• BATSMEN
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    6.3 gone! this is amazing stuff, Cook gets an inside edge into his stumps as he tries to drive and the third one is gone inside seven overs. Martin mixing up his line from round and over the wicket, Cook responded with an airy drive 4/3
    3.5 gone! Southee has his first Test wicket and Vaughan has gone early...trapped on the crease as he expects the ball to swing out again, it doesn't and is struck plumb in front of middle. Well bowled, and a great start for New Zealand 4/1
    5.5 gone! well, well what a start for Southee...a wide ball to Strauss which tempts an expansive and loose drive, Jamie How pulls off a fine catch in the gully and all of a sudden England are in some trouble 4/2
    82.2 outside off, driven off a thick edge stomach-high to gully and a straightforward catch. The crowd stand as he heads off ...without him England would be a complete shambles as opposed to only being a moderate one 208/7
    23.1 gone! Would you believe it, Ian Bell has contrived to flat-bat a long-hop straight back to Elliott as he tried to work it into the leg side. That's Elliott's first Test wicket as England sink further 36/4
    48.6 wide, Collingwood leans back and cuts straight to backward point. A really appalling shot, no two ways about it, given both the ball, which wasn't short enough, and the situation. He hurries off as well he might 125/5
    60.5 slanted across him, Ambrose pushes hard, gets an edge and Taylor takes a sharp waist-high catch at second slip 147/6
    92.1 gone! and he strikes with the first ball off the day, perfectly pitched outside off stump, Broad pushes forward and gets an outside edge through to Brendon McCullum 240/8
    96.1 gone! Yes he can, dug in short and Sidebottom goes for the pull but only succeeds in lobbing a simple catch to mid-on. Great effort from Southee, five wickets on debut: 23.1-8-55-5 are his figures 253/10
    95.5 gone! Martin gets his reward, fires in a full straight ball which Panesar plays all around and loses his middle stump. Was set up by a series of outswingers, well bowled 253/9
    not out
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    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 9, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    253 all out (96.1 Overs, 379 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin26.067422.8420
    TG Southee23.185552.3710
    GD Elliott10.022712.7000
    DL Vettori19.065102.6800
    JS Patel18.033722.0501
    Fall of wickets:1-4 (MP Vaughan, 3.5 ov), 2-4 (AJ Strauss, 5.5 ov), 3-4 (AN Cook, 6.3 ov), 4-36 (IR Bell, 23.1 ov), 5-125 (PD Collingwood, 48.6 ov), 6-147 (TR Ambrose, 60.5 ov), 7-208 (KP Pietersen, 82.2 ov), 8-240 (SCJ Broad, 92.1 ov), 9-253 (MS Panesar, 95.5 ov), 10-253 (RJ Sidebottom, 96.1 ov)
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    28.3 gone! well, the round the wicket ploy has worked (so what do I know) as Sidebottom gets How to drive at a full delivery outside off stump. An edge flies nicely to Strauss at first slip and suddenly England are back in it 116/3
    0.3 gone! this time Bell's plumb as he pads up to a ball which shapes back and hits him bang in front of all three...Bell really out of his depth, a horrible misjudgement, and the early boost England needed 1/1
    22.3 gone! the breakthrough for England and Sidebottom does it again, outside off stump and Fleming plays a loose push which flies quickly to second slip where Collingwood holds on. 103/2
    30.2 gone! what is going on here, a short ball which Sinclair miscues straight to mid-on where Broad snaffles a low catch...that didn't come out anywhere near the middle, another failure for Sinclair 119/5
    29.6 gone! what a beauty from Broad, on off stump and takes Taylor's outside edge as he's caught on the crease...simple catch for Ambrose and England are right back in this match 119/4
    36.4 probing line, Elliott half fences, gets the thinnest of edges and Ambrose does the rest ... Elliott is off without looking at the umpire and Sidebottom has 6 for 33 138/7
    32.6 gone! what a huge wicket for England, round the wicket, jags back at McCullum who plays an expansive cut and drags into his stumps...Sidebottom has another five-wicket haul, one in each Test this series, and his 50th Test wicket 137/6
    48.4 gone! Sidebottom finishes the innings with his seventh wicket as Vettori gets a thick outside edge to Cook at fourth slip/fine gully...a career-best 7 for 47 for the left-armer and what a spell it has been 168/10
    41.5 another short one, Southee can do no more than fend it to Pietersen in the gully, it looped ever so slowly to him for the easiest of catches 152/8
    47.5 gone! a simple dismissal as Patel is early on his drive and pops a catch to Panesar at mid-off...it really is a mad day, Monty takes a catch in the outfield (ok, that's harsh) 164/9
    not out
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    1
    1
    0
    400.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 13, w 1)
    TOTAL
    168 all out (48.4 Overs, 229 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom21.464772.1600
    JM Anderson7.015407.7100
    SCJ Broad17.035433.1710
    MS Panesar1.01000.0000
    PD Collingwood2.02000.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (MD Bell, 0.3 ov), 2-103 (SP Fleming, 22.3 ov), 3-116 (JM How, 28.3 ov), 4-119 (LRPL Taylor, 29.6 ov), 5-119 (MS Sinclair, 30.2 ov), 6-137 (BB McCullum, 32.6 ov), 7-138 (GD Elliott, 36.4 ov), 8-152 (TG Southee, 41.5 ov), 9-164 (JS Patel, 47.5 ov), 10-168 (DL Vettori, 48.4 ov)
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    25.1 he tries to cut one that is far too straight, a little extra bounce, and a relieved McCullum holds a thin top edge as Patel hurtles towards midwicket in celebration. The umpire just nods and Cook slowly heads off, not dissent but frustration 77/2
    0.5 gone! what's going on, an horrendous pull from Vaughan takes the top edge through to McCullum and the wickets continue to tumble. That wasn't short enough for the shot, but Vaughan appeared intent on attacking 5/1
    123.5 and Strauss falls hitting out for the team cause, coming down the pitch trying to go inside out over extra cover but he doesn't middle it and Matthew Bell takes a good catch running round from mid-off...a selfless dismissal, but England are batting on 424/6
    48.3 what a brilliant catch! Ross Taylor, standing in for Fleming at slip, pulls off a blinder at slip as Pietersen tries to turn the ball to leg and gets the back of back...Taylor won't have seen that until late, it's an outstanding catch 140/3
    98.3 picks out mid-off as he tries to go down the ground but doesn't get the elevation, some reward for Vettori on a tough day and the end of a fine century from Bell 327/4
    106.1 what a tame dismissal, trying to work into the leg side and chips a simple catch back to Vettori...nicely held back by Vettori who has his third of the day 361/5
    124.2 and another goes, trying to turn it to leg and he gets a leading edge back to Vettori who takes a simple catch and this isn't quite going to plan for England 425/7
    not out
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    26
    3
    1
    119.23
    not out
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    20
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    60.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    467/7d (131.5 Overs, 513 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin18.026013.3310
    TG Southee24.058403.5000
    GD Elliott14.015804.1400
    JS Patel30.5410423.3701
    DL Vettori45.0615843.5104
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (MP Vaughan, 0.5 ov), 2-77 (AN Cook, 25.1 ov), 3-140 (KP Pietersen, 48.3 ov), 4-327 (IR Bell, 98.3 ov), 5-361 (PD Collingwood, 106.1 ov), 6-424 (AJ Strauss, 123.5 ov), 7-425 (TR Ambrose, 124.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    20.3 gone! Panesar gets the breakthrough, on the front foot and taken on the pad...Daryl Harper thinks about it and raises the finger, that was going straight on to towards middle stump 48/1
    50.3 gone! Panesar makes the breakthrough as Bell top edges a pull shot out to deep backward square and offers a simple catch...dragged in very short and was asking to be hit, but he didn't get over the ball 147/2
    54.3 gone...Monty strikes again and ends Fleming's Test career as he goes for a cut and edges through to Tim Ambrose, was a slightly lazy shot. 156/3
    61.6 another one goes, Sinclair's trot continues and Broad gets just reward as he bangs a short one towards his ribs and Sinclair gets into a tangle...the ball takes a glove and loops behind for Ambrose to take a simple catch, a good effort from Broad on a slow pitch 160/4
    90.6 gone! there's the breakthrough, a lovely flighted delivery on off stump, turns a fraction and takes the edge low to Collingwood's right at slip...a good, sharp catch to end a sparky innings from Taylor 276/6
    69.2 oh dear ... a horrible and Andrex-soft dismissal ... short, he swats as if being pestered by a bluebottle, top edges, the ball loops gently to short leg who has to run back five yards or so and Elliott heads off, completing a wretched debut 172/5
    92.3 gone...Panesar gets his fifth, a quicker ball which McCullum goes back to and misses his whip to leg, the ball crashes into middle stump and Monty sets off in celebration again 281/7
    109.6 oh no ... he again moves along way to the off to try to work a short ball into the leg side, gets a glove and Ambrose holds a simple catch 347/9
    106.4 outside leg, a well-timed sweep but a super low catch by a delighted Broad diving to his left at backward square leg. Collingwood, who is in charge as Vaughan has popped off, had just brought Broad in off the boundary 329/8
    not out
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    192.50
    118.5 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 431/10
    Extras
    16 (b 6, lb 5, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    431 all out (118.5 Overs, 465 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJ Sidebottom19.538314.1810
    JM Anderson17.029915.8200
    SCJ Broad32.0107822.4331
    MS Panesar46.01712662.7300
    PD Collingwood2.0020010.0000
    KP Pietersen2.001407.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-48 (JM How, 20.3 ov), 2-147 (MD Bell, 50.3 ov), 3-156 (SP Fleming, 54.3 ov), 4-160 (MS Sinclair, 61.6 ov), 5-172 (GD Elliott, 69.2 ov), 6-276 (LRPL Taylor, 90.6 ov), 7-281 (BB McCullum, 92.3 ov), 8-329 (JS Patel, 106.4 ov), 9-347 (DL Vettori, 109.6 ov), 10-431 (CS Martin, 118.5 ov)

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