Result
1st Test, Lord's, May 15-19 2008, New Zealand tour of England and Scotland
(86.2 ov)
277 & 269/6
319
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke at Lord's

Oram ton ensures Lord's draw

A magnificent 101 from Jacob Oram helped New Zealand stave off a spirited England bowling performance as the first Test at Lord's petered to a draw

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand277(86.2 overs)1st Innings
England319(111.3 overs)1st Innings
New Zealand269/6(86.2 overs)2nd Innings
Jacob Oram101 (121)
Jamie How68 (131)
end of over 870 runs
NZ: 269/6CRR: 3.11 
Daniel Flynn29 (118)
Daniel Vettori0 (2)
Ryan Sidebottom21.2-4-65-2
James Anderson19-5-64-2

Are they looking at the light? Yes, Bucknor's having a look. And, yes, that's it - the match is drawn. Vettori and Vaughan shake hands, and they all wander off to the pavilion. So honours remain even after the first Test, but its fair to say New Zealand will take more from it than England. Oram's hundred today was superb, as was McCullum's 97 on the first day and the fact he returned to bat after the blow to the arm showed New Zealand's intent. Daniel Vettori's five-for was also special and on the whole it was a fine showing from the visitors, apart from the continued concerns over their top order.

From England's point of view, Vaughan's hundred was a pleasing return to form as was the opening partnership between Strauss and Cook. The bowlers had all their moments, but at times there was a lack of bite. Will be interesting to see what they do for the next Test.

That match takes place at Old Trafford, starting on Friday, so not much time for the two side's to gather their thoughts.

The Man of the Match has been given to Vettori for his 5 for 69, alongside an important 48 in the first innings. A good game for the captain.

Well, that's it from us from this match - we hope you've enjoyed our commentary over the past five days, in between the rain and wind and near-zero temperatures. From Andrew McGlashan, Brydon Coverdale and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye and we'll see you on Friday.

86.2
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
good line and length just outside the off stump which is left alone
86.1
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
on middle stump, flicked to mid-on. Monty fields
end of over 864 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 269/6CRR: 3.12 
Daniel Vettori0 (2)
Daniel Flynn29 (116)
James Anderson19-5-64-2
Ryan Sidebottom21-4-65-2
85.6
Anderson to Vettori, no run
on leg stump, Anderson roars a massive appeal but it's ignored by Bucknor. Not a bad shout but the swing saved Vettori
85.5
Anderson to Vettori, no run
wide of the off stump and left alone

Here comes Daniel Vettori. The crowd are still hanging around, though not many of them. A couple of hundred, I'd wager. England are in a huddle and Vettori's taking guard...but England aren't moving from the huddle. Ah yes, they are now...looks like they're trying to persuade Mr Vettori to call it off

85.4
w
Anderson to McCullum, OUT
great ball, outswinger and Anderson draws the outside edge from McCullum who has tried to drive at it. Well bowled
BB McCullum c †Ambrose b Anderson 24 (65m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.33
85.3
Anderson to McCullum, no run
wider outside off and McCullum leaves it alone
85.2
Anderson to McCullum, no run
great comeback, beats the outside edge with an outswinger
85.1
4
Anderson to McCullum, FOUR runs
and some late-in-the-day entertainment from McCullum! Anderson angles it in, a half-volley on the pads and McCullum flicks it in the air forward of square leg, it fairly raced away. A touch of IPL in that shot
end of over 854 runs
NZ: 265/5CRR: 3.11 
Daniel Flynn29 (116)
Brendon McCullum20 (41)
Ryan Sidebottom21-4-65-2
James Anderson18-5-60-1
84.6
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
swings away outside off and left alone
84.5
4
Sidebottom to Flynn, FOUR runs
outside off again and Flynn works this one with an open face between the slips and gully, just helped it on its way and gets his second boundary
84.4
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
a defensive prod outside off, angles it down and the slips between them manage to stop it

Flynn will be really glad to have spent so long at the crease today, in his debut match. He hasn't scored freely but he has undoubtedly done his confidence a world of good

84.3
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
outside off and left alone
84.2
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
down leg side and Flynn can't get bat on ball
84.1
Sidebottom to Flynn, no run
a big lbw shout, Sidebottom got one to swing in to Flynn, who tried to work it through leg. It struck him above the knee roll and Taufel says not out. A fair call, although Hawk-Eye suggests it may have clipped the very top of middle stumps.
end of over 848 runs
NZ: 261/5CRR: 3.1 
Brendon McCullum20 (41)
Daniel Flynn25 (110)
James Anderson18-5-60-1
Ryan Sidebottom20-4-61-2
83.6
Anderson to McCullum, no run
another short, wide one and McCullum's kicking himself not to get that one away as well. He's flashed hard but straight into the turf and finds the fieldsman
83.5
4
Anderson to McCullum, FOUR runs
rocks back and cuts this one in the air, forward of point and that's classic McCullum
83.4
Anderson to McCullum, no run
driven straight to cover and there's no run
83.3
Anderson to McCullum, no run
defends it comfortably now
Best performances - batsmen
MP Vaughan
106 runs (214)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
55 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
31811208847
JDP Oram
101 runs (121)
15 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
04181019121325
Best performances - bowlers
DL Vettori
O
22.3
M
4
R
69
W
5
Eco
3.06
RJ Sidebottom
O
28.2
M
12
R
55
W
4
Eco
1.94
Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Daniel Vettori
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1874
Season2008
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.30
Match days15,16,17,18,19 May 2008 (5-day match)
Test debut
Aaron Redmond
Daniel Flynn
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Jeremy Lloyds
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle