• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    17.5 well well, he was looking so good, but Bell has gone! Good ball from Southee, genuine outswing and extra bounce as well. Bell was looking to run it through the slips but got the thinnest of nicks through to the keeper 81/3
    8.5 top catch...that was only a matter of time, short ball and Wright latches onto a pull but hits it straight at short midwicket where Ross Taylor holds onto a stinging catch...Wright will actually feel that's the best he's hit one today, but it was within Taylor's range and he pulled off a blinder 41/1
    9.3 gone! huge wicket for New Zealand, Pietersen falls for a duck as he goes for a pull but the ball wasn't as short as he thought and was wider outside off stump. he gets a big top edge which goes miles into the sky, Tim Southee steadies himself at mid-on and takes a good catch. New Zealand on top. 44/2
    37.2 gone, and what a disappointing way to go after playing so well as Bopara chips a catch to mid-on. Looks as though it was a slower ball and he played too early, credit to the bowler there. End of a nice innings from Bopara at a crucial time 176/5
    21.6 that's a massive breakthrough, and very well bowled. Just a hint of movement off the seam, and Collingwood's limp steer through the slips turns into a massive inside-edge onto middle stump 101/4
    run out (Gillespie)
    63
    71
    4
    2
    88.73
    41.4 gone, big wicket and another failure for Ambrose as he picks out deep square-leg with a pull that he never tried to keep down, but didn't hit it hard enough for a six, either 203/6
    44.1 gone, another lazy shot from an England batsman as Swann picks out the squarer of two backward point fielders...a limp effort from Swann when Shah needed some support 219/7
    46.6 gone this time, Broad is the latest to somewhat give his wicket away as he slices his drive to backward point...How makes no mistake this time and England fall away further. 228/9
    not out
    8
    12
    0
    0
    66.66
    49.4 and the innings ends, excellent yorker jabbed into the covers...go for a single which was never on, the ball is lobbed back to Gillespie who calmly takes off the bails 245/10
    Extras
    13 (w 6, nb 3, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    245 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.93)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    KD Mills10.014424.40610
    MR Gillespie9.425826.00310
    TG Southee10.014734.70610
    JDP Oram10.004614.60400
    DL Vettori8.013404.25601
    GD Elliott2.001206.00310
    Fall of wickets:1-41 (LJ Wright, 8.5 ov), 2-44 (KP Pietersen, 9.3 ov), 3-81 (IR Bell, 17.5 ov), 4-101 (PD Collingwood, 21.6 ov), 5-176 (RS Bopara, 37.2 ov), 6-203 (TR Ambrose, 41.4 ov), 7-219 (GP Swann, 44.1 ov), 8-221 (OA Shah, 45.1 ov), 9-228 (SCJ Broad, 46.6 ov), 10-245 (JM Anderson, 49.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    19.6 excellent bowling, and that's a vital breakthrough for England. How strides forward, and succeeds only in chipping the ball straight back to Swann, who flings it away with glee 83/3
    2.2 wide, a swish, and that's massive. McCullum needn't have chased that, it was almost outside the tramlines, but chase it he did, and Swann at slip held a comfortable and crucial edge. That's a huge blow for New Zealand's hopes 7/1
    6.6 oh dear. A super catch from Broad but a wretched shot from Taylor, trying to whack Sidebottom into the deep midwicket stand but he's beaten by pace and can only sky it. Broad, at mid-on, steadies himself to take a comfortable catch 24/2
    run out (Swann/Collingwood)
    69
    87
    8
    0
    79.31
    25.6 gone! another big wicket for Swann as Flynn tries to sweep against the spin and gets a top edge, Ian Bell takes a simple catch at midwicket. The pressure told from a good spell by Swann, the match swings again 106/4
    34.6 gone! what a moment, superb catch at deep square-leg as Oram top-edges a pull and Anderson strikes with his last ball. Alastair Cook, on as sub, took an excellent low, running in and Anderson was pumped 173/5
    43.4 all hell breaks loose here. A massive mid-pitch collision between Elliott and Sidebottom, who was closing in on the ball but running straight at the batsman, and Elliott goes down clutching his thigh. England carry on and throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, and after a long debate, he is given out. 220/8
    38.4 slower ball offcutter, and it does the trick! Beautifully bowled but an even better catch by Bopara, leaping at short midwicket to intercept a lofted on-drive. Suddenly, England are back in the hunt 189/7
    not out
    25
    27
    1
    1
    92.59
    run out (Bell)
    6
    9
    0
    0
    66.66
    not out
    4
    13
    0
    0
    30.76
    Extras
    18 (b 4, w 11, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    246/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.92)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    RJ Sidebottom10.005525.50730
    JM Anderson10.003913.90510
    SCJ Broad10.003903.90620
    LJ Wright2.00804.00400
    GP Swann10.014924.90900
    PD Collingwood7.004015.71510
    RS Bopara1.00909.00110
    Fall of wickets:1-7 (BB McCullum, 2.2 ov), 2-24 (LRPL Taylor, 6.6 ov), 3-83 (JM How, 19.6 ov), 4-106 (DR Flynn, 25.6 ov), 5-173 (JDP Oram, 34.6 ov), 6-178 (SB Styris, 36.5 ov), 7-189 (DL Vettori, 38.4 ov), 8-220 (GD Elliott, 43.4 ov), 9-233 (TG Southee, 46.4 ov)