Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Fleming
59(72) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 2 4 0 0 8
AJ Strauss
177(343) 25x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 4 8 1 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O45.0
M6
R158
W4
Eco3.51
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O21.4
M6
R47
W7
Eco2.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Everyone shakes hands and Sidebottom and Panesar take a stump each as they all head off to warm applause, met at the boundary edge by the New Zealand side. Southee finishes unbeaten on 77 off 40 balls with nine sixes - only four men have hit more in a Test innings.

As England get back inside their dressing room it's more relief than out-and-out celebration at the series win. But the beers came out and the smiles gradually start to show.

Presentations to follow when everyone has got their breath back ... and while we wait, congratulations to Jenny Thompson who was getting married while that onslaught was taking place.

Man of the Match is Ryan Sidebottom ... and also Man of the Series for his 24 wickets at 17.08, more than double the next highest wicket-taker. Sorry about the lack of comments etc but the host broadcaster has decided not to cover them so we cannot hear what is being said!

From Martin Williamson and Andrew McGlashan, it's good afternoon and thanks for joining us. We will be back in six weeks time for the resumption of the England-New Zealand Tests at Lord's on May 15.

118.5
W
Sidebottom to Martin, OUT, full and speared in through a non-existent defence, the off stump goes cartwheeling and that's the end of a thoroughly entertaining post-lunch half hour and of the match
118.4
0
Sidebottom to Martin, no run, again he is beaten outside the off stump. Martin is like a moth to a flame, he simply cannot resist the urge to nibble even though her knows no good can come of it
118.3
0
Sidebottom to Martin, no run, too wide and left

Sorry about not publishing feedback but it's as much as I can do to keep up!

118.2
0
Sidebottom to Martin, no run, back of a length outside off, Martin spars and misses

"Wow! Southee now has more runs than Martin in Test cricket - and he's played one Test to Martin's 40!" mails Troy.

Everyone comes in for the less able Martin ...

118.1
1
Sidebottom to Southee, 1 run, yorker driven with an open face on the bounce to Panesar at long-off

England are not seeing the funny side of this ... Panesar is hit out of the attack.

END OF OVER:
118 | 14 Runs | NZ: 430/9

  • TG Southee76 (39b)
  • CS Martin5 (17b)
  • SCJ Broad32-10-78-2
  • MS Panesar46-17-126-6
117.6
0
Broad to Southee, 1 bye, down the leg side, a good slower ball, he misses and the plan is shredded because Ambrose lets the ball through his legs and they run the bye

Everyone saving the single ...

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Fleming
59(72) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 2 4 0 0 8
AJ Strauss
177(343) 25x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 4 8 1 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O45.0
M6
R158
W4
Eco3.51
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Sidebottom
O21.4
M6
R47
W7
Eco2.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF