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England tour of New Zealand, 2019, 2nd Test Seddon Park, Hamilton

New Zealand Logo
New Zealand Logo
NEW ZEALAND
375 & 241/2 (75)
NEW ZEALAND
NZ
England Logo
England Logo
ENGLAND
476 (162.5)
ENGLAND
ENG

Draw

PLAYER OF THE MATCH-J Root
New Zealand LogoNew Zealand - INNINGS 1NZ INN 1RB4s6sSR
J Ravalc Joe Root b Stuart Broad5210023.81
T Lathamb Stuart Broad10517216061.05
K Williamson (C)c Joe Root b Chris Woakes4200020.00
R Taylorc Joe Root b Chris Woakes531008053.00
H Nichollsc Stuart Broad b Sam Curran16483033.33
B Watling (Wk)c Rory Burns b Stuart Broad551927028.65
D Mitchellc Jofra Archer b Stuart Broad731598145.91
M Santnerc Chris Woakes b Jofra Archer23391258.97
T Southeec Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes181630112.50
M Henrynot out571071.43
N Wagnerc Dominic Sibley b Sam Curran01000.00
Extrasnb 0, lb 3, w 0, b 15, p 018
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 129.1 Overs)375(2.90 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-16 (Raval, 6.6), 2-39 (Williamson, 13.6), 3-155 (Taylor, 47.4), 4-182 (Latham, 55.6), 5-191 (Nicholls, 63.1), 6-315 (Watling, 116.5), 7-330 (Mitchell, 120.4), 8-357 (Southee, 125.1), 9-375 (Santner, 128.6), 10-375 (Wagner, 129.1)
England LogoEngland - BOWLINGENGOMRWER
S Broad2877342.61
J Archer2887512.68
C Woakes3168332.68
S Curran23.176322.72
J Root301404.67
B Stokes1353602.77
J Denly301304.33
England LogoEngland - INNINGS 1ENG INN 1RB4s6sSR
R BurnsRun out Jeet Raval10120915048.33
D Sibleylbw b Tim Southee4200020.00
J Denlyc BJ Watling b Matt Henry481050.00
J Root (C)c Henry Nicholls b Mitchell Santner22644122151.25
B Stokesc Ross Taylor b Tim Southee26594044.07
Z Crawleyc BJ Watling b Neil Wagner160016.67
O Pope (Wk)c Jeet Raval b Neil Wagner752026037.13
S Currannot out11151073.33
C Woakesc BJ Watling b Neil Wagner03000.00
J Archerb Neil Wagner8120166.67
S Broadb Neil Wagner03000.00
Extrasnb 1, lb 14, w 1, b 4, p 020
TOTAL(10 Wickets, 162.5 Overs)476(2.92 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-11 (Sibley, 6.4), 2-24 (Denly, 9.5), 3-201 (Burns, 73.3), 4-245 (Stokes, 91.5), 5-262 (Crawley, 94.2), 6-455 (Pope, 156.5), 7-458 (Root, 157.3), 8-460 (Woakes, 158.4), 9-476 (Archer, 162.2), 10-476 (Broad, 162.5)
New Zealand LogoNew Zealand - BOWLINGNZOMRWER
T Southee3749022.43
M Henry3368712.64
N Wagner35.5312453.46(1 w)
D Mitchell2256903.14(1 nb)
M Santner3548812.51
New Zealand LogoNew Zealand - INNINGS 2NZ INN 2RB4s6sSR
T Lathamc Joe Root b Chris Woakes18292062.07
J Ravallbw b Sam Curran02000.00
K Williamson (C)not out10423411044.44
R Taylornot out10518611256.45
H Nicholls
B Watling (Wk)
D Mitchell
M Santner
T Southee
M Henry
N Wagner
Extrasnb 1, lb 3, w 3, b 2, p 514
TOTAL(2 Wickets, 75.0 Overs)241(3.21 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-2 (Raval, 1.2), 2-28 (Latham, 8.6)
England LogoEngland - BOWLINGENGOMRWER
S Broad902803.11
S Curran1625613.50(2 w)
J Archer1212702.25
C Woakes1141211.09
B Stokes1415804.14(1 nb, 1 w)
J Denly912703.00
J Root412305.75
  • Match Details
  • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: J Root
  • TOSS: Won By England
  • UMPIRES: Paul & Kumar
  • TV UMPIRE: Bruce
  • MATCH REFEREE: Javagal
NZ Inn. 2
ENG Inn. 1
  • 74.6

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor edges the flat ball on middle towards backward point. Oh! Wait! Here comes the rain as predicted! Groundstaffs rushes to the field to cover the pitch and the playing area. Rain has interrupted as players and umpires walking back towards the dressing room. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson should be thanking the rain gods that it only started raining after they got to their hundreds. Let's see when the rain stop. Umpires have decided to take tea and we wait for their final decision about the game after incepction. Bad news from the center that umpires has decided that the play has been abandoned for the day and New Zealand draw the match. New Zealand clinch the 2 match Test series 1-0. The Kiwi's have done their part to make this match a draw and England walk home empty handed. Ross Taylor top scored with 105 runs, Kane Williamson with 104 runs. The duo puts up an unbeaten 213 runs stand for the third wicket to draw the match. England's point of view, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes picked up a wicket each. Engalnd did have a chance of winning today's game but they went going wicketless in the first session. Taylor and Williamson did their best to not lose any wickets and were marching towards a draw but the rain Gods had other plans. 5 overs post lunch, rain plays spoilsport and the match has been abandoned. England did not get much of a chance to prove themselves post lunch. There will be no changes in the ICC Test Championship points table as this 2 match Test series was not a part of it. Man of the match has been awarded to England skipper Joe Root for his excellent 226 runs. Man of the series has been awarded to Neil Wagner for picking up his 2nd five wicket haul and 13 wickets in total in this series. Plenty of live cricket coming up as New Zealand will now tour their neighbour Australia for a 3 match Test series starting December 12th at the Perth Stadium, Perth. England will tour South Africa for a 4 Test, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. England will start with a Boxing Day Test on 26th December at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. Sri Lanka will also tour the neighbor Pakistan for 2 match Test series staring 11th December. India will take on West Indies for a 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting this Friday, 6th December at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Join us for all the live coverage of those games. Stay tuned for all the action around the cricketing world. Until then, Cheers.

  • 74.5

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor jabs the off-break outside off towards cover point.

  • 74.4

    J Root to R Taylor, SIX runs. What a way to bring up his 19th Test century! It's Taylor's time to lift the bat! Back-to-back 6's! A carbon copy of the previous delivery. He slog sweeps the tossed up ball on stumps over the mid-wicket ropes for a maximum and brings up his Test century in fine fashion. The skipper walks up to him to congratulate his as well, must be very proud of his efforts.

  • 74.3

    J Root to R Taylor, SIX runs. Into the stands! Taylor slog sweeps the arm ball on middle over the deep square-leg fence for a maximum and moves into 99 runs. 1 run short of an excellent century

  • 74.2

    J Root to R Taylor, FOUR runs. 200 runs stands comes up! Brave sweep! Taylor sweeps the tossed up ball on off to the deep mid-wicket ropes for four and brings up the 200 runs partnership for the third wicket between Taylor and Kane

  • 74.1

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the flighted delivery on middle towards the man at mid-wicket.

  • 73.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the tossed up ball on off on his front foot.

  • 73.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor slaps the flat ball outside off towards deep cover point for a run.

  • 73.4

    J Denly to R Taylor, 2 runs. Taylor sweeps the flighted delivery on middle towards fine-leg region for a brace.

  • 73.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor cuts the flat ball outside off towards the man at point.

  • 73.2

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards sweeper cover.

  • 73.1

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor drives the flighted delivery outside off towards deep cover fora run.

  • OVER 73
    5 RUNS NZ 225/2
    R Taylor 89 (180)
    K Williamson 104 (234)
    J Root 3-1-7-0
    J Denly 9-1-27-0
  • 72.6

    J Root to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the tossed up ball on leg towards short leg.

  • 72.5

    J Root to K Williamson, FOUR runs. 100 up for the skipper! A captain's knock! Williamson sweeps the flighted delivery on middle to the deep backward square-leg fence for a boundary and brings up his 21st Test century in style. His team mates in the dressing room are proud of his effort as they give him a standing ovation.

  • 72.4

    J Root to K Williamson, no run. Williamson works the off-break on leg towards mid-wicket.

  • 72.3

    J Root to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson drives the tossed up ball outside off towards long-off for a brace.

  • 72.2

    J Root to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the tossed up ball outside off towards silly point.

  • 72.1

    J Root to R Taylor, 1 bye. Taylor tries to drag the off-break down leg but misses. Pope also fails to gather the ball as it rolls towards long-stop region. Taylor scampers for a run and the umpire signals bye.

  • OVER 72
    7 RUNS NZ 220/2
    R Taylor 85 (176)
    K Williamson 103 (232)
    J Denly 8-1-22-0
    J Root 3-1-7-0
  • 71.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the tossed up delivery on off towards silly point.

  • 71.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor paddle sweeps the full toss on middle towards deep fine-leg for a run.

  • 71.4

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drives the tossed up ball outside off towards sweeper cover.

  • 71.3

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the flighted delivery outside off towards silly point.

  • 71.2

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the leg-break on off towards cover.

  • 71.1

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson cuts the flat ball outside off towards point.

  • OVER 71
    2 RUNS NZ 213/2
    R Taylor 85 (175)
    K Williamson 97 (227)
    J Root 2-1-1-0
    J Denly 8-1-22-0
  • 70.6

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor nudges the tossed up ball on middle back to Root.

  • 70.5

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the arm ball on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • 70.4

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the tossed up ball on of back to the bowler.

  • 70.3

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor steps forward and defends the arm ball on off towards short cover.

  • 70.2

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the arm ball on middle towards the bowler's end.

  • 70.1

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the flat ball on middle back to the bowler. Welcome back to the 2nd season of the final day. The English bowlers are having a hard day out there in the middle so far as they have gone wicket less in the first session. The Kiwi batsmen are looking very comfortable at the crease. Williamson is 4 runs shy of his 21st Test century and Taylor is at 84. They are doing their best to make it a draw so they can still win the series 1-0. England has a lot to look out for if they want to win this Test and luck needs to be on their side. Whereas for the Kiwi's, the skipper is out there in the middle playing his part for his team. Well accompanied by Ross Taylor as well. Currently, the hosts are the favorites to win this Test. Here goes the 2nd session....

  • OVER 70
    NO RUN NZ 211/2
    K Williamson 96 (222)
    R Taylor 84 (174)
    B Stokes 14-1-58-0
    J Root 2-1-1-0
  • 69.6

    B Stokes to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Last ball before lunch! Pulled away! Carbon copy of the 4th delivery! Williamson pulls the short ball on off to the deep square leg ropes for four. Its Lunch on Day 5. A positive start for the Kiwi's on the final day. New Zealand are 211 for the loss of 2 wickets. They lead by 110 runs with 8 wickets in hands. Williamson and Taylor have done a pretty good job in the middle and they have not lost any wickets. In this session, they have managed to make 115 runs from 36 overs. Not the best start for the English bowlers as they have gone wicket-less. Archer almost had the skipper's wicket but Denly denied him from it. Williamson and Taylor remain unbeaten at 96 and 84 respectively. Both the batsmen are marching towards their respective centuries and will get there post lunch (fingers crossed). England will continue their hunt for wickets are they need to stay alive in the match in order to avoid a series loss. Stay tuned for the post lunch session in about 40 minutes.

  • 69.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pulls the back of a length ball on middle but finds the fielder at short fine-leg.

  • 69.4

    B Stokes to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Muscled it! Williamson rides the bouncer and pulls the back of a length ball on leg to the deep square leg ropes for four.

  • 69.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the short ball on leg.

  • 69.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • 69.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the back of a length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 69
    9 RUNS NZ 211/2
    R Taylor 84 (168)
    K Williamson 96 (222)
    J Root 1-0-1-0
    B Stokes 14-1-58-0
  • 68.6

    J Root to K Williamson, no run. Appeal for LBW! Williamson tries to defend the off-break on leg. Misjudges the length as the delivery raps onto the pads. Appeal for LBW but the umpire is not convinced. They don’t opt for the review.

  • 68.5

    J Root to R Taylor, 1 run. 2nd New Zealand player to reach 7000 Test runs! Taylor clips the off-break on middle towards deep square-leg for a run and reaches the 7000 runs milestone. He becomes the 2nd New Zealand player after Stephen Fleming.

  • 68.4

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the flat ball on stumps towards the bowler's end.

  • 68.3

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the arm ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 68.2

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the tossed up ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 68.1

    J Root to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the arm ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • OVER 68
    1 RUN NZ 202/2
    R Taylor 83 (166)
    K Williamson 88 (218)
    B Stokes 13-1-49-0
    J Root 1-0-1-0
  • 67.6

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson flicks the fuller ball on leg towards mid-wicket.

  • 67.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson nudges the back of a length ball on leg towards the man at leg-slip.

  • 67.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. The lead is now into three figures! Taylor clips the fuller ball on pads towards deep square leg for a run and gives New Zealand a 100 run lead over England.

  • 67.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 wide. Taylor lets go the bouncer outside off. Umpire calls it wide due to height. That brings up New Zealand's 200.

  • 67.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drags the length ball on leg towards deep fine-leg for a single.

  • 67.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Ouch! Williamson takes a blow on his helmet! He tries to pull the bouncer on middle but misses. The ball ricochets off his helmet and carries to the keeper. Pope takes the catch and appeals for caught behind. The umpire is not interested. Root opts for the review. The replay confirms that there was no bat involved and the ball has struck onto his helmet. The 3rd umpire suggests the on-field umpire to stick to the original decision, Not-Out! England lose their review. The physio rushes in to check in on Williamson if there is any concussion. He seems fine and he is given a new helmet. England looked desperate here to get Williamson Out but instead they lose a valuable review.

  • 67.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor moves across and pulls the short ball on off towards deep forward square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 67
    4 RUNS NZ 201/2
    R Taylor 82 (161)
    K Williamson 88 (217)
    S Curran 16-2-56-1
    B Stokes 13-1-49-0
  • 66.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson steers the length ball outside off towards gully.

  • 66.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson strides across and defends the back of a length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 66.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 66.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson guides the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a brace.

  • 66.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the back of a length ball on middle on his back foot.

  • 66.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson digs out the full length ball wide outside off towards point.

  • OVER 66
    NO RUN NZ 197/2
    R Taylor 80 (159)
    K Williamson 87 (213)
    S Curran 16-2-56-1
    S Curran 16-2-56-1
  • 65.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 2 runs. A carbon copy of the previous ball. Taylor pulls the short ball outside off towards deep mid-wicket. Sloppy fielding by Archer near the ropes and they take two.

  • 65.6

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 no ball & 1 run. Over-stepped ! Williamson pulls the short ball outside off towards deep mid-wicket for a run. Umpire calls it a no-ball.

  • 65.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson moves across and tries to leave the back of a length ball on middle. Misjudges the length as the delivery raps onto his elbow and runs towards short-leg.

  • 65.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on off towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • 65.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pulls the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 65.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tucks the back of a length ball on off towards short mid-wicket.

  • 65.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the length ball on stumps towards the man at forward square-leg.

  • 64.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson punches the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 64.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Top shot! Williamson pulls the back of a length ball on middle to the deep backward square-leg fence for a boundary.

  • 64.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 64.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball angling on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • 64.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 64.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at short mid-on.

  • 63.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson cuts the leg-break outside off towards sweeper cover for a run.

  • 63.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor glances leg-break on leg towards deep fine-leg for a run.

  • 63.4

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor leaves alone the leg-break outside off.

  • 63.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor slaps the flighted delivery outside off towards point.

  • 63.2

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the leg-break on stumps back to the bowler.

  • 63.1

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the flat ball on middle towards short cover.

  • OVER 63
    2 RUNS NZ 186/2
    K Williamson 80 (199)
    R Taylor 77 (154)
    S Curran 14-2-50-1
    J Denly 7-1-20-0
  • 62.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 62.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 62.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball on of towards silly mid-off.

  • 62.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards the man at short cover.

  • 62.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 62.1

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor tucks the length ball on middle towards square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 62
    1 RUN NZ 184/2
    R Taylor 76 (149)
    K Williamson 79 (198)
    J Denly 6-1-18-0
    S Curran 14-2-50-1
  • 61.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson reaches out and sweeps the leg-break on leg towards deep fine leg for a brace.

  • 61.5

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson flicks the flat ball on leg towards short-leg.

  • 61.4

    J Denly to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson swats the leg-break on leg towards backward square leg for a brace.

  • 61.3

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the leg-break on off towards short cover.

  • 61.2

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the tossed up ball on leg back to the bowler.

  • 61.1

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the flat ball on middle towards the bowler's end.

  • OVER 61
    4 RUNS NZ 183/2
    R Taylor 75 (148)
    K Williamson 79 (193)
    C Woakes 11-4-12-1
    J Denly 6-1-18-0
  • 60.6

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson works the length ball ion middle towards backward square leg for a run.

  • 60.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards point.

  • 60.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 60.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the full length ball outside off but finds the fielder at short cover.

  • 60.2

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the fuller ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 60.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the short ball outside off.

  • OVER 60
    NO RUN NZ 179/2
    K Williamson 75 (187)
    R Taylor 75 (148)
    C Woakes -4-11-1
    C Woakes 11-4-12-1
  • 59.6

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the tossed up ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 59.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the tossed up delivery on leg towards mid-wicket.

  • 59.4

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tries to sweep the leg-break outside leg. Misjudges the length as the delivery brushes onto the pads and runs towards short leg.

  • 59.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor bunts the leg-break on stumps towards extra cover.

  • 59.2

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the tossed up ball on leg towards mid-off.

  • 59.1

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson clips the full toss on stumps towards long-on for a single. 150 runs partnership for the third wicket comes up for Williamson and Taylor.

  • 58.6

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the fuller ball on off towards short cover.

  • 58.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson cuts the length ball outside off towards the man at point.

  • 58.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson flicks the fuller ball on middle towards short mid-wicket.

  • 58.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson dabs the length ball outside off towards the man at gully.

  • 58.2

    C Woakes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor flicks the full length ball on leg towards deep square-leg for a run.

  • 58.1

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the full length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 57.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson works the leg-break on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 57.5

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the flighted delivery on stumps back to the bowler.

  • 57.4

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the leg-break outside off back to Denly.

  • 57.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor guides the flat ball outside off towards short third-man for a single.

  • 57.2

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the tossed up ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 57.1

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the flat ball on stumps towards forward square-leg.

  • OVER 57
    3 RUNS NZ 175/2
    R Taylor 74 (140)
    K Williamson 72 (177)
    C Woakes 9-4-9-1
    J Denly 4-1-13-0
  • 56.6

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball outside off towards silly point.

  • 56.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the length ball outside off towards the man at cover point.

  • 56.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the fuller ball on off towards silly mid-on and finds the fielder.

  • 56.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the back of a length ball outside off towards point.

  • 56.2

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 56.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • OVER 56
    NO RUN NZ 172/2
    R Taylor 73 (137)
    K Williamson 70 (174)
    J Denly 3-1-10-0
    C Woakes 9-4-9-1
  • 55.6

    J Denly to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Sliced! Taylor slaps the leg-break outside off to the deep point ropes for four.

  • 55.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the flat ball on off towards point.

  • 55.4

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson punches the tossed up ball outside off towards deep cover for a single.

  • 55.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor drives the flighted delivery outside off towards deep cover for a run.

  • 55.2

    J Denly to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drives the tossed up ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a run.

  • 55.1

    J Denly to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor punches the flighted delivery outside off towards deep cover for a run.

  • OVER 55
    8 RUNS NZ 172/2
    K Williamson 70 (168)
    R Taylor 73 (137)
    C Woakes 8-3-9-1
    J Denly 3-1-10-0
  • 54.6

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball outside of towards silly mid-off.

  • 54.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson hops and pushes the back of a length delivery on off towards short cover.

  • 54.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball outside off towards point.

  • 54.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson clips the full length ball on stumps towards the man at mid-on.

  • 54.2

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off on his front foot.

  • 54.1

    C Woakes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor flicks the full length ball on leg towards deep square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 54
    1 RUN NZ 164/2
    R Taylor 67 (133)
    K Williamson 68 (166)
    J Denly 2-1-2-0
    C Woakes 8-3-9-1
  • 53.6

    J Denly to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson tucks the leg-break on leg towards fine leg for a brace.

  • 53.5

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson nudges the flighted delivery down leg but finds the fielder at short fine-leg.

  • 53.4

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the leg-break on of towards silly point.

  • 53.3

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the flat ball on stumps and the ball stays near his feet.

  • 53.2

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the leg-break outside off.

  • 53.1

    J Denly to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the flighted delivery outside off back to the bowler.

  • OVER 53
    2 RUNS NZ 163/2
    R Taylor 66 (132)
    K Williamson 68 (161)
    J Archer 12-1-27-0
    J Denly 2-1-2-0
  • 52.6

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the fuller ball on leg on his front foot.

  • 52.5

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the back of a length ball on middle towards short-leg.

  • 52.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off towards short cover and they scamper for a single.

  • 52.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • 52.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor tucks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square leg for a run.

  • 52.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drives the full length ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • OVER 52
    3 RUNS NZ 161/2
    K Williamson 66 (155)
    R Taylor 66 (132)
    S Broad 9-0-28-0
    J Archer 12-1-27-0
  • 51.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson punches the fuller ball outside off towards extra cover for a run. Time for drinks.

  • 51.5

    S Broad to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on middle towards deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • 51.4

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tries to pull the back of a length ball drifting down leg but misses.

  • 51.3

    S Broad to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson flicks the full length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • 51.2

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 51.1

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson looks to drive the length ball outside off but gets an inside edge onto his pad and the ball stays near his feet.

  • OVER 51
    3 RUNS NZ 158/2
    K Williamson 64 (152)
    R Taylor 65 (129)
    J Archer 11-1-24-0
    S Broad 9-0-28-0
  • 50.6

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tucks the length ball on leg towards mid-wicket. Williamson wants the single but Taylor sends him back mid-way. He rushes to make it back in time.

  • 50.5

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the full length ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 50.4

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the back of a length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 50.3

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 50.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor taps the back of a length ball on of towards silly mid-on.

  • 50.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 50
    NO RUN NZ 155/2
    K Williamson 62 (148)
    R Taylor 64 (127)
    S Broad 8-0-25-0
    J Archer 11-1-24-0
  • 49.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 49.5

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the length ball outside off towards cover point.

  • 49.4

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 49.3

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 49.2

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson punches the fuller ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 49.1

    S Broad to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on stumps towards deep square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 49
    1 RUN NZ 155/2
    R Taylor 64 (121)
    K Williamson 62 (148)
    J Archer 10-0-24-0
    S Broad 8-0-25-0
  • 48.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson stands tall and pushes the back of a length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 48.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson flicks the full length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • 48.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Denly has dropped an absolute dolly! Oh boy. It was not that difficult either. Williamson tucks the length ball on middle straight into the hands of Denly at mid-wicket but he drops it. Archer celebrates too early and makes a fool out of himself. He looks embarrassed.

  • 48.3

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor hops and pushes the back of a length ball outside off towards point for a quick single.

  • 48.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson tucks the length ball on leg towards square leg for a run.

  • 48.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • OVER 48
    2 RUNS NZ 154/2
    R Taylor 63 (120)
    K Williamson 62 (143)
    S Broad 7-0-24-0
    J Archer 10-0-24-0
  • 47.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson slaps the short ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 47.5

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson bunts the length ball outside off towards cover point.

  • 47.4

    S Broad to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor drives the fuller ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a run. That gives New Zealand a 50 run lead over England.

  • 47.3

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball on middle towards the bowler's end.

  • 47.2

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball outside off towards silly mid-off.

  • 47.1

    S Broad to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drives the length ball outside off towards deep cover for a run. That brings up New Zealand's 150.

  • OVER 47
    3 RUNS NZ 152/2
    K Williamson 61 (138)
    R Taylor 62 (119)
    J Archer 9-0-22-0
    S Broad 7-0-24-0
  • 46.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson tucks the length ball on leg towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • 46.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the full length ball outside off towards the man at mid-off.

  • 46.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tries to flick the length ball drifting down leg but misses.

  • 46.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 46.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 46.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor flicks the back of a length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 46
    2 RUNS NZ 149/2
    K Williamson 59 (135)
    R Taylor 61 (116)
    S Broad 6-0-21-0
    J Archer 9-0-22-0
  • 45.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 45.5

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the length ball on off towards point.

  • 45.4

    S Broad to R Taylor, 3 runs. Taylor punches the fuller ball outside off towards cover. Ugly fielding by Crawley and they take three. Not the fielding effort he would be proud of.

  • 45.3

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 45.2

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 45.1

    S Broad to R Taylor, no run. Taylor taps the full length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 45
    3 RUNS NZ 147/2
    R Taylor 60 (115)
    K Williamson 58 (130)
    J Archer 8-0-20-0
    S Broad 6-0-21-0
  • 44.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 44.5

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the slower short ball on middle towards deep square-leg for a single.

  • 44.4

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the fuller ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 44.3

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • 44.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 44.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • OVER 44
    1 RUN NZ 144/2
    R Taylor 57 (111)
    K Williamson 58 (128)
    B Stokes 11-1-40-0
    J Archer 8-0-20-0
  • 43.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor punches the back of a length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 43.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to pull the back of a length ball on leg. Misjudge the length as the delivery raps onto his abdomen and the ball stays near his feet.

  • 43.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Sliced! Taylor slaps the back of a length ball outside off to the deep point ropes for four.

  • 43.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. 50 up for Taylor! Bang on! Taylor slashes the short ball outside off to the deep point region ropes for a boundary. 33rd Test half century comes up for Ross Taylor.

  • 43.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the back of a length ball on off on his back foot.

  • 43.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pulls the short ball on off but finds the fielder at square-leg.

  • OVER 43
    9 RUNS NZ 143/2
    R Taylor 56 (106)
    K Williamson 58 (127)
    S Curran 13-2-49-1
    B Stokes 11-1-40-0
  • 42.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor slaps the low full-toss outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 42.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the length ball on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • 42.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson flicks the fuller ball on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • 42.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, FOUR runs. The edge of luck! Williamson edges the length ball outside off to the deep third-man fence for a boundary.

  • 42.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson awkwardly defends the fuller ball on off towards gully.

  • 42.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, FOUR runs. 50 up for the skipper! Top shot! Williamson drives the length ball outside off to the wide long-on fence for a boundary and brings up his 32nd Test Fifty. 100 runs stand for the third wicket comes with that boundary between Kane and Ross.

  • OVER 42
    10 RUNS NZ 134/2
    R Taylor 47 (100)
    K Williamson 58 (127)
    B Stokes 10-1-31-0
    S Curran 13-2-49-1
  • 41.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor offers no shot to the short bell down the leg side. Good take by Pope behind the stumps.

  • 41.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson hooks the back of a length ball on leg towards deep fine-leg for a run.

  • 41.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on of towards square leg. Root fumbles with the ball and they take a single.

  • 41.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Nicely timed! Taylor cuts the length ball outside off to the deep backward point region ropes for a boundary.

  • 41.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson tucks the back of a length ball on leg towards deep fine leg for a run.

  • 41.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball outside off towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • OVER 41
    8 RUNS NZ 124/2
    K Williamson 49 (123)
    R Taylor 46 (98)
    S Curran 12-2-39-1
    B Stokes 10-1-31-0
  • 40.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson punches the fuller ball on off towards long-off for a brace.

  • 40.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 40.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 40.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson dabs the full length ball outside off towards the man at gully.

  • 40.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 40.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson moves across and defends the length ball outside off towards the bowler's end.

  • OVER 40
    2 RUNS NZ 116/2
    R Taylor 40 (94)
    K Williamson 47 (121)
    B Stokes 9-1-23-0
    S Curran 12-2-39-1
  • 39.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pulls the short ball on off towards point.

  • 39.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson pushes the fuller ball outside off towards extra cover for a run.

  • 39.4

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the short bell outside off.

  • 39.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson looks to flick the back of a length ball on middle. Misjudge the length as the delivery raps onto his glove and the ball rolls towards short-leg.

  • 39.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tries to tuck the back of a length ball drifting down leg but fails to connect.

  • 39.1

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • OVER 39
    1 RUN NZ 114/2
    K Williamson 45 (115)
    R Taylor 40 (94)
    S Curran 11-2-37-1
    B Stokes 9-1-23-0
  • 38.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the fuller ball on off towards silly mid-on.

  • 38.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Edge and Four! Taylor edges the length ball outside off to the deep third-man region ropes for a boundary.

  • 38.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover and they scamper for a single.

  • 38.3

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 leg bye. Taylor tries to flick the back of a length ball on leg. Misjudge the length as the delivery raps onto his pad and rolls towards short fine-leg. Taylor scampers for a run but the umpire signals leg-bye.

  • 38.2

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the fuller ball on off towards silly mid-off.

  • 38.1

    S Curran to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Massive drive! Taylor drives the full length ball outside off to the sweeper cover fence for a boundary.

  • OVER 38
    10 RUNS NZ 113/2
    K Williamson 44 (110)
    R Taylor 40 (93)
    B Stokes 8-1-22-0
    S Curran 11-2-37-1
  • 37.6

    B Stokes to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Pulled away! Williamson pulls the back of a length ball on middle to the deep square-leg region ropes for a boundary. That brings up New Zealand's 100. New Zealand now takes the lead by 2 runs.

  • 37.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson hops and defends the back of a length ball on stumps back to the bowler.

  • 37.4

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Dropped! Williamson tries to glance the back of a length ball drifting down leg. The ball brushes his glove and carries to the keeper. Pope fails to hold onto it and Williamson survives.

  • 37.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer angling on off.

  • 37.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball drifting down leg.

  • 37.1

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • OVER 37
    4 RUNS NZ 103/2
    R Taylor 32 (88)
    K Williamson 43 (109)
    S Curran 10-2-28-1
    B Stokes 8-1-22-0
  • 36.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball on off towards silly mid-off.

  • 36.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor nudges the fuller ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 36.4

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the fuller ball outside off towards silly mid-off.

  • 36.3

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Appeal for Run-Out! Taylor drives the full length ball on off back to the bowler. Curran collects the ball and throws it directly at the striker stumps and appeals for Run Out. The replay shows, that the batsman was well inside the crease. Third umpire signal NOT OUT on the big screen.

  • 36.2

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 36.1

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor moves across and defends the length ball outside off towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 36
    NO RUN NZ 99/2
    K Williamson 39 (103)
    R Taylor 32 (88)
    B Stokes 7-1-18-0
    S Curran 10-2-28-1
  • 35.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on off towards deep backward square leg for a run.

  • 35.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pulls the back of a length ball outside off but finds the fielder at forward square-leg.

  • 35.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pulls the short ball on off towards point.

  • 35.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor hops and clips the back of a length ball on middle towards short-leg.

  • 35.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor hops and defends the back of a length ball on off on his back foot.

  • 35.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to flick the back of a length ball on leg. Misjudge the length as the delivery raps onto his hip and the ball stays near his feet.

  • OVER 35
    1 RUN NZ 99/2
    R Taylor 32 (82)
    K Williamson 39 (103)
    S Curran 9-1-28-1
    B Stokes 7-1-18-0
  • 34.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball on off towards silly mid-off.

  • 34.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the length ball on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • 34.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 34.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson flicks the length ball on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 34.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 34.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. First ball of Day 5! Williamson hops and defends the back of a length ball on off back towards the bowler's end. Hello and a warm welcome to the final day of the 2nd Test between New Zealand and England. New Zealand is on 96-2 after 34 overs in their second innings and still trail by 5 runs. This Test is delicately poised, like a pint glass on the edge of a table in a crowded bar. But which team is going to have their beer split? England will be looking to bowl out the Kiwi's as early as possible and chase down the lead in order to level the series 1-1. New Zealand's main aim would be to pile up as many runs as possible or bat through time to make it a draw so they can win the series by 1-0. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 37 runs and 31 runs respectively as they put up an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs for the third wicket till now. First session would be a crucial one as it may determine the fate of the game on final days play. Let's see who dominates the first session.

  • OVER 34
    2 RUNS NZ 98/2
    R Taylor 31 (76)
    K Williamson 39 (103)
    B Stokes 6-1-17-0
    S Curran 9-1-28-1
  • 33.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor taps down the short ball on middle towards silly mid-on. It's stumps on Day 4. New Zealand managed to score 96 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their second innings. They still trail by 5 runs with 8 wickets in hand. Williamson and Taylor remains unbeaten with 37 runs and 31 runs respectively. They put up an unbeaten partnership of 68 runs for the third wicket. For England, Curran and Woakes picked up a wicket each. This test may heading towards a draw as just one day left in this match. Can the New Zealand duo continue their runs hunt tomorrow or will England bowler's wind up the Kiwi's innings to a modest total? Stay tuned for the live updates from around the world of cricket. until then, Cheers.

  • 33.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Cheeky! Taylor slices the short ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for a boundary.

  • 33.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 33.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson flicks the back of a length ball on pads towards square leg for a single.

  • 33.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • 33.1

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tucks the short of a length ball on stumps towards square leg.

  • OVER 33
    5 RUNS NZ 96/2
    K Williamson 37 (97)
    R Taylor 31 (76)
    J Denly 1-1-0-0
    B Stokes 6-1-17-0
  • 32.6

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the arm ball on middle towards silly mid-on.

  • 32.5

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor moves across and pushes the flighted ball on off towards point.

  • 32.4

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor slashes the leg-break outside off towards gully.

  • 32.3

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the tossed up ball on off towards cover.

  • 32.2

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor dabs the tossed up ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 32.1

    J Denly to R Taylor, no run. Taylor cuts the leg-break outside off towards point.

  • OVER 32
    NO RUN NZ 91/2
    K Williamson 36 (94)
    R Taylor 27 (73)
    B Stokes 5-1-12-0
    J Denly 1-1-0-0
  • 31.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor chips the length delivery on middle towards long-leg.

  • 31.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tries to flick the short ball on leg but misses as the ball hits his body.

  • 31.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the back of a length ball on stumps towards square leg.

  • 31.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the short ball on leg.

  • 31.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the back of a length ball on pads towards mid-wicket.

  • 31.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to work the short of a length ball on leg but misses as the ball raps onto his thigh pads. The ball lands past the fielder at short leg.

  • OVER 31
    1 RUN NZ 91/2
    R Taylor 27 (67)
    K Williamson 36 (94)
    C Woakes 7-3-8-1
    B Stokes 5-1-12-0
  • 30.6

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 5 penalty runs. Extra runs! Williamson lets go the short ball down the leg side. Pope fumbles and misses the ball, it brushes his pads and goes towards helmet behind Pope. Penalty 5 runs were awarded to the batting side as it struck on the helmet.

  • 30.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the back of a length ball on off towards extra cover.

  • 30.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the length ball on off but finds the fielder at cover.

  • 30.3

    C Woakes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor drives the good length ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a single.

  • 30.2

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor guides the length ball outside off towards short third man.

  • 30.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson punches the short of a length ball outside off towards cover for a single.

  • OVER 30
    7 RUNS NZ 90/2
    R Taylor 26 (61)
    K Williamson 36 (94)
    B Stokes 4-1-11-0
    C Woakes 7-3-8-1
  • 29.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Elegant cover drive! Taylor cover drives the full length ball outside off to the sweeper cover fence.

  • 29.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor works the back of a length ball on stumps towards mid-wicket.

  • 29.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the full length ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 29.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the short ball on leg.

  • 29.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the length ball on middle towards square-leg.

  • 29.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • OVER 29
    4 RUNS NZ 83/2
    K Williamson 35 (90)
    R Taylor 25 (59)
    C Woakes 6-3-6-1
    B Stokes 4-1-11-0
  • 28.6

    C Woakes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor works the full length delivery on middle towards square-leg.

  • 28.5

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the fuller length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • 28.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 3 runs. Williamson drives the full length ball outside off towards outside off towards sweeper cover region for three runs. 50 runs partnership between the duo completed.

  • 28.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the back of a length ball outside off towards point.

  • 28.2

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tucks the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 28.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 28
    4 RUNS NZ 79/2
    R Taylor 21 (53)
    K Williamson 35 (90)
    B Stokes 3-1-7-0
    C Woakes 6-3-6-1
  • 27.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to hook the bumper on middle but misses it.

  • 27.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the back of a length ball on off towards cover.

  • 27.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor punches the short ball outside off towards cover.

  • 27.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson works the short of a length ball on pads towards deep fine leg for a single.

  • 27.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bumper down the leg.

  • 27.1

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the short ball on stumps.

  • OVER 27
    1 RUN NZ 75/2
    K Williamson 32 (86)
    R Taylor 20 (51)
    S Curran 8-1-26-1
    B Stokes 3-1-7-0
  • 26.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the full toss on middle towards mid-on.

  • 26.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the fuller length ball on stumps towards mid-wicket.

  • 26.4

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 26.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson clips the length ball on leg towards deep square leg for a single.

  • 26.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 wide. Williamson offers no shot to the bouncer outside off. Umpire signals wide.

  • 26.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson chips the length delivery on off towards forward square-leg.

  • 26.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • OVER 26
    2 RUNS NZ 74/2
    K Williamson 31 (83)
    R Taylor 20 (48)
    B Stokes 2-1-6-0
    S Curran 8-1-26-1
  • 25.6

    B Stokes to R Taylor, 2 runs. Taylor steers the length ball outside off towards deep point for a couple.

  • 25.5

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the short ball on off towards cover.

  • 25.4

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the short ball on middle.

  • 25.3

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor jabs the back of a length ball on off towards backward point.

  • 25.2

    B Stokes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the bouncer on leg.

  • 25.1

    B Stokes to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Carves it away! Taylor carves the short of a length ball outside off to the deep point ropes for a boundary.

  • OVER 25
    6 RUNS NZ 72/2
    K Williamson 30 (80)
    R Taylor 20 (45)
    S Curran 7-1-24-1
    B Stokes 2-1-6-0
  • 24.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the full length ball outside off back to the bowler.

  • 24.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drills the low full toss on off towards mid-on.

  • 24.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the in-swinging delivery outside off.

  • 24.3

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor works the length ball on pads towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 24.2

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor jabs the full length ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 24.1

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drives the fuller length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • OVER 24
    1 RUN NZ 66/2
    R Taylor 14 (39)
    K Williamson 30 (80)
    B Stokes 1-1-0-0
    S Curran 7-1-24-1
  • 23.6

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways away from the short ball on middle.

  • 23.5

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson looks to pull the short ball angling on leg but misses. Pope gathers it behind the stumps.

  • 23.4

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the in-swinging delivery outside off.

  • 23.3

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson taps the length ball on off back towards Stokes.

  • 23.2

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson works the back of length ball on middle towards forward square-leg.

  • 23.1

    B Stokes to K Williamson, no run. Ouch! That must have hurt! Williamson looks to pull the short of a length ball on stumps but misses as the ball hits his body.

  • OVER 23
    NO RUN NZ 65/2
    R Taylor 13 (36)
    K Williamson 30 (77)
    S Curran 6-1-23-1
    B Stokes 1-1-0-0
  • 22.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 22.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, FOUR runs. Pulled away! Taylor pulls the back of a length ball on off to the deep square leg ropes for a boundary.

  • 22.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 bye. Williamson lets go the length delivery outside off. Pope fails to collect the ball behind the stumps as it run towards deep third man region for a bye.

  • 22.3

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor glances the fuller length ball on pads towards deep fine leg region for a single.

  • 22.2

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor nudges the length ball on middle toward short mid-wicket.

  • 22.1

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor pushes the fuller length ball on stumps towards mid-on.

  • OVER 22
    6 RUNS NZ 65/2
    K Williamson 30 (71)
    R Taylor 13 (36)
    S Broad 5-0-18-0
    S Curran 6-1-23-1
  • 21.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pushes the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 21.5

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson taps the good length ball on off towards cover.

  • 21.4

    S Broad to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Exquisite shot! Williamson pulls the back of length ball on middle to the deep forwards square-leg fence.

  • 21.3

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the slow leg-cutter on off towards point.

  • 21.2

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 21.1

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the fuller length ball outside off towards cover.

  • OVER 21
    4 RUNS NZ 59/2
    R Taylor 8 (31)
    K Williamson 30 (70)
    S Curran 5-1-18-1
    S Broad 5-0-18-0
  • 20.6

    S Curran to R Taylor, 2 runs. Taylor chips the full length delivery on middle towards long-leg for a couple. A desperate dive by the substitute fielder Mahmood at the fence saves the certain boundary.

  • 20.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the length ball on off back towards Curran.

  • 20.5

    S Curran to R Taylor, 1 wide. Taylor offers no shot to the length ball angling wide outside off. Umpire signals wide.

  • 20.4

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 20.3

    S Curran to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the full length ball on stumps down the track.

  • 20.2

    S Curran to R Taylor, 2 runs. Taylor flicks the full length ball on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 20.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson punches the length ball on off towards mid-on for a single. 50 up for New Zealand.

  • OVER 20
    6 RUNS NZ 55/2
    K Williamson 26 (64)
    R Taylor 8 (31)
    J Archer 7-0-19-0
    S Curran 5-1-18-1
  • 19.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson nudges the length delivery on pads towards forward square-leg.

  • 19.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson drives the length ball outside off towards deep cover and collects a couple.

  • 19.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways away from the short ball outside off.

  • 19.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the short of a length ball on off towards short mid-wicket.

  • 19.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor taps down the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 19.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the bouncer on stumps.

  • OVER 19
    4 RUNS NZ 49/2
    K Williamson 25 (63)
    R Taylor 4 (26)
    S Curran 4-1-12-1
    J Archer 7-0-19-0
  • 18.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the full length delivery on off towards silly point.

  • 18.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 18.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the bumper down the leg.

  • 18.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways away from the short ball on off.

  • 18.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the full length delivery on middle back to the bowler.

  • 18.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • OVER 18
    NO RUN NZ 45/2
    R Taylor 3 (24)
    K Williamson 22 (59)
    J Archer 6-0-15-0
    S Curran 4-1-12-1
  • 17.6

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor ducks under the bumper on leg.

  • 17.5

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the short of a length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • 17.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson tucks the length ball outside off towards forward point for a quick run.

  • 17.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways away from the short ball on off.

  • 17.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 leg bye. Taylor looks to glance the back of a length ball on pads but misses as the ball raps onto his pads. The ball goes towards fine leg region. Umpire signals leg-bye.

  • 17.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the good length ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 17
    2 RUNS NZ 45/2
    K Williamson 22 (53)
    R Taylor 3 (24)
    C Woakes 5-3-2-1
    J Archer 6-0-15-0
  • 16.6

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson taps down the back of length ball on off towards silly point. It's time for drinks.

  • 16.5

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson clips the yorker on pads towards mid-wicket.

  • 16.4

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length delivery on middle back to the bowler.

  • 16.3

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball angling outside off.

  • 16.2

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson on-drives the full length delivery on middle towards mid-on.

  • 16.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, no run. Williamson nudges the length delivery on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 16
    NO RUN NZ 43/2
    R Taylor 3 (20)
    K Williamson 21 (51)
    J Archer 5-0-14-0
    C Woakes 5-3-2-1
  • 15.6

    J Archer to R Taylor, no run. Taylor lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 15.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson slices the length ball outside off towards deep cover and takes a single.

  • 15.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Lucky for Williamson! Williamson looks to duck under the short ball but misses. Misjudge the length, as the delivery raps on his elbow guard and rolls towards point. Elbow guard prevents Williamson from injury.

  • 15.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller length ball on off back towards Archer.

  • 15.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson ducks under the bouncer down the leg side.

  • 15.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the fuller length ball on off towards cover.

  • OVER 15
    1 RUN NZ 43/2
    K Williamson 21 (45)
    R Taylor 3 (20)
    C Woakes 4-2-2-1
    J Archer 5-0-14-0
  • 14.6

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the full length ball on middle towards silly mid-on.

  • 14.5

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor clips the length ball on pads towards mid-wicket.

  • 14.4

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor jabs the full length ball outside off towards silly mid-off.

  • 14.3

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor jabs the fuller length ball on off towards point.

  • 14.2

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 14.1

    C Woakes to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson clips the fuller length ball on stumps towards deep square leg for a single.

  • OVER 14
    1 RUN NZ 42/2
    K Williamson 20 (40)
    R Taylor 3 (19)
    J Archer 4-0-13-0
    C Woakes 4-2-2-1
  • 13.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, 1 run. Williamson punches the back of length ball outside off towards deep backward point.

  • 13.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Played through the gaps! Williamson steers the length ball outside off to the deep third man region for a boundary.

  • 13.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 13.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson looks to drive the short of a length ball outside off but misses.

  • 13.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tucks the length delivery on middle back to the bowler.

  • 13.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson looks to flick the length ball drifting down leg but misses.

  • OVER 13
    5 RUNS NZ 41/2
    K Williamson 19 (39)
    R Taylor 3 (14)
    C Woakes 3-2-1-1
    J Archer 4-0-13-0
  • 12.6

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor drills the full length delivery on middle back to the bowler.

  • 12.5

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to slap the length ball outside off but misses.

  • 12.4

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball outside off towards Woakes.

  • 12.3

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor flicks the fuller length ball on pads towards mid-wicket.

  • 12.2

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor lets go the back of length delivery outside off.

  • 12.1

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the length ball on off towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 12
    NO RUN NZ 36/2
    K Williamson 14 (33)
    R Taylor 3 (14)
    J Archer 3-0-8-0
    C Woakes 3-2-1-1
  • 11.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 11.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson chips the full length delivery on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 11.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson taps down the short ball outside off towards point.

  • 11.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 11.2

    J Archer to R Taylor, 1 leg bye. Taylor looks to flick the length delivery on pads but misses it. The ball raps on his pads and goes towards square-leg for a leg bye.

  • 11.1

    J Archer to R Taylor, 2 runs. Taylor clips the fuller length ball on stumps towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • OVER 11
    3 RUNS NZ 36/2
    R Taylor 3 (8)
    K Williamson 14 (33)
    C Woakes 2-1-1-1
    J Archer 3-0-8-0
  • 10.6

    C Woakes to R Taylor, 1 run. Taylor chips the length delivery on middle towards square-leg.

  • 10.5

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor looks to poke the length ball outside off but misses. Pope gathers it behind the stumps.

  • 10.4

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor defends the full length ball on off back to the bowler .

  • 10.3

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor nudges the fuller length ball outside off towards silly mid-on.

  • 10.2

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor tucks the length delivery on off towards mid-off.

  • 10.1

    C Woakes to R Taylor, no run. Taylor blocks the fuller length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 10
    1 RUN NZ 33/2
    R Taylor 1 (6)
    K Williamson 14 (29)
    J Archer 2-0-6-0
    C Woakes 2-1-1-1
  • 9.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson dabs the back of a length ball on off towards cover.

  • 9.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Classy drive! Williamson drives the back of a length ball outside off to the deep cover ropes for a boundary.

  • 9.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 9.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways away from the bouncer on stumps.

  • 9.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson jabs the length ball on off towards point.

  • 9.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson blocks the length ball on off towards silly mid-on.

  • OVER 9
    4 RUNS NZ 32/2
    R Taylor 0 (0)
    K Williamson 14 (29)
    C Woakes 1-1-0-1
    J Archer 2-0-6-0
  • 8.6

    C Woakes to T Latham, Out. Edge and Taken! Second wicket down for Kiwis! Latham looks to push the length ball outside off, he gets thick outside edge and goes toward slip cordon. Root grabs an easy catch at first slip. Latham departs for 18 runs.

  • 8.5

    C Woakes to T Latham, no run. Latham blocks the fuller length ball on off back towards Woakes.

  • 8.4

    C Woakes to T Latham, no run. Latham stands tall and defends the length ball on off to mid-off.

  • 8.3

    C Woakes to T Latham, no run. Latham tucks the short of a length ball on pads towards square leg.

  • 8.2

    C Woakes to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball outside off to cover region.

  • 8.1

    C Woakes to T Latham, no run. Latham taps down the back of a length ball on off towards silly mid-on.

  • OVER 8
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET NZ 28/2
    K Williamson 10 (23)
    T Latham 18 (29)
    J Archer 1-0-2-0
    C Woakes 1-1-0-1
  • 7.6

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson leaves alone the length ball outside off.

  • 7.5

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball angling outside off.

  • 7.4

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson left alone the length ball outside off.

  • 7.3

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson pokes the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 7.2

    J Archer to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball outside off to cover region.

  • 7.1

    J Archer to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson dabs the short of a length ball outside off and settles for a brace. Excellent fielding from Stokes near the ropes.

  • OVER 7
    2 RUNS NZ 28/1
    T Latham 18 (23)
    K Williamson 10 (23)
    S Broad 4-0-14-0
    J Archer 1-0-2-0
  • 6.6

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham drives the fuller ball outside off to point region.

  • 6.5

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 6.4

    S Broad to T Latham, FOUR runs. Good timing! Latham clips the length ball on off to deep square leg region for a boundary.

  • 6.3

    S Broad to T Latham, 2 runs. Latham drives the fuller length ball outside off towards deep cover and collects a brace.

  • 6.2

    S Broad to T Latham, 2 runs. Latham flicks the fuller ball on off to deep mid-wicket region for a couple.

  • 6.1

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the fuller length ball on off down the track.

  • OVER 6
    8 RUNS NZ 26/1
    K Williamson 8 (17)
    T Latham 18 (23)
    S Curran 3-0-12-1
    S Broad 4-0-14-0
  • 5.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off toward bowler's end.

  • 5.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson flicks the length ball on pads towards deep square leg for a brace.

  • 5.4

    S Curran to T Latham, 3 runs. Latham punches the length ball outside off to deep point region for three runs.

  • 5.3

    S Curran to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball on off down the track.

  • 5.2

    S Curran to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball on off to silly mid-on.

  • 5.1

    S Curran to T Latham, no run. Latham pushes the back of a length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 5
    5 RUNS NZ 18/1
    T Latham 10 (17)
    K Williamson 8 (17)
    S Broad 3-0-6-0
    S Curran 3-0-12-1
  • 4.6

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 4.5

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson sways his blades away from the length ball outside off.

  • 4.4

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the length ball on off towards extra cover.

  • 4.3

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 4.2

    S Broad to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off towards cover.

  • 4.1

    S Broad to T Latham, 1 run. Latham nudges the fuller ball on off towards mid-on for a run.

  • OVER 4
    1 RUN NZ 13/1
    T Latham 7 (13)
    K Williamson 6 (15)
    S Curran 2-0-7-1
    S Broad 3-0-6-0
  • 3.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, 2 runs. Williamson hops the length ball outside off towards deep cover for a brace.

  • 3.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 3.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on off towards cover.

  • 3.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball on of towards cover.

  • 3.2

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson tries to defend the length ball outside off but fails to connect.

  • 3.1

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson hops and defends the back of a length ball on off towards silly point.

  • OVER 3
    2 RUNS NZ 12/1
    T Latham 6 (12)
    K Williamson 6 (10)
    S Broad 2-0-5-0
    S Curran 2-0-7-1
  • 2.6

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham let's go the length ball outside off.

  • 2.5

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham sways his blades away from the length ball outside off.

  • 2.4

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham offers no shot to the length ball outside off and the keeper gathers the ball behind the stumps.

  • 2.3

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham blocks the fuller ball on of back to the bowler.

  • 2.2

    S Broad to T Latham, FOUR runs. Delightful shot! Latham punches the length ball outside off to the deep point ropes for four.

  • 2.1

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends length ball on off on his front foot.

  • OVER 2
    4 RUNS NZ 10/1
    K Williamson 4 (4)
    T Latham 6 (12)
    S Broad 2-0-5-0
  • 1.6

    S Curran to K Williamson, FOUR runs. Steered through third-man! Williamson steers the fuller ball outside off to the third-man ropes for a boundary.

  • 1.5

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson defends the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 1.4

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson drives the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 1.3

    S Curran to K Williamson, no run. Williamson offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 1.2

    S Curran to J Raval, Out. Trapped in front and he is gone! Raval looks to defend the length ball on leg. Misjudges the length as the ball raps onto his pads. A huge appeal for LBW and the umpire raises his finger straight away. Raval departs for duck.

  • 1.1

    S Curran to T Latham, 1 run. Latham tucks the fuller ball on leg towards square leg for a run.

  • OVER 1
    6 RUNS, 1 WICKET NZ 6/1
    T Latham 2 (6)
    K Williamson 4 (4)
    S Curran -0-1-1
  • 0.6

    S Broad to J Raval, no run. Raval shoulders his arms to the length ball outside off.

  • 0.5

    S Broad to T Latham, 1 run. Latham tucks the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket for a run.

  • 0.4

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 0.3

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham pushes the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 0.2

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 0.1

    S Broad to T Latham, no run. Latham defends the length ball on off towards cover. Welcome back to New Zealand's 2nd innings. New Zealand trail by 101 runs with 10 wickets remaining. They will try not to lose any wickets and overcome the deficit as early as possible. A big make or break session for both the team as it may determine the outcome of the match.

  • 162.5

    N Wagner to S Broad, Out. All Out! Cleaned him Up! Five-fer for Wagner! Broad tries to defend the yorker length knuckle ball on off but misses it. The ball crashes onto the off-stump. Stuart Broad departs for a duck. With that, its Tea on Day 4. England managed to make 476 before getting bowled out by the Kiwi's. England lead by 101 runs. Joe Root top scored with 226 runs, Rory Burns with 101 and a well accompanied inning by Pope with 75 runs. New Zealand's point of view, Neil Wagner picked up his 2nd Five-fer of this series, Tim Southee picked up 2 wickets, Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner picked up one each. England holds the upper hand in the game as they have piled up a lot of runs and lead by 101 runs. New Zealand will have to bat through and not lose wickets in order to stay in the game. The England's bowling attack will look to pick up early wickets and bowl them out soon. Stay tuned for the final session of Day 4 in about 20 minutes.

  • 162.4

    N Wagner to S Broad, no run. Broad digs out the yorker on middle.

  • 162.3

    N Wagner to S Broad, no run. Broad pushes the full toss on off towards the bowler's end.

  • 162.2

    N Wagner to J Archer, Out. He's chopped it on! Oh the peaches continue. Archer tries to smash the fuller ball outside off but gets an inside edge onto his wickets. His wickets are in a mess and Archer departs for 8 runs. England are 9 wickets down. Wagner is one wicket away from his 2nd five-fer in this series.

  • 162.1

    N Wagner to J Archer, SIX runs. Into the stands! Archer lofts the length ball outside off over the long-on fence for a boundary. That gives England a 100 run lead over New Zealand.

  • OVER 162
    6 RUNS, 2 WICKETS ENG 476/10
    S Broad 0 (3)
    S Curran 11 (15)
    T Southee 37-4-90-2
    N Wagner -3-124-5
  • 161.6

    T Southee to J Archer, 1 run. Archer slams the back of a length ball on off towards long-on for a run.

  • 161.5

    T Southee to S Curran, 1 run. Curran slaps the length ball outside off towards deep cover point for a run.

  • 161.4

    T Southee to S Curran, no run. Curran advances and tries to smash the length ball on off down the ground but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 161.3

    T Southee to S Curran, no run. Curran guides the length ball outside off towards short third-man.

  • 161.2

    T Southee to S Curran, FOUR runs. Dispatched with disdain ! Curran slams the length ball outside off to the deep extra cover ropes or four.

  • 161.1

    T Southee to S Curran, no run. Curran looks to slap the length ball outside off but misses it completely.

  • OVER 161
    6 RUNS ENG 470/8
    J Archer 2 (10)
    S Curran 11 (15)
    N Wagner 35-3-118-3
    T Southee 37-4-90-2
  • 160.6

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer defends the fuller ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 160.5

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 160.4

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer gently pushes the fuller ball on off towards cover.

  • 160.3

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer sways his blades away from the length ball outside off.

  • 160.2

    N Wagner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran drives the fuller ball on of towards point for a run.

  • 160.1

    N Wagner to S Curran, no run. Curran punches the full length ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • OVER 160
    1 RUN ENG 464/8
    S Curran 6 (10)
    J Archer 1 (9)
    M Santner 35-4-88-1
    N Wagner 35-3-118-3
  • 159.6

    M Santner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran clips the tossed up ball on middle towards mid-wicket for a run.

  • 159.5

    M Santner to S Curran, no run. Curran pushes the off-break outside off towards the bowler's end.

  • 159.4

    M Santner to J Archer, 1 run. Archer drives the flighted delivery outside off towards cover for a quick single.

  • 159.3

    M Santner to J Archer, no run. Archer blocks the flat ball on stumps stays near his feet.

  • 159.2

    M Santner to J Archer, no run. Archer defends the arm ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 159.1

    M Santner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran cuts the arm ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • OVER 159
    3 RUNS ENG 463/8
    S Curran 5 (8)
    J Archer 1 (5)
    N Wagner 34-3-117-3
    M Santner 35-4-88-1
  • 158.6

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer ducks under the bouncer on middle.

  • 158.5

    N Wagner to J Archer, no run. Archer lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 158.4

    N Wagner to C Woakes, Out. Edged and gone! England are tumbling down like a pack of cards! Wagner strikes again! Woakes tries to drive the fuller ball outside off but gets an outside edge. The ball goes straight into the glove of Watling who takes a regulation catch behind the stumps. Woakes departs for a duck. England are 8 down.

  • 158.3

    N Wagner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran pulls the back of a length ball outside off towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 158.2

    N Wagner to S Curran, no run. Curran drives the length ball outside off towards the man at sort cover.

  • 158.1

    N Wagner to S Curran, no run. Curran taps the back of a length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • OVER 158
    1 RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 460/8
    S Curran 3 (5)
    J Archer 0 (2)
    M Santner 34-4-85-1
    N Wagner 34-3-117-3
  • 157.6

    M Santner to C Woakes, no run. Woakes works the tossed up ball on off towards mid-wicket. Excellent over from Santner, just conceded two runs and picked up the wicket of troublesome Root.

  • 157.5

    M Santner to C Woakes, no run. Woakes drives the tossed up ball outside off towards cover.

  • 157.4

    M Santner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards point for a run.

  • 157.3

    M Santner to J Root, Out. Santner gets the big fish! Root's excellent inning comes to an end! The Skipper departs! Root comes down the track and lofts flighted delivery outside off. The ball goes straight into the hands of Henry Nicholls who takes an easy catch at deep cover. Joe Root departs for 226 runs. England lose their 7th wicket. The Kiwi's would be a lot less burdened from now.

  • 157.2

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root tries to reverse sweep the tossed up ball outside off but misses it.

  • 157.1

    M Santner to S Curran, 1 run. Curran slices the flat ball outside off towards backward point for a run.

  • OVER 157
    2 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 459/7
    S Curran 2 (2)
    C Woakes 0 (2)
    N Wagner 33-3-116-2
    M Santner 34-4-85-1
  • 156.6

    N Wagner to J Root, 2 runs. Root pulls the short ball on off towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 156.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, Out. Finally a breakthrough! 6th wicket down for England! Pope moves across and pulls the short ball outside off and the ball goes straight into the hands of Jeet Raval who takes a simple catch at deep square-leg. Ollie Pope departs for 75 runs. New Zealand would be a bit less burdned now.

  • 156.4

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the fuller ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a run.

  • 156.4

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 wide. Root reaches out and tries to slap the fuller ball wide outside off but misses it. Umpire signals wide.

  • 156.3

    N Wagner to J Root, 2 runs. Root pulls the short ball on off towards deep square-leg. Excellent stop by Santner near the ropes and the batsmen take a brace.

  • 156.2

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope slaps the length ball outside off towards cover for a run.

  • 156.1

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to loft the length ball outside off but misses.

  • OVER 156
    7 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 457/6
    S Curran 0 (0)
    J Root 226 (439)
    M Santner 33-4-83-0
    N Wagner 33-3-116-2
  • 155.6

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope nudges the off-break outside off towards deep mid-on for a run. That brings up England's 450.

  • 155.5

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drags the flat ball on off towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

  • 155.4

    M Santner to J Root, 2 runs. Root advances and works the off-break on off towards square leg for a brace.

  • 155.3

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root looks to reverse sweep the off-break outside off but misses.

  • 155.2

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope cuts off-break outside off towards point for a run.

  • 155.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the flighted delivery on off back to the bowler.

  • OVER 155
    5 RUNS ENG 450/5
    O Pope 74 (199)
    J Root 221 (436)
    N Wagner 32-3-109-1
    M Santner 33-4-83-0
  • 154.6

    N Wagner to J Root, 2 runs. Root digs out the yorker on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. Good running between the wickets.

  • 154.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope cuts the short ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 154.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, FOUR runs. Hammers it flat and straight down the ground! Pope smashes the length ball outside off straight down the ground for four. The ball was destined to reach the ropes the moment left the bat.

  • 154.3

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root cuts the length ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 154.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root cuts the back of a length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 154.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball outside off back to the bowler.

  • OVER 154
    8 RUNS ENG 445/5
    O Pope 72 (196)
    J Root 218 (433)
    M Santner 32-4-78-0
    N Wagner 32-3-109-1
  • 153.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope works the tossed up ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 153.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope reverse sweeps the flighted delivery on off towards the man at backward point.

  • 153.4

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root slaps the off-break outside of towards sweeper cover for a single.

  • 153.3

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root comes down the track and drives the full toss on off back to the bowler.

  • 153.2

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope works the tossed up ball on stumps towards fine leg for a run.

  • 153.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope looks to cut the off-break outside off but misses.

  • OVER 153
    2 RUNS ENG 437/5
    J Root 215 (429)
    O Pope 67 (194)
    N Wagner 31-3-101-1
    M Santner 32-4-78-0
  • 152.6

    N Wagner to J Root, 2 runs. Root tries to cut the length ball outside off but gets a bottom edge. The keeper misfields it and they take a couple. Time for drinks.

  • 152.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope guides the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a run.

  • 152.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to cut the yorker wide outside off but fails connect.

  • 152.3

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Edge but Safe! Root moves across and tries to pull the short ball outside off but gets a top edge. The ball skies up but falls short of the fielder at mid-off. They take a single.

  • 152.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root reaches out and tries to slap the fuller ball outside off but misses it.

  • 152.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root drives the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • OVER 152
    4 RUNS ENG 435/5
    O Pope 66 (190)
    J Root 214 (427)
    M Santner 31-4-76-0
    N Wagner 31-3-101-1
  • 151.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards point.

  • 151.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope cuts the flat ball outside off but finds the fielder at point.

  • 151.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to flick the tossed up ball drifting down leg but fails to connect.

  • 151.3

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the flighted delivery outside off towards mid-off for a run.

  • 151.2

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope works the off-break on middle towards mid-wicket for a run.

  • 151.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope slices the arm ball outside off towards the man at point.

  • OVER 151
    2 RUNS ENG 431/5
    J Root 211 (423)
    O Pope 65 (188)
    M Henry 33-6-87-1
    M Santner 31-4-76-0
  • 150.6

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope pushes the length ball on off towards point for a single.

  • 150.5

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root steers the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a run

  • 150.4

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root drives the fuller ball on off towards extra cover.

  • 150.3

    M Henry to J Root, SIX runs. First six of England's innings! Belligerent hit over long-on! Root clears his foot and lofts the length ball on off over the long-on ropes for four. That gives England a 50 run lead over New Zealand.

  • 150.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root pokes the fuller ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 150.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Lucky! Root tries to flick the length ball on middle but gets leading edge which falls short of the man at non-striker end.

  • OVER 150
    8 RUNS ENG 429/5
    O Pope 64 (183)
    J Root 210 (422)
    D Mitchell 22-5-69-0
    M Henry 33-6-87-1
  • 149.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, FOUR runs. Slashed! Pope slices the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for four.

  • 149.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the length ball outside off towards wide long-on for a run.

  • 149.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root cuts the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 149.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root moves across and flicks the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at short mid-wicket.

  • 149.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root clips the fuller ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 149.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, 2 runs. Root flicks the length ball on middle towards deep backward square-leg for a brace. Excellent fielding by Matt Henry near the ropes.

  • OVER 149
    7 RUNS ENG 421/5
    J Root 203 (417)
    O Pope 63 (182)
    M Henry 32-6-79-1
    D Mitchell 22-5-69-0
  • 148.6

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards the bowler's end.

  • 148.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the back of a length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 148.4

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Double ton for the skipper! Root pushes the length ball outside off towards short cover and they scamper for a single. Root reaches his 3rd Double century in Test cricket. Raises his bat and helmet as the Seddon Park stands in applause. His team mates in the dressing room are proud of his effort as they give him a standing ovation.

  • 148.3

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root flicks the length ball on middle towards forward square-leg for a single.

  • 148.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 148.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root jabs the back of a length ball on off towards point.

  • OVER 148
    1 RUN ENG 414/5
    J Root 200 (412)
    O Pope 59 (181)
    D Mitchell 21-5-62-0
    M Henry 32-6-79-1
  • 147.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, 2 runs. The 6th wicket partnership is worth 150 runs now! Pope drives the fuller ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a brace.

  • 147.5

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the length ball on off towards the man at short cover.

  • 147.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to glance the length ball drifting down leg but fails to connect.

  • 147.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on stumps towards deep square-leg for a run.

  • 147.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root blocks the length ball on stumps back to the bowler.

  • 147.1

    D Mitchell to O Pope, 1 run. Pope slaps the length ball outside off towards deep cove for a run.

  • OVER 147
    4 RUNS ENG 413/5
    J Root 199 (408)
    O Pope 59 (179)
    M Henry 31-6-78-1
    D Mitchell 21-5-62-0
  • 146.6

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root clips the fuller ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 146.5

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards cover for a quick single.

  • 146.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on of towards silly mid-on.

  • 146.3

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root tucks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a run.

  • 146.2

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the fuller ball on pads towards deep backward square leg for a run.

  • 146.1

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope flicks the length ball on middle towards the man at short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 146
    3 RUNS ENG 409/5
    O Pope 56 (175)
    J Root 198 (406)
    D Mitchell 20-5-58-0
    M Henry 31-6-78-1
  • 145.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, FOUR runs. Mere placement! Root guides the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for four.

  • 145.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, 2 runs. Root flicks the full length ball on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 145.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root drives the fuller ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 145.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root drives the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 145.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root clips the fuller ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 145.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, 2 runs. Root tries to drive the length ball outside off but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls towards fine-leg region. Root picks up a brace and brings up England's 400 on the board.

  • OVER 145
    8 RUNS ENG 406/5
    O Pope 54 (171)
    J Root 197 (404)
    T Southee 36-4-84-2
    D Mitchell 20-5-58-0
  • 144.6

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on leg towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 144.5

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball outside off towards short third-man.

  • 144.4

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 144.3

    T Southee to J Root, 2 runs. Root cuts the length ball outside off towards deep backward point for a couple.

  • 144.2

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root clips the fuller ball on leg towards short mid-wicket.

  • 144.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root clips the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • OVER 144
    3 RUNS ENG 398/5
    J Root 189 (398)
    O Pope 54 (171)
    M Santner 30-4-74-0
    T Southee 36-4-84-2
  • 143.6

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the tossed up ball outside off towards deep cover for a single.

  • 143.5

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope slaps the flat ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 143.4

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards point for a single.

  • 143.3

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the flighted delivery on off towards mid-of for a run.

  • 143.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the tossed up ball on of back to the bowler.

  • 143.1

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root sweeps the flighted delivery on middle towards deep square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 143
    5 RUNS ENG 395/5
    J Root 186 (392)
    O Pope 54 (171)
    T Southee 35-4-81-2
    M Santner 30-4-74-0
  • 142.6

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the length ball on middle towards deep square leg for a single.

  • 142.5

    T Southee to O Pope, 1 run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 142.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards cover-point.

  • 142.3

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root tucks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a run.

  • 142.2

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on middle towards short leg.

  • 142.1

    T Southee to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the length ball on middle towards backward square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 142
    4 RUNS ENG 390/5
    J Root 183 (389)
    O Pope 52 (168)
    M Santner 29-4-69-0
    T Southee 35-4-81-2
  • 141.6

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope raises his first fifty! He drives the tossed up ball outside off towards cover for a single and reaches his maiden Test Fifty!

  • 141.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off towards cover.

  • 141.4

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the tossed up ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a single.

  • 141.3

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root reverse scoops the flighted delivery on off but finds the fielder at short third-man.

  • 141.2

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root edges the tossed up ball outside off towards third-man.

  • 141.1

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope cuts the flat ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • OVER 141
    3 RUNS ENG 386/5
    O Pope 50 (165)
    J Root 181 (386)
    T Southee 34-4-77-2
    M Santner 29-4-69-0
  • 140.6

    T Southee to O Pope, 1 run. Pope clips the fuller ball on off towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 140.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope taps the full length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 140.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 140.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball on off towards the man at mid-off.

  • 140.2

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope slaps the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 140.1

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to cut the length ball outside off but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards the keeper.

  • OVER 140
    1 RUN ENG 383/5
    O Pope 48 (162)
    J Root 180 (383)
    M Santner 28-4-66-0
    T Southee 34-4-77-2
  • 139.6

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards cover-point.

  • 139.5

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off towards deep cover point for a run.

  • 139.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the tossed up ball outside off towards cover.

  • 139.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope clips the flat ball on stumps towards short mid-wicket.

  • 139.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope cuts the off-break outside off towards point.

  • 139.1

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root pushes the arm ball outside off towards point for a run.

  • OVER 139
    2 RUNS ENG 382/5
    O Pope 47 (156)
    J Root 180 (383)
    T Southee 33-4-76-2
    M Santner 28-4-66-0
  • 138.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 138.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the back of a length ball on off towards extra cover.

  • 138.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 138.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope taps the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 138.2

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root jabs the length ball outside off towards point for a quick single.

  • 138.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root looks to flick the length ball down leg but misses. Welcome back to the post lunch session of Day 4. England scored 379 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and lead by 4 runs with 5 wickets remaining. Root and Pope will look to take off from they left before lunch to take a good lead over the host. New Zealand will be thinking how to break this partnership. Let's see what the 2nd session has in store for us.

  • OVER 138
    1 RUN ENG 380/5
    J Root 179 (381)
    O Pope 46 (152)
    M Santner 27-4-64-0
    T Southee 33-4-76-2
  • 137.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Last ball before lunch! Pope drives the tossed up ball outside off towards cover. Its Lunch on Day 4. The first session was dominated by England and mainly by their skipper Root who reaches his 150 mark and currently remains unbeaten on 178. Well accompanied by Pope who is 4 runs shy of his maiden Test Fifty (fingers crossed). A wicket-less session for the Kiwi's as all their plans for dismissing Root went down the drain as he went on and played a captain's knock. England are 379-5 and they lead by 4 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Root and Pope look very comfortable at the crease and will look to accelerate post lunch whereas New Zealand's bowlers will continue their hunt for wickets. Stay tuned for the post lunch session in about 40 minutes.

  • 137.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off but finds the fielder at cover.

  • 137.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the off-break on off back to the bowler.

  • 137.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope moves across and drives the flighted delivery on off towards the man at cover.

  • 137.2

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root works the tossed up ball on off towards square leg for a single.

  • 137.1

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root blocks the flat ball on off towards the man at short cover.

  • OVER 137
    1 RUN ENG 379/5
    J Root 178 (379)
    O Pope 46 (148)
    D Mitchell 19-5-50-0
    M Santner 27-4-64-0
  • 136.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope pokes the fuller ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 136.5

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 136.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, FOUR runs. England have taken the lead over New Zealand. Fiery slap from Pope! He slaps the length ball outside of to the deep backward point ropes for four. England leads by 3 runs now.

  • 136.3

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope taps the full length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 136.2

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to cut the length ball outside off but gets a bottom edge towards gully.

  • 136.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on stumps towards deep forward square-leg for a single.

  • OVER 136
    5 RUNS ENG 378/5
    J Root 177 (377)
    O Pope 46 (144)
    M Santner 26-4-63-0
    D Mitchell 19-5-50-0
  • 135.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope works the tossed up ball on leg towards backward square.

  • 135.5

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the flighted delivery outside off towards wide long-off for a single.

  • 135.4

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root tries to glance the tossed up ball drifting down leg but misses.

  • 135.3

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off towards cover for a single.

  • 135.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the tossed up ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 135.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the off-break on middle back to the bowler.

  • OVER 135
    2 RUNS ENG 373/5
    J Root 176 (376)
    O Pope 42 (139)
    D Mitchell 18-5-45-0
    M Santner 26-4-63-0
  • 134.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 134.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 134.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, 1 run. Pope clips the fuller ball on pad towards deep backward square leg for a single.

  • 134.3

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at short cover.

  • 134.2

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover.

  • 134.1

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • OVER 134
    1 RUN ENG 371/5
    O Pope 41 (135)
    J Root 175 (374)
    M Santner 25-4-61-0
    D Mitchell 18-5-45-0
  • 133.6

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root slaps the off-break outside off towards point.

  • 133.5

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root drives the tossed up delivery outside off towards cover.

  • 133.4

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope steers the off-break outside of towards backward point for a run.

  • 133.3

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the flighted delivery on middle towards square-leg for a quick single.

  • 133.2

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root cuts the arm ball outside off towards the man at backward point.

  • 133.1

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the flat ball outside off towards backward point.

  • OVER 133
    2 RUNS ENG 370/5
    O Pope 40 (131)
    J Root 175 (372)
    D Mitchell 17-5-44-0
    M Santner 25-4-61-0
  • 132.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root works the length ball on off towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 132.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root blocks the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 132.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, 2 runs. Root drives the fuller ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a brace.

  • 132.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball outside off towards slip cordon.

  • 132.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball outside off towards third-man.

  • 132.1

    D Mitchell to O Pope, 1 run. Pope slices the length ball outside off towards point for a run.

  • OVER 132
    4 RUNS ENG 368/5
    J Root 174 (367)
    O Pope 39 (130)
    M Santner 24-4-59-0
    D Mitchell 17-5-44-0
  • 131.6

    M Santner to J Root, FOUR runs. Brave sweep! Root sweeps the tossed up ball on off to the deep mid-wicket ropes for four. The 6th wicket partnership is worth 102 runs now.

  • 131.5

    M Santner to J Root, 2 runs. Root tries to slog sweep the flighted delivery outside off but gets a top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Root picks up a brace.

  • 131.4

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root blocks the tossed up ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 131.3

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the flat ball outside off towards point.

  • 131.2

    M Santner to J Root, FOUR runs. Steered away! Root steers the off-break outside of to the third-man ropes for four.

  • 131.1

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the flighted delivery outside off towards cover point.

  • OVER 131
    10 RUNS ENG 364/5
    O Pope 38 (129)
    J Root 171 (362)
    M Henry 30-6-75-1
    M Santner 24-4-59-0
  • 130.6

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope nudges the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 130.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope flicks the length ball on stumps towards the man at short mid-wicket.

  • 130.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 130.3

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the length ball outside off towards deep point for a run.

  • 130.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root nudges the fuller ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 130.1

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the back of a length ball on off towards deep cover point for a run.

  • OVER 130
    NO RUN ENG 354/5
    J Root 161 (356)
    O Pope 38 (129)
    M Henry -6-75-1
    M Henry 30-6-75-1
  • 129.6

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the tossed up ball outside of towards deep cover for a run.

  • 129.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the flighted delivery outside off towards short cover.

  • 129.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the tossed up ball outside off towards extra cover.

  • 129.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope moves across and drives the off-break on middle towards cover.

  • 129.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the off-break outside off towards cover.

  • 129.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the flat ball outside off.

  • 128.6

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 128.5

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root dabs the length ball outside off towards the keeper.

  • 128.4

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball on off towards gully.

  • 128.3

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope tries to defend the length ball on middle but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls towards square-leg. Pope picks up a single.

  • 128.2

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the fuller ball on off towards cover.

  • 128.1

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the length ball outside off towards the man at short cover.

  • 127.6

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the tossed up ball outside off towards deep extra cover for a run. That brings up England's 350.

  • 127.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope cuts the arm ball outside off but finds the fielder at point.

  • 127.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the tossed up ball towards extra cover.

  • 127.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope flicks the flat ball on stumps towards square-leg.

  • 127.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope slaps the off-break outside off towards point.

  • 127.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off towards short cover.

  • OVER 127
    1 RUN ENG 350/5
    O Pope 35 (116)
    J Root 160 (351)
    M Henry 28-6-72-1
    M Santner 22-4-48-0
  • 126.6

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope guides the length ball outside off towards point for a single.

  • 126.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the full length ball outside off towards short mid-off.

  • 126.4

    M Henry to O Pope, FOUR runs. Slapped through point! Pope cuts the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for four.

  • 126.3

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 126.2

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball outside of towards short cover.

  • 126.1

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 126
    6 RUNS ENG 349/5
    O Pope 34 (110)
    J Root 160 (351)
    M Santner 21-4-47-0
    M Henry 28-6-72-1
  • 125.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the tossed up ball outside off.

  • 125.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the flighted delivery outside off towards short cover.

  • 125.4

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root tries to sweep the off-break outside of but gets a bottom edge and the ball runs towards square leg. They take a single.

  • 125.3

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the arm ball on leg towards backward square-leg for a run.

  • 125.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the off-break on off towards silly point.

  • 125.1

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root nudges the flat ball on leg towards deep fine-leg for a run.

  • OVER 125
    3 RUNS ENG 343/5
    J Root 159 (350)
    O Pope 29 (105)
    M Henry 27-6-66-1
    M Santner 21-4-47-0
  • 124.6

    M Henry to O Pope, 2 runs. Pope works the fuller ball on off towards wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 124.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 124.4

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root steers the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a single.

  • 124.3

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root flicks the full length ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 124.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball on of towards gully.

  • 124.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • OVER 124
    3 RUNS ENG 340/5
    J Root 157 (348)
    O Pope 28 (101)
    M Santner 20-4-44-0
    M Henry 27-6-66-1
  • 123.6

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root sweeps the tossed up ball on of towards deep square leg for a single.

  • 123.5

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the arm ball on off towards forward square-leg for a run.

  • 123.4

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root punches the off-break outside off towards deep cover for a single.

  • 123.3

    M Santner to J Root, FOUR runs. Top shot! Root scoops the flat ball on leg to the deep fine-leg region ropes for a boundary.

  • 123.2

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope works the off-break on middle towards square leg for a single.

  • 123.1

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the arm ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 123
    8 RUNS ENG 337/5
    J Root 156 (344)
    O Pope 26 (99)
    M Henry 26-6-63-1
    M Santner 20-4-44-0
  • 122.6

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root tucks the fuller ball down leg towards fine leg.

  • 122.5

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root clips the full length ball on stumps towards mid-wicket.

  • 122.4

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root drives the fuller ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 122.3

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root hops and flicks the back of a length ball on middle towards short mid-wicket.

  • 122.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 122.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root drives the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • OVER 122
    NO RUN ENG 329/5
    O Pope 24 (96)
    J Root 150 (341)
    M Santner 19-4-36-0
    M Henry 26-6-63-1
  • 121.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the off-break o of back to the bowler.

  • 121.5

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. 150 up for the skipper! Root flicks the arm ball on stumps towards square-leg for a run. That brings up Joe Root's 150.

  • 121.4

    M Santner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope works the off-break on of towards fine leg for a single.

  • 121.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the flat ball outside off towards the man the short cover.

  • 121.2

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the tossed up ball outside off toward sweeper cover for a single.

  • 121.1

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root pushes the flighted delivery on middle towards mid-on.

  • OVER 121
    3 RUNS ENG 329/5
    J Root 150 (335)
    O Pope 24 (96)
    N Wagner 30-3-97-1
    M Santner 19-4-36-0
  • 120.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, FOUR runs. Slashed! Pope slices the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for four.

  • 120.5

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root cuts the length ball outside off towards deep backward point for a single.

  • 120.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball on off towards short third-man.

  • 120.3

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root drives the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 120.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root ignores the length ball outside off.

  • 120.1

    N Wagner to J Root, 2 runs. Root flicks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a brace.

  • OVER 120
    7 RUNS ENG 326/5
    J Root 148 (332)
    O Pope 23 (93)
    D Mitchell 16-5-40-0
    N Wagner 30-3-97-1
  • 119.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root stands tall and punches the length ball outside off towards deep cover for a single.

  • 119.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root taps the slower full length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 119.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, FOUR runs. Not quite off the middle but Root has enough to power to send this to the fine-leg fence! Root tries to pull the short bell on off but gets a bottom edge. The ball runs past the keeper and reaches the fine leg fence for four.

  • 119.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the good length ball on stumps towards short mid-on.

  • 119.2

    D Mitchell to O Pope, 1 run. Pope pushes the fuller ball outside off towards deep point for a single.

  • 119.1

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball outside off towards the mat at cover.

  • OVER 119
    6 RUNS ENG 319/5
    J Root 145 (327)
    O Pope 19 (92)
    N Wagner 29-3-90-1
    D Mitchell 16-5-40-0
  • 118.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root lets go the fuller ball outside off.

  • 118.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball outside off towards forward point.

  • 118.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 118.3

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope drives the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at cover.

  • 118.2

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope steers the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 118.1

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the length ball outside off towards deep extra cover for a single. That brings up the fifty runs stand for the sixth wicket between this duo.

  • OVER 118
    2 RUNS ENG 313/5
    O Pope 18 (90)
    J Root 140 (323)
    D Mitchell 15-5-34-0
    N Wagner 29-3-90-1
  • 117.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope ducks under the bouncer on middle. Time for drinks.

  • 117.5

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope flicks the full length ball on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 117.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 117.3

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 117.2

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the fuller ball on middle to the non-strikers stumps.

  • 117.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root hops and flicks the back of a length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • OVER 117
    1 RUN ENG 311/5
    J Root 139 (319)
    O Pope 17 (88)
    N Wagner 28-3-88-1
    D Mitchell 15-5-34-0
  • 116.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope guides the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at gully.

  • 116.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the full length ball outside off.

  • 116.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 116.3

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root guides the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a single.

  • 116.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Almost chopped it on! Root tries to punch the fuller ball outside off but gets an inside edge. The ball runs just past the stumps and the keeper gathers it to leg gully. Wagner looks frustrated and Root survives again.

  • 116.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root jab the length ball outside off towards point.

  • OVER 116
    1 RUN ENG 310/5
    J Root 138 (318)
    O Pope 17 (83)
    D Mitchell 14-5-33-0
    N Wagner 28-3-88-1
  • 115.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 115.5

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball outside off but finds the fielder at extra cover.

  • 115.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 115.3

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the length ball on off towards extra cover.

  • 115.2

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope tucks the length ball on off towards short mid-wicket.

  • 115.1

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • OVER 115
    NO RUN ENG 309/5
    J Root 137 (315)
    O Pope 17 (80)
    N Wagner 27-3-87-1
    D Mitchell 14-5-33-0
  • 114.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root tries to drive the fuller ball outside off but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 114.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 114.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope pushes the length ball outside off towards deep backward point for a run.

  • 114.3

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 114.2

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to drive the fuller ball outside off but fails to connect.

