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    112.3 what a ripper from Prior, one-handed leaping take at full stretch down the leg side, Fulton flicking a thin edge, and would have thought it was far enough from the keeper to be safe, wasn't to be, he'd gone nowhere this morning Fulton, and England have done all the running 297/4
    26.4 he's thrown it away, what a waste with lunch beckoning, widish delivery, but not short enough, Rutherford slashes, and a delighted Cook is in the way of the thick edge at first slip 79/1
    94.4 that is the breakthrough, Anderson with the wicket-taking delivery, angled in, fullish length, KW not as forward as he would have liked to be, in fact, he's just half-forwardish, the ball moves away to take the edge through to a diving Prior's right 260/2
    105.6 Taylor has given it away with too much eagerness, he was thrusting forward trying to score almost every delivery, tried to turn it to leg and has ended up popping back a leading edge to the bowler, reward for Panesar for flighting it again 289/3
    137.4 not the best delivery Anderson's bowled, short, wide, but he's cut it straight and low to backward point 373/6
    132.4 Trott has his fourth Test wicket, he's sent back the dangerous McCullum, who went to drive a pitched up delivery, but only edged with the slight away swing through to Prior, standing up 365/5
    152.2 Finn has his fifth, appeal for a catch down the leg side, and England review the not-out call from umpire Reiffel, Cook looked especially convinced, Watling tried to flick a length ball that was headed down leg, and Prior was around to collect, HotSpot shows a faint inside edge, and New Zealand are nine down 443/9
    148.2 wicket for England early after tea, and Southee's important cameo is over, makes room to steer a short ball over slip, finds the keeper 424/7
    150.4 Finn has one more, his fourth, Martin forward to defend a length ball, some extra bounce, and edge travels decently to second slip 436/8
    not out
    2
    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    152.3 that is the end, it has come swiftly after tea, Boult gone first ball, tries to steer it past gully, and Compton takes a diving catch 443/10
    Extras
    9 (b 4, nb 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    443 all out (152.3 Overs, 634 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    JM Anderson30.087922.63
    SCJ Broad30.069403.13
    ST Finn37.3812563.33
    MS Panesar47.01712312.61
    IJL Trott6.03911.50
    JE Root2.01502.50
    Fall of wickets:1-79 (HD Rutherford, 26.4 ov), 2-260 (KS Williamson, 94.4 ov), 3-289 (LRPL Taylor, 105.6 ov), 4-297 (PG Fulton, 112.3 ov), 5-365 (BB McCullum, 132.4 ov), 6-373 (DG Brownlie, 137.4 ov), 7-424 (TG Southee, 148.2 ov), 8-436 (BP Martin, 150.4 ov), 9-443 (BJ Watling, 152.2 ov), 10-443 (TA Boult, 152.3 ov)
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    2.1 uh oh, third batsman to have been strangled down leg today, harmless length ball going down leg, Cook wants to nudge it on its way, and a thin edge is snapped up by Watling, HotSpot confirms the slight connection 8/1
    27.6 huge shout for lbw, two sounds, umpire Reiffel says no, New Zealand will have a review, and Compton is in trouble, good length delivery angled in, the question is whether it was pad first, replays show it was, and they also show it is hitting middle and leg midway, the second sound could have been bat hitting pad on the forward defensive, not sure if bat hit ball, but that doesn't matter now, early strike for New Zealand 61/3
    15.5 swings in and hits him on the pad, that looked plumb, and umpire Reiffel gave it immediately, Trott goes for a review, major point is where it pitched, it pitched in line on a length, and then changed direction alarmingly to strike him in front of middle and leg, that was crashing into leg stump 44/2
    33.3 there is that incoming delivery, after so many wide ones, that has taken Bell by surprise, and umpire Reiffel has no issues with that, the batsman confer about it, and decide against the review, good length, angled in, nips in after pitching, strikes Bell above the knee roll as he is caught in the crease, you think that could have been worth a review for the height, need replays, which show it is clipping the top of leg, the decision would have stayed 65/4
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    4
    0
    25.56
    89.2 that'll be the end, Root has hacked awkwardly at a length ball, missed and Southee has disturbed the off stump 204/10
    36.5 another shout for lbw, they are hitting the pads regularly this morning, umpire Reiffel not convinced this time, New Zealand review, and Bairstow will be on his way, that pitched in line with middle and leg, and straightened enough to be hitting off and middle 72/5
    79.2 Prior is gone, he's seen another wide ball and gone after it, only to squirt it straight to point, falls just before the second new ball is due 173/6
    84.5 gone this time, has another drive at a full away swinging delivery around off, and it flies straight to cover 200/7
    88.2 edged, and Finn's stay is cut short by Ross Taylor at first slip, pushes forward to defend a length ball with an angled bat, and a tumbling Taylor takes the edge, maiden five-for for Trent Boult 200/8
    88.5 Boult is on fire, and he is slicing through England, Anderson pinned on the crease with a short of a length ball that holds its line, and a healthy edge is snapped up by the keeper to his left 204/9
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    2 (w 2)
    TOTAL
