Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
53(94) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
TR Ambrose
102(149) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MR Gillespie
O20.0
M2
R79
W4
Eco3.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O20.0
M4
R73
W5
Eco3.65
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Sidebottom holds on to the ball, as well he might after his five wickets, and leads England off. McCullum heads back after a spirited innings but he needed partners, and once Daniel Vettori had gone in the second over of the day, the writing was on the wall.

Well, thanks for joining us for what was an entertaining contest. We now get all of five days respite before we start all over again in Napier on Easter Saturday for the third and final Test with everything to play for. From Will Luke, Andrew McGlashan, Jenny Thompson and me, Martin Williamson, it's good afternoon and goodbye.

100.3
W
Panesar to McCullum, OUT, two steps down the track, he shapes to slam the ball over long-on but not enough elevation and Sidebottom, a few yards in from the rope, just waits and pouches a straightforward catch before setting off on a victory jog

No wickets to spin in this Test so far ... can Panesar take the 40th wicket and end the drought?

100.2
0
Panesar to McCullum, no run, defended again, very watchful

No wickets to spin in this Test so far ... can Panesar take the 40th wicket and end the drought?

100.1
0
Panesar to McCullum, no run, pushed into the off side

Out goes the field to give McCullum any single he cares to take.

END OF OVER:
100 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 311/9

  • BB McCullum85 (113b)
  • JM Anderson15-2-57-2
  • MS Panesar21-1-53-0

Anderson has bowled a super line in his two overs and you suspected that it was a matter of time with Gillespie on strike. Out strides Chris Martin.

99.6
W
Anderson to Gillespie, OUT, it's been coming ... Anderson produces another probing delivery on off stump, Gillespie plays a leaden-footed poke and Ambrose holds a thin but very distinct nick
99.5
0
Anderson to Gillespie, no run, fuller, pushed defensively into the leg side and mid-on trolls up and fields
99.4
0
Anderson to Gillespie, no run, oh yes, outside off and moving off the seam, simply too good for a No.10

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
53(94) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
TR Ambrose
102(149) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MR Gillespie
O20.0
M2
R79
W4
Eco3.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O20.0
M4
R73
W5
Eco3.65
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF