Go-Slow England Feel the Squeeze; (1) Hard Going: Kyle Mills Celebrates after Bowling Ian Bell for Just and Michael Vaughan (below) Enjoys Reaching His Half-Century (2) Shouldering Arms: Kevin Pietersen Lets Another Go through to the Keeper (above), Much to Spinner Daniel Vettoris Annoyance

The Evening Standard (London, England), March 7, 2008 | Go to article overview

Go-Slow England Feel the Squeeze; (1) Hard Going: Kyle Mills Celebrates after Bowling Ian Bell for Just and Michael Vaughan (below) Enjoys Reaching His Half-Century (2) Shouldering Arms: Kevin Pietersen Lets Another Go through to the Keeper (above), Much to Spinner Daniel Vettoris Annoyance


Byline: David Lloyd

ENGLAND dug themselves into a deep hole here today and now face a hugestruggle to emerge from the First Test with a draw, never mind much credit.

On the plus side, Michael Vaughan's side lost only four wickets when it lookedat one stage as though they might be bowled out by New Zealand.

But their rate of progress to 286 for six was so painfully slow that 93 oversproduced only 199 runs.

Kevin Pietersen, of all people, went within a couple of overs of battingthrough an entire, two-hour session without hitting a single boundary andfinally fell for 42 to his 131st delivery.

After three days England still trail by 184 runs and they could yet be upagainst it this weekend, especially if Seddon Park's desperately dreary pitchstarts to break up. But, whatever the result, their performance so far has beenat odds with Vaughan's pre-series talk of a "vibrant, excited" side.

Enough has been said about England's bowling. Today, New Zealand showed themhow to put together a disciplined performance in the field while spinnersDaniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel produced excellent spells.

But arguably the best bit of spinning came not from those two but out ofPietersen's mouth. "Our guys batted brilliantly," he claimed. "I think we putin a great performance." Yet from the moment late yesterday when England sentin Matthew Hoggard as a nightwatchman they were adopting an overly-defensivestrategy.

And so it proved as the batsmen retreated further into their shells Only whenPietersen hit his third ball for six did it look as though things might change.But one of the world's most exciting strokeplayers faced another 90 ballsbefore collecting a boundary. How can anything account for that? Although itwas Vettori and Patel who really put the squeeze on England, pacemen ChrisMartin and Kyle Mills played their part during the morning session withaggression and accuracy.

Vaughan did manage to steer a boundary to reach 50 before pulling Mills foranother four. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Go-Slow England Feel the Squeeze; (1) Hard Going: Kyle Mills Celebrates after Bowling Ian Bell for Just and Michael Vaughan (below) Enjoys Reaching His Half-Century (2) Shouldering Arms: Kevin Pietersen Lets Another Go through to the Keeper (above), Much to Spinner Daniel Vettoris Annoyance
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.