• BATSMEN
    R
    M
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    69.4 that's a stunner at first slip, Taylor with his shades again, angling away from him, expansive drive from Strauss, edge taken and Taylor pulls off a low catch to his left, he's moved quick and latched on, fine innings from Strauss but is there a twist in the tale? 235/3
    20.5 and that's the breakthrough. Vettori strikes! Is that the opening NZ were looking for? Slightly short again but he's extracted good bounce here, inside edge onto the thigh pad, bobs up to Marshall at short leg and he's lapped it up, that's No.1 for NZ 60/1
    50.2 Now then! Now then! full and outside off, probing line that and Martin gets his reward, late swing there, Vaughan goes for the full-blooded drive but snicks through to the keeper, that's a comfortable catch for McCullum and New Zealand are ecstatic, they so desperately needed that 150/2
    72.2 Have they got him? Worked to the leg side and they think of two, Martin rips in another accurate through to the keeper and he's short this time, it's referred to the third umpire but he has to go, now then, now then, is the cat among the pigeons? 248/4
    not out
    21
    69
    42
    4
    0
    50.00
    not out
    24
    56
    56
    2
    0
    42.85
    Extras
    25 (b 9, lb 10, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    294/4 (88 Overs, 347 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin13.014513.4602
    KD Mills6.001702.8302
    DL Vettori35.0711113.1702
    IE O'Brien20.026213.1000
    JM How1.00404.0000
    JDP Oram13.013602.7600
    Fall of wickets:1-60 (AN Cook, 20.5 ov), 2-150 (MP Vaughan, 50.2 ov), 3-235 (AJ Strauss, 69.4 ov), 4-248 (KP Pietersen, 72.2 ov)

Close of Play

  • Fri, 23 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 202/4 (LRPL Taylor 67*, JDP Oram 22*, 54 ov)
  • Sat, 24 May - day 2 - England 1st innings 152/4 (KP Pietersen 22*, IR Bell 4*, 59 ov)
  • Sun, 25 May - day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/1 (AJ Strauss 27*, MP Vaughan 12*, 27 ov)
  • Mon, 26 May - day 4 - England 2nd innings 294/4 (88 ov) - end of match

Match Notes