2nd Test, Wellington, March 13 - 17, 2008, England tour of New Zealand
342 & 293
(T:438) 198 & 311

England won by 126 runs

Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
Alastair Cook c †McCullum b Oram44911325048.35
Michael Vaughan (c) b Oram32801214040.00
Andrew Strauss c Sinclair b Mills833391024.24
Kevin Pietersen  b Gillespie3152953059.61
Ian Bell c †McCullum b Martin1138522028.94
Paul Collingwood lbw b Gillespie651492368043.62
Tim Ambrose c Taylor b Mills10214917616268.45
Stuart Broad  b Oram17130014.28
Ryan Sidebottom c Bell b Gillespie1437441037.83
Monty Panesar c †McCullum b Gillespie610140060.00
James Anderson not out 00100-
Extras(b 5, lb 15, nb 8)28
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 3.19, 466 Mins)342
Fall of wickets: 1-79 (Michael Vaughan, 27.2 ov), 2-82 (Alastair Cook, 29.5 ov), 3-94 (Andrew Strauss, 36.1 ov), 4-126 (Ian Bell, 47.4 ov), 5-136 (Kevin Pietersen, 50.3 ov), 6-300 (Tim Ambrose, 94.3 ov), 7-305 (Stuart Broad, 97.3 ov), 8-335 (Paul Collingwood, 104.1 ov), 9-342 (Ryan Sidebottom, 106.5 ov), 10-342 (Monty Panesar, 106.6 ov)
Chris Martin2018014.008611100
47.4 to IR Bell, gone! top stuff from Martin who follows the inswinger with one which holds its line outside off stump. Bell meets it with a limp push which takes the outside edge, McCullum dives one-handed to his right and this time takes it safely. 126/4
Kyle Mills3048622.8614310101
36.1 to AJ Strauss, gone! A slower ball and Strauss pushes at it away from his body, the ball looping to point. He was completely done, though it was technically a desperately poor stroke. 94/3
94.3 to TR Ambrose, gone this time! A fine ball just outside off, Ambrose prods at it and the ball squirts off a thick outside edge to second slip's left. Good catch by Taylor. 300/6
Mark Gillespie2027943.959011001
50.3 to KP Pietersen, GONE! what a huge wicket for New Zealand and their dream session continues. Full ball from Gillespie, Pietersen plays all around it and the ball crashes into middle stump. Pietersen looks at the pitch but that had nothing to do with it. 136/5
104.1 to PD Collingwood, gone! Full, swinging into Collingwood who's trapped in front. 335/8
106.5 to RJ Sidebottom, short of a length, Sidebottom top-edges a pull and Bell takes a fine tumbling catch at mid-on. 342/9
106.6 to MS Panesar, gone! Down the leg side, it rises on Monty who fends it off his chest through to McCullum. 342/10
Jacob Oram29114631.581495002
27.2 to MP Vaughan, BOWLED HIM! That's an absolute crackerjack from Oram, angling into Vaughan before straightening, beating Vaughan's forward defensive and clipping the top of his off stump. A wonderful delivery - an unplayable legbreak, effectively. 79/1
29.5 to AN Cook, got him! Oram has two! A good piece of bowling on the off stump, moving away just a little but Cook's defensive poke was hardly convincing - pushing at it away from his body, and a thin edge through to McCullum. 82/2
97.3 to SCJ Broad, bowled him around his legs! Broad looks quizzical, but the ball brushed his thigh pad and plonked onto his leg stump. Rather unlucky but good, straight bowling from Oram. 305/7
Daniel Vettori803103.87283000
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Jamie How c Strauss b Anderson719280036.84
Matthew Bell  b Anderson068000.00
Stephen Fleming c Pietersen b Anderson34931632036.55
Mathew Sinclair c †Ambrose b Anderson925401036.00
Ross Taylor c †Ambrose b Anderson53941279056.38
Jacob Oram lbw b Sidebottom822231036.36
Brendon McCullum c Strauss b Broad25213650119.04
Daniel Vettori (c)not out 50427571119.04
Kyle Mills c Bell b Collingwood110130010.00
Mark Gillespie  b Collingwood059000.00
Chris Martin  b Collingwood11119009.09
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 1)10
TOTAL57.5 Ov (RR: 3.42, 273 Mins)198
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Matthew Bell, 1.5 ov), 2-9 (Jamie How, 5.6 ov), 3-31 (Mathew Sinclair, 15.4 ov), 4-102 (Stephen Fleming, 37.4 ov), 5-113 (Jacob Oram, 42.5 ov), 6-113 (Ross Taylor, 43.2 ov), 7-165 (Brendon McCullum, 48.5 ov), 8-176 (Kyle Mills, 51.3 ov), 9-180 (Mark Gillespie, 53.2 ov), 10-198 (Chris Martin, 57.5 ov)
Ryan Sidebottom1733612.11824000
42.5 to JDP Oram, swung back in to the left hander and Sidebottom takes his first wicket as Oram prods down the track in line with middle and off, trapping him in line with middle. 113/5
James Anderson2047353.658911010
1.5 to MD Bell, cleans him up! Scorcher of a delivery that goes full, pitches in line with middle and swings back out, taking off stump, the batsman playing all around that one. 4/1
5.6 to JM How, got him! Anderson on the money once more, the batsman coming forward, driving straight in front of him, the ball catches the outside edge hard and goes on to Strauss who takes a straightforward catch at first slip. 9/2
15.4 to MS Sinclair, goddim! Excellent line just outside off, Sinclair pokes at it and gets a thin edge through to a gleeful to Ambrose. 31/3
37.4 to SP Fleming, fired across him and this time he does play, trapped in the crease and cuts out to backward point, trying to pull out of the hard shot and pops it over softly. Caught in two minds and caught by Pietersen. 102/4
43.2 to LRPL Taylor, five for Anderson! Taylor's caught behind as the ball rips through outside off, curls away ever so slightly, and he pushes out at it off the back foot, sending a mere feather through but it's enough to dislodge him. 113/6
Stuart Broad1205614.66488101
48.5 to BB McCullum, well, they won't need Monty to remove McCullum as he's gone to Broad...a forceful edge low to first slip as he pushes outside off where Andrew Strauss takes a sharp chance, great strike for Broad who hasn't lost his head. 165/7
Paul Collingwood7.512332.93342000
51.3 to KD Mills, well, well would you believe it, Collingwood has the wicket...a gentle ball outside off stump and Mills just slaps it straight at cover where Ian Bell takes a simple catch...a waste for New Zealand. 176/8
53.2 to MR Gillespie, maybe it was a plan after all! Gillespie on strike and misses a straight ball from Collingwood, another wicket for England's No. 1 allrounder. 180/9
57.5 to CS Martin, and Collingwood finishes it, a straight ball which hits leg didn't take long. 198/10
Monty Panesar10202.0040000
England 2nd Innings 
Alastair Cook c Fleming b Mills601371777143.79
Michael Vaughan (c)c †McCullum b Mills1338432034.21
Andrew Strauss lbw b Oram44881373050.00
Kevin Pietersen run out (Martin)1738552044.73
Ian Bell c Sinclair b Oram41831324049.39
Paul Collingwood lbw b Gillespie5911616610050.86
Tim Ambrose  b Oram516231031.25
Stuart Broad c †McCullum b Martin1639351041.02
Ryan Sidebottom c How b Gillespie045000.00
Monty Panesar c Taylor b Martin1021330047.61
James Anderson not out 12111520109.09
Extras(b 6, lb 5, nb 5)16
TOTAL97.4 Ov (RR: 3.00, 415 Mins)293
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Michael Vaughan, 10.6 ov), 2-127 (Alastair Cook, 42.5 ov), 3-129 (Andrew Strauss, 43.3 ov), 4-160 (Kevin Pietersen, 55.3 ov), 5-219 (Ian Bell, 75.5 ov), 6-231 (Tim Ambrose, 81.4 ov), 7-259 (Stuart Broad, 89.5 ov), 8-260 (Ryan Sidebottom, 90.4 ov), 9-277 (Paul Collingwood, 94.1 ov), 10-293 (Monty Panesar, 97.4 ov)
Chris Martin24.447723.121117101
89.5 to SCJ Broad, gone! regulation outside edge from Broad without much footwork easily taken from McCullum...a useful stand is broken. 259/7
97.4 to MS Panesar, gone. Wide of the off stump, Monty fends it to Taylor who takes a good catch high to his left at second slip. 293/10
Kyle Mills2355922.561139001
10.6 to MP Vaughan, goddim! Vaughan's gone! Mills finds a cracker which leaves Vaughan who was slightly squared up and, this time, McCullum makes no mistake. 21/1
42.5 to AN Cook, gone! Great catch from Fleming at first slip as Cook pushes forward meekly at a wider delivery angled across him, and it loops low to Fleming. 127/2
Jacob Oram2094432.201015000
43.3 to AJ Strauss, gone! Double strike for New Zealand as Strauss walks across his stumps to a full, straight delivery which further straightened and Oram punches the air in unconfined delight. 129/3
75.5 to IR Bell, gone! Bell gives it away with a loose drive outside off stump to a wide half volley from Oram and he picks out Sinclair at point who has been busy of late. A good strike for New Zealand ahead of the new ball and another wasted chance from Bell. 219/5
81.4 to TR Ambrose, gone! beauty from Oram, nips back between bat and pad to take the off stump as Ambrose offers a loose drive...another useful strike for New Zealand as they chip away. 231/6
Mark Gillespie1516324.20577001
90.4 to RJ Sidebottom, and another one...well bowled by Gillespie, banged in at an awkward height and Sidebottom can only get his gloves in the way sending an easy catch into the gully. 260/8
94.1 to PD Collingwood, gone! Collingwood wanted the strike but falls trying to hit across the line to hand Gillespie another wicket...he was being aggressive and played a good hand of 59. 277/9
Daniel Vettori1523902.60684002
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 438 runs)
Jamie How c Bell b Sidebottom822261036.36
Matthew Bell c †Ambrose b Broad29961405030.20
Stephen Fleming  b Broad31761185040.78
Mathew Sinclair c Bell b Anderson3951757076.47
Ross Taylor lbw b Sidebottom5578968070.51
Jacob Oram c Pietersen b Sidebottom30971193030.92
Brendon McCullum c Sidebottom b Panesar851161879373.27
Daniel Vettori (c)c Cook b Sidebottom0710000.00
Kyle Mills lbw b Sidebottom1321262061.90
Mark Gillespie c †Ambrose b Anderson939521023.07
Chris Martin not out 00200-
Extras(b 1, lb 10, w 1)12
TOTAL100.3 Ov (RR: 3.09, 430 Mins)311
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Jamie How, 6.1 ov), 2-69 (Matthew Bell, 32.1 ov), 3-70 (Stephen Fleming, 32.5 ov), 4-151 (Mathew Sinclair, 50.1 ov), 5-173 (Ross Taylor, 56.3 ov), 6-242 (Jacob Oram, 80.5 ov), 7-246 (Daniel Vettori, 82.6 ov), 8-270 (Kyle Mills, 88.5 ov), 9-311 (Mark Gillespie, 99.6 ov), 10-311 (Brendon McCullum, 100.3 ov)
Ryan Sidebottom311010553.3814717000
6.1 to JM How, goddim this time! Good, straight delivery which How nudges to short-leg's right who leaps up to take a relatively facile catch. 18/1
56.3 to LRPL Taylor, swinging into Taylor's middle stump and that's absolutely plumb, hitting Taylor halfway up. 173/5
80.5 to JDP Oram, gone! that's a huge breakthrough late in the day and how Sidebottom deserved it. Full swinging ball outside off stump, draws a loose drive from Oram and taken by Pietersen at a second gully...the new ball has worked. 242/6
82.6 to DL Vettori, gone! That's the start England needed. Short of a length and just moving away from Vettori who pushed at it away from his body, the ball flying to Cook's right who took a safe catch at third slip. 246/7
88.5 to KD Mills, gone this time! Swinging into his pads and rapped on the knee roll and that's Sidebottom's fifth wicket. 270/8
James Anderson1525723.80658010
50.1 to MS Sinclair, gone! strikes with his first ball after tea as Sinclair slaps a short wide ball straight to Ian Bell at cover. England have caught one and that's a real give away from Sinclair. 151/4
99.6 to MR Gillespie, 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. 311/9
Stuart Broad2366222.691119100
32.1 to MD Bell, goddim! A good line just outside the off stump, he nibbled at it - as he has been doing all morning - and sent a thick edge through to Ambrose who took it diving to his right. 69/2
32.5 to SP Fleming, he's bowled him! A wonderful delivery on off stump, just cutting back onto Fleming who shouldered arms and the ball clipped the top of his off stump. 70/3
Paul Collingwood922002.22464000
Monty Panesar21.315312.461003200
100.3 to BB McCullum, 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. 311/10
Kevin Pietersen10303.0030000
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Thu, 13 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 291/5 (Paul Collingwood 48*, Tim Ambrose 97*, 90 ov)
Fri, 14 Mar - day 2 - England 2nd innings 4/0 (Alastair Cook 2*, Michael Vaughan 0*, 5 ov)
Sat, 15 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 277/9 (Monty Panesar 6*, 94.1 ov)
Sun, 16 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 242/6 (Brendon McCullum 43*, Daniel Vettori 0*, 81 ov)
Mon, 17 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 311 (100.3 ov) - end of match
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 84.3 overs (508 balls), Extras 9
  • BB McCullum: 50 off 80 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 288/8 in 94.0 overs (BB McCullum 69, MR Gillespie 2)
  • New Zealand: 300 runs in 96.3 overs (580 balls), Extras 12
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Tim Ambrose
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1867
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 - day (5-day match)
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