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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first

Stumps - Day 1 - New Zealand 282/6 (90.0 ov)
How 92
Taylor 54*
McCullum 51

Bowling figures were evenly spread.
 

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Stumps Day 2 - New Zealand all out for 470. Taylor made 120 and Vettori made 88.
England in reply are 2/87. England lost their first wicket with the score at 84 and put Hoggard in as a nightwatchmen, but he went out 2 overs later for 2. Martin for NZ has both wickets.
 

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Stumps Day 3 - England 286/6 (134.0 ov)

Very slow going by England with Vaughan being the only one to show any real fight scoring 63. Martin and Vettori have 2 wickets each.
Collingwood and Ambrose are the 2 not out batsmen. With Collingwood still there they could be in with a chance to make a contest, but their slow run rate may be their downfall.
 

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good performance be new zeland on day 2 to get 470 and now england are in bit of trouble at the end of day3 with 286-6
 

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A little disapointed if i'm being honest.

We continue the pattern of getting starts, then getting out, which is frustrating.
They really should be scoring big hundreds on this pitch, Vettori & Patel bowled well, so fair play to them, but the pitch isn't doing anything at all, it was a great chance for one of them.

It's looking like a draw now, hopefully Ambrose & Collingwood stick together for a while on day 4 & post a respectable total.
 

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newzeland are 147-8 after good bowling performance by england an sidebottom hatrick good perfomance by him take 5 wickets and bring england back into the game
 

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New Zealand have a lead of 269 going in the final day with 2 wickets in hand. England have been very slow to score but if they got rid of the final 2 wickets early and had to chase 270 odd in 80 or so overs they may be in with a chance. They scored very slowly in their first innings so I doubt it.

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NZ have declared at 9/177 leaving England needing 300 from 81 overs. They are currently 0/13 after 2 overs with Cook scoring all the runs. He thinks they can do it by the look of things.
 

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Oh, how quickly things change.

England are now 4/30 with their top 4 batsman all out. Mills has bowling figures of 4/7 from 6 overs.
 

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Even worse now. England are 9/79 with 36 overs remaining.

Edit - New Zealand won by 189 runs

England all out for 110. The 10th wicket partnership was their best. Quite sad really. They may have been in there with a chance.
 

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Second Test - Basin Reserve, Wellington.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.

England - 5/140 after 51 overs.

England doing poorly - always good to see.:D
 

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England finished day 1 on 5/291. Not a bad recovery. Looks like this Ambrose guy is doing ok as he finished the day only 3 runs shy of his maiden test century in only his second test.
 

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Well bugger me. England scored 342 and then bowled New Zealand out for 198 in 57 overs.
Anderson was the pick of the bowlers getting 5/73 from 20 overs.
England now have to bat out a further 8 overs before the close of play.
 

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New Zealand require 438 with 2 days play left if they are to win this match. The odds are very much stacked against them, but anything is possible with 180 to bat out.

Saying that, they are currently 1/55 from 25 overs. Scoring at 2 runs an over won't win them the match.
 

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England were all out for 253 in their first innings. Even worse, New Zealand were again bolwed out for a score under 200 when they were skittled for 168. Looks like they need some batting practice. Sidebottom finished with bowling figures of 7/47. Amazing effort.
England are currently 5/376 in their second innings, an overall lead of 461. Looks like England are going to wrap this one up as well.


I thought after the first Test England were going to be shamed but they have regrouped and put together 2 very good performances.

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Stumps, day 3. England are 416/5, an overall lead of 501.
 
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