Brendon McCullum

 

England complete remarkable win

Richard Sydenham

Andrew Strauss struck his 12th Test century on Monday to help England complete a remarkable six-wicket victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second Test at Old Trafford. England, who trailed New Zealand by 179 runs on the first innings, reached their victory target of 294 in the final over before tea with four wickets to spare.

Panesar heads England fightback

Richard Sydenham

Monty Panesar took a Test best 6-37 to lead an astonishing England fightback on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Sunday. After dismissing the Kiwis for just 114 in their second innings, England were 76-1 in their second innings, needing a further 218 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Oram century saves New Zealand

John Mehaffey

New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram chose the right occasion and the perfect venue to score his first Test century against England on Monday with a match-saving innings in the first Test at Lord's. New Zealand held an overall lead of only 78 with four wickets down when wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum retired hurt and was taken to hospital after a blow to his left forearm.

New Zealand bowled out in London

Julian Guyer

Ryan Sidebottom turned in a miserly spell of four wickets for five runs in 10.1 overs on Friday as New Zealand were bowled out for 277 on the second day of the first Test at Lord's in London. Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook then built on Sidebottom's good work and England, at stumps, were 68 without loss.

McCullum sparks New Zealand revival

Julian Guyer

Brendon McCullum led a New Zealand fightback against England with a run-a-ball 97 to help his side to 208-6 when bad light ended the first day's play of the first Test at Lord's on Thursday. But three runs short of what would have been the wicket-keeper's third Test hundred, McCullum was bowled by a quicker delivery from left-arm spinner Monty Panesar.

England beat New Zealand by 121 runs

Staff Reporter

Monty Panesar returned Test-best figures of six for 126 as England beat New Zealand by 121 runs in the third cricket Test on Wednesday and clinched the three-match series 2-1. Off-spinner Panesar completed his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests, claiming three of the five wickets to fall on the final day, hastening New Zealand's dismissal for 431 as it chased 553 for victory.

England on brink of series win over NZ

Staff Reporter

Monty Panesar took England to the brink of a series victory as New Zealand slumped to 222-5, 330 runs in arrears at stumps on the fourth day of the third cricket Test on Tuesday. With New Zealand set a record target of 553 to win, Stephen Fleming and Matthew Bell provided stout resistance for the second wicket before Panesar removed both batsmen.

Momentum swings to England for series decider

Greg Stutchbury

New Zealand's momentum, picked up from a convincing one-day series victory and first Test win in Hamilton, came to a screeching halt on Monday with a crushing 126-run defeat to England in the second Test. Chasing 438 to win the match, New Zealand flirted with pulling off the impossible when they reached 242 for five late on the fourth day.

Mills bowls NZ to comfortable win

Staff Reporter

New Zealand thrashed England by 189 runs in the first cricket Test on Sunday when England's second innings disintegrated after Kyle Mills ripped through the top order. Set a tempting target of 300 to win in 81 overs, England were all out for 110 with 26 overs and a full session of play remaining.

Sidebottom hat-trick shatters Kiwis

Staff Reporter

A sensational hat-trick by Ryan Sidebottom shattered New Zealand's run charge and ignited an England fightback on day four of the first cricket Test on Saturday. New Zealand, who had been in control and rapidly building a challenging target, lost five wickets in 29 balls to be left struggling at 147-8 in their second innings.

Late wickets give NZ advantage against England

Greg Stutchbury

England slipped to 87-2 in reply to New Zealand's 470 all out at the close of play on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Michael Vaughan was 44 not out with Andrew Strauss on one after Chris Martin took two late wickets. England were 383 runs behind on the first innings.

McCullum knock lifts New Zealand

Staff Reporter

The prized wicket of New Zealand's big-hitting Brendon McCullum just before stumps gave England a slight edge on the opening day of the first cricket Test on Wednesday. New Zealand ended the day at 282-6 after an 86-run partnership between McCullum and Ross Taylor had lifted them out of a middle-order hole.