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England v New Zealand 2nd Test - LIVE!


Swann bowls Brownlie in his first over 
by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM

  • New Zealand 34/0 (Fulton 19, Rutherford 15)
    Finn into the attack but he can't stop the flow of runs, Fulton using his long arms to reach for one outside off stump and drive it to the fence for four. He picks up three more when Finn drifts onto his pads.
    5/26/2013 11:18:33 AM
  • Well amazingly England's whinging about the ball has worked, it is slightly out of shape and will now be replaced...
    5/26/2013 11:21:01 AM
  • New Zealand 41/0 (Fulton 19, Rutherford 21)
    England might have changed the ball but they've leaked a lot of runs this over, the highlight being Rutherford's rasping drive off the back foot which races away through the covers.
    5/26/2013 11:25:16 AM
  • New Zealand 49/0 (Fulton 23, Rutherford 23)
    Finn drifts onto Fulton's pads and predictably he whips it away for four. Not very clever bowling considering how strong he is through that area.

    5/26/2013 11:29:37 AM
  • New Zealand 55/0 (Fulton 28, Rutherford 24)
    Anderson continues for the time being but still without any luck. He nearly gets Fulton, chopping onto his own stumps, but the ball just misses the stumps and runs away for four. New Zealand bring up the 50 partnership.
    5/26/2013 11:35:51 AM
  • WICKET! Fulton c and b Finn - 28
    That's a fairly ignominious end for Fulton. He tries his favourite shot, the clip through the leg side, but gets a leading edge and the ball just loops up for Finn to take an easy return catch. Breakthrough for England.
    5/26/2013 11:36:17 AM
  • New Zealand 55/1 (Rutherford 24, Williamson 0)
    Finn strikes for England and that's a wicket maiden. Just what the hosts needed before lunch.
    5/26/2013 11:42:37 AM
  • New Zealand 56/1 (Rutherford 25, Williamson 0)
    Broad back into the attack to replace Anderson and he concedes just a single. England looking slightly restored by their wicket.
    5/26/2013 11:45:54 AM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley at Headingley:


    5/26/2013 11:47:12 AM
  • New Zealand 57/1 (Rutherford 26, Williamson 0)
    Lovely stuff from Finn to Rutherford fourth ball of the over, it bounces and moves away but misses the edge of the bat. 
    5/26/2013 11:50:01 AM
  • WICKET! Rutherford c Bell b Finn - 27
    Finn's got another one! Rutherford slices a wide one straight to Ian Bell in the gully, just what England would have wanted before lunch.
    5/26/2013 11:58:12 AM
  • LUNCH: New Zealand 62/2 (Williamson 4, Taylor 0)
    Perfect way for England to go into lunch, Finn picks up his second and Ross Taylor does well to see off the one ball he has to face before the break. 
    5/26/2013 12:02:04 PM
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