Player of the Match
Player of the Match

England underway with a fairly comfortable 32-run win, New Zealand never recovering from a sluggish start, although you wonder what might have happened had Jacob Oram come in with more on the board. For England, the difference when they batted was the over when Dimitri Mascarenhas thumped four successive sixes off Jeetan Patel, reigniting the innings and setting them on their way to a formidable score.

We are all back again in two days time, so join us then. In the meantime, from Martin Williamson and Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

19.2
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Sidebottom to Oram, OUT, and that's that .. Oram again leans back and looks to thump it over long-off but he doesn't clear Ian Bell who holds onto one that was really flzzing

JDP Oram c Bell b Sidebottom 61 (47m 40b 7x4 2x6) SR: 152.50

19.1
4
Sidebottom to Oram, FOUR runs, powerful shot, leans back and thumps that to the right of long-on
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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd1LRPL TaylorJD Ryder
3rd28JM HowJD Ryder
4th2SB StyrisJD Ryder
5th15SB StyrisPG Fulton
6th6JDP OramPG Fulton
7th20JDP OramKD Mills
8th12JDP OramTG Southee
9th33JDP OramJS Patel
10th17CS MartinJDP Oram