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New Zealand vs England - 4th ODI

Series: England tour of New Zealand, 2018
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Date: 07 March 2018

New Zealand 339/5 (49.3 Ovs) CRR: 6.85 | New Zealand won by 5 wkts

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Something happens to Taylor around his birthday! Almost 7 years to the day he wreaked havoc on Shoaib Akhtar and co. in the 2011 WC on his 27th birthday, he has powered through the pain and absolutely ravaged through the England bowling line-up to play an even more impressive innings in context. England don't know what has hit them, but as it stands, they will have to play the decider of this five-ODI series on Saturday at the Hagley Oval. Until then, it's Rishi Roy, still unable to believe what I have just seen (could be due to sleep deprivation too), signing off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Nikhil Jadhav and Venky. If you wish to express your awe or convey your dropped jaws in words, do tweet away @_rrroy_ and I shall get back to you ASAP. Alright then, we're off! Tada!

An ode to Taylor: "This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name!" A Fort Minor song dedicated to Ross Taylor, on the occasion of one of the most enthralling individual innings I have ever witnessed in the ODI game. An exhibition of unerring grit, resolve and concentration. There was some poor bowling by England to complement Taylor's innings. New Zealand maintain their winning streak at Dunedin, and extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches. No one can complain about this knock. Easy conditions? Hardly. Turn and some seam movement too. No pressure? Both openers and one of the world's best batsmen back in the hut. Extreme pressure. No-context match? A do-or-die match.

Ross Taylor, Man of the Match (Duh!): "It was nice to be there at the end. I batted okay in Hamilton but I got out. I had some cramps. A lot of guys came in and there were a lot of little partnerships - with Latham and Williamson. de Grandhomme scored quickly and took a lot of pressure off me. While chasing such a total, you just want to set yourself small goals and give yourself a chance. Just had to take it as deep as possible even though we were at a disadvantage in the beginning of our innings. Even our bowlers struggled and England looked like they'd get to 360-380 so it was great that they brought it back. Tom (Latham) and I complement each other very well and we stitched together a good partnership. When I got injured, I was on a 110/120. The physio asked me if I wanted to get out of there. I just had it firmly in my mind that I'd stay out there and swing at it. Hopefully it'll get better over the next few days. I think the injury helped because I really couldn't run any twos. So I just started swinging at it. I was hoping to get a few out of the screws and thankfully it came off. I think we were ahead when Tom got out too. Nicholls came out and finished it off. You don't want to panic at that stage. It's my birthday tomorrow, and I had some red wine stored, so I can't drink that if I am to play tomorrow (laughs)."

Kane Williamson: New Zealand captain: "Great game of cricket. We were put under pressure in the first half. They got 260 for 2 but we pulled back well to restrict them to 330 by picking wickets regularly. Ross played his best one day knock, in fact one of the best knocks in a chasing cause. Outstanding effort by him. To be honest we were not at our best in the first half as our intensity was not up to the mark. After a tough start, like we had in the first innings, it was great to see our batting take us over the line. Chasing 330 on this track is a good effort, indeed. The guys stuck to their plan and Ross was sensational in the run chase. Hopefully his injury is a minor one and we get to see him in action soon."

Eoin Morgan, England captain: "Beauty of a game that was. There was great support from the crowd and they were thoroughly entertained. I thought there was a bit of moisture early on but our openers gave us a good start. There was a bit of collapse after the kind of start. 335 was a competitive score, but we would have liked more. New Zealand bowled well at the death and pull things back. While fielding, creating those chances early was important and our bowlers did manage to do that. But Ross fought hard and took the game away from us. Losing 4 for 20 is not ideal. But we played a lot of good cricket today and it's unfortunate to end on the losing side."

19:04 Local Time, 06:04 GMT, 11:34 IST: New Zealand, oh New Zealand! How do you do this? England started off their innings like champions and posted a massive 335, which could have been more if not for some careless shots by the Englishmen towards the end. The New Zealand innings got off to as inauspicious a start as it could have, as the openers lost their wickets for blobs. After Williamson was wrongly adjudged caught behind, it just didn't look like it was New Zealand's day. And then it began: Ross Taylor and Latham began a partnership for the ages.

49.3
6
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, SIX, THAT'S IT! What an extraordinary match this has been! Full ball on the pads, Henry Nicholls whiplashes that over backward square leg for six and Nicholls heaves a sigh of relief! The NZ dressing room explodes with joy, Taylor looks like he's in a trance and about to faint. Someone give this man a hand, and a leg, and whatever else he needs. Carry him off if you will! What a phenomenal match we have witnessed here in Dunedin!
49.2
0
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, no run, half-voley just outside off, Henry Nicholls drills it straight to mid-off. Panic mode ON!
49.1
0
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, no run, drama! Length ball, Henry Nicholls tries to sweep, it lobs away towards backward point and the batsman tries to run across. Stumbles while trying to get back to the crease. Falls over, and Woakes misses with the throw. Curran collects and he misses with the throw as well.

So it's down to this. 3 to win off 6. To extend their winning streak at this ground to 15. And this one will be special. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Stranger things have happened in cricket. Curran entrusted with the final over again. Five inside the circle... Here we go!

48.6
1
Woakes to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, just short of a yorker on leg stump, Henry Nicholls whips it down to deep mid-wicket for a single to retain the strike
48.5
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, yorker outside off, Ross Taylor jabs it away to mid-off and puts all his efforts into running across for 22 yards. True grit
48.4
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor instinctively goes for the pull and misses
48.3
1
Woakes to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, length ball, wide outside off, driven down to sweeper cover for a single

Taylor seems to have hurt his arm now. Oh dear! This has gotta hurt... He's injured so many parts of his body, might need to be in a bodycast for the next month..

48.2
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fuller length delivery just outside off, Ross Taylor drills it down to sweeper cover for a single
48.1
6
Woakes to Ross Taylor, SIX, WHAM! Full-toss on the hips, Ross Taylor get his fore-arms into play and short-arm jabs it over the deep mid-wicket fence for six. In his arc, and away she sent it over the long-on fence. 2011 WC flashback!

The equation stands at 13 to win from 12. Taylor on strike. If he can pull this off, it may well be the greatest ODI innings ever played. As David Lloyd mentioned on air, "If Taylor wins this, the Kiwis should carry him off the field."

47.6
0
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, no run, yorker length delivery fractionally wide outside off, Henry Nicholls digs it out off the toe to cover
47.5
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of length delivery on off, Ross Taylor backs away and steers it down to third man for one
47.4
1
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, slower bouncer just outside off, Henry Nicholls tries the pull again and is early into the shot, gets it off the toe-end to third man for a single
47.3
0
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, no run, short delivery on middle, aimed at the chest, Henry Nicholls mistimes the pull and chops it into the pitch off the under-edge. Dot ball
47.2
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery and on the pads again, nurdled away to backward square leg off the back foot for a single
47.1
1
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked away off the back foot to backward square leg for a single

Equation: 17 off 18.

46.6
4
Woakes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Ross Taylor doesn't get to the pitch of it and cracks that with a transfer-of-weight drive to sweeper cover for four. This is turning out to be one of the finest ODI innings of all-time
46.5
2
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, Ross Taylor steers that away to third man for a couple as Taylor comes back for a second. Absorbing the pressure and finding pleasure in the pain, is Taylor
46.4
6
Woakes to Ross Taylor, SIX, half-volley outside off and in the slot, Ross Taylor drags that into the on-side and sends that soaring into orbit. Just an enormous batswing over long-on for six. No need to move his feet. The camera loses it as it disappears over the roof!
46.3
1
Woakes to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, dug out offthe toe-end to deep mid-wicket for a single.
46.2
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, low full-toss outside off, Ross Taylor gets low and runs his hands through it to steer it away to deep point for a single
46.1
1
Woakes to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Henry Nicholls swats another bottom-hand drive to sweeper cover for a single
45.6
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, yorker length delivery on leg, Ross Taylor tries to flick it away and it lobs off his toe into the on-side. Huge appeal, but Taylor indicates that there was bat on it. To the naked eye, it also looked like it was going down leg-side. Taylor is down again, this time because he has hurt his toe I think.
45.5
1
Tom Curran to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, full delivery outside off, slower one, Henry Nicholls comes forward and whip-drives it to sweeper cover for a single

Henry Nicholls, left handed bat, comes to the crease

45.4
0
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, out Caught by Woakes!! Another full-toss outside off, de Grandhomme square-drives that straight into the cups of Woakes at point! So many scoring opportunities, and most of them in the last 10 balls have been hit to the fielder, and this one finally resulted in a wicket. A foot either side of him and it was a boundary. The pressure mounts on NZ and, by extension, on Taylor. de Grandhomme c Woakes b Tom Curran 23(12) [4s-2 6s-2]

Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.3
0
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, no run, full toss again outside off, de Grandhomme whip-drives it straight to cover. A string of dot balls and NZ are under pressure again. Third man comes up
45.2
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fuller length delivery on middle and off, Ross Taylor stands his ground and swat-drives it down to long-on for a single. That was an easy two for a fit Taylor...
45.1
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, full toss again on middle and off, Ross Taylor punches it to mid-off, fails to find the gap

Equation: 34 off 30.

44.6
0
Woakes to de Grandhomme, no run, short and wide outside off again, de Grandhomme flashes and misses. Another scoring opportunity missed. Good over from England's perspective.
44.5
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fraction short, Ross Taylor short-arm-pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for another painful single
44.4
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, half-volley outside off, Ross Taylor drills it to mid-off, misses out on a scoring opportunity
44.3
1
Woakes to de Grandhomme, 1 run, full and wide outside off, sqeezed awat square of the wicket off a low stance for a single
44.2
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, low full-toss on middle and off, tapped away to long-on for a hobbled single. Taylor is playing the innings of his life here. Giving it his everything at the cost of injury
44.1
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, full and wide outside off, Ross Taylor stretches and tries to squirt that away, misses and it goes through to the keeper

Chris Woakes [5.0-2-14-1] is back into the attack

Wow! What a turnaround! 37 off 36 required. 58 off the last 5! What a game we are witnessing today!

43.6
0
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, no run, inch-perfect off-stump yorker, de Grandhomme jabs his bat down to keep it out
43.5
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off, Ross Taylor steers it down to third man for a single
43.4
1
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run, just a fraction short outside off, pulled away to backward square leg for a single
43.3
6
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, SIX, length delivery just outside off, de Grandhomme, the back of the hand slower one, de Grandhomme just plays an effortless pickup short and deposits it over backward square leg for six
43.2
0
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, no run, good length delivery but takes the pace off, de Grandhomme tries the flick but gets it off the inside half onto his pads
43.1
6
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, SIX, short delivery just outside off, de Grandhomme gets under it and ramps it away over third man for six! Smart cricket under pressure...
42.6
2
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, good length leg-break just outside off, Ross Taylor stretches forward to reach out and push-drives it to deep extra cover for a quick brace
42.5
1
Adil Rashid to de Grandhomme, 1 run, tossed up slider outside off, driven inside-out towards to sweeper cover for a single. It was in the air, but wide of the man at cover
42.4
4
Adil Rashid to de Grandhomme, FOUR, too full and wide outside off, tossed up, just feeding scoring deliveries to de Grandhomme, he obliges and nails the drive to sweeper cover for four
42.3
4
Adil Rashid to de Grandhomme, FOUR, half-volley tossed up on middle, de Grandhomme gets it in his arc and his eyes light up! Lofts it away to long-on for four
42.2
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, wide and pitched up outside off, Ross Taylor drags it with a slog-sweep down to long-on for a single
42.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, skiddy leg-break just outside off, Taylor chops it to point

Colin de Grandhomme, right handed bat, comes to the crease

41.6
0
Tom Curran to Latham, out Caught by Moeen Ali!! Slower delivery, on a good length on off-stump, Latham lofted it through the line and just mistimed it. Ended up skying it to long-off where Moeen Ali ran in and settled under it. It was there to be hit, but he just didn't get the timing right and miscued it. Got more height than distance. A massive 115-ball 187-run stand comes to an end. Latham c Moeen Ali b Tom Curran 71(67) [4s-2 6s-3]

Tom Curran to Latham, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

41.5
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower short one, Ross Taylor clouts the pull to backward square leg for a single
41.4
4
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, FOUR, full delivery just outside off, not much width, Ross Taylor jabs the bat down hard and past backward point to deep backward point for four as Bairstow doesn't manage to pull it back in
41.3
1
Tom Curran to Latham, 1 run, fuller length delivery on leg, Latham whips it away easily to mid-wicket for a comfortable single
41.2
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, just a fraction short and stopping on Ross Taylor, who waits for it and clouts a pull to deep mid-wicket for a single
41.1
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery on off, Ross Taylor premeditates a paddle sweep and gets it off the meat, but picks out the man at short fine leg (Adil Rashid)

Tom Curran [4.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

That was a 102 meter six by Taylor! Yikes, that looked even bigger! 70 to win off 54, and it's NZ's game to lose now...

40.6
0
Adil Rashid to Latham, no run, full delivery just outside off, Latham gets on top of it with a reverse-sweep and gets it straight to backward point
40.5
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, length ball and wide outside off, leg-break so it turns a little further away, slugged away whilst on his knee to deep mid-wicket for a single
40.4
6
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, SIX, dear GOD! That is massive! A topspinner, but he overpitches, in the slot for Ross Taylor who comes forward and just runs his Herculean bottom-hand through the ball and plays a whippy loft over wide long-on for six. That has landed in another area code...
40.3
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, flatter in trajectory and full on leg and middle, Latham shimmies down and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket where Stokes pulls it back in to keep it to a single
40.2
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery, no turn, on middle, tapped down to long-on for a single
40.1
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, full delivery tossed up on middle and leg, Latham comes down the track and whips it down to long-on for a single

Adil Rashid [8.0-0-52-0] is back into the attack

NZ need 80 off 60, RAJR is down to 8.00, thanks mainly to the fireworks in the last few overs by Taylor. Is the quad-pull a blessing in disguise?

39.6
1
Mark Wood to Latham, 1 run, short of length delivery on the hips, tickled away fine to deep fine leg for a single
39.5
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and wide again outside off, Ross Taylor gets low in his stance and slaps that away to sweeper cover where the fielder cuts that off. HIt very hard
39.4
4
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and fractionally wide outside off, Ross Taylor moves away towards the on-side and thwacks that square of the wicket for four
39.3
4
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, fuller length and wide outside off, Ross Taylor throws his hands at it without any feet, gets a thick outside edge to third man for a boundary
39.3
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, wide, full and wide outside off, outside the tramline, and given a wide
39.2
4
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and just outside off, Ross Taylor makes room and upper cuts that high and away to third man. One bounce and over the fence as Rashid goes over the boundary and tries to lob that back in. Perhaps he needs to be informed of the new rules
39.1
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, good length delivery wide outside off, outside the tramline to be honest, but Ross Taylor had shuffled across so not given as a wide
38.6
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower delivery on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor waited for it and pushed it towards cover as he scampered across. Stokes runs at it and fires in a throw at the non-striker's end, but Taylor is comfortably home
38.5
4
Stokes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, back of a length ball outside off and seaming away just a tad, Ross Taylor is through with the shot early. What shot you ask? A wild heave into the on-side, and he gets a thick edge to the third man fence for four
38.5
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, wide, the partnership between Ross Taylor and Latham is now 150! And what a terrible excuse for a wide. A length ball sliding waaay down leg.
38.4
6
Stokes to Ross Taylor, SIX, length ball by Stokes, Taylor has absolutely carted that from outside off-stump over wide long-on for a monstrous six! Time to cut loose. Time to score in boundaries.
38.3
0
Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, full delivery outside off, almost yorker length, Ross Taylor whacks it down to mid-on
38.2
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, short and just fractionally wide, Latham gets on the back foot and cuts it aerially past a diving point, square of the wicket for a single
38.1
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle, Ross Taylor hops and gets onto a front-on stance, tucks it off the back foot in front of square for a quick single. Taylor still limping across

Taylor needs some tending to again, as his quad receives some attention. The umpires look on, concerned, but also keen to get on with the game. Taylor certainly is in no mood to get off the field. 109 to win from 72 @9.08rpo.

37.6
4
Mark Wood to Latham, FOUR, length ball on middle and leg, Latham obliges and chips it down to the long-on fence. A good effort by Root running back to the fence, but he makes contact with the fence whilst pulling the ball in. Given "four" by the umpire
37.5
0
Mark Wood to Latham, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Latham shifts his weight onto the back foot and punches it to point
37.4
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, another short on angling into middle, Ross Taylor opens up his stance and thwacks that pull into the ground down to deep mid-wicket for a single
37.3
1
Mark Wood to Latham, 1 run, an inviting full toss on the pads, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a scampered single
37.2
0
Mark Wood to Latham, no run, short of length delivery on off and middle, Latham gets on his toes and fends it down into the pitch and back to the bowler
37.1
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short delivery about chest-high, Ross Taylor swivels into a mistimed pull to backward square leg for a single. Put all his bodyweight behind that

The required run-rate is 8.92 now.

36.6
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, back of a length delivery on off and middle, Latham comes half-forward, stands tall, and punches it to short cover
36.5
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, shortish delivery just outside off, tapped late to backward point for a single as Taylor hobbles across for a single. He's really struggling out there

Ross Taylor dived during the second run and seems to have pulled his quad muscle. The physio is tending to him right now. But he's up and running with a bottle of water, so it looks like he will continue to play. Oh boy, NZ need him out there...

36.4
2
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, back of a length and just fractionally wide outside off, Ross Taylor gets low and chops it away to backward point for a couple as Roy misfields inside the circle. Very disappointed in himself as he should be
36.3
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Latham makes room and punches it to cover for a risky single
36.2
6
Stokes to Latham, SIX, short again, outside off again, six again! Smacked away in front of deep square leg for another short-arm pull for six!
36.1
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower bouncer just outside off, Ross Taylor gets on top of the bounce and taps the ball on the head to guide it to short third man for a single

Ben Stokes [5.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

35.6
6
Mark Wood to Latham, SIX, 11th ODI fifty for Latham, and what a way to bring it up! Mark Wood went round the wicket and banged it in just a fraction short, it was angling in to the batsman, and he just clouted a short-arm pull to the deep backward square leg fence for a massive six!
35.5
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short delivery angling in towards off, Ross Taylor makes room and cuts it with a strong bottom-hand to third man for a single
35.4
1
Mark Wood to Latham, 1 run, short of length delivery into the ribcage, Latham gets back and fends it off the inside edge onto his boot. They take off for a quick single as Mark Wood runs to the striker's end and tries to kick the ball onto the stumps. Misses
35.3
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, no width on this but just fractionally short, Ross Taylor gets low in his stance again and steers it fine to third man for a single as Rashid cuts it off in the deep
35.2
4
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, not very short but just a little wide, that width is all Ross Taylor needed; room to free his arms. Nails the cut to deep backward point for four
35.1
1
Mark Wood to Latham, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Latham comes half-forward and punches it with his weight on the back foot to sweeper cover for a single

Mark Wood [5.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack

34.6
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, short and quick outside off, Taylor tries to cut, can't middle it though
34.5
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, quick and straight on off, pushed back to the bowler by Ross. That was a tentative push by the centurion
34.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, shortish outside off, chopped to point by Taylor
34.3
2
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, that's century number 19 for Ross Taylor in ODIs. Cuts the shortish delivery to deep point and calls for two. Completes the second run and celebrates on getting to the milestone. Brings out his tongue - that's signature Taylor
34.2
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, another yorker on middle, Ross squeezes it back to Rashid
34.1
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, Latham digs it out to short mid-wicket and gets to the other end. Rashid chases it and keeps them down to a single

Drinks! Yes, the required run rate is 9 but with Taylor in such form and batsmen like Nicholls and Grandhomme to follow, this is still anyone's game. Taylor needs only two more runs to complete his 19th century in ODIs. This match is going down to the wire, it seems.

33.6
4
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, moves through to 98* with that boundary. Straight and full on off, Taylor moves away and creams his drive, beats the diving fielder at cover and finds the fence with this excellent shot
33.5
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, full and straight on middle and leg, Latham sweeps it hard and to deep mid-wicket for a single
33.4
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fired outside leg, Taylor flicks it to deep square leg for a single
33.3
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, darted around off, Taylor defends it off his front foot to the left side of the pitch
33.2
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, pushed through on middle and leg, Taylor looks to work that away as the ball strikes him on the pads
33.1
4
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, to sweeper cover, the partnership between Ross Taylor and Latham is now 100. Tossed up delivery outside off, Taylor waits for it and drills it firmly through covers. Has enough on it to beat the man in the deep
32.6
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, steers that shortish delivery to short third man for a single
32.5
4
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, good effort by the fielder there. Short delivery around off, Taylor pulls it hard towards mid-wicket where Bairstow almost pulls off a screamer. Gets a hand to it before the ball touches the boundary cushions
32.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, short and quick outside off, Taylor attempts a pull, can't connect though. Just beat his outside edge
32.3
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, leg byes, 1 run, another appeal for an lbw! Latham was way down the wicket when he tried to flick that delivery. Got hit on the pads before the ball evaded the stumps and the keeper
32.2
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flighted delivery on the pads, Taylor flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and completes a run
32.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, wrong 'un around off, pushed back to the bowler by Taylor

This partnership has moved to 89* off 95 balls now. Looking solid!

31.6
2
Moeen Ali to Latham, 2 runs, bowled right into the blockhole, Latham jams it in front of mid-wicket and calls for two. Taylor was struggling while coming back for the second but somehow manages to complete it
31.5
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off, Ross Taylor drives it away to sweeper cover and takes a run
31.4
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, nudges the flighted delivery in front of mid-wicket and takes a single more
31.3
2
Moeen Ali to Latham, 2 runs, straighter delivery on off, Latham sweeps that firmly to deep square leg and manages to take two more runs. Good relay work by the English fielders in the deep
31.2
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short and low on middle, Taylor gets his bat down in time and flicks it away to deep square leg
31.1
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and off, tickled to square leg by Taylor
30.6
2
Adil Rashid to Latham, 2 runs, Latham plays the tossed up delivery with soft hands to deep square leg and manages to steal two runs with his smart running between the wickets
30.5
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, exceptional fielding by Bairstow at deep mid-wicket. A long hop around off, Taylor pulled that hard but couldn't find the fence at mid-wicket
30.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, quicker delivery on middle, Taylor blocks it toward extra-cover
30.3
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, sharp turn on that delivery as Latham walks down the track and works it away to deep mid-wicket
30.2
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, walks down the wicket and drives the floated delivery to cover. A single taken as the fielder stops it partially
30.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, short and quick outside off, cut to point by Taylor

The two spinners are running through the overs quickly. Not giving the batsmen much time to think about.

29.6
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, plays the shortish delivery with soft hands towards backward square leg
29.5
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, nurdles the tossed up delivery to deep mid-wicket for a single
29.4
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, straight and full outside off, Latham goes for a reverse sweep, fails to connect though
29.3
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, turned away to the leg side
29.2
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, leg byes, 1 run, darted on middle and leg, Latham tries to flick that away to the leg side but gets hit on the pads. The bowler goes up in an lbw appeal but the batsman was way down the track when he got hit on the pads
29.1
4
Moeen Ali to Latham, FOUR, quicker delivery on off, Latham attempts a slog and ends up getting a bottom edge. Goes past the stump and finds the fine leg fence

This partnership has started to threaten the visitors. They're in desperate need of a wicket.

28.6
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, walks down the wicket and nurdles the tossed up delivery to deep mid-wicket
28.5
2
Adil Rashid to Latham, 2 runs, loopy delivery on off, Latham once against sweeps it firmly to deep square leg for a brace
28.4
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, googly on middle and leg, Ross Taylor works it away to deep mid-wicket and changes ends
28.3
2
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor cuts it away to deep point for a couple of runs more
28.2
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, brings the sweep into play this time around and gets a single as the ball rolls down to deep square leg
28.1
2
Adil Rashid to Latham, 2 runs, flighted delivery on off, Latham reverse sweeps that to backward point and manages to get two more
27.6
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, drives the tossed up delivery down to mid-on and gets to the other end in a jiffy
27.5
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, works the tossed up delivery to deep backward square leg
27.4
6
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, SIX, just over the fence. Tossed up delivery around off, Taylor goes down on his knee and sweeps it. Gets a top edge that makes it fly over square leg for half a dozen
27.3
4
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done. Flighted delivery on off, Taylor changes grips and reverse sweeps it towards fine third man
27.2
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Ross Taylor walks down the wicket and squeezes it to short mid-wicket
27.1
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, straighter delivery outside off, Latham goes for a reverse sweepe but the ball clips the back of the blade before it strikes the keeper's boots
26.6
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, puts on his dancing shoes and drives it over the leaping bowler to end the over with a single
26.5
0
Adil Rashid to Latham, no run, tossed up delivery on leg, Latham attempts a reverse sweep, ends up getting an under-edge onto the pads
26.4
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, driven down to long-off by Taylor for a single
26.3
2
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, quicker delivery on the pads, Taylor flicks it away to deep square leg and manages to come back for two. The throw at the keeper's end was flat but not accurate
26.2
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, googly on off, Taylor gets his bat down in time and defends
26.1
1
Adil Rashid to Latham, 1 run, brings the sweep into play against a flighted delivery and takes a single as the ball rolls in front of square leg

Adil Rashid [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

25.6
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, flatter outside off, Taylor looks to work that away to the on-side, can't middle though it as it comes off his pads
25.5
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, full and tossed up around off, Ross Taylor drives it back to Moeen who stops it with his right hand
25.4
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, darted outside off, Taylo plays it with soft hands to the right side of the keeper
25.3
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, charges down the wicket and wristily flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a run
25.2
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, spinning into the batsman, Taylor knocks it down to long-on and gets off the strike
25.1
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, floated on off, Latham goes down on his knee and sweeps it away to deep square leg
24.6
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, angled away from the batsman on a full length outside off, Latham goes for a flick and ends up getting an outside edge, down to third man
24.5
2
Stokes to Latham, 2 runs, reaches for the shortish delivery and punches it firmly towards sweeper cover. Takes two runs eventually
24.4
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, anticipates the short one, gets in position and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket, does Taylor
24.3
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, punched firmly to sweeper cover by Latham
24.2
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full length delivery on off, Taylor comes down the wicket and drives it back to the bowler. Stokes in his follow through takes the pace off the ball, can't stop the single though, as he parries the ball to mid-off
24.1
0
Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, on a length around off, Taylor defends it down

The required run rate is inching closer to 8.5! Need someone to take charge before it gets too late

23.6
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, loopy delivery around off, clipped to square leg by Taylor for a single
23.5
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, Ross Taylor drives it firmly and picks up the fielder at cover
23.4
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, loopy delivery on middle and leg, flicks it nicely but can't beat the fielder at short mid-wicket again
23.3
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, tickled to short mid-wicket
23.2
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, appeal for an lbw turned down! Tossed up around off, Taylor plays across the line and looks to tuck that away, gets hit on the pads though. Moeen goes up in an appeal but the umpire shows no interest
23.1
0
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, floated on off, Taylor blocks it from within the crease with soft hands
22.6
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, waits for the slower delivery and works it away to deep square leg for a single, does Taylor
22.5
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, pitched up and outside off, Latham drives it to wide mid-off and takes an easy run
22.4
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, rolls his finger and bowls a slowish delivery on off, Latham square drives it to the man at point
22.3
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, half-volley outside off, Latham drives it uppishly towards the man at mid-off
22.2
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, banged short outside off, Taylor pulls that aerially and down to the man at deep mid-wicket
22.1
0
Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, pulls back the length on off, Taylor nudges that in front of short mid-wicket
21.6
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, shuffles in the crease, gets to the pitch of the tossed up delivery and turns it away to deep square leg
21.5
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, short and wide outside off, punched off his back foot to sweeper cover
21.4
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, darted on off from round the wicket, Latham goes back in his crease and punches it to cover again
21.3
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, short and quick on off, Latham goes back and cuts it to point
21.2
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, comes down the wicket and drives the low full toss to the fielder at cover
21.1
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, eased down to long-on by Taylor for a single
20.6
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, fullish in length and outside off, Latham plays the square drive but can't beat the man at point
20.5
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Taylor plays it late and chops it down to third man
20.4
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, drives the full length delivery to wide mid-off and gets to the other end in a jiffy
20.3
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short one on the pads, Taylor tucks it with ease away to deep square leg
20.2
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, back of a length outside off, steered to third man by Latham for a run
20.1
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, on a length on middle and leg, Taylor whips it away to deep mid-wicket to bring up his fifty. His job is not done yet, needs to carry on and get that magical three-figure mark in order to take this match down to the wire
19.6
6
Moeen Ali to Latham, SIX, that's Latham's first biggie. Short in length around off, Latham camps back and pulls it for a flat six over the cow corner. That dropped catch will haunt Moeen Ali if Latham plays a blinder here
19.5
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, quicker on middle and off, Latham plays it off his front foot and blocks it down
19.4
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, floated on off, pushed in front of cover-point
19.3
1
Moeen Ali to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flatter outside off, punched to cover by Taylor
19.2
1
Moeen Ali to Latham, 1 run, short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover
19.1
0
Moeen Ali to Latham, no run, dropped! In and out! Moeen Ali puts down a sitter off his own bowling. Tossed up delivery around off, Latham chipped it back to Moeen who put down a dolly. How costly will this drop prove to be?

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

18.6
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, full length delivery outside off, Latham goes for an expansive drive and gets an outside edge that rolls down to third man
18.5
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, straying on the pads, Taylor nudges it away to deep square leg for a run
18.4
0
Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, short of a length around off, Taylor blocks it off his back foot
18.3
1
Stokes to Latham, leg byes, 1 run, fired on leg, Latham goes for a flick but gets beaten and rapped on the pads. Stokes is up in an lbw appeal but the umpire thinks that's not out and shakes his head in refusal. However, England use up the review and the replays confirm that the onfield decision is right. That was pitching outside leg and the visitors waste their review. NOT OUT is the final verdict. Both teams have used up their review.
18.2
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, pulls the length back around off, Latham plays it with soft hands and drops it near the pitch with a defensive shot
18.1
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, short of a length outside off, Latham cuts it to point where Roy dives to his right and stops it with a right-handed grab
17.6
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, pitched up and just outside off, Taylor shields that solidly from within the crease
17.5
1
Tom Curran to Latham, 1 run, a bit of swing on that full length delivery, Latham drives it to wide mid-on and scampers across to the other end
17.4
0
Tom Curran to Latham, no run, back of a length outside off, Latham knocks it in front of point from within the crease
17.3
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short in length and just outside off, Ross Taylor cuts it to backward point and takes a run
17.2
4
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, FOUR, that's a brutal shot! Shortish delivery on middle, Taylor picks the length early and pulls that through square leg, beating the man in the deep in order to find the fence
17.1
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, bouncer around off, Taylor swivels in order to pull as the ball whizzes past the blade
16.6
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, banged short again, Taylor hops a bit and nurdles it around the corner for a run
16.5
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, rides the bounce on this shortish delivery and punches it away to sweeper cover, does Latham
16.4
0
Stokes to Latham, no run, short delivery around off, Latham attempts a pull shot but fails to middle it
16.3
1
Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, shortish on leg, nudged down to fine leg by Taylor for a run
16.2
1
Stokes to Latham, 1 run, shortish delivery on the pads, tucked to the leg side by Latham for a run

Tom Latham, left handed bat, comes to the crease

16.1
0
Stokes to Williamson, out Caught by Buttler!! Yes he does! Man with the golden arm strikes, right on his first ball. Bangs it short on leg, Williamson goes for a pull and ends up getting a feather. Keeper moves to his left and grabs the ball before he goes up in an appeal for caught behind. Umpire obliges and raises that dreaded finger. Hold on. There wasn't a nick there but as New Zealand have used up their review, Kane Williamson has no option but to walk back. Williamson c Buttler b Stokes 45(48) [4s-3 6s-1]

Stokes to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Ben Stokes, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Time for some bowling change. Ben Stokes comes on to bowl. Can he break this partnership?

15.6
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, good length delivery outside off, Taylor plays it with soft hands and dabs it in front of point
15.5
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, banged short and outside off, Williamson rides the bounce and punches it firmly to sweeper cover
15.4
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, chops his cut against a short of a length delivery to third man
15.3
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, short ball at 130 kph bowled outside off, Ross Taylor goes for a pull, fails to connect though
15.2
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Williamson plays it with soft hands and runs it down to third man
15.1
2
Tom Curran to Williamson, 2 runs, full length delivery outside off, Williamson drives it uppishly over cover and manages to get two as sweeper cover tidies up
14.6
4
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, lovely, the leg-break from Rashid, but it's too short and spins away from well outside off, Taylor waits on it and cuts late, beats backward point and rolls away to the fence
14.5
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, slower and well outside off, eased wide of cover for a single
14.4
0
Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, brilliant from Stokes, saved a certain boundary. Rashid dropped one short and on the stumps, Williamson swivelled across on the pull, Stokes was moving to his right, changes direction and pulls off a left-handed stunner
14.3
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fraction short and on the stumps, allows Taylor to go back and nudge it towards mid-on for a single
14.2
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up on off, Taylor gets well forward in defence
14.1
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, pushed through on Williamson's pads, worked away past mid-wicket for a single
13.6
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length and wsell outside off, dabbed down towards third man for a single
13.5
2
Tom Curran to Williamson, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside off, Williamson leans into the drive and caresses it past cover. Bairstow runs across from the deep, puts in the slide and saves a couple of runs
13.4
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, change of pace from Curran, this was the slower ball, Taylor spotted it early and worked it towards long leg for a single
13.3
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, punched square on the off-side for a single
13.2
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, Curran shortens his length on middle, worked away to the left of square leg for a single
13.1
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length and on Williamson's hips, clipped away past square leg for a single
12.6
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flighted on off, Taylor gets well forward and blocks
12.5
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, Rashid shortens his length on off, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single
12.4
6
Adil Rashid to Williamson, SIX, cracking shot, Williamson shimmies down the track, doesn't get close to the ball, that allows him to free his arms and sends the ball soaring over mid-on - all the way over the ropes
12.3
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, pushed through by Rashid, Taylor comes down the track and works it behind square on the on-side for a single
12.2
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, slower and just outside off, eased past cover for a single
12.1
0
Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, appeal for LBW, but the ball was drifting down the leg-stump, Williamson was down the track on the tuck and missed
11.6
1
Tom Curran to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, steered away towards thiord man for a run
11.5
0
Tom Curran to Williamson, no run, that was close, back of a length and angling back into the right-hander, Williamson was looking to dab it late, gets an inside edge that nearly rolled back onto the stumps
11.4
1
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Taylor takes a step down the track and drops it in front of point for a run
11.3
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, fraction fuller and just outside off, flicked straight to the fielder at mid-wicket
11.2
0
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, no run, on a good length and just outside off, tucked away towards mid-on
11.1
4
Tom Curran to Ross Taylor, FOUR, lovely, gentle loosener from Curran, full and on Taylor's pads, he leans across and places the flick in the gap between the two men in the deep

Tom Curran, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

10.6
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, the leg-break from Rashid, but the length is way too short, allows Taylor to cut it to deep cover
10.5
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, the wrong 'un from Rashid, but the length is short and it allows Williamson to pull it away towards deep mid-wicket
10.4
1
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, low full-toss on Taylor's pads, swept away backward of square on the on-side for a single
10.3
0
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, slower and just outside off, Taylor prods well forward as he blocks
10.2
4
Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up slower and wider of off, Taylor makes room and cuts it late, beats backward point to his right and rolls away to the fence
10.1
1
Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

9.6
1
Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, Williamson drops it in front of point for a quick single
9.5
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended with soft hands
9.4
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, dabbed down towards third man for a single
9.3
4
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Taylor, he's getting some momentum into the chase, length ball on his pads and he whips it behind square on the on-side. Rashid can't get across in time and it's a boundary
9.2
6
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, SIX, massive, tad too short and just outside off, Taylor shimmies down the track, swivels across and pulls it high and behind square on the on-side for a maximum
9.1
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, length ball on the stumps, nudged towards the on-side
8.6
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, short of a good length and well outside off, punched on the up and straight to the fielder at cover-point
8.5
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, leg byes, 1 run, tad fuller and angling into Taylor's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, sneaks in a leg-bye
8.4
1
Woakes to Williamson, 1 run, on a length and well wide of off, cracked straight to Roy at backward point, he fumbles and allows a single
8.3
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, Williamson hops across and defends it back at the bowler
8.2
4
Woakes to Williamson, FOUR, beautifully played, on a good length and well outside off, Williamson waits on it, delays the drive and then finds the gap to the right of point, bisected the two fielders in the ring and rolled away to the fence
8.1
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, full and at the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on
7.6
1
Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Williamson plays with an open face and dabs it behind square on the off-side
7.5
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, defended towards the off-side
7.4
2
Mark Wood to Williamson, 2 runs, on a good length and just outside off, driven straight to Bairstow at cover. Taylor was backing up and the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end, ends up conceding a couple of overthrows
7.3
4
Mark Wood to Williamson, FOUR, short, wide and four, Williamson gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square behind point, third man is square and has no chance
7.2
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, Williamson goes back and flicks it towards mid-on
7.1
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, banged in short and at the stumps, Taylor swivels across and pulls it down towards long leg, just a single
6.6
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, on a good length and on the off-stump line, defended towards the bowler
6.5
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, Taylor waits on it and chops it down towards third man
6.4
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery on off, Taylor gets forward and drives it towards mid-on
6.3
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, pushed back at the bowler
6.2
0
Woakes to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery on Taylor's pads, whipped straight to the fielder at mid-wicket
6.1
4
Woakes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, lovely, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, Taylor leans forward, plays with the swing and drives it on the up, finds the gap past cover and rolls away to the fence
5.6
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended towards the off-side
5.5
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of a length and on Taylor's hips, tucked away behind square on the on-side, there's a slight fumble from rashid, but the batsmen decide against a second run
5.4
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Taylor went with hard hands on the drive and mistimed it towards cover
5.3
1
Mark Wood to Williamson, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, dabbed away towards third man for a single
5.2
4
Mark Wood to Williamson, FOUR, cracking shot, length delivery on the stumps, Williamson leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and caresses it back past the non-striker, no need to run for those
5.1
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Williamson gets a decent stride forward on the drive to mid-on
4.6
1
Woakes to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Williamson hops across and whips it to the right of mid-on for a single
4.5
2
Woakes to Williamson, 2 runs, that was close! On a good length and holding its line outside off, Williamson brought his bat down at an angle, gets an inside edge that didn't miss the leg-stump by much
4.4
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Williamson hops across and pushes it back at the bowler
4.3
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, short of a length and just outside off, punched straight to the fielder at cover-point
4.2
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, hits Williamson high on the bat as he defends
4.1
1
Woakes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off,. Taylor stabs at it and runs it down towards third man
3.6
1
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Taylor walks across and clips it towards long leg for a single
3.5
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off
3.4
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Taylor leans forward and pushes it towards cover-point
3.3
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller length delivery on Taylor's pads, he flicks and finds mid-wicket
3.2
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, fraction fuller and just outside off, defended back at the bowler
3.1
0
Mark Wood to Ross Taylor, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Taylor gets half-forward and defends
2.6
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, back of a length and just outside off, punched straight to the fielder at cover-point, a wicket-maiden from Woakes
2.5
0
Woakes to Williamson, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, pushed towards the off-side

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.4
0
Woakes to Guptill, out Caught by Stokes!! This was coming, Guptill was tied in knots and gives his wicket away in frustration. New Zealand have lost both openers for ducks. Lovely bowling from Woakes, hit the deck hard on this back of a length delivery outside off, Guptill had no room to work with, he was looking to break the shackles, only manages to mistime it - high and towards extra-cover. Stokes was the man underneath the ball and he doesn't drop those. Guptill c Stokes b Woakes 0(10)

Woakes to Guptill, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

2.3
0
Woakes to Guptill, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Guptill was playing his soft hands as he rode the bounce, the ball rolls away towards the keeper
2.2
0
Woakes to Guptill, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Guptill gets a good stride forward in defence
2.1
0
Woakes to Guptill, no run, on a good length and angling back into the right-hander, Guptill is caught in his crease on the tuck, is beaten on the inside edge and is pinged high on the pads
1.6
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, short of a length and well outside off, Williamson hops across and punches it to cover-point
1.5
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, back of a length and just outside off, defended towards the off-side
1.4
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, defended back at the bowler
1.3
0
Mark Wood to Williamson, no run, Wood shortens his length outside off, defended towards the on-side
1.2
2
Mark Wood to Williamson, 2 runs, short of a length and on Williamson's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a brace

Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1
0
Mark Wood to Munro, out Lbw!! Munro has been given out LBW. He wants a review. It's a fair delivery, this looks very close, surely no bat and HotSpot confirms it, so does RTS. Is it pitching outside leg? Hawk-Eye in: Three REDS, Munro is OUT. 'An incredibly selfish decision to review', says Simon Doull on air and replays confirm that Munro was a dead duck. Pitched around middle and then swung back at pace, he fell over as he looked to flick and missed, struck low on the pads and adjacent to middle and leg, would have been crashing into middle-stump. Munro has a chat with his partner and reviewed, not sure why though? Munro lbw b Mark Wood 0(1)

Mark Wood to Munro, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Mark Wood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

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Woakes to Guptill, no run, Woakes hits the deck hard and in that channel around off, defended back at the bowler. Woakes starts with a maiden over
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Woakes to Guptill, no run, Woakes shortens his length outside off, punched off the back-foot towards cover-point
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Woakes to Guptill, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Guptill gets behind the line and defends it towards the off-side
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Woakes to Guptill, no run, back of a length and just outside off, dabbed with soft hands towards backward point. There's plenty of hesitation as Munro set off for a quick single, he then stops, only for Guptill to take a couple of steps - sent back well in time though
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Woakes to Guptill, no run, on a good length and in that channel around off, Guptill gets half forward and blocks
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Woakes to Guptill, no run, back of a length and well outside off, Guptill stands tall and punches it towards cover

Guptill and Munro are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Woakes will open the attack