• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    68
    190
    131
    9
    0
    51.90
    43.4 Broad comes wider on the crease this time and it does the job. He's angled it in to How, the ball straightened a fraction off the seam and How tried to whip it through midwicket, got a leading edge and it was snapped up by Cook at third slip moving to his right. Great bowling, good catch, and England are really in with a chance now 115/4
    20.2 some extra bounce now from Anderson outside off stump and Redmond, who had looked comfortable this morning, doesn't adjust. He tries to defend but gets a thick edge, high on the bat and Strauss takes a comfortable catch at first slip 47/1
    23.1 immediately Sidebottom finds some swing with the changed ball and it surprises Marshall. Sidebottom pitched it in line, it swung back into the batsman and would probably have struck leg stump. Bucknor says yes, Sidebottom says thank goodness they changed the ball, and New Zealand are in trouble 52/2
    34.6 gone! Monty strikes in his first over, a very full ball dipping under Taylor's eyes and he's struck in line with middle. Huge appeal and finally Panesar gets a decision as Taufel raises the finger, but Taylor doesn't look happy. Replays suggest he might have squeezed the ball. Another wobble for New Zealand. 99/3
    85.4 great ball, outswinger and Anderson draws the outside edge from McCullum who has tried to drive at it. Well bowled 269/6
    not out
    29
    174
    118
    2
    0
    24.57
    101
    132
    121
    15
    2
    83.47
    82.1 and that's the end of a terrific innings. Sidebottom fooled him with one that pitched just outside off, nipped back slightly and it's through Oram's defences and clips the very top of off stump. Great ball, it was a little mini-battle between Sidebottom and Oram. Oram has saved his team though with a great knock 252/5
    not out
    0
    5
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    10 (b 4, lb 5, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    269/6 (86.2 Overs, RR: 3.11, 365 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (AJ Redmond, 20.2 ov), 2-52 (JAH Marshall, 23.1 ov), 3-99 (LRPL Taylor, 34.6 ov), 4-115 (JM How, 43.4 ov), 4-120 (BB McCullum, 47.2 ov), 5-252 (JDP Oram, 82.1 ov), 6-269 (BB McCullum, 85.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom21.246523.0400
    JM Anderson19.056423.3600
    SCJ Broad17.045413.1701
    MS Panesar24.085612.3300
    KP Pietersen5.002104.2000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 208/6 (JDP Oram 23*, DL Vettori 5*, 52.1 ov)
  • Fri, 16 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 68/0 (AJ Strauss 24*, AN Cook 43*, 21.3 ov)
  • Sat, 17 May - day 3 - England 1st innings 89/0 (AJ Strauss 31*, AN Cook 53*, 30.2 ov)
  • Sun, 18 May - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 40/0 (JM How 26*, AJ Redmond 14*, 15 ov)
  • Mon, 19 May - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 269/6 (86.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes