• BATSMEN
    R
    M
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    84.5 pushes at this outside off and edged and taken, so New Zealand do take something with them to the close, Cook might have been able to leave it but tried to play towards the covers off the back foot and got a decent edge low to Watling's left who claimed a good catch with two hands diving forward 231/1
    117
    416
    310
    12
    0
    37.74
    103.1 full, Compton gets outside the line, struck on the pad, big shout and given out lbw. read the line all wrong their Compton. That didn't really swing, Compton just, for some reason having batted for so long, got too off side of it and couldn't get the bat down in time, caught in front of middle and leg 265/2
    56
    286
    203
    5
    0
    27.58
    152.4 Finn slogs sweep and misses and is trapped in front what a poor way to go after such resolute defence, a great effort as nightwatchman. Just another straight ball but Finn decided to try and whack it over the leg side, a very unusual choice given we're just back after tea, missed completely, he was in front of middle 386/5
    52
    124
    94
    8
    0
    55.31
    132.6 leading edge and taken by the bowler a very good grab jumping high to his right with one hand. Misjudgment from Trott, trying to work a back of a length ball on off stump to leg, he played across it and it came off a leading edge and nearly evaded Wagner until he leapt and took a good catch 355/3
    140.5 length ball, Pietersen plays across it and nicks it behind! Wagner's got him again. Another failure for Pietersen who played a long way away from his body and got a thin inside edge aiming towards midwicket but it was a nothing shot 367/4
    not out
    26
    113
    84
    4
    0
    30.95
    153.6 push into the covers, they call for a quick single, direct hit from cover and that's out. A stupid single, what was Bell thinking, great fielding though, a slide and throw 390/6
    not out
    23
    65
    50
    3
    0
    46.00
    Extras
    19 (b 6, lb 11, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    421/6 (170 Overs, RR: 2.47, 696 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-231 (AN Cook, 84.5 ov), 2-265 (NRD Compton, 103.1 ov), 3-355 (IJL Trott, 132.6 ov), 4-367 (KP Pietersen, 140.5 ov), 5-386 (ST Finn, 152.4 ov), 6-390 (JE Root, 153.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee36.089402.6101
    TA Boult35.0124911.4000
    N Wagner43.0914133.2710
    BP Martin44.0139012.0400
    KS Williamson12.033002.5000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 6 Mar - day 1 - no play
  • Thu, 7 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 131/0 (PG Fulton 46*, HD Rutherford 77*, 42 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 402/7 (BB McCullum 44*, BP Martin 17*, 108 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 234/1 (NRD Compton 102*, ST Finn 0*, 87 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 421/6 (170 ov) - end of match

Match Notes