‘Oh no, Paul Collingwood’s coming on to bowl. He’s England’s best bowler.’
‘I thought Collingwood was good, but Pietersen’s EVEN BETTER. Where have they been hiding this guy.’
‘Hoggard was looking in ominous form during that innings of two. That bodes badly for the rest of the series.’
Just some of the thoughts going through Kiwi heads during this first Test.
It’s good to see England persevering with Hoggard as a nightwatchman. It’s such a productive practice and Hoggard’s such a great exponent of the art. He must last until the close of play almost half the time and when he’s not out overnight, he always ensures that he doesn’t hang around in the morning, wasting valuable batting time for the batsmen.
New Zealand v England, first Test at Hamilton – day two
New Zealand 470 (Ross Taylor 120, Jamie How 92, Daniel Vettori 88, Brendon McCullum 51, Ryan Sidebottom 4-90)