good line and length just outside the off stump which is left alone
Are they looking at the light? Yes, Bucknor's having a look. And, yes, that's it - the match is drawn. Vettori and Vaughan shake hands, and they all wander off to the pavilion. So honours remain even after the first Test, but its fair to say New Zealand will take more from it than England. Oram's hundred today was superb, as was McCullum's 97 on the first day and the fact he returned to bat after the blow to the arm showed New Zealand's intent. Daniel Vettori's five-for was also special and on the whole it was a fine showing from the visitors, apart from the continued concerns over their top order.
From England's point of view, Vaughan's hundred was a pleasing return to form as was the opening partnership between Strauss and Cook. The bowlers had all their moments, but at times there was a lack of bite. Will be interesting to see what they do for the next Test.
That match takes place at Old Trafford, starting on Friday, so not much time for the two side's to gather their thoughts.
The Man of the Match has been given to Vettori for his 5 for 69, alongside an important 48 in the first innings. A good game for the captain.
Well, that's it from us from this match - we hope you've enjoyed our commentary over the past five days, in between the rain and wind and near-zero temperatures. From Andrew McGlashan, Brydon Coverdale and Jenny Roesler it's goodbye and we'll see you on Friday.
on middle stump, flicked to mid-on. Monty fields
on leg stump, Anderson roars a massive appeal but it's ignored by Bucknor. Not a bad shout but the swing saved Vettori
wide of the off stump and left alone
Here comes Daniel Vettori. The crowd are still hanging around, though not many of them. A couple of hundred, I'd wager. England are in a huddle and Vettori's taking guard...but England aren't moving from the huddle. Ah yes, they are now...looks like they're trying to persuade Mr Vettori to call it off
great ball, outswinger and Anderson draws the outside edge from McCullum who has tried to drive at it. Well bowled
wider outside off and McCullum leaves it alone
great comeback, beats the outside edge with an outswinger
and some late-in-the-day entertainment from McCullum! Anderson angles it in, a half-volley on the pads and McCullum flicks it in the air forward of square leg, it fairly raced away. A touch of IPL in that shot
swings away outside off and left alone
outside off again and Flynn works this one with an open face between the slips and gully, just helped it on its way and gets his second boundary
a defensive prod outside off, angles it down and the slips between them manage to stop it
Flynn will be really glad to have spent so long at the crease today, in his debut match. He hasn't scored freely but he has undoubtedly done his confidence a world of good
outside off and left alone
down leg side and Flynn can't get bat on ball
a big lbw shout, Sidebottom got one to swing in to Flynn, who tried to work it through leg. It struck him above the knee roll and Taufel says not out. A fair call, although Hawk-Eye suggests it may have clipped the very top of middle stumps.
another short, wide one and McCullum's kicking himself not to get that one away as well. He's flashed hard but straight into the turf and finds the fieldsman
rocks back and cuts this one in the air, forward of point and that's classic McCullum
driven straight to cover and there's no run
defends it comfortably now
if there was any doubt about the power McCullum would have after his blow to the arm, it's out the window now. Fullish ball outside off and he gets forward and drives in the air over cover for a cracking boundary
Anderson gets some good bounce outside off, McCullum leaves it with some extravagance
|Toss||England, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1874|
|Hours of play (local time)||11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.30|
|Match days||15,16,17,18,19 May 2008 - day (5-day match)|