New Zealand Men VS England Men

New Zealand Men 375 & 2-241 ( 129.1 & 75.0 ) overs
England Men: 476 ( 162.5 ) overs
Match Drawn
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
105
186
11
2
56.45
104
234
11
0
44.44
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
1
27
0
3.00
Man of the Match
Joe Root
Commentry
In over# 75
Runs : 16 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 75. 16 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-241(rr 3.21)
74.6
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes. Rain delay in Hamilton, that almost ends it with the stoppage you can't see either side getting a result out of this, in the current session Taylor advances onto 105 after three boundaries in a row just before the rain stopped play, Williamson there with him on 104. The deck is flat the ball is old and not moving off the seam or in the air so runs are easy to come by and maintaining your wicket has been simple, not much for England to play for with heavy showers coming through for the next hour or so. After a couple of hours of waiting for a call the umpires finally call it a draw, New Zealand win the two match series 1-0 after winning the first game at the Bay Oval. England nearly got a result here, rain was their biggest enemy after it stopped four sessions worth of play which would've been enough for a result. Hundreds all over the place on this road with Root, Latham, Burns, Taylor and Williamson all picking up triple figure scores. As for the series, England will be happy with the batting aspect of the first innings in Hamilton, getting their first score over 400 in two years, Pope looked good in Hamilton as well, batting for a patient 75. As for the bowling, the tracks England bowled on weren't the friendliest and so judging their bowling would be unfair, I think more than anything the tempo in the field was lacking and that effected the bowling, and that allowed New Zealand to post a big score at the Bay Oval, England did get into good positions in both games but failed to seal the final couple of batters to reduce the New Zealand scores. England move onto South Africa whilst New Zealand travel to Australia for a big three test series against their biggest rivals.
74.5
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.
74.4
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Taylor with a century! Class batting from him to see off the threat yesterday and score efficiently with Williamson whilst playing risk free batting, these two have put on 213 together and don't look like getting out now.
74.3
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. That six moves Taylor onto 99, huge slog-sweep, Taylor knows the rain is coming and might end the game early so he doesn't want to end it without scoring a ton.
74.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Taylor not messing about here, he wants to get his ton quickly, he heaves this one into the gap on the leg-side, not much danger involved with mid-wicket free.
74.1
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Burns.
In over# 74
Runs : 5 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
Over 74. 5 runs. Bowler: Joe Denly. New Zealand: 2-225(rr 3.04)
73.6
.
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
73.5
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
73.4
2
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Curran.
73.3
.
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Broad.
73.2
1
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
73.1
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
In over# 73
Runs : 7 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 73. 7 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-220(rr 3.01)
72.6
.
Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Archer.
72.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Sweep down the fine leg for four and Williamson gets his 21st test century! Shaky batting at times but he dug deep and did what he needed to do which was to maintain his wicket, runs have come easily on this deck and he has cashed in, terrific work from the New Zealand captain.
72.4
.
Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Archer.
72.3
2
Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 2 runs, shy attempt by Curran, overthrow by Curran, fielded by Crawley. Close run out for Williamson, he takes a suicide single, and Curran has three stumps to aim at but misses, another big moment for Williamson. With nobody backing up the ball goes past the in-field so New Zealand take an extra run.
72.2
.
Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Pope.
72.1
1
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Pope.
In over# 72
Runs : 2 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
Over 72. 2 runs. Bowler: Joe Denly. New Zealand: 2-213(rr 2.96)
71.6
.
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.5
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
71.4
1
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
71.3
.
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.2
.
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.1
.
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to backward point for no runs, fielded by Broad.
In over# 71
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 71. no runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-211(rr 2.97)
70.6
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.5
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.4
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.3
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg down the track defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.2
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Burns.
70.1
.
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
New Zealand Men: 375 & 2-241 ( 129.1 & 75.0 ) overs
England Men 476 ( 162.5 ) overs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Match Drawn
RR : 0
CRR : 3.21
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: Root b: Broad

5
21
0
23.81
T Latham

b: Broad

105
172
16
61.05
K Williamson

c: Root b: Woakes

4
20
0
20
R Taylor

c: Root b: Woakes

53
100
8
53
H Nicholls

c: Broad b: Curran

16
48
3
33.33
B Watling

c: Burns b: Broad

55
192
7
28.65
D Mitchell

c: Archer b: Broad

73
159
8
45.91
M Santner

c: Woakes b: Archer

23
39
1
58.97
T Southee

c: Pope b: Woakes

18
16
3
112.5
M Henry

not out

5
7
1
71.43
N Wagner

c: Sibley b: Curran

0
1
0
0
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
28.0
7
73
4
2.61
28.0
8
75
1
2.68
31.0
6
83
3
2.68
23.1
7
63
2
2.72
3.0
0
14
0
4.67
13.0
5
36
0
2.77
3.0
0
13
0
4.33
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

run out (Raval)

101
209
15
48.33
D Sibley

lbw: Southee

4
20
0
20
J Denly

c: Watling b: Henry

4
8
1
50
J Root

c: Nicholls b: Santner

226
441
22
51.25
B Stokes

c: Taylor b: Southee

26
59
4
44.07
Z Crawley

c: Watling b: Wagner

1
6
0
16.67
O Pope

c: Raval b: Wagner

75
202
6
37.13
S Curran

not out

11
15
1
73.33
C Woakes

c: Watling b: Wagner

0
3
0
0
J Archer

b: Wagner

8
12
0
66.67
S Broad

b: Wagner

0
3
0
0
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
37.0
4
90
2
2.43
33.0
6
87
1
2.64
35.5
3
124
5
3.46
22.0
5
69
0
3.14
35.0
4
88
1
2.51
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
T Latham

c: Root b: Woakes

18
29
2
62.07
J Raval

lbw: Curran

0
2
0
0
K Williamson

not out

104
234
11
44.44
R Taylor

not out

105
186
11
56.45
Not bat : Henry Nicholls,BJ Watling,Daryl Mitchell,Mitchell Santner,Tim Southee,Matt Henry,Neil Wagner
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
0
28
0
3.11
16.0
2
56
1
3.50
12.0
1
27
0
2.25
11.0
4
12
1
1.09
14.0
1
58
0
4.14
9.0
1
27
0
3.00
4.0
1
23
0
5.75