Result
2nd Test, Wellington, Mar 13-17 2008, England tour of New Zealand
342 & 293
(100.3 ov, target 438)
198 & 311
England won by 126 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• Andrew Miller in Wellington

'We've tried to respect the game' - Vaughan

"We'll celebrate properly and then make sure we get our heads on and train very hard leading into that game in Napier," Michael Vaughan said after the Wellington win

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England342(107 overs)1st Innings
Tim Ambrose102 (149)
Jacob Oram3/46(29)
New Zealand198(57.5 overs)1st Innings
England293(97.4 overs)2nd Innings
New Zealand311(100.3 overs)2nd Innings

Sidebottom holds on to the ball, as well he might after his five wickets, and leads England off. McCullum heads back after a spirited innings but he needed partners, and once Daniel Vettori had gone in the second over of the day, the writing was on the wall.

Well, thanks for joining us for what was an entertaining contest. We now get all of five days respite before we start all over again in Napier on Easter Saturday for the third and final Test with everything to play for. From Will Luke, Andrew McGlashan, Jenny Thompson and me, Martin Williamson, it's good afternoon and goodbye.

100.3
w
Panesar to McCullum, OUT
two steps down the track, he shapes to slam the ball over long-on but not enough elevation and Sidebottom, a few yards in from the rope, just waits and pouches a straightforward catch before setting off on a victory jog
BB McCullum c Sidebottom b Panesar 85 (187m 116b 9x4 3x6) SR: 73.27

No wickets to spin in this Test so far ... can Panesar take the 40th wicket and end the drought?

100.2
Panesar to McCullum, no run
defended again, very watchful

No wickets to spin in this Test so far ... can Panesar take the 40th wicket and end the drought?

100.1
Panesar to McCullum, no run
pushed into the off side

Out goes the field to give McCullum any single he cares to take.

end of over 1003 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 311/9CRR: 3.11 
Brendon McCullum85 (113)
James Anderson15-2-57-2
Monty Panesar21-1-53-0

Anderson has bowled a super line in his two overs and you suspected that it was a matter of time with Gillespie on strike. Out strides Chris Martin.

99.6
w
Anderson to Gillespie, OUT
it's been coming ... Anderson produces another probing delivery on off stump, Gillespie plays a leaden-footed poke and Ambrose holds a thin but very distinct nick
MR Gillespie c †Ambrose b Anderson 9 (52m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.07
99.5
Anderson to Gillespie, no run
fuller, pushed defensively into the leg side and mid-on trolls up and fields
99.4
Anderson to Gillespie, no run
oh yes, outside off and moving off the seam, simply too good for a No.10
99.3
1
Anderson to McCullum, 1 run
pushed into the covers
99.2
2
Anderson to McCullum, 2 runs
dropped ... a slashing drive, a thick edge but that was going like a rocket, Strauss at first slip gets both hands to it above his head and tips it over the crossbar

Was reading today an account by England keeper Les Ames who said he used to keep with broken fingers because it was pay when you play back in the 1930s ...

99.1
Anderson to McCullum, no run
well forward and defended

Anderson chugs some painkillers brought to him by the physio.

end of over 991 runs
NZ: 308/8CRR: 3.11 
Mark Gillespie9 (36)
Brendon McCullum82 (110)
Monty Panesar21-1-53-0
James Anderson14-2-54-1
98.6
Panesar to Gillespie, no run
half forward, he waits and lets the ball hit the bat and it plops harmlessly to ground
98.5
Panesar to Gillespie, no run
good line, forcing him to play and that brings the close fielders into the reckoning
98.4
Panesar to Gillespie, no run
arm ball, he picks it, defends and shouts of 'catch' are in hope more than expectation
98.3
Panesar to Gillespie, no run
outside off, Gillespie not remotely tempted
98.2
Panesar to Gillespie, no run
forward to block, very correct and watchful
98.1
1
Panesar to McCullum, 1 run
driven hard back at the bowler, Panesar doesn't get down but Sidebottom round quickly from mid-on to cut off the second

Panesar replaces Sidebottom at the Scoreboard End.

end of over 98Maiden
NZ: 307/8CRR: 3.13 
Mark Gillespie9 (31)
Brendon McCullum81 (109)
James Anderson14-2-54-1
Ryan Sidebottom31-10-105-5

A really good over first up.

97.6
Anderson to Gillespie, no run
that was just like the one that got Bell in the first innings, pitched and left him but started a fraction more towards off and so passed by the groping prod without hitting the stumps
97.5
Anderson to Gillespie, no run
another one that he plays at and then pulls the bat away after it passes. Nobody's fooled
97.4
Anderson to Gillespie, no run
outside off slightly short, Gillespie swishes and misses

OK, no more mails about Chris Martin. We know he has scored double figures and Will has been sent out to brush up on his career with the bat.

Best performances - batsmen
TR Ambrose
102 runs (149)
16 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
35 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
33133141811010
BB McCullum
85 runs (116)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
10131213223210
Best performances - bowlers
JM Anderson
O
20
M
4
R
73
W
5
Eco
3.65
RJ Sidebottom
O
31
M
10
R
105
W
5
Eco
3.38
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Tim Ambrose
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1867
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days13,14,15,16,17 March 2008 (5-day match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Evan Watkin
Reserve Umpire
Jeremy Busby
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath