General News | 7th June 2008
Broad and Sidebottom Cruise Through Lower Order
Andrew Strauss caught Vettori off Sidebottom before Broad struck twice in his first over of the session to dismiss Kyle Mills and Iain O’Brien.
Mills was caught by Kevin Pietersen and O’Brien bowled for nought two balls later as New Zealand posted a first innings total of 123, the final wicket falling to James Anderson who finished with figures of 7-43.
Broad and Sidebottom added to their hauls in the second innings, but the prized wicket of Brendan McCullum, who scored 71 to help New Zealand to 177-5 at close of play, fell to Anderson
Broad had Redmund caught behind before Taylor fell lbw while Sidebottom dismissed How, caught at slip by Alistair Cook, and Flynn edged to Tim Ambrose.
“Hopefully we’ll wake tomorrow and the ball will swing as it has today,” said Broad, watched from the stands by father Chris.
“Jimmy bowled fantastically well and it’s pleasing for me as well to have taken two this morning and two this afternoon.
“It was great to get my first test fifty in the game but I’m in the side to get wickets and I was pleased.”
New Zealand require 64 more runs to make England bat again on day four.