Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
97(97) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 0 21 4 13
JDP Oram
101(121) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 4 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O22.3
M4
R69
W5
Eco3.06
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O28.2
M12
R55
W4
Eco1.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Are they looking at the light? Yes, Bucknor's having a look. And, yes, that's it - the match is drawn. Vettori and Vaughan shake hands, and they all wander off to the pavilion. So honours remain even after the first Test, but its fair to say New Zealand will take more from it than England. Oram's hundred today was superb, as was McCullum's 97 on the first day and the fact he returned to bat after the blow to the arm showed New Zealand's intent. Daniel Vettori's five-for was also special and on the whole it was a fine showing from the visitors, apart from the continued concerns over their top order.

From England's point of view, Vaughan's hundred was a pleasing return to form as was the opening partnership between Strauss and Cook. The bowlers had all their moments, but at times there was a lack of bite. Will be interesting to see what they do for the next Test.

That match takes place at Old Trafford, starting on Friday, so not much time for the two side's to gather their thoughts.

The Man of the Match has been given to Vettori for his 5 for 69, alongside an important 48 in the first innings. A good game for the captain.

Well, that's it from us from this match - we hope you've enjoyed our commentary over the past five days, in between the rain and wind and near-zero temperatures. From Andrew McGlashan, Brydon Coverdale and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye and we'll see you on Friday.

86.2
0
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run, good line and length just outside the off stump which is left alone
86.1
0
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run, on middle stump, flicked to mid-on. Monty fields

END OF OVER:
86 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 269/6

  • DL Vettori0 (2b)
  • DR Flynn29 (116b)
  • JM Anderson19-5-64-2
  • RJ Sidebottom21-4-65-2
85.6
0
Anderson to Vettori, no run, on leg stump, Anderson roars a massive appeal but it's ignored by Bucknor. Not a bad shout but the swing saved Vettori
85.5
0
Anderson to Vettori, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

Here comes Daniel Vettori. The crowd are still hanging around, though not many of them. A couple of hundred, I'd wager. England are in a huddle and Vettori's taking guard...but England aren't moving from the huddle. Ah yes, they are now...looks like they're trying to persuade Mr Vettori to call it off

85.4
W
Anderson to McCullum, OUT, great ball, outswinger and Anderson draws the outside edge from McCullum who has tried to drive at it. Well bowled
85.3
0
Anderson to McCullum, no run, wider outside off and McCullum leaves it alone

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
97(97) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 0 21 4 13
JDP Oram
101(121) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 4 4 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O22.3
M4
R69
W5
Eco3.06
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O28.2
M12
R55
W4
Eco1.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF