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Saturday, July 3, 1999 Published at 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK


Tudor crowned King of the crease

Alex Tudor (left): The paceman must now surely be regarded as an all-rounder

Eng 126, 211-3, New Zealand 226, 107, England win by seven wickets

A superb 99 not out from nightwatchman Alex Tudor led England to a seven wicket victory over New Zealand at Edgbaston on Saturday.


BBC Test Match Special choose their "champagne moment" - Alex Tudor's half century
In a remarkable innings man-of-the-match Tudor pushed, cut and nudged his way through the tourists bowling attack to mark a memorable day at the crease.

"All I was worried about was to win the game; that was the most important thing," Tudor said after the match.

"I might not get the chance of 100 again but I just wanted to win the game with it being Nasser's first as captain.

"I've been working hard on my batting with Mark Ramprakash and Graham Gooch.

"All I tried to do was get bat on ball. If they gave me width, I flayed the bat and more often than not it went for four."


Nasser Hussain: "It was a team effort but fair play to Alex he was superb"
Tudor, put in by England on Friday after New Zealand had taken the wicket of Alec Stewart for just one run, secured his highest score with a wonderful array of shots.

He saw out Mark Butcher and captain Nasser Hussain to lead England to a vital victory after a miserable day on Friday.

Facing a target of 208 to win and with one wicket already gone the tourists were widely tipped as favourites on a wicket that clearly favoured the bowlers.

Quick runs

But opener Mark Butcher and Tudor started well at a run a minute, with the Surrey bowler exceeding all expectations at the crease.


Man-of-the-match Alex Tudor: "I just tried to be myself"
Tudor's 99 not out was the best ever by an English nightwatchman, beating the 98 scored by Harold Larwood against Australia in Sydney in 1932-33.

He scored his maiden half century off 62 balls, including 11 boundaries and continued in aggressive fashion until the last ball.


[ image: Mark Butcher: Forged a strong start with the England paceman]
Mark Butcher: Forged a strong start with the England paceman
England lost a wicket in each session on Saturday, going to lunch at 127-2 - still 81 runs behind - and completing the win within 14 overs in the second session.

After sharing a 73-run stand with Butcher (33), who was caught behind by Adam Parore off Dion Nash's bowling, Tudor then combined with captain Nasser Hussain for a 98 run partnership.

Hussain, the third England captain in 18 months, scored 44 runs before missing an attempted drive off Geoff Allott and was bowled with the England total at 174-3.

Tudor and Graham Thorpe, who was 21 not out at the end, then scored the required 34 runs for victory.

Caddick back to form

New Zealand had started the Test well, notching up an impressive 226 in their first innings after winning the toss and electing to bat.


Stephen Fleming: "We lost the match - Tudor just caught us off-guard"
But Friday marked a remarkable day's play with 21 wickets taken as England were dismissed for 126, before the tourists fell to an even more agonising 107.

Andrew Caddick, who had saved England with a 60-run partnership alongside Tudor in the first innings, then returned to wreak havoc on the New Zealand batting lineup.

Alan Mullally started the demise, removing the top three batsman before New Zealand-born Caddick took five successive wickets and the Kiwis slumped to 52-8.

With 20 minutes of play remaining, New Zealand were bowled out with an overall lead of 207 when Phil Tufnell picked up the last two wickets.

Cornhill Insurance First Test: England v New Zealand
3 Jul 99 at Edgbaston

England beat New Zealand by 7 wkts

Scorecard correct at 13:40 GMT 14:40 UK

England second innings 211 for 3 (43.4overs)
New Zealand second innings 107 all out (37.1overs)
England first innings 126 all out (46.4overs)
New Zealand first innings 226 all out (88.4overs)

England second innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
MA Butcher c Parore b Nash 33 67 4 -
AJ Stewart b Allott 0 3 - -
AJ Tudor not out 99 119 21 -
N Hussain b Allott 44 57 10 -
GP Thorpe not out 21 21 3 -
Extras 7b 2lb 0w 5nb 14
TOTAL: 3 wkts, 43.4 overs 211

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (3 Stewart, 3 mins), 2-76 (73 Butcher, 74 mins), 3-174 (98 Hussain, 79 mins)
Still to bat: M R Ramprakash, A Habib, C M W Read, A R Caddick, A D Mullally, P C R Tufnell

Bowler O M R W
G I Allott 15 0 71 2
S B Doull 7 0 48 0
D L Vettori 6 1 22 0
D J Nash 7 0 29 1
C L Cairns 4 0 18 0
N J Astle 1 1 0 0
C D McMillan 3.4 0 14 0
New Zealand second innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
RG Twose lbw b Caddick 0 1 - -
MJ Horne c Read b Mullally 1 13 - -
SP Fleming c Read b Tufnell 25 86 4 -
NJ Astle c Read b Mullally 9 14 2 -
CD McMillan c Butcher b Mullally 15 32 1 -
CL Cairns c Read b Caddick 3 7 - -
AC Parore c Stewart b Caddick 0 2 - -
DJ Nash c Read b Caddick 0 13 - -
DL Vettori b Caddick 0 2 - -
SB Doull st Read b Tufnell 46 50 8 -
GI Allott not out 0 5 - -
Extras 1b 4lb 1w 2nb 8
TOTAL: 37.1 overs 107

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (0 Twose, - mins), 2-5 (5 Horne, 14 mins), 3-17 (12 Astle, 16 mins), 4-39 (22 McMillan, 40 mins), 5-46 (7 Cairns, 13 mins), 6-46 (0 Parore, 1 mins), 7-52 (6 Nash, 17 mins), 8-52 (0 Vettori, 1 mins), 9-106 (54 Fleming, 64 mins), 10-107 (1 Doull, - mins)

Bowler O M R W
A R Caddick 14 3 32 5
A D Mullally 16 3 48 3
A J Tudor 5 2 15 0
P C R Tufnell 2.1 0 7 2
England first innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
MA Butcher run out 11 25 2 -
AJ Stewart lbw b Allott 1 3 - -
N Hussain b Doull 10 21 2 -
GP Thorpe c Astle b Allott 6 9 - -
MR Ramprakash c Parore b Cairns 0 27 - -
A Habib b Cairns 1 27 - -
CMW Read c Sub b Nash 1 25 - -
AR Caddick c Parore b Nash 33 73 6 -
AJ Tudor not out 32 62 7 -
AD Mullally c Parore b Nash 0 1 - -
PCR Tufnell c Fleming b Cairns 6 13 1 -
Extras 8b 11lb 0w 6nb 25
TOTAL: 46.4 overs 126

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (5 Stewart, 9 mins), 2-26 (21 Butcher, 26 mins), 3-28 (2 Hussain, 5 mins), 4-33 (5 Thorpe, 7 mins), 5-38 (5 Ramprakash, 34 mins), 6-40 (2 Habib, 8 mins), 7-45 (5 Read, 16 mins), 8-115 (70 Caddick, 85 mins), 9-115 (0 Mullally, - mins), 10-126 (11 Tufnell, 11 mins)

Bowler O M R W
G I Allott 14 3 38 2
S B Doull 12 6 17 1
C L Cairns 9.4 3 35 3
D J Nash 11 6 17 3
New Zealand first innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
RG Twose c Thorpe b Mullally 0 3 - -
MJ Horne lbw b Caddick 12 29 1 -
SP Fleming c Thorpe b Tudor 27 59 6 -
NJ Astle c Read b Butcher 26 53 5 -
CD McMillan c Thorpe b Caddick 18 53 2 -
CL Cairns c & b Caddick 17 33 2 -
AC Parore c Read b Mullally 73 140 9 -
DJ Nash c Hussain b Tufnell 21 100 1 -
DL Vettori c Hussain b Tufnell 1 15 - -
SB Doull c Butcher b Tufnell 11 15 1 -
GI Allott not out 7 38 - -
Extras 1b 5lb 1w 6nb 13
TOTAL: 88.4 overs 226

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (0 Twose, 1 mins), 2-19 (19 Horne, 37 mins), 3-55 (36 Fleming, 43 mins), 4-73 (18 Astle, 31 mins), 5-103 (30 Cairns, 38 mins), 6-104 (1 McMillan, 6 mins), 7-189 (85 Nash, 121 mins), 8-191 (2 Vettori, 12 mins), 9-211 (20 Doull, 17 mins), 10-226 (15 Parore, 47 mins)

Bowler O M R W
A D Mullally 26.4 5 72 2
A R Caddick 27 12 57 3
A J Tudor 11 2 44 1
M A Butcher 7 2 25 1
P C R Tufnell 17 9 22 3

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat

Umpires: S A Bucknor, P Willey

England
A J Stewart , M A Butcher , N Hussain (capt) , G P Thorpe , M R Ramprakash , A Habib , C M W Read (wkt) , A J Tudor , A R Caddick , A D Mullally , P C R Tufnell ,

New Zealand
M J Horne , N J Astle , S P Fleming (capt) , R G Twose , C D McMillan , A C Parore (wkt) , S B Doull , C L Cairns , D J Nash , D L Vettori , G I Allott ,





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