finally finds the fielder 218/8
    68.3 forward again just outside off and snapped up at silly point that is a fine catch with one hand. In identical fashion to the first innings, Bracewell gets beaten by the turn, it comes off the pad, deflects off the face of the bat and is taken really well down low by Ian Bell with his right hand, a much stiffer chance than in the first dig 220/9
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    76.3 and that will do it! Edged and taken by Prior, a full ball on the off stump, just left Boult a little as he played forward, he got a thick edge and Prior took the simple chance to his right-hand side, pace does the trick in the end 220/10
    14 (b 2, lb 11, w 1)
    220 all out (76.3 Overs, RR: 2.87, 328 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (PG Fulton, 7.3 ov), 2-40 (KS Williamson, 14.3 ov), 3-65 (HD Rutherford, 20.2 ov), 4-144 (DG Brownlie, 43.5 ov), 5-153 (MJ Guptill, 50.4 ov), 6-154 (LRPL Taylor, 52.1 ov), 7-162 (BB McCullum, 57.5 ov), 8-218 (TG Southee, 64.4 ov), 9-220 (DAJ Bracewell, 68.3 ov), 10-220 (TA Boult, 76.3 ov)
    JM Anderson11.342812.4300
    SCJ Broad11.032622.3600
    GP Swann32.0129062.8100
    ST Finn19.056213.2610
    JE Root3.02100.3300

Close of Play

  • Fri, 24 May - day 1 - no play
  • Sat, 25 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 337/7 (MJ Prior 38*, GP Swann 21*, 94 ov)
  • Sun, 26 May - day 3 - England 2nd innings 116/1 (AN Cook 88*, IJL Trott 11*, 41 ov)
  • Mon, 27 May - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 158/6 (BB McCullum 0*, TG Southee 4*, 54.4 ov)
  • Tue, 28 May - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 220 (76.3 ov) - end of match

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