New Zealand in England, 2 Test Series, 2021

England vs New Zealand - 1st Test

Venue: Lord's, London

Date: 02 June-06 June, 2021

England 170/3

RR: 2.43 | England drew with New Zealand

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rory Burns c Tim Southee & b Neil Wagnerc Tim Southee & b Neil Wagner258140
Dominic Sibley not out not out 6020730
Zak Crawley c Henry Nicholls & b Tim Southeec Henry Nicholls & b Tim Southee22500
Joe Root lbw Neil Wagnerlbw Neil Wagner407150
Ollie Pope not out not out 204130
Dan Lawrence
James Bracey
Ollie Robinson
Stuart Broad
Mark Wood
James Anderson
Extras 23 (b 8, lb 10, w 0, nb 5)
Total 170 (3 Wkts, 70.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
49-1 (Rory Burns,23.4), 56-2 (Zak Crawley,30.3), 136-3 (Joe Root,55.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee17 1 37 1 2.18
Kyle Jamieson15 6 28 0 1.87
Colin de Grandhomme7 3 12 0 1.71
Mitchell Santner13 3 38 0 2.92
Neil Wagner16 7 27 2 1.69
Kane Williamson2 0 10 0 5.00
Tom Latham0 0 0 0 0
Devon Conway0 0 0 0 0
Ross Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Henry Nicholls0 0 0 0 0
BJ Watling 0 0 0 0 0

Right then! That is all we have for you from this Test, I hope you enjoyed our coverage. The Test didn't end with a result but it was a great game of cricket. If it hadn't rained on Day 3, then we could have probably witnessed a result, but such is life. The game might be over but the series isn't. The second Test between England and New Zealand will be played on 10th June 2021 at Birmingham. The match will start at 1100 local (1000 GMT), but like always, our build-up starts before that. Do join us then! Till then, stay safe and goodbye!

Devon Conway is the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that it is a special feeling to get a double ton on debut. Adds that the wicket was a bit two-paced but it was a good Test match wicket. Says that he is grateful for getting the opportunity to play for New Zealand at the later part of his career. Adds that it was about expecting that the English bowlers weren't gonna leak a lot of runs and working through that.

Joe Root is up for a chat, he says that they looked to build a foundation at the start of the innings. He adds that it could have been easy for New Zealand to open the door but the batters did well to show character. He mentions that in the first innings they could have been more disciplined. As batters and individuals, they needed to show more discipline. He praises Burns and says that he was fantastic throughout and played phenomenal first innings coming back to the side and showed great resilience and character.

Kane Williamson is down for a chat, he says that they had a bit of work to do in the morning before they could declare. Says the if there wasn't a washout on Day 3, there could have been a result. Adds that Conway's performance was incredibly special and that he played within himself and that it is an incredible feat to get a double ton on debut. About their bowling, says that Tim Southee led the attack beautifully for them. Adds that both the teams could have pushed for a result if a day wasn't lost due to rain.

Earlier in the Test, a sublime double ton by Conway on debut put New Zealand at the top as they got to 378 in the first innings. For England, it was their debutant, Ollie Robinson who impressed and picked up 4 wickets. In reply to New Zealand's 378, England could only manage to 275. Their batting revolved around Rory Burns as he batted till the very end. He found good support from Joe Root and Ollie Robinson. For New Zealand, it was Tim Southee who shone by taking 6 wickets.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand set a target of 273 for England after declaring their innings at 169. They scored brisk runs in the morning. For England, it was their debutant, Ollie Robinson who once again did well with the ball and picked up 3 wickets in the second innings of New Zealand.

If New Zealand had to win this game, they needed to pick 10 wickets in two sessions. Which meant they needed early wickets but that wasn't to be. They bowled in the right channels but failed to get either of the English openers out early. Finally, it was Neil Wagner who broke through with the wicket of Rory Burns and then Tim Southee picked Zak Crawley soon after. They bowled fairly well but weren't able to get the wickets needed. Mitchell Santner struggled with the ball and they didn't have enough time to pick the required wickets.

England needed 273 to win the game but from the very start of their innings, it was pretty evident that they were not really interested in going for the win. Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley started cautiously and batted with the sole purpose of blocking the deliveries. Rory Burns fell after a good knock but Dominic Sibley carried on. He was very impressive as he showed great patience and looking very solid while defending the balls. Zak Crawley didn't trouble the scorers much but Sibley found a good partner in Joe Root. The English skipper started slowly but then scored a decent knock of 40 runs. He was out to a peach of a delivery by Neil Wagner and a few more wickets after that could have spelled trouble for England. But Ollie Pope joined Dominic Sibley and both of them batted their team to safety.

Kane Williamson has decided to shake hands and call it a draw. End of a good Test match, it could have produced a result if Day 3 hadn't been washed out due to rain. A good performance by both the teams and England would be happy with the way their batters showed grit in the second innings.

69.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Loopy ball on off, Pope defends it off the front foot.
69.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Pitches it full, on middle, Pope blocks it out watchfully.
69.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Floated it on middle, Pope stays back in the crease and defends it.
69.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Fuller on leg, Pope blocks it out.
69.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, worked towards fine leg for a brace.
69.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Tossed up on off, Pope drives it towards covers.
68.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Sharp bouncer on off, Sibley ducks under it.
68.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Good length delivery on off, Sibley pushes it back to the bowler.
68.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Short delivery on middle, Sibley continues his leaving spree.
68.3
1
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, Back of a length, on middle, Pope tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
68.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, Length delivery on off, Pope does not bother to play. Jamieson will have to reload as he has overstepped. No Ball signalled by the umpire.
68.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, Good length delivery on off, Pope blocks it out.
68.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, Full delivery, on off, Pope works it on the leg side.
67.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Pitched around leg, Sibley plays it off with his pads. Mitchell Santner appeals a bit but decides not to review this one.
67.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Comes over the wicket, pitches it outside off, Sibley pushes it towards covers.
67.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Fuller on middle, Sibley is solid in his defense.
67.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Flatter onto the pads, Sibley defends it watchfully.
67.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Similar delivery outside off, Sibley leaves it alone.
67.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Length delivery outside off, Sibley keeps it out.
66.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, On a good length, on middle, Pope defends it off the back foot.
66.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, Length delivery around off, Pope plays it squarer but finds the backward point fielder.
66.4
4
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, FOUR! Edgy runs! Fuller and on off, Pope is late into his shot. The ball finds the outside edge and it went past the second slip for a boundary.
66.3
1
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Back of a length, on middle, Sibley guides it towards mid-wicket for a single.
66.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Short ball on off, Sibley ducks underneath.
66.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ollie Pope, LEG BYES! Length delivery on the pads, Pope flicks but misses. The ball rolls off his pads towards fine leg for a single.
65.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Low full toss on off, punched from the crease towards mid off.
65.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Dominic Sibley, Fuller and outside off, Sibley leaves it untouched.
65.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Loopy ball on off, Pope pushes it on the off side for a single.
65.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Length ball around off, Pope keeps it out.
65.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Fuller outside off, the ball shoots up after hitting the deck. Pope leaves it alone.
65.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Ollie Pope, Tossed up on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Mitchell Santner (10-2-35-0) is back in the attack.

64.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Not a single stroke offered in the over. Length ball, down the leg side. Sibley lets BJ Watling collect this ball.
64.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Length ball, outside off. Left alone again by Sibley.
64.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Good length ball, outside off. Dominic Sibley thinks of offering a stroke but decides against it in the end. No ball called as Kyle Jamieson had overstepped.
64.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Short one again, around off. Dominic Sibley is not at all interested in playing a stroke.
64.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Short one, down the leg side. Dominic Sibley ducks under this one.
64.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Good length ball, wide outside off. Left alone again by Sibley.
64.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Dominic Sibley, Starts with a short one, outside off. Left alone by Sibley.

Kyle Jamieson is brought back into the attack. He will roll his arm now.

63.6
0
Neil Wagner to Ollie Pope, Length ball, outside off. Pushed towards covers. They thought of the single for a moment but decided against it in the end.