    204 all out (89.2 Overs, 371 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    TA Boult25.096862.72
    TG Southee23.294431.88
    N Wagner15.033612.40
    BP Martin26.0105602.15
    Fall of wickets:1-8 (AN Cook, 2.1 ov), 2-44 (IJL Trott, 15.5 ov), 3-61 (NRD Compton, 27.6 ov), 4-65 (IR Bell, 33.3 ov), 5-72 (JM Bairstow, 36.5 ov), 6-173 (MJ Prior, 79.2 ov), 7-200 (SCJ Broad, 84.5 ov), 8-200 (ST Finn, 88.2 ov), 9-204 (JM Anderson, 88.5 ov), 10-204 (JE Root, 89.2 ov)
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    52.2 the man is finally gone after batting for around twelve hours this game, mistimes a pull and sends it straight to long on 199/5
    1.3 Broad needs three deliveries to strike, he's squeezed extra bounce out of this pitch with the effort ball, it has arrived chest height at Rutherford, and he's fended it in the air for gully to trot in and take the dolly 4/1
    4.4 Williamson's played on, holding its line and bouncing outside off, KW pushing at it from the crease, and chopping it on off the toe end, Anderson breaks into a relieved smile before going back to grimace in the huddle 5/2
    7.6 that is plumb, and Broad is on fire, and Taylor is having a review of the lbw decision from umpire Reiffel, good length, coming in, past the defensive push, strikes him in front of middle and would have hit middle and leg, Taylor walks off before official word is in, because he'd seen the replays on the big screen 8/3
    35.3 what an outstanding running catch from Bell, Brownlie stepped out but was not to the pitch, went through with a half-hearted lofted shot, hit it high in the air, looked like it would land safely, but Bell ran back a long distance from mid on, and took it over his shoulder, goes down tumbling with the effort 82/4
    not out
    67
    53
    5
    3
    126.41
    57.2 Watling departs, slog-sweeps, gets it high in the air and deep midwicket does very well to judge the take, that stayed in flight for a long time 241/6
    Extras
    14 (b 4, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    241/6d (57.2 Overs, 264 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    JM Anderson17.065913.47
    SCJ Broad17.055423.17
    ST Finn13.015714.38
    MS Panesar9.245325.67
    IJL Trott1.00404.00
    Fall of wickets:1-4 (HD Rutherford, 1.3 ov), 2-5 (KS Williamson, 4.4 ov), 3-8 (LRPL Taylor, 7.6 ov), 4-82 (DG Brownlie, 35.3 ov), 5-199 (PG Fulton, 52.2 ov), 6-241 (BJ Watling, 57.2 ov)
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    48.3 oh dear, Alastair Cook, that slow but sure destroyer of the world's best attacks, has fallen to the part-timer Williamson, he was looking more often than not to play outside off to KW, who floated this one up, Cook could not resist the drive, and the thick edge flew to Brownlie, who did extremely well to hang on to it at second slip 90/3
    1.3 that is first strike for New Zealand, Southee on a good length, just outside off, straightening again, Compton half forward to push at it, and a thin edge is through to Watling, umpire Tucker asks umpire Reiffel at square leg whether it carried and raises the finger upon receiving confirmation 2/1
    23.4 huge wicket, Wagner strikes now, from round the stumps, angled in wide, and straightens, Trott decides to reach out and go for the drive, and the edge goes to Watling 60/2
    110.3 New Zealand have the massive wicket in the last over before tea, Bell gave a chance last over before lunch, but it wasn't taken, this time Southee has plucked a low chance at third slip as easily as he bowls swing, Wagner squeezing out the push from Bell with a pitched up ball angled in, Bell has to go after playing out half a day worth of overs all by himself 237/7
    52.1 and another wicket for KW, nightwatchman falls to part-timer, goes reaching out to a widish one angled across, and the thick edge settles low into Southee's hands at gully, he is engulfed by fellow members of the close-in crowd 90/4
    80.1 Trent Boult, you beauty, on target first delivery with the second new ball, angled across, good length, pitches just around off, swings in big time, and smacks him plumb in front, they discuss a review, and decide against it, with both reviews left, and a 28-over association at stake, Root walks off, it was that plumb, hitting off, say replays 150/5
    85.5 another edge, and Ross Taylor takes a dolly at first slip, Bairstow pushing at a length ball from the crease, Southee angled it in from wide of the pitch and got it to bounce and straighten a tad, Taylor made sure the bowler's effort did not go waste 159/6
    not out
    110
    182
    20
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    60.43
    139.3 Kane Williamson brings New Zealand back, tossed up, Broad not as much forward as he would have liked to be, outside edge, straight and low to Taylor at first slip 304/8
    139.5 Kane Williamson, you little beauty, what an over this is, angled in, flighted, turns, Anderson pushes, and Taylor plucks another one low to his left at first slip, what a game, what a game 304/9
    not out
    2
    5
    0
    0
    40.00
    Extras
    5 (nb 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    315/9 (143 Overs, 606 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    TA Boult29.0135511.89
    TG Southee30.067722.56
    BP Martin39.0187401.89
    N Wagner25.086122.44
    KS Williamson20.084442.20
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (NRD Compton, 1.3 ov), 2-60 (IJL Trott, 23.4 ov), 3-90 (AN Cook, 48.3 ov), 4-90 (ST Finn, 52.1 ov), 5-150 (JE Root, 80.1 ov), 6-159 (JM Bairstow, 85.5 ov), 7-237 (IR Bell, 110.3 ov), 8-304 (SCJ Broad, 139.3 ov), 9-304 (JM Anderson, 139.5 ov)