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ENG vs NZ, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
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 LB67.3
  • 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 LB62.4
  • 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 LB60.6
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 B52.5
  • 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
  • W49.6
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 B48.5
  • 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 B46.4
  • 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 WD45.6
  • 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
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Shorter and on middle, Ben Stokes swivels and pulls it towards backward square leg for one.
40.1
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Goes fuller and on leg, this is flicked towards fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 40 : 112/4
2 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 239.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
B. Stokes
26 (74)
J. Root
25 (65)
K. Jamieson
10-2-26-3
39.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Length ball on middle an leg, blocked away.
39.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
39.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Length ball on middle, this is eased towards the mid on region.
39.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Outside off, kept out.
39.2
2
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on leg, Ben Stokes uses his feet and hits it towards mid-wicket. He gets a couple of runs.
39.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Shorter down the leg side, Ben Stokes doesn't bother it.
End Of The Over 39 : 110/4
5 Runs
  • 438.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
B. Stokes
24 (68)
J. Root
25 (65)
T. Boult
12-3-43-1
38.6
1
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Goes full, Ben Stokes plays it towards point and gets a single.
38.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended out.
38.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Oh, this is painful. Back of a length and on middle, Ben Stokes looks to play it but the ball gets his glove and straight on his ribs. The ball rolls towards short leg.
38.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.
38.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes leans forward and blocks it off his front foot.
38.1
4
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Back of a length and outside off, Ben Stokes makes room for himself and cuts it through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 38 : 105/4
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
J. Root
25 (65)
B. Stokes
19 (62)
T. Southee
13-5-28-0
37.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
A maiden over for Tim Southee. Fuller and outside off, Joe Root eases it towards the mid off region.
37.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and outside off, Joe Root defends it towards gully.
37.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and outside off, Joe Root looks to drive it but misses.
37.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Outside off, kept out.
37.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and outside leg, Joe Root looks to flick it but misses.
37.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and outside off, Joe Root cuts it straight towards the fielder at point.
End Of The Over 37 : 105/4
5 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 136.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 436.6
B. Stokes
19 (62)
J. Root
25 (59)
T. Boult
11-3-38-1
36.6
4
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Finds a gap. Touch fuller outside off, Ben Stokes drives it past covers for a boundary.
36.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
36.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Back of a length delivery down the middle, Ben Stokes eases it towards mid on.
36.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, defended out solidly.
36.2
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fuller and on leg, Joe Root flicks it towards fine leg and gets a single.
36.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Length ball on middle swinging it in, Joe Root blocks it towards the mid on region.
End Of The Over 36 : 100/4
1 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 135.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
B. Stokes
15 (58)
J. Root
24 (57)
T. Southee
12-4-28-0
35.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Full and outside off, Ben Stokes pushes it to point.
35.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On middle, blocked out.
35.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Length ball on outside off, Ben Stokes uses his feet and looks to loft it but gets a thick bottom edge. The ball bounces back and towards the keeper.
35.3
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On middle, Joe Root flicks it towards backward square leg for one. 100 up for England.
35.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Outside off and fuller, Joe Root looks to drive it but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls towards the fielder at short mid-wicket.
35.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and on middle, Joe Root eases it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 35 : 99/4
0 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
B. Stokes
15 (55)
J. Root
23 (54)
T. Boult
10-3-33-1
34.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Starts with a maiden. On middle again, Ben Stokes defends it to point.
34.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle this time, Ben Stokes blocks it towards mid on.
34.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On a length and on middle, Ben Stokes defends it towards the vacant silly point region.
34.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Touch full and outside off, Ben Stokes guides it towards short covers.
34.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Good-length delivery outside off, Ben Stokes lets it go.
34.1
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and wide outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.
We are back for the third session! Stokes and Root are set to start again. Trent Boult comes to bowl after Tea.
... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
It was the Jamieson show as he got the better of Bairstow and Crawley. Boult also chipped in with a wicket. However, New Zealand will know it is important to break this stand. The two are well set and have done well so far but if England are to have any chance, they need to play for a long time. Can they do so? We will find out in the next session.
A really good session for New Zealand and they have a firm grip over this game. Would have been a better session had Stokes’ dismissal not been a no ball but they’ll still be pretty pleased with how things have gone so far.
End Of The Over 34 : 99/4
1 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
B. Stokes
15 (49)
J. Root
23 (54)
T. Southee
11-4-27-0
33.6
1
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on off, Ben Stokes eases it towards square leg and gets a single. That will be Tea for Day 2.
33.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
33.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on off swinging it in, Ben Stokes guides it towards covers.
33.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Goes full and on off, Ben Stokes eases it towards the mid off region.
33.2
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Touch fuller and outside off, Ben Stokes blocks it out solidly.
33.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On middle angling it in, Ben Stokes blocks it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 33 : 98/4
9 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 632.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 232.5
  • 032.6
J. Root
23 (54)
B. Stokes
14 (43)
A. Patel
1-0-9-0
32.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Joe Root
On middle, defended out.
32.5
2
Ajaz Patel To Joe Root
On middle this time, Joe Root sweeps it behind as the ball races towards short fine leg. A couple of runs taken.
32.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Joe Root
Fuller and on middle, Joe Root defends it out solidly.
32.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
On off, this is guided towards mid on for one.
32.2
6
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
SIX! Full and outside off, Ben Stokes this time sweeps it over deep square leg for a maximum. This was brilliant from Ben Stokes.
32.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Ben Stokes
Tossed up outside off, Ben Stokes looks to sweep it but gets a bottom edge and the ball hits his leg.
End Of The Over 32 : 89/4
6 Runs
  • 431.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 1 LB31.5
  • 131.6
B. Stokes
7 (40)
J. Root
21 (51)
T. Southee
10-4-26-0
31.6
1
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
31.5
lb
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on leg, Joe Root looks to flick it but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards the vacant short leg region. Leg bye taken.
31.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, Joe Root uses his feet and blocks it towards mid on.
31.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and down the middle, Joe Root blocks it back towards the bowler.
31.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Just outside off this time, Joe Root leaves it alone.
31.1
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Length ball outside off swinging it away, Joe Root waits for the ball and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary.
End Of The Over 31 : 83/4
0 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
B. Stokes
6 (39)
J. Root
17 (46)
D. Mitchell
0.1-0-0-0
30.6
0
Daryl Mitchell To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes defends it towards point.
30.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes guides it towards gully.
30.4
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Outside off this time, Ben Stokes eases it towards short covers.
30.3
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On middle again, Ben Stokes eases it towards the vacant short leg region.
30.2
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On a good length and on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler.
30.1
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Length ball on off, Ben Stokes defends it solidly.
End Of The Over 30 : 83/4
0 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
J. Root
17 (46)
B. Stokes
6 (33)
T. Southee
9-4-21-0
29.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length ball outside off, Joe Root looks to cut it but misses.
29.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and outside off, Joe Root defends it towards the cover region.
29.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good-length delivery down the middle, Joe Root waits for the ball and guides it to gully.
29.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Outside off again, driven towards covers.
29.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and outside off, Joe Root drives it straight towards the fielder on short covers.
29.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length ball outside off swinging it away, Joe Root looks to block it but misses.
End Of The Over 29 : 83/4
1 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
B. Stokes
6 (33)
J. Root
17 (40)
de Grandhomme
3-1-3-0
28.6
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On a length and down the leg side, Ben Stokes moves forward and defends it with his pads.
28.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on off, Ben Stokes leans forward and blocks it towards mid off.
28.4
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Ben Stokes eases it towards point.
28.3
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Good-length and on middle, Ben Stokes defends it back towards the bowler.
28.2
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Length ball on middle, Ben Stokes eases it towards mid on.
28.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme To Joe Root
On middle, Joe Root flicks it towards backward square leg for one.
End Of The Over 28 : 82/4
4 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 427.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
B. Stokes
6 (28)
J. Root
16 (39)
T. Southee
8-3-21-0
27.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Ben Stokes looks to drive it but misses. The ball just aired past his blade and to the keeper.
27.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Fuller and outside leg, Ben Stokes looks to flick it but misses.
27.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off again, Ben Stokes lets it alone.
27.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Outside off, kept out.
27.2
4
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Length ball outside off, Ben Stokes looks to drive it but gets an outside edge. The ball races past the third man for a boundary.
27.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On middle, blocked out.
End Of The Over 27 : 78/4
2 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 1 NB26.4
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
B. Stokes
2 (22)
J. Root
16 (39)
de Grandhomme
2-1-2-0
26.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is eased towards mid-on. The fielder was off his feet and threw at the non-striker's end with Stokes just short, but couldn't hit. There was a chance. Ben Stokes gets another lucky escape.
26.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Fuller and outside off, Ben Stokes lets it go.
26.4
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is blocked out.
26.4
nb
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
OUT! TIMBER!!! No wait… it is a NO BALL! That is a huge reprieve for the England skipper. Is this sings of luck swinging towards them! Stokes comes down the track. This is short and outside off. He looks to cut but gets an underedge onto the stumps. He starts walking back but is called back as the umpire signals a no ball. Can he make most of this?
26.3
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on middle, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.
26.2
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Sticks bowling it outside off, Ben Stokes doesn't bother it.
26.1
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Length ball and outside off, Ben Stokes uses his feet and blocks it away.
End Of The Over 26 : 76/4
2 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
B. Stokes
1 (15)
J. Root
16 (39)
T. Southee
7-3-17-0
25.6
1
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off swinging it in, Ben Stokes looks to drive it but gets a thick inside edge. The ball rolls towards square leg. Single taken.
25.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Touch fuller and outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone and towards the keeper.
25.4
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and on middle, Joe Root flicks it towards mid-wicket. Good stop from the fielder diving to his right. Single taken.
25.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Touch full and on off, Joe Root eases it towards short covers.
25.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and outside off this time, driven straight towards the fielder at short covers.
25.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fuller and on middle at 81 mph, Joe Root bocks it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 25 : 74/4
0 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
B. Stokes
0 (13)
J. Root
15 (35)
de Grandhomme
1-1-0-0
24.6
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Outside off swinging it away, Ben Stokes looks to play at it but misses.
24.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
On a length and on off, Ben Stokes eases it towards covers.
24.4
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Sticks to his line and length, Stokes lets it go.
24.3
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Outside off again, Ben Stokes doesn't bother it.
24.2
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Bowls it outside off, Ben Stokes leaves this one as well.
24.1
0
Colin de Grandhomme To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off at 75 mph, Ben Stokes lets it go towards the keeper.
End Of The Over 24 : 74/4
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
J. Root
15 (35)
B. Stokes
0 (7)
T. Southee
6-3-15-0
23.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On middle, blocked away.
23.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On middle and on length, Joe Root looks to block it but hits the side face of his blade and back towards Tim Southee.
23.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and outside off, Joe Root eases it towards the mid off region.
23.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length ball on off, Joe Root blocks it to short covers.
23.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Outside off, kept out.
23.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on middle, Joe Root waits for the ball and guides it to point.
End Of The Over 23 : 74/4
3 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 222.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
B. Stokes
0 (7)
J. Root
15 (29)
T. Boult
9-2-33-1
22.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On a length and outside off, Ben Stokes lets it go.
22.5
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Touch full and on middle, quicker too, Joe Root flicks it towards backward square leg and rotates the strike.
22.4
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone towards the keeper.
22.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fullish and on middle, Joe Root blocks it towards the mid on region.
22.2
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Back of a length delivery on off, Joe Root goes on his back foot and punches it towards backward point for a brace.
22.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a good length and outside off, Joe Root shoulders arms to it.
End Of The Over 22 : 71/4
1 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
B. Stokes
0 (6)
J. Root
12 (24)
K. Jamieson
9-2-24-3
21.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Ben Stokes defends it towards the vacant silly point region.
21.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes blocks it out solidly.
21.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ben Stokes
Length ball outside off, Ben Stokes raises his arms and lets it through towards the keeper.
21.3
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Touch full and on leg, Joe Root flicks it towards backward square leg for one.
21.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Length ball down the middle, Joe Root blocks it out solidly.
21.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Goes fuller and on off, Joe Root defends it straight towards Kyle Jamieson.
End Of The Over 21 : 70/4
1 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
B. Stokes
0 (3)
J. Root
11 (21)
T. Boult
8-2-30-1
20.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on off, this is driven to mid off.
20.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, kept out.
20.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
20.3
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
The big booming inswinger, it tails back in from outside off. Root works it down to fine leg for one.
20.2
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Back of a length and on off, defended.
20.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 20 : 69/4
6 Runs
  • 419.1
  • 119.2
  • 1 NB19.3
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • W19.6
J. Bairstow
16 (15)
J. Root
10 (18)
K. Jamieson
8-2-23-3
19.6
W
Kyle Jamieson To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! Knocks him over! What a beauty! What a bowler Kyle is! This is a gem of a delivery! He got the last one to go away. This time shapes it back in. It is fuller. Comes in from outside. Bairstow looks to drive but leaves a big gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and hits the off pole. Huge wicket as this stand was looking good. New Zealand well and truly on top.
19.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Jonny Bairstow
Length delivery outside off, Jonny Bairstow looks to drive it but misses.
19.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and outside off, Jonny Bairstow defends it straight towards the fielder at point.
19.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Jonny Bairstow
Outside off, Jonny Bairstow eases it towards covers.
19.3
nb
Kyle Jamieson To Jonny Bairstow
Length delivery outside off, Jonny Bairstow leaves it alone. Oh, its a no ball.
19.2
1
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On middle, tucked towards fine leg for one.
19.1
4
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
FOUR! England are now racing towards their target. Fuller one outside off, Joe Root pulls this one through mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 19 : 63/3
14 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
  • 218.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
J. Bairstow
16 (10)
J. Root
5 (16)
T. Boult
7-2-29-1
18.6
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Full and straight on middle, defensively pushed towards mid-on.
18.5
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Beautifully timed again. This is effortless from Jonny Bairstow. Outside off, Jonny Bairstow cuts through point for another boundary. Third boundary of the over.
18.4
2
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a length outside off, looks to drive this one as well but the ball hits the side of his blade and races towards third man. They get a couple of runs.
18.3
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Jonny Bairstow gets on his knees and creams it through covers for a boundary. Beautifully timed shot from Jonny Bairstow.
18.2
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Outside off, Jonny Bairstow drives it straight towards the fielder at short covers.
18.1
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! On a length and outside off, Jonny Bairstow drives it through covers for a boundary. Effortless from Jonny Bairstow.
End Of The Over 18 : 49/3
0 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
J. Root
5 (16)
J. Bairstow
2 (4)
K. Jamieson
7-2-17-2
17.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Fuller outside off, Joe Root eases it towards short covers.
17.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Some extra bounce and follows the batter, Joe Root tries to block it but gets his glove and the ball hits back to his ribs. The ball rolls back towards the bowler.
17.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Touch full and down the middle, Joe Root blocks it back towards the bowler.
17.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Fuller and on middle, Joe Root defends it towards the mid on region.
17.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
On middle again, Joe Root defends it towards short covers.
17.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Length ball on middle, Joe Root defends it towards point.
End Of The Over 17 : 49/3
3 Runs
  • 016.1
  • W16.2
  • 016.3
  • 1 WD16.4
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
J. Bairstow
2 (4)
J. Root
5 (10)
T. Boult
6-2-15-1
16.6
2
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length delivery on off, Jonny Bairstow waits for the ball and guides it towards third man. He gets a couple of runs.
16.5
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Outside off again, Jonny Bairstow lets this one go.
16.4
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Length ball outside off, Jonny Bairstow tries to play it but misses.
16.4
wd
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Shorter and on leg, Jonny Bairstow ducks under it. Oh, its a no ball.
16.3
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and down the middle, Jonny Bairstow defends it towards short covers.
16.2
W
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope OUT!
OUT! Timber! Boult strikes and England fall in deeper trouble! Pope’s defense which looked solid so far has been breached. This is a beauty! From around the wicket, Boult runs in, lands it on a length and then gets it to straighten from the off pole. Pope plays for the original trajectory. This goes past the off pole and clatters into the off pole.
16.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a good length and outside off, Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 16 : 46/2
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 315.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 315.6
O. Pope
10 (25)
J. Root
5 (10)
K. Jamieson
6-1-17-2
15.6
3
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Outside off, Ollie Pope drives it through extra covers. Kane Williamson chases the ball really well and just saves it before the boundary line. Three runs taken.
15.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery straight on the stumps, Ollie Pope defends it back towards Kyle Jamieson.
15.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Outside off, Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
15.3
3
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Fullish and outside off, Joe Root drives it through extra covers. Kane Williamson chases the ball. Three runs taken.
15.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Length ball outside off angling it away, Joe Root shoulders arms to this one.
15.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Touch fuller and outside off, Joe Root defends it towards covers.
End Of The Over 15 : 40/2
2 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
O. Pope
7 (22)
J. Root
2 (7)
T. Boult
5-2-12-0
14.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Outside off, Ollie Pope eases it towards short covers.
14.5
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Length ball and angles back into the batter, Ollie Pope fumbles a bit and leaves it in the end towards the keeper.
14.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Length ball down the middle, Ollie Pope eases it towards short mid-wicket.
14.3
2
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full and outside off, Ollie Pope waits for the ball and guides it towards third man for a brace.
14.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full and on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards square leg.
14.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On middle, blocked out.
End Of The Over 14 : 38/2
3 Runs
  • 313.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
J. Root
2 (7)
O. Pope
5 (16)
K. Jamieson
5-1-11-2
13.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Bowls it just outside off, Joe Root leaves it towards the keeper. That was a risky leave from Joe Root.
13.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Full and outside off, Joe Root pushes it towards the mid on region.
13.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Fuller and down the middle, Joe Root goes on his backfoot and blocks it out solidly.
13.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Length ball outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone.
13.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Joe Root
Outside off, Joe Root blocks it away.
13.1
3
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Length ball on middle, Ollie Pope blocks it towards mid off for a quick single. An over throw by the fielder trying for a direct hit and the ball races towards long on. Three runs taken.
End Of The Over 13 : 35/2
3 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 212.6
J. Root
2 (2)
O. Pope
2 (15)
T. Boult
4-2-10-0
12.6
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Outside off, Joe Root guides it towards backward point for a brace.
12.5
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On off, Joe Root punches it straight towards the fielder at covers.
12.4
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Shorter on down the leg side, Ollie Pope pulls it but doesn't get enough bat on it. The ball rolls towards short fine leg. Single taken.
12.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a good length and outside off, Ollie Pope blocks his stumps and lets it go.
12.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Length ball on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards square leg.
12.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Outside off, defended towards mid off.
End Of The Over 12 : 32/2
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • W11.6
Z. Crawley
9 (29)
O. Pope
1 (11)
K. Jamieson
4-1-8-2
11.6
W
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Number two goes down and this is the start the Kiwis wanted after the break! Lovely nut! On a length and around off, this lands and moves away. Crawley leans forward to defend, it goes off the outside edge to the right of Souther at third slip. He takes a fine catch. England in trouble at after a decent start. Kyle is causing far too many problems for them.
11.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Length ball outside off angling it inside, Zak Crawley blocks his stumps and lets it go.
11.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
On a length and outside off, Zak Crawley shoulders arms to this one.
11.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Touch fuller and outside off, Zak Crawley looks to drive it but misses. The ball just aired past his bat and straight towards the keeper.
11.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
On off, blocked out.
11.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Touch full and on middle, Zak Crawley looks to block it but gets an inside edge and the ball hits his thigh. The ball goes towards the vacant silly point region.
End Of The Over 11 : 32/1
0 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
O. Pope
1 (11)
Z. Crawley
9 (23)
T. Boult
3-2-7-0
10.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Bowls it outside off again, Ollie Pope shoulders arms and lets it go towards the keeper.
10.5
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Fullish and on middle this time, Ollie Pope blocks it out solidly.
10.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Change of line this time. He goes outside leg, Ollie Pope leaves it through and towards the keeper.
10.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Keeps bowling it outside off, Ollie Pope doesn't bother it.
10.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Another one outside off, Ollie Pope lets it through towards the keeper.
10.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Touch full and goes outside off, Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 10 : 32/1
1 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
Z. Crawley
9 (23)
O. Pope
1 (5)
K. Jamieson
3-0-8-1
9.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Touch fuller and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it back towards the bowler.
9.5
1
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Goes fuller on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it towards short fine leg for one.
9.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
On off, defended at covers.
9.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
On a good length and just outside off, Ollie Pope leaves it. The ball just aired past the off pole and towards the keeper.
9.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Length ball again, Ollie Pope defends it towards mid-wicket.
9.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Ollie Pope
Length ball outside off, Ollie Pope tucks it towards square leg.
We are back for the second session! Crawley and Pope will resume their innings. Kyle Jamieson to start after lunch.
... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...
The pitch is offering something for the bowlers but it is still a good one to bat on. New Zealand need to continue to hit the right areas and they will be eager for a couple of wickets after the break. England on the other hand, would hope these two can build a decent stand and lay the platform for their side. A very interesting session awaits. Do join us in sometime.
Excellent session of Test cricket! Have to say it has been England's morning. After pickings wickets in a flurry this morning, the hosts kept England well in-tact. They had just below an hour to play out before Lunch. Lees and Crawley began brilliantly. They played their shots and Lees was scoring freely. Kyle Jamieson it was though again who got the opening breakthrough for his side. Since then, the runs have dried out and New Zealand have started to cause problems too.
End Of The Over 9 : 31/1
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
Z. Crawley
9 (22)
O. Pope
0 (0)
T. Southee
5-2-15-0
8.6
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Length ball on middle, Zak Crawley flicks it towards square leg. That will be Lunch for Day 3.
8.5
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Length ball outside off, Zak Crawley doesn't bother it.
8.4
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Outside off again, Zak Crawley drives straight towards the fielder at covers.
8.3
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Fullish and outside off, this is eased towards covers.
8.2
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Length ball outside off following the batter, Zak Crawley lets it go.
8.1
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
On middle, Zak Crawley defends it out solidly.
End Of The Over 8 : 31/1
5 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 47.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • W7.6
A. Lees
20 (32)
Z. Crawley
9 (16)
K. Jamieson
2-0-7-1
7.6
W
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! This is a poor leave from Alex Lees. Never a good idea to leave it down the slope and Lees pays the price. This is outside off, just outside off actually. Lees shoulders arms to this one. It comes in with the slope and hits the off pole. That is the breakthrough which New Zealand needed. Lees was looking good till he was out there but now falls.
7.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
On off, Alex Lees drives it straight towards the fielder at short covers.
7.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Length ball on middle, this is blocked back towards the bowler.
7.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Shorter one on middle, Alex Lees ducks under it.
7.2
4
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
FOUR! This is brilliant timing from Alex Lees. Goes full and outside off, Alex Lees drives it through mid off. The fielder chases it but can only escort the ball to the boundary line.
7.1
1
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Goes full and outside off, Zak Crawley defends it to short cover for a quick single.
End Of The Over 7 : 26/0
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
Z. Crawley
8 (15)
A. Lees
16 (27)
T. Southee
4-1-15-0
6.6
1
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Full and down the leg side, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but gets a leading edge as the ball moves towards mid off. Single taken.
6.5
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Wide outside off again, kept out.
6.4
4
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Full and outside off, Zak Crawley gets on his knees and drives it past covers for a boundary.
6.3
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Keeps bowling it wide outside off, Zak Crawley doesn't bother it and lets it through towards the keeper.
6.2
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Bowls it wide outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
6.1
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
On a length and outside off, Zak Crawley doesn't bother it.
End Of The Over 6 : 21/0
3 Runs
  • 1 LB5.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 25.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Lees
16 (27)
Z. Crawley
3 (9)
K. Jamieson
1-0-2-0
5.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Back of a length ball outside off, Alex Lees leaves it alone.
5.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Outside off, this is chopped away towards the off side.
5.4
2
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Touch fuller and down the leg side, Alex Lees flicks it towards square leg for a brace.
5.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
On a good length and on middle, Alex Lees defends it back towards Kyle Jamieson.
5.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Alex Lees
Goes outside off, Alex Lees plays it straight towards the fielder at short cover.
5.1
lb
Kyle Jamieson To Zak Crawley
Goes full and on leg, Zak Crawley flicks it towards backward square leg for one.
End Of The Over 5 : 18/0
6 Runs
  • 24.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
A. Lees
14 (22)
Z. Crawley
3 (8)
T. Southee
3-1-10-0
4.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Outside off, this is defended towards point.
4.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Some extra bounce as it angles back into Alex Lees, this is blocked out.
4.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Outside off, kept out.
4.3
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! On a length and on off, Alex Lees plays a beautifully timed cover drive. The ball races past the extra cover for a boundary.
4.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Goes outside off, Alex Lees raises his arms and lets it through towards the keeper.
4.1
2
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Length ball on middle and leg, Alex Lees flicks it towards square leg for a brace.
End Of The Over 4 : 12/0
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Z. Crawley
3 (8)
A. Lees
8 (16)
T. Boult
2-1-7-0
3.6
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Back of a length from Trent Boult, this is blocked towards gully.
3.5
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Length ball outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
3.4
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On off, blocked at short covers.
3.3
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Inswinger and on stumps, Zak Crawley looks to block it but gets an outside edge. The ball bounces just over the off pole. A lucky escape for Zak Crawley.
3.2
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Similar to the last delivery, Zak Crawley shoulders arms and lets it go.
3.1
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Back of a length delivery outside off, Zak Crawley doesn't bother it.
End Of The Over 3 : 12/0
1 Runs
  • 1 LB2.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Lees
8 (16)
Z. Crawley
3 (2)
T. Southee
2-1-4-0
2.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Bowls it outside leg, Alex Lees looks to flick it but misses. The ball just aired past his bat and towards the keeper.
2.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
On middle, blocked at covers.
2.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Change of length this time. Goes full and on the stumps, Alex Lees defends it to square leg.
2.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Good-length delivery on off, Alex Lees blocks it straight to the fielder at mid off.
2.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Outside off and full, this is defended towards short covers.
2.1
lb
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Bowls it down the leg side, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards short fine leg. Leg bye taken.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/0
7 Runs
  • 31.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
A. Lees
8 (11)
Z. Crawley
3 (1)
T. Boult
1-0-7-0
1.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Outside off, defended at covers.
1.5
4
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
FOUR! Length ball outside off, Alex Lees waits for the ball and punches it through backward square leg for a boundary. This was well-timed by Alex Lees.
1.4
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Another one outside off, Alex Lees leaves it alone and towards the keeper.
1.3
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Outswinger and outside off, Alex Lees looks to defend it but misses.
1.2
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
On middle, defended out.
1.1
3
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On a length and on middle, Zak Crawley flicks it towards square leg. A good chase from the fielder saving a run for his team. Three runs taken.
Trent Boult to bowl from the other end then!
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
A. Lees
4 (6)
Z. Crawley
0 (0)
T. Southee
1-0-4-0
0.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Outside off again, Alex Lees doesn't bother it.
0.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Goes fuller and wide outside off, Alex Lees puts his bat across and eases it to point.
0.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
On a good length and outside off, Alex Lees leaves it alone.
0.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Length ball outside off, this is defended towards covers.
0.2
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! Fuller one outside off, Alex Lees gets on his knees and drives it through extra covers for a boundary. This was effortless from Alex Lees.
0.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Starts with a length ball outside off, Alex Lees leaves it alone.
Match Info
  • Venue Lord's, London
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealandwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Joe Root
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: England 116/7 in 36.0 overs
  • England 100/5 in 32.1 overs
  • England 96/4: A Lees lbw b T Southee 25(77)
  • Referral 2 (29.4 ovs): A Lees against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2) (Retained)
  • Drinks: England 75/1 in 23.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (21.3 ovs): NZ against O Pope (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG:3, NZ: 2)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 74 balls between A Lees (11) and Z Crawley (39)
  • England 51/0 in 12.1 overs
  • Tea: England 19/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 132/10 in 40.0 overs
  • New Zealand 102/9: A Patel lbw b Matthew Potts 7(18)
  • Referral 4 (35.1 ovs): A Patel against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 3 (32.6 ovs): A Patel against Eng (LBW) Successful (ENG:2, NZ: 3)
  • New Zealand 50/7 in 25.2 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 39/6 in 24.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (23.3 ovs): Eng against Colin de Grandhomme (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG:2, NZ: 3)
  • Referral 1 (19.2 ovs): T Blundell against England (LBW) Successful (ENG: 3, NZ: 3)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 12/4 in 11.0 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 236/4 in 79.0 overs
  • Stumps: New Zealand 236/4 in 79.0 overs
  • New Zealand 203/4 in 64.4 overs
  • 5th wicket partnership: 100 off 181 balls between D Mitchell (38) and T Blundell (58)
  • New Zealand 150/4 in 50.4 overs
  • D Mitchell 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 97 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • T Blundell 5th Test fifty: 52 runs in 101 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: New Zealand 128/4 in 43.0 overs
  • 5th wicket partnership: 50 off 89 balls between D Mitchell (29) and T Blundell (20)
  • New Zealand 100/4 in 35.5 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 68/4 in 29.0 overs
  • New Zealand 50/3 in 17.5 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 38/3 in 16.0 overs
  • New Zealand 35/3: T Latham c Ben Foakes b Matthew Potts 14(33)
  • Referral 1 (13.2 ovs): T Latham against ENG (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2)
  • Innings Break: England 141/10 in 42.5 overs
  • Matt Parkinson Concussion player for Jack Leach.
  • Stumps: England 216/5 in 65.0 overs
  • England 200/5 in 60.0 overs
  • J Root Test fifty: 50 runs in 107 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • B Stokes 27th Test fifty: 53 runs in 106 balls (5x4) (3x6)
  • England 100/4 in 35.3 overs
  • Tea: England 99/4 in 34.0 overs
  • Drinks: England 69/4 in 20.0 overs
  • England 53/3 in 18.1 overs
  • Lunch: England 31/1 in 9.0 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 285/10 in 91.3 overs
  • New Zealand 281/9: A Patel lbw b Matthew Potts 4(13)
  • Referral 3 (90.3 ovs): A Patel against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 0)
  • New Zealand 265/8: Tom Blundell lbw b James Anderson 96(198)
  • Referral 2 (41.0 ovs): T Blundell against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 1)
  • D Mitchell 2nd Test Hundred: 100 runs in 189 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: England 267/5 in 78.0 overs
  • J Root 26th Test hundred: 101 runs in 157 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 100 off 151 balls between J Root (64) and B Foakes (29)
  • England 252/5 in 74.2 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Daryl Mitchell NZ538107.60
Joe Root ENG39699.00
Jonny Bairstow ENG39478.80
Tom Blundell NZ38376.60
Ollie Pope ENG26744.50
PlayerWicketsEco.
Trent Boult NZ163.81
Matthew Potts ENG142.59
Jack Leach ENG133.01
Stuart Broad ENG123.20
James Anderson ENG112.82

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