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New Zealand vs England, 1st Test at Mount Maunganui, Feb 16 2023, England tour of New Zealand

RESULT
1st Test (D/N), Mount Maunganui, February 16 - 19, 2023, England tour of New Zealand
325/9d & 374
(T:394) 306 & 126

England won by 267 runs

Player Of The Match
89 & 54
harry-brook
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George | Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
England 325/9(58.2 overs)
1st INNINGS
89 (81)
4/82 (16.2)
84 (68)
2/71 (13)
New Zealand 306/10(82.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
138 (181)
4/54 (19)
77 (151)
3/36 (16.5)
England 374/10(73.5 overs)
2nd INNINGS
57 (62)
3/68 (19.5)
54 (41)
3/55 (12)
New Zealand 126/10(45.3 overs)
2nd INNINGS
57* (101)
4/18 (10.3)

4.05pm: "Don't call it that, you'll upset Baz." Sadly for England's head coach, Bazball continues to be a roaring success. England's winning run extends to six on the bounce, and you can be pretty sure of what the approach will be when these teams rock up in Wellington in a few days' time. Whatever your preferred terminology, it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch. We'll be back for more on Friday. Until then, thanks for your comments. From myself, Miller and Binoy, it's cheerio for now. Bye!

3.55pm: Right, all set for the presentations at the Mount. Harry Brook is Player of the Match: "There was not standout performer, we all contributed especially the bowlers on a docile pitch in the first innings with the sun out. [Second innings attack on Wagner] Think it helped they went bumpers early. It was a good pitch and I stuck to my strengths. The way we've been playing over the last 8-9 months, putting as much pressure on the bowler as we can and hit them off their strengths. Having the most fun, really excited to go out and play like however I want. Was lucky enough to start in Pakistan where I've had a bit of success, then carry it on out here."

New Zealand captain Tim Southee: "Disappointing, but credit to England. Strategically they played it pretty well, we were on the receiving end of a couple of night innings that wasn't ideal. [Toss] Made that decision and thought it was the right one. The way they batted meant they got into a position where they could declare. Probably could have bowled a bit better. Their style presents opportunities but it's about trying to stem the bleeding in between. Broady, that spell last night was pretty impressive, if we'd got through that last night we knew there's not many demons out there. [Next Test] Different challenge at Basin Reserve, we haven't been there in a long time and guys are looking forward to getting back to the red ball."

England's Ben Stokes: "Another great performance. Very clinical with the bat and ball. Look at the attack we've got, with the pink ball under lights we executed as we wanted to. When you've got Anderson and Broad in your attack, you're always going to put the opposition under pressure. Most impressive thing was how we countered everything NZ threw at us. [Targeting opposition] It's just going with what you feel is going to work. There's an opportunity to take wickets [with the short ball] but also score runs, so they took it on. Some days it's not going to work but it came off for us here. [Pink ball] It's a tactical thing around day-night games, looking to bowl with the new ball under lights. The pace we batted allowed us to set it up, inflict some damage under lights and again last night. Pretty blessed to be in charge of this bowling group. We take the scoreboard out of the equation, as long as we're taking ten wickets. Not worrying how many runs we go for. Brooky carrying on from his amazing series in Pakistan, he's a fantastic talent. Senior guys can take credit for allowing these young guys to go out and show what they can do."

3.45pm: It was coming for quite some time... Fifteen years, in fact, since England's last success in a Test match in New Zealand. The damage was of course done last night, and when the hosts shipped three wickets in nine balls this morning, it looked as if it would all finish in a rush. Daryl Mitchell and Blair Tickner hung around for 10.4 overs, adding a few quid more to the bar takings at Bay Oval, but it only added up to a brief delay. Now ten wins out of 11 for England under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, as the Baz bus rolls on

45.3
W
Anderson to Tickner, OUT

bowled 'im, the resistance comes to an end! Anderson aims for the top of off and gets the desired result as the ball slides past Tickner's outside edge and flips off the bails. England win by 267 runs and will take a 1-0 lead in the series to Wellington next week

Blair Tickner b Anderson 8 (29b 2x4 0x6 52m) SR: 27.58
45.2
Anderson to Tickner, no run

pitched up and met with a doughty straight bat from Tickner

"(Without wanting to prejudge the result….) Who do we think for MotM? I reckon there's quite a few England players you could argue for it - Duckett, Brook, Broad, Robinson?" All outcomes still possible here, Rob L. Just another five sessions of stonewalling from these two and we could get a draw...

45.1
Anderson to Tickner, no run

short of a length, defended back on leg stump

So Anderson gets another crack at Tickner

end of over 454 runs
NZ: 126/9CRR: 2.80 
Daryl Mitchell57 (101b 6x4 2x6)
Blair Tickner8 (26b 2x4)
Stuart Broad 15-5-49-4
James Anderson 10-3-18-3
44.6
Broad to Mitchell, no run

6-3 leg-side field as Broad drops short once again. Mitchell pulls hard but can't get it through

Like the NZ scorecard, this ball has seen better days. Umpires calling for the box of replacements

44.5
Broad to Mitchell, no run

full on off and Mitchell drills it back into the hands of the bower on the bounce

44.4
Broad to Mitchell, no run

banged in short and Mitchell swats a pull to midwicket

44.3
4
Broad to Mitchell, FOUR runs

pitched up and driven through backward point, slightly uppish but placed safely and it bounces away to the rope

44.2
Broad to Mitchell, no run

short and pulled along the carpet to deep backward square leg. Still doesn't want the exercise

44.1
Broad to Mitchell, no run

short on the hip, 127kph/79mph and nudged behind square

end of over 44Maiden
NZ: 122/9CRR: 2.77 
Blair Tickner8 (26b 2x4)
Daryl Mitchell53 (95b 5x4 2x6)
James Anderson 10-3-18-3
Stuart Broad 14-5-45-4

"Kiran, have NZ failed then in allowing their best minds to work for other countries, eg Vettori and McCullum?" They've only really failed in that regard, Darren Pickerin, by not having a bigger bank balance

43.6
Anderson to Tickner, no run

dug in, Tickner jumps out of the way and survives another examination

43.5
Anderson to Tickner, no run

back of a length, fended down towards the cordon from the crease

43.4
Anderson to Tickner, no run

banged in and looped to leg slip... possibly off the bat handle? No appeal from England, must have been the forearm

43.3
Anderson to Tickner, no run

short ball up towards the rib cage, not far off gloving down the leg side. Well held by the diving Foakes

43.2
Anderson to Tickner, no run

banged in short of a length outside off, this time he sways out of the line

43.1
Anderson to Tickner, no run

bumper, aiming at the body, Tickner rolls underneath

James Anderson replaces Leach

end of over 434 runs
NZ: 122/9CRR: 2.83 
Daryl Mitchell53 (95b 5x4 2x6)
Blair Tickner8 (20b 2x4)
Stuart Broad 14-5-45-4
Jack Leach 11-4-25-1
42.6
Broad to Mitchell, no run

134kph/83mph full toss to finish the over. Mitchell still doing his bit to drag NZ to some form of respectability. Broad possibly not feeling the vibe in pursuit of this five-for

42.5
4
Broad to Mitchell, FOUR runs

more short stuff, this time rocketed past the dive of square leg and away to the fence. Half-century up for Mitchell, he takes the applause of his team-mates and those NZ fans who have made it into the ground today

Field comes in to prevent one

42.4
Broad to Mitchell, no run

banged in once again, Mitchell practices his pull shot by rolling his wrists on another to deep backward square leg

Here's Kiran: "Aviral, I think NZ do such an amazing job of overachieving given their population and resources, that's why they have some of the best minds in the sport (Crowe, Fleming, McCullum, Vettori). It's hard to sustain, and I personally prefer to give them grace."

42.3
Broad to Mitchell, no run

back of a length, 135kph/83mph and blocked in front of the stumps

42.2
Broad to Mitchell, no run

another bumper, pulled through the leg side. Mitchell happy to be camped on 49

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
TA Blundell
138 runs (181)
19 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
31 runs
5 fours0 six
Control
80%
HC Brook
89 runs (81)
15 fours1 six
Productive shot
cut shot
27 runs
6 fours0 six
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
JM Anderson
O
10.3
M
3
R
18
W
4
ECO
1.71
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
OE Robinson
O
19
M
2
R
54
W
4
ECO
2.84
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2492
Match days16,17,18,19 February 2023 - daynight (5-day match)
Test debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
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