  • 114.1

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root tries to drive the length ball outside but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls towards mid-wicket. Root picks up a single.

  • OVER 114
    2 RUNS ENG 309/5
    O Pope 17 (74)
    J Root 137 (315)
    D Mitchell 13-4-33-0
    N Wagner 27-3-87-1
  • 113.6

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope offers no shot to the back of a length ball outside off.

  • 113.5

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 113.4

    D Mitchell to O Pope, FOUR runs. Big lucky inside-edge! Almost chopped it in! Pope tries to drive the fuller ball outside off but gets an inside edge. The ball runs past the keeper for four.

  • 113.3

    D Mitchell to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball on stumps towards mid-on.

  • 113.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the fuller ball on leg towards deep backward square leg for a single.

  • 113.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root drives the full length ball on middle towards short cover.

  • OVER 113
    5 RUNS ENG 307/5
    J Root 136 (312)
    O Pope 16 (71)
    M Santner 18-4-33-0
    D Mitchell 13-4-33-0
  • 112.6

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope leans forward and defends the off-break on off back to the bowler.

  • 112.5

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the arm ball on middle towards silly mid-on.

  • 112.4

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope blocks the tossed up ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 112.3

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the flighted delivery outside off towards point.

  • 112.2

    M Santner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the off-break outside off towards silly point.

  • 112.1

    M Santner to J Root, 1 run. Root tucks the flat ball on stumps towards forward square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 112
    1 RUN ENG 302/5
    J Root 135 (310)
    O Pope 12 (67)
    N Wagner 26-3-85-1
    M Santner 18-4-33-0
  • 111.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope taps the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 111.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball on off towards the man at mid-on.

  • 111.4

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root late cuts the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a run.

  • 111.3

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope tries to drive the length ball outside but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls towards square-leg. Pope picks up a single and brings up England's 300 on the board.

  • 111.2

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope sways his blades away from the length ball outside off.

  • 111.1

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope jabs the back of a length ball outside off towards point.

  • OVER 111
    2 RUNS ENG 301/5
    J Root 134 (309)
    O Pope 12 (62)
    T Southee 32-4-75-2
    N Wagner 26-3-85-1
  • 110.6

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root taps the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 110.5

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root bunts the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 110.4

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 110.3

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root dabs the back of a length ball outside off but finds the fielder at slip cordon.

  • 110.2

    T Southee to J Root, FOUR runs. Pulled away! Root pulls the back of a length ball outside off to the deep mid-wicket ropes for four.

  • 110.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • OVER 110
    4 RUNS ENG 299/5
    O Pope 11 (57)
    J Root 133 (308)
    N Wagner 25-3-83-1
    T Southee 32-4-75-2
  • 109.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the fuller ball outside off towards cover. Latham dives to his left to save the boundary.

  • 109.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope flicks the length ball on middle towards short mid-wicket.

  • 109.4

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on off towards deep square leg for a run.

  • 109.3

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Calculated shot! Root upper cuts the short all outside off to the long-stop fence for a boundary.

  • 109.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball outside of towards gully.

  • 109.1

    N Wagner to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the length ball on middle towards square-leg for a run.

  • OVER 109
    6 RUNS ENG 295/5
    J Root 129 (302)
    O Pope 11 (57)
    T Southee 31-4-71-2
    N Wagner 25-3-83-1
  • 108.6

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root blocks the back of a length ball on off on his back foot towards extra cover.

  • 108.5

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root gently pushes the length ball outside of towards short cover.

  • 108.4

    T Southee to J Root, FOUR runs. Excellent placement! Root steers the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for four.

  • 108.3

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball outside off towards gully.

  • 108.2

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 108.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root taps the back of a length ball on middle towards silly mid-on.

  • OVER 108
    4 RUNS ENG 289/5
    O Pope 10 (54)
    J Root 124 (299)
    N Wagner 24-3-77-1
    T Southee 31-4-71-2
  • 107.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the back of a length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 107.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the length ball outside of towards mid-off.

  • 107.4

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on off towards deep fine leg for a run.

  • 107.3

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root tries to drive the length ball outside off but gets an inside edge. The ball runs towards short mid-wicket.

  • 107.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root blocks the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 107.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards the bowlers end.

  • OVER 107
    1 RUN ENG 285/5
    J Root 120 (293)
    O Pope 10 (54)
    T Southee 30-4-67-2
    N Wagner 24-3-77-1
  • 106.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 106.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the length ball down leg.

  • 106.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball outside off towards mid-off.

  • 106.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the bouncer on leg.

  • 106.2

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 106.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball on middle towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 106
    1 RUN ENG 284/5
    J Root 119 (289)
    O Pope 10 (52)
    M Henry 25-5-63-1
    T Southee 30-4-67-2
  • 105.6

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope bunts the length ball outside off towards forward point.

  • 105.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball outside off but finds the fielder at short cover.

  • 105.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the fuller ball outside off towards extra cover.

  • 105.3

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to defend the length ball outside off but misses.

  • 105.2

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root pushes the length ball outside off towards cover-point for a single.

  • 105.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root dabs the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • OVER 105
    1 RUN ENG 283/5
    J Root 118 (287)
    O Pope 10 (48)
    T Southee 29-4-66-2
    M Henry 25-5-63-1
  • 104.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to defend the length ball outside off. Misjudges the length as the delivery raps onto the pads.

  • 104.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 104.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the fuller ball outside off towards extra cover.

  • 104.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope edges the back of a length ball outside off towards the man at gully.

  • 104.2

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off towards silly point.

  • 104.1

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on middle towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 104
    NO RUN ENG 282/5
    J Root 117 (285)
    O Pope 10 (44)
    M Henry 24-5-62-1
    T Southee 29-4-66-2
  • 103.6

    M Henry to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 103.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the length ball on of back to the bowler.

  • 103.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 103.3

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope cuts the length ball outside off towards point.

  • 103.2

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root cuts the length ball outside off towards deep point for a single.

  • 103.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root length ball on off towards cover.

  • OVER 103
    2 RUNS ENG 282/5
    O Pope 10 (38)
    J Root 117 (285)
    T Southee 28-3-66-2
    M Henry 24-5-62-1
  • 102.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to drive the fuller ball outside off but fails to connect.

  • 102.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope works the length ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 102.4

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root punches the length ball outside off towards cover for a single.

  • 102.3

    T Southee to J Root, FOUR byes. Easy runs! Root tries to glance the length ball drifting down leg but misses. The keeper misses it as well and the ball runs to the fine leg for four. Umpire signals byes.

  • 102.2

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root tries to defend the length ball outside off but the ball keeps low and he misses it.

  • 102.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off on his front foot.

  • OVER 102
    5 RUNS ENG 280/5
    J Root 116 (283)
    O Pope 9 (34)
    M Henry 23-5-60-1
    T Southee 28-3-66-2
  • 101.6

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the back of a length ball outside off towards point.

  • 101.5

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope punches the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 101.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 101.3

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on middle back to the bowler.

  • 101.2

    M Henry to O Pope, 2 runs. Pope pulls the short ball outside off towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 101.1

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the back of a length ball on stumps towards the man at short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 101
    2 RUNS ENG 275/5
    J Root 115 (279)
    O Pope 9 (32)
    T Southee 27-3-65-2
    M Henry 23-5-60-1
  • 100.6

    T Southee to O Pope, 1 run. Pope flicks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a run.

  • 100.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope dabs the length ball outside off but finds the fielder at gully.

  • 100.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope drives the full length ball outside off towards the man at extra cover.

  • 100.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the back of a length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 100.2

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope leaves alone the back of a length ball outside off.

  • 100.1

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root jabs the length ball outside off towards backward point for a run.

  • OVER 100
    2 RUNS ENG 273/5
    O Pope 7 (26)
    J Root 115 (279)
    M Henry 22-5-58-1
    T Southee 27-3-65-2
  • 99.6

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 99.5

    M Henry to O Pope, 2 runs. First ball of Day 4! Pope jabs the length ball outside off towards deep backward point for a brace. Hello and a ward welcome to Day 4 of the 2nd Test between England and New Zealand. The match is well poised as both the teams are well into the game and they have 2 days to decide the outcome. England are currently 269-5 and they trail by 106 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Yesterday's play was called off a while after Tea due to rain. Joe Root and Ollie Pope remain unbeaten on 114 and 4 respectively. The first session will be crucial as England will be hoping to not lose any wickets whereas New Zealand will continue their hunt for wickets. Let's see who dominates the first session.

  • 99.4

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the out-swinging delivery outside off. Oh! Raining at the moment! Ground staffs are on the field to cover the pitch as rain interrupted play. Players and officials are going off the field. It's stumps on Day 3. Due to rain today's play is called-off early. 81 overs were bowled today and England added 230 runs but lost 3 wickets. England totally scored 269 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. England still trails by 106 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Centuries from Burns and Root as both scored 101 and 114 runs respectively. Root and Pope remain unbeaten with 114 and 4 runs respectively. For New Zealand, Southee picked up 2 wickets. Henry and Wagner picked up a wicket each. Can England go past the total posted by the Kiwi's and try to get a lead or will the New Zealand bowler's pick up the remaining wickets? Join us tomorrow for the Day 4 first session. Until then stay tuned for live updates from around the world of cricket. Cheers...

  • 99.3

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the length ball on off back towards Henry.

  • 99.2

    M Henry to O Pope, 2 runs. Pope punches the short ball outside off towards cover-point fielder who fumbles and misses the ball towards deep cover-point for a couple.

  • 99.1

    M Henry to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the back of a length ball on off towards short mid-wicket.

  • OVER 99
    4 RUNS ENG 271/5
    J Root 114 (278)
    O Pope 6 (21)
    N Wagner 23-3-76-1
    M Henry 22-5-58-1
  • 98.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root leaves alone the length ball outside off.

  • 98.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards point.

  • 98.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root looks to defend the short ball outside off but misses it.

  • 98.3

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root drives the fuller length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 98.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 98.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root offers no shot to the length ball angling outside off.

  • OVER 98
    NO RUN ENG 267/5
    O Pope 2 (15)
    J Root 114 (278)
    T Southee 26-3-63-2
    N Wagner 23-3-76-1
  • 97.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope defends the fuller ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 97.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope lets to the length ball outside off.

  • 97.4

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 97.3

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope works the good length ball on off towards mid-wicket.

  • 97.2

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on leg towards deep fine-leg.

  • 97.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the full length ball on stumps towards mid-off.

  • OVER 97
    1 RUN ENG 267/5
    J Root 114 (272)
    O Pope 2 (15)
    N Wagner 22-2-76-1
    T Southee 26-3-63-2
  • 96.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope taps down the length delivery on off towards silly mid-off. It's time for drinks.

  • 96.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope leaves alone the length ball angling outside off.

  • 96.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope taps down the length delivery on off towards mid-off.

  • 96.3

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope dabs the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 96.2

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 96.1

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the fuller length ball outside off towards mid-off for a single.

  • OVER 96
    1 RUN ENG 266/5
    J Root 113 (270)
    O Pope 2 (11)
    T Southee 25-3-62-2
    N Wagner 22-2-76-1
  • 95.6

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope tucks the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 95.5

    T Southee to O Pope, no run. Pope pushes the fuller length ball on off towards cover.

  • 95.4

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the length ball on middle towards deep forward square-leg.

  • 95.3

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root looks to drive the fuller length ball on off but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 95.2

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root taps down the length delivery on off towards silly mid-on.

  • 95.1

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root lets go the length ball angling outside off.

  • OVER 95
    1 RUN ENG 265/5
    J Root 112 (269)
    O Pope 2 (6)
    N Wagner 21-2-75-1
    T Southee 25-3-62-2
  • 94.6

    N Wagner to O Pope, 2 runs. Pope chips the full length delivery on middle towards forward square-leg.

  • 94.5

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope tries to flick the fuller length ball on pads but gets a leading edge. The ball rolls towards mid-off region.

  • 94.4

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope tucks the full length ball outside off towards forward point.

  • 94.3

    N Wagner to O Pope, no run. Pope looks to push the fuller length ball outside off but misses.

  • 94.2

    N Wagner to Z Crawley, Out. 5th wicket down for England! Crawley looks to defend the length ball outside off but gets an outside edge and it goes straight in to the gloves of Watling who takes a fine catch behind the stumps. Crawley departs for 1 run.

  • 94.1

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the full length delivery outside off towards cover-point.

  • OVER 94
    3 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 264/5
    J Root 111 (265)
    O Pope 2 (4)
    T Southee 24-3-61-2
    N Wagner 21-2-75-1
  • 93.6

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the full length ball on middle towards fine-leg.

  • 93.5

    T Southee to Z Crawley, 1 run. That was close! Off the mark in Test cricket with a risky single! Crawley drives the fuller length ball on off back towards Southee. Southee tries to stop but only manage to deflect it towards mid-off with his hand. The fielder was quick to collect the ball and hits the non-striker's end stumps directly. Crawley dives and somehow reaches crease before the ball hit the stumps to get his first run in Test cricket.

  • 93.4

    T Southee to Z Crawley, no run. Crawley on-drives the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 93.3

    T Southee to Z Crawley, no run. Crawley looks to jab the length ball outside off but gets an outside edge. The ball rolls towards short third man.

  • 93.2

    T Southee to Z Crawley, no run. Crawley leaves alone the short ball outside off.

  • 93.1

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root lets go the Short ball outside off

  • OVER 93
    3 RUNS ENG 261/4
    J Root 110 (264)
    Z Crawley 1 (5)
    N Wagner 20-2-72-0
    T Southee 24-3-61-2
  • 92.6

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on middle towards deep fine-leg.

  • 92.5

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Slammed away! Root slaps the length ball outside off to the deep backward point ropes for a boundary.

  • 92.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root taps down the back of length ball outside off towards gully.

  • 92.3

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Lucky edge! 100 for Root! Root looks to slap the length ball outside off but gets a bottom edge. The ball goes past the keeper to the fine leg ropes for a boundary. This brings up Root's 17th test century. 250 up for England.

  • 92.2

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Tickled away fine! Root flicks the length ball on pads to the fine leg ropes for a boundary.

  • 92.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root dabs the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • OVER 92
    13 RUNS ENG 258/4
    J Root 108 (262)
    Z Crawley 0 (1)
    T Southee 23-3-58-2
    N Wagner 20-2-72-0
  • 91.6

    T Southee to Z Crawley, no run. Crawley jabs the length ball on off towards backward point.

  • 91.5

    T Southee to B Stokes, Out. Edged and taken! Stokes looks to defend the length ball on off but gets an outside edge. The ball goes straight towards slips where Ross takes a simple catch. Stokes departs for 26 runs.

  • 91.4

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes defends the full length delivery outside off towards forward point.

  • 91.3

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the fuller length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 91.2

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes taps down the back of length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • 91.1

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • OVER 91
    NO RUN, 1 WICKET ENG 245/4
    J Root 95 (256)
    Z Crawley 0 (1)
    N Wagner 19-2-59-0
    T Southee 23-3-58-2
  • 90.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball outside off towards gully.

  • 90.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root shoulders his arms to the short of a length ball outside off.

  • 90.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root tucks the good length ball on off towards point.

  • 90.3

    N Wagner to B Stokes, 1 run. Stokes flicks the fuller length ball on pads towards square leg for a single.

  • 90.2

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes looks to defend the length ball outside off but misses it.

  • 90.1

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes leaves alone the length ball outside off.

  • OVER 90
    1 RUN ENG 245/3
    B Stokes 26 (54)
    J Root 95 (256)
    T Southee 22-2-58-1
    N Wagner 19-2-59-0
  • 89.6

    T Southee to J Root, no run. Root defends the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 89.5

    T Southee to J Root, FOUR runs. Dabs it away! Root dabs the length ball outside off to the deep third man ropes for a boundary.

  • 89.4

    T Southee to B Stokes, 1 run. Stokes jabs the full toss outside off towards deep point.

  • 89.3

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes jabs the length ball on of towards cover.

  • 89.2

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 89.1

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the full length ball on off down the track.

  • OVER 89
    5 RUNS ENG 244/3
    B Stokes 25 (51)
    J Root 95 (253)
    N Wagner 18-2-58-0
    T Southee 22-2-58-1
  • 88.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root drills the full length delivery on off toward mid-off.

  • 88.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root looks to slap the length ball outside off but gets a bottom edge. The ball rolls towards backward point.

  • 88.4

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Excellent drive! Root drives the full length delivery outside off to the deep cover-point fence.

  • 88.3

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root leaves alone the fuller length ball angling outside off.

  • 88.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root steers the back of length ball outside off towards point.

  • 88.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the back of a length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • OVER 88
    4 RUNS ENG 239/3
    B Stokes 24 (47)
    J Root 91 (251)
    M Henry 21-5-54-1
    N Wagner 18-2-58-0
  • 87.6

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes chips the full length delivery on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 87.5

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 87.4

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the full length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 87.3

    M Henry to B Stokes, FOUR runs. Muscled away! Stokes drives the short of a length ball on off to the sweeper cover ropes for a boundary.

  • 87.2

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the length ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 87.1

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes defends the length ball on off towards mid-on.

  • OVER 87
    4 RUNS ENG 235/3
    J Root 87 (245)
    B Stokes 24 (47)
    N Wagner 17-2-54-0
    M Henry 21-5-54-1
  • 86.6

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root jabs the length delivery on off towards forward point.

  • 86.5

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root pushes the fuller length ball angling on off towards cover.

  • 86.4

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 86.3

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root defends the fuller length ball on stumps towards short cover. A short delay in play due to pitch maintenance.

  • 86.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root lets go the length delivery outside off.

  • 86.1

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root jams out the yorker on off down the track.

  • OVER 86
    NO RUN ENG 231/3
    B Stokes 20 (41)
    J Root 87 (245)
    M Henry 20-5-50-1
    N Wagner 17-2-54-0
  • 85.6

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes lets go the short ball outside off.

  • 85.5

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes clips the length ball on pads towards short mid-wicket.

  • 85.4

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root chips the full length delivery on middle towards deep square-leg.

  • 85.3

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root defends the fuller length ball on stumps towards silly mid-on.

  • 85.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root guides the length ball outside off towards gully.

  • 85.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root jabs the short of a length ball on off towards point.

  • OVER 85
    1 RUN ENG 231/3
    J Root 87 (239)
    B Stokes 20 (41)
    T Southee 21-2-53-1
    M Henry 20-5-50-1
  • 84.6

    T Southee to B Stokes, FOUR runs. Slashed away! Stokes slashes the short ball outside off to the deep backward point fence. The gully fielder tries to take it but misses as the ball travels too high in the air.

  • 84.5

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the back of a length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 84.4

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the full length ball on off towards long-off.

  • 84.3

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 84.2

    T Southee to B Stokes, FOUR runs. Elegant cover drive! Stokes cover drives the full length delivery outside off to the sweeper cover fence.

  • 84.1

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes offers no shot to the back of a length ball outside off.

  • OVER 84
    8 RUNS ENG 230/3
    J Root 86 (235)
    B Stokes 20 (39)
    M Henry 19-5-49-1
    T Southee 21-2-53-1
  • 83.6

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root pushes the back of length ball on off towards cover.

  • 83.5

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root blocks the fuller length ball on off towards cover.

  • 83.4

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 83.3

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root dabs the length ball outside off towards backward point.

  • 83.2

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root digs out the yorker on middle towards mid-wicket.

  • 83.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root looks to push the length ball outside off but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • OVER 83
    NO RUN ENG 222/3
    B Stokes 12 (33)
    J Root 86 (235)
    T Southee 20-2-45-1
    M Henry 19-5-49-1
  • 82.6

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 82.5

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes taps the back of a length ball on leg towards mid-wicket.

  • 82.4

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the length ball on off towards cover.

  • 82.3

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run.Stokes defends the length ball o off towards short cover.

  • 82.2

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes lets go the length delivery outside off.

  • 82.1

    T Southee to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the fuller ball on off towards square leg for a run.

  • OVER 82
    1 RUN ENG 222/3
    J Root 86 (229)
    B Stokes 12 (33)
    M Henry 18-4-49-1
    T Southee 20-2-45-1
  • 81.6

    M Henry to B Stokes, 2 runs. Stokes flicks the fuller ball on middle towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

  • 81.5

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes clips the fuller ball on leg towards square leg.

  • 81.4

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 81.3

    M Henry to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the fuller ball on off straight down the ground.

  • 81.2

    M Henry to J Root, 1 run. Root clips the fuller ball on leg towards square leg for a run.

  • 81.1

    M Henry to J Root, no run. Root punches the fuller ball on off towards mid-on. Welcome back to the final session of Day 3. New Zealand are in desperate need of a breakthrough while England are cruising through Day 3. Lets see what the final session has in store for us.

  • OVER 81
    3 RUNS ENG 221/3
    J Root 85 (228)
    B Stokes 12 (28)
    T Southee 19-2-44-1
    M Henry 18-4-49-1
  • 80.6

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes sways his blades away from the length ball outside off. It's Tea on Day 3. Yet another session dominated by England. A total of 28 overs were bowled in this session and 76 runs were made. Rory Burns reached his 2nd Test century and departed for 101 runs. Currently, Joe Root and Ben Stokes remain unbeaten at 84 and 10 runs respectively. New Zealand picked the wicket of Burns and broke the 3rd wicket partnership which was 177 runs old. Since then and after that its just been downhill for the hosts. England are 218-3 after 81 overs and they trail by 157 runs. Stay tuned for the final session of Day 3 in about 20 minutes.

  • 80.5

    T Southee to B Stokes, 2 runs. Stokes guides the length ball outside off towards deep third-man for a couple.

  • 80.4

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes blocks the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 80.3

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes pushes the length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 80.2

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. Stokes shoulders his arms to the length ball outside off.

  • 80.1

    T Southee to B Stokes, no run. New ball taken by New Zealand! Stokes leaves alone the length ball outside off.

  • OVER 80
    2 RUNS ENG 218/3
    J Root 84 (226)
    B Stokes 10 (24)
    M Santner 17-4-32-0
    T Southee 19-2-44-1
  • 79.6

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root defends the off-break on off back to the bowler.

  • 79.5

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root blocks the flat ball on off towards short cover.

  • 79.4

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root lets go the off-break outside off.

  • 79.3

    M Santner to J Root, no run. Root blocks the flat ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 79.2

    M Santner to B Stokes, 1 run. Stokes punches the off-break outside of towards short cover. Bit of a fumble and they take a single.

  • 79.1

    M Santner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the flat ball on middle towards mid-off.

  • OVER 79
    1 RUN ENG 216/3
    B Stokes 8 (18)
    J Root 84 (226)
    D Mitchell 12-4-28-0
    M Santner 17-4-32-0
  • 78.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root pushes the fuller ball outside of towards extra cover.

  • 78.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root pushes the length ball on middle towards short mid-on.

  • 78.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball outside off towards silly point.

  • 78.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root drives the full length ball outside off but finds the fielder at cover.

  • 78.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root jabs the fuller ball outside off towards gully.

  • 78.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • OVER 78
    NO RUN ENG 215/3
    B Stokes 7 (16)
    J Root 84 (222)
    N Wagner 16-1-54-0
    D Mitchell 12-4-28-0
  • 77.6

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes blocks the length ball outside off towards short cover.

  • 77.5

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes flicks the back of a length ball on middle towards forward square-leg.

  • 77.4

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes defends the length ball on off towards mid-off.

  • 77.3

    N Wagner to B Stokes, FOUR runs. Blasts it away! Stokes punches the length ball on stumps to the long-on fence for a boundary.

  • 77.2

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes works the fuller ball on off towards square leg.

  • 77.1

    N Wagner to B Stokes, 2 runs. Stokes flicks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a brace.

  • OVER 77
    6 RUNS ENG 215/3
    J Root 84 (216)
    B Stokes 7 (16)
    D Mitchell 11-3-28-0
    N Wagner 16-1-54-0
  • 76.6

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root offers no shot to the length ball outside off.

  • 76.5

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root clips the length ball on off towards the man at mid-on.

  • 76.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the fuller ball on off towards short cover.

  • 76.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root taps the full length ball on middle towards mid-on.

  • 76.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root punches the fuller ball on off back to the bowler.

  • 76.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards the non-striker's end.

  • OVER 76
    NO RUN ENG 209/3
    B Stokes 1 (10)
    J Root 84 (216)
    N Wagner 15-1-48-0
    D Mitchell 11-3-28-0
  • 75.6

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the fuller ball outside off towards point.

  • 75.5

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes leaves alone the back of a length ball outside off.

  • 75.4

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes drives the fuller ball outside off towards extra cover.

  • 75.3

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root flicks the length ball on middle towards mid-wicket for a quick single.

  • 75.2

    N Wagner to J Root, no run. Root sways his blades away from the fuller ball outside off.

  • 75.1

    N Wagner to J Root, FOUR runs. Calculated shot! Root guides the length ball outside off to the deep third-man region ropes for a boundary.

  • OVER 75
    5 RUNS ENG 209/3
    J Root 84 (210)
    B Stokes 1 (10)
    D Mitchell 10-2-28-0
    N Wagner 15-1-48-0
  • 74.6

    D Mitchell to B Stokes, no run. Stokes shoulders his arms to the length ball outside off.

  • 74.5

    D Mitchell to B Stokes, no run. Stokes steps forward and taps the length ball outside off towards the man at cover.

  • 74.4

    D Mitchell to B Stokes, no run. Stokes defends the length ball outside off back to the bowler.

  • 74.3

    D Mitchell to B Stokes, no run. Stokes strides forward and lets go the length ball outside off.

  • 74.2

    D Mitchell to B Stokes, no run. Stokes moves across and leaves alone the back of a length ball outside off.

  • 74.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the length ball outside off towards cover for a run.

  • OVER 74
    1 RUN ENG 204/3
    J Root 79 (207)
    B Stokes 1 (7)
    N Wagner 14-1-43-0
    D Mitchell 10-2-28-0
  • 73.6

    N Wagner to B Stokes, no run. Stokes tries to defend the length ball on off but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

  • 73.5

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on middle towards deep square leg for a single.

  • 73.4

    N Wagner to B Stokes, 1 run. Stokes tucks the full-toss on leg towards fine leg for a single.

  • 73.3

    N Wagner to R Burns, 1 run & Out. Goodness gracious! Excellent inning comes to an end! Burns flicks the length ball on middle towards forward square-leg. Burns completes the first run and goes for the second but Raval at square leg was quick to collect the ball and throws it back to the striker's end where keeper dislodges the bails in a flash. Huge appeal for a run out and the umpire goes upstairs to check. Replay shows that Burns was just short of his crease when the bails were dislodged. Third umpire takes a while to make a decision and finally signals OUT on the big screen. Rory Burns departs for 101 runs.

  • 73.2

    N Wagner to J Root, 1 run. Root pulls the short ball on off towards deep square leg for a single. That brings up England's 200.

  • 73.1

    N Wagner to R Burns, 1 run. There it is! 2nd Test hundred for Burns! Burns flicks the length ball on leg towards deep backward square-leg for a single and brings up his hundred.

  • OVER 73
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET ENG 203/3
    J Root 78 (206)
    B Stokes 1 (2)
    D Mitchell 9-2-27-0
    N Wagner 14-1-43-0
  • 72.6

    D Mitchell to R Burns, 1 run. Burns slaps the length ball outside off towards point for a single.

  • 72.5

    D Mitchell to R Burns, FOUR runs. Top shot! Burns cuts the length ball outside off to the deep point fence for a boundary. Rory Burns need just 2 runs to complete his 2nd Hundred.

  • 72.4

    D Mitchell to J Root, 1 run. Root drives the fuller ball outside off towards sweeper cover for a run.

  • 72.3

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root defends the length ball on off towards short cover.

  • 72.2

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root punches the length ball outside off towards cover.

  • 72.1

    D Mitchell to J Root, no run. Root guides the full length ball outside off but finds the fielder at first slip.

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