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England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs NZ, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
360&296/3 (54.2)
329&326
England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
That is it from this game and this series! It was the perfect start for the Stokes-McCullum duo. For the Kiwis, it hasn’t been the best year for the WTC champions in this format so far. However, all the attention now turns to the big match, the game between India and England which begins on the 1st of July. We hope you enjoyed our company, until next time, goodbye and take care!
England skipper Ben Stokes says that he is very happy to walk away with a 3-0 win in the series against the best team in the world. Further says that for him it was very important to win and change the mindset of the lads and it is also a great pleasure to play for the country. Mentions that everyone played well for the country and turning the game from 55-6 and winning it is really special. Says that the young players did well. Potts was amazing and Broad was amazing as well and he has never seen the dressing room as happy as it is right now. Mentions his experience with McCullam and their game with India and says that they will go with the same mindset of winning.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says that it has been an incredible series and they had an opportunity all through the series but credits England for counter-attacking when they were on the back foot. Says it was the same in this game and they were good in all areas however, England won the fine margins to steer the outcome of the matches in their favor and clinch the series. Says they went for balance and thought the seamers would play a larger role and that is how they decided to go for the team composition. Admits that the top-order needs to contribute more and says hopefully they will improve. Professes his love for the group and says it's an interesting period of time and he enjoys captaining them in all formats and looks forward to the future games.
Mitchell will be Player of the Series for New Zealand and he says that they wanted to play and challenge the opponents but it didn't go that way. Says that he is proud of the players and he feels proud to play for the country. Mentions that it's international cricket and they need to keep adapting to different formats. Further says that it was a pleasure to play at Lords as it is a historic place and he enjoyed playing there. Mentions his partnership with Blundell was amazing and loved to play this series. Says that he has spent a lot of time with Tom Blundell together.
Player of the Series for England is Joe Root. He says that the way Jonny is playing is outstanding and he is in ODI format mode. He continues by saying that the whole dressing room knew he was a good player and he is showing it to the world now. Says they just enjoy watching him play with so much confidence.  Says he plays what is in front of him and claims that the team was getting confident as the series progressed and they all enjoy playing under this new regime. Confesses that it has been a  tough ride for them in Test cricket and they need to enjoy the series win. Says that Ben Stokes has been outstanding and they look forward to the Test match against India.
Jack Leach who has been adjudged Man of the Match, says that it was a nice comeback from the team and he's very happy. Mentions that they got the win and they loved it and feel special. Further says that in the start the pitch was a bit dry but the bowlers were amazing and he applauds Potts and Bairstow.
... Time for Presentation ...
Still though, the hosts had a tricky target on the board to chase but they have done it quite easily courtesy excellent knocks from Pope, Root and Bairstow. England have totally outplayed the visitors here. The brand of cricket they have played and the manner they have chased this total down was scary. They look a different and a very dangerous side under the management of McCullum and the captaincy of Stokes.
New Zealand did put up a decent reply in their second innings courtesy Williamson, Latham, Mitchell and Blundell. The Kiwis did get themselves into decent position but poor contributions from the rest meant they were kept in check by England. Jack Leach was the major contributor for England with the ball as he picked up 5-wicket hauls in both the innnings of the Test match.
That missed review proved to be costly as Bairstow and Overton added over 200. Bairstow got to yet another ton and Overton fell three short. Courtesy the two, England managed to take a slender lead.
New Zealand had their moments in this match just like they did through the series but yet again it was England who showed more character to come out on top. New Zealand got to over 300 thanks to a ton from Daryl Mitchell. After which they had England reeling at 55 for 6 and it could have been 7 had they taken a review against Jamie Overton. However the chose not to do and the game changed from that point.
For New Zealand, the bowling was yet again disappointing. Southee began brilliantly but Boult and the others were not up for it today. Especially, Boult who just did not get into his stride and never let the pressure build. That though, is how the bowling has been for the visitors throughout the series.
Two of their best batters of this series came to the fore yet again. Root continued from where he left off yesterday and Bairstow continued his amazing form. They yet again played in an attacking manner. Bairstow got to yet another fifty in no time and Root just kept milking the runs and England got over the line in no time.
ENGLAND HAVE COMPLETED THE WHITEWASH! Yet another amazing chase and the way they got to the runs was brilliant! They needed over 100 at the start of this session. They lost Pope early but still managed to chase this down in no time.
End Of The Over 54.2 : 296/3
10 Runs
  • 454.1
  • 654.2
J. Bairstow
71 (44)
J. Root
86 (125)
M. Bracewell
15.2-0-109-1
54.2
6
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! And that is it! Jonny Bairstow gets England home in style! Michael Bracewell goes full this time angling in from middle, Jonny Bairstow says thank you and pounds this over long on for a biggie! Raises his arm in celebration and the English dressing room is on their feet applauding their players! This has been way too easy today and Jonny Bairstow seems like he can do nothing wrong!
54.1
4
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Short and wide and asking to be hit! Michael Bracewell seems like he wants to help England get home quickly. Bowls a half-tracker that is punched through covers for a boundary! England is just one hit away!
End Of The Over 54 : 286/3
0 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
J. Root
86 (125)
J. Bairstow
61 (42)
N. Wagner
8-2-33-0
53.6
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Neil Wagner angles this one in from off on a good length, Joe Root plays this confidently towards cover.
53.5
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Wide outside off on a good length. Joe Root is happy to see this one go through to the keeper.
53.4
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full and angling into the pads, Joe Root flicks this towards mid-wicket.
53.3
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Good-length delivery on outside off, Worked towards the point fielder.
53.2
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full and on the middle, Root blocks it straight back to the bowler.
53.1
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
On a length and on leg, Root tries to play at it but could not connect.
End Of The Over 53 : 286/3
5 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 452.5
  • 152.6
J. Root
86 (119)
J. Bairstow
61 (42)
M. Bracewell
15-0-99-1
52.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Quicker and on the stumps, Root works it towards the leg side for a single
52.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! Tossed up, on the leg stumps, Root sweeps this brilliantly past the deep square leg for a boundary
52.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up, on the stumps, Root blocks it with soft hands.
52.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up delivery, outside off stump, Root pads it away and defends it.
52.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On off stump, Root misses the shot and gets trapped in front. A slight appeal but the finger stays down.
52.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Quicker through the air, on the leg stump, Root flicks it away, straight to the mid wicket fielder.
End Of The Over 52 : 281/3
6 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 151.3
  • 4 B51.4
  • 051.5
  • 151.6
J. Root
81 (113)
J. Bairstow
61 (42)
T. Southee
19-5-68-1
51.6
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Southee tries to bowl a yorker, but it ends being a low full toss on the middle stump, Root easily flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
51.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length delivery outside off, Root comes across but does not play a shot at it.
51.4
b
Tim Southee To Joe Root
There is some pre-meditation from both batter and bowler! Joe Root shapes up to go behind the keeper and Tim Southee sees this and bowls a low full toss going down leg side. Joe Root misses and so does the keeper and England get four extra runs through byes!
51.3
1
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
A bit fuller on the leg stump, Baitstow flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.
51.2
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Good length delivery on the off, Bairstow cuts it but could find the gap.
51.1
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full and on the off, Bairstow leans forward and blocks it to point.
End Of The Over 51 : 275/3
6 Runs
  • 150.1
  • 050.2
  • 450.3
  • 050.4
  • 150.5
  • 050.6
J. Root
80 (110)
J. Bairstow
60 (39)
M. Bracewell
14-0-94-1
50.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up on middle, Joe Root defends it with soft hands.
50.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Flighted up on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
50.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Slower through the air, just outside the off stump, Bairstow looks to play at it but misses.
50.3
4
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Short and outside off, Bairstow gave himself some room by going to the leg side. He smashes it past the point fielder for another boundary. Just 22 runs more needed!
50.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
New Zealand lose their final review! This one is full and bowled on a middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow tries to reverse sweep this but the ball balloons off his arm straight towards slip. New Zealand players celebrate but there is complete confusion as the umpire remains unmoved! Kane Williamson takes the review and replays show that the ball has hit just below the elbow! The on-field decision remains and the umpire tells New Zealand they have lost their review with a smile on his face!
50.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Full and on the leg, Root pushes it to the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 50 : 269/3
8 Runs
  • 449.1
  • 249.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 249.5
  • 049.6
J. Bairstow
55 (35)
J. Root
79 (108)
T. Southee
18-5-66-1
49.6
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
A bit fuller on off, Bairstow tries to drive it but misses it.
49.5
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Full and on the leg, Bairstow flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace.
49.4
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Length and on the off, Bairstow knocks it straight to point.
49.3
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Good-Length delivery outside off, Bairstow tries to play at it but misses it.
49.2
2
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Good length on the middle, a bit slower, Bairstow pushes it to the leg side and gets two runs. Good running between the wickets.
49.1
4
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! That is the second-fastest half-century by an England batter in Test cricket! What a game Jonny Bairstow has had as he follows up his first innings master class with a quick-fire innings to seal England's run chase! Tim Southee bowls this fraction full in line with the stumps and it has been dispatched straight over the non striker to the long on fence! Jonny Bairstow gets his 23rd Test fifty and he is at complete ease!
End Of The Over 49 : 261/3
10 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 1 LB48.2
  • 148.3
  • 648.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
J. Bairstow
47 (29)
J. Root
79 (108)
M. Bracewell
13-0-88-1
48.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Full and on the off, Bairstow plays a one handed sweep towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
48.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Length and on off, Bairstow tries to heave it over mid-wicket but misses it completely.
48.4
6
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Massive hit. Tossed up outside off, Bairstow charges down the pitch and lofts it above the bowler over the long on fence for a maximium. Just 36 more runs to complete the whitewash!
48.3
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed-up delivery, Joe Root gets on his knees and sweeps it towards square leg for one.
48.2
lb
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
LEG BYE! Full once again on off, Bairstow tries to reverse sweep but misses and it hits him on the leg. They get across for a single.
48.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Full and outside off, Root sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 48 : 251/3
12 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 347.2
  • 447.3
  • 047.4
  • 147.5
  • 447.6
J. Bairstow
40 (25)
J. Root
77 (106)
T. Southee
17-5-58-1
47.6
4
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Another boundary for Bairstow. Southee goes short and wide on the off, Bairstow waits for the ball and plays a late cut past slip cordon and toward the third man fence for boundary. England are now achieving this target at a canter!
47.5
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and on the leg stump, Root moves across and plays it to fine leg for a single.
47.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length and on the off, Root plays a front foot defense on the off side.
47.3
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Joe Root does not want to miss this party! Full delivery on the off, Root strides across to the off side and flicks to the square leg fence for a boundary. Root has looked at ease in this entire innings!
47.2
3
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller and on off, Jonny Bairstow has hardly played a defensive shot this game! He lofts this one over mid on and gets three runs as the fielder runs towards the boundary and stops it.
47.1
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
This one was close! Good length delivery on the off, Bairstow tries to block, but the ball nips in and there is some extra bounce. Gets an inside edge that misses the off stump but only just!
End Of The Over 47 : 239/3
9 Runs
  • 446.1
  • 346.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 146.5
  • 146.6
J. Bairstow
33 (22)
J. Root
72 (103)
M. Bracewell
12-0-79-1
46.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
On a length outside off which turns in sharply, Jonny Bairstow looks to play at it but the ball hits his glove and rolls towards the leg side. A quick single taken.
46.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Good length and on the off stump, Root scoops it to fine leg for a single.
46.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Length and on off, Root blocks it on the offside.
46.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Quicker delivery outside off, Root looks to sweep it but misses and wears it on the front pad. A half-hearted appeal from Michael Bracewell but the finger stays down.
46.2
3
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller delivery outside off, Bairstow tries to play the same shot but this time gets an top edge and it goes towards fine leg. They get three runs for that.
46.1
4
Michael Bracewell To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Jonny Bairstow is going after the spinner here! Full and outside off, the batter gets down on his knees and sweeps it over square leg for another boundary! England needs 62 more runs to win!
End Of The Over 46 : 230/3
5 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 245.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
J. Root
71 (100)
J. Bairstow
25 (19)
T. Southee
16-5-46-1
45.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Root goes unorthodox and plays a reverse scoop, but finds the fielder.
45.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good-Length delivery on off, angling away, Root decides to leave it.
45.4
2
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full delivery on the leg, Root flicks it from his pads towards deep square leg fence for a brace.
45.3
1
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Another length delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it towards mid on for a run.
45.2
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on off, Root plays it on the leg side and gets across for a quick single.
45.1
1
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Length delivery on the off, Bairstow tries to flick it but gets an inside edge and it goes to fine leg. They get a single.
End Of The Over 45 : 225/3
8 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 144.2
  • 144.3
  • 4 LB44.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
J. Root
68 (96)
J. Bairstow
23 (17)
T. Boult
12-2-65-0
44.6
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Good - Length on the off, Root blocks it to the offside.
44.5
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
On a length and on middle, Bairstow pushes it on the leg side for a single.
44.4
lb
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR LEG BYES! Trent Boult is not looking in any rhythm here! The ball is short but does not rise much, as Jonny Bairstow tries to pull this fine down the leg side. Misses but gets enough thigh pad on it for it to run towards the fine leg boundary!
44.3
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Full delivery on the off, Root moves across and knocks it towards mid on for a single.
44.2
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
A bit short on the middle, Bairstow pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
44.1
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Fuller on the leg stump, Root, pushes it to the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 44 : 217/3
8 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 643.3
  • 1 LB43.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
J. Bairstow
21 (14)
J. Root
66 (93)
T. Southee
15-5-41-1
43.6
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Length delivery outside off, Bairstow blocks it off to point.
43.5
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on leg, Root flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.
43.4
lb
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
LEG BYE! On a length and on middle and leg, Bairtstow tries to flick it but misses. Huge appeal from the fielders but the umpire is not interested.
43.3
6
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Jonny Bairstow looks in a hurry. Southee goes full on the off, Bairstow just lofts it over the long off fence for a maximum.
43.2
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
A bit fuller on the off, Bairstow drives it straight to covers.
43.1
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Good-Length on middle stump, Bairstow looks to pull it but misses and it hits his body.
End Of The Over 43 : 209/3
7 Runs
  • 242.1
  • 442.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
J. Bairstow
15 (9)
J. Root
65 (92)
T. Boult
11-2-61-0
42.6
1
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Good-length delivery angling into middle, Jonny Bairstow works this past square leg for single.
42.5
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
The best delivery Trent Boult has bowled so far on Day 5! Goes wide of the crease and angles the ball into the batter from a good length. The ball keeps its line and beats Jonny Bairstow on its way to the keeper.
42.4
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Fraction short and outside off, Jonny Bairstow knocks this towards point.
42.3
0
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Trent Boult changes the angle and goes 'round the wicket, bowls it on a good length angling into off. Jonny Bairstow works this towards mid-wicket.
42.2
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Jonny Bairstow already has three boundaries to his name! This one is full as well outside off. Jonny Bairstow puts a stride forward and clobbers it through the gap in covers for a boundary! This is getting easy for England now!
42.1
2
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
Trent Boult has been poor today! This one is also straying down leg and full, Jonny Bairstow flicks this through square leg for a brace.
End Of The Over 42 : 202/3
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
J. Root
65 (92)
J. Bairstow
8 (3)
T. Southee
14-5-34-1
41.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Outside off this time, Joe Root defends it with soft hands.
41.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on off, Joe Root defends it towards the off side.
41.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On off and on a length, Joe Root guides it towards the gully fielder.
41.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length angling it away, Joe Root looks to block this one as well but misses.
41.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Goes much fuller this time and on off, Joe Root flicks it but finds the fielder at mid on.
41.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length shaping it away from the batter, Joe Root looks to block it but misses.
End Of The Over 41 : 202/3
17 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 440.2
  • 440.3
  • 140.4
  • 440.5
  • 440.6
J. Bairstow
8 (3)
J. Root
65 (86)
T. Boult
10-2-54-0
40.6
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Make that four boundaries in an over! Trent Boult has conceded 17 runs in his first over of Day 5 and not hit his stride! This one is short and wide outside off, Jonny Bairstow guides this past the infield to deep backward point and collects four more runs! England now need only 94 runs!
40.5
4
Trent Boult To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Jonny Bairstow is off the mark with a boundary! This is full and angling into the pads, Jonny Bairstow is a man in form as he times it to perfection through square leg for a boundary! Jonny Bairstow is up and going so fasten your seat belts!
40.4
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Straying down leg side on a good length, Joe Root works this to fine leg for a single.
40.3
4
Trent Boult To Joe Root
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Joe Root! This one is placed elagantly through cover-point to get England moving on Day 5. Trent Boult bowls this on a good length outside off and gets the treatment.
40.2
4
Trent Boult To Joe Root
FOUR! First boundary of the day! Slightly back of a length outside off, Joe Root is not going to miss out on this as he slashes it hard towards the deep point fence for a boundary!
40.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Around the wicket on a good length and wide from off stump. Joe Root leaves this one alone.
Trent Boult comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 40 : 185/3
2 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 039.4
  • W39.5
  • 039.6
J. Bairstow
0 (1)
J. Root
56 (82)
T. Southee
13-4-34-1
39.6
0
Tim Southee To Jonny Bairstow
Fraction full on off stump, Jonny Bairstow defends it towards cover.
Who will be next? Jonny Bairstow walks out.
39.5
W
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! What a magnificent ball. This one lands outside off and nips back in a long way and knocks over the off pole! Ollie Pope misses it with the intention to block it and New Zealand have an early and much needed breakthrough.
39.4
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
On a good length delivery, angling back in, Pope covers the line and defends it.
39.3
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a full length again, Joe Root nudges it towards the leg side for one.
39.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
This is a fuller delivery, drifting on the legs tump, Joe Root flicks it away straight to the short mid wicket fielder.
39.1
1
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Starts with a length delivery, Ollie Pope works it towards leg side for one.
Finally! We are all set for the action to begin! The Kiwis have made their way out in the middle. Pope and Root will resume their innings. Tim Southee comes to bowl.
UPDATE 05:45 PM IST (12:15 AM GMT) - The covers are off and play is expected to begin at 06:00 PM IST (12:30 AM GMT). Let us hope this time we do resume and the rain gods stay away.
UPDATE 05:40 PM IST (12:10 AM GMT) - The rain has stopped and the umpires are out there having a look. A few covers coming off too. This though has happened before just for the rain to return. Let's hope for the best.
UPDATE 4:57 PM IST (11:27 AM GMT) - Early lunch will be taken then at 05:00 PM IST (11:30 AM GMT). Hopefully, the rain eases off and we get some action after that.
BIG NEWS COMING IN! Eoin Morgan is set to announce his retirement tomorrow! Probably England’s finest white ball captain. He has been an absolute revelation for this England side.
UPDATE 04:27 PM IST (10:57 AM GMT) - Well, the covers are back on! It has started to rain yet again and our wait for play to resume continues! It will be a surprise to be honest if we don’t get enough play for a result. The forecast is good for the rest of the day. It is just a light drizzle, let’s hope it passes by quickly. We were suppose to resume at 04:30 PM IST (11:00 AM GMT) but don’t think that will happen.
UPDATE 03:45 PM IST (10:15 AM GMT) - The news gets even better now! We are all set to start at 04:30 PM IST (11:00 AM GMT) if no further rain! The players are out warming up.
UPDATE 03:30 PM IST (10:00 AM GMT) - Well, it is has brightened up quite a bit! The super-soppers are doing its bit. The umpires too are having a look. The rain was pretty heavy earlier on so the clean up may take sometime.
UPDATE 03:20 PM IST (09:50 AM GMT) - Not the best of news to begin with folks! The pitch is under cover and THE START IS DELAYED. The forecast is really good though for the rest of the day. Fingers crossed.
The equation is quite simple, England need another 113 runs to complete the whitewash whereas, New Zealand need to pick the remaining 8 wickets if they are to avoid. A result seems quite sure unless weather plays a part. The forecast is fine though so a draw is the most unlikeliest result. The likeliest on the hand is an England win, they are heavy favourites at the moment to win this game. The visitors, need wickets and quickly, first though, they need to break this stand which is looking solid so far. An important first session awaits…
… DAY 5, SESSION 1 …
New Zealand, they had their chances, there were a few opportunities created by Bracewell but none were taken. There was enough assistance from the pitch as well but they just weren’t consistent with their lines. Also, Williamson will be disappointed with the rate at which England scored. They need wickets and in heaps on the final day if they are to have a chance in this game. Can they avoid a whitewash? Do join us at 03:30 PM IST (10:00 AM GMT) to find out. Till then take care and cheers!
The openers did not contribute a lot but Pope and Root have been brilliant. They have added 100 plus in no time and they just don’t seem like they’ll be getting out. England with 8 wickets in hand, should cruise home on Day 5.
End of an excellent day for England! Their batters have continued their excellent form and they are well on course to make it 3-0.
End Of The Over 39 : 183/2
10 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 438.3
  • 438.4
  • 138.5
  • 138.6
O. Pope
81 (105)
J. Root
55 (80)
M. Bracewell
11-0-70-1
38.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Fuller one on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it towards backward square leg for one. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4.
38.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On middle again, Joe Root sweeps it towards leg side for one.
38.4
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! A poor delivery from Michael Bracewell. On a length and on leg, slower too, Joe Root pulls it hard towards backward square leg for a boundary.
38.3
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! This brings 50 up for Joe Root and he gets a standing ovation. On a length and on leg, Joe Root just gives it a fine tickle as it goes towards the fine leg for a boundary.
38.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On leg this time, Joe Root looks to sweep it but fails to connect well.
38.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up on middle, this is defended back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 38 : 173/2
2 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
O. Pope
80 (104)
J. Root
46 (75)
N. Wagner
7-1-33-0
37.6
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery on middle. Ollie Pope punches this towards mid on.
37.5
1
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full delivery aimed for the stumps, Joe Root gets forward and works it to square leg for a single.
37.4
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Beaten this time! Joe Root goes searching for a full delivery outside off, the ball shapes away and beats his outside edge.
37.3
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Good-length delivery outside off stump, Joe Root shoulders his arms to this one.
37.2
1
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Goes full angling down leg stump. Ollie Pope flicks this one to fine leg for a single.
37.1
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Neil Wagner goes around the wicket and bowls it full on off, Ollie Pope plays it towards mid off.
End Of The Over 37 : 171/2
8 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 136.2
  • 4 B36.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
O. Pope
79 (101)
J. Root
45 (72)
M. Bracewell
10-0-60-1
36.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Fuller one on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards square leg for a single.
36.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On off this time, Root plays a reverse sweep again towards backward point for one.
36.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Goes on middle with some turn, Joe Root again looks to play a reverse sweep but the ball hits his glove and rolls towards short leg.
36.3
b
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR LEG BYES! On leg and much fuller, Joe Root looks to play a reverse sweep but misses. The keeper misses it as well as the ball races the long stop fence.
36.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
On middle this time, Ollie Pope flicks it on the leg side for one.
36.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Goes 'round the wicket and bowls it on off, Joe Root plays a reverse sweep towards backward point for one.
End Of The Over 36 : 163/2
14 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 435.3
  • 435.4
  • 435.5
  • 235.6
O. Pope
77 (99)
J. Root
43 (68)
N. Wagner
6-1-31-0
35.6
2
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Gets this on a good length angling into the pads, Ollie Pope works this through mid-wicket for a brace.
35.5
4
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Make that three! In complete control of this one is Ollie Pope as he comes forward and punches a full delivery past the mid off fielder to get his third consecutive boundary!
35.4
4
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Neil Wagner is all over the place, bowls this one wide outside off. Ollie Pope slashes at it and gets a thick edge towards the third man boundary to get four more runs!
35.3
4
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
FOUR! 100 partnership between Ollie Pope and Joe Root! Neil Wagner goes shot angling into the batter, Ollie Pope gets on top of this and pulls it between the fine leg and square leg fielder. These two are taking England home and are looking really good out there!
35.2
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
A touch fuller but still wide. Ollie Pope slashes at it and finds the backward point fielder.
35.1
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Wagner begins with a wide delivery outside off on a good length. Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
Neil Wagner comes into the attack. The ball fails to pass through the guage and its time for a ball change.
End Of The Over 35 : 149/2
7 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 434.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
O. Pope
63 (93)
J. Root
43 (68)
M. Bracewell
9-0-56-1
34.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Flighted up on off again, Ollie Pope plays a reverse sweep towards backward point for one.
34.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
This one is a bit lower with some turn, Ollie Pope looks to block it but the ball hits his pads.
34.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
This one lands on off, Joe Root punches it to covers for one.
34.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Outside off, blocked out.
34.2
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! On off again, Joe Root plays a reverse sweep but gets a top edge and the ball carries towards slips. A difficult catch for Daryl Mitchell to his left who just gets his hands at it as the ball races the third man fence.
34.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
This one lands fuller and outside off, Ollie Pope guides it to point for one.
End Of The Over 34 : 142/2
3 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 333.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
J. Root
38 (65)
O. Pope
61 (90)
T. Southee
12-4-32-0
33.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Close to off stump on a good length, Joe Root has complete control of his defense.
33.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Pitched full on off, Joe Root dabs it back to the bowler.
33.4
3
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Sublime timing from Ollie Pope! Sees the ball full and wide outside off, opens the face of his bat, and places it through cover-point for three runs. Outstanding fielding from Devon Conway saves a run!
33.3
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery going down leg, Ollie Pope misses the line of the ball and raps him on his pads.
33.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery outside off stump. Ollie Pope comes towards the off side and fends it towards gully.
33.1
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Tim Southee goes full outside off. Ollie Pope taps it towards short cover.
End Of The Over 33 : 139/2
4 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 232.5
  • 032.6
J. Root
38 (63)
O. Pope
58 (86)
M. Bracewell
8-0-49-1
32.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up delivery, Joe Root defends it solidly off his front foot.
32.5
2
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Michael Bracewell bowls it on off again, Joe Root plays a reverse sweep towards backward point for a brace.
32.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
This one lands on off again, Ollie Pope guides it to mid on for one.
32.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
On off this time, Ollie Pope defends it towards the mid on fielder.
32.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Tosses it up on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards the fielder at leg gully.
32.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Fuller one on middle and leg, Joe Root flicks it towards backward square leg for one.
Michael Bracewell comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 32 : 135/2
1 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
O. Pope
57 (83)
J. Root
35 (60)
T. Southee
11-4-29-0
31.6
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Really wide from the stumps on a good length. Ollie Pope watches it go through and shows his back to the bowler.
31.5
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Slightly back of a length on middle. Ollie Pope works this towards mid-wicket.
31.4
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Ollie Pope gets beaten this time. Full and outside off, gets movement this time and beats the bat of Ollie Pope
31.3
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Slightly full and angled into the pads. Ollie Pope tucks this to square leg.
31.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
On a good length once again wide from the stumps. Ollie Pope defends this easily.
31.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good-length delivery outside off, Joe Root goes across the stumps and works it fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 31 : 134/2
4 Runs
  • 230.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
J. Root
34 (59)
O. Pope
57 (78)
T. Boult
9-2-37-0
30.6
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Good-length delivery on leg, Joe Root pulls it towards square leg for one.
30.5
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Touch fuller delivery on off, Ollie Pope drives towards the cover fielder and take one.
30.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a length and on off, Ollie Pope punches it towards the fielder at point.
30.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Wayward bouncer this time, Ollie Pope ducks underneath it.
30.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
This is fuller and outside off, Ollie Pope defends it towards the off side.
30.1
2
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a length and on middle, Ollie Pope pulls it towards the fielder at fine leg who makes a diving stop on the boundary line. A couple of runs taken.
End Of The Over 30 : 130/2
8 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • 129.3
  • 229.4
  • 029.5
  • 1 LB29.6
O. Pope
54 (73)
J. Root
33 (58)
T. Southee
10-4-28-0
29.6
lb
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
A shade fuller angling towards the leg stump, Ollie Pope tries to work this leg side and misses the ball. Hits the pads and Tim Southee just wants something to go his way. Umpire reckons its missing and Kane Williamson does not review. Replays show the ball is going over the stumps.
29.5
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Shaping in from outside off and bowled on a good length. Ollie Pope is happy to let this one through.
29.4
2
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Lovely placement from Ollie Pope, as he works the full delivery outside off, towards the fine leg boundary! A half stop in the circle saves one as they run three.
29.3
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full and angling into the pads, Joe Root works this to square leg for a single.
29.2
4
Tim Southee To Joe Root
FOUR! Joe Root is seeing the ball really well! Tim Southee bangs this short to try a bounce out Joe Root! He rolls his wrist and dispatches it to the backward square leg boundary for for more runs!
29.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Slightly full on middle and off. Joe Root is solid in defense.
End Of The Over 29 : 122/2
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 228.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
O. Pope
52 (70)
J. Root
28 (55)
T. Boult
8-2-33-0
28.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
This one lands outside off, Ollie Pope is happy to let it go.
28.5
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Slightly shorter in length, Joe Root flicks it towards the fielder at fine leg. They rotate the strike.
28.4
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
This is on a length and down the middle, Joe Root blocks it out solidly.
28.3
2
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Shorter and on middle, Joe Root pulls it towards backward square leg. The fielder reacts it late but does well to stop it in the end. A couple of runs taken.
28.2
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
This is much fuller and on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it towards square leg for one.
28.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Slightly shorter and on off, Ollie Pope pulls it towards the fielder at short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 28 : 118/2
6 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
J. Root
25 (52)
O. Pope
51 (67)
T. Southee
9-4-21-0
27.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Fraction back of a length outside off, Joe Root leaves this alone.
27.5
1
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and outside off, drives once again towards cover and a misfield allows a single.
27.4
4
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
FOUR! That is Fifty for Ollie Pope! He has played some tremendous shots this innings but gets to his half century with a lucky inside edge towards the boundary! Tim Southee bowls this on a good length and outside off, Ollie Pope plays at it and gets a thick inside edge past Tom Blundell to reach the fine leg boundary and get to his 7th Test half century!
27.3
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery on off. Ollie Pope comes down the wicket and knocks it back to the bowler.
27.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full angling into the pads. Ollie Pope flicks it to mid-wicket.
27.1
1
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Tim Southee begins with a full delivery on middle, Joe Root works this wide off mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 27 : 112/2
1 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
O. Pope
46 (63)
J. Root
24 (50)
T. Boult
7-2-29-0
26.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Touch fuller and on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards the leg side and straight towards the fielder.
26.5
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Trent Boult serves it on off, this is defended out solidly.
26.4
1
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Oh, that was close again. Outside off again, Joe Root looks to drive it but gets a thick bottom edge as the ball rolls towards the leg side. They rotate the strike.
26.3
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
This one lands a bit lower and outside off, Joe Root looks to play at it but gets beaten off the bottom edge.
26.2
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
Good-length delivery around off, Joe Root eases it towards the off side.
26.1
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
On a length and down the middle, Joe Root defends it away.
End Of The Over 26 : 111/2
4 Runs
  • 425.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
O. Pope
46 (61)
J. Root
23 (46)
N. Wagner
5-1-17-0
25.6
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Closer to the stumps this time but still full. Mistimes his shot towards mid on.
25.5
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Full once again outside off. Ollie Pope is unable to find the gap through covers.
25.4
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Ollie Pope opens the face of the bat and works this full delivery towards backward point.
25.3
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Neil Wagner sticking to the outside off line and Ollie Pope continues to play at it. Works this towards covers.
25.2
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Full once again outside off. Knocks it towards short cover.
25.1
4
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Gets this one just past the backward point fielder! Neil Wagner goes full outside off, Ollie Pope swings at it hard and gets a thick edge that flies to the deep backward square boundary!
End Of The Over 25 : 107/2
3 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 224.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
J. Root
23 (46)
O. Pope
42 (55)
T. Boult
6-2-28-0
24.6
0
Trent Boult To Joe Root
This is on middle, Joe Root blocks it solidly.
24.5
1
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Shorter one on leg, Ollie Pope pulls it towards fine leg. The ball fell just short of the fielder who makes a diving stop on the boundary line. They rotate the strike.
24.4
2
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a length and outside off, Ollie Pope punches it through covers for a brace.
24.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
This one lands outside leg, Ollie Pope looks to flick it but misses as the ball goes towards the keeper.
24.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Another length ball around off, this is again defended back towards the bowler.
24.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Starts with a length ball on middle, Ollie Pope defends it back towards Trent Boult.
Trent Boult comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 24 : 104/2
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
J. Root
23 (45)
O. Pope
39 (50)
N. Wagner
4-1-13-0
23.6
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Neil Wagner is on the floor after his delivery stride. Bowls a full delivery outside off and gets Joe Root to drive. The cover fielder gets to the ball and collects it.
23.5
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full and slightly slow, pitching outside off. Joe Root takes a stride forward and plays it close to his pads.
23.4
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Goes back to bowling full on the off stump line. Joe Root happy to keep defending.
23.3
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Good-length delivery this time on off, Joe Root works this to point,
23.2
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full once again at the stumps. Joe Root is strong in defense as he plays it back to the bowler.
23.1
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Fuller delivery on off, Joe Root fends it back to Neil Wagner.
End Of The Over 23 : 104/2
4 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 022.4
  • 222.5
  • 022.6
O. Pope
39 (50)
J. Root
23 (39)
M. Bracewell
7-0-45-1
22.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Fuller and on middle, this is defended towards the mid on fielder.
22.5
2
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Goes fuller and outside off, Ollie Pope plays a late cut towards third man for a brace.
22.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Tossed up outside off, Ollie Pope defends it solidly.
22.3
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Goes short this time and Joe Root goes back on the crease to work it towards square leg for a single.
22.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Spinning down leg side away from the batter. Tom Blundell manages to get gloves on it.
22.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery in line with the stumps, Ollie Pope works it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 22 : 100/2
7 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 1 NB21.3
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 621.6
J. Root
22 (37)
O. Pope
36 (46)
N. Wagner
3-0-13-0
21.6
6
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
SIX! What a way to get England to 100. Unbelievable from Root. Outside off and fuller in length, Joe Root plays a reverse scoop over third man for a maximum. Joe Root gives Neil Wagner a friendly smile.
21.5
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Goes outside off this time, well left by Joe Root.
21.4
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
This one lands on off again, Joe Root drives it towards the mid on fielder this time.
21.3
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Goes fuller and outside off, Joe Root drives it but finds the fielder at covers.
21.3
nb
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
NO BALL! Neil Wagner oversteps and will have to bowl an extra delivery! Full once again outside off, shoots off the surface and Joe Root gloves it towards mid on.
21.2
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Fraction fuller and keeps the same line, Joe Root works this towards mid on.
21.1
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full delivery on off, Joe Root defends this solidly.
End Of The Over 21 : 93/2
4 Runs
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
O. Pope
36 (46)
J. Root
16 (30)
M. Bracewell
6-0-41-1
20.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Tossed up on middle, this is defended towards the mid on fielder.
20.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Flighted up on middle, Pope defends it back towards the bowler.
20.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Slightly short this time, Pope turns it to short leg.
20.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery angling away from off, Ollie Pope gets a good stride forward and defends it towards cover.
20.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Tossed up on middle and leg, Ollie Pope flicks it to short fine leg fielder  who makes a diving stop. No runs.
20.1
4
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Well watched from Ollie Pope as the ball stays low! Michael Bracewell puts this full on off stump line, Ollie Pope has his eyes on the ball and gets his bat down in time to punch it past the cover fielder for an outstanding boundary!
End Of The Over 20 : 89/2
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
J. Root
16 (30)
O. Pope
32 (40)
N. Wagner
2-0-6-0
19.6
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Slightly back of a length on off stump, Joe Root gets on his toes and works it towards backward point.
19.5
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Outside off once again on a good length. Leaves it for the keeper to gather.
19.4
1
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Neil Wagner bowls this slower on a good length, on an off stump line. Ollie Pope tries to work this leg side and gets a leading edge uppishly towards mid off.
19.3
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Full this time on the pads, worked towards mid-wicket.
19.2
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Good-length delivery outside off, angling away. Left alone by Ollie Pope.
19.1
0
Neil Wagner To Ollie Pope
Full and way wide outside off, Ollie Pope times it well towards cover.
End Of The Over 19 : 88/2
9 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
J. Root
16 (28)
O. Pope
31 (36)
M. Bracewell
5-0-37-1
18.6
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! Flighted up on off, Joe Root looks to defend it but gets a thick outside edge as it goes through Daryl Mitchell at slips and towards long stop for a boundary.
18.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
This one lands on leg, Joe Root flicks it towards the leg side.
18.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Flighted delivery outside off, Root looks to reverse sweep it but misses.
18.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Lands it on middle, Joe Root defends it towards the short leg fielder.
18.2
4
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
FOUR! On off again, Joe Root connects the reverse sweep this time towards backward point for a boundary.
18.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
On off, Ollie Pope reverse sweeps it towards the off side for one.
End Of The Over 18 : 79/2
5 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 1 NB17.6
  • 417.6
J. Root
8 (23)
O. Pope
30 (35)
N. Wagner
1-0-5-0
17.6
4
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
FOUR! Easy pickings for Root. Full and on the leg stump, Root flicks it well on the leg side towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
17.6
nb
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
A fraction fuller this time outside off, Root takes a stride forward and square drives it straight to backward point. Oh, its a no ball.
17.5
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Good-Length on the fifth stump, Root lifts his arms and lets it go.
17.4
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Length delivery outside off, Root moves across and defends it well.
17.3
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full delivery outside off, Root puches it but it goes straight to mid off.
DRINKS! The game hangs in the balance at the moment. England have lost two but have scored quickly and New Zealand are finding it difficult to stem the run flow. If they don’t keep picking wickets, England will run away with the game. An interesting phase awaits. The ball fails to pass through the guage as well and it's time for a ball change.
17.2
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full again, wide outside off, Root drives it straight to the cover fielder.
17.1
0
Neil Wagner To Joe Root
Full delivery on the off, Root blocks it to short covers.
Neil Wagner comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 17 : 74/2
14 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 416.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 416.6
O. Pope
30 (35)
J. Root
4 (16)
M. Bracewell
4-0-28-1
16.6
4
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Third boundary of the over! Ollie Pope steps down and catches the ball on the full outside off. He places it past the diving mid off fielder for a lovely boundary. No power here just pure timing! Expensive over as 14 runs were conceded in it.
16.5
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Tossed up outside off, Root gets down on one knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for one more.
16.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Turning in on the pads, Pope flicks it to the right of mid-wicket for one.
16.3
4
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Tossed up just outside off with some turn, Ollie Pope waits for the ball and cuts it late. He gets an outside edge as the ball races through and between the keeper and the slips for a boundary.
16.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Outside off again, this is defended off the front foot.
16.1
4
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Ollie Pope shuffles across and smashes it past point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 16 : 60/2
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
J. Root
3 (15)
O. Pope
17 (30)
T. Southee
8-4-15-0
15.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good-length delivery outside off, shaping into Joe Root. Hits his pads again and Tim Southee continues to believe that he has his man! Kane Williamson this time does not bother wasting his final review!
15.5
1
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and wide outside off, Pope drives it towards point and gets across for a quick single.
15.4
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-Length delivery on the off, Pope plays a solid defense.
15.3
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and outside off, Pope leans forward and defends it to short covers.
15.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
A bit fuller on the off, Pope blocks it straight down the pitch.
15.1
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Length delivery outside off, Pope lets it go through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 15 : 59/2
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
J. Root
3 (14)
O. Pope
16 (25)
M. Bracewell
3-0-14-1
14.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Fullish delivery on the stumps, played that towards silly mid-on and towards the fielder.
14.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On middle and fuller, Joe Root sweeps it. The ball hits the pads of the fielder at short leg and rolls back towards the bowler.
14.4
2
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
This is full outside off. Joe Root comes across the stumps and clobbers it to deep square leg for a brace.
14.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
This one lands on middle, Joe Root flicks it straight towards the fielder at short mid-wicket.
14.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
On off this time, Joe Root plays a reverse sweep but finds the fielder at gully.
14.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
Tossed up on middle, this is guided towards mid on for one.
End Of The Over 14 : 56/2
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
J. Root
1 (9)
O. Pope
15 (24)
T. Southee
7-4-14-0
13.6
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Full delivery on the off, Root moves acroos to the offside and blocks it to short mid-wicket.
13.5
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Another review lost! This one lands on a length and outside off, Joe Root looks to block it but misses as the ball hits his pads. Loud appeal again but the finger stays down. Kane Williamson has a smile on his face and takes another review. Ball Tracking shows that the impact was outside off in this one as well.
13.4
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
England take a really poor review here! Good-length delivery outside off, Joe Root steps outside the line of the stumps and tries to defend it. Misses the in-swinger as it crashes into his pads. New Zealand players erupt and are convinced that this is out. The umpire says the impact is outside off and Kane Williamson reviews this but the umpire has got it bang on! They have lost their review!
13.3
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
On a length and on off, but this time swinging away from the right hander, Root lets it go through.
13.2
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Good length on the off, Root moves across and blocks it towards mid on.
13.1
0
Tim Southee To Joe Root
Length delivery on the off, shaping in, Root leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 13 : 56/2
5 Runs
  • W12.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
O. Pope
15 (24)
J. Root
1 (3)
M. Bracewell
2-0-11-1
12.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
This one lands on off, Ollie Pope defends it solidly.
12.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
FOUR! On off and fuller in length, Ollie Pope drives it past covers for a boundary. This was brilliant and well-timed from Ollie Pope.
12.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Shapes up to reverse sweep once again but the ball is not that full and pitching on middle. Nudges it leg side for a single.
12.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Good-length delivery bowled on a middle stump line. Joe Root knocks it back to the bowler.
12.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Joe Root
Joe Root goes for a reverse sweep to start off, Full and outside off., straight to the slip fielder.
12.1
W
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! On a length and on off, Zak Crawley looks to drive it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards Kane Williamson at mid off who dives and takes it in both hands. Zak Crawley walks away in disappointment. Joe Root is the new batter in.
End Of The Over 12 : 51/1
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 411.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
O. Pope
11 (22)
Z. Crawley
25 (32)
T. Southee
6-3-14-0
11.6
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Similar to the previous delivery, Length and on the leg, Pope tries to guide it to leg side but it hits his hips.
11.5
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good length on middle and leg, Pope tries to flick it but it hits his pads.
11.4
4
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Lovely Shot! Full and outside off, Pope leans towards it and just times that through cover and point for a boundary. Ollie Pope is looking much more settled in now.
11.3
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and on the middle, Pope knocks it towards mid on.
11.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-Length delivery outside off, with a hint of movement, Pope lets it go to the keeper.
11.1
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Length delivery on the off, Pope drives it straight to mid off.
End Of The Over 11 : 47/1
6 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 410.6
Z. Crawley
25 (32)
O. Pope
7 (16)
M. Bracewell
1-0-6-0
10.6
4
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Gets it right this time. Fuller one on middle, Zak Crawley gets on his knees and slog sweeps it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley
Fuller and on off with a hint of turn, Zak Crawley looks to sweep it but misses as the ball hits his pads.
10.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley
This one lands fuller and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it towards the leg side.
10.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley
On off with some turn, Zak Crawley dances down the track to play at it but misses.
10.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Ollie Pope
On middle this time, Pope guides it towards the leg side for one.
10.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Zak Crawley
Low full toss on off, Zak Crawley drives it to cover fielder and scampers for a quick single.
Michael Bracewell comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 10 : 41/1
6 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 29.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 49.6
O. Pope
6 (15)
Z. Crawley
20 (27)
T. Southee
5-3-10-0
9.6
4
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Ollie Pope gets his first boundary! Full delivery on the pads, Ollie Pope gets on his front foot and plays a beautiful on-drive past the fielder for a boundary!
9.5
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Length delivery outside off, Pope blocks it out.
9.4
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and on the middle, Pope moves across and defends it down the pitch.
9.3
2
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Good-Length delivery on middle and leg, Pope flicks it towards deep square leg for a double.
9.2
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Length delivery on the off, Pope drives it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
9.1
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
Full and on the leg, Pope knocks it straight to mid on.
End Of The Over 9 : 35/1
16 Runs
  • 48.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
Z. Crawley
20 (27)
O. Pope
0 (9)
T. Boult
5-2-25-0
8.6
4
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
FOUR! 16 off the over and Zak Crawley is on fire! Goes fuller and outside off, Zak Crawley drives it past covers and gets another boundary.
8.5
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Outside off this time, left alone by Zak Crawley.
8.4
4
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Sublime! A third boundary in this over. Fuller and on off, Zak Crawley drives it past long off for another boundary.
8.3
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
This one lands outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
8.2
4
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Zak Crawley. Fuller and on off this time, Zak Crawley lofts it over covers and towards deep cover for a boundary.
8.1
4
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
FOUR! On a length and on leg, Zak Crawley smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 8 : 19/1
1 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 1 B7.5
  • 07.6
O. Pope
0 (9)
Z. Crawley
4 (21)
T. Southee
4-3-4-0
7.6
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
On off, blocked out.
7.5
b
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Oh, that was close! On a length and on middle, Zak Crawley looks to swing at it but gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball just goes over the stumps and towards the keeper who just gets his glove on it diving to his left. Leg bye taken.
7.4
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
On a length and outside off, Zak Crawley defends it very late as the ball bounces past the off pole and towards the keeper.
7.3
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Outside off and fuller in length, Zak Crawley drives it but finds the fielder at short covers.
7.2
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Solid from Zak Crawley this time. Good-length delivery, angling in from outside off. Defended towards the bowler.
7.1
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Huge appeal from Tim Southee! Puts this one full outside off, Zak Crawley plays at it and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
End Of The Over 7 : 18/1
0 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
O. Pope
0 (8)
Z. Crawley
4 (16)
T. Boult
4-2-9-0
6.6
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full and on middle. Ollie Pope knocks this back down the pitch.
6.5
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Just short of third slip! Trent Boult pitches this full but close to the stumps. Ollie Pope is forced to play at it and gets an edge towards slip.
6.4
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Trent Boult bowls this one full and way outside off stump. Ollie Pope leaves it alone.
6.3
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Fraction shorter outside off, Ollie Pope slashes at it and finds the point fielder.
6.2
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
Full and really wide from the stumps. Ollie Pope reaches for it and misses, should be leaving these deliveries alone!
6.1
0
Trent Boult To Ollie Pope
On a length and outside off, Ollie Pope lets it alone towards the keeper.
End Of The Over 6 : 18/1
1 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 1 LB5.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Z. Crawley
4 (16)
O. Pope
0 (2)
T. Southee
3-2-4-0
5.6
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Fuller one on off, Zak Crawley drives it but finds the fielder at covers.
5.5
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
Lands it outside off this time, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
5.4
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
On the pads again. On off and on a length, Zak Crawley looks to block it but misses as the ball hits his pads again.
5.3
0
Tim Southee To Zak Crawley
On the pads. On a length and down the leg side, Zak Crawley looks to play at it but misses as the ball hits his pads.
5.2
lb
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
On a length and on leg, Ollie Pope looks to flick it but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. Leg bye taken.
5.1
0
Tim Southee To Ollie Pope
This one lands outside off and on a length, Ollie Pope lets it through and towards the keeper.
Ollie Pope comes in at number 3.
End Of The Over 5 : 17/1
0 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • W4.6
Z. Crawley
4 (12)
A. Lees
9 (18)
T. Boult
3-1-9-0
4.6
W
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley OUT!
RUN OUT! What a disaster for England! Good length delivery on off, Zak Crawley smokes this towards mid off. Both batters ball watching as Kane Williamson makes a brilliant stop and immediately throws it back at the non-strikers end. Alex Lees is left standing in the middle of the pitch as Trent Boult has  the presence of mind to run back to the stumps and collect the throw. What an outstanding overall fielding display from New Zealand and some ordinary running from the English batters!
4.5
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On a length and on off, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but misses as the ball hits his pads and rolls towards the vacant silly point region.
4.4
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
This one lands on off, Zak Crawley defends it towards the leg side.
4.3
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On a length and just outside off, Zak Crawley gets in two minds but puts a late bat in the end to defend it. The ball bounces through the stumps and towards the keeper.
4.2
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Slightly shorter and outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.
4.1
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Angling into the pads from a good length. Zak Crawley flicks this towards mid-wicket and starts off for a single that is not there. Alex Lees sends him back.
End Of The Over 4 : 17/0
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
A. Lees
9 (18)
Z. Crawley
4 (6)
T. Southee
2-1-4-0
3.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Tim Southee pulls back the length slightly, and bowls it on off, Alex Lees goes back and fends it towards mid on.
3.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Alex Lees hits the full ball outside off straight towards the cover fielder. Better timing from him this time.
3.4
4
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR! Gets this one away to the boundary though not where he intended it to go! Full and outside off, Alex Lees tries to punch this through covers but does not get this cleanly off his bat. Goes towards backward point for four more runs!
3.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Good-length delivery way outside off, Alex Lees does not play at it.
3.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Full and angling down leg, Alex Lees flicks this towards the diving mid-wicket fielder.
3.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Fuller delivery on the off, Lees defends it straight back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 3 : 13/0
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 42.6
Z. Crawley
4 (6)
A. Lees
5 (12)
T. Boult
2-0-9-0
2.6
4
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
FOUR! After playing the over well, Zak Crawley goes for a loose shot! Full and angling away outside off, Zak Crawley swings at the ball but gets the outside edge and the ball flies over the slip towards the third man fence for a boundary.
2.5
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Good-length delivery on middle, Zak Crawley shows solid defense as he knocks it towards cover.
2.4
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Trent Boult bowls this full on the pads. Zak Crawley punches it towards the mid-on fielder.
2.3
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
On a good length this time, angling away from off stump. Zak Crawley is watchful as he lets it through to the keeper.
2.2
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Gets this one to nip back in. Full and on middle, Zak Crawley plays this towards mid-wicket.
2.1
0
Trent Boult To Zak Crawley
Slightly full outside off, angling away from Zak Crawley who is happy to leave it alone.
End Of The Over 2 : 9/0
4 Runs
  • 4 LB1.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
A. Lees
5 (12)
Z. Crawley
0 (0)
T. Southee
1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Fuller and on off, Alex Lees leans forward and guides it towards mid on.
1.5
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
On a length angling it into the batter, Alex Lees pushes it straight towards the mid on fielder.
1.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Yorker delivery down the middle, Alex Lees goes on the back foot and blocks it solidly towards the leg side.
1.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Shorter one on off, Alex Lees gets across and blocks it away.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
Outside off this time, Lees defends it comfortably towards the off side.
1.1
lb
Tim Southee To Alex Lees
FOUR LEG BYES! A loosener from Tim Southee. Bowls it outside leg, Alex Lees looks to flick it but misses. The keeper misses it as well as the ball races behind the fine leg fence off the pads.
Tim Southee to steam in from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
A. Lees
5 (6)
Z. Crawley
0 (0)
T. Boult
1-0-5-0
0.6
1
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Full and angling down leg, Alex Lees works this to deep square leg for a single. 5 runs off the first over for England.
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Fuller this time outside off. Driven towards cover by Alex Lees.
0.4
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Fraction short on off, Alex Lees gets on the backfoot and works it towards point.
0.3
4
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
FOUR! Streaky boundary to get the innings going! Trent Boult goes full outside off and gets Alex Lees to play at it tentatively. Gets a thick outside edge that flies between third slip and gully for a lucky boundary! Alex Lees is off the mark but not in the way he would have hoped for.
0.2
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
On off and on a good length, Alex Lees eases it straight back to the bowler off the back foot.
0.1
0
Trent Boult To Alex Lees
Trent Boult starts with a length delivery on the off. Lees defends it straight back to the bowler off the front foot.
Match Info
  • Venue Headingley, Leeds
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealandwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result England beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Jack Leach
  • Player of the Series Joe Root
  • Umpire Marais Erasmus (SA), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: New Zealand 225/5 in 90.0 overs
  • 6th wicket partnership: 100 off 204 balls between D Mitchell (53) and T Blundell (43)
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 203/5 in 80.1 overs
  • New Zealand 200/5 in 71.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (76.5 ovs): ENG against D Mitchell (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, NZ: 2)
  • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 187/5 in 74.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 183/5 in 72.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (70.5 ovs): T Blundell against ENG (Caught) Successful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Tea: New Zealand 123/5 in 55.2 overs
  • New Zealand 100/4 in 47.2 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 89/4 in 41.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (29.5 ovs): ENG against H Nicholls (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 65/3 in 27.0 overs
  • D Conway dropped on 11 by B Foakes in 24.2 overs
  • New Zealand 50/2 in 17.4 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 35/2 in 12.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (12.1 ovs): W Young against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2)
  • Jamie Overton makes his Test debut for England
  • Stumps: England 264/6 in 49.0 overs
  • 7th wicket partnership: 200 off 209 balls between J Bairstow (108) and J Overton (88)
  • England 252/6 in 45.2 overs
  • J Bairstow 10th Test hundred: 102 runs in 95 balls (15x4) (0x6)
  • England 200/6 in 36.4 overs
  • J Overton maiden Test fifty: 53 runs in 63 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • 7th wicket partnership: 100 off 121 balls between J Bairstow (57) and J Overton (42)
  • England 150/6 in 31.4 overs
  • J Bairstow Test fifty: 52 runs in 51 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 4 (21.5 ovs): NZ against J Overton (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Tea: England 91/6 in 20.0 overs
  • J Bairstow dropped on 27 by N Wagner in 17.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (16.4 ovs): J Overton against NZ (Caught) Successful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 2 (11.6 ovs): NZ against J Overton (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 1 (11.5 ovs): B Foakes against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3)
  • Drinks: England 55/4 in 11.0 overs
  • England 50/4 in 10.4 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 329/10 in 117.3 overs
  • Jack Leach 3rd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/100 (38.3)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 325/8 in 115.5 overs
  • D Mitchell 4th Test hundred: 101 runs in 214 balls (8x4) (3x6)
  • New Zealand 303/7 in 111.3 overs
  • M Bracewell dropped on 5 by J Bairstow in 99.0 over
  • T Blundell 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 111 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Stumps: New Zealand 168/5 in 51.5 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 168/5 in 51.5 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 152/2 in 41.3 overs
  • New Zealand 152/2 in 41.3 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 125/1 in 33.0 overs
  • T Latham dropped on 72 by J Root in 30.3 overs
  • New Zealand 102/1 in 26.2 overs
  • T Latham 23rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 70 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 87 balls between T Latham (25) and K Williamson (22)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 61/1 in 19.0 overs
  • New Zealand 52/1 in 14.6 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 13/0 in 5.0 overs
  • Innings Break: England 360/10 in 67.0 overs
  • Referral 5 (66.6 ovs): J Leach against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, NZ: 1)
  • England 351/7 in 64.5 overs
  • J Bairstow dropped on 161 by M Bracewell in 63.4 overs
  • Drinks: England 331/7 in 62.0 overs
  • England 300/7 in 58.1 overs
  • J Bairstow: 150 runs in 144 balls (23x4) (0x6)
  • Stumps: England 183/2 in 39.0 overs
  • J Root 54th Test fifty: 50 runs in 78 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 100 off 142 balls between O Pope (56) and J Root (43)
  • England 153/2 in 35.3 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 62 balls between O Pope (26) and J Root (22)
  • England 100/2 in 22.0 overs
  • Drinks: England 74/2 in 17.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (13.5 ovs): NZ against J Root (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 1)
  • Referral 1 (13.4 ovs): NZ against J Root (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2)
  • England 51/1 in 11.4 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 326/10 in 105.2 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 326/10 in 105.2 overs
  • New Zealand 300/7 in 98.4 overs
  • T Southee dropped on 1 by J Root in 97.6 overs
  • Referral 3 (90.5 ovs): D Mitchell against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 2 (90.1 ovs): T Blundell against ENG (LBW) Successful (ENG: 3, NZ: 3)
  • D Mitchell 5th Test fifty: 52 runs in 145 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wicket partnership: 100 off 236 balls between D Mitchell (46) and T Blundell (51)
  • T Blundell 7th Test fifty: 51 runs in 105 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 254/5 in 82.0 overs
  • New Zealand 250/5 in 81.1 overs
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 249/5 in 80.1 overs
  • 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 118 balls between D Mitchell (16) and T Blundell (30)
  • Referral 1 (67.6 ovs): D Mitchell against ENG (LBW) Successful (ENG: 3, NZ: 3)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 203/5 in 66.0 overs
  • New Zealand 203/5 in 65.3 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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