RESULT
2nd Test, Christchurch, March 30 - April 03, 2018, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
307 & 352/9d
(T:382) 278 & 256/8

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
6/62, 50 & 1/65
tim-southee
Player Of The Series
15 wkts
trent-boult
England 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook  b Boult2790028.57
Mark Stoneman c Latham b Southee351111604031.53
James Vince lbw b Southee1841613043.90
Joe Root (c) b Southee3763805058.73
Dawid Malan lbw b Boult014000.00
Ben Stokes c †Watling b Boult2563884039.68
Jonny Bairstow c Taylor b Boult10117025211159.41
Stuart Broad c Sodhi b Southee56131083.33
Mark Wood  b Southee5262797183.87
Jack Leach c †Watling b Southee1654642029.62
James Anderson not out 048000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)16
TOTAL96.5 Ov (RR: 3.17, 412 Mts)307
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Alastair Cook, 2.4 ov), 2-38 (James Vince, 16.1 ov), 3-93 (Joe Root, 35.6 ov), 4-94 (Dawid Malan, 36.5 ov), 5-94 (Mark Stoneman, 37.2 ov), 6-151 (Ben Stokes, 58.6 ov), 7-164 (Stuart Broad, 61.6 ov), 8-259 (Mark Wood, 79.6 ov), 9-307 (Jack Leach, 95.2 ov), 10-307 (Jonny Bairstow, 96.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Trent Boult28.558743.0113312000
2.4 to AN Cook, bowled him! Lovely delivery, full and fast, angling in, hits the seam, detonates the off stump! Another failure for the flatlining Cook ... a great delivery, but where was the footwork! England have been sitting ducks this morning, and it's telling that a wicket after 16 balls feels like it was overdue. 6/1
36.5 to DJ Malan, full, nips, thumps the pad, and England have lost another! Malan was caught on the crease, feet not yet moving, nowhere near covering the movement from an off-stump line into the middle of his shin. No point in reviewing that! Oh England .... 94/4
58.6 to BA Stokes, down the leg side, flicks the bat, and Stokes has been strangled! Hard to claim that Boult bowled for that, but Stokes was suckered either way, an expansive flick off the pads, and the thinnest of edges through to the keeper!. 151/6
96.5 to JM Bairstow, banged in short, Bairstow attempts an uppercut over third man, and holes out to the man on the rope! The end of a tremendous, restorative innings, and England have a pulse.. 307/10
Tim Southee2676262.381268010
16.1 to JM Vince, full, smacking the pads, Vince playing around it - up goes the finger! But Vince quickly reviews, hoping for another life... This is going to be tight, but I think it'll shave leg stump: yes, umpire's call, this one stands! Bruce Oxenford confirms his original decision and Vince this time mopes off for a pretty typical contribution (minus a waft to the keeper). 38/2
35.6 to JE Root, oh my goodness, Root has been uprooted! That's just an aberration, nips off the seam, but Root was far too lax in his shot selection, lining up a booming drive, missing it by a bat's width, and losing his timbers as the ball first crashes off his back pad!. 93/3
37.2 to MD Stoneman, caught on the crease again, and England have lost their third after lunch! It's Southee's 'three-quarter ball' again, not quite there for the drive and gripping the turf, moves half a bat's width and flies at a comfortable height to second slip! Oh England.... 94/5
61.6 to SCJ Broad, soft as putty! On a good length, angled across the stumps, Broad flings his hands into a drive without getting anywhere near the pitch, and lobs a facile catch to mid-off. Oh England .... 164/7
79.6 to MA Wood, through him, stumps akimbo! Southee collects his five-for, another full, straight ball that's rattled into the woodwork! Wood was aiming another expansive drive, it seamed in a fraction, past the bat and finally ended the No. 9's merry hack. 259/8
95.2 to MJ Leach, edged and gone! Beautiful bowling, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, clips the edge, through to Watling, who has no concerns this time about the height at which the ball comes through. The end of an impressively resolute debut innings. He's played his part in England's revival so far. 307/9
Colin de Grandhomme1744402.58836000
Neil Wagner2056903.45866101
Ish Sodhi503106.20205100
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeet Raval c †Bairstow b Anderson515210033.33
Tom Latham c †Bairstow b Broad036000.00
Kane Williamson (c)c †Bairstow b Anderson2248831045.83
Ross Taylor c Cook b Broad213150015.38
Henry Nicholls lbw b Broad0712000.00
BJ Watling  b Anderson8522030611138.63
Colin de Grandhomme c †Bairstow b Broad721512077047.68
Tim Southee  b Anderson50488281104.16
Ish Sodhi c †Bairstow b Broad1770014.28
Neil Wagner not out 2427582188.88
Trent Boult c Malan b Broad1622421072.72
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL93.3 Ov (RR: 2.97, 421 Mts)278
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tom Latham, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (Jeet Raval, 4.1 ov), 3-17 (Ross Taylor, 7.1 ov), 4-17 (Henry Nicholls, 9.2 ov), 5-36 (Kane Williamson, 19.1 ov), 6-178 (Colin de Grandhomme, 69.2 ov), 7-226 (BJ Watling, 82.1 ov), 8-231 (Ish Sodhi, 83.6 ov), 9-239 (Tim Southee, 86.3 ov), 10-278 (Trent Boult, 93.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2457643.1611010100
4.1 to JA Raval, the thinnest of feathers and England have both openers! Full and threatening from Anderson, drawing the left-hander forward, beating him with late movement off the deck and grazing the edge of an already committed bat. England's old guard are brawling now!. 14/2
19.1 to KS Williamson, fired down the leg side, and Williamson has flicked it through to the keeper! That's a vast and potentially match-settling breakthrough. Where there was Kane, there was hope ... but instead New Zealand are deep in the mire. 36/5
82.1 to BJ Watling, timber! That's classic Anderson, reminiscent of his hooping outswingers against New Zealand in 2008. So full, shaping down the leg side at first, then air-braking on a good length, bending underneath the bat, and taking out middle and off stumps!. 226/7
86.3 to TG Southee, ping! Next batsman please! Full and straight, a hint of movement to elude another swinging blow through the line, and the middle stump is knocked back with a pleasing "tonk"!. 239/9
Stuart Broad22.355462.401053000
1.3 to TWM Latham, edged and gone! Beauty from Broad, full length, dragging Latham forward, then nipping away as a hard-handed drive comes through the line. A simple snick to the keeper and England are up and running!. 0/1
7.1 to LRPL Taylor, pitched up, draws a flash outside off - taken at first slip! England are right amongst them now! "He's big, he's bad, he's better than his dad," chant the Barmy Army, as Broad gets his second of the morning, full and fast and Taylor has had a dip when he would have been better off leaving. Instead, he's left NZ in some trouble. 17/3
9.2 to HM Nicholls, pitched up and straightening, another loud appeal for lbw, Oxenford not interested this time - but England review again. Was there any bat? Looks like a no, beaten on the inside edge aiming a drive down the ground. This is going to be very close - hitting top of off stump, according to ball-tracking! Broad has a third, NZ sink further into the soup. 17/4
69.2 to C de Grandhomme, length delivery, draws a leaden prod - and Bairstow swallows the edge! Broad is the man to break the stand, his fourth wicket in the innings... De Grandhomme was was just a little late on the shot, he's frustrated with himself for giving it away after so much hard work. Slaps the bat against his glove and then marches off. 178/6
83.6 to IS Sodhi, pokes outside off, Broad beats Sodhi off the pitch, and Bairstow does the rest! The opening bowler hegemony continues! Tailing in, holding its line. Easy pickings, and Broad has his first five-for in a long old while!. 231/8
93.3 to TA Boult, oh, there she blows, pouched safely at fine leg! Boult did his little shimmy one way then the other, swung hard at the bumper, and got a b-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g top edge... which Dawid Malan seemed to lose sight of, only to pick it up and adjust in time to complete the dismissal in front of the rope. Broad finishes with six and, more importantly, the opening pairs on each side have shared 20 between them so far. 278/10
Mark Wood2136903.28949000
Jack Leach1935202.73875100
Joe Root10909.0032000
Ben Stokes621702.83291100
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook c †Watling b Boult1426322053.84
Mark Stoneman c †Watling b Southee601391856043.16
James Vince c Taylor b Boult7612817910059.37
Joe Root (c)c †Watling b Wagner541281824042.18
Dawid Malan c Nicholls b de Grandhomme531051527050.47
Ben Stokes c Raval b de Grandhomme1221292057.14
Jonny Bairstow c Nicholls b Wagner3654835066.66
Stuart Broad c Sodhi b de Grandhomme1281020150.00
Mark Wood  b de Grandhomme914162064.28
Jack Leach not out 1420281070.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 3, w 2)12
TOTAL106.4 Ov (RR: 3.30, 452 Mts)352/9d
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Alastair Cook, 8.4 ov), 2-147 (Mark Stoneman, 46.2 ov), 3-165 (James Vince, 51.6 ov), 4-262 (Dawid Malan, 86.6 ov), 5-262 (Joe Root, 87.2 ov), 6-282 (Ben Stokes, 93.5 ov), 7-300 (Stuart Broad, 95.5 ov), 8-312 (Mark Wood, 99.6 ov), 9-352 (Jonny Bairstow, 106.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Trent Boult2858923.1712111000
8.4 to AN Cook, edged and gone! It was looking so promising for a moment, but Cook's woes continue ... lured into a stroke he needn't have played, in fact he was barely playing at it at all, in the channel outside off, and Watling tumbles to his left to complete the dismissal. He departs shaking his head and, well, much to ponder for England's leading all-time Test run-scorer. 24/1
51.6 to JM Vince, ohmygodsyourekiddingme... Vince nicks a drive to slip! It's the hope that KILLS you! Boult gets him, a juicy ball angled across, an airy flash and well taken by Taylor, the only slip and standing wide-ish but picked out perfectly. It's almost like Vince takes some sort of pride in his unerring ability to give it away! No hundred, despite it being on a plate, and maybe no more lives at this level. 165/3
Tim Southee1946513.42839010
46.2 to MD Stoneman, stunning catch! Stoneman has played that shot once too often, a deliberate force through the slips, flashing hard to get himself out of trouble, and it might have worked once again had it not been for Watling's spring-loaded leap, high to his left, to intercept a fizzing chance!. 147/2
Colin de Grandhomme2629443.6111513012
86.6 to DJ Malan, flicked in the air, Malan picks out midwicket! The waiting game pays off for New Zealand, and it's a new bowler with a notch in the wickets column! Malan doesn't look too pleased with himself as he heads off, he's gifted that to De Grandhomme, the catch snaffled at head height by Nicholls. 262/4
93.5 to BA Stokes, stunning catch! Stokes clips hard into the leg side, losing balance as he does so, reminiscent of Malan's departure, but the catch was a blinder, leaping to his left, clinging on in two hands, and England have lost their third of the day, and the most dangerous of the lot!. 282/6
95.5 to SCJ Broad, slower ball, Broad is through the shot so quickly he almost had time to pirouette through the stroke and come round for another try. Instead he wellies an ambitious slog to Sodhi at mid-on, who stoops low to scoop the chance!. 300/7
99.6 to MA Wood, and that's the end of that! A beautiful full-length inswinger does the trick for Wood, who was just starting to channel his inner Bradman there... which clearly contributed to his downfall! Through the gate and rattling the timbers. England's innings is starting to gurgle. 312/8
Neil Wagner22.455122.251044001
87.2 to JE Root, gottim, edged to the keeper! Make that five down... Root fails to convert fifty once again, driving at Wagner and giving NZ a second breakthrough in as many overs! NZ's defensive tactics have paid off, Root starved and then sent back frustrated. 262/5
106.4 to JM Bairstow, another bouncer, another slog across the line, takes a top-edge, plops into the hands of square leg!. 352/9
Ish Sodhi1104604.18344000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 382 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tom Latham c Vince b Leach8320728210040.09
Jeet Raval c Stoneman b Broad1760902028.33
Kane Williamson (c)c †Bairstow b Broad011000.00
Ross Taylor c Cook b Leach1323342056.52
Henry Nicholls c Cook b Anderson1324251054.16
BJ Watling c Anderson b Wood1966813028.78
Colin de Grandhomme c Leach b Wood45971376046.39
Ish Sodhi not out 561682009033.33
Neil Wagner c Vince b Root7103107106.79
Tim Southee not out 00100-
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
TOTAL124.4 Ov (RR: 2.05, 481 Mts)256/8
Did not bat: Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Jeet Raval, 23.1 ov), 2-42 (Kane Williamson, 23.2 ov), 3-66 (Ross Taylor, 30.5 ov), 4-91 (Henry Nicholls, 37.5 ov), 5-135 (BJ Watling, 57.4 ov), 6-162 (Tom Latham, 67.3 ov), 7-219 (Colin de Grandhomme, 93.2 ov), 8-256 (Neil Wagner, 124.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2683711.421353001
37.5 to HM Nicholls, full, driven, edged, caught! A classic sucker's dismissal for Anderson, drawing the indiscretion with the perfect, line, length and hint of shape away from the left-hander. A hard-handed fence to first slip, and England are on fire this morning!. 91/4
Stuart Broad2467223.0011311000
23.1 to JA Raval, half-volley on leg stump and England have the breakthrough! What a disaster for New Zealand, so reminiscent of Malan's dismissal yesterday, losing his shape in the shot and clipping airily to midwicket! That will pierce the gloom for England!. 42/1
23.2 to KS Williamson, this is incredible! Back of a length, outside off, lifting sharply off the deck, bending off the seam, climbing past the edge and snicking the blade as it goes by! Broad is on a first-over hat-trick, New Zealand's star player is gone, and suddenly THIS IS ON!. 42/2
Mark Wood22104522.041085000
57.4 to BJ Watling, round the wicket, and Watling has flicked to short backward square! That's another sucker dismissal, Wood's change of angle lures the loose reflexive swish to leg, Watling almost turned his stance inside-out in his bid to get across his stumps, no doubt with the short ball in mind. But the fielder didn't have to move to pocket the lofted clip, and what a way to go after such a battling knock. 135/5
93.2 to C de Grandhomme, SHORT, PULLED, OUT! Oh, deary me, yet another telegraphed dismissal from New Zealand, and this is the biggest of the lot. De Grandhomme couldn't deny himself, he backed his ability to hit his way out of trouble, but Wood's bouncer was onto him too quickly, and Leach at fine leg stooped low to scoop the crucial chance!. 219/7
Jack Leach32156121.901648000
30.5 to LRPL Taylor, swept again, and Jack Leach has his maiden Test wicket! Top-edged once again, but this time there's a man lurking at short backward square. Did Taylor even notice he'd been brought into position? No matter, England have their third in a soaraway first half-hour!. 66/3
67.3 to TWM Latham, sweeps hard, gets a big top edge... brilliantly caught by Vince running in! The Barmies erupt, Leach has the big wicket of Latham, he goes charging off in delight! That's a yuuuge moment in this match, Latham had ridden his luck a touch, but generally played that shot well. This spun and bounced out of the rough, really well taken at backward square leg. He drags himself disconsolately off, NZ in trouble. 162/6
Joe Root12.452812.21655000
124.4 to N Wagner, skidding on, into the pads - GIVEN! Up goes Oxenford's finger, but Wagner reviews straight away! Looks like he got an inside edge on this, which will save him from lbw... but the rebound was caught at silly point, so he is out after all! Wagner walks off to a huge ovation - but has he done enough to save it?. 256/8
Ben Stokes43200.50230000
Dawid Malan41902.25212000
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MATCH DETAILS
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Tim Southee
Player Of The Series
New Zealand
Trent Boult
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2301
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days30, 31 March, 01, 02, 03 April 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Jack Leach
Jack Leach
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Shaun Haig
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 30 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 290/8 (Jonny Bairstow 97*, Jack Leach 10*, 90 ov)
Sat, 31 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 192/6 (BJ Watling 77*, Tim Southee 13*, 74.5 ov)
Sun, 01 Apr - day 3 - England 2nd innings 202/3 (Joe Root 30*, Dawid Malan 19*, 66 ov)
Mon, 02 Apr - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 42/0 (Tom Latham 25*, Jeet Raval 17*, 23 ov)
Tue, 03 Apr - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 256/8 (124.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 26.1 overs (158 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 91/4 in 37.5 overs (TWM Latham 47)
  • TWM Latham: 50 off 124 balls (7 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 40.1 overs (242 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 42.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - TWM Latham (Struck down)
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 124/4 in 52.0 overs (TWM Latham 65, BJ Watling 15)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 61.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 156/5 in 66.0 overs (TWM Latham 83, C de Grandhomme 10)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand - 191/6 in 82.0 overs (C de Grandhomme 27, IS Sodhi 16)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 87.2 overs (525 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 91.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - IS Sodhi (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 146 balls (C de Grandhomme 27, IS Sodhi 26, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 238/7 in 107.0 overs (IS Sodhi 43, N Wagner 2)
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 121.2 overs (729 balls), Extras 3
  • IS Sodhi: 50 off 158 balls (8 x 4)
  • Over 124.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - N Wagner (Struck down)
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