England in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2019

New Zealand vs England - 1st Test

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date: 21 November-25 November, 2019

England 197/10

RR: 2.04 | New Zealand beat England by an innings and 65 runs

commentary

That's it from this game then. New Zealand take 1-0 lead going into the second and final Test. We will be back for that game which starts on 29th November, 2019. It starts at 1100 local (2200 GMT Previous day). Till then, take care.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says that England is an outstanding side and it took a lot of effort. Tells that their middle-order was excellent in helping them put on such a massive first innings total. Adds that they wanted to make sure they do not have to bat last on this surface. Congratulates Santner and Watling for their ton and double ton respectively. Believes that they showed incredible focus out in the middle. Credits Watling for doing that for such a long time. Feels that the surface was good and reveals that few niggles and tired legs stretched the game a bit long. Praises Santner for bowling almost throughout the day. Mentions that this was a great game of cricket played on a perfect surface.

Joe Root, the English skipper, says that their first innings total was not a good one and they missed out the opportunity there. Tells that one or two players should've scored a bigger knock. Feels that the side did a few good jobs but could not carry on. Believes that there are a number of areas they can work on and work on quickly. Feels that the decision at the toss was right but the first innings failure cost them the game. Believes this is not the end of the world and they will look to come back strong to level things up in the next game.

BJ WATLING IS MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he feels really good. Adds that they wanted to build partnerships and the guys managed to stick well. On his batting, Watling says that he just plays the situation and does not read the scorecard. Tells that he takes a little break between the series to keep the body fresh. Mentions that it is special to play in front of the home crowd. Says that keeping was a bit difficult as there were few balls which did too much.

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From there, there could only be one winner - New Zealand! All England could do is save the game, they had to bat out a little less than 4 sessions. However, losing 3 wickets at the end of Day 4 did not help. Entering Day 5, with batters like Root, Buttler, Stokes, they would have surely backed themselves to save the game. However, a resurgent Neil Wagner struck them. A fifer from him saw his side take an unassailable lead in the series.

Despite finishing with an under par score, the English bowlers had the Kiwis reeling at 127-4. They could have bagged a good first innings lead had Stokes taken the catch of Watling. That dropped proved to be one which cost the visitors the game. Dropped on 31 and he went onto score a massive double ton. He was well-supported by Nicholls first, then by Colin de Grandhomme who scored a half ton and Santner who notched up his maiden ton in Tests. Contributions from the lower-middle order saw New Zealand take a mammoth 262-run lead.

A very well-deserved win for the hosts, they were the more hungrier of the two sides and even during the crunch moments, it was them who came out on top. England though also had their moments. Like on Day 1, they finished strongly courtesy Stokes, Denly and Burns. They could have batted themselves into a strong position but collapsed and ended with a total which was below par.

What a victory for New Zealand, a thumping one in the end! A tremendous effort from the home side! Especially today, they were a bowler down, that to one of the best bowlers going around at the moment, Trent Boult and with just three bowlers, on a wicket which is still decent to bat on, taking 7 wickets against a top class side is not easy but they have done so in just over the two sessions. A whole-hearted performance by Wagner, he is the star for them as all of the last five wickets fell to him. Take a bow! Who would say that guy is a 33-year old, certainly not me judging by the way he bowled today.

96.2
0
N Wagner to Broad, OUT! Five for Wagner and it's all over for England. Low full toss, slower one as well. Broad looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. Wagner roars out a massive appeal and the umpire agrees. Broad has no option but to review, he does that but it doesn't look like he will survive. Here comes the replay, front foot is fine. Here comes the Snicko, no bat involved. Ball Tracker time, pitching in line, hitting flush on the stumps. New Zealand win by an innings and 65 runs.

Review taken by Broad after the umpire gives him out first ball. Looks dead plumb this one. No bat, shows Snicko. Here comes the Ball Tracker, pitches in line and hitting the stumps. Game over.

Stuart Broad is the last man in.

96.1
0
N Wagner to Archer, OUT! Caught! Wagner strikes and the Kiwis are just a wicket away. Back of a length ball on middle, Archer pulls it well but it goes straight to deep square leg where Matt Henry, the substitute makes no mistake. The umpire is checking for the front foot no ball. It is alright. So, Wagner celebrates.
95.6
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Flighted delivery on off, Curran looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards the first slip fielder on a bounce.
95.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Loopy delivery on middle, Curran sweeps it to square leg.
95.4
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Tossed up delivery on middle, Curran looks to defend but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes towards the leg side.
95.3
0
M Santner to Curran, Floated delivery on middle, Curran blocks it well.
95.2
0
M Santner to Curran, BEATEN! That kept very low. Flighted delivery just outside off, Curran looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
95.1
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Flighted delivery on middle, Curran pushes it to mid on.
94.6
0
N Wagner to Archer, Bouncer outside off, Archer leaves it alone.
94.5
0
N Wagner to Archer, Full and on middle, pushed to mid on.
94.4
0
N Wagner to Archer, Around off, Archer keeps it out.
94.3
0
N Wagner to Archer, Another bouncer on middle, Archer has no problem ducking under it.
94.2
0
N Wagner to Archer, Bouncer now! Archer ducks it away.
94.1
4
N Wagner to Archer, FOUR! Smashes it through the covers! Wow! Overpitched and outside off, Archer leans into the shot and creams it through the covers. No chance for any fieldsman.

Neil Wagner is back on. 18-6-40-3 are his figures so far.

93.6
0
M Santner to Curran, This time a proper front foot defense to this fullish ball on middle.
93.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Pitches around off and turns in again. Curran blocks off the back foot at the last moment.
93.4
0
M Santner to Curran, Quicker one outside off, Curran pokes and plays for the spin but it goes straight to beat the outside edge.
93.3
0
M Santner to Curran, Fullish and around off, Curran comes forward and blocks it out.
93.2
0
M Santner to Curran, Around off and turning in, Curran stays on the back foot and block.
93.1
0
M Santner to Curran, Flighted fuller and around off, Curran pushes it towards point.
92.6
2
Tim Southee to Archer, Full delivery outside off, Archer drives it towards covers where Williamson tries to stop it with a dive but it goes through him. He chases it down and keeps it to two.
92.5
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery on middle, Curran flicks it through square leg for a run.
92.4
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on middle, Sam keeps it out.
92.3
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Good length delivery on middle, Curran defends it off the back foot.
92.2
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on off, Sam blocks it off the back foot.
92.1
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Bowls a bouncer, Curran does well to duck under it.
91.6
0
M Santner to Archer, Flighted delivery on middle, Archer keeps it out.
91.5
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer defends it off the back foot.
91.4
0
M Santner to Archer, Full delivery on off, Archer drives it to mid off.
91.3
0
M Santner to Archer, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Archer looks to defend but misses it.
91.2
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer defends it off the back foot.
91.1
1
M Santner to Curran, Flighted delivery on middle, Curran flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
90.6
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery on off, Curran punches it through point for a single.
90.5
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on off, Sam defends it out.
90.4
4
Tim Southee to Curran, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery outside off, Curran guides it towards third man for a boundary. 50-run stand is up between Sam Curran and Jofra Archer.
90.3
1
Tim Southee to J Archer, Short delivery on leg, Archer pulls it through square leg for a run.
90.2
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Bowls a bouncer on middle, Archer ducks under it.
90.1
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery outside off, Sam taps it through point for a single.
89.6
4
M Santner to Archer, FOUR! Low full toss and around off, Archer leans into the shot and thumps it to the long off fence. His fourth boundary of the innings.
89.5
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer flicks it to mid-wicket.
89.4
0
M Santner to Archer, Full delivery on off, Archer drives it to covers.
89.3
0
M Santner to J Archer, Floated delivery on leg, Archer looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
89.2
0
M Santner to Archer, Flighted delivery on middle, Jofra defends it off the back foot.
89.1
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery outside off, Archer looks to drive but misses it.
88.6
4
Tim Southee to Curran, FOUR! Clipped off the pads nicely. Southee goes full but on the pads. Curran just helps it to the fine leg fence.
88.5
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Curran looks to defend but misses it. The ball kept low on him.
88.4
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length and outside off, Curran looks to guide but misses it.
88.3
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Good length delivery on off, Sam blocks it off the back foot.
88.2
4
Tim Southee to Curran, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Curran rocks back and cuts it hard through point. The fielder in the deep tries to stop it with a slide but fails to do so. It races away to the boundary.
88.1
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length and outside off, Curran leaves it alone.
87.6
0
Santner to Archer, NOT OUT! Just clipping the leg stump and the umpire's call it will be. England survive another scare. This ball pitches on off, probably on a rough. It keeps really low and Archer cannot lay bat on the ball. He is hit on the thigh pads. A massive appeal from the Kiwi follows but not out says the umpire. Williamson has a word with his bowler and then he goes for the review. No bat involved. Here comes the Ball Tracker, pitched in line, but just clipping the leg pole. Umpire's decision stands and Archer survives to continue the fight. New Zealand keep their review.

Another review! Again taken by Kane Williamson. That kept really low. Hitting the leg? Clipping the leg? Missing the leg? Well, Clipping the leg it is which means umpire's call it will be. So Archer survives. Review is retained for the Kiwis though.

87.5
4
M Santner to Archer, FOUR! Bang! Short and just outside off, Archer rocks on the back foot and crashes it through covers for a boundary.
87.4
0
M Santner to Archer, Outside off, Archer offers no shot to this one.
87.3
4
M Santner to J Archer, EDGE AND FOUR! Floated delivery outside off, Archer looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of second slip towards third man for a boundary.
87.2
0
M Santner to Archer, Flighted delivery on off, Archer keeps it out.
87.1
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer defends it out.

Mitchell Santner to bowl from the other end. Can he get a fifer?

86.6
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery outside off, Curran taps it to point where the fielder makes a fine stop.
86.5
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Outside off, Sam shoulders arms to this one.
86.4
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Full delivery outside off, Curran plays it to covers.
86.3
0
Tim Southee to Curran, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Curran looks to drive but misses it.
86.2
1
Tim Southee to Archer, Full delivery on middle, Archer flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
86.1
0
Tim Southee to Archer, In the air... but no short leg! A good short one to begin with. Takes Archer by surprise, he looks to nudge it on the leg side but it hits the glove and lobs on the leg side.

We are back for the final session of this Test match. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Sam Curran and Jofra Archer will resume their batting for England. Tim Southee will start the proceedings for the final session.

... Day 5, Final Session ...

Don't think I need to mention who this session goes to! New Zealand are just the two wickets away from taking a 1-0 lead in this series. 4 wickets is what they took in this one with the first being of Stokes after he and Denly got up their 50-run stand. Southee once again got the better of him. However, since then, it has been the Wagner show. Three wickets and three good ones sees New Zealand in the position they are now. They have a little more than 30 overs to take the remainder of the wickets. England on the other hand, need a miracle. Will we see one? We'll have to wait to find out.

85.6
0
M Santner to Curran, Fullish and around off, Curran keeps it out. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5.
85.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Beaten! Flatter and outside off, Curran looks to push it towards the off side but is beaten.
85.4
0
M Santner to Curran, Full and on off, Curran keeps it out.
85.3
0
M Santner to Curran, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
85.3
0
Santner to Curran, NOT OUT! You can't get a wicket off a no ball. A flighted fuller ball outside off, Curran pads it away. Santner and New Zealand make a loud appeal but the umpire is not interested. Williamson takes his time and then goes for the DRS. The impact would not matter because Curran has not offered any shot there. Let's see what the replays show. Well, wait, nothing will matter but seems like Santner has overstepped. The TV umpire is checking the same with various angles and yes, he deems it as a no ball. So, Curran continues.

New Zealand have taken a DRS call against Curran after the umpire has given him not out. They're checking the front foot no-ball first. Oh dear, looks like he has overstepped there. No need to check where it hit or anything.

85.2
0
M Santner to Curran, Big Big turn! How can one play these. Santner manages it to pitch in the rough outside the off stump. The ball turns in big time and there is extra bounce too. Curran looks to fend it off but is hit on the body.
85.1
0
M Santner to Curran, On off and turns in, Curran stays on the back foot to tap it onto the pitch on the off side.

Mitchell Santner is back on. 34-16-39-3 are his figures so far.

84.6
4
N Wagner to J Archer, EDGY FOUR! Edge has been drawn now but it flies through the gap between the slip and gully region. Fullish and outside off, Archer is drawn into the shot once again. He reaches out for the drive but can only manage a thick outside edge which flies through the empty slip and gully cordon for a boundary.
84.5
0
N Wagner to Archer, Play and a miss! A good teaser this one outside off from Wagner. He makes Archer throwing his bat to drive but only to miss it.
84.4
0
N Wagner to Archer, Length and around off, Archer keeps it out.
84.3
0
N Wagner to Archer, Bouncer and outside off, Archer sways away from the line of the delivery.
84.2
2
N Wagner to Archer, Good effort but a couple of runs off the misfield. Full and just outside off. Archer drives it nicely but Williamson dives to his right to make a half stop. The ball goes towards long off and a couple of runs for Archer.
84.1
0
N Wagner to Archer, Good length ball around off, Archer comes forward and blocks it off the front foot.
83.6
1
Tim Southee to Archer, Fullish and around off, Archer brings his bat down to direct this one through point for a single.
83.5
0
Tim Southee to Archer, FOUR BYES! Bowls a bumper, Archer ducks under it. Watling tries to jump to stop it but it goes over him also for a boundary.
83.4
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Archer does well to duck under it.
83.3
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Good length delivery on off, Archer blocks it off the front foot.
83.2
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Outside off, Archer offers no shot to this one.
83.1
2
Tim Southee to Archer, Length delivery on middle, Archer flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
82.6
4
N Wagner to Curran, FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery outside off, Curran drives it through covers for a boundary.
82.5
0
N Wagner to Curran, BEATEN! Good length ball just outside off, Curran pokes at the ball but is beaten.
82.4
0
N Wagner to Curran, On a good length on off, Curran drives it to covers.
82.3
4
N Wagner to Curran, FOUR! Poor delivery from Wagner. On the pads of the left-hander, Curran tickles it towards fine leg and bags a boundary.
82.2
0
N Wagner to Curran, Full delivery on middle, Curran drives it straight back towards the bowler.
82.1
0
N Wagner to Curran, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Curran looks to defend but misses it.
81.6
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Outside off, Jofra does not bother to play at that.
81.5
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Good length delivery outside off, Archer lets it go.
81.4
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Outside off, Archer offers no shot to this one.
81.3
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Good length delivery on off, Archer blocks it off the front foot.
81.2
0
Tim Southee to Archer, On a good length and outside off, Archer does not bother to play at that.
81.1
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Outside off, Archer leaves it alone.

Tim Southee is back on. 14-3-38-1 are his figures so far.

80.6
0
Wagner to Sam Curran, NOT OUT! There is a clear inside edge! Not sure why that was given out. This is fuller and on off, Curran looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal and the umpire gives it out very late. Curran reviews straightaway and replays show that there is an inside edge. He survives to fight another day. End of a top over from Wagner.

Curran has been given OUT LBW. He has been given out but he has instantly gone for the review. Big inside edge there shows Hot Spot so Curran survives.

80.5
0
N Wagner to Curran, Fuller and on off, Curran strokes it towards cover.
80.4
1
N Wagner to Archer, On the pads, again, Archer works it down to fine leg and takes one.
80.3
0
N Wagner to Archer, Fuller and on off, it is driven back to the bowler.
80.2
0
N Wagner to Archer, A huge appeal but not given! Once again tails it back in from around the wicket but from off. Archer looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. An appeal but it is going down leg.

Jofra Archer is the new batsman in.

80.1
0
Wagner to Buttler, OUT! KABOOM! The second new ball does the trick straightaway. It gets rid of the last recognized batter of the English side. What has Buttler done there though? Till now the shot making by the English batters was quite shocking but this leave is unbelievable. Wagner is steaming in from around the wicket, he is bowling way too wide from the crease so leaving a ball when it is bowled from such an angle is probably the last option. This one though tails back in too from outside off. Buttler decides to leave it and it hits the off pole. Wagner is on a roll now, his third wicket and New Zealand are just two wickets away from a win.

The second new ball is now available and it has been taken immediately. Wagner has the new cherry in his hand.

79.6
0
M Santner to Curran, Full delivery on off, Curran drives it to covers.
79.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Tossed up delivery on off, Curran defends it off the front foot.
79.4
4
M Santner to Curran, FOUR! Good shot. Floated delivery on off, Curran guides it towards third man for a boundary.
79.3
0
M Santner to Curran, Tossed up delivery on middle, Curran looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards the leg side.
79.2
0
M Santner to Curran, Floated delivery outside off, Curran offers no shot and pads it away.
79.1
0
M Santner to Curran, Flighted delivery on off, Curran blocks it off the front foot.
78.6
0
N Wagner to Buttler, On a good length on off, Buttler defends it out.
78.5
0
N Wagner to Buttler, Good length delivery outside off, Buttler leaves it alone.
78.4
0
N Wagner to Buttler, Outside off, Buttler lets it go.
78.3
0
N Wagner to Buttler, On a good length on off, Jos defends it off the front foot.
78.2
1
N Wagner to Curran, Full delivery on middle, Curran flicks it towards short fine leg where the fielder dives to stop it but it goes through him. The batsmen take a single.
78.1
0
N Wagner to Curran, On a good length on off, Curran keeps it out.
77.6
0
M Santner to Buttler, Tossed up delivery on middle, Jos defends it off the back foot.
77.5
0
M Santner to Buttler, Outside off, Buttler shoulders arms to this one.
77.4
0
M Santner to Buttler, Flighted delivery on middle, Buttler defends it off the back foot.
77.3
0
M Santner to Buttler, Tossed up delivery on off, Jos defends it off the front foot.
77.2
0
M Santner to Buttler, Floated delivery on middle, Buttler looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
77.1
0
M Santner to Buttler, Flighted delivery outside off, Buttler looks to defend but misses it as it turns away.
76.6
0
N Wagner to Curran, On a good length on middle, Curran defends it out.
76.5
0
N Wagner to Curran, Full delivery outside off, Curran drives it to mid off.
76.4
0
N Wagner to Curran, Bowls a bumper, Curran does well to duck under it.
76.3
0
N Wagner to Curran, On a good length on off, Curran defends it off the back foot.

Sam Curran is the new batsman in.

76.2
0
N Wagner to Pope, OUT! CAUGHT! Wait, is that Superman? No, no, no, it is Mitchell Santner who takes an absolute screamer. Did it with the bat, did it with the ball and now in the field. That is amazing, the more you look at this catch the more it amazes you. Pope walks back now and New Zealand just three wickets away. Wagner gets another one but all credit has to be given to the fielder. This is a nothing delivery, probably the worst Wagner would bowl today. It is a wide full toss outside off. Pope reaches out for it. He hits it nicely but Santner at cover-point dives full stretch to his right, sticks one hand out and the ball stays in. Pope for a second can't believe it but he has to trudge off. He fails to make an impact again. Will this game end in this session?
76.1
0
N Wagner to Pope, Outside off, left alone.
75.6
0
M Santner to Buttler, Flighted delivery on middle, Jos blocks it off the back foot.
75.5
0
M Santner to Buttler, Floated delivery on middle, Jos flicks it to the leg side.
75.4
0
M Santner to Buttler, Tossed up delivery on off, Buttler punches it to point.
75.3
0
M Santner to Buttler, Flighted delivery on middle, Buttler defends it off the front foot.
75.2
1
M Santner to Pope, Floated delivery on middle, Pope flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
75.1
0
M Santner to Pope, Tossed up delivery on off, Pope defends it off the front foot.
74.6
0
N Wagner to Buttler, Outside off, Buttler offers no shot to this one.
74.5
0
N Wagner to Buttler, On a good length on middle, Buttler defends it off the back foot.
74.4
0
N Wagner to Buttler, Outside off, it is left alone.

Jos Buttler is the next batsman in.

74.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, OUT! There is a mark on Hot Spot and Denly is a goner. Huge, huge wicket as Denly looked solid. The Drinks break has done the trick for the hosts as they breakthrough right after it. Wagner gets his first. This is a length delivery just outside off, it comes in with the angle and also takes off a little. Denly looks to leave it but it kisses the glove and goes to the keeper who takes it above his head. An appeal but it is turned down. New Zealand review straightaway and replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned. Excellent use of technology. The resistance from Denly comes to an end and England in trouble now. More than 40 overs to go and New Zealand only have 4 wickets to take.

Review time! New Zealand appeal for a caught behind but it is turned down. They are very confident and review immediately. Big moment as Denly is well-set.

74.2
4
N Wagner to Joe Denly, FOUR! Rare mistake from Joe Denly as he was disciplined. On a good length and outside off, Denly looks to push but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where it falls short of him and goes through him towards third man for a boundary.
74.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.

DRINKS!

73.6
0
M Santner to Pope, Tossed up delivery outside off, Pope lets it go.
73.5
4
M Santner to Pope, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Pope makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary.
73.4
0
M Santner to Pope, Flighted delivery on off, Pope plays it to point.
73.3
0
M Santner to Pope, Floated delivery on middle, Pope flicks it to mid-wicket.
73.2
0
M Santner to Pope, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot.
73.1
0
M Santner to Pope, Flighted delivery on off, Pope defends it off the front foot.
72.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length on off, Denly defends it to covers off the back foot.
72.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly offers no shot to this one.
72.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, Lands this on a length and on off, Denly is solid in defense.
72.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, A good short one on the body, it is ducked under.
72.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly does not play at it.
72.1
2
N Wagner to Joe Denly, Fuller and outside off, Denly pushes it through covers and takes two.

Neil Wagner is back on!

71.6
0
M Santner to Pope, Outside off, Pope leaves it alone.
71.5
0
M Santner to Pope, Flighted delivery outside off, Pope offers no shot and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. New Zealand do not go for the review as they know it straightened a touch, had that gone on with the arm, Pope would have been in trouble. Hawk Eye later on shows that it is missing the off stump.
71.4
0
M Santner to Pope, Loopy delivery on off, Pope keeps it out.
71.3
0
M Santner to Pope, Flighted delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot.
71.2
0
M Santner to Pope, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot.
71.1
0
M Santner to Pope, Floated delivery on off, Pope defends it out.
70.6
1
Tim Southee to O Pope, Good length delivery on off, Pope looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
70.5
0
Tim Southee to Pope, On a good length on off, Pope defends it out.
70.4
0
Tim Southee to Pope, Good length delivery on off, Pope blocks it off the back foot.
70.3
0
Tim Southee to Pope, On a length on middle, Pope nudges it to the leg side.
70.2
0
Southee to Pope, Full delivery on leg, Pope looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. New Zealand do not go for the review. Hawk Eye shows that it is missing the leg stump.
70.1
0
Tim Southee to Pope, Full delivery on middle, Pope plays it back towards the bowler.
69.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
69.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
69.4
0
M Santner to Denly, GIves it a lot of air this time and lands it on off, Denly creams it to mid off.
69.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Another tossed up ball on off, Denly blocks it.
69.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Slower through the air and on middle, Denly keeps it out.
69.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Slower through the air outside off, not played at.
68.6
0
Tim Southee to Pope, Fuller and on middle, this is driven back to mid on. End of a successful over for Southee.
68.5
0
Tim Southee to Pope, Outside off, Pope lets it be.

Ollie Pope is the new man in.

68.4
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, OUT! Chops it on! The crowd finds its voice back! Ben Stokes is disgusted with himself and rightly so. That is a delivery he could have left. New Zealand on the other hand have broken this gritty stand. Once again it is Southee who gets the better of Stokes. He is amidst a very good spell and he deserves that wicket. He bowls this one slightly shorter and outside off. Seeing the width on offer, Stokes' eyes lit up. He looks to smash it through the off side but the ball does not bounce as much as he expected it to. It hits the underedge and goes onto hit the stumps. Will this open the floodgates? New Zealand will hope so. They are 5 wickets away from a win now.
68.3
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Stokes looks to defend but misses it. The ball kept low on him.
68.2
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Good length delivery on off, Stokes offers a forward defense on this one.
68.1
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, On a good length on off, Stokes defends it off the front foot.
67.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Full delivery outside off, Denly drives it to covers.
67.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Loopy delivery on off, Denly keeps it out.
67.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly blocks it off the front foot.
67.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Full delivery on middle, Denly drives it back towards the bowler.
67.2
1
M Santner to Stokes, Floated delivery on middle, Stokes drives it towards mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
67.1
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on off, Stokes defends it out.
66.6
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
66.5
0
Tim Southee to Denly, On a good length and outside off, Denly offers no shot to this one.
66.4
2
Tim Southee to Denly, A little bit of width offered this time, Denly pushes it through covers and two is taken. Up comes the 50-run stand between the two. 144 balls is what they have faced which means they have shown a lot of grittiness. Need to continue.
66.3
2
Tim Southee to Denly, Fuller and on off, Denly right at the end, opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for two.
66.2
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Well bowled! It is just outside off, also it is from wide of the crease so it builds a doubt whether it should be played at or not. Denly makes the right choice as he lets it be.
66.1
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Outside off, left alone. Southee makes a loud loud appeal but not sure why. He was the only one appealing.

So it is confirmed! Boult won't be taking any further part in this Test due to pain in his right rib. He will be going for MRI scans tomorrow. Not good for the hosts, they are now a bowler down and that to, they will be missing the services of their best. England will breathe a big sigh of relief they aren't going to face him.

65.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes keeps it out.
65.5
1
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on middle, Denly flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
65.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Outside off, left alone.
65.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Flatter and on off, it straightens a touch. Denly stays back and keeps it out.
65.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Slower through the air and on middle, Santner keeps it out. Not seen the ball do a lot for Santner.
65.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Floats it up on off, Denly lunges and keeps it out.
64.6
4
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Stokes looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes over Watling towards third man for a boundary.
64.5
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
64.4
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, On a good length on off, Stokes blocks it off the back foot.
64.3
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to this one.
64.2
1
Tim Southee to Denly, On a length on middle, Denly nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.
64.1
1
Tim Southee to Stokes, Short delivery on middle, Stokes pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
63.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Loopy delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to the leg side.
63.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
63.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly drives it to mid on.
63.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
63.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
63.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on off, Denly offers a forward defense on this one.
62.6
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Back of a length, Stokes keeps it out nicely.
62.5
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, On off, blocked.
62.4
4
Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, EDGY FOUR! This is just outside off, in the channel of uncertainty. Stokes is not sure whether to leave it or play at it. He ends up hanging his bat outside off, it goes off the outside edge, past Taylor and widish first slip and down to the boundary.
62.3
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Another delivery on a length and around off, Stokes gets right behind the line and defends it.
62.2
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Back of a length and on off, Stokes stays back and keeps it out nicely.
62.1
0
Tim Southee to Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes prods forward and keeps it out.
61.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on off, Denly defends it out.
61.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
61.4
1
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
61.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Stokes looks to defend but misses it.
61.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on middle, Stokes defends it off the back foot.
61.1
0
M Santner to Stokes, Shorter and outside off, Stokes goes back and pushes it hard. It hits the fielder at silly point.
60.6
2
Tim Southee to Denly, Full and on middle, Denly flicks it through mid-wicket and picks a couple before the fielder can stop the ball and return it back to the keeper.
60.5
0
Tim Southee to Joe Denly, On the stumps line this one, Denly tucks it towards mid on.
60.4
0
Tim Southee to Denly, That came back in sharply. It pitched around off and jagged back in sharply. Denly pokes at it but is beaten for the inside edge.
60.3
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Around off on a fullish length. Denly pushes it towards cover.
60.2
0
Tim Southee to Denly, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
60.1
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Full and on the pads, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
59.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery outside off, Ben offers no shot and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
59.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on middle, Ben plays it to mid-wicket.
59.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

59.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, Floated delivery on middle, Stokes plays it to covers.
59.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes keeps it out.
59.1
4
M Santner to Stokes, FOUR! Nice start to the session. Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

We are back for the second session. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Ben Stokes and Joe Denly will resume their innings. Interestingly, Trent Boult has not walked out to the middle. He just bowled the one over in the first session. He has an issue with his right rib. His participation in the game is in limbo and it can be a massive blow for the hosts if that is the case. Mitchell Santner will start the proceedings after Lunch.

... Day 5, Session 2 ...

Just a wicket in the session. One would guess that England would be the happier side heading to the break. While Root fell cheaply once again, Denly along with Stokes are out in the middle and are battling it out. The duo have managed to see off 98 deliveries in this first session. They now have two more sessions to survive and this stand will be key. Will they be able to do so or the Kiwis will strike in the coming session to push a result in this game? Join us post the Lunch break to find out.

58.6
1
K Williamson to Stokes, On off and middle this one. Stokes looks to defend but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes towards fine leg for a single. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 5.
58.5
0
K Williamson to Stokes, On middle, kept slightly low. Stokes keeps it out.
58.4
0
K Williamson to Stokes, Shortish length on middle, Stokes keeps it out.
58.3
2
K Williamson to Stokes, On the pads of the left-hander. Stokes flicks it wide of the long on fielder to pick a couple.
58.2
0
K Williamson to Stokes, On middle, Stokes lunges and pushes it back to the bowler.
58.1
3
K Williamson to Denly, Starts with a full ball on middle, Denly flicks it through mid-wicket. The mid-wicket fielder chases the ball down and makes a sliding stop before the ropes. Three runs taken.

Kane Williamson is into the attack.

57.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, That kept low and turned down the leg off the cracks. It pitched on off and then went on the leg side. Stokes just about managed to get a bottom edge towards leg slip.
57.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flatter one this time, Stokes now goes back and defends it nicely.
57.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, Bowls it slower through the air around off. Stokes comes forward and keeps it out.
57.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, FOUR BYES! Flighted delivery outside off, Stokes leaves it alone. It beats the keeper and the first slip fielder and goes towards the third man region for a boundary.
57.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
57.1
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.
56.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, Fuller and outside off, Denly pushes it towards cover.
56.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, Another bouncer outside off, Denly once again sways away from the line of the ball.
56.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, In the channel outside off, Denly shoulders arms.
56.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, Back of a length ball on middle, Denly does well to sway away from the line of the delivery.
56.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Beaten! Nicely bowled. It pitches on middle and then goes away. Denly has a poke at it but only to get beaten.
56.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Fuller and around off, Denly pushes it towards cover.
55.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, That pitched in the rough. Flighted delivery on off, Stokes looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad due to the extra bounce on this one.
55.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes defends it out.
55.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes defends it off the back foot.
55.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
55.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes plays it to point.
55.1
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on off, Stokes blocks it off the front foot.
54.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, Sharp bouncer this one. Denly looks to get away from the line of the ball but is late on it and is hit on the helmet. Nothing serious as he continues.
54.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Joe lets it go.
54.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length on off, Denly looks to defend but gets hit on the shoulder due to the extra bounce on this one.
54.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
54.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
54.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Fuller and around off, Denly pushes it towards cover.
53.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Around off, Stokes is solid in defense.
53.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, This time it is on middle, Stokes uses the crease and goes back to defend.
53.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, Outside off, turning in. Stokes keeps it out.
53.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, Outside off this one. Stokes covers his stumps and lets it be.
53.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Full and on middle, Stokes pushes it mid on.
53.1
2
M Santner to Stokes, Shortish length outside off, Sotkes punches it through covers to pick a couple of runs.

Mitchell Santner back on. 20-11-21-3 are his numbers.

52.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
52.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on off, Denly drives it to covers.
52.4
0
N Wagner to Joe Denly, Good length delivery on middle, Denly looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
52.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
52.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Good length delivery on off, Denly taps it to point.
52.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length on off, Denly plays it to covers.
51.6
4
T Boult to Stokes, FOUR! Short and wide outside off this one from Boult. Stokes stays on the back foot and punches it through covers for a boundary.
51.5
0
T Boult to Stokes, Good length ball just outside off, Stokes taps it towards mid off.
51.4
0
T Boult to Stokes, On the pads this one. Stokes works it towards mid-wicket.
51.3
0
T Boult to Stokes, Outside off on a length this time. Stokes initially wanted to play at it but bailed himself out in the end.
51.2
0
T Boult to Stokes, On off, this one. Stokes keeps it out off the front foot.
51.1
0
T Boult to Stokes, Good length ball on middle, Stokes tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Santner gets some rest as Trent Boult is on now. 5-4-2-0 on Day 4 from him.

50.6
2
N Wagner to Denly, On a length on middle, Denly flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
50.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on off, Denly drives it to covers.
50.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length on middle, Denly defends it off the back foot.
50.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on off, Denly plays it to mid off.
50.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Outside off, Denly lets it go.
50.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Full delivery on middle, Denly plays it to mid on.
49.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Quicker one but outside off, it is left alone.
49.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, Ohh! That could've gone onto hit the stumps. Lucky, very lucky. Slightly shortish length ball around off, Stokes goes back to defend. He taps it in front of him. The ball bounces and goes back, through his legs but just wide of the leg stump.
49.4
4
M Santner to Stokes, FOUR! Rare loosener this one from Santner. Short and wide outside off, Stokes goes on the back foot and slams it through point to get off the mark.
49.3
1
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery on middle, Denly flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
49.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
49.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery outside off, Denly lets it go.
48.6
0
N Wagner to Stokes, Around off, Stokes keeps it out coming forward.
48.5
0
N Wagner to Stokes, Another leave from Stokes on this length ball outside off. 23 balls and yet to get off the mark.
48.4
0
N Wagner to Stokes, Fullish but outside off, Stokes does not fiddle with it and lets it go to the keeper.
48.3
0
N Wagner to Stokes, Landed on middle, Stokes pushes it towards short mid-wicket.
48.2
0
N Wagner to Stokes, Closer to off pole this time and on length but not enough to make Stokes play.
48.1
0
N Wagner to Stokes, On a good length and outside off, Stokes offers no shot to this one.

Bowling change! Neil Wagner is into the attack now.

47.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
47.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Full delivery on middle, Denly drives it to mid on.
47.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the back foot.
47.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery on middle, Denly plays it to mid on.
47.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Bowls it down the leg side, Denly looks to sweep but misses it.
47.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
46.6
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, Short and outside off, Stokes lets it be.
46.5
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, Full and on middle, Stokes flicks it towards mid-wicket.
46.4
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, Another fuller length, Stokes pushes it towards cover this time.
46.3
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, Fuller and on off, Stokes blocks coming forward.
46.2
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, Outside off, Stokes lets it be.
46.1
1
de Grandhomme to Denly, Good length ball on middle, Denly tucks it towards square leg for a single.
45.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Big turn there! It pitches just around off and then went down the leg side. It goes to fine leg off the thigh pads.
45.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, On middle, Stokes tucks it towards square leg.
45.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
45.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, Slightly shortish, Stokes goes on the back foot and taps it onto the pitch.
45.2
0
M Santner to Ben Stokes, On off, Stokes looks to push it towards mid off but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
45.1
0
M Santner to Stokes, Full and on middle, Stokes nudges it to the short leg fielder.
44.6
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
44.5
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Bowls a bouncer, Denly does well to duck under it.
44.4
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
44.3
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Full delivery outside off, Denly drives it to covers.
44.2
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, On a good length on middle, Denly defends it off the back foot.
44.1
4
de Grandhomme to Denly, FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery on middle, Denly flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

Drinks! De Grandhomme has managed to get rid of the big fish and England have been pushed further.

43.6
0
M Santner to Stokes, Fullish and on off, Stokes lunges forward and keeps it out.
43.5
0
M Santner to Stokes, Quicker one this time, and on off. Stokes taps it towards cover.
43.4
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted and around off, Stokes keeps it out.
43.3
0
M Santner to Stokes, Floated delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the front foot.
43.2
0
M Santner to Stokes, Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
43.1
1
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on middle, Denly flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
42.6
0
de Grandhomme to Stokes, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
42.5
0
de Grandhomme to Ben Stokes, Fuller one, Stokes pushes it towards mid on.
42.4
0
de Grandhomme to Root, OUT! Caught! The skipper departs. The plan with the close-in fielders has worked. A short ball this one, outside off, Root is surprised and looks to pull his bat away from the ball but he cannot do so.It catches the outside edge and goes towards gully. Latham gets low to his left and plucks it inches above the turf. Excellent catch. Excellent plan and execution. Ben Stokes walks out to bat next.
42.4
0
de Grandhomme to Root, WIDE! A bouncer now but down the leg side. Root lets it be. Called wide by the umpire.
42.3
0
de Grandhomme to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
42.2
0
de Grandhomme to Root, Again outside off and on a length. Root makes another leave.
42.1
0
de Grandhomme to Root, In the channel outside off. Root lets it be.
41.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Loopy delivery outside off, Joe leaves it alone.
41.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Outside off, Denly lets it go.

More close-in catchers. 2 slips, a short leg and a silly point.

41.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
41.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
41.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on off, Denly looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It falls short of the second slip fielder.
41.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery on off, Denly defends it off the front foot.
40.6
0
de Grandhomme to Root, Good length ball around off, Root taps it towards gully. A gentle appeal from de Grandhomme for LBW as he thinks it might have been pad first but that is not the case.
40.5
1
de Grandhomme to Joe Denly, Full delivery outside off, Denly drives it through covers. The fielder tries to stop it but it goes past him. The batsmen take a single.
40.4
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Denly looks to defend but misses it.
40.3
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Outside off, Denly offers no shot to this one.
40.2
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, On a good length on off, Denly plays it to covers.
40.1
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Full delivery outside off, Denly drives it to covers.
39.6
0
M Santner to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
39.5
0
M Santner to Root, Fuller and around off, Root this time guides it towards gully with the angled bat.
39.4
0
M Santner to Root, Shortish and outside off, Root goes back and defends it out. He is using the crease well.
39.3
4
M Santner to Root, FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Root drives it through mid on for a boundary.
39.2
0
M Santner to Root, Outside off, Root shoulders arms to this one.
39.1
0
M Santner to Root, Short delivery outside off, Root cuts it to point.
38.6
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Another solid defense to see through the over. Good length delivery it is, Denly comes on the front foot and keeps it out.
38.5
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, In the channel outside off, it is left alone.
38.4
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Length outside off, Denly is once again solid in his defense.
38.3
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Outside off, it is left alone.
38.2
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Fuller and around off, Denly drives it well but can't beat the extra cover fielder.
38.1
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Good length ball around off, Denly comes on the front foot and defends it.
37.6
0
M Santner to Joe Root, Loopy delivery on off, Root looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the first slip fielder on a bounce.
37.5
0
M Santner to Joe Root, Tossed up delivery on middle, Root looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
37.4
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted delivery on off, Root defends it off the back foot.
37.3
0
M Santner to Root, Floated delivery on middle, Root defends it off the back foot.
37.2
0
M Santner to Root, Tossed up delivery on middle, Root defends it off the front foot.
37.1
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted delivery outside off, Root offers no shot to this one.
36.6
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, On middle, Denly defends it out coming forward.
36.5
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Good length ball around off, tapped towards point.
36.4
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Fuller and on off, driven to mid off.
36.3
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Length delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to mid-wicket.
36.2
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Full delivery on off, Denly drives it to mid off.
36.1
0
de Grandhomme to Denly, Bowls a yorker on middle, Denly digs it out.

Interesting! Colin de Grandhomme into the attack, ahead of Trent Boult.

35.6
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted delivery on middle, Root defends it off the front foot.
35.5
0
M Santner to Root, Loopy delivery on middle, Root flicks it to mid-wicket.
35.4
0
M Santner to Root, Outside off, Root lets it go.
35.3
0
M Santner to Root, Floated delivery outside off, Joe shoulders arms to this one.
35.2
0
M Santner to Root, Tossed up delivery on middle, Root keeps it out.
35.1
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted delivery on off, Root defends it off the back foot.
34.6
1
Tim Southee to Root, On middle, Root nudges it towards mid-wicket for a run.
34.5
0
Tim Southee to Root, Slightly fuller than the previous ball but outside off. Root makes another leave.
34.4
0
Tim Southee to Root, In the channel this time, Root lets it be.
34.3
0
Tim Southee to Joe Root, Full and on off, driven straight to mid off.
34.2
0
Tim Southee to Root, On off, Root defends it out solidly.
34.1
0
Tim Southee to Root, Fuller around off, pushed to mid on.
33.6
0
M Santner to Denly, Left alone this time. Good probing line from Santner this one. In the zone, slightly fullish. Asking the batter to go for the drive. Denly is not lured as yet.
33.5
0
M Santner to Denly, Fuller around off, Denly pushes it towards cover.
33.4
0
M Santner to Denly, Floated delivery on middle, Denly tucks it to mid-wicket.
33.3
0
M Santner to Denly, Tossed up delivery outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
33.2
0
M Santner to Denly, Flighted delivery on middle, Denly defends it off the front foot.
33.1
0
M Santner to Denly, Bowls it down the leg side, Denly looks to flick but misses it. The keeper takes the bails off but Denly never went outside the crease.
32.6
0
Tim Southee to Root, Good length delivery on middle, Root keeps it out.
32.5
0
Tim Southee to Root, On a good length on off, Root blocks it off the back foot.
32.4
0
Tim Southee to Root, Outside off again, Root shoulders arms to this one.
32.3
0
Tim Southee to Root, Outside off, Root lets it go.
32.2
0
Tim Southee to Root, Full delivery outside off, Joe offers no shot to this one.
32.1
0
Tim Southee to Joe Root, Full delivery on middle, Root drives it to mid on.
31.6
1
M Santner to Root, Outside off and on a shortish length. Root taps it wide of the point fielder who makes a diving stop but cannot stop the single.
31.5
0
M Santner to Root, Yorker now! It is on off pole. Root jams the bat down in time.
31.4
0
M Santner to Root, Wow! Where did that pitch. On the crack probably. It pitched outside off and went to first slip, yes first slip. Big turn that.
31.3
0
M Santner to Root, Short again, Root pushes it straight to the point fielder.
31.2
4
M Santner to Root, FOUR! Nice shot. First boundary of the morning. Short delivery outside off, Root goes on the back foot and crunches it through cover-point. It races to the fence.
31.1
0
M Santner to Root, Tossed up delivery on middle, Root defends it out.
30.6
1
Tim Southee to Root, The skipper is away as well. He gets a length ball on the pads. Root nudges it to fine leg and take a run.
30.5
0
Tim Southee to Root, Good length delivery on middle, Root defends it off the back foot.
30.4
1
Tim Southee to Denly, First run of the morning. Length delivery on middle, Denly plays it towards mid-wicket.
30.3
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Third consecutive leave for Denly. Outside off, Denly does not bother to play at that.
30.2
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Outside off, Denly leaves it alone.
30.1
0
Tim Southee to Denly, On a good length and outside off, Denly shoulders arms to this one.
29.6
0
M Santner to Root, Floated delivery on off, Root taps it to point.
29.5
0
M Santner to Root, Quicker one on off, Root just about manages to get his bat down to defend.
29.4
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted delivery on off, Root defends it off the front foot.
29.3
0
M Santner to Root, Outside off, Root lets it go.
29.2
0
M Santner to Root, Tossed up ball outside off, Root comes forward and pushes it towards cover.
29.1
0
M Santner to Root, Quicker one on the pads, it is defended off the back foot.
28.6
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Good delivery! After taking a few away, Southee gets this one to jag back in from outside off angle. Denly looks to defend but gets hit on the body.
28.5
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Outside off, it is left alone again.
28.4
0
Tim Southee to Denly, And again, in the outside off corridor. Denly makes another leave covering his stumps.
28.3
0
Tim Southee to Denly, In the channel outside off this time, Denly lets it be. The ball dies down as it reaches to Watling.
28.2
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Fullish ball around off, Deny drives it well but can't beat the cover fielder.
28.1
0
Tim Southee to Denly, Good length ball outside off. It pitches and goes further away from the batter as Denly shoulders arms.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

27.6
0
M Santner to Root, Another loopy ball, this is full and on off. Root comes forward and defends it off the front foot.
27.5
0
M Santner to Root, Flighted ball outside off first up. Root lets it be.

We are ready to begin Day 5. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Joe Denly will be joined by Joe Root in the middle. Mitchell Santner will finish the two balls of his over.

Can England win this? Highly unlikely. What can they do? Salvage a draw? The draw would've looked more on the cards had they not lost the three quick wickets late on Day 4. New Zealand, after declaring their innings by taking the lead of 262, courtesy the massive 261-run stand between BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner with them scoring a double ton and a ton respectively. The English openers, Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley almost saw off the 28 overs they had to face. That was not to be as Santner struck thrice inside 7 overs to push England towards defeat. Well, there is still a lot of batting left with the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler yet to come. Can they do some magic? Now, will the Kiwis be able to bundle the visitors and take 1-0 lead in the series or will England be able to take the game deep and manage a draw?

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

Now then, everything on Day 5 is set up brilliantly! 7 wickets is what New Zealand need in 3 sessions and England will have to play out that many sessions. They have Joe Root and Ben Stokes two of their best batters to come in and a lot will rely on them. Judging by how things for the Kiwis, Mitchell Santner will hold the key for them with the ball. Join us for what should be an exciting Day 5 at 1100 local (2200 GMT Previous day). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Day 4 was about two men - Mitchell Santner and BJ Watling! The former first did it with the bat as he scored his maiden ton. The pair put up a 261-run stand with the right-hander becoming the first ever New Zealand keeper to score a double ton. They began the day quite slowly but in the second session they found the boundaries at will. It is because of them, the hosts managed to take a huge, huge lead. After declaration, England had under one session to play out and they would have hoped to enter Day 5 unscathed. However, Santner once again haunted them, this time with the ball as he got three crucial wickets.

What a day for New Zealand! They are in the driver's seat heading into Day 5. 7 wickets in 90 overs is what they need to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The last session too, like many other sessions in this game belongs to them. They came out, batted for a few overs, added a few runs before declaration. The English openers were stubborn to begin with, they dodged everything thrown at them and seemed were really battling hard. However, the introduction of Mitchell Santner changed things. He got Sibley first, then Burns and now Leach in the last over of the day which sees England in big trouble.

27.4
0
M Santner to Leach, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! That is an absolute screamer from Latham! Mitchell Santner is on a roll here but credit has to be given to Latham too as he has taken a very good catch. Santner has got rid of one guy who can literally grind it out. We have seen that before so I would probably say this is a very good wicket and it has come right at the stroke of Stumps. This lands outside off and then turns back in. Leach looks to defend, it seems to have taken the inside edge, onto the pads and lobs up. The fielder at short leg, Tom Latham, takes an excellent catch diving forward with one hand. An appeal and up goes the finger. Leach has a chat with his partner but then does not review. Now then, replays show that there was nothing on Hot Spot and nothing on Ultra Edge either. Leach wasn't sure if he had hit that or not but since he is just a nightwatchman, he maybe did not review. He will be pretty disappointed. He trudges back and the other players along with the umpire also walk back as IT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4!
27.3
0
M Santner to Leach, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
27.2
0
M Santner to Leach, That has hit the helmet! It took off from nowhere. How often do we see a spinner hitting the batters helmet. This is flatter and outside off, it pitches in the rough and then takes off and turns back in. Hits the helmet of Leach.
27.1
1
M Santner to Denly, Flatter and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket. Denly wants a run, Leach is a touch late to respond but they complete the run in the end.
26.6
0
N Wagner to Leach, Goes very full and on off, it tails back in. Leach keeps it out.
26.5
0
N Wagner to Leach, Shouts of catch it but it is wide! Shorter and on the body, Leach hopes and nudges it uppishly but wide of short leg.
26.4
0
N Wagner to Leach, Back of a length and on middle, this is kept out.
26.3
0
N Wagner to Leach, Outside off, it is left alone.
26.2
1
N Wagner to Denly, In the air... safe! Shorter and on the body, Denly fends at it awkwardly, it hits the splice of the bat and lobs on the leg side for one.
26.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Almost another! This is on a length and outside off, it is bowled from around the wicket. Due to that angle, Denly pokes at a ball he does not need to, gets beaten.
25.6
0
M Santner to Leach, Fires it outside off, it is left alone. End of another successful over for Santner.
25.5
0
M Santner to Leach, On the stumps again, Leach defends it out.
25.4
0
M Santner to Leach, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
25.3
0
M Santner to Leach, Flatter and on off, Leach works it with the turn on the leg side.
25.2
0
M Santner to Leach, Slower through the air on off, Leach keeps it out.
25.1
0
M Santner to Burns, OUT! In the air... taken! Santner gets another one. The dropped catch in the last over does not cost anything. Clever bowling this by Santner. He tosses it up and bowls it wide outside off. He wants Burns to reach out and play the sweep shot and Burns does that. Also, since Santner is tall, he gets extra bounce which he does here. It goes off the top edge and lobs towards short fine leg where Colin de Grandhomme moves to his right and takes it. Both the openers now back in the hut. England in a spot of bother here. New Zealand still have 17 balls to take another wicket today. Jack Leach is the new man in.
24.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, A short one to end, Denly keeps it out.
24.5
0
N Wagner to Denly, A bumper and it is ducked under.
24.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, One more short ball, Denly defends it out.
24.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, A bumper now on the body, Denly ducks under it.
24.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Shorter and on off, Denly stands tall and keeps it out again.
24.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, Shorter and around off, Denly stands tall and guides it to point.
23.6
0
M Santner to Burns, On off, it is kept out. End of another good over by Santner.
23.5
0
M Santner to Burns, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
23.4
0
M Santner to Burns, Almost! Flatter and on middle, Burns goes back and tries to defend. It lands on the ground and spins backwards but away from the stumps.
23.3
0
M Santner to Burns, DROPPED! Santner almost had two in two overs. A tough chance though. This is floated up on off, Burns looks to work it with the turn but the ball sticks in the surface. He ends up chipping it uppishly towards short mid-wicket. Southee there dives forward and gets his fingers underneath but spills it.
23.2
0
M Santner to R Burns, Flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Burns looks to push at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
23.1
0
M Santner to Burns, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
22.6
0
N Wagner to Denly, Bowls a bouncer, Joe ducks under it.
22.5
4
N Wagner to Denly, FOUR! Dispatched! Short delivery on middle, Denly pulls it over square leg for a boundary. 50 up for England.
22.4
0
N Wagner to Denly, Bowls down the leg side, Denly leaves it alone.
22.3
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length on off, Denly keeps it out.
22.2
0
N Wagner to Denly, Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the back foot.
22.1
0
N Wagner to Denly, On a good length and outside off, Denly lets it go.
21.6
1
M Santner to Denly, Denly is underway! This is tossed up on off, it turns away. Denly looks to defend but it goes off the outer half through backward point for one.
21.5
0
M Santner to D Sibley, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Santner gets the breakthrough. He did it with the bat and now he does it with the ball. However, not sure why Sibley played that shot. This is tossed up wide outside off, it is turning away further. Sibley reaches out and tries to defend but the little turn takes the outside edge and Watling makes no mistake behind. Not sure why Sibley went after such a wide ball. Now Santner is a finger spinner so that would have only spun one way that is away from the batter, even if it was an arm ball, it was still very wide outside off. Just needless from Sibley. He was struggling against Santner and finally falls to him. Sibley fails to make an impact in his second innings as well. Joe Denly is the new batsman in. Can New Zealand get another before Stumps?
21.4
0
M Santner to Sibley, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
21.3
0
M Santner to Sibley, On middle, blocked.
21.2
0
M Santner to D Sibley, Well played in the end! This is slower and outside off, Sibley thinks of defending it but then the ball turns away and also there is extra bounce. Sibley does well to play it with soft hands. It goes on the bounce to the first slip fielder.
21.1
0
M Santner to Sibley, On middle, it is kept out.
20.6
0
N Wagner to Burns, A short one outside off, Burns looks to pull it but it hits the bottom and dies onto the ground.
20.5
0
N Wagner to Burns, Shorter and on off, Burns stands tall and keeps it out.
20.4
0
N Wagner to Burns, A short one down the leg side, Burns somehow evades it.
20.3
4
N Wagner to Burns, FOUR! Excellent timing! It went to the fence like a tracer bullet. On the pads, this is clipped through square leg and it reaches the fence.
20.2
0
N Wagner to Burns, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
20.1
0
N Wagner to Burns, Shorter and on off, it is kept out.
19.6
0
M Santner to Sibley, Flighted delivery on middle, Sibley blocks it off the front foot.
19.5
0
M Santner to Sibley, Loopy delivery on off, Sibley blocks it well.
19.4
0
M Santner to Sibley, Full delivery on off, Sibley drives it to covers.
19.3
0
M Santner to Sibley, Floated delivery outside off, Sibley offers no shot to this one.
19.2
0
M Santner to Sibley, Flighted delivery on off, Sibley plays it to covers.
19.1
0
M Santner to Sibley, Tossed up delivery on middle, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
18.6
0
N Wagner to Burns, Bowls down the leg side, Burns looks to flick but misses it.
18.5
0
N Wagner to Burns, Short delivery down the leg side, Burns leaves it alone.
18.4
4
N Wagner to R Burns, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on leg again, Burns pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
18.3
2
N Wagner to Burns, Short delivery on leg, Burns pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
18.2
0
N Wagner to Burns, Good length delivery on off, Burns blocks it off the back foot.
18.1
0
N Wagner to Burns, Bowls it down the leg side, Burns lets it go.
17.6
0
M Santner to Sibley, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
17.5
0
M Santner to Sibley, Flighted delivery on off, Sibley blocks it off the back foot.
17.4
0
M Santner to Sibley, Tossed up delivery on off, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
17.3
0
M Santner to D Sibley, DROPPED! A reprieve for Sibley. A bit unlucky for Santner. Santner bowls a flighted one around off, Sibley looks to go for the drive but get an inside edge onto his pads. The ball then lobs to the keeper, Watling there looks to grab it but the ball hits his thigh and then his finger. He tries to catch on the second attempt but the ball kisses the turf. Watling is a bit disappointed with himself there.
17.2
0
M Santner to Sibley, Floated delivery on off, Sibley defends it out.
17.1
1
M Santner to Burns, Flighted delivery on leg, Burns sweeps it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.
16.6
0
N Wagner to Sibley, A short one to end, Sibley spots it early and evades it.
16.5
0
N Wagner to Sibley, Shorter in length, Sibley works it to mid-wicket.
16.4
0
N Wagner to Sibley, Another short one but once again it is bowled down the leg side.
16.3
0
N Wagner to Sibley, A short one but down the leg side, left alone.
16.2
1
N Wagner to Burns, A good short one on off, Burns pulls it through square leg and a single is taken.
16.1
0
N Wagner to Burns, Shorter and around off, it is ducked under it.

Neil Wagner is on now!

15.6
0
M Santner to Sibley, Slower through the air on off, this is pushed to the man at covers.
15.5
1
M Santner to Burns, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
15.4
0
M Santner to Burns, Slower through the air outside off, Burns looks to sweep but gets a bottom edge and it goes on the bounce to mid-wicket.
15.3
0
M Santner to Burns, Tosses it up outside off, Burns keeps it out.
15.2
1
M Santner to Sibley, A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
15.1
0
M Santner to Sibley, Tosses it up on off, it is pushed to covers.

DRINKS BREAK!

14.6
4
de Grandhomme to Burns, FOUR! Easy peasy! Down the leg side, Burns works it to the fine leg fence.
14.5
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, left alone.
14.4
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Back of a length and on off, Burns stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
14.3
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, One more ball outside off, not played at.
14.2
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Fuller and outside off, it is hit to covers.
14.1
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, left alone.
13.6
0
M Santner to Sibley, Outside off, it is left alone.
13.5
1
M Santner to Burns, Out comes the sweep shot through square leg for one.
13.4
0
M Santner to Burns, BEATEN! The arm ball outside off, Burns looks to defend but does so for the turn which is not there. He gets beaten.
13.3
0
M Santner to Burns, Burns comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.
13.2
0
M Santner to Burns, Flatter and on off, Burns goes back and keeps it out.
13.1
0
M Santner to Burns, A full toss on off, Burns works it to mid on.
12.6
3
de Grandhomme to Burns, Good effort in the field. Colin sprays one onto Burns' pads. Rory flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder from deep square leg runs across to his right and saves a run for his team. The batsmen in the meantime take three.
12.5
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Length ball on middle, Burns defends it to mid-wicket.
12.4
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, left alone.
12.3
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Length ball too wide for the batsman to play. Burns lets it through.
12.2
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Another outside off delivery, Rory leaves it alone.
12.1
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Length and around off, Burns lets it be.
11.6
0
M Santner to Sibley, On a good length on off, Sibley defends it out.
11.5
0
M Santner to Sibley, BEATEN ONCE AGAIN! Santner is spitting venom here. Sibley this time looks to drive it through the off side but once again the ball spins past his outside edge and goes towards the first slip. The man there takes it.
11.4
0
M Santner to Sibley, BEATEN! Vicious turn and bounce for Santner. He tosses one up outside off and draws Sibley forward. Dominic looks to push it off the front foot but the ball spins past his forward push. The ball spins further away and the man at first slip takes it.
11.3
0
M Santner to Sibley, Outside off, Sibley shoulders arms to this one.
11.2
0
M Santner to Sibley, Flighted delivery on off, Sibley defends it off the front foot.
11.1
0
M Santner to Sibley, Short delivery on off, Sibley cuts it to point.

Mitchell Santner is into the attack.

10.6
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, the batter does not play at it.
10.5
0
de Grandhomme to R Burns, That is just short! The change of angle almost works. This lands on off and then straightens. Burns defends inside the line, the ball goes off the outside edge but lands just short of the keeper.
10.4
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.
10.3
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, it is left alone.
10.2
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, FOUR BYES! Way too wide outside off, it swings away further. The keeper dives to his left but fails to stop it cleanly. It goes down to the third man fence.
10.1
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off.
9.6
0
T Boult to Sibley, On a good length on off, Sibley defends it out.
9.5
0
T Boult to Sibley, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Sibley looks to defend but misses it.
9.4
0
T Boult to Sibley, On a good length on off, Sibley defends it out.
9.3
0
T Boult to Sibley, Good length delivery on middle, Sibley defends it off the back foot.
9.2
0
T Boult to Sibley, On a good length on off, Sibley plays it to point.
9.1
0
T Boult to Sibley, Outside off, Sibley lets it go.
8.6
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Length delivery on middle, Burns flicks it to mid-wicket.
8.5
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Good length delivery on off, Rory defends it out.
8.4
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Outside off, Burns leaves it alone.
8.3
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, Good length delivery on off, Rory defends it out.
8.2
0
de Grandhomme to Burns, On a good length on off, Burns looks to defend off the back foot but gets hit on the glove.
8.1
1
de Grandhomme to Sibley, On a good length on off, Sibley plays it towards point. The batsmen take a single. That is Sibley's first runs on the off side in this Test. Just shows he is more of a leg side player. New Zealand know that and hence, they keep bowling it outside off to him. He has played it well so far though.

Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack.

7.6
1
T Boult to D Sibley, The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
7.5
1
T Boult to Burns, A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
7.4
0
T Boult to Burns, Back of a length and on off, kept out.
7.3
0
T Boult to Burns, Good delivery and well played. This initially angles into the batter, it then shapes away. Burns first thinks of playing at it but then lets it be.
7.2
0
T Boult to Burns, Outside off, it is left alone.
7.1
0
T Boult to Burns, Good length and on off, Burns keeps it out.
6.6
2
Tim Southee to Sibley, Nicely punched! A very full ball on middle, Sibley gets his bat down in time and hits it through mid on for two.
6.5
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Bowls it closer to the off pole this time, Sibley is solid in defense.
6.4
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, One more delivery outside off, it is not played at.
6.3
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Outside off again, DS covers his off pole and shoulders arms to this one.
6.2
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, One more ball outside off, testing the patience of Sibley. He lets it be.
6.1
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Fuller and outside off, Sibley lets it be. New Zealand are constantly bowling it outside off to him, they sense that is his weakness.
5.6
0
T Boult to Sibley, A single to end! This is worked down to fine leg for one.
5.5
0
T Boult to Sibley, That has taken off from nowhere! Slightly shorter and on off, it gets big on the batter. Sibley looks to fend at it but the ball hits the handle and lands safe on the off side. DS was lucky there, it could have easily popped up to a fielder.
5.4
0
T Boult to Sibley, A scrambled seam delivery outside off, Sibley plays inside the line and gets beaten.
5.3
0
T Boult to Sibley, Back of a length and on off, Sibley stands tall and keeps it out.
5.2
0
T Boult to D Sibley, On the fuller side and on off, DS pushes it to mid off.
5.1
0
T Boult to Sibley, On middle, Sibley plays it to mid-wicket.
4.6
2
Tim Southee to Burns, Back of a length ball outside off, Burns cuts it uppishly over point. The batsmen take a couple.
4.5
4
Tim Southee to Burns, EDGED AND FOUR! Southee bowls on a fuller length and just about manages to nip the ball away from the left-hander. Burns looks to push it through to mid on but gets it off the outside edge. The ball runs away through the vacant gully region and into the third man fence for a boundary.
4.4
0
Tim Southee to Burns, Outside off, left alone.
4.3
0
Tim Southee to Burns, Full and swinging into the left hander, Burns plays it back to the bowler.
4.2
1
Tim Southee to Sibley, Length ball on the pads, Sibley flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
4.1
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Length and on off, Sibley defends it off the back foot
3.6
0
T Boult to Burns, The last ball is left alone as this is bowled outside off. A maiden but not a threatening one.
3.5
0
T Boult to Burns, Finally makes the batter play by bowling it full and on off, it is driven to mid off.
3.4
0
T Boult to Burns, 4 leaves in a row! Boult once again bowls this one outside off, Burns does not want to play at it.
3.3
0
T Boult to Burns, Three leaves in a row as Boult continues bowling it outside off.
3.2
0
T Boult to Burns, One more leave as this is also bowled outside off.
3.1
0
T Boult to Burns, Slightly fuller and outside off, it is left alone.
2.6
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Down the leg side, Sibley looks to flick but misses.
2.5
2
Tim Southee to Sibley, Looks to bowl the magic delivery, tries to swing it from the leg pole to the off pole. Sibley though shuffles across and works it through square leg for two.
2.4
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Just outside off, Sibley covers the off pole and makes a leave.
2.3
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Gets the batter to play this time by bowling it on off. Sibley keeps it out nicely.
2.2
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, One more outswinger but again, it is outside off. Not played at.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, The awayswinger but outside off, left alone.
1.6
0
T Boult to R Burns, Edged but short! A good nut to end! Length delivery, it tails away late from off. Burns looks to defend but the ball finds the outside edge. It lands just short of second slip.
1.5
0
T Boult to Burns, Outside off, the batter does not fiddle with it.
1.4
0
T Boult to Burns, A little too straight, this is worked to the man at mid-wicket.
1.3
0
T Boult to Burns, Outside off again, the batter does not fiddle with it.
1.2
0
T Boult to Burns, Just outside off, a good line this. Left alone nicely.
1.1
0
T Boult to Burns, On middle, it is kept out.

Trent Boult to start from the other end.

0.6
4
Tim Southee to Sibley, FOUR! Sibley is off the mark in a similar manner like he did in the first innings! A little too straight, Dominic works it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, Fuller and outside off, it tails away. Sibley lets it be.
0.4
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, On the fuller side and around off, Dominic strokes it back past the bowler. Mid off gets across and stops it with a dive.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to Sibley, On the fuller side and outside off, Sibley lets it be. Once again some movement for the bowler.
0.2
3
Tim Southee to Burns, England are underway! However, some swing for Southee. This is full and outside off, it swings back in. Burns works it through mid-wicket. Wagner gives it a chase from mid on, dives and pushes it back in. A tremendous effort to save a run.

Now then there is a halt in play as one of the stumps has come off. Some sawdust is being sprayed and now it is being hammered in.

0.1
0
Tim Southee to Burns, A beauty to begin with! This is on a length and around off, it straightens a touch and then also takes off. Burns looks to defend but is beaten.