Player of the Match
Player of the Match

England underway with a fairly comfortable 32-run win, New Zealand never recovering from a sluggish start, although you wonder what might have happened had Jacob Oram come in with more on the board. For England, the difference when they batted was the over when Dimitri Mascarenhas thumped four successive sixes off Jeetan Patel, reigniting the innings and setting them on their way to a formidable score.

We are all back again in two days time, so join us then. In the meantime, from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

19.2
W
Sidebottom to Oram, OUT, and that's that .. Oram again leans back and looks to thump it over long-off but he doesn't clear Ian Bell who holds onto one that was really flzzing

JDP Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 61 (47m 40b 7x4 2x6) SR: 152.50

19.1
4
Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR runs, powerful shot, leans back and thumps that to the right of long-on

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | NZ: 148/9 (37 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.78, RRR: 37.00)

  • Chris Martin5 (6b)
  • Jacob Oram57 (38b)
  • James Anderson4-0-31-1
  • Stuart Broad4-0-25-1
18.6
0
Anderson to Martin, no run, full toss, pushed to long-on and neither batsman shows any interest in the single ... which means that New Zealand need 37 off the final six balls.
18.5
1
Anderson to Oram, 1 run, steered to deep backward point
18.4
4
Anderson to Oram, FOUR runs, inside edge to fine leg, Sidebottom chases and flicks the ball back a foot inside the rope ... or does he ... the third umpire looks ... and looks ... the crowd hoot ... and four is given. Sidebottom gives a wry smile and shakes his head
18.3
0
Anderson to Oram, no run, driven to deep cover and another single is turned down. That's hushed the crowd who've been in good spirits
18.3
1w
Anderson to Oram, 1 wide, fired in at his feet, it passes tow or three inches wide of leg stump as Oram heads to the off and is called a wide
18.2
0
Anderson to Oram, no run, wide and full, Oram chops down and squirts the ball to third man ... and turns down the single
18.1
1
Anderson to Martin, 1 run, back and turned to midwicket, a crazy run - they have no option - but they get away with it as the throw at the bowler's end is wild and wide

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | NZ: 141/9 (44 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 22.00)

  • Chris Martin4 (4b)
  • Jacob Oram52 (34b)
  • Stuart Broad4-0-25-1
  • James Anderson3-0-24-1
17.6
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run, pushed to long-on and once more Martin pinches the strike
17.5
1
Broad to Oram, 1 run, slow, wide and a full toss, Oram has to reach so far that he has to take his bottom hand off the bat as he guides it to wide third man
17.4
0
Broad to Oram, no run, a much slower delivery foxes Oram
17.3
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run, pusshed gently to mid-on, Martin sets off, Oram hesitates, the bowler and batsman get tangled, a shy at the stumps misses ... all the fun of the fair
17.2
1
Broad to Oram, 1 run, Oram leans back but doesn't get enough power into the shot and only a single to long-on
17.1
1
Broad to Martin, 1 run, back, a thick edge down to third man gets Oram back on strike

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 136/9 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 16.33)

  • Chris Martin1 (1b)
  • Jacob Oram50 (31b)
  • James Anderson3-0-24-1
  • Luke Wright1-0-13-0
16.6
1
Anderson to Martin, 1 run, pushed into the off side, no follow through, and they take the single. That is a sign that even Oram accepts the game is up.

Martin comes out to bat without a runner ... and despite his injury he jogs to the middle!

16.5
W
Anderson to Patel, OUT, full, straight, and Patel, who has repeatedly been stepping to leg, misses and loses his off stump

JS Patel b Anderson 5 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Warm applause for a super fifty ...

16.4
1
Anderson to Oram, 1 run, full toss driven to long-on, Patel wanted a second but Oram was not interested
16.3
4
Anderson to Oram, FOUR runs, wide and swinging wider, Oram gets a thick edge and four to third man

two balls used for one run ... Oram will have to take risks to keep on strike as he is the one threat to England

16.2
1
Anderson to Patel, 1 run, full and outside off, Patel chops down and takes the single to deep cover
16.1
0
Anderson to Patel, no run, Patel goes too far to leg, Anderson holds his line and Patel is left stretching at air

Anderson comes on. Oram needs to get on strike.

END OF OVER:
16 | 13 Runs | NZ: 129/8 (56 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.06, RRR: 14.00)

  • Jacob Oram45 (29b)
  • Jeetan Patel4 (2b)
  • Luke Wright1-0-13-0
  • Paul Collingwood1-0-15-1
15.6
0
Wright to Oram, no run, super end to the over, up in the blockhole and he can do no more than dig the ball back to Wright
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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd1LRPL TaylorJD Ryder
3rd28JM HowJD Ryder
4th2SB StyrisJD Ryder
5th15SB StyrisPG Fulton
6th6JDP OramPG Fulton
7th20JDP OramKD Mills
8th12JDP OramTG Southee
9th33JDP OramJS Patel
10th17CS MartinJDP Oram