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NZ vs ENG, 2023 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui , Feb 16, 2023
306&126 (45.3)
325/9d&374
England beat New Zealand by 267 runs
Right then, that's all from this game. It is England who have drawn first blood in the series, winning the first Test by 267 runs and will now be eying a 2-0 whitewash. On the other hand, New Zealand will look to put up a better show in the second Test and draw level in the series. The second and final Test of this series begins on Friday, 24th February at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The first ball will be at 3.30 am IST (10.00 pm GMT). As always, you can join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye!
Ben Stokes, the skipper of England, says that they were clinical in both departments. Adds that they executed their plans with the pink ball under the lights and it was always going to be tough for anyone against Stuart Broad and James Anderson. Feels that they managed to react well to whatever was thrown at them by New Zealand. Also says that it was an entertaining game and it was what everyone wanted. Ends by saying that Harry Brook is a fantastic talent and he is going to be a global superstar.
Tim Southee, the skipper of New Zealand, says that it is disappointing and credits England for the way they played. Adds that the decision to bowl first was right but the way England batted was brilliant. Feels that they needed to stem the flow of runs and create chances. Also mentions that Stuart Broad bowled exceptionally well last night. Ends by saying that it will be a different challenge at the Basin Reserve and his team are looking forward to that game.
Harry Brook is the Player of the Match for scoring fifties in both innings. He says that there was no standout performer in this game and everyone contributed equally well. Adds that bowlers in particular bowled extremely well on this docile pitch. Feels that it did help with New Zealand bowling short balls. Shares that he stuck to his strengths and took on the bowlers. Ends by saying that he is excited to bat every time and he is happy that he is carrying on from his form in Pakistan.
Time for the Presentations...
England though impressed with the bat yet again and set New Zealand a target of close to 400 with three of their batters scoring 50s. Their bowlers then were ruthless as they ran riot in the last session of Day 3. Broad was at his best then. Day 4 though belonged to James Anderson and Jack Leach who made quick work of the lower order to complete a comprehensive win.
To be honest, New Zealand were just outplayed. Things just did not go their way, whereas, for England, every move they made worked. First, after being inserted, they managed to score 325 with Harry Brook impressing yet again. Also, they weren't bowled out but declared on the last session of Day 1. That decision proved to be a good one as they managed to bag three wickets before Stumps. They had New Zealand staring down the barrel at 83 for 5. Had it not been for Tom Blundell who scored a brilliant ton, England would have gotten a big lead. Courtesy of that superb knock, the lead was just a slender one.
A thumping win for the visitors and England's impressive form in the longer format continues. They needed five wickets heading into Day 4 to win this game and they wrapped it up quite quickly.
End Of The Over 45.3 : 126/10
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • W 45.3
B. Tickner
8 (29)
D. Mitchell
57 (101)
J. Anderson
10.3-3-18-4
45.3
W
James Anderson To Blair Tickner OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! That is it. It is Anderson who finishes it off. Goes length again and on off, Tickner plays down the wrong line and misses. It hit the top of off. England win by 267 runs.
45.2
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
Goes Fuller this time and on middle, Tickner was ready for it as he defends.
45.1
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
Bangs it short and on the body. Blair defends.
End Of The Over 45 : 126/9
4 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 444.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
D. Mitchell
57 (101)
B. Tickner
8 (26)
S. Broad
15-5-49-4
44.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs this short and on middle, this is pulled but to square leg. Mitchell fails to take the one.
Halt! The umpires are unhappy with the seam of this ball and have called for a replacement. All good to go now.
44.5
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller and on off, it is driven back to the bowler. One ball to go in the over.
44.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs it short, this is pulled to mid-wicket.
44.3
4
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Another lovely shot from Mitchell. Fuller and around off, this is driven through covers for a boundary.
44.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Another pull shot towards deep square leg. No run taken.
44.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 44 : 122/9
0 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
B. Tickner
8 (26)
D. Mitchell
53 (95)
J. Anderson
10-3-18-3
43.6
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
A harmless nut to end! Down the leg side. Left alone.
43.5
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
Another short one on middle, Blair Tickner backs away and defends.
43.4
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
That surely must have hurt! A short one, it does not rise a lot. Blair Tickner takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to fend at it. It hits the arm and lobs to leg gully.
43.3
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
A rib-tickler this time, Blair looks to flick but misses.
43.2
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
Another short one around off, Tickner lets it go to the keeper.
43.1
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
A short one on the body, Tickner ducks under it.
James Anderson (9-2-18-3) returns to the attack.
End Of The Over 43 : 122/9
4 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 442.5
  • 042.6
D. Mitchell
53 (95)
B. Tickner
8 (20)
S. Broad
14-5-45-4
42.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A full toss to end, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to mid on.
42.5
4
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Hammered away! Fifty for Mitchell. His impressive start to his Test career continues. He has fought a lone battle here. Gets there by pulling this nicely through square leg for a boundary.
42.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Another short one and on middle, Mitchell pulls again but towards deep square leg.
42.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length and on off, blocked.
42.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Another short one on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls again but on runs taken.
42.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs it short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg.
End Of The Over 42 : 118/9
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
B. Tickner
8 (20)
D. Mitchell
49 (89)
J. Leach
11-4-25-1
41.6
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On middle, blocked.
41.5
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Flatter and on off, Tickner guides it through point but no run taken.
41.4
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Gives it air and lands it on off, nicely defended.
41.3
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Pushes it through on middle, blocked.
41.2
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Tossed up this time on off, Tickner defends it off the front foot.
41.1
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Flatter and on middle, defended.
End Of The Over 41 : 118/9
8 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 240.2
  • 040.3
  • 240.4
  • 440.5
  • 040.6
D. Mitchell
49 (89)
B. Tickner
8 (14)
S. Broad
13-5-41-4
40.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Finds the fielder! Fuller and around off, Mitchell shows the full face of the bat and strokes it to covers. A good shot but for no runs. Fails to retain strike.
40.5
4
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! That is a superb pull shot. So very controlled and Mitchell is one short of a half ton. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
40.4
2
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter and on middle, Mitchell pulls it down to long on for two more.
40.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter and on the body, this is pulled towards fine leg. No run taken.
40.2
2
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Two more! A low full toss, Broad goes for another yorker but Mitchell walks down and makes it into a full toss, he pushes it down towards long on for two.
40.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A yorker on middle, Mitchell jams it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 40 : 110/9
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
B. Tickner
8 (14)
D. Mitchell
41 (83)
J. Leach
10-3-25-1
39.6
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Flatter and outside off, left alone.
39.5
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On middle, pushed through, this is pushed to cover.
39.4
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On the stumps, kept out.
39.3
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On off, defended.
39.2
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On off, defended.
39.1
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
On off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 39 : 110/9
4 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
D. Mitchell
41 (83)
B. Tickner
8 (8)
S. Broad
12-5-33-4
38.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Goes full around off, Daryl Mitchell solidly blocks this one out.
38.5
4
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Angled in on a length on leg, Daryl Mitchell stays in the crease and helps it past short fine leg. The ball was in the air for a bit but well wide of that fielder.
38.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish delivery on off by Stuart Broad, Daryl Mitchell digs this one out back to the bowler.
38.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Shortens his length and bowls it on off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and keeps it out.
38.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Goes full and at the pads, Daryl Mitchell works it to fine leg and refuses a single.
38.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it back of a length on off, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and defends it down the wicket.
Drinks! England are one wicket away from winning this first Test and taking a 1-0 lead in the series. They have taken four wickets in this first hour with James Anderson accounting for three of those. On the other hand, New Zealand would have wanted to put up a fight at the start of the day but they have failed to do so. Daryl Mitchell has been the lone survivor and he is 13 runs away from his fifty.
End Of The Over 38 : 106/9
7 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 637.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
B. Tickner
8 (8)
D. Mitchell
37 (77)
J. Leach
9-2-25-1
37.6
0
Jack Leach To Blair Tickner
Bowls it short and just outside off, Blair Tickner goes back and keeps this one out.
37.5
1
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up, full outside off, Daryl Mitchell paddles this one towards short fine leg and takes a single.
37.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and turning away outside off, Daryl Mitchell pushes this one towards point.
37.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell stays on the back foot and defends.
37.2
6
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Good shot! Jack Leach floats this one full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet and lofts this one over long off for a maximum.
37.1
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Short and slower outside off, Daryl Mitchell shoulders arms and leaves the ball alone.
End Of The Over 37 : 99/9
8 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 436.4
  • 036.5
  • 436.6
B. Tickner
8 (7)
D. Mitchell
30 (72)
S. Broad
11-5-29-4
36.6
4
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
FOUR! Stuart Broad bowls it full and around off, Blair Tickner stays leg side of the ball and leans into the drive. Gets it to the right of mid off and the ball trickles to the fence.
36.5
0
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
Back of a length on off, Blair Tickner hangs back and keeps this one out.
36.4
4
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
FOUR! Edgy! On a good length and outside off, Blair Tickner throws his hands at the ball and pushes away from the body. Gets a thickish outside edge that goes past gully for a boundary.
36.3
0
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
Short of a length and wide outside off, Blair Tickner is in no mood to play those and lets it go.
36.2
0
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
Goes short again and on middle, Blair Tickner drops his hands and lets the ball go through to the keeper.
36.1
0
Stuart Broad To Blair Tickner
Starts with a shorter delivery outside off, Blair Tickner sways away and leaves the ball alone.
Stuart Broad (10-5-21-4) comes back on.
End Of The Over 36 : 91/9
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
D. Mitchell
30 (72)
B. Tickner
0 (1)
J. Leach
8-2-18-1
35.6
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Keeps it full and on off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and blocks this one out. It will be Blair Tickner on strike for the next over.
35.5
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Fired in full and on off, Daryl Mitchell plants his front foot forward and defends.
35.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Flighted, full on off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and keeps it out.
35.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and around off, Daryl Mitchell steers this one towards point.
35.2
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up, full on off, Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends it down the wicket.
35.1
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it short and outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes back in the crease and pushes it to deep cover. Denies a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 91/9
2 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • W 34.5
  • 034.6
B. Tickner
0 (1)
D. Mitchell
30 (66)
J. Anderson
9-2-18-3
34.6
0
James Anderson To Blair Tickner
Full and swinging in on middle, Blair Tickner stays leg side of the ball and keeps this one out.
Blair Tickner is the last man in for New Zealand.
34.5
W
James Anderson To Neil Wagner OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another one bites the dust! James Anderson bowls this one on a good length outside off from over the wicket, Neil Wagner goes for a drive away from his body and without any foot movement. Gets an outside edge that is pouched safely by Ben Foakes behind the wicket. James Anderson gets his third wicket and the end is now near for New Zealand.
34.4
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Slower and into the wicket, Neil Wagner waits for it and steers this one to backward point.
34.3
1
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Length delivery around off, Daryl Mitchell taps this one towards cover and takes a single.
34.2
0
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length around off, the ball straightens after pitching, Daryl Mitchell looks to defend but gets an outside edge that rolls towards the slip cordon.
34.1
1
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Back of a length on off by James Anderson, Neil Wagner stays on the back foot and dabs it towards backward point for a quick single.
End Of The Over 34 : 89/8
6 Runs
  • 633.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
D. Mitchell
29 (64)
N. Wagner
8 (19)
J. Leach
7-1-18-1
33.6
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Goes full again on off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and defends it down the wicket.
33.5
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Floated, full outside off, Daryl Mitchell takes a stride forward and keeps this one out.
33.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Flighted, full on off, Daryl Mitchell gets forward and pushes it to cover.
33.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish delivery on off, Daryl Mitchell squeezes this one out towards cover.
33.2
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full around off, Daryl Mitchell smothers the ball on the off side.
33.1
6
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Jack Leach tosses this one full on off, Daryl Mitchell steps out and frees his arms. Lofts this one over mid on and it goes all the way for a maximum.
End Of The Over 33 : 83/8
4 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 432.5
  • 032.6
N. Wagner
8 (19)
D. Mitchell
23 (58)
J. Anderson
8-2-16-2
32.6
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
On a good length  and swinging in on middle, Neil Wagner tries to get behind the line and defend but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
32.5
4
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
FOUR! Switches to over the wicket and angles this one short and outside off, Neil Wagner stands tall and punches this one past backward point. Collects his first boundary of the innings.
32.4
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Back of a length on off by James Anderson, Neil Wagner hangs back and pushes it towards cover.
32.3
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Bowls this one full and on off, Neil Wagner solidly keeps this one out.
32.2
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Another well-directed bouncer by James Anderson, Neil Wagner ducks and lets it go through to the keeper.
32.1
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Goes short and at the batter, Neil Wagner takes his eyes off the ball and wears the ball on his chest.
End Of The Over 32 : 79/8
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
D. Mitchell
23 (58)
N. Wagner
4 (13)
J. Leach
6-1-12-1
31.6
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and slanting in on middle by Jack Leach, Daryl Mitchell defends it back to the bowler.
31.5
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and drifting in on off, Daryl Mitchell defends it off the front foot.
31.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it full and on off, Daryl Mitchell knocks it to mid off for a dot.
31.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Short and flatter outside off, Daryl Mitchell shoulders arms and lets it go.
31.2
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and pushes it to back to the bowler.
31.1
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and drifting in on middle, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and defends.
End Of The Over 31 : 79/8
3 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 230.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
N. Wagner
4 (13)
D. Mitchell
23 (52)
J. Anderson
7-2-12-2
30.6
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Goes full this time and swinging in outside off, Neil Wagner goes for the drive but gets an inside edge back onto his front pad.
30.5
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Sharp bumper by James Anderson, Neil Wagner ducks under it and lets it go.
30.4
2
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Goes length again and bowls it on off, Neil Wagner drives this one uppishly but to the left of James Anderson. Collects a couple of runs towards the mid on region.
30.3
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Length delivery on middle, Neil Wagner gets behind the line and defends it down the wicket.
30.2
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Switches to 'round the wicket and bangs it in short and at the batter, Neil Wagner goes for the hook but fails to connect.
30.1
1
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length on off, a hint of inward movement, Daryl Mitchell gets across and works it towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 30 : 76/8
1 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
N. Wagner
2 (8)
D. Mitchell
22 (51)
J. Leach
5-0-12-1
29.6
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Floats this one full on off, Neil Wagner solidly blocks this one out on the off side.
29.5
1
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish delivery angling in on middle, Daryl Mitchell knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike.
29.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and on off by Jack Leach, Daryl Mitchell pushes this one back to the bowler.
29.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Persists with full length on off, Daryl Mitchell defends from the front foot.
29.2
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Keeps it full and around off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and smothers the ball on the off side.
29.1
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and drifting in on off, Daryl Mitchell presses forward and defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 29 : 75/8
3 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 228.6
N. Wagner
2 (7)
D. Mitchell
21 (46)
J. Anderson
6-2-9-2
28.6
2
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
On a good length angling outside off from 'round the wicket, Neil Wagner drives it on the up and through covers for a couple of runs.
28.5
0
James Anderson To Neil Wagner
Almost a yorker length around off, Neil Wagner goes for the drive but gets beaten on the inside edge.
28.4
1
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Shortens his length and bowls it on off, Daryl Mitchell stays on the back foot and taps it towards the vacant cover region for a single.
28.3
0
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Full and angling in on middle, Daryl Mitchell takes a stride forward and defends it on the leg side.
28.2
0
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Goes full and at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell looks to get behind the line to defend but gets an outside edge that goes on the bounce towards the slip cordon.
28.1
0
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls back of a length and angling on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and taps it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 28 : 72/8
1 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
N. Wagner
0 (5)
D. Mitchell
20 (42)
J. Leach
4-0-11-1
27.6
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Short and on middle, Neil Wagner goes back in the crease and keeps it out.
27.5
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Sees the batter advance and bowls it slower and short at him, Neil Wagner plays with the turn and pushes it to short mid-wicket.
27.4
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Floated, full outside off, Neil Wagner works it to short mid-wicket.
27.3
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Pushed through full on middle, Neil Wagner gets on the front foot but gets an inside edge that goes wide of short leg.
27.2
0
Jack Leach To Neil Wagner
Short and at the batter, Neil Wagner stays on the back foot and defends.
27.1
1
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Goes a fraction short and turning away outside off, Daryl Mitchell stays on the back foot and punches it to deep cover for a single.
Neil Wagner walks out to the middle.
End Of The Over 27 : 71/8
3 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 226.4
  • W 26.5
  • W 26.6
T. Southee
0 (1)
D. Mitchell
19 (41)
J. Anderson
5-2-6-2
26.6
W
James Anderson To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Make that wicket number 251 in Tests overseas. Absolutely brilliant and New Zealand are now 8 down. This inswinger did the trick against Scott Kuggeleijn and the outswinger is too good for Southee. That though was a nothing stroke. It is on a length and outside off, Southee pokes at it tentatively and away from the body, it goes off the outside edge, low to Joe Root at first slip. He makes no mistake.
The New Zealand skipper Tim Southee comes out to bat.
26.5
W
James Anderson To Scott Kuggeleijn OUT!
HAVE ENGLAND GOT ANOTHER ONE? The umpire has raised his finger but Scott Kuggeleijn reviews. Looks out though. ULTRA EDGE CONFIRMS NO BAT! OUT! THREE REDS! England now three wickets away. Scott Kuggeleijn walks back and takes a review along. This is the fullest ball Anderson has bowled in this over. It starts on off and then tails back in a touch. Scott Kuggeleijn plants his front foot a little too across and looks to put bat on ball but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger is raised. Anderson now has 250 wickets overseas. A true great.
26.4
2
James Anderson To Scott Kuggeleijn
Back of a length and on off, Scott Kuggeleijn guides it through point. Stokes runs after it and then tries to flick it for the person running behind but ends up flicking it for himself. Two taken.
26.3
0
James Anderson To Scott Kuggeleijn
Good length and on off, a little bit of extra bounce. Defended.
26.2
0
James Anderson To Scott Kuggeleijn
Slightly shorter, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.
26.1
1
James Anderson To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly shorter and on the body, this is pulled towards deep square leg for one.
End Of The Over 26 : 68/6
1 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • W 25.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
S. Kuggeleijn
0 (2)
D. Mitchell
18 (40)
J. Leach
3-0-10-1
25.6
0
Jack Leach To Scott Kuggeleijn
A good nut to end! Pushes it through this time, drags his length back a touch, this lands and spins away. Scott Kuggeleijn is beaten as he tries to defend. They did go upstairs to check for the stumping but Scott Kuggeleijn is in.
25.5
0
Jack Leach To Scott Kuggeleijn
Slows it up, gives it air and lands it on off, this is pushed to mid off.
Scott Kuggeleijn is the new man in.
25.4
W
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! That is a soft, soft dismissal and the move to begin with Leach has worked. England only 4 wickets away now. This is tossed up outside off, it turns back in a touch. Michael Bracewell looks to flick, the ball holds in the surface and hence, Michael Bracewell is through the shot, in the end, he chips it to mid-wicket where it is taken by Brook.
25.3
0
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Pushes this one through and lands it on off, Michael Bracewell stays back and blocks.
25.2
0
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Slightly shorter and on middle, Michael Bracewell works it but it hits the fielder at short leg.
25.1
1
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
End Of The Over 25 : 67/5
0 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
M. Bracewell
25 (39)
D. Mitchell
17 (39)
J. Anderson
4-2-3-0
24.6
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
A maiden then to begin with by Anderson! On a length and around off, blocked.
24.5
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
Another dot! Angles it into the pads, this is worked to square leg.
24.4
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
A little bit of more zip this time, runs in and lands it on a length and outside off, left alone.
24.3
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
Another gentle length delivery on off, Michael Bracewell stays back and blocks.
24.2
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
A little bit of inward movement but the line is down the leg side. Michael Bracewell looks to flick but misses.
24.1
0
James Anderson To Michael Bracewell
Angled into middle, Anderson bowls it from around the wicket, it is worked to mid-wicket.
James Anderson will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 24 : 67/5
4 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 423.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
D. Mitchell
17 (39)
M. Bracewell
25 (33)
J. Leach
2-0-9-0
23.6
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and drifting in on off, Daryl Mitchell presses forward and keeps it out.
23.5
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Another full delivery on off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and smothers the ball on the off side.
23.4
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish delivery on middle, Daryl Mitchell squeezes this one out down the wicket.
23.3
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Full and quicker at the stumps by Jack Leach, Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
23.2
4
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell and New Zealand are underway on Day 4! Loopy delivery, low full toss at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell does not miss out as drives this one with a straight bat. Gets it to the left of mid on for the first boundary of the day.
23.1
0
Jack Leach To Daryl Mitchell
Starts with a flighted delivery, full on off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and defends it off the front foot.
We are all set for the play to commence on Day 4! The umpires and players make their way out in the middle. Daryl Mitchell and Michael Bracewell will resume their innings for New Zealand. Jack Leach will start the proceedings with the ball for England. Here we go...
New Zealand had an off day on Day 3 and conceded way too many runs trying to bounce the English batters out and were a bit unlucky to have to face the new ball completely under lights. Stuart Broad wrecked havoc and the hosts found themselves with half the side back in the hut and a mountain and a half to climb. Can they put on a bit of fight and frustrate the visitors? Or will the English bowling attack tear through the remaining batters? We shall find out soon as the start of Day 4 isn't far away.
Hello and a warm welcome everyone to Day 4 of the first Test between New Zealand and England at the Bay Oval in Mount Manganui. The game flowed at quite a rapid pace on Day 3 as a total of 13 wickets fell and currently, the visitors are in pole position to go on and get the win on Day 4 itself.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
Right then, New Zealand still need 331 runs to win and have just five wickets in hand. It is more than just a tough ask and the game seems to be going in favor of England. But, one thing that is guaranteed is that there will be a fight shown by the Kiwis, how long it lasts is a different thing though. Can England clean up the hosts early on Day 4? Or will they face some stern resistance under the warm sun? Join us at 6.30 am IST (1 am GMT) on Sunday to find out. You can catch the build-up a lot earlier as well. Cheers!
England ended Day 1 in a commanding position and after a bit of a fight from the hosts on the second day, the visitors are now well and truly on the verge of victory. This is largely due to their solid batting effort and a scintillating spell by Stuart Broad under the lights. Broad bowled 10 overs on the trot but he did all the damage early on as he picked up four out of the five wickets. Broad got the ball to come into right and left-handers alike and ripped through the Kiwi top order. Ollie Robinson supported him well and now they will look to come out on Day 4 and wrap up the game in the first session or so.
New Zealand failed to bowl out England in the second session and whilst they did eventually get the job done, it was right around when the lights started to take full effect. Just like late on Day 1, the Kiwis lost wickets in heap late on Day 3 and were soon five down for just 28 runs. After that, Daryl Mitchell and Michael Bracewell weathered the storm and as the ball got a bit older, scoring became easy as well. The pair has done well but will need to at least bat the whole of the first session on Day 4 together to give their side an outside chance.
Three days have now gone by in the first Test between New Zealand and England and it has been blockbuster entertainment on all three days. Day 3 started with England leading by 98 runs and they managed to just keep scoring whilst losing wickets and ended up with a big lead of 393 runs. Currently, the hosts are reeling at 63 for 5 and would need more than a miracle to escape defeat with two full days of action remaining.
End Of The Over 23 : 63/5
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
M. Bracewell
25 (33)
D. Mitchell
13 (33)
J. Root
1-1-0-0
22.6
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Bowls it full and on leg, Michael Bracewell solidly keeps this one out. That will be Stumps on Day 3!
22.5
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Short and flatter around off, Michael Bracewell leaves the ball alone once again.
22.4
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Flighted delivery, full outside off, Michael Bracewell shoulders arms and lets it go.
22.3
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Fuller and outside off, Michael Bracewell is in no mood to play at those and lets it go.
22.2
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Short and on off, Michael Bracewell accounts for the away turn and defends it on the off side.
22.1
0
Joe Root To Michael Bracewell
Fired in full and quicker at the stumps, Michael Bracewell gets behind the line and defends.
Joe Root has now been thrown the ball for probably what will be the final over of the day.
End Of The Over 22 : 63/5
5 Runs
  • 221.1
  • 021.2
  • 221.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
M. Bracewell
25 (27)
D. Mitchell
13 (33)
J. Leach
1-0-5-0
21.6
1
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Tossed up, full on middle, Michael Bracewell works this one towards square leg and retains the strike with a single.
21.5
0
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Flighted, full on leg, Michael Bracewell smothers the ball on the leg side.
21.4
0
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Short and at the stumps, Michael Bracewell stays on the back foot and keeps it out.
21.3
2
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Was that a chance? Jack Leach keeps it short and turning in on leg, Michael Bracewell shapes to work this fine on the leg side. Gets it low and to the left of leg slip, Zak Crawley there fails to react quickly and a tough chance goes down.
21.2
0
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Short and on middle and leg, Michael Bracewell turns this one to mid-wicket.
21.1
2
Jack Leach To Michael Bracewell
Short and turning in on leg, Michael Bracewell goes back in his crease and clips this one uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. Ben Duckett fires in a throw at the non-striker's end but does not hit. It would not have mattered anyway as Daryl Mitchell was safely in. Two runs taken.
Time for some spin right at the end of the day as Jack Leach comes on to bowl.
End Of The Over 21 : 58/5
6 Runs
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 120.6
M. Bracewell
20 (21)
D. Mitchell
13 (33)
O. Robinson
8-0-34-1
20.6
1
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Good stop! Banged in short and at the batter, Michael Bracewell stands tall and pulls this one hard towards deep square leg. Ben Duckett stationed there dives to his left and keeps it to one.
20.5
1
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Length delivery on off, Daryl Mitchell taps it towards point and takes a single.
20.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Good-length delivery outside off, Daryl Mitchell pushes at the delivery away from his body but gets beaten on the outside edge.
20.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length and seaming in on middle, Daryl Mitchell defends this one with an angled bat. Gets an inside edge that goes back onto his front pad. The ball lobs off his pad but in front of him and Ben Foakes cannot get there despite standing up to the stumps.
20.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length around off, Daryl Mitchell takes a stride forward to defend but gets it from the outer part of the bat towards backward point.
20.1
4
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Easy pickings! A rare loose delivery from Ollie Robinson, bowls this one back of a length angling down the leg side, Daryl Mitchell tucks this one off the back foot towards the fine leg region for a boundary.
End Of The Over 20 : 52/5
6 Runs
  • 319.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
D. Mitchell
8 (28)
M. Bracewell
19 (20)
S. Broad
10-5-21-4
19.6
1
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter and over middle, Daryl Mitchell works it toward square leg for one and brings up 1000 runs in Test cricket as well.
19.5
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Good length around middle, blocked out.
19.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Sharp reflexes from Ollie Pope. Fullish length, sliding onto middle and leg, Mitchell clip it to the left of short leg where Pope makes the stop and keeps the batter honest by throwing it right back to the keeper in a flash.
19.3
1
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
A fraction shorter and over middle and leg, Michael Bracewell dabs it on the leg side for a single.
19.2
1
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball on the pads, this is pushed away toward wide mid on for a run.
19.1
3
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
This is pitched up on off stump, Michael Bracewell gets on the front foot and firmly pushes it through mid off. Jack Leach chases it down and they come back for the third run with ease.
End Of The Over 19 : 46/5
7 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
M. Bracewell
15 (18)
D. Mitchell
6 (24)
O. Robinson
7-0-28-1
18.6
1
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Another short ball over leg stump, this is pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
18.5
4
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
FOUR! A bit of aggression shown for the first time by New Zealand. This is banged in short and over middle, Michael Bracewell takes it on and pulls it high and over wide mid-wicket. Stuart Broad gives the chase and puts in the dive as well but the ball just beats him into the fence.
18.4
1
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Full and on the pads, this is nudged away through mid-wicket for a single.
Halt! Daryl Mitchell pulled up at the striker's end after completing the run and called for the physio immediately. After being treated for cramps on his right hamstring, Mitchell is up on his feet and we are good to go.
18.3
1
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Good running! Good length around off, Michael Bracewell blocks it with soft hands in front of cover and scampers through for the single.
18.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Good length again over middle, Bracewell blocks it out.
18.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Good length, close to the off stump, Michael Bracewell gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to block.
End Of The Over 18 : 39/5
0 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
D. Mitchell
5 (23)
M. Bracewell
9 (13)
S. Broad
9-5-15-4
17.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A tad shorter and on the pads, Mitchell tucks it off bat and pad toward square leg.
17.5
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Fullish length on off stump and nipping back in. Daryl Mitchell looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the on-side.
17.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Full and straight, nudged away onto the leg side.
17.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Length ball around off, this is nudged down behind point.
17.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length and outside off, Mitchell looks to play at it but is beaten on the outside edge. The ball though dies on its way to the keeper.
17.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A tad shorter and down leg, Daryl Mitchell clips it off the thigh pad and down toward leg gully.
End Of The Over 17 : 39/5
4 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
M. Bracewell
9 (13)
D. Mitchell
5 (17)
O. Robinson
6-0-21-1
16.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Around the top of off, kept out.
16.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Back to around the wicket and pitches it up on off stump, Michael Bracewell defends it out.
16.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Full and on leg stump, this is wristed away toward mid-wicket.
16.3
4
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
FOUR! Lovely on drive from Michael Bracewell. Ollie Robinson comes from over the wicket and pitches it up on middle and leg, Bracewell simply punches it to the right of mid on and the ball rolls away into the fence.
16.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Full, on middle and leg, flicked away straight to mid-wicket.
16.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Just short of a good length and around off, angling in. Michael Bracewell looks to block but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
End Of The Over 16 : 35/5
0 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Mitchell
5 (17)
M. Bracewell
5 (7)
S. Broad
8-4-15-4
15.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Another maiden! An unexpected full toss on middle, Daryl Mitchell manages to push it down in front of mid on.
15.5
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Keeps the length fuller and tries to attack the pads, Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.
15.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A bit fuller and angling into the pads, Mitchell looks to flick but ends up squeezing it onto the off side.
15.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length and on the body, Mitchell keeps it down on the leg side.
15.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Good length outside off, edged down with soft hands toward third slip.
15.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, angled in from outside off but straightens off the deck, Daryl Mitchell pushes at it but is beaten on the outside edge.
End Of The Over 15 : 35/5
7 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 514.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
D. Mitchell
5 (11)
M. Bracewell
5 (7)
O. Robinson
5-0-17-1
14.6
1
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Good length over middle, this is nudged away toward mid-wicket for a quick run.
14.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Full and wide of the off stump, sliced away to the left of point where the fielder makes a good stop.
14.4
5
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Overthrows and four of them! Good length around off, Michael Bracewell bunts it out toward cover and sets off for the quick single. The fielder there picks up the ball and fires in a wayward throw at the bowler's end. Stuart Broad who is backing up fails to stop it and the ball trickles away into the fence.
14.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Bowled from over the wicket and on middle and leg, Michael Bracewell flicks it leg side.
14.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Michael Bracewell
Good length around the top of off, Michael Bracewell keeps it out.
14.1
1
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Full and outside off, strokes away toward covers for a quick single.
End Of The Over 14 : 28/5
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • W 13.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
M. Bracewell
0 (4)
D. Mitchell
3 (8)
S. Broad
7-3-15-4
13.6
0
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
A wicket-maiden! Hard length around off stump, Michael Bracewell gets behind the line and makes the block.
13.5
0
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
Length again but a bit outside off and Bracewell leaves it alone.
13.4
0
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
Length again, angled in from around off, Michael Bracewell defends it off the front foot.
13.3
0
Stuart Broad To Michael Bracewell
Stuart Broad steams in from around the wicket and angles in a good-length ball onto the off stump. Michael Bracewell keeps it out.
Michael Bracewell walks in at number 7.
13.2
W
Stuart Broad To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Stuart Broad sends the first-innings centurion back into the hut and picks up his fourth wicket. Broad pitches this one up around off and gets the ball to nip back in off the deck. Tom Blundell stands a bit out of his crease and just looks to defend it with a straight bat. The ball goes through the gap between the bat and pad and castles into the stumps. New Zealand have lost half their side now and are in serious danger of being bowled out before Day 3 even ends.
13.1
0
Stuart Broad To Tom Blundell
A bit fuller and angled onto middle, Blundell blocks it out.
End Of The Over 13 : 28/4
1 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
D. Mitchell
3 (8)
T. Blundell
1 (8)
O. Robinson
4-0-10-1
12.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
Good leave! On a length and angling in a bit from outside off, Daryl Mitchell stands well outside his crease and leaves it alone.
12.5
1
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Drop and run! Good length around off, Tom Blundell bunts it out in front of point and scampers through for the quick and gets off the mark as well.
12.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
A length ball outside off, Blundell pushes it out toward point.
12.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Goes fuller now and attacks the stumps, Blundell keeps it out.
12.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
There's something happening on almost every delivery out there at the moment. Lovely delivery from Ollie Robinson as he bowls it on a good length around off. The ball seams back in a long way and as Tom Blundell looks to block, he gets beaten between bat and pad.
12.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Pitched up, wider of the off stump and angled in. Tom Blundell shoulders arms.
Drinks! England are all over New Zealand at the moment and are 6 wickets away from taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Stuart Broad has been the wrecker-in-chief with 3 wickets and is bowling an exceptional spell here. On the other hand, New Zealand have failed to counter the movement on offer and have lost their top four batters. The onus is now on this pair to get them through till stumps without any more loss of wickets.
End Of The Over 12 : 27/4
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
D. Mitchell
3 (7)
T. Blundell
0 (3)
S. Broad
6-2-15-3
11.6
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Maiden! Fuller in length, attacking middle stump, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the front foot toward mid on.
11.5
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A touch fuller and outside off, left alone by Mitchell.
11.4
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Good length, angling into middle and leg, kept out on the leg side.
11.3
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
A length ball on middle and leg, Mitchell pushes it with soft hands to short mid-wicket.
11.2
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
Slightly pitched up on off stump, Daryl Mitchell blocks it out.
11.1
0
Stuart Broad To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length but angled well down the leg side, this is left alone for the keeper to collect.
End Of The Over 11 : 27/4
3 Runs
  • 310.1
  • 010.2
  • W 10.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
T. Blundell
0 (3)
D. Mitchell
3 (1)
O. Robinson
3-0-9-1
10.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Good length around middle, Blundell presents a dead bat at it.
10.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Goes wider and angles it into middle and leg, Tom Blundell pushes it to the left of silly mid on.
10.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Tom Blundell
Pitches it up in and around off stump, Tom Blundell blocks it out.
The centurion of the first innings Tom Blundell comes out to bat.
10.3
W
Ollie Robinson To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! England looking to wrap things up in a hurry here. Ollie Robinson stays over the wicket and bowls this one back of a length and close to the off stump. The ball deviates away off the deck and Henry Nicholls is caught on the back foot. Nicholls ends up just dabbing at it and the outside edge is taken. Ben Foakes dives to his left and takes a good catch. New Zealand are four down now with more than an hour of play left on Day 3.
10.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Henry Nicholls
On a hard length and angled well across the off stump, Henry Nicholls shoulders arms.
10.1
3
Ollie Robinson To Daryl Mitchell
A bit of a loosener from Ollie Robinson as he serves a low full toss wide of the off stump. Daryl Mitchell reaches out and just eases it through the cover-region. Stuart Broad gives chase and keeps it in play. Mitchell gets off the mark right away with a three.
End Of The Over 10 : 24/3
2 Runs
  • 29.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
H. Nicholls
7 (18)
D. Mitchell
0 (0)
S. Broad
5-1-15-3
9.6
0
Stuart Broad To Henry Nicholls
Pitched up around middle and off, Henry Nicholls gets on the front foot and defends it out.
9.5
0
Stuart Broad To Henry Nicholls
Beaten! On a length and angled in from a