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Match Ended   
Lord's, London , Jun 02, 2022
141&279/5 (78.5)
132&285
England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
That's all we have from this absorbing Test match. Important points gained by England for the ICC World Test Championship. The second Test match starts on Friday, 10th June 2022 at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) but as usual, our build-up will begin in advance. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Joe Root is the Player of the Match! The former England skipper talks about his hundred and says that it's fantastic and more importantly, they won the game after such a long time. Adds that it's been a tough road for everyone and he has enjoyed this game and looking forward to the rest of the summer. Hopes that they can use this as a way to step forward. Shares that they always get fantastic support at this ground and it's nice to see them get their money back as well. On playing under Ben Stokes, Root replies that the transition has been smooth and mentions that Ben Stokes won England a number of Test matches under his leadership, and it's a great chance for Root to give back to him. Tells that he loves batting and wants to score as many runs as he can and again make England the best Test team.
Ben Stokes, the victorious captain of England, calls it an amazing Test match to be a part of. Tells that regardless of being captain, the first Test of the English summer is always special due to all the buzz and the build-up. Further says that it was a special week and this win makes it even better. On his rapport with Brendon McCullum, Stokes replies that it's going pretty good with him and he has enjoyed the first week working with him. Adds that there is a change of mindset for everyone, this is a great start and he is happy that everybody operated well this week. Stokes mentions that no one had the upper hand at any stage as this game ebbed and flowed. Regarding Root's hundred and 10,000 runs, Stokes calls him Mr Dependable. On the debut of Matthew Potts, Stokes replies that he loved it and he has been tracking his progress in a Durham shirt. Talks about the impact Potts created every time he got the ball and praises him for his amazing attitude. Praises the knocks of Alex Lees and Jonny Bairstow, and is happy with the attitude shown by them. Smiles and adds that seeing Broad and Anderson still running in and delivering for England inspires them.
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, starts by saying that the game ebbed and flowed the whole time. Tells that it was tough against the new ball but then it changed. Mentions that they came this morning with high hopes and thought there might be some assistance from the overhead conditions but it wasn't to be. Feels that it's about moving on quickly and taking the learnings. Regarding him trying his best to get the ball changed, Williamson replies that it was pretty difficult and he thought if they get it changed, they might get something going. Calls it a fantastic game and it took an incredible knock from Joe Root to take England home. On Root completing 10,000 Test runs, Kane terms it an unbelievable achievement. States that everybody wants to be contributing more and there was a lot of assistance with the harder ball, so the top order will have to work hard. He is looking forward to the next challenge.
Presentation time...
As mentioned earlier, this Test match wasn't a straightforward one. Momentum was no one's friend, and it kept changing sides quicker than the tennis ball does at Roland Garros. England bounced back. Stuart Broad was at the centre of this comeback. His two wickets and then a run out in the same over through Ollie Pope's direct hit stole New Zealand's advantage. At one stage what looked like a lead above 350, remained 276, and the hosts earned themselves a chance to go 1-0 up in the series.
The second day also started with six wickets in the morning session, and we thought, this Test won't see the next day. But as the saying goes, cricket is a game of great uncertainties. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell joined forces to rescue the touring team. Their 195-run stand took the wind out of England's sails, and by the end of Day 2, New Zealand got into the position to dictate terms. Did they do that?
Let's quickly run through the ebbs and flows of the first Test of this English summer. It was expected to be a batting beauty at Lord's, and both skippers had the same thought in mind - to bat first. Kane Williamson had his say, but things didn't go as planned. Although there weren't any demons on the surface, there was just enough juice to extract. The trio of Anderson, Broad and Potts combined to make full use of the conditions and blew away the Kiwis inside two sessions. New Zealand though didn't sit back regretting and retorted by picking seven English wickets by Stumps on Day 1.
England have done it! They've won this roller-coaster of a Test match. With 61 needed this morning, and five wickets in the tank, the hosts made sure there were no hiccups. The start to the chase was a bit iffy for the hosts, but once Ben Stokes got a life (bowled off a no ball on 1), he and Root constructed a 90-run stand to make things smooth. The former skipper then allied with Ben Foakes to raise an unbeaten match-winning century stand to take England home. Root also went on to complete his maiden century in the fourth innings of a Test match and notched up 10,000 Test runs - only the second Englishman to achieve this feat after Sir Alastair Cook.
Joe Root leads everyone off the park! A great knock. It's a huge ovation for him. No drama in the morning. England stayed focused. New Zealand didn't get the movement they needed and looked lacklustre. Kane Williamson tried hard to convince the umpires to change the ball but in vain. Interestingly, they had one ball changed before as well, and after that, the degree of movement they got was a lot lesser than the previous time. These little things matter sometimes.
End Of The Over 78.5 : 279/5
12 Runs
  • 478.1
  • 478.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 478.5
J. Root
115 (170)
B. Foakes
32 (92)
T. Southee
23.5-5-87-0
78.5
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Here is the winning shot! Joe Root has done it. New era, new England, a new captain and they start with a thumping win over New Zealand. Back of a length, around off, Root goes back and smacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Root jumps in delight and the English balcony is on its feet. ENGLAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
78.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Width there, short and outside off, Root strokes it through the line but the point fielder makes a diving stop.
78.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Almost drags it on! Southee gets a length ball to bend back in down the slope, Root sticks back to cut but it takes the bottom edge and goes on the bounce to the keeper.
78.2
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Root is in a hurry, two more needed! This one is full and outside off, Root presses forward and creams his drive through mid off.
78.1
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Finds the gap at last! A touch short in length and outside off, Root stays on the back foot and delicately guides it through the gap between gully and wide slip for a boundary.
Drinks break. The ball has not moved much and New Zealand have been unable to pick a single wicket this morning. England have batted positively, mainly Ben Foakes, and they are now 10 runs away from sealing the deal.
End Of The Over 78 : 267/5
3 Runs
  • 177.1
  • 177.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 177.6
J. Root
103 (165)
B. Foakes
32 (92)
T. Boult
24-3-73-1
77.6
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
A low full toss outside off, Root reaches out and strokes it to deep cover for a single.
77.5
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fuller and on middle, it's driven back towards the bowler.
77.4
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to covers.
77.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Pitches it up and around middle, Root drives it down to mid off.
77.2
1
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Back of a length, on off and angling away, Foakes gets across the stumps and glances it to deep square leg for another run.
77.1
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Boult returns to bowl again. Delivers it on a length around leg, it's worked behind square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 77 : 264/5
3 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 276.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 176.6
J. Root
101 (160)
B. Foakes
31 (91)
T. Southee
23-5-75-0
76.6
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Movement in the air and off the pitch too as it lands on a fuller length, around middle, Root inside-edges his attempted flick shot down to fine leg. A single taken.
76.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and around off, angling in, Joe gets forward and pushes it to mid on.
76.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, defended back.
76.3
2
Tim Southee To Joe Root
HUNDRED FOR ROOT! What a knock under pressure from the former England skipper! This will be one of those satisfying knocks as a batter! Always special when it comes while batting last in a Test match and in a winning cause. 26th Test hundred for Joe and he also completes 10000 Test runs. The Lord's goes Roooooooooooo... What a player!!! Fuller in length and around middle, Root clips it to deep mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run. Off goes the helmet and here comes the applause. This is his first Test ton in the fourth innings. 14 needed more.
76.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Serves it around off, angling in, Root forces it from the back foot to covers.
76.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Serves it on a good length and outside off, Root stays on the back foot and taps it down to gully.
End Of The Over 76 : 261/5
3 Runs
  • 175.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 275.6
B. Foakes
31 (91)
J. Root
98 (154)
K. Jamieson
25-4-79-4
75.6
2
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Short and on off, Foakes pulls it through square leg for a couple. 16 needed more.
75.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Delivers it outside off, Foakes plays it down from the back foot to gully.
75.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Around off, on a length, Foakes gets back to work it on the leg side but it takes a soft leading edge and rolls to covers.
75.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Serves it on a length and outside off, Ben commits himself forward and defends it carefully towards gully.
75.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On a length and outside off, going straight on, Foakes has nothing to do.
75.1
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Lands it on a length and outside off, Root gets across and tucks it through mid-wicket for one. The century stand comes up!
End Of The Over 75 : 258/5
10 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 474.2
  • 074.3
  • 174.4
  • 474.5
  • 174.6
J. Root
97 (153)
B. Foakes
29 (86)
T. Southee
22-5-72-0
74.6
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and on middle, flicked behind square leg for a run. 19 more for a win, Root three away from a century and New Zealand are 5 overs away from the new ball.
74.5
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
EDGY FOUR! Luck is with England. Root moves to 96. Short and outside off, Root rocks back to cut but it nips back down the hill, takes the inside edge, beats the stumps and keeper. It scoots down to fine leg for a boundary.
74.4
1
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Angling in from around off, a length ball, Foakes tucks it through backward square leg and takes one.
74.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Uses the angle of the bowler and works a length ball to mid-wicket.
74.2
4
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
FOUR! Pulled and pulled well! Short in length and around middle, Ben Foakes immediately goes on the back foot to ride the bounce and pulls it with authority through square leg for a boundary. Foakes has looked very positive this morning, taking the pressure off Root.
74.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Fuller in length and outside off, Foakes is on the front foot and defends it solidly. 29 more to win.
End Of The Over 74 : 248/5
4 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 473.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
J. Root
92 (151)
B. Foakes
24 (82)
K. Jamieson
24-4-76-4
73.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Root is eyeing that gap between slips and gully but so far has failed to pierce it. On a length and outside off, Joe runs it down late but once again the gully fielder makes the stop.
73.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Delivers it on a length and outside off, from wide of the crease, Root gets behind and defends it to mid on.
73.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Beaten this time! A bit short again, outside off and staying down, Root once more attempts to lean back and cut but gets beaten.
73.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Picks out gully. Short in length and around off, Root leans back and tries to guide it down to third man but the gully fielder intervenes with a dive to make the stop.
73.2
4
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
FOUR! Fantastic straight drive, this time from the blade of Root. Fullish and around off, Joe strides forward and strokes it elegantly down the ground for a boundary. Moves into the 90s.
73.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
A touch short and around off, Root plays nice and late, from the back foot but it goes straight to the fielder at gully.
Again Kane Williamson reports an issue with the ball. This is the second or the third time this morning. The umpire checks it but finds it fine to continue.
End Of The Over 73 : 244/5
1 Runs
  • 172.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
B. Foakes
24 (82)
J. Root
88 (145)
T. Southee
21-5-62-0
72.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Pitches it up and around off, Foakes drives but finds the mid off fielder.
72.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
A little bit of movement on this delivery. Full and around off, Foakes tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
72.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Around off, on a length, Foakes defends it solidly from the back foot.
72.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Shortish and outside off, Ben cuts from the crease but finds point.
72.2
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
This one keeps a bit low from a length around off, Foakes stays focused and defends it out safely on the leg side.
72.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Bowls it full but on the pads, Root whips it behind square leg and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 72 : 243/5
6 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 471.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 271.5
  • 071.6
B. Foakes
24 (77)
J. Root
87 (144)
K. Jamieson
23-4-72-4
71.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Slightly short in length and outside off, Foakes shoulders arms. 34 needed more.
71.5
2
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Finds the gap! It's on a length and outside off, Foakes leans forward, doesn't try to it hard, just pushes it with great timing through covers. Two more.
71.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Bouncer around off, Ben Foakes picks it nice and early before ducking.
71.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Back of a length, around off, Ben goes on the back foot and taps it down to point. New Zealand are going through the motions with nothing happening off the pitch.
71.2
4
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
FOUR! Pristine timing! Full in length and around off, Foakes shows the full face of his bat and  caresses it past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
71.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Angles in a length ball on off, Foakes works it off his pads but fails to beat the diving short mid-wicket fielder.
End Of The Over 71 : 237/5
2 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 170.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
J. Root
87 (144)
B. Foakes
18 (71)
T. Boult
23-3-70-1
70.6
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fine shot for nothing! Fuller in length and outside off, Root plays an eye-catching cover drive but fails to find the gap. 40 more to win. England have added 21 runs in the 6 overs this morning.
70.5
1
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Back of a length, around leg and middle, Ben glances it through square leg and picks up a single.
70.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
A near-yorker on off, Foakes brings his bat down in time and digs it out back towards the bowler.
70.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Bouncer to Foakes, around middle and leg, he ducks easily.
70.2
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Short in length, around leg, Root turns inside the crease and pulls it down to fine leg for one.
70.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a length and around middle, Root gets back and plays late but still finds gully.
End Of The Over 70 : 235/5
5 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 469.5
  • 069.6
B. Foakes
17 (68)
J. Root
86 (141)
K. Jamieson
22-4-66-4
69.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Vital stop with no third man in place. Around off, on a length, Ben plays late at it and guides it towards third man. Tom Latham immediately moves across to his right from second slip, dives and saves a certain boundary.
69.5
4
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
FOUR! Excellent shot. The length goes slightly short and outside off, Foakes eases himself on the back foot and packs a punch through point for a glorious boundary. 42 needed more.
69.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Fullish and around off, Foakes drives it down the ground but finds mid off.
69.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Hurls a length ball in the channel outside off, Foakes covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
69.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Outside off, left alone.
69.1
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Shortish and on off, Root moves back and drops it with gentle hands to mid-wicket. Calls for a run and gets it comfortably.
End Of The Over 69 : 230/5
3 Runs
  • 268.1
  • 168.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
B. Foakes
13 (63)
J. Root
85 (140)
T. Boult
22-3-68-1
68.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Lands it on a length around leg, angling across, Foakes stays on the back foot and jams it down safely. 47 needed more.
68.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Close to off, on a length and angling away again, Foakes lunges and defends it with an angled bat to the off side.
68.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Angling away from the batter, outside off and on a length, Ben Foakes doesn't flirt with it.
Trent Boult switches to over the wicket...
68.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Digs it in short, outside off, Fokaes stays back and plays it down to point. He lets out a big shout for 'no' as Root looks interested in a run.
68.2
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Length and outside off, it's stroked through point for one.
68.1
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Lovely shot from Root, for another two. Short in length and around off, Root turns inside the crease and pulls it in front of square on the leg side.
End Of The Over 68 : 227/5
4 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 267.2
  • 2 LB 67.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
B. Foakes
13 (59)
J. Root
82 (138)
K. Jamieson
21-4-61-4
67.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
In the zone outside off, an easy leave for Ben Foakes.
67.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Solid in defense. Around off, on a length, Ben offers a dead bat.
67.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Fraction short and on off, Foakes punches from the back foot but finds the cover-point fielder.
67.3
lb
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Drifting down the leg side, Foakes gets across but fails to flick. It goes off his pads to fine leg and they take another two, this time as leg byes. 50 needed more.
67.2
2
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
That's a firm drive down the ground! Fuller and around off, Foakes forces it towards mid on where Southee dives across to his left and takes the pace off the ball. It rolls behind and the batters take two. England are dealing in couples this morning.
67.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
A gentle delivery, on a length around off and angling in, Ben gets across and helps it to short mid-wicket.
Change. Kyle Jamieson (20-4-59-4) comes into the attack now. He replaces Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 67 : 223/5
4 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 266.4
  • 066.5
  • 266.6
J. Root
82 (138)
B. Foakes
11 (53)
T. Boult
21-3-65-1
66.6
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Short in length and outside off, Root goes on the back foot and steers it past point and gets another brace. 54 needed more.
66.5
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a length and outside off, Root stays back and taps it down to gully.
66.4
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fine shot! The length is a shade too full, outside off, Root leans forward and drives it behind square on the off side. He gets a couple of runs.
66.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Darts in a length ball on off, Root defends it from the back foot to the off side.
66.2
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
This time the line is a little too far outside off, Root offers no shot.
66.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Boult straightaway begins from 'round the wicket angle. He serves it full and outside off, Root strides forward and pushes it defensively to covers.
Trent Boult to bowl from the other end. 20-3-61-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 66 : 219/5
3 Runs
  • 165.1
  • 065.2
  • 265.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
B. Foakes
11 (53)
J. Root
78 (132)
T. Southee
20-5-61-0
65.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Keeps probing with a length delivery, close to off, Foakes is again watchful in defense as he blocks it from the crease. 58 needed more.
65.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Southee goes wide of the crease and angles in a length ball around off, Ben Foakes hangs on the back foot and defends it back.
65.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Back of a length, on off, defended from the back foot to the off side.
65.3
2
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Southee is too straight with his line, Foakes clips it off his pads behind square leg and collects a couple of runs.
65.2
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Around off, on a good length, Foakes is on the back foot as he defends it on the leg side.
65.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Southee begins with a length ball around off, Root shuffles across and nudges it down to fine leg. Takes a single, looks for the second run but it's not on. 60 more.
The morning session is set to begin on time, although it remains heavily overcast. The New Zealand players stride out to the middle. Followed by Joe Root and Ben Foakes who walk out to continue with their blade. It will be Tim Southee to start with the ball. Here we go...
Promising signs! The forecast isn't too great and the overhead conditions are gloomy but currently, it's not raining and the hover cover is not covering the pitch. Let's hope it stays this way and we get going on time. You already are aware of the equation needed, it looks quite straightforward but just for your reference, New Zealand lost 6 wickets yesterday for just 34 runs. If the Kiwi bowlers manage to strike the right chords and the overcast conditions come to their assistance, this little phase left in this Test match could become enthralling.
New Zealand, on the flip side, have a casualty in the form of Colin de Grandhomme after he limped off the field on Day 3. It is suspected that he has suffered a tear in his heel and we would get a better picture once the scheduled MRI scan is done. Coming to the game, the Kiwis would still believe that they can pull a rabbit out of the hat if they are able to get rid of Root early. Is there another twist left in this tale? Stick around to find out who will take the lead in this series.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 4 of the first Test match between England and New Zealand. This match has surely moved briskly and it looks like England have their noses in front thanks to their former skipper, Joe Root. England are in contention of winning the game even after Kyle Jamieson's outstanding effort. The home side would hope that their lower-middle order along with Root is able to kick start their summer with a victory. Well, all this can happen only if the rain gods show some mercy.
... Day 4, Session 1...
The Kiwis just looked tired towards the end! Their bowlers did not bowl with the same energy, there were a few misfields too. They just had no answers to the batting of Root, Stokes of Foakes. However, they'll come all fresh on Day 4's morning, they would know a wicket and they'll be into the bowlers. The question is, who will get it for them? Day 4 promises to be a cracking on. Do join us for all the acion. Till then, take care and goodbye!
In reply, they were in big, big trouble at 69 for 4. It could have been worse had Colin not overstepped. Since then though, it has been all England. The skipper and the former skipper played brilliantly. The two added 90 before Stokes fell. Root though continued and along with Foakes has added another 50-run stand. The two have turned the game into England's favor.
End of a hard, fought day of Test cricket and we believe, England have their noses in front. A round of applause for England's former captain as he makes his way back into the dug out. We asked if England have it in them to show some character and fight to get back in the game and they surely do. First, they made quick work of the remaining wickets in the first session and kept the visitors in tact.
End Of The Over 65 : 216/5
5 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 264.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 164.5
  • 164.6
J. Root
77 (131)
B. Foakes
9 (48)
K. Jamieson
20-4-59-4
64.6
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
A single to end day's play! Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!
64.5
1
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Another short ball, another pull shot, through square leg for one.
64.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
That is a good short ball, on the body, Foakes evades it.
64.3
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Short ball, this is pulled, off the back foot through square leg for one.
64.2
2
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket. Two taken. Only 64 needed.
64.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Well fielded! Length and on off, Root pushes it towards cover. The fielder dives to his left and stops it well.
End Of The Over 64 : 211/5
5 Runs
  • 263.1
  • 063.2
  • 263.3
  • 063.4
  • 163.5
  • 063.6
B. Foakes
8 (46)
J. Root
73 (127)
T. Southee
19-5-58-0
63.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Shorter and on off, Ben stands tall and pushes it to mid off.
63.5
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On middle, this is dropped towards point for one.
63.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good length and around off, Root opens the face and guides it to point.
63.3
2
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Well played again! On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two. Fifty-run stand up between the two. A very important one but still, a lot of work left.
63.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
63.1
2
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Two more! Angled into the pads, Root clips it through square leg for two.
End Of The Over 63 : 206/5
2 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 2 LB 62.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
B. Foakes
8 (45)
J. Root
68 (122)
K. Jamieson
19-4-54-4
62.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Bangs it short and on middle, Foakes ducks under it.
62.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, Foakes plays it to covers.
62.4
lb
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Two more! Leg byes signaled! On the pads, Foakes looks to flick, it goes off the pads, down towards fine leg. Two taken.
62.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, defended well.
62.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
From very wide of the crease. On a length and on off, kept out.
62.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, this is kept out well.
End Of The Over 62 : 204/5
2 Runs
  • 161.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 161.6
B. Foakes
8 (39)
J. Root
68 (122)
T. Southee
18-5-53-0
61.6
1
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
EDGED BUT SHORT! A run as there is a misfield! On a length and around off, Foakes looks to block, it goes off the outside edge, lands short of the slip fielder. He lets it through and a single is taken.
61.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Attacks the stumps again, Foakes keeps it out.
61.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the off pole. Defended well.
61.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
On middle, Foakes plays it to mid on.
61.2
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Outside off, left alone.
61.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
This is banged in short, on middle, Root pulls it through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 61 : 202/5
2 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 2 LB 60.6
B. Foakes
7 (34)
J. Root
67 (121)
K. Jamieson
18-3-54-4
60.6
lb
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Two leg byes! On the pads, Foakes looks to flick, misses, it hits the pad and goes behind. Two taken.
60.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Shorter and around off, Foakes evades it.
60.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On middle, this is clipped to mid-wicket.
60.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, defended.
60.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On middle, Foakes plays it to mid on.
60.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Close! Outside off, once again comes back in but not enough to make the batter play.
End Of The Over 60 : 200/5
4 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 459.5
  • 059.6
J. Root
67 (121)
B. Foakes
7 (28)
T. Southee
17-5-51-0
59.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, Root comes down the track and looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
59.5
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Almost drags it on! 200 up for England. Just the 77 needed! Shorter and outside off, Root looks to cut, it goes off the underedge, past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence.
59.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On off, Root pushes it back to the bowler.
59.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Shorter and down the leg side. Root evades it.
59.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
59.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good length and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 59 : 196/5
3 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 358.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
B. Foakes
7 (28)
J. Root
63 (115)
K. Jamieson
17-2-54-4
58.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
58.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Outside off, comes back in with the angle. Not enough to make the batter play.
58.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Too high! Length, on off, this one jags back in. Foakes misses the flick and is hit high on the pad. An appeal but turned down.
58.3
3
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Misfield and more runs! Fuller and on off, this is hit towards mid off. Kane Williamson lets it through, he runs back and keeps it down to three.
58.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Around off, this is guided to point.
58.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On off, defended.
Kyle Jamieson is on now!
End Of The Over 58 : 193/5
9 Runs
  • 457.1
  • 457.2
  • 157.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
B. Foakes
7 (25)
J. Root
60 (112)
T. Southee
16-5-47-0
57.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Outside off, left alone.
57.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Agression from Southee! Fuller and on middle, this is hit back towards the bowler who has a shy at the keeper's end in anger but misses.
57.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Down the leg side, Foakes looks to flick but misses.
57.3
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On the pads, Root clips it through square leg for one.
57.2
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR MORE! Everything now going England's way! Just 85 needed! Shorter and outside off, Southee throws his bat at it, it goes off the outside edge, over gully and into the boundary.
57.1
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Angled into the pads, Root clips it throughs quare leg. It races away to the fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 57 : 184/5
3 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 156.2
  • 256.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
B. Foakes
7 (22)
J. Root
51 (109)
T. Boult
20-3-61-1
56.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Short and very wide outside off, Foakes looks to cut but ends up toe-ending it towards gully. That seemed like a tired ball.
56.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
On middle, Foakes plays it to mid on.
56.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Fuller and on off, Foakes pushes it to covers.
56.3
2
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Leading edge but just wide! Shorter and on off, Fokaes looks to work it on the leg side, he closes the face of the bat early. This flies off the leading edge wide of the fielder at point for two.
56.2
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
56.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Around off, Root guides it to point.
End Of The Over 56 : 181/5
3 Runs
  • 155.1
  • 155.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 155.5
  • 055.6
B. Foakes
5 (18)
J. Root
50 (107)
T. Southee
15-5-38-0
55.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
On middle, defended.
55.5
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good fielding again but a single and Root brings his fifty up! Another superb knock from him and he probably holds the key for his side to win this game. On middle, this is worked towards square leg and a run is taken.
55.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
BEATEN! Good length and on off, this lands and moves away. Root is beaten as he tries to defend.
55.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Back of a length and on off, kept out.
55.2
1
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
On the middle pole, this is worked wide of mid on for one.
55.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on leg, Joe Root flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
End Of The Over 55 : 178/5
3 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 154.5
  • 154.6
J. Root
48 (103)
B. Foakes
4 (16)
T. Boult
19-3-58-1
54.6
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Well stopped! On the pads, this is clipped through square leg. Ajaz dives to his right and saves three.
54.5
1
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
54.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Shorter and on middle, Foakes ducks under it.
54.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Well left! Outside off, not played at.
54.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
On the pads, this is clipped to mid-wicket.
54.1
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.
End Of The Over 54 : 175/5
7 Runs
  • 253.1
  • 053.2
  • 453.3
  • 153.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
B. Foakes
3 (12)
J. Root
46 (101)
T. Southee
14-5-35-0
53.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Good length and on off, kept out.
53.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Foakes
Outside off, left alone.
53.4
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Now takes one as this is worked through mid-wicket.
53.3
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Up and over! Thickish edge and it goes over the fielders! Shorter and outside off, Root slashes, it goes over gully for a boundary in the third man region.
53.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On off, defended.
53.1
2
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Tw more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
End Of The Over 53 : 168/5
3 Runs
  • 152.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 1 B 52.5
  • 152.6
J. Root
39 (97)
B. Foakes
3 (10)
T. Boult
18-3-55-1
52.6
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
52.5
b
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
BYE! A big inswinger but down the leg side. Blundell does well to dive to his left and get a hand to it. A bye taken.
52.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
52.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Back of a length and on off, defended.
52.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Angles this one away, lands it on off. Blocked out.
52.1
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 52 : 165/5
1 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 151.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
B. Foakes
3 (6)
J. Root
37 (95)
K. Jamieson
16-2-51-4
51.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
Gets this one to tail back in, lands it on middle, defended.
51.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, this is pushed to covers.
51.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Foakes
On off, defended.
51.3
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Angled into the middle pole, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
51.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Outside off and on a length, left alone again.
51.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Good length and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 51 : 164/5
5 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 150.2
  • 050.3
  • 150.4
  • 150.5
  • 250.6
B. Foakes
3 (3)
J. Root
36 (92)
T. Boult
17-3-53-1
50.6
2
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Shot! Fuller and on off, Foakes leans into it and strokes it past mid off for two.
50.5
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Outside off, Root now pushes it through covers for one.
50.4
1
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Foakes is off the mark! Shorter and on off, Foakes guides it towards point and takes one.
50.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
BEATEN! Bowls the one that goes away. Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Foakes is beaten as he tries to defend.
50.2
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, Root pushes it towards cover for one.
50.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Good length and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 50 : 159/5
6 Runs
  • 449.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 149.4
  • 149.5
  • W 49.6
B. Stokes
54 (110)
J. Root
34 (89)
K. Jamieson
15-2-50-4
49.6
W
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! GLOVED AND TAKEN! That is a massive, massive breakthrough and who else provides the breakthrough? It is Kyle Jamieson! Stokes will be disappointed. THe game was actually coming into his side's control but he falls. This is short and it is angled into the body. There was not enough room to play the upper cut but Stokes still goes for it. It goes off the glove and Tom Blundell takes it by moving to his right. Stokes walks back gutted. Will this open the floodgates now? New Zealand are only a wicket away from entering the bowlers.
49.5
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On a length and on middle, Joe Root clips it towards square leg for one.
49.4
1
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off, Ben Stokes cuts it through point for one.
49.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on middle, this is defended out.
49.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, blocked out.
49.1
4
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes flicks it towards square leg for a boundary. 27th test fifty for Ben Stokes and his first test fifty as a captain.
End Of The Over 49 : 153/4
17 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 648.2
  • 048.3
  • 648.4
  • 4 B 48.5
  • 148.6
B. Stokes
49 (105)
J. Root
33 (88)
A. Patel
2-0-22-0
48.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on middle, this is flicked towards mid on for one. Brilliant over for England.
48.5
b
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
FOUR BYES! On middle, Ben Stokes again tries for a slog sweep but gets his pads. The ball races past long stop for a boundary.
48.4
6
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
SIX! This was similar to the last maximum. On middle, Ben Stokes again slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a maximum.
48.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
On middle, blocked out.
48.2
6
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
SIX! Full and on middle, Ben Stokes slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a biggie.
48.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
Tossed up on middle, Ben Stokes eases it towards mid on.
A bit of spin now as Ajaz Patel is brought into the attack. Also, the physio is out and having a word with Joe Root. Root seems to be hurt on his finger on the right hand in the last over. Root gets a painkiller and is good to continue.
End Of The Over 48 : 136/4
1 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
J. Root
33 (88)
B. Stokes
36 (99)
K. Jamieson
14-2-44-3
47.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On middle angling it in, Joe Root blocks it back towards the bowler.
47.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Length ball outside off, Joe Root punches it straight towards the fielder at point.
47.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Back of a length and on leg, this is blocked out towards the vacant short leg region.
47.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On a length and outside off, Joe Root guides it straight towards the fielder at point.
47.2
1
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Kyle Jamieson sees Stokes advancing and goes fuller and on leg, Ben Stokes guides it towards backward point and gets a single.
47.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 47 : 135/4
2 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 1 B 46.4
  • 046.5
  • 146.6
B. Stokes
35 (97)
J. Root
33 (84)
T. Boult
16-3-48-1
46.6
1
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Touch fuller and on leg, Ben Stokes flicks it towards backward square leg for one.
46.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Goes full and outside off, Ben Stokes blocks it away.
46.4
b
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Full and outside leg, Joe Root looks to flick it but misses. The keeper just manages to get his glove on it. The batters cross and a bye is signaled.
46.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On middle, Joe Root blocks it away.
46.2
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Length ball and outside off, Joe Root has a poke at it but misses. The ball just zipped past the outside edge and straight into the gloves of the keeper. Joe Root gets a lucky escape.
46.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fuller and outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 46 : 133/4
9 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 445.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 5 WD 45.6
  • 045.6
B. Stokes
34 (95)
J. Root
33 (80)
K. Jamieson
13-2-43-3
45.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes blocks it out solidly.
45.6
wd
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
FIVE WIDES! Fuller and wide outside leg, Ben Stokes looks to give a fine tickle but misses. The keeper misses the ball as it just keeps on swinging downhill. The ball races past the long stop for a boundary.
45.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Outside off, left alone.
45.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Full and outside off, Ben Stokes looks to drive it but misses. The ball just aired past his bat and straight into the gloves of the keeper.
45.3
4
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
FOUR! On a length and outside off, Ben Stokes dances down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
45.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended out.
45.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On a length and on middle, Ben Stokes defends it towards short mid-wicket.
A slight halt in play as the batters have a bit of a breather and the 12th man runs out with drinks.
End Of The Over 45 : 124/4
1 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
J. Root
33 (80)
B. Stokes
30 (89)
T. Boult
15-3-47-1
44.6
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a good length and outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone.
44.5
1
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is flicked towards square leg for one.
44.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.
44.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On a length and angled into the leg stump, Ben Stokes gets hurried on as the ball skids through and hits him high on the pads.
44.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Full and on the stumps, Ben Stokes eases it towards the mid on region.
44.1
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Length ball on middle and leg, Ben Stokes blocks it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 44 : 123/4
6 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 243.5
  • 043.6
J. Root
33 (79)
B. Stokes
29 (84)
K. Jamieson
12-2-34-3
43.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Goes full and outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone.
43.5
2
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On middle, Joe Root drives it through wide mid on for a brace.
43.4
4
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
FOUR! On middle and slightly shorter, Joe Root pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50 partnership comes up for Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
43.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
43.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Another one outside off, not played at.
43.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Slower and outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone towards the keeper.
End Of The Over 43 : 117/4
1 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 142.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
B. Stokes
29 (84)
J. Root
27 (73)
T. Boult
14-3-46-1
42.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Another one on middle, blocked towards mid on.
42.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Touch fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes defends it towards the mid off region.
42.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off, Ben Stokes doesn't bother it.
42.3
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Full and straight at the stumps, Joe Root flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
42.2
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On middle, defended out.
42.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Back of a length and on middle, Joe Root pulls it towards mid-wicket. Good fielding from the fielder. Ben Stokes wanted a single but goes back and unknowingly blocks a direct hit on the way. Trent Boult and Ben Stokes have a good laugh over it. He was safe anyways.
End Of The Over 42 : 116/4
2 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 241.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
B. Stokes
29 (81)
J. Root
26 (70)
K. Jamieson
11-2-28-3
41.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and outside off again, not played at.
41.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On a length and outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it  alone.
41.4
2
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on leg, Ben Stokes flicks it towards backward square leg for a brace.
41.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on off, Ben Stokes looks to play it but gets a bottom edge.
41.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Goes fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes eases it towards mid on.
41.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended out.
End Of The Over 41 : 114/4
2 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
J. Root
26 (70)
B. Stokes
27 (75)
T. Boult
13-3-45-1
40.6
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Touch fuller and on off, Joe Root looks to drive it but gets a thick inside edge as it races towards short mid-wicket.
40.5
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Length ball and on middle, Joe Root flicks it towards short mid-wicket.
40.4
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
40.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On middle, Joe Root blocks it towards point.
40.2
1