Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.3 finally a loose shot too many, Cook feels for one that he really should have left, it was that wide, a thin outside edge and McCullum holds the chance and sets off like a man who has just won the lottery ... the rest of the 11-man syndicate mob him 19/1
    7.2 so plumb that Mills didn't even bother to turn round and look at the umpire, instead running down the track and celebrating immediately. Very straight, kept low, the ball nipping back and trapping Vaughan 24/2
    9.3 Mills staying over the wicket - and he's got him! Angled across the left hander who stabs forward and sends a thick edge to McCullum's left who steps to his left and pouches a fast catch with lightning gloves 25/3
    11.3 he's got another one! He's got four! Another LBW, Pietersen shoulders arms not offering a stroke as the ball nipped back in from outside off and hit him on the thigh on his back leg 30/4
    not out
    29.4 bowled him! Gone! Collingwood cuts but is cramped for room and he gets a thick inside edge, knocking over his off stump 59/5
    30.3 bowled him! An absolute firecracker from Martin who pitched it just outside off, the ball cutting back and missing Ambrose's meek forward defence, nicking off the bail of the off stump 60/6
    30.6 lovely delivery outside off, Sidebottom comes forward and prods forward, sending a thin edge through to McCullum 60/7
    38.4 pushed it wide down the channel and tempts Hoggard into the flash away from the body, the ball going off a regulation edge and is snapped up in tidy, non-fuss style to his right 67/8
    42.5 popped outside off, Harmison plays it down to Fleming at slip, it comes low and is about as near as you can get to dropping it, but he manages to juggle the ball on to his body and traps the ball between his left forearm and his left thigh, rolls, and somehow managed to hold it there 77/9
    54.6 that's it! Oram has finished it off, Panesar prodding away defensively, gets the thin edge and McCullum takes the catch 110/10
    11 (b 4, nb 7)
    110 all out (55 Overs, RR: 2.00, 225 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (AN Cook, 3.3 ov), 2-24 (MP Vaughan, 7.2 ov), 3-25 (AJ Strauss, 9.3 ov), 4-30 (KP Pietersen, 11.3 ov), 5-59 (PD Collingwood, 29.4 ov), 6-60 (TR Ambrose, 30.3 ov), 7-60 (RJ Sidebottom, 30.6 ov), 8-67 (MJ Hoggard, 38.4 ov), 9-77 (SJ Harmison, 42.5 ov), 10-110 (MS Panesar, 54.6 ov)
    CS Martin13.043332.5300
    KD Mills13.041641.2303
    JDP Oram4.02210.5000
    DL Vettori14.061611.1404
    JS Patel11.023913.5400

Close of Play

  • Wed, 5 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 282/6 (LRPL Taylor 54*, DL Vettori 4*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 6 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 87/2 (MP Vaughan 44*, AJ Strauss 1*, 41 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Mar - day 3 - England 1st innings 286/6 (PD Collingwood 41*, TR Ambrose 23*, 134 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 147/8 (DL Vettori 13*, JS Patel 6*, 48 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 110 (55 ov) - end of match

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