New Zealand tour of England, 1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015
England won by 124 runs
Played at Lord's, London
21,22,23,24,25 May 2015 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Lyth c †Watling b Southee 7 30 17 0 0 41.17
7.2 89.7 mph, presses forward to a length ball, was there a nick? Yes, says umpire Ravi! Lyth winces, he doesn't look certain either way but Southee and his team-mates were pretty convinced... After a chat with Cook, the debutant decides against having his first crack at the DRS. Probably wise, as Hot Spot suggests a scintilla of outside edge on the ball, it was quick and drew him forwards, actually nipped back to shave the bat. A very decent ball and the tiniest, tiniest tickle ends Lyth's first Test innings 17/1
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Watling b Henry 16 47 36 3 0 44.44
10.2 banged in short, down the leg side, Cook flails a pull shot... and there's a scrap of something on it, up goes the finger again! England are three down and reeling in the sunshine. Cook seemed a bit surprised, maybe extra pace in it from Henry, if a touch wayward, he swatted across the line and got a faint top edge that every Kiwi on the pitch heard 25/3
View dismissal GS Ballance c Southee b Boult 1 12 9 0 0 11.11
9.6 83.4 mph, drives at this one and he's gone, taking at third slip! Excellent diving catch from Southee, low to his right and Boult strikes in his first over from the Pavilion End. It was full and juicy, a seductive line and swinging late, Ballance pushed forwards a little harder than usual and a thick edge squirted into the cordon. The Black Caps are pointing perkily upwards 25/2
View dismissal IR Bell b Henry 1 13 8 0 0 12.50
12.2 bowled him, that's a beaut of a ball! A beaut and a brute in one, Bell's off stump is pegged back and Henry has his second of the morning! New Zealand are tearing into an already wounded England, they stuck them in and are rattling through the hosts at HQ. This was unplayable, reminiscent of that Jimmy Anderson delivery to Michael Clarke a couple of summers back, pitching on off and holding its line to decapitate the stump 30/4
View dismissal JE Root c †Latham b Henry 98 218 161 11 0 60.86
63.5 slightly wide, Root goes for the cut that will bring up his hundred... but feathers an edge to the keeper! A second England batsman falls in the 90s, Root two runs short. Threw the bat but only managed to get a thin bottom edge on it 251/6
View dismissal BA Stokes b Craig 92 138 94 15 1 97.87
44.1 54.6 mph, shoulders arms outside off and bowls him! It's drifted into the top of off stump, slid down the slope and clipped the outside of the top of off. A great knock for Stokes but no century with that misjudgment. A wicket from nowhere for New Zealand, a breakthrough they so desperately needed 191/5
View dismissal JC Buttler lbw b Boult 67 178 126 9 0 53.17
89.6 84.5 mph, full and straight, Buttler misses, huge cry for lbw and given out! Buttler reviews but it looks good. No bat and straight enough. Pitched in line, hit bang in front and going on to crash into middle stump. What a blow to the final ball of the day! Just a full, straight, fairly quick delivery and it's caught Buttler out right at the death here 354/7
View dismissal MM Ali c †Latham b Boult 58 124 107 9 0 54.20
93.2 83.9 mph, touch wider, Moeen flicks at it and nicks behind! It might have bounced a little but it was a slightly lazy waft from Moeen and he got a thick edge for an easy catch behind. Just what New Zealand were after, no real damage from Moeen this morning and a bit of bounce has done for him. Second look at the catch actually, Latham only just held on in his fingertips, reaching with two hands to his left. A relieved face! 363/8
View dismissal SCJ Broad c †Latham b Boult 3 24 10 0 0 30.00
95.1 88.7 mph, lovely delivery, angled into the stumps, it nibbles away a little and takes a thin edge behind! Second quick strike for New Zealand and it's a very nice piece of bowling, getting this to move a little down the slope and Broad, playing from the crease, got a feather edge - the tiniest mark on Hot Spot - through to Latham who took a far more solid catch this time 368/9
MA Wood not out 8 34 14 1 0 57.14
View dismissal JM Anderson c & b Henry 11 23 26 2 0 42.30
100.5 82.3 mph, full on off stump, Anderson presses at it and chips it back to the bowler who takes a lovely catch! Henry sticking out a right hand and clings on above his right shoulder without even looking at the ball! Very smart take and Henry finishes with four on debut 389/10
Extras (b 16, lb 6, w 2, nb 3) 27
  Total (all out; 100.5 overs) 389 (3.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TA Boult 29 6 79 4 2.72 136 10 0
9.6 to Ballance, 83.4 mph, drives at this one and he's gone, taking at third slip! Excellent diving catch from Southee, low to his right and Boult strikes in his first over from the Pavilion End. It was full and juicy, a seductive line and swinging late, Ballance pushed forwards a little harder than usual and a thick edge squirted into the cordon. The Black Caps are pointing perkily upwards 25/2
89.6 to Buttler, 84.5 mph, full and straight, Buttler misses, huge cry for lbw and given out! Buttler reviews but it looks good. No bat and straight enough. Pitched in line, hit bang in front and going on to crash into middle stump. What a blow to the final ball of the day! Just a full, straight, fairly quick delivery and it's caught Buttler out right at the death here 354/7
93.2 to Ali, 83.9 mph, touch wider, Moeen flicks at it and nicks behind! It might have bounced a little but it was a slightly lazy waft from Moeen and he got a thick edge for an easy catch behind. Just what New Zealand were after, no real damage from Moeen this morning and a bit of bounce has done for him. Second look at the catch actually, Latham only just held on in his fingertips, reaching with two hands to his left. A relieved face! 363/8
95.1 to Broad, 88.7 mph, lovely delivery, angled into the stumps, it nibbles away a little and takes a thin edge behind! Second quick strike for New Zealand and it's a very nice piece of bowling, getting this to move a little down the slope and Broad, playing from the crease, got a feather edge - the tiniest mark on Hot Spot - through to Latham who took a far more solid catch this time 368/9
View wicket TG Southee 24 1 104 1 4.33 102 16 0 (3nb, 1w)
7.2 to Lyth, 89.7 mph, presses forward to a length ball, was there a nick? Yes, says umpire Ravi! Lyth winces, he doesn't look certain either way but Southee and his team-mates were pretty convinced... After a chat with Cook, the debutant decides against having his first crack at the DRS. Probably wise, as Hot Spot suggