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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

  • WICKET! Guptill b Swann - 1
    That's another beauty from Swann, drifting away and then spinning in sharply out of the foothole and bowling Guptill. A copy of his last wicket. Poor shot from the seven-toed right hander.
    5/26/2013 1:28:54 PM
  • REVIEW! Given NOT OUT but England take it to the third umpire for LBW.

    5/26/2013 1:32:39 PM
  • WICKET! Williamson LBW Swann - 13
    Great review from England. Williamson comes across his stumps and is rapped on the pads. Hawkeye shows it would have hit the top of leg stump.
    5/26/2013 1:33:23 PM
  • New Zealand 82/6 (McCullum 1, Southee 0)
    What an over from Swann, he gets Guptill and nearly has the skipper Brendon McCullum caught at short leg first ball but then removes Williamson LBW off the last ball of the over. He has three wickets in 12 balls - all the more amazing considering he's never taken an international wicket at Headingley before.
    5/26/2013 1:36:32 PM
  • Swann bowls Brownlie in his first over 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM


    Deja vu: He gets Guptill in almost identical circumstances next over 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM


    5/26/2013 1:41:44 PM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley at Headingley:

    5/26/2013 1:42:22 PM
  • New Zealand 93/6 (McCullum 8, Southee 4)
    Swann tying New Zealand in knots here, he hits McCullum on the pads but it's well outside the line of off stump and not turning enough to be worth a review. Finn to continue from the other end.


    5/26/2013 1:44:13 PM
  • DRINKS: New Zealand 99/6 (McCullum 8, Southee 10)
    An entertaining over from Finn as he targets Southee with the short ball. Joe Root has a bit of a chat at short leg but Southee just about survives, picking up a couple of runs in the process.

    5/26/2013 1:47:54 PM
  • New Zealand 103/6 (McCullum 11, Southee 10)
    Broad replaces Finn first over after drinks and New Zealand bring up their 100. England still looking for a bowler whose surname doesn't end in 'nn' to take a wicket.
    5/26/2013 1:59:28 PM
  • REVIEW! Broad thinks he has Southee LBW. The question is whether it's bat or pad first.
    5/26/2013 2:07:50 PM
  • WICKET! Southee LBW Broad - 19
    It's pad first and Southee is out on review. The ball would have clattered into his middle stump. Difficult one for the umpire to have called with the naked eye but a good decision to review from England. New Zealand really struggling now.
    5/26/2013 2:09:28 PM
  • New Zealand 119/7 (McCullum 18, Bracewell 0)
    Classy shot from Southee, punching one down the ground for four off Broad and then adding a couple more with a slightly mistimed pull shot. But he is out next delivery when Broad hits him on the pads. New Zealand in deep trouble, needing another 85 to avoid the follow on.
    5/26/2013 2:13:10 PM
  • New Zealand 120/7 (McCullum 19, Bracewell 0)
    McCullum and Bracewell see off an over from Swann. The tourists need something from their skipper if they are going to avoid the follow on.
    5/26/2013 2:18:16 PM
  • New Zealand 122/7 (McCullum 20, Bracewell 1)
    Bracewell off the mark which means he'll stay on strike for Swann's over coming up.
    5/26/2013 2:20:33 PM
  • WICKET! Bracewell c Bell b Swann - 1
    Swann has another, Bracewell pushing forward at one which rolls off his pad onto the face of his bat and is taken sharply by Ian Bell at silly point. 
    5/26/2013 2:21:19 PM
  • New Zealand 122/8 (McCullum 20, Wagner 0)
    Another good over from Swann, a wicket maiden and New Zealand still need 83 to avoid the follow-on.
    5/26/2013 2:24:28 PM
  • WICKET! McCullum c Prior b Broad - 20
    That's the big one for England, the New Zealand skipper goes pushing at one outside off stump and nicks it through to the keeper. England surely very close to enforcing the follow on.
    5/26/2013 2:25:21 PM
  • New man in Trent Boult is a genuine number 11 so this could be fun. Not quite Chris Martin territory more like early Glenn McGrath.
    5/26/2013 2:28:53 PM
  • New Zealand 152/9 (Wagner 22, Boult 7)
    Expensive over from Broad with 19 coming from it. New Zealand still need 53 to avoid the follow on.
    5/26/2013 2:39:49 PM
  • New Zealand 168/9 (Wagner 22, Boult 23)
    I might have done Boult a disservice earlier, he's batting out of his skin here. First he gives Swann the charge before dummying and playing a delicate late cut for four, then he swats the spinner down the ground for two booming sixes. Excellent batting.

    5/26/2013 2:43:28 PM
  • WICKET! Wagner b Anderson - 27

    NEW ZEALAND ALL OUT 174
    5/26/2013 2:47:34 PM
  • ENGLAND HAVE NOT ENFORCED THE FOLLOW ON AND WILL BAT AGAIN
    5/26/2013 2:50:01 PM

  • England celebrate the dismissal of Williamson LBW 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Bracewell is out caught Bell bowled Swann 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM



    5/26/2013 2:53:51 PM
  • Read a report of the play so far today here
    5/26/2013 3:06:19 PM
  • England 2/0 (Cook 1, Compton 1)
    So frustratingly England will bat again. Big innings needed from Compton here.
    5/26/2013 3:11:20 PM
  • Stats reveal only three sides have ever lost after enforcing the follow on which makes England's decision all the more baffling.
    5/26/2013 3:13:40 PM
  • 5/26/2013 3:14:51 PM

  • England 4/0 (Cook 2, Compton 2)
    Trent Boult continues to bowl well in this series, Alastair Cook sees off a maiden from the left-armer.

    5/26/2013 3:21:29 PM

  • The crowd enjoy themselves on Day Three 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM



    5/26/2013 3:24:00 PM
  • England 4/0 (Cook 2, Compton 2)
    Another maiden from New Zealand, this time from Southee.
    5/26/2013 3:24:31 PM
  • England 13/0 (Cook 11, Compton 2)
    Wagner replaces Boult and Cook is finally given a delivery that's a little short and he seizes the opportunity, cutting away for four. He has another four clipping a straight one off his pads. 
    5/26/2013 3:28:24 PM
  • England 31/0 (Cook 25, Compton 2)
    Thumping drive on the up from Cook and he picks up four, he has another next ball with his favourite cut shot and Wagner has bowled nine balls for 17 runs. Make that 21 runs from ten deliveries, he sprays one for four byes down the leg side. New Zealand heads are slightly dropping.
    5/26/2013 3:37:02 PM
  • England 43/0 (Cook 36, Compton 3)
    Cook in one day mode here, he gets 11 from the first four balls of the over. More bad news for New Zealand - Trent Boult has injured his side and will not bowl again.

    5/26/2013 3:42:29 PM
  • Should England have enforced the follow on? Take our poll here
    5/26/2013 3:46:02 PM
  • England 50/0 (Cook 43, Compton 3)
    England bring their 50 up and incredibly Cook has 43 of them although to be fair he has face the majority of the deliveries. 
    5/26/2013 3:55:32 PM
  • England 54/0 (Cook 43, Compton 7)
    Compton gets some strike and hey presto he gets a few runs. He adds four from Kane Williamson's over.
    5/26/2013 3:59:52 PM

  • Swann appeals unsuccessfully  
    by Charles Reynoldson May 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM


    5/26/2013 4:02:20 PM
  • England 55/0 (Cook 44, Compton 7)
    Just a single to Cook and after the flurry of runs a few overs ago, New Zealand have wrestled back a bit of control. England still lead by 235 though.
    5/26/2013 4:04:02 PM
  • DRINKS: England 55/0 (Cook 44, Compton 7)
    5/26/2013 4:09:53 PM
  • England 55/0 (Cook 44, Compton 7)
    It's fair to say that Alastair Cook's decision to bat again has rather taken the edge off the day here, particularly with Compton scratching around trying not to get out in order to preserve his place for the Ashes. 
    The injury to arguably New Zealand's best bowler Boult is not helping things either.
    5/26/2013 4:15:10 PM
  • England 69/0 (Cook 54, Compton 7)
    Cook brings up his half century cutting one that's short and wide and then adding a single before Compton sees out the over.
    5/26/2013 4:21:49 PM
  • England 72/0 (Cook 57, Compton 7)
    Three more to Cook but Compton doesn't add to his score. The only logical explanation can be that because we're at Headingley this is some sort of obscure tribute to Geoffrey Boycott from Compton who now has 7 from 40 balls.
    5/26/2013 4:27:47 PM
  • REVIEW! 
    5/26/2013 4:31:17 PM
  • WICKET! Compton c Rutherford b Williamson - 7
    Bad luck all you masochists out there, Compton's torturous innings is at an end. He pushes forward to a Williamson delivery and gets a bit of bat/glove on one before it loops up off his pads. First man down for England.
    5/26/2013 4:32:03 PM
  • Well the good news is that after Compton's 45-ball innings for 7 runs, the next man in is Jonathan Trott, strokeplayer extraordinaire and lover of exciting cricket. Oh wait that's not right.
    5/26/2013 4:38:12 PM
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