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England v New Zealand 2nd Test - LIVE!


Swann gets Bracewell and 10 wickets in the match 
by Charles Reynoldson May 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM



  • DAY IN BRIEF:

    • England win by 267 runs and take the series 2-0
    • New Zealand all out 220 (Taylor 70 - Swann 6/90)
    • Swann takes 10 wickets in the match
    Read Stephen Brenkley's report of yesterday's play here
    Watch video highlights and interviews from yesterday here
    5/28/2013 2:40:59 PM
  • I can't believe we're still here to be honest... New Zealand have been given a lifeline.

    Sky commentator and former New Zealand cricketer Ian Smith on England's decision not to enforce the follow on.
    5/28/2013 9:59:04 AM
  • So rain has delayed the start here, let's hope we will actually get some play today.
    5/28/2013 10:04:41 AM
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  • PLAY DUE TO START AT 11:45
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  • 5/28/2013 10:26:40 AM
  • Players and umpires are out. Swann to open the bowling.
    5/28/2013 10:46:20 AM
  • New Zealand: 160/6 (McCullum 1, Southee 5)
    Just two balls to complete Swann's over and then Broad opens up from the other end. New Zealand add two to the total.

    5/28/2013 10:51:47 AM
  • New Zealand: 162/6 (McCullum 1, Southee 6)
    Strong LBW shout for Swann against McCullum but it's given not out and England don't review. Good decision because although it hit him on the back leg and close to his stumps it was definitely going over the top.
    5/28/2013 10:56:28 AM
  • WICKET! McCullum c and b Broad - 1
    What a catch! Big blow for New Zealand, McCullum chips one back to Broad who takes an excellent return catch, stooping and diving to scoop the ball up before it hits the turf.

    5/28/2013 10:59:23 AM
  • New Zealand: 162/7 (Southee 6, Bracewell 0)
    Breakthrough from Broad, he gets the crucial wicket of McCullum - in fact he has dismissed New Zealand's skipper in every innings in this series. 
    5/28/2013 11:03:20 AM
  • New Zealand: 170/7 (Southee 8, Bracewell 0)
    Swann to Southee and the New Zealander is beaten several times by the spinner but just about manages to survive.
    5/28/2013 11:05:49 AM
  • Keep your comments coming in...
    Good catch from a big man Broad. Only a matter of time before Southee gets a rush of blood to the head, I feel number 8 is on its wayruju19May 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    5/28/2013 11:07:10 AM

  • Broad takes a fantastic catch to dismiss McCullum 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM


    5/28/2013 11:09:43 AM
  • New Zealand: 183/7 (Southee 13, Bracewell 8)
    Doesn't look like Southee's in any mood to hang around here, he hits Broad down the ground and Bracewell adds more off Swann. England might need to hurry up here, weather closing in a bit.
    5/28/2013 11:14:08 AM
  • New Zealand: 190/7 (Southee 20, Bracewell 8)
    Finn replaces Broad and Southee pulls him for six first ball before repeating the shot but not getting all of it and just picking up a single.
    5/28/2013 11:16:46 AM
  • New Zealand: 202/7 (Southee 32, Bracewell 8)
    DROPPED CATCH! Southee attempts defence but just gets a thin edge on it but Jonathan Trott can't cling on as he throws out his left hand and the chance is missed. Southee goes back to attack next ball and clubs Swann for six.
    5/28/2013 11:23:00 AM
  • New Zealand: 212/7 (Southee 32, Bracewell 18)
    Attack proving to be the best defence for New Zealand as Bracewell gets in on the fun. Driving Finn for four and then clubbing a six. 50 partnership up from just 36 balls.
    5/28/2013 11:26:54 AM
  • WICKET! Southee c Trott b Swann - 38
    Trott holds on this time as Southee gets a bigger edge on it and he can get two hands on the ball. England two wickets away now.
    5/28/2013 11:28:57 AM

  • looks like the NZ tail have decided it is time to get ready for the Champions Trophy! If in the meantime they prevent England's series whitewash then it will be a bonus.ruju19May 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    5/28/2013 11:32:02 AM
  • New Zealand: 219/8 (Bracewell 18, Wagner 0)

    RAIN STOPPED PLAY - Disaster for England as the weather closes in and the covers go on.
    5/28/2013 11:35:03 AM
  • EARLY LUNCH BEING TAKEN
    5/28/2013 11:36:40 AM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley on Test Match Special:
    I think the selectors have got to go with Root at the top of the order for the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. If I were picking the team, I'd give Compton another go, but I think that's a minority view here in the press box.


    5/28/2013 12:04:33 PM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley on Test Match Special:

    England should have enforced the follow-on, and could have won it on Sunday night.
     I wouldn't like to think that Cook's captaincy will continue like this.

    5/28/2013 12:05:21 PM
  • Covers still on and rain falling, play delayed.
    5/28/2013 12:49:56 PM

  • The weather man predicts rain until 6 this evening. I am not sure we will have any more play today. A good effort from England this morning, but the "better safe than sorry" decision not to enforce the follow-on may prevent England from winning this test. Time to move on with lots of positives to be taken from Headingley, England to win the Champions Trophy?!ruju19May 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    England are undoubtedly one of the favourites for the Champions Trophy but I wonder how well they will cope with the pressure. England are often better as underdogs I feel.
    5/28/2013 12:50:41 PM
  • RAIN STOPPED PLAY

    Current weather: Light rain
    5/28/2013 1:23:58 PM
  • Covers are coming off....
    5/28/2013 1:30:52 PM
  • PLAY TO RESTART AT 3:00 - IF WEATHER HOLDS
    5/28/2013 1:34:11 PM
  • In the meantime let's turn our attention to next month's Champions Trophy. Who do people think will win? Send in your comments by clicking 'Make a Comment' above or Tweet me here
    5/28/2013 1:37:24 PM

  • England should be one of the favourites with the CC being held in the UK, however without KP and unless E Morgan finds some international form I believe the England squad lacks explosive qualities in both batting and bowling departments in the 50 over form of the game!ruju19May 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    5/28/2013 1:40:32 PM

  • Personally think that whilst it is frustrating that we haven't won this test as a result of declining the follow on, Cook must have had his eye on England's batting form ahead of ICC and Ashes. May not have been the right decision for this match, but I hope that if England's batting is well improved in future games, Cook's decision will be given some credit.EdMay 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    While I think we should have enforced the follow on, I can see why they didn't. However there can be no excuse for their horribly slow scoring rate which may cost them a win.
    5/28/2013 1:45:09 PM

  • Hope England can win the CT but reckon they might buckle under pressure. Then again South Africa who are probably also favourites have a history of choking so who knows...Rooty BabyMay 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    5/28/2013 1:48:07 PM
  • Keep your comments coming in...
    5/28/2013 1:53:26 PM

  • Anyone else think the West Indies might be in with a chance of winning the Champions Trophy? Guess it depends how well they deal with the swinging ball.Carl WeathersMay 28, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    5/28/2013 1:57:57 PM
  • We're playing again. Finn to open up.
    5/28/2013 1:59:56 PM
  • New Zealand: 219/8 (Bracewell 18, Wagner 0)
    Finn finishes off his over and umbrellas are going up around the ground. England need to get a move on here.
    5/28/2013 2:01:25 PM
  • REVIEW! 
    5/28/2013 2:03:13 PM
  • NOT OUT - Bracewell was given out caught but the ball didn't hit the bat before looping up off the pad.
    5/28/2013 2:04:27 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/8 (Bracewell 19, Wagner 0)
    Still drizzling but play continues, New Zealand still survive as Wagner sees off an over from Finn.
    5/28/2013 2:09:41 PM
  • WICKET! Bracewell c Bell b Swann - 19
    Great catch from Bell at silly point as Bracewell can only bat pad it to give Swann his sixth wicket. England one away now. 
    5/28/2013 2:11:25 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    A maiden from Finn to Wagner. 
    5/28/2013 2:17:24 PM

  • Swann celebrates the wicket of Tim Southee 
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    5/28/2013 2:18:53 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    Swann bowls a maiden to Trent Boult, beating the bat on several occasions but he can't make the crucial breakthrough.
    5/28/2013 2:19:39 PM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley at Headingley: 

    5/28/2013 2:20:54 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    Excellent over from Finn, but without delivering the final death blow. It's the third consecutive maiden.
    5/28/2013 2:23:39 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    Wagner and Boult are doing their best Danny Morrison impressions here (although thankfully only in their batting style rather than his voice). Fourth maiden in a row. 
    5/28/2013 2:27:19 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    New Zealand turn down a single, it looks like the batsmen have chosen which ends they are going to stay at. Finn gets an edge from Wagner but it drops just short of the slips. England very close but New Zealand hang on.
    5/28/2013 2:30:25 PM
  • New Zealand: 220/9 (Wagner 0, Boult 0)
    Swann bowls another maiden as New Zealand's defence holds firm.
    5/28/2013 2:32:59 PM

  • with a scoring rate like this Wagner and Boult should open for England!Ed TJMay 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    5/28/2013 2:33:15 PM

  • Swann gets Bracewell and 10 wickets in the match 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM


    5/28/2013 2:36:01 PM
  • Swann taken out of the attack, Anderson replacing him
    5/28/2013 2:36:31 PM
  • WICKET! Boult c Prior b Anderson - 0
    Pace does the job for England straight away, Anderson gets Boult to edge one through to Prior. England eventually wrap this game up.

    ENGLAND WIN BY 247 RUNS
    5/28/2013 2:38:30 PM
  • So eventually England wrap this game up, not perhaps how everyone would have gone about it but in the end their approach paid dividends. That's all from us for this match. Hope you can join us on Friday when we'll be at Lord's as England take on New Zealand in the first ODI. 
    5/28/2013 2:42:55 PM
  • Graeme Swann is named Man of the Match

    Joe Root is Man of the Series

    Tim Southee is New Zealand Player of the Series

    Billy Root is 12th Man of the Series*



    *Not all awards may be genuine
    5/28/2013 2:56:03 PM
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