Sidebottom rout destroys New Zealand in third Test
( AFP ) - Ryan Sidebottom bowled England back in charge of the third cricket Test here Sunday as New Zealand squandered a powerful position losing seven wickets for 52 runs on the second day.
Bowling unchanged between lunch and tea, Sidebottom took five wickets as New Zealand's first innings crumbled from 93 for one to 155 for eight in the session.
With only two wickets remaining New Zealand were 98 runs in arrears of England's first innings 253.
It was a lone-stand by the left-arm quick Sidebottom who held the England attack together just as Kevin Pietersen did with his 129 when England batted.
At tea Sidebottom had the remarkable figures of six for 43 off 20 overs, while at the other end Stuart Broad had two 47 off 15 and James Anderson none for 54 off seven.
It was Stephen Fleming and Jamie who belted Anderson out of the attack before lunch and the rot set in soon after the break when Fleming again failed to convert a half century into a 100.
His dismissal for 59 -- caught at second slip by Paul Collingwood off Sidebottom -- means he needs a further 54 runs in the second innings to meet his goal of ending an 111-Test career with an average of 40.
Sidebottom, who dismissed Matthew Bell early in the day with the third ball of the New Zealand innings, then removed the second danger batsman when he had How caught by Strauss at first slip for 44.
Although it is a placid wicket, no other New Zealand batsman has looked comfortable.
Broad had Taylor caught behind by Ambrose for two, and Tim Southee caught by Pietersen for five, while Sidebottom continued his rampage with the wickets of Mathew Sinclair (7), Grant Elliott (6) and Brendon McCullum (9).
At tea, Daniel Vettori was not out with New Zealand's third highest score of 10 while Jeetan Patel was on one.
Earlier teenager Southee announced his arrival on the international scene with a five-wicket haul on debut as England's first innings folded quickly on the second morning to be all out for 253.
The 19-year-old Southee started the day with a wicket off the first ball when Stuart Broad sent an edge to Brendon McCullum to be out for a Test-best 42.
He then finished the innings with Ryan Sidebottom caught by Mattew Bell at mid-off for 14, while in between the two Southee dismissals Chris Martin bowled Monty Panesar for one.
Southee returned an impressive five for 55 off 23.1 overs, the third best debut figures for a New Zealand bowler.
His victims included Pietersen who contributed more than half the England total with his 129 on the first day while fast bowler Broad was their second top scorer.