205dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dunedin

England made to toil in warm-up

England's cricketers were given a rude awakening on the opening day of their final warm-up match against a New Zealand Select XI, when they were bowled out for a mere 131

Match Centre

  • Elliott named in New Zealand Test squad

    The Wellington allrounder, Grant Elliott, has been named in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first Test against England at Hamilton, which starts on Wednesday

  • Strauss and Bell find form for England

    Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell lifted the spirits on a chilly day in Dunedin, recording a century apiece to put a gloss on England's final preparations ahead of next week's first Test in Hamilton

  • Harmison gets his groove back

    On a day when Steve Harmison produced his first five-wicket haul of the New Zealand tour, the good vibes were more clearly visible than usual

  • England ponder their options

    After a tough opening day, England's coach Peter Moores has to ponder whether to include Andrew Strauss and Steve Harmison in the Test XI

  • Strauss and Harmison lift England spirits

    England wiped off their first-innings deficit of 140, and led by 15 runs with seven wickets standing, with Strauss still at the crease on 55 not out

England XI 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd2AJ StraussAN Cook
3rd90AJ StraussKP Pietersen
4th125AJ StraussIR Bell
5th0PD CollingwoodIR Bell
6th60IR BellTR Ambrose
7th4MJ HoggardIR Bell
8th19IR BellMS Panesar