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Match Ended   
539&299/5 (50.0)
553&284
England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
That's all we have from this swashbuckling game as England went on to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. The final Test of the series starts on 23rd June (Thursday) at Headingley, Leeds. The first ball will be at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT), but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
JONNY BAIRSTOW IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! The tormentor-in-chief this evening says that it was just great fun to be out there. Adds that after Tea it was a bit like do-or-die and they had to go for it. Talks about being in the zone and that's where you need to get as a batter. When asked what he had at Tea, Jonny smiles and shares that he had cheese and ham toastie, and a coffee. Further shares that Ben Stokes told him to not even think about hitting one down, as he wanted Jonny to hit it into the stands. Tells that when you have so many runs scored in the game, you don't look at it as a record run-chase, and they took it as a one-day game. Mentions that this is the brand of cricket they are looking to play and he is eager to see what will happen in the next few months.
Ben Stokes, the victorious captain of England, comes up for a chat and is greeted with a massive cheer from the crowd. Smiles and says that he doesn't want to take full credit for this win and credits his boys for this phenomenal show. Adds that it was a perfect day for them, they ran into the danger, rather than standing still. Credits Alex Lees for his knock up front. Mentions that you have to execute your skills and they wanted to put pressure on New Zealand who were a seamer down. Smiles and adds that once Jonny Bairstow gets in, there is no stopping him. Praises Ben Foakes and calls him the best keeper in the world and is pleased with his progress with the bat. Tells that there were a lot of changes in plans and they wanted to be proactive. Shares that he is doing fine and his injury isn't big. On Ollie Pope, Stokes replies that he was very clear about having him once he got the captaincy. Calls Pope a fantastic player and having some senior players around him will help him get even better. Stokes gives a huge shoutout to the Nottingham Cricket Club for doing what they did (made entry free on Day 5). Signs off by saying that they will come even harder at Headingley.
Tom Latham, the Kiwi skipper, says that it will be a hard pill to swallow. Adds that at Tea, it was still in the balance but credits Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes for the way they batted and took the game away from them. Calls it a great surface to bat on and wickets were hard to come by. Feels that a couple of wickets after Tea and it could have been a different story. Adds that being a bowler down didn't help. Mentions that it will take some time to sink in, and they will try to come back in the next Test match. On Daryl Mitchell's batting, Tom replies that he has batted superbly and takes his opportunity wherever he bats and calls him a fighter. On losing two on the bounce, Latham says that there is a bit of time off for them, they will reconnect with the families and then get back to the thick of the things again.
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Usually, in a Test match, when two teams score 500-plus runs, we rarely head to the final day with some hope for a result. But since the scoring rate of both the teams was so impressive, it allowed this Test match to reach its tipping point. With New Zealand pressing the self-destructive mode in the second essay of their batting, England gained a glimmer of hope on an otherwise unresponsive surface. That said, plenty of catches went down in this Test match, 11 to be precise, and it, in a way, contributed to making this pitch look more like a road. Had the catching been neat and tidy, there was a big chance that we could not have seen both teams scoring 500-plus. Sometimes flaws make things lovely. In total 1675 runs were scored in this Test match, and we must praise Trent Boult here who picked 8 wickets amidst domination from the batters.
End of a contrasting Test match, if you compare it with the Lord's. Bat dominated proceedings on a placid surface, and the lightning outfield only made life difficult for the fielding team. Firstly, New Zealand racked up a mountain of runs courtesy of fine centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell, and then England also replied strongly with Ollie Pope and Joe Root leading the charge with daddy hundreds. The hosts could have gone on to gain a handy lead had they not lost their last five wickets for 66 runs in their first innings.
It was total carnage in the last session! Both teams would have been optimistic about their chances when they walked out after Tea, however, it became evident that Jonny Bairstow had his own plans! He took the attack to the New Zealand bowlers and narrowly missed out on the fastest century for an English player in Test cricket, ending his innings at 136 of just 92 balls! He shared a 179-run partnership with Ben Stokes off just 121 deliveries thereby putting the chase to bed. Ben Stokes took England home with a mature unbeaten knock despite carrying an injury. New Zealand looked helpless and shell-shocked in this session with none of the bowlers looking effective against the onslaught. They dearly missed the services of Kyle Jamieson who is known for his economical spells.
The crowd erupts in joy! What a match! What a finish! England needed 160 off 38 overs in the final session and started by hammering 59 runs off the first four. That set the tone and they won by consuming only 16 overs out of the possible 38. Insane hitting as England completed the highest successful chase at this ground in Test cricket.
End Of The Over 50 : 299/5
14 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 649.3
  • 049.4
  • 449.5
  • 449.6
B. Stokes
75 (70)
B. Foakes
12 (15)
T. Boult
16-1-94-3
49.6
4
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
FOUR! ADMONISHED! Back of a length, around off, Stokes steps back to make room and whacks it through covers for a cracking boundary. ENGLAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
49.5
4
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
FOUR! England are one hit away now! A low full toss around middle and leg, Stokes flicks it with great timing and beats the mid-wicket fielder easily. A boundary results.
49.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Beaten all ends up! Boult fires a full ball around off, Stokes swings his bat at it but connects only with thin air. Boult goes down in his followthrough.
49.3
6
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
SIX! Up and over! Fuller in length, around off, Stokes clears his front leg and rifles it over long on for a biggie. 8 more needed.
49.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, on off, Stokes steps back and plays late but still finds the point fielder.
49.1
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Short and angling down the leg side, Stokes tries to pull but misses.
End Of The Over 49 : 285/5
4 Runs
  • 448.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
B. Foakes
12 (15)
B. Stokes
61 (64)
M. Henry
15-3-67-1
48.6
0
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
Drifting down the leg side, Ben Foakes attempts to flick but misses.
48.5
0
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers.
48.4
0
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
DROPPED! A tough chance but a great attempt. 11th dropped catch of this Test match. Back of a length, around off, Foakes punches it aerially towards covers. Michael Bracewell sticks his right hand out but it doesn't stay and bobbles up. Bracewell tries to take it on the rebound with a dive, juggles a bit but the ball eventually falls down.
48.3
0
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
Beaten! A hint of away movement there. It's on a length and outside off, Foakes pushes inside the line and misses.
48.2
0
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
Delivers it on a good length and outside off, Foakes punches it from the crease to mid off.
48.1
4
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
FOUR! Pure timing! Shortish and around leg, Foakes goes on his toes and clips it through mid-wicket for a fine boundary.
End Of The Over 48 : 281/5
3 Runs
  • 247.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
B. Stokes
61 (64)
B. Foakes
8 (9)
T. Boult
15-1-80-3
47.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Spears it in full, around off, Stokes keeps it out safely to mid on. 18 needed more.
47.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Effort ball, it's dug in short around middle and off, Ben Stokes leans back and evades.
47.4
1
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Slower short ball around leg, Foakes turns inside the crease and pulls it to fine leg for one.
47.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
On a length and angling away outside off, Foakes stays back and pushes it to point.
47.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Digs it in short around leg, Foakes tries to pull but it goes over his gloves. The keeper appeals for a caught behind but nothing from the bowler and the umpire.
47.1
2
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Fractionally short and around leg, Foakes glances it behind square leg and returns for the second run.
End Of The Over 47 : 278/5
6 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 446.2
  • 146.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
B. Stokes
61 (62)
B. Foakes
5 (5)
M. Henry
14-3-63-1
46.6
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Bodies falling everywhere. Fuller and on off, Stokes drives it straight back and steps out. Matt Henry puts in a dive to his right and stops the ball. He has a shy at the striker's end but misses as Stokes dives in. The replays show that Stokes was a goner in case of a direct hit.
46.5
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Change in pace. Slower delivery, full and dipping in around off, Stokes picks it and defends it easily on the leg side.
46.4
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on off, defended from the crease.
46.3
1
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
Eases a full ball to mid on where the fielder fumbles slightly and they cross.
46.2
4
Matt Henry To Ben Foakes
FOUR! Back of a length around off, Foakes rides the bounce and works it away in front of square leg for a boundary. That was a short-arm jab.
46.1
1
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Fuller in length and outside off, Stokes walks forward and taps it down to cover-point for a run.
End Of The Over 46 : 272/5
8 Runs
  • 445.1
  • 445.2
  • W45.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
B. Foakes
0 (3)
B. Stokes
60 (58)
T. Boult
14-1-77-3
45.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Pitches it full and around off, Foakes is on the front foot in defense.
45.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Width there outside off, short in length, Foakes reaches out and cuts but fails to beat the diving backward point fielder.
45.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Foakes
Lands it on a length around middle, Foakes lunges and defends it back to the bowler.
Ben Foakes is in next. 27 needed more.
45.3
W
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! That brings an end to one of the finest Test centuries ever witnessed! Short in length and angling away from the batter, Bairstow stays back to cut but only gets an outside edge to Tom Blundell. Trent Boult pats the back of Jonny Bairstow as he makes his way back to a massive standing ovation. What an innings we have been privileged to experience!
45.2
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Two in a row! Full and on the pads, easy pickings for Jonny Bairstow as he flicks it fine past the diving long leg fielder for a boundary!
45.1
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! What have these two had for tea?! Short and outside off stump, Jonny Bairstow gets on his backfoot and smashes it wide of fine leg for a boundary! The ball is taking a hammering here!
Trent Boult returns to have another go.
End Of The Over 45 : 264/4
15 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 444.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 444.5
  • 644.6
B. Stokes
60 (58)
J. Bairstow
128 (89)
M. Bracewell
8-0-60-0
44.6
6
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
SIX! THAT'S COLOSSAL! Flighted delivery, full and around off, Ben Stokes skips down the track and hoists it over long on, nearly into the top tier. Wow!!!
44.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Michael Bracewell bowls it short and around off, Stokes goes on the back foot and hammer-pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 41 needed more.
44.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Quicker and around off, skidding in, Stokes defends it ahead of his front pad.
44.3
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Shortish and around off, staying low, Jonny pushes it to point for a run.
44.2
4
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished. Short and wide outside off, Jonny Bairstow rocks back and spanks it through covers.
44.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Play and a miss! Short and around off, Bairstow tries to pull it with a reverse bat but gets beaten due to the extra bounce.
The ball has lost its shape again and the umpire is getting it changed. A good chance for New Zealand to regroup. 50 more to win.
End Of The Over 44 : 249/4
8 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 643.6
B. Stokes
50 (55)
J. Bairstow
123 (86)
T. Southee
11-0-67-1
43.6
6
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
SIX! FIFTY for Ben Stokes! The captain has helped steady the ship here. England have not lost a wicket since he arrived at the crease. Full and at the stumps, Ben Stokes makes room and steps forward to smash it over long off for a biggie.
43.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Angling in on a good length. Ben Stokes defends watchfully.
43.4
1
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length wider from the stumps. Jonny Bairstow works it to the off side and it is stopped by the diving backward point fielder. They cross for a run.
43.3
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full and in line with the stumps. Jonny Bairstow strokes it stylishly towards mid on.
43.2
1
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Back of a length on off. Ben Stokes gets on his toes and slashes it to deep backward point for a single.
43.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Around the wicket, on a good length and in line with the stumps. Defended towards mid off.
End Of The Over 43 : 241/4
17 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 642.3
  • 642.4
  • 442.5
  • 042.6
J. Bairstow
122 (84)
B. Stokes
43 (51)
M. Bracewell
7-0-45-0
42.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Flatter and on off, defended off the back foot. 17 from the over, just 58 needed more.
42.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Goodness gracious, this is insane batting. Flighted delivery, full and around off, Bairstow slogs across the line, one hand comes off the handle but it still clears the fielder at mid-wicket and finds the fence.
42.4
6
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! This is extraordinary batting! Jonny Bairstow takes a long stride forward and pummels it with the spin over square leg again. Jonny wants to end it in a hurry.
42.3
6
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Magnificent shot! Floated delivery, full and around off, turning back in, Jonny Bairstow kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 68 needed more.
42.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy and full, around off, Jonny uses his feet and wrists it at the last moment to mid-wicket.
42.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Advances down the track to take it on the full and knocks it towards long on for a run.
End Of The Over 42 : 224/4
8 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 341.3
  • 141.4
  • 041.5
  • 441.6
J. Bairstow
106 (79)
B. Stokes
42 (50)
T. Southee
10-0-59-1
41.6
4
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! That has been dismissed! Slightly short and wide from Tim Southee and Jonny Bairstow is not in a mood to miss out on these deliveries. Smashes this through covers and the ball reaches the boundary in no time!
41.5
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Straight line on a good length. Defended firmly.
41.4
1
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Back of a length outside off stump. Gets on the back foot and plays it to deep cover for a single.
41.3
3
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
HERE IT IS! HUNDRED FOR JONNY BAIRSTOW! The crowd has gone wild, what a knock! A century off 77 balls, on the last day of a Test match - a brutal knock by Jonny Bairstow. Back of a length, outside off, Bairstow steers it wide of the point fielder and finds the gap. Takes three and jumps in delight. What a moment, in front of a packhouse, Jonny has put on a show!
41.2
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow was eager for a single there! Comes forward to a good-length delivery outside off stump and works it to point. No single there! Jonny Bairstow now cannot score the fastest century for England in Test cricket.
41.1
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length pitching on off stump. Jonny Bairstow defends it to backward point.
Tim Southee is back into the attack. Jonny Bairstow has one ball to break the record for the fastest hundred for England in Test cricket.
End Of The Over 41 : 216/4
3 Runs
  • 240.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
B. Stokes
41 (49)
J. Bairstow
99 (74)
M. Bracewell
6-0-28-0
40.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Loopy and full outside off, Stokes strides forward and shoulders arms.
40.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Goes on the back foot and punches a short ball to mid-wicket.
40.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Full and around off, Stokes walks forward and drives it back to the bowler. Michael Bracewell has an immediate shy at the keeper's end as Ben rushes back.
40.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Flatter and around middle, defended back from the crease.
40.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Miscommunication but no harm is done. Short again, around off, Jonny cuts it to deep point for a single. Slight fumble in the deep and they think about the second run. Stokes is sent back at the last moment. A better throw to the keeper could have Ben in trouble.
40.1
2
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Short in length, around off and turning back in, Bairstow goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for two runs. Moves to 98.
Tom Latham is taking a punt on Michael Bracewell. 86 needed more.
End Of The Over 40 : 213/4
6 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 239.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 439.6
B. Stokes
41 (45)
J. Bairstow
96 (72)
T. Southee
9-0-51-1
39.6
4
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Ben Stokes does not want to miss out on this party! On a good length angling into the batter. Ben Stokes makes room and swats it through the covers for another boundary!
39.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On a good length outside off stump. Ben Stokes tries to pull it towards the leg side but gets a bottom edge and the bal rolls towards the keeper.
39.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes tries to make room by moving leg side. Tim Southee follows him with a good length delivery into the body. Ben Stokes cannot get this one away.
39.3
2
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Shorter this time angled into the body, Ben Stokes plays a pull but does not time it well, but still manages to put it over mid-wicket for two runs.
39.2
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, outside off stump. Ben Stokes defends it towards point.
39.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Nasty delivery. On a good length outside off stump. The pitch explodes and there is extra bounce. Ben Stokes tries to sway away but it pings him on the gloves and dies down in front of gully.
End Of The Over 39 : 207/4
9 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 438.3
  • 038.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
J. Bairstow
96 (72)
B. Stokes
35 (39)
M. Henry
13-3-57-1
38.6
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Good length, around off, punched to covers. 3 more balls left to take that record for the fastest hundred for England in Tests. Can Jonny do it? He is four runs away.
38.5
4
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Short this time, outside of, Bairstow plays late and cuts it past gully for a boundary.
38.4
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Around off, defended from the crease to covers.
38.3
4
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Jonny storms into the 90s, off just 69 balls. The fastest hundred for England in Test cricket has come off 76 balls. He is in with a chance to break that record. Fuller in length and outside off, Bairstow smacks it through covers. Under 100 needed now.
38.2
1
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Fuller in length and outside off, Stokes strokes it to deep cover-point and hobbles across to the other end.
38.1
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Too full in length and around off, Stokes goes hard at it and drags it off the inner half on the leg side. Ben twists his left knee in the process and feels the pain immediately.
End Of The Over 38 : 198/4
16 Runs
  • 637.1
  • 037.2
  • 637.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 437.6
J. Bairstow
88 (68)
B. Stokes
34 (37)
T. Boult
13-1-69-2
37.6
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Jonny Bairstow is now in T20 mode! On a good length outside off stump. Sits up perfectly for Jonny Bairstow to slash it hard through the third man region for a boundary! 59 runs in the last four overs. Insane.
37.5
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow tries to smash it down the ground but mistimes it. Trent Boult gets his hand to the ball and stops it.
37.4
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length this time and gets in straighter. Defended back to the bowler.
37.3
6
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! The crowd is in for a treat! Top edged for a six this time! Trent Boult bangs it short outside off stump and Jonny Bairstow wants to get home early today. He pulls the ball and gets a top edge that flies over fine leg for a six. The 100-run stand comes up.
37.2
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length outside off stump. Defended solidly.
37.1
6
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Pulls it off the front foot! Jonny Bairstow is putting on an exhibition now! Back of a length outside off stump from round the wicket. Jonny Bairstow uses the angle of the delivery to pull it way over mid-wicket for a six!
End Of The Over 37 : 182/4
17 Runs
  • 636.1
  • 036.2
  • 4 LB36.3
  • 636.4
  • 036.5
  • 1 B36.6
J. Bairstow
72 (62)
B. Stokes
34 (37)
M. Henry
12-3-48-1
36.6
b
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Cuts the batter in half. Exaggerated movement on this delivery. Back of a length, around off, Bairstow tries to play but is beaten on the inside edge. Blundell dives across to his left to collect but only manages to deflect it behind. They cross for a bye. 17 from the over, 43 since the start of this session. England are cruising, 117 needed more.
36.5
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
On a length around middle, defended towards mid-wicket.
36.4
6
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! At this rate, Jonny Bairstow will finish this Test match very soon. Henry is overdoing his short-ball strategy. Jonny is standing there inside the crease in anticipation. Gets another pull shot away from the meat of the bat and it sails into the stand at long leg.
36.3
lb
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR LEG BYES! Henry bangs it short and on middle, Jonny Bairstow tries to pull but it takes his helmet and flies behind the keeper for a boundary.
36.2
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Henry goes short again, outside off, Jonny tries to pull again but connects only with thin air.
36.1
6
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Out of here and into the crowd! Three fielders deep on the leg side but Jonny Bairstow is not shying away from pulling the short ball. He rides the bounce and muscles it over square leg.
End Of The Over 36 : 165/4
13 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 135.2
  • 135.3
  • 635.4
  • 135.5
  • 435.6
B. Stokes
34 (37)
J. Bairstow
60 (56)
T. Boult
12-1-53-2
35.6
4
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Trent Boult has got his lines all wrong! Wide outside off stump, and full, Ben Stokes opens the face of the bat and works it through a packed slip area for a boundary!
35.5
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Full again outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow drives it firmly to deep cover for a single.
35.4
6
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Stand and deliver! Trent Boult bowls this full and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow smashes it straight over the long off boundary and watches the shot in admiration.
35.3
1
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Bangs it in short angling into Ben Stokes who fends it in the vacant short leg region uppishly and takes a single.
35.2
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length again but wide from the stumps. Jonny Bairstow hits it hard to deep point for a single.
35.1
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length in line with the stumps. Jonny Bairstow works it back to the bowler.
Trent Boult will also continue from this end...
End Of The Over 35 : 152/4
13 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 434.2
  • 434.3
  • 134.4
  • 434.5
  • 034.6
B. Stokes
29 (35)
J. Bairstow
52 (52)
M. Henry
11-3-36-1
34.6
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Fuller and around off, Ben drives it down to mid off. A dot ball to finish a 13-run over after Tea. 147 runs needed more.
34.5
4
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Delicate! Stokes joins the party now. Back of a length, around off, Stokes waits on the back foot and calmly guides it behind backward point for a boundary.
34.4
1
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Henry comes from round the wicket and bowls short around off, Jonny pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
34.3
4
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! FIFTY FOR BAIRSTOW! The crowd is loving every bit of the action. Matt Henry digs it in short again, around middle, Jonny Bairstow brings out the pull shot and sends it whistling behind square leg again. His stay at the crease is very important for England.
34.2
4
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Shot! Yet another short ball around off, this time Jonny Bairstow takes it on and pulls it with authority. It beats the fielder behind square leg and races away. The 50-run stand comes up!
34.1
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Right on the money straightaway. Short in length, around off, Jonny leans back a bit and leaves.
We are back with our coverage of the final session of this second Test match between England and New Zealand. This now is the finale and as long as Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow are at the wicket, England will be silently confident of their chances in this game. New Zealand have not been able to get their debutant spinner to work his magic on a final day pitch but will nevertheless feel that they have the capabilities to wrap up the remaining six wickets and level the series. Can it get any more exciting? Here's Matt Henry to continue from this end...
... DAY 5, FINAL SESSION ...
End of another entertaining session of this Test match, and it continues to be tantalizingly poised. New Zealand made good progress by snapping three wickets, but England have now got two of the fiercest strikers of a cricket ball, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow, in the middle, who are amidst a 46-run stand, off 52 balls. 160 runs needed and the asking rate is going to be a little over 4 in the final session. All results are still possible in this amazing Test match. Do join us at 8.30 pm local (3 pm GMT) and we'll take you to the chequered flag.
End Of The Over 34 : 139/4
1 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
B. Stokes
25 (33)
J. Bairstow
43 (48)
T. Boult
11-1-40-2
33.6
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
On a good length outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone and the umpire calls for TEA ON DAY 5!
33.5
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Yorker length on middle stump. Ben Stokes gets his bat down in time and digs it out.
33.4
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Full and on middle stump. Ben Stokes defends it to covers.
33.3
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Short and outside off stump. Ben Stokes sways out of the way for this one.
33.2
0
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Low full toss on off stump. Ben Stokes gets his bat down and mistimes it to mid on.
33.1
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length in line with the stumps. Jonny Bairstow taps it towards point and takes a quick single.
End Of The Over 33 : 138/4
7 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 1 LB32.4
  • 132.5
  • 432.6
B. Stokes
25 (28)
J. Bairstow
42 (47)
M. Henry
10-3-23-1
32.6
4
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Boom! Every now and then, Stokes uses his feet to surprise everyone. Henry goes length and around off, Ben shimmies down the track and bludgeons it towards long off. 161 needed more.
32.5
1
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
A length ball is drifting around middle and leg, Jonny wrists it behind square leg for a single.
32.4
lb
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
SAFE! This one is on a length and around leg, Stokes tries to flick but misses. It clips his pads and drops on the leg side. They cross. Henry convinces his skipper to take the review. The Ball Tracking shows that it's pitching outside the leg stump. Poor use of the technology.
DRS time. The appeal for an lbw against Stokes is turned down. Tom Latham wants the decision to be reviewed. Pitching outside leg.
32.3
0
Matt Henry To Ben Stokes
Angling away from the batter, on a good length, Stokes covers his stumps and makes a leave.
32.2
1
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Lands it on a length and close to off, Bairstow plays late and steers it through point for a single.
32.1
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Starts his new spell by bowling a shortish delivery on off, Bairstow defends it from the back foot.
Matt Henry is also back into the attack. 9-3-17-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 32 : 131/4
9 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 431.2
  • 231.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 131.6
J. Bairstow
40 (44)
B. Stokes
21 (25)
T. Boult
10-1-39-2
31.6
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Full and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow works it to deep point for a single.
31.5
1
Trent Boult To Ben Stokes
Short delivery angling towards the shoulder of Ben Stokes who plays a pull shot towards square leg for a single.
31.4
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length in line with the stumps. Jonny Bairstow works it behind square leg for a single.
The issue with the ball is back. This time it has not passed the 8-gauge test and the umpires are asking for a replacement.
31.3
2
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Much more control on this shot! Slightly full and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow plays the drive and gets the gap in the cover region. Does not time it perfectly and gets only two runs.
31.2
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Streaky! Short once again and wide. Jonny Bairstow slashes at it and gets a top edge that flies between the first slip fielder and fine gully to race towards the boundary. Jonny Bairstow gets lucky there!
31.1
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Trent Boult comes around the wicket, bowls it short, and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow leaves it alone.
Trent Boult (9-1-30-2) returns to have another burst before Tea.
End Of The Over 31 : 122/4
6 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 430.6
B. Stokes
20 (24)
J. Bairstow
32 (39)
M. Bracewell
5-0-25-0
30.6
4
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Smashed! Michael Bracewell drops it short and around off, Ben Stokes is quick to drop his weight on the back foot and pulls it disdainfully over mid-wicket.
30.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Full and outside off, Bairstow plays the reverse sweep this time and sends it to deep point. They get a single.
30.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Drags his length short, around off, Stokes moves back to pull but only manages to force it off the inner half to long on. Just a single.
30.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Presses forward to a full ball outside off and dead-bats it beside the pitch.
30.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
A bit quicker this time, full again on off, Stokes drives it to covers.
30.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Flighted delivery, full and on off, it's defended back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 30 : 116/4
6 Runs
  • 429.1
  • 029.2
  • 229.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
J. Bairstow
31 (38)
B. Stokes
15 (19)
T. Southee
8-0-45-1
29.6
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full and on off stump this time. Jonny Bairstow punches it towards mid on.
29.5
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Tim Southee continues with the fuller length outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow taps it towards covers.
29.4
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Length ball on off stump, angling into Jonny Bairstow. He gets an inside edge onto his pads.
29.3
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full on middle stump. Jonny Bairstow works it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
29.2
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full and outside off, Jonny Bairstow knocks it back towards the bowler and Tim Southee sticks his left hand out and stops it.
29.1
4
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Tim Southee is proving to be too expensive! Short and wide, Jonny Bairstow easily works this past gully towards the backward point boundary.
End Of The Over 29 : 110/4
9 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 428.2
  • 028.3
  • 428.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
B. Stokes
15 (19)
J. Bairstow
25 (32)
M. Bracewell
4-0-19-0
28.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Quicker one, on off, defended from the back foot in the direction of the bowler.
28.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Full and around off, pushed off the front foot to covers.
28.4
4
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
FOUR! And again! Ben Stokes brings out the reverse sweep and dismisses a full ball past the diving backward point fielder. The English skipper is trying to wrestle back the advantage.
28.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Leans forward to a full ball and defends it to the off side.
28.2
4
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Innovation from Ben Stokes. He is ready to take some risks here. Tossed up, full and outside off, Stokes nails his reverse-batted shot behind backward point for a boundary.
28.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted delivery, full in length, Bairstow fetches it from outside off and sweeps it firmly to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 28 : 101/4
6 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 627.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
B. Stokes
7 (14)
J. Bairstow
24 (31)
T. Southee
7-0-39-1
27.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Goes full and outside off stump once again. This time Ben Stokes is in a position to let it go to the keeper.
27.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Fuller, and outside off, Ben Stokes tries to leave it but gets the toe end of his bat on it. It rolls away to second slip.
27.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Beaten! On a good length outside off stump. Tim Southee makes it move away from the batter as it explodes off the pitch. Beats the outside edge of Ben Stokes' bat and Tim Southee appeals but there is no support from the fielders behind the stumps.
27.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
On a good length around middle, worked towards mid-wicket.
27.2
6
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
SIX! That is massive! Full and outside off, Ben Stokes gives it the charge and picks it up on a half volley straight over the long off boundary for a biggie. That's some intent from the English skipper. Under 200 needed now.
27.1
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Full and outside off stump. Defended by Ben Stokes towards cover with ease.
End Of The Over 27 : 95/4
2 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
J. Bairstow
24 (31)
B. Stokes
1 (8)
M. Bracewell
3-0-10-0
26.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Floated and full, outside off, Bairstow plays a firm sweep shot across the line but the mid-wicket fielder makes a fantastic diving stop. A dot ball to end the over.
26.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Shortish and on middle, Stokes goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a run.
26.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Extra air this time, full and on off, Stokes defends it from the upper half of his blade.
26.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Bracewell goes quicker through the air, fires it flat and on middle, Ben defends it from the back foot.
26.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Ben Stokes
Loopy and full, around middle, Stokes gets forward to cover the line and defends it on the leg side.
26.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted and outside off, Jonny Bairstow plays it down towards point and takes a single.
End Of The Over 26 : 93/4
3 Runs
  • 325.1
  • W25.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
B. Stokes
0 (4)
J. Bairstow
23 (29)
T. Southee
6-0-33-1
25.6
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Full and really wide of off stump. Ben Stokes steps across the stumps and leaves it in style.
25.5
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Full again and outside off stump. Ben Stokes raises his arms and lets the ball through to the keeper.
25.4
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Slightly full outside off stump. Ben Stokes keeps his head still and defends it to point.
25.3
0
Tim Southee To Ben Stokes
Southee runs in from round the wicket and gets a length ball to curl back into the batter from outside off, Stokes plays close to his body and defends it compactly.
Ben Stokes is in next. 206 needed more for England, New Zealand require 6 wickets.
25.2
W
Tim Southee To Alex Lees OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Tim Southee is finally in the game! He delivers it on a good length outside off stump. The delivery holds its line and Alex Lees tries to feel for it. Gets a faint edge to Tom Blundell and Tim Southee gets his revenge! New Zealand have the upper hand now, and England will have to rethink their strategy.
25.1
3
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow works it fine past backward point and they run well to complete three runs.
End Of The Over 25 : 90/3
6 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 624.5
  • 024.6
A. Lees
44 (80)
J. Bairstow
20 (28)
M. Bracewell
2-0-8-0
24.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Darts in an arm ball, around middle and skidding in, Alex gets back and plays it down with an angled bat to point.
24.5
6
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
SIX! Here comes the release shot! Floated and full, around middle, Alex Lees wears his skates to reach the pitch of the ball and lofts it all the way over long on.
24.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Loopy and full, around off, it's pushed off the front foot to covers.
24.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it defensively to covers.
24.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
A near-yorker, it's fired in around off, Lees digs it back towards the bowler.
24.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Fuller and around off, driven firmly to covers.
End Of The Over 24 : 84/3
8 Runs
  • 423.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 123.5
  • 223.6
J. Bairstow
20 (28)
A. Lees
38 (74)
T. Southee
5-0-30-0
23.6
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Slightly full outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow opens the face of his bat and works it backward of point and completes a double.
23.5
1
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Back of a length outside off stump. Works it towards deep point for a single.
23.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Back of a length again, and outside off stump. Alex Lees slashes at it again and gets an inside edge that bounces and goes over the stumps.
23.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Back of a length and on off stump. Alex Lees mistimes his cross-batted shot towards cover.
23.2
1
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Shorter and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow slashes it to the backward point region for a single.
23.1
4
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Beautiful on-drive! Full and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow takes a couple of steps forward towards the off side and knocks it straight back past the mid on fielder for a boundary.
End Of The Over 23 : 76/3
2 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
A. Lees
37 (71)
J. Bairstow
13 (25)
M. Bracewell
1-0-2-0
22.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Not the ideal length. A half-tracker on off, Alex goes back and punches it to covers.
22.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and on off, eased away down to long on for a single.
22.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
A bit short and on off, Lees cuts again, to the left of point. The fielder makes a tumbling stop but cannot prevent the single.
22.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Full and outside off, Alex fails to pick the length and remains on the back foot as he cuts. Risky. He finds the point fielder.
22.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Flighted this time, full and around off, Lees is forward as he drives it to short cover.
22.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Alex Lees
Michael Bracewell begins with a short ball outside off, Lees cuts from the back foot but finds the point fielder.
Drinks break. Two wickets in the first hour after Lunch have pegged back England. The momentum that they gained before the break is gone and the Black Caps are bowling to a disciplined line. 225 runs needed from a minimum of 50 overs, this match is still not heading towards a draw, and a result is possible. Let's see which team drives home the advantage in the next hour. It's time for some spin, here is Michael Bracewell.
End Of The Over 22 : 74/3
2 Runs
  • 221.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
J. Bairstow
12 (24)
A. Lees
36 (66)
T. Southee
4-0-22-0
21.6
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and outside off, Bairstow drives once more but again towards the cover fielder.
21.5
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Around off, angling in from a length, Jonny Bairstow defends it solidly from the crease.
21.4
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
On a driving length outside off, Jonny strokes confidently but not in the gap. Finds the short cover fielder.
21.3
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and on off, Bairstow works it wristily to wide mid on.
21.2
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and on off, Bairstow drives it straight back and Southee deflects it behind onto the stumps at his end. Alex Lees is not backing up too much and is safely in before that.
21.1
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Width there outside off, Bairstow cracks it square of the wicket, on the off side, and picks up a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 21 : 72/3
0 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
A. Lees
36 (66)
J. Bairstow
10 (18)
M. Henry
9-3-17-1
20.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Good line and length from Matt Henry this time and Alex Lees has to fend this back to the bowler.
20.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Full-length delivery attacking the stumps. Alex Lees hits it to mid off.
20.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Full again outside off stump. Alex Lees tries to drive it on the off side but mistimes it towards short mid on.
20.3
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Full and outside off stump. Alex Lees drives firmly but finds the cover fielder.
20.2
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
On a good length on off stump. Rises up after pitching and Alex Lees gets up and knocks it towards cover.
20.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Back of a length angling into the body. Alex Lees ducks under this one.
End Of The Over 20 : 72/3
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 219.6
J. Bairstow
10 (18)
A. Lees
36 (60)
T. Southee
3-0-20-0
19.6
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
This time Bairstow connects with his attempted square cut and bags a couple of runs.
19.5
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Tempts the batter with room outside off, Jonny attempts to cut but misses.
19.4
1
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
This time Lees uses the angle of the bowler and works it through square leg for a single.
19.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Short once more, on middle, defended towards short mid-wicket.
19.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Keeps it short and on middle, Lees defends it from the back foot.
19.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Shortish and on off, punched to covers.
Tim Southee returns to have his second spell. Leaked 17 runs in his first two overs.
End Of The Over 19 : 69/3
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
J. Bairstow
8 (16)
A. Lees
35 (56)
M. Henry
8-2-17-1
18.6
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length outside off stump. Nips back into the batsman and hits him high on his thigh pad.
18.5
1
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Back of a length on off stump. Alex Lees rises on his toes and works it past slips to third man for a single.
18.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Full on the legs. Alex Lees flicks it towards mid-wicket.
18.3
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Straight on a good length. Firm defense from Alex Lees.
18.2
4
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
FOUR! Straight down the ground! Full delivery on middle stump. Alex Lees puts his bat down strongly and digs out straight back past mid off for a boundary!
18.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Full on middle stump. Alex Lees defends it confidently to the cover fielder.
End Of The Over 18 : 64/3
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
J. Bairstow
8 (15)
A. Lees
30 (51)
T. Boult
9-1-30-2
17.6
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Effort ball, short and outside off, Bairstow leans back and allows it through.
17.5
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a length and outside off, Jonny sticks back and plays it down to covers.
17.4
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Finds the gap this time! A shade overpitched and outside off, Bairstow leans into the drive, transfers his weight into the shot and crunches it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
Movement behind the bowler's arm and the umpire is trying to fix the issue.
17.3
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Play and a miss! That's loose from Jonny. Fuller and outside off, Bairstow attempts to chase it and drive but misses.
17.2
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Just ahead of a good length around off, Jonny Bairstow gets forward and drives it through the line. The short cover fielder cuts it off running across to his right.
17.1
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Serves it full and outside off, Jonny plays a flowing drive but picks out the mid off fielder.
End Of The Over 17 : 60/3
3 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
J. Bairstow
4 (9)
A. Lees
30 (51)
M. Henry
7-2-12-1
16.6
1
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Full and outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow plays at it and gets an inside edge onto his pads. The New Zealand players appeal and Jonny Bairstow runs across for a single.
16.5
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow tries to work it leg side but the ball hurries onto him and gets a leading edge that rolls over to the bowler.
16.4
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Full once again angling into the pads. Jonny Bairstow hits it hard to short mid-wicket.
16.3
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller on off stump. Jonny Bairstow knocks it towards short cover.
16.2
2
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length but wide outside off stump. Jonny Bairstow goes on his back foot and punches it through cover-point for a brace.
16.1
0
Matt Henry To Jonny Bairstow
On a good length outside off. Jonny Bairstow defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 16 : 57/3
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • W15.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
A. Lees
30 (51)
J. Bairstow
1 (3)
T. Boult
8-1-26-2
15.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Angles a length ball into the batter, around middle, Lees gets behind the line and blocks it safely.
15.5
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Off the mark with an unconvincing shot. Boult delivers it on a length, around off, Jonny tries to push it through the line but gets an inside edge. It rolls behind square leg and they cross.
15.4
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Lands it on a length around leg, angling away again, Bairstow covers the movement and defends it from the back foot. The umpire has a quiet word with Boult regarding his followthrough.
15.3
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and on off, skidding away with the angle, Jonny covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
Jonny Bairstow arrives with England in a slight spot of bother.
15.2
W
Trent Boult To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! New Zealand have gone bang, bang after Lunch and the crowd has gone silent. The man in form is out of here. Boult speeds in and serves a length ball in the line of the stumps. It perhaps holds up a bit after landing as Root is early into his attempt to work it on the leg side. He gets a leading edge back towards the bowler and Boult needs no second invitation to catch it. He dives forward to complete a brilliant take and roars in delight. Root shakes his head on his way back to the pavilion.
15.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Angling away from the batter, on a length around off, Root pushes it gently to cover-point.
End Of The Over 15 : 56/2
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • W14.4
  • 014.5
  • 314.6
J. Root
3 (2)
A. Lees
30 (50)
M. Henry
6-2-9-1
14.6
3
Matt Henry To Joe Root
Full on the pads, angling in. Joe Root works it towards mid-wicket and a misfield from Trent Boult allows the batsman to run three.
14.5
0
Matt Henry To Joe Root
Straight and slightly full. Joe Root hits it back firmly and Matt Henry gets a hand to it on his follow-through!
Joe Root is in next. 246 needed more.
14.4
W
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! What a beauty of a delivery! Matt Henry pitches it just outside off on a good length, the ball shapes away from Ollie Pope who hangs his bat out and gets the massive edge to Tom Blundell who makes no mistake. Early wicket in the session for New Zealand!
14.3
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
No run. Back of a length outside off stump. Pushed towards cover.
14.2
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Straight on a good length angling into the pads. Worked to square leg.
14.1
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Straight delivery, slightly back of a length. It hits Ollie Pope on his hips.
End Of The Over 14 : 53/1
5 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
A. Lees
30 (50)
O. Pope
18 (30)
T. Boult
7-1-25-1
13.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
In line with the stumps on a good length. Defended straight back to Trent Boult.
13.5
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Around the wicket angled in from outside off stump. Slashed past gully and worked to backward point for a single.
13.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Short and outside off stump. Ollie Pope puts his hands down and lets the ball go.
13.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Fuller and outside off stump. Knocked towards cover.
13.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Straighter line on a good length. Ollie Pope defends it back to the bowler.
13.1
4
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Works this one past slips! Trent Boult bowls a wide delivery on a good length. Ollie Pope steps back and carves it between the slips and gully for a boundary to wide third man.
End Of The Over 13 : 48/1
0 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
A. Lees
30 (49)
O. Pope
13 (25)
M. Henry
5-2-6-0
12.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
A bumper to finish the over, Lees ducks again.
12.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
In the line of the stumps, on a good length, Alex Lees is behind the line as he blocks.
12.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Bouncer around middle and leg, Lees ducks.
12.3
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Pitches it up and outside off, Alex drives off the front foot to covers.
12.2
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Back of a length this time, outside off, Alex leaves it alone.
12.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Beaten! Henry delivers it full and around off, zipping off the surface, Lees feels for it inside the line and gets beaten.
End Of The Over 12 : 48/1
6 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 211.5
  • 411.6
O. Pope
13 (25)
A. Lees
30 (43)
T. Boult
6-1-20-1
11.6
4
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Well on top of this one! Trent Boult bowls this back of a length and gives room for Ollie Pope to get on his back foot and hit it past gully towards the wide third man region for a lovely boundary!
11.5
2
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full delivery outside off stump. Ollie Pope opens the face of the bat and works it between cover and point for a couple of runs.
11.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a good length outside off stump. Ollie Pope shuffles across and plays it towards backward point.
Some issues with the ball, not for the first time in this Test match. The umpire is doing the clean-up work with the scissors as Neil Wagner watches closely. He is on for Kyle Jamieson.
11.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Slightly fuller in line with the stumps. Defended back to the bowler by Ollie Pope.
11.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a good length again, slightly wider. Ollie Pope fends it towards cover-point.
11.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery on off stump. Ollie Pope tries to work it leg side but gets a leading edge towards cover.
End Of The Over 11 : 42/1
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 1 LB10.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
A. Lees
30 (43)
O. Pope
7 (19)
M. Henry
4-1-6-0
10.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
On a good length around middle and off, Lees is on the back foot again as he blocks.
10.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Back of a length, around off, Lees defends it from the back foot.
10.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Yorker on middle, Lees digs it out back towards the bowler.
10.3
lb
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Sliding down the leg side, Pope tries to flick but misses. It takes his pads and runs down to fine leg for a leg bye.
10.2
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Around off, on a length, Pope plays late and guides it towards backward point.
10.1
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
On off, defended.
End Of The Over 10 : 41/1
5 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 4 B9.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
A. Lees
30 (40)
O. Pope
7 (16)
T. Boult
5-1-14-1
9.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full on off stump. Alex Lees defends it well.
9.5
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
On a good length on middle stump. Alex Lees plays with an angled bat towards short mid-wicket.
9.4
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
On a good length outside off stump. Leaves it alone.
9.3
b
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Four byes! Drifting down the leg side, Lees tries to flick but misses. The keeper also has no chance of collecting it and it races away to the fine leg fence.
9.2
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.
9.1
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
PUT DOWN! Boult begins with a length ball around off, angling away, Pope is squared up a shade in defense and edges it towards second slip. It just carries to Tom Latham but bursts out of his hands. They cross.
Welcome back to our coverage for the post-Lunch session on Day 5 of this second Test match between England and New Zealand. This middle session should decide the result of this game and there is so much anticipation around Trent Bridge. The hosts will look to preserve their wickets as they know their batting strength and New Zealand will have to bowl their heart out to take these remaining 9 wickets.
Trent Boult to run in...
… DAY 5, SESSION 2 …
A positive start from England and that's mainly due to the fresh and fluent approach from Alex Lees. He set the tone from the word go, bagging three boundaries from the first over itself and is currently batting with a strike rate of 85.71. New Zealand have not got much movement and have only one wicket to show for their efforts in the first 9 overs. 263 needed more from a minimum of 63 overs. This Test match is tightly poised and the afternoon session will tell us which way it's heading. Do join us again at 6.10 pm local (12.40 pm GMT) for the post-Lunch action.
End Of The Over 9 : 36/1
1 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
A. Lees
30 (35)
O. Pope
6 (15)
M. Henry
3-0-6-0
8.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Delivers it on a good length, around off, Alex Lees defends it from the back foot to the off side. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 5!
8.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Fuller in length and on middle, Lees works it off his pads, good timing but the ball finds the mid-wicket fielder.
8.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Pitches it up and around off, Lees brings his bat down and pushes it away to mid off.
8.3
1
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Lands it on a length and around off, Pope offers a straight bat to defend but it takes the inner edge and rolls in front of square leg. They cross for a run.
8.2
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Fuller and around off, Pope works it off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
8.1
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Around off, on a length, Pope defends.
End Of The Over 8 : 35/1
2 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
A. Lees
30 (32)
O. Pope
5 (12)
T. Boult
4-1-13-1
7.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Good length delivery on off stump. Blocked towards the cover region.
7.5
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full and on middle. Alex Lees knocks it towards mid-wicket.
7.4
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a good length around off stump. Ollie Pope works it off his waist to fine leg for a single.
7.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Length ball outside off. Ollie Pope uses his wrists and works it on the leg side and tries for a single which is not there.
7.2
1
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Fuller outside off stump. Alex Lees leans towards the ball and plays at it, gets an inside edge towards widish mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
On a good length on off stump. Defended back to the bowler by Alex Lees.
End Of The Over 7 : 33/1
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
O. Pope
4 (10)
A. Lees
29 (28)
M. Henry
2-0-5-0
6.6
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
6.5
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Fuller and on off, Pope defends it back towards the bowler.
6.4
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Angles in a length ball around off, Pope tries to work it around but misses. He is pinged on the front thigh pad. The bowler appeals for an lbw but to no avail.
6.3
4
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Pope is away! Shortish and around off, Pope gets on top of the bounce and wristily pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Fine shot to open your account.
6.2
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.
6.1
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Ooohhh... this one stays low. Henry dishes out a length ball, around off, Pope tries to defend but it goes past the bottom half of his blade.
End Of The Over 6 : 29/1
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Lees
29 (28)
O. Pope
0 (4)
T. Boult
3-1-11-1
5.6
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Fuller in length and on off. Alex Lees punches it to mid on.
5.5
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full and on middle stump. Alex Lees shows the face of his bat as he defends it towards mid on.
5.4
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Short delivery outside off. Alex Lees lets this one go.
5.3
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Fuller outside off, Alex Lees fends it off as it gets the edge of the top part of the bat towards point.
5.2
4
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
FOUR! Alex Lees looks in sublime touch! Slightly back of a length and a little bit of width, Alex Lees goes on his back foot and punches it past point for a boundary! New Zealand need to see the back of Alex Lees as he is running away with the show!
5.1
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full and outside off stump. Left alone by Alex Lees.
End Of The Over 5 : 25/1
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
O. Pope
0 (4)
A. Lees
25 (22)
M. Henry
1-0-1-0
4.6
0
Matt Henry To Ollie Pope
Full and angling in from around off, Pope goes forward and across as he flicks, but finds mid on.
4.5
1
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Taps a length ball down to cover-point and collects a single.
4.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Fuller one, on the pads, Lees clips it towards square leg.
4.3
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
The batter has just blocked that from his crease towards mid off.
4.2
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Another delivery landing on a length and going quite wide outside off, Lees is not chasing it.
4.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Lees
Starts by angling away a length ball outside off, Lees allows it through.
Matt Henry replaces Tim Southee from this end.
End Of The Over 4 : 24/1
7 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 23.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
O. Pope
0 (3)
A. Lees
24 (17)
T. Boult
2-1-7-1
3.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full length outside off and angling away. Ollie Pope leaves it for the keeper to collect.
3.5
1
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full delivery on middle and leg. Shapes back in slightly and Alex Lees works it wide of mid on for a single.
3.4
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full and on the stumps. Alex Lees tries to flick it towards mid-wicket, but mistimes it and is disappointed with himself.
3.3
4
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
FOUR! 5th boundary for Alex Lees! Trent Boult goes fuller outside off. Alex Lees drives it straight past mid off and the ball beats the fielder to the boundary.
3.2
2
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Straighter on a good length. Alex Lees works it uppishly square of mid-wicket for a couple.
3.1
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Back of a length wide outside off. Alex Lees lets it go.
End Of The Over 3 : 17/1
5 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 42.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
A. Lees
17 (12)
O. Pope
0 (2)
T. Southee
2-0-17-0
2.6
1
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
On a length, around middle, Alex Lees uses the angle of the bowler and works it through square leg for a run.
2.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Another delivery in the channel outside off, Lees has nothing to do with it. He is picking his shots smartly.
2.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Serves it outside off, Alex offers no shot.
2.3
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! Lees is playing with a lot of fluency. Short in length and wide outside off, Alex Lees rocks back and slaps it through backward point for a boundary. He is dealing in boundaries.
2.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Another delivery outside off, left alone.
2.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
In the channel outside off, Alex leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/1
0 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • W1.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
O. Pope
0 (2)
A. Lees
12 (6)
T. Boult
1-1-0-1
1.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Beaten all ends up! Trent Boult takes a length ball away from the right-hander, with his natural angle, Pope pushes inside the line and misses. A wicket maiden!
1.5
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Angling away from the batter, on a good length, Pope covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
Ollie Pope walks in next.
1.4
W
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! This time Boult gets the edge! Wonderful bowling. He delivers it on a good length, just outside off stump and takes it away with the angle. Zak Crawley could have let it go but instead tries to play at it inside the line. Gets an outside edge that flies to Tim Southee at second slip. New Zealand strike early and the game is on!
1.3
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On a good length closer to the stumps this time. Angling away and beats Zak Crawley as he hangs his bat to it.
1.2
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Slightly fuller this time outside off stump. Zak Crawley is not interested in getting the bat to it.
1.1
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Full and outside off stump, angling away from Zak Crawley. He leaves it alone.
Trent Boult is ready to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 12/0
12 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
A. Lees
12 (6)
Z. Crawley
0 (0)
T. Southee
1-0-12-0
0.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Angles in a length ball on off, Alex Lees defends it from the back foot.
0.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Full and outside off, on a driving length, Lees offers no shot.
0.4
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! Edgy! Southee serves it on a length and close to off, Alex Lees sticks back to defend it with an angled bat but it takes the outside edge and beats the gully fielder to his right. Three boundaries in the first over.
0.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Southee switches to 'round the wicket and lands it on a length around off, Lees pushes it with an angled bat to point.
0.2
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! Alex Lees is setting the perfect tone for this chase. Southee delivers it full again, outside off and there is no movement. Lees just hits it through the line and beats the cover-point fielder.
0.1
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! This is a gorgeous way to get the chase running. Fuller in length and outside off, Alex Lees drills his drive through covers and finds the gap.
Match Info
  • Venue Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Jonny Bairstow
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: New Zealand 318/4 in 87.0 overs
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 305/4 in 80.1 overs
  • New Zealand 300/4 in 74.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (73.6 ovs): ENG against D Mitchell (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, NZ: 3)
  • T Blundell 6th Test fifty: 51 runs in 93 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 2 (72.2 ovs): ENG against D Mitchell (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 270/4 in 68.2 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 159 balls between D Mitchell (53) and T Blundell (45)
  • D Mitchell 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 91 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (65.1 ovs): ENG against T Blundell (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3) (Retained)
  • New Zealand 250/4 in 64.1 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 balls between D Mitchell (33) and T Blundell (15)
  • New Zealand 202/4 in 53.4 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 195/4 in 51.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 161/3 in 39.0 overs
  • New Zealand 152/2 in 35.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 60 balls between D Conway (29) and H Nicholls (21)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 108/2 in 26.0 overs
  • New Zealand 101/2 in 24.1 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 89 balls between T Latham (25) and W Young (20)
  • New Zealand 50/0 in 14.4 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 47/0 in 14.0 overs
  • Michael Bracewell makes his Test debut for New Zealand
  • Stumps : England 90/1 in 26.0 overs
  • OJ Pope: 50 off 66 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 96 balls between A Lees (23) O Pope (27)
  • England 50/1 in 17.0 overs
  • Drinks:England 36/1 in 14.0 overs
  • A Lees dropped on 12 by D Mitchell in 6.1 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 553/10 in 145.3 overs
  • Change of ball: New Zealand 550/9 in 144.3 overs
  • New Zealand 550/9 in 144.0 overs
  • New Zealand 501/6 in 136.2 overs
  • Tea Break : New Zealand 481/5 in 127.2 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 71 balls between DJ Mitchell (25) M Bracewell (26)
  • New Zealand 450/5 in 120.1 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 412/5 in 114.0 overs
  • New Zealand 400/4 in 108.2 overs
  • T Blundell Test hundred : 100 runs in 191 balls (14x4) (0x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 200 off 365 balls between DJ Mitchell (104) TA Blundell (88)
  • Drinks : New Zealand 363/4 in 101.0 overs
  • New Zealand 350/4 in 97.2 overs
  • D Mitchell Test hundred : 102 runs in 184 balls (12x4) (2x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 150 off 274 balls between DJ Mitchell (78) TA Blundell (67)
  • Stumps : England 473/5 in 114.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 76 balls between J Root (25) and B Foakes (19)
  • J Root : 150 runs in 181 balls (23x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 4 (100.1 ovs): NZ against J Root (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ 1)
  • Referral 4 (97.6 ovs): NZ against B Foakes (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ 2)
  • Referral 3 (97.1 ovs): NZ against J Root (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ 3) (Retained)
  • Drinks : England 405/4 in 94.5 overs
  • England 400/4 in 94.4 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 52 balls between J Root (14) and B Stokes (38)
  • England 350/2 in 86.5 overs
  • England 333/4 : J Bairstow c Tom Blundell b Trent Boult 8(11)
  • Referral 1 (85.3 ovs): NZ against J Bairstow (Caught) Successful (ENG: 3, NZ 3)
  • Tea Break : England 331/2 in 80.0 overs
  • J Root Test hundred : 100 runs in 116 balls (17x4) (0x6)
  • England 300/2 in 74.4 overs
  • Drinks: England 263/2 in 67.0 overs
  • England 250/2 in 63.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 127 balls between O Pope (41) J Root (58)
  • J Root Test Fifty: 50 runs in 56 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • O Pope Test hundred : 100 runs in 160 balls (10x4) (2x6)
  • England 200/2 in 54.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 77 balls between O Pope (16) J Root (35)
  • Lunch Break : England 195/2 in 54.0 overs
  • Drinks : England 147/1 in 41.0 overs
  • A Lees Test Fifty: 50 runs in 109 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 189 balls between A Lees (40) O Pope (59)
  • England 100/1 in 30.4 overs
  • Stumps : New Zealand 224/7 in 69.0 overs
  • New Zealand 200/5 in 64.1 overs
  • Drinks : New Zealand 164/4 in 54.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (53.2 ovs): T Blundell against ENG (Caught) Successful (ENG: 2, NZ 3)
  • New Zealand 150/2 in 48.5 overs
  • W Young Test Fifty: 50 runs in 98 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (33.6 ovs): ENG against H Nicholls (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ 3)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 197 balls between W Young (43) and D Conway (52)
  • D Conway Test Fifty: 50 runs in 108 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 100/1 in 31.5 overs
  • Drinks : New Zealand 50/1 in 18.6 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 115 balls between W Young (23) and D Conway (23)
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 18.6 overs
  • Lunch Break : New Zealand 27/1 in 9.0 overs
  • Innings Break: England 539/10 in 128.2 overs
  • Referral 5 (127.6 ovs): NZ against (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ 0)
  • England 539/9 in 127.0 overs
  • B Foakes Test Fifty: 50 runs in 90 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 100 off 141 balls between J Root (50) and B Foakes (24)
  • England 500/5 in 117.2 overs
  • England 250/4 in 44.2 overs
  • B Stokes Test hundred : 50 runs in 55 balls (7x4) (2x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 150 off 113 balls between J Bairstow (100) and B Stokes (44)
  • J Bairstow Test hundred : 50 runs in 77 balls (9x4) (5x6)
  • England 200/4 in 38.3 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 73 balls between J Bairstow (61) and B Stokes (34)
  • England 150/4 in 34.5 overs
  • J Bairstow Test hundred : 50 runs in 54 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 54 balls between J Bairstow (24) and B Stokes (25)
  • Tea Break : England 134/4 in 34.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (32.4 ovs): NZ against B Stokes (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ 2)
  • England 100/4 in 27.3 overs
  • Drinks : England 73/3 in 22.0 overs
  • England 50/1 in 13.1 overs
  • Lunch Break : England 36/1 in 9.0 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 284/10 in 84.4 overs
  • Drinks : New Zealand 274/9 in 83.0 overs
  • D Mitchell Test Fifty: 53 runs in 121 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 250/9 in 80.4 overs
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Daryl Mitchell NZ538107.60
Joe Root ENG39699.00
Jonny Bairstow ENG39478.80
Tom Blundell NZ38376.60
Ollie Pope ENG26744.50
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Trent Boult NZ163.81
Matthew Potts ENG142.59
Jack Leach ENG133.01
Stuart Broad ENG123.20
James Anderson ENG112.82

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