Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    16 (b 6, lb 5, nb 1, w 4)
    431 all out (118.5 Overs, RR: 3.62, 465 minutes)
    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)
    RJ Sidebottom19.538314.1810
    JM Anderson17.029915.8200
    SCJ Broad32.0107822.4331
    MS Panesar46.01712662.7300
    PD Collingwood2.0020010.0000
    KP Pietersen2.001407.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 22 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 240/7 (SCJ Broad 42*, RJ Sidebottom 3*, 92 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Mar - day 2 - England 2nd innings 91/2 (AJ Strauss 42*, KP Pietersen 7*, 32 ov)
  • Mon, 24 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 416/5 (AJ Strauss 173*, TR Ambrose 28*, 122 ov)
  • Tue, 25 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 222/5 (LRPL Taylor 34*, BB McCullum 24*, 82 ov)
  • Wed, 26 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 431 (118.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes