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1st Test, Hamilton, March 05 - 09, 2008, England tour of New Zealand
470 & 177/9d
(T:300) 348 & 110

New Zealand won by 189 runs

Player Of The Match
88, 2/88, 35 & 1/16
New Zealand 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Collingwood b Panesar9218025011051.11
c Cook b Harmison1937614051.35
c Cook b Sidebottom4173918056.16
c & b Collingwood837391021.62
c & b Pietersen12023532218051.06
c Cook b Hoggard1029300034.48
c †Ambrose b Sidebottom5155765292.72
c Strauss b Collingwood8813419811165.67
not out 2544575056.81
c Strauss b Sidebottom59151055.55
b Sidebottom011000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 3, w 1)11
TOTAL138.3 Ov (RR: 3.39, 575 Mins)470
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Matthew Bell, 13.4 ov), 2-108 (Stephen Fleming, 37.3 ov), 3-129 (Mathew Sinclair, 46.5 ov), 4-176 (Jamie How, 60.6 ov), 5-191 (Jacob Oram, 69.1 ov), 6-277 (Brendon McCullum, 88.1 ov), 7-425 (Ross Taylor, 126.2 ov), 8-451 (Daniel Vettori, 135.1 ov), 9-470 (Jeetan Patel, 138.2 ov), 10-470 (Chris Martin, 138.3 ov)
37.3 to SP Fleming, wide, Fleming leans back and slashes, Cook at gully takes a quite brilliant one-handed catch diving at full stretch to his right. 108/2
88.1 to BB McCullum, got him! A very wide ball angled across him from Sidebottom, McCullum tried to flay this through the covers but could only toe-end it through to Ambrose who took a simple low catch. 277/6
138.2 to JS Patel, well bowled and a safe catch from Strauss at first slip. Angling across Patel who drove at it without moving his feet, Strauss taking the edge low to his left. 470/9
138.3 to CS Martin, got him, cleaned him up! Full, straight and Martin completely missed it - his off stump cartwheeling backwards to end New Zealand's innings. 470/10
69.1 to JDP Oram, got him! Another excellent catch by Cook as Oram drives loosely outside his off stump - his feet planted. The ball flies to Cook's left at gully who dives and takes a fine, two-handed catch. 191/5
13.4 to MD Bell, a really good chest-high catch from Cook at gully as that was travelling, and frankly a poor shot. Bell threw the kitchen sink at a half volley but his feet were planted and he only got a thick edge. 44/1
60.6 to JM How, another superb catch, taken low to his left by Collingwood at slip, as Panesar gets one to turn fractionally across How and it takes a thin edge. How stands his ground, frustration not dissent, and then looks to the heavens before slowly heading off. 176/4
46.5 to MS Sinclair, got him! A poor stroke from Sinclair who drove at it too early, the ball looping back to Collingwood who dived forward and to his left to take a tumbling catch. He made it look very easy indeed. 129/3
135.1 to DL Vettori, goddim! Excellent ball from Collingwood, angling across the left hander who tried to dab it past Strauss, at a wide lone slip, who dived to his right to hold a relatively simple chance. 451/8
126.2 to LRPL Taylor, the change has worked! Taylor goes to swipe across the line and a top edge loops up and is in the air for a while before Pietersen walks over to take a straightforward catch. 425/7
England 1st Innings 
c sub (NKW Horsley) b Martin381181434032.20
c †McCullum b Patel631772438035.59
c Fleming b Martin2790028.57
b Vettori431181305036.44
c & b Vettori421312032132.06
b Mills2588884028.40
lbw b Oram661822409136.26
c Fleming b Patel551641955033.53
not out 34351006.97
c Fleming b Patel011000.00
lbw b Mills01621000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 6)11
TOTAL173.1 Ov (RR: 2.00, 666 Mins)348
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Alastair Cook, 36.2 ov), 2-86 (Matthew Hoggard, 38.3 ov), 3-130 (Michael Vaughan, 61.5 ov), 4-159 (Andrew Strauss, 73.3 ov), 5-203 (Ian Bell, 96.3 ov), 6-245 (Kevin Pietersen, 115.2 ov), 7-335 (Paul Collingwood, 159.3 ov), 8-347 (Tim Ambrose, 166.3 ov), 9-347 (Steve Harmison, 166.4 ov), 10-348 (Monty Panesar, 173.1 ov)
36.2 to AN Cook, short ball outside off, Cook takes the bait and pulls high and Horsley, the sub fielder, runs in ten metres or so to take the catch at square. 84/1
38.3 to MJ Hoggard, short ball outside off, Hoggard fends straight to first slip and the nightwatchman experiment fails, the batsman stuck on the crease as the leg cutter comes in. 86/2
96.3 to IR Bell, Bell's gone just before tea! Superb delivery Mills, the ball pitching on a good length outside off, nipping back some, hitting Bell's pad and then crashing on to off and middle stumps as the batsman tried in vain to defend. 203/5
173.1 to MS Panesar, at last, it's straight and through a limp poke, and although he is forward Daryl Harper has seen enough and gives him out to the relief of most people on the ground. 348/10
61.5 to MP Vaughan, got him! Vaughan goes! Patel drifts that one in off the seam, Vaughan presses forward and sends a thick edge through from a forward defensive, the batsman stands there for a while even after McCullum has caught it. 130/3
166.3 to TR Ambrose, and just as happened yesterday, a wicket with the third ball after lunch ... Patel angles one from round the wicket across Ambrose who pushes forward, gets the edge, and finally one carries to Fleming at slip, albeit low down. 347/8
166.4 to SJ Harmison, oh dear ... it's not his match, is it. Harmison plays a premeditated sweep which flicks the glove on its way through and loops invitingly to Fleming who joyfully throws the ball to the heavens. 347/9
159.3 to PD Collingwood, up there pitching outside off, coming back in line with middle and leg but high, and Collingwood goes, trapped in front.. 335/7
73.3 to AJ Strauss, oh yes, flighted and full, Strauss goes to drive, the ball dips and rips out of the footmarks between bat and pad and clatters into his stumps. 159/4
115.2 to KP Pietersen, GONE! Pietersen took half a step down the pitch, bat-padding this away but the ball ballooned back to Vettori who dives to his left and takes a very fine catch. 245/6
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
c Hoggard b Sidebottom39851206045.88
c †Ambrose b Sidebottom022000.00
c Cook b Sidebottom66881297175.00
c Cook b Sidebottom29210022.22
c Strauss b Panesar022000.00
c & b Panesar632391018.75
lbw b Sidebottom011000.00
c Cook b Sidebottom3568886051.47
lbw b Panesar1114221078.57
not out 1326401050.00
not out 035000.00
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL55 Ov (RR: 3.21, 240 Mins)177/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Matthew Bell, 0.3 ov), 2-99 (Jamie How, 27.3 ov), 3-109 (Stephen Fleming, 29.6 ov), 4-110 (Brendon McCullum, 30.3 ov), 5-115 (Mathew Sinclair, 31.1 ov), 6-115 (Jacob Oram, 31.2 ov), 7-119 (Ross Taylor, 38.4 ov), 8-141 (Kyle Mills, 44.3 ov), 9-173 (Daniel Vettori, 53.4 ov)
0.3 to MD Bell, gone! After two leg-side deliveries Sidebottom finds the spot on off stump, angling across the right hander who prods forward without great conviction. A touch of extra bounce, the ball clips the outside edge and loops through to Ambrose who takes it low. 1/1
27.3 to JM How, got him! What a catch from Hoggard at deep midwicket. It was on his toes and How clipped it with great timing and it appeared to be sailing for six until Hoggard, running to his left on the boundary, leapt up high and took it with both hands, almost behind him. A wonderful catch. 99/2
29.6 to SP Fleming, gone! Cook's pulled off another good catch diving away to his left at gully as Fleming drove uppishly, attempting another extra cover drive, but he wasn't to the pitch of the ball. Good, low catch by Cook. 109/3
31.1 to MS Sinclair, this is a quite memorable catch from Cook. Another one! Sinclair drove at a wideish delivery, the ball flying high to Cook's left at tremendous pace. He took off and snaffled it with two hands at full stretch - an absolute corker. 115/5
31.2 to JDP Oram, GONE! Trapped in front. Oram's feet were concreted to the crease and he was absolutely plumb - and that's Sidebottom's fifth wicket and his hat-trick. This game is turning, and how!. 115/6
53.4 to DL Vettori, outside off, and an ugly swish loops into into the covers where Cook runs back seven or eights yards to hold a simple catch. Not really short enough for that shot and his entertaining cameo comes to and end. 173/9
30.3 to BB McCullum, another one falls! Tossed up by Panesar, McCullum goes for a huge slog-sweep but top-edges it to deep midwicket. Strauss runs around and circles beneath it, clinging onto an excellent catch on the run. 110/4
38.4 to LRPL Taylor, got him! Tossed up by Panesar, well above Taylor's eyesight who drove at it horribly loosely. With one hand off the bat, he got a leading edge and Monty took the simplest of catches straight in front of his face. 119/7
44.3 to KD Mills, that's dead! Awful shot from Mills, falling victim to over confidence and trying to sweep this well-flighted ball on middle stump. 141/8
England 2nd Innings (T: 300 runs)
c †McCullum b Mills1314143092.85
lbw b Mills919321047.36
c †McCullum b Mills216300012.50
lbw b Mills614221042.85
not out 541511795235.76
b Vettori25066004.00
b Martin044000.00
c †McCullum b Martin032000.00
c †McCullum b Martin422311018.18
c Fleming b Patel18160012.50
c †McCullum b Oram836452022.22
Extras(b 4, nb 7)11
TOTAL55 Ov (RR: 2.00, 225 Mins)110
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Alastair Cook, 3.3 ov), 2-24 (Michael Vaughan, 7.2 ov), 3-25 (Andrew Strauss, 9.3 ov), 4-30 (Kevin Pietersen, 11.3 ov), 5-59 (Paul Collingwood, 29.4 ov), 6-60 (Tim Ambrose, 30.3 ov), 7-60 (Ryan Sidebottom, 30.6 ov), 8-67 (Matthew Hoggard, 38.4 ov), 9-77 (Steve Harmison, 42.5 ov), 10-110 (Monty Panesar, 54.6 ov)
30.3 to TR Ambrose, bowled him! An absolute firecracker from Martin who pitched it just outside off, the ball cutting back and missing Ambrose's meek forward defence, nicking off the bail of the off stump. 60/6
30.6 to RJ Sidebottom, lovely delivery outside off, Sidebottom comes forward and prods forward, sending a thin edge through to McCullum. 60/7
38.4 to MJ Hoggard, pushed it wide down the channel and tempts Hoggard into the flash away from the body, the ball going off a regulation edge and is snapped up in tidy, non-fuss style to his right. 67/8
3.3 to AN Cook, finally a loose shot too many, Cook feels for one that he really should have left, it was that wide, a thin outside edge and McCullum holds the chance and sets off like a man who has just won the lottery ... the rest of the 11-man syndicate mob him. 19/1
7.2 to MP Vaughan, so plumb that Mills didn't even bother to turn round and look at the umpire, instead running down the track and celebrating immediately. Very straight, kept low, the ball nipping back and trapping Vaughan. 24/2
9.3 to AJ Strauss, Mills staying over the wicket - and he's got him! Angled across the left hander who stabs forward and sends a thick edge to McCullum's left who steps to his left and pouches a fast catch with lightning gloves. 25/3
11.3 to KP Pietersen, he's got another one! He's got four! Another LBW, Pietersen shoulders arms not offering a stroke as the ball nipped back in from outside off and hit him on the thigh on his back leg. 30/4
54.6 to MS Panesar, that's it! Oram has finished it off, Panesar prodding away defensively, gets the thin edge and McCullum takes the catch. 110/10
29.4 to PD Collingwood, bowled him! Gone! Collingwood cuts but is cramped for room and he gets a thick inside edge, knocking over his off stump. 59/5
42.5 to SJ Harmison, popped outside off, Harmison plays it down to Fleming at slip, it comes low and is about as near as you can get to dropping it, but he manages to juggle the ball on to his body and traps the ball between his left forearm and his left thigh, rolls, and somehow managed to hold it there. 77/9
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Wed, 05 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 282/6 (Ross Taylor 54*, Daniel Vettori 4*, 90 ov)
Thu, 06 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 87/2 (Michael Vaughan 44*, Andrew Strauss 1*, 41 ov)
Fri, 07 Mar - day 3 - England 1st innings 286/6 (Paul Collingwood 41*, Tim Ambrose 23*, 134 ov)
Sat, 08 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 147/8 (Daniel Vettori 13*, Jeetan Patel 6*, 48 ov)
Sun, 09 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 110 (55 ov) - end of match
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 49.4 overs (298 balls), Extras 4
  • England 2nd innings
  • Lunch: England - 36/4 in 18.0 overs (IR Bell 4, PD Collingwood 0)
  • England: 50 runs in 22.5 overs (140 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: England - 61/7 in 34.0 overs (IR Bell 21, MJ Hoggard 0)
  • England: 100 runs in 50.6 overs (312 balls), Extras 10
  • IR Bell: 50 off 140 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Match Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1866
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days5,6,7,8,9 March 2008 - day (5-day match)
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