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235dThe Bulletin by Martin Williamson

Honours even despite battling How

New Zealand ended a see-saw first day of the Hamilton Test on 282 for 6. Were it not for Brendon McCullum throwing away his wicket in the penultimate over they would have finished with their noses in front after winning the toss on a docile pitch

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
120(235) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 61 runs
  • 13x4 - 0x6
0 8 11 9 33 23 11 25
JM How
92(180) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 17 14 4 21 8 6 22

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O17
M4
R49
W6
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
KD Mills
O13
M4
R16
W4
Eco1.23
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

NEW ZEALAND 470(138.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 348(173.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 177/9d(55 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

ENGLAND 110(55 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
55 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ENG: 110/10

  • Ian Bell54 (151b)
  • Jacob Oram4-2-2-1
  • Kyle Mills13-4-16-4

A very good victory for New Zealand who have outplayed England this Test and they thoroughly deserve their victory. Today was very positive, with a confident declaration from Vettori, which Mills rewarded with four wickets and Martin with three. England, however, played some negative cricket, though there were highlights in Sidebottom's feat.

"Amazing from the off.," says a jubilant Vettori. And on Taylor, who scored the first-innings hundred: "He came into the Test match knowing it was another chance. He's changed a little bit and can adapt to any situation - we've got a good one there.

"There were a few nervy times yesterday but there was a real positive belief that we would go out and win it. Chris and Kyle were outstanding with the ball and they set up the win. The wicket seemed benign but the way they stepped up was fantastic."

And on declaring, setting England 300: "It was a good feeling, it sent out a good message that we wanted to be out there."

And on going for a celebratory beer now: "I'll have a couple, thanks mate."

Here's a beaming Mills. "I've involved in five Test wins now and this would be the best of them. It was really important to get an early wicket today but it exceeded my expectations by getting those four early wickets."

The losing captain Vaughan says: "Full credit to the New Zealand team, they put us under immense pressure, bowled excellently as a group of bowlers, batted well in the first innings. We weren't quite up to scratch.

"190 for 5 was an opportunity to restrict New Zealand, we didn't take that. There was a small opportunity yesterday afternoon when Ryan took his hat-trick but full credit for the way they dug themselves out and the way they bowled today.

"We have three days to try and put it right and hopefully improve a bit on all the areas and get on top of New Zealand. They got on top of us early and stayed on top.

"We felt today, with the 300, if we got a good start and kept wickets in hand, we thought we could have a chance of looking for it in the afternoon.

"We've got to talk about this result but not dwell on it too much because we've got a Test which starts on Thursday." So do tune in then to see how England fare against a surging New Zealand.

Thanks very much for joining us over the last five days and do come back in four days' time when myself Jenny Thompson, and themselves Martin Williamson and Will Luke will be there to bring you all the action, ball by ball. Join us then.

54.6
W
Oram to Panesar, OUT, that's it! Oram has finished it off, Panesar prodding away defensively, gets the thin edge and McCullum takes the catch

MS Panesar c †McCullum b Oram 8 (45m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

54.5
1
Oram to Bell, 1 run, pushed forward
54.4
0
Oram to Bell, no run, strayed on to the legs, pushed out behind square
54.3
0
Oram to Bell, no run, on the front foot, pushed out to the leg-side
54.2
0
Oram to Bell, no run, defended back down the line in line with off
54.1
0
Oram to Bell, no run, played on the back foot
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England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd5MP VaughanAJ Strauss
3rd1AJ StraussKP Pietersen
4th5IR BellKP Pietersen
5th29PD CollingwoodIR Bell
6th1IR BellTR Ambrose
7th0RJ SidebottomIR Bell
8th7MJ HoggardIR Bell
9th10SJ HarmisonIR Bell
10th33IR BellMS Panesar