Player of the Match
Player of the Match
Muralitharan to Astle, OUT, Astle goes off the first ball he faces after tea, that one pitched around off stump and straightened, Astle played forward but down the wrong line, he got hit in front of middle and that was pretty plumb, almost identical to his dismissal in the first innings

NJ Astle lbw b Muralitharan 24 (50m 39b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Muralitharan to Sinclair, OUT, Sinclair goes! flat delivery on the stumps - when in doubt sweep and that's precisely what Sinclair did but he failed to keep it down. Sangakkara at square leg dived across to his left and took it with both hands. This game is wide open now

MS Sinclair c Sangakkara b Muralitharan 4 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Vaas to Fleming, OUT, game on! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing there - Fleming pushes forward to defend but fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps. Lound appeal and up goes the finger

SP Fleming lbw b Vaas 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Vaas to Cumming, OUT, Vaas strikes! short of a good length delivery, perfect line and lenght and Cumming had no option but to play at it - feather edge straight to the keeper

CD Cumming c †HAPW Jayawardene b Vaas 43 (66m 57b 4x4 2x6) SR: 75.43

Muralitharan to How, OUT, that's plumb in front! Murali tosses it up on off stump, How moves across and plays back, the offspinner hits him in front of middle and leg and he was playing right back in his crease

JM How lbw b Muralitharan 11 (54m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st58CD CummingJM How
2nd8MS SinclairCD Cumming
3rd0SP FlemingMS Sinclair
4th2NJ AstleMS Sinclair
5th35NJ AstleJDP Oram
6th16JDP OramBB McCullum