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
13y
• 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

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Scorecard summary
England342/10(107 overs)1st INNINGS
Tim Ambrose102 (149)
Jacob Oram3/46(29)
New Zealand198/10(57.5 overs)1st INNINGS
England293/10(97.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Jacob Oram3/44(20)
Kyle Mills2/59(23)
New Zealand311/10(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

Brendon 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 Anderson 15-2-57-2
Monty Panesar 21-1-53-0

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

Mark 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 run
NZ: 308/8CRR: 3.11 
Mark Gillespie9 (36)
Brendon McCullum82 (110)
Monty Panesar 21-1-53-0
James Anderson 14-2-54-1
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 Anderson 14-2-54-1
Ryan Sidebottom 31-10-105-5

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.

97.3
Anderson to Gillespie, no run

good line, Gillespie hurriedly back and keeps it out with a square-on jump

Anderson was in a lot of pain last night so we believe.

97.2
Anderson to Gillespie, no run

slightly wider and Gillespie leaves

Best performances - batters
Tim Ambrose portrait
TR Ambrose ENG
102 runs (149)
16 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
35 runs
6 fours
0 six
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Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum NZ
85 runs (116)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Sidebottom portrait
RJ Sidebottom ENG
O
31
M
10
R
105
W
5
ECO
3.38
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson ENG
O
20
M
4
R
73
W
5
ECO
3.65
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Tim Ambrose
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)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Evan Watkin
Reserve Umpire
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Jeremy Busby
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath