Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    29.5 got him! Oram has two! A good piece of bowling on the off stump, moving away just a little but Cook's defensive poke was hardly convincing - pushing at it away from his body, and a thin edge through to McCullum 82/2
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    27.2 BOWLED HIM! That's an absolute crackerjack from Oram, angling into Vaughan before straightening, beating Vaughan's forward defensive and clipping the top of his off stump. A wonderful delivery - an unplayable legbreak, effectively 79/1
    36.1 gone! A slower ball and Strauss pushes at it away from his body, the ball looping to point. He was completely done, though it was technically a desperately poor stroke 94/3
    50.3 GONE! what a huge wicket for New Zealand and their dream session continues. Full ball from Gillespie, Pietersen plays all around it and the ball crashes into middle stump. Pietersen looks at the pitch but that had nothing to do with it 136/5
    47.4 gone! top stuff from Martin who follows the inswinger with one which holds its line outside off stump. Bell meets it with a limp push which takes the outside edge, McCullum dives one-handed to his right and this time takes it safely 126/4
    104.1 gone! Full, swinging into Collingwood who's trapped in front 335/8
    94.3 gone this time! A fine ball just outside off, Ambrose prods at it and the ball squirts off a thick outside edge to second slip's left. Good catch by Taylor 300/6
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    97.3 bowled him around his legs! Broad looks quizzical, but the ball brushed his thigh pad and plonked onto his leg stump. Rather unlucky but good, straight bowling from Oram 305/7
    106.5 short of a length, Sidebottom top-edges a pull and Bell takes a fine tumbling catch at mid-on 342/9
    106.6 gone! Down the leg side, it rises on Monty who fends it off his chest through to McCullum 342/10
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    Extras
    28 (b 5, lb 15, nb 8)
    TOTAL
    342 all out (107 Overs, RR: 3.19, 466 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-79 (MP Vaughan, 27.2 ov), 2-82 (AN Cook, 29.5 ov), 3-94 (AJ Strauss, 36.1 ov), 4-126 (IR Bell, 47.4 ov), 5-136 (KP Pietersen, 50.3 ov), 6-300 (TR Ambrose, 94.3 ov), 7-305 (SCJ Broad, 97.3 ov), 8-335 (PD Collingwood, 104.1 ov), 9-342 (RJ Sidebottom, 106.5 ov), 10-342 (MS Panesar, 106.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin2018014.0000
    KD Mills3048622.8601
    MR Gillespie2027943.9501
    JDP Oram29114631.5802
    DL Vettori803103.8700
  • BATSMEN
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    5.6 got him! Anderson on the money once more, the batsman coming forward, driving straight in front of him, the ball catches the outside edge hard and goes on to Strauss who takes a straightforward catch at first slip 9/2
    1.5 cleans him up! Scorcher of a delivery that goes full, pitches in line with middle and swings back out, taking off stump, the batsman playing all around that one 4/1
    37.4 fired across him and this time he does play, trapped in the crease and cuts out to backward point, trying to pull out of the hard shot and pops it over softly. Caught in two minds and caught by Pietersen 102/4
    15.4 goddim! Excellent line just outside off, Sinclair pokes at it and gets a thin edge through to a gleeful to Ambrose 31/3
    43.2 five for Anderson! Taylor's caught behind as the ball rips through outside off, curls away ever so slightly, and he pushes out at it off the back foot, sending a mere feather through but it's enough to dislodge him 113/6
    42.5 swung back in to the left hander and Sidebottom takes his first wicket as Oram prods down the track in line with middle and off, trapping him in line with middle 113/5
    48.5 well, they won't need Monty to remove McCullum as he's gone to Broad...a forceful edge low to first slip as he pushes outside off where Andrew Strauss takes a sharp chance, great strike for Broad who hasn't lost his head 165/7
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    51.3 well, well would you believe it, Collingwood has the wicket...a gentle ball outside off stump and Mills just slaps it straight at cover where Ian Bell takes a simple catch...a waste for New Zealand 176/8
    53.2 maybe it was a plan after all! Gillespie on strike and misses a straight ball from Collingwood, another wicket for England's No. 1 allrounder 180/9
    57.5 and Collingwood finishes it, a straight ball which hits leg stump...it didn't take long 198/10
    Extras
    10 (lb 8, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    198 all out (57.5 Overs, RR: 3.42, 273 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (MD Bell, 1.5 ov), 2-9 (JM How, 5.6 ov), 3-31 (MS Sinclair, 15.4 ov), 4-102 (SP Fleming, 37.4 ov), 5-113 (JDP Oram, 42.5 ov), 6-113 (LRPL Taylor, 43.2 ov), 7-165 (BB McCullum, 48.5 ov), 8-176 (KD Mills, 51.3 ov), 9-180 (MR Gillespie, 53.2 ov), 10-198 (CS Martin, 57.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom1733612.1100
    JM Anderson2047353.6510
    SCJ Broad1205614.6601
    PD Collingwood7.512332.9300
    MS Panesar10202.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    42.5 gone! Great catch from Fleming at first slip as Cook pushes forward meekly at a wider delivery angled across him, and it loops low to Fleming 127/2
    10.6 goddim! Vaughan's gone! Mills finds a cracker which leaves Vaughan who was slightly squared up and, this time, McCullum makes no mistake 21/1
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    43.3 gone! Double strike for New Zealand as Strauss walks across his stumps to a full, straight delivery which further straightened and Oram punches the air in unconfined delight 129/3
    55.3 what a way to go...a straight drive from Bell which Martin gets a finger tip on a deflects into the stumps, Pietersen is way out of his ground and can't get his bat back. Run out backing up, a cruel way to go, but when you are having a trot things go against you 160/4
    75.5 gone! Bell gives it away with a loose drive outside off stump to a wide half volley from Oram and he picks out Sinclair at point who has been busy of late. A good strike for New Zealand ahead of the new ball and another wasted chance from Bell 219/5
    94.1 gone! Collingwood wanted the strike but falls trying to hit across the line to hand Gillespie another wicket...he was being aggressive and played a good hand of 59 277/9
    81.4 gone! beauty from Oram, nips back between bat and pad to take the off stump as Ambrose offers a loose drive...another useful strike for New Zealand as they chip away 231/6
    89.5 gone! regulation outside edge from Broad without much footwork easily taken from McCullum...a useful stand is broken 259/7
    90.4 and another one...well bowled by Gillespie, banged in at an awkward height and Sidebottom can only get his gloves in the way sending an easy catch into the gully 260/8
    97.4 gone. Wide of the off stump, Monty fends it to Taylor who takes a good catch high to his left at second slip 293/10
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    Extras
    16 (b 6, lb 5, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    293 all out (97.4 Overs, RR: 3.00, 415 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (MP Vaughan, 10.6 ov), 2-127 (AN Cook, 42.5 ov), 3-129 (AJ Strauss, 43.3 ov), 4-160 (KP Pietersen, 55.3 ov), 5-219 (IR Bell, 75.5 ov), 6-231 (TR Ambrose, 81.4 ov), 7-259 (SCJ Broad, 89.5 ov), 8-260 (RJ Sidebottom, 90.4 ov), 9-277 (PD Collingwood, 94.1 ov), 10-293 (MS Panesar, 97.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin24.447723.1201
    KD Mills2355922.5601
    JDP Oram2094432.2000
    MR Gillespie1516324.2001
    DL Vettori1523902.6002
  • BATSMEN
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    6.1 goddim this time! Good, straight delivery which How nudges to short-leg's right who leaps up to take a relatively facile catch 18/1
    32.1 goddim! A good line just outside the off stump, he nibbled at it - as he has been doing all morning - and sent a thick edge through to Ambrose who took it diving to his right 69/2
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    32.5 he's bowled him! A wonderful delivery on off stump, just cutting back onto Fleming who shouldered arms and the ball clipped the top of his off stump 70/3
    50.1 gone! strikes with his first ball after tea as Sinclair slaps a short wide ball straight to Ian Bell at cover. England have caught one and that's a real give away from Sinclair 151/4
    56.3 swinging into Taylor's middle stump and that's absolutely plumb, hitting Taylor halfway up 173/5
    80.5 gone! that's a huge breakthrough late in the day and how Sidebottom deserved it. Full swinging ball outside off stump, draws a loose drive from Oram and taken by Pietersen at a second gully...the new ball has worked 242/6
    100.3 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 311/10
    82.6 gone! That's the start England needed. Short of a length and just moving away from Vettori who pushed at it away from his body, the ball flying to Cook's right who took a safe catch at third slip 246/7
    88.5 gone this time! Swinging into his pads and rapped on the knee roll and that's Sidebottom's fifth wicket 270/8
    99.6 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 311/9
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    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 10, w 1)
    TOTAL
    311 all out (100.3 Overs, RR: 3.09, 430 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (JM How, 6.1 ov), 2-69 (MD Bell, 32.1 ov), 3-70 (SP Fleming, 32.5 ov), 4-151 (MS Sinclair, 50.1 ov), 5-173 (LRPL Taylor, 56.3 ov), 6-242 (JDP Oram, 80.5 ov), 7-246 (DL Vettori, 82.6 ov), 8-270 (KD Mills, 88.5 ov), 9-311 (MR Gillespie, 99.6 ov), 10-311 (BB McCullum, 100.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom311010553.3800
    JM Anderson1525723.8010
    SCJ Broad2366222.6900
    PD Collingwood922002.2200
    MS Panesar21.315312.4600
    KP Pietersen10303.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 13 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 291/5 (PD Collingwood 48*, TR Ambrose 97*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Mar - day 2 - England 2nd innings 4/0 (AN Cook 2*, MP Vaughan 0*, 5 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 277/9 (MS Panesar 6*, 94.1 ov)
  • Sun, 16 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 242/6 (BB McCullum 43*, DL Vettori 0*, 81 ov)
  • Mon, 17 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 311 (100.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes