Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    60.6 another superb catch, taken low to his left by Collingwood at slip, as Panesar gets one to turn fractionally across How and it takes a thin edge. How stands his ground, frustration not dissent, and then looks to the heavens before slowly heading off 176/4
    13.4 a really good chest-high catch from Cook at gully as that was travelling, and frankly a poor shot. Bell threw the kitchen sink at a half volley but his feet were planted and he only got a thick edge 44/1
    37.3 wide, Fleming leans back and slashes, Cook at gully takes a quite brilliant one-handed catch diving at full stretch to his right 108/2
    46.5 got him! A poor stroke from Sinclair who drove at it too early, the ball looping back to Collingwood who dived forward and to his left to take a tumbling catch. He made it look very easy indeed 129/3
    126.2 the change has worked! Taylor goes to swipe across the line and a top edge loops up and is in the air for a while before Pietersen walks over to take a straightforward catch 425/7
    69.1 got him! Another excellent catch by Cook as Oram drives loosely outside his off stump - his feet planted. The ball flies to Cook's left at gully who dives and takes a fine, two-handed catch 191/5
    88.1 got him! A very wide ball angled across him from Sidebottom, McCullum tried to flay this through the covers but could only toe-end it through to Ambrose who took a simple low catch 277/6
    135.1 goddim! Excellent ball from Collingwood, angling across the left hander who tried to dab it past Strauss, at a wide lone slip, who dived to his right to hold a relatively simple chance 451/8
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    138.2 well bowled and a safe catch from Strauss at first slip. Angling across Patel who drove at it without moving his feet, Strauss taking the edge low to his left 470/9
    138.3 got him, cleaned him up! Full, straight and Martin completely missed it - his off stump cartwheeling backwards to end New Zealand's innings 470/10
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 6, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    470 all out (138.3 Overs, RR: 3.39, 575 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (MD Bell, 13.4 ov), 2-108 (SP Fleming, 37.3 ov), 3-129 (MS Sinclair, 46.5 ov), 4-176 (JM How, 60.6 ov), 5-191 (JDP Oram, 69.1 ov), 6-277 (BB McCullum, 88.1 ov), 7-425 (LRPL Taylor, 126.2 ov), 8-451 (DL Vettori, 135.1 ov), 9-470 (JS Patel, 138.2 ov), 10-470 (CS Martin, 138.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom34.389042.6003
    MJ Hoggard26212214.6900
    SJ Harmison2339714.2110
    MS Panesar371010112.7200
    PD Collingwood1524222.8000
    KP Pietersen311113.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    111.3 punched out off the back foot 230/5
    61.5 got him! Vaughan goes! Patel drifts that one in off the seam, Vaughan presses forward and sends a thick edge through from a forward defensive, the batsman stands there for a while even after McCullum has caught it 130/3
    111.5 a rare glimpse of swing from Oram, the ball bending back into the right hander who clips it to short midwicket 233/5
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    73.3 oh yes, flighted and full, Strauss goes to drive, the ball dips and rips out of the footmarks between bat and pad and clatters into his stumps 159/4
    115.2 GONE! Pietersen took half a step down the pitch, bat-padding this away but the ball ballooned back to Vettori who dives to his left and takes a very fine catch 245/6
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    96.3 Bell's gone just before tea! Superb delivery Mills, the ball pitching on a good length outside off, nipping back some, hitting Bell's pad and then crashing on to off and middle stumps as the batsman tried in vain to defend 203/5
    118.1 wide of the off stump. Ambrose ignores it 250/6
    118.5 well back in his crease, Ambrose defends off the back foot 250/6
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    118.5 well back in his crease, Ambrose defends off the back foot 250/6
    173.1 at last, it's straight and through a limp poke, and although he is forward Daryl Harper has seen enough and gives him out to the relief of most people on the ground 348/10
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 1, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    348 all out (173.1 Overs, RR: 2.00, 666 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-84 (AN Cook, 36.2 ov), 2-86 (MJ Hoggard, 38.3 ov), 3-130 (MP Vaughan, 61.5 ov), 4-159 (AJ Strauss, 73.3 ov), 5-203 (IR Bell, 96.3 ov), 6-245 (KP Pietersen, 115.2 ov), 7-335 (PD Collingwood, 159.3 ov), 8-347 (TR Ambrose, 166.3 ov), 9-347 (SJ Harmison, 166.4 ov), 10-348 (MS Panesar, 173.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin32156021.8700
    KD Mills21.166122.8800
    JS Patel431410732.4801
    JDP Oram2192711.2800
    DL Vettori56178821.5705
  • BATSMEN
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    27.3 got him! What a catch from Hoggard at deep midwicket. It was on his toes and How clipped it with great timing and it appeared to be sailing for six until Hoggard, running to his left on the boundary, leapt up high and took it with both hands, almost behind him. A wonderful catch 99/2
    0.3 gone! After two leg-side deliveries Sidebottom finds the spot on off stump, angling across the right hander who prods forward without great conviction. A touch of extra bounce, the ball clips the outside edge and loops through to Ambrose who takes it low 1/1
    29.6 gone! Cook's pulled off another good catch diving away to his left at gully as Fleming drove uppishly, attempting another extra cover drive, but he wasn't to the pitch of the ball. Good, low catch by Cook 109/3
    31.1 this is a quite memorable catch from Cook. Another one! Sinclair drove at a wideish delivery, the ball flying high to Cook's left at tremendous pace. He took off and snaffled it with two hands at full stretch - an absolute corker 115/5
    30.3 another one falls! Tossed up by Panesar, McCullum goes for a huge slog-sweep but top-edges it to deep midwicket. Strauss runs around and circles beneath it, clinging onto an excellent catch on the run 110/4
    38.4 got him! Tossed up by Panesar, well above Taylor's eyesight who drove at it horribly loosely. With one hand off the bat, he got a leading edge and Monty took the simplest of catches straight in front of his face 119/7
    31.2 GONE! Trapped in front. Oram's feet were concreted to the crease and he was absolutely plumb - and that's Sidebottom's fifth wicket and his hat-trick. This game is turning, and how! 115/6
    53.4 outside off, and an ugly swish loops into into the covers where Cook runs back seven or eights yards to hold a simple catch. Not really short enough for that shot and his entertaining cameo comes to and end 173/9
    44.3 that's dead! Awful shot from Mills, falling victim to over confidence and trying to sweep this well-flighted ball on middle stump 141/8
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    Extras
    5 (lb 5)
    TOTAL
    177/9d (55 Overs, RR: 3.21, 240 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MD Bell, 0.3 ov), 2-99 (JM How, 27.3 ov), 3-109 (SP Fleming, 29.6 ov), 4-110 (BB McCullum, 30.3 ov), 5-115 (MS Sinclair, 31.1 ov), 6-115 (JDP Oram, 31.2 ov), 7-119 (LRPL Taylor, 38.4 ov), 8-141 (KD Mills, 44.3 ov), 9-173 (DL Vettori, 53.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom1744962.8800
    MJ Hoggard1232902.4100
    PD Collingwood612003.3300
    SJ Harmison402406.0000
    MS Panesar1625033.1200
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    125.3 on the legs and turned round the corner to fine leg 273/6
    125.4 warded off by getting on the front foot to defend 273/6
    125.4 warded off by getting on the front foot to defend 273/6
    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
    Extras
    11 (b 4, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin1343332.5300
    KD Mills1341641.2303
    JDP Oram42210.5000
    DL Vettori1461611.1404
    JS Patel1123913.5400

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

Match Notes

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd5MP VaughanAJ Strauss
3rd1AJ StraussKP Pietersen
4th5IR BellKP Pietersen
5th29PD CollingwoodIR Bell
6th1IR BellTR Ambrose
7th0RJ SidebottomIR Bell
8th7MJ HoggardIR Bell
9th10SJ HarmisonIR Bell
10th33IR BellMS Panesar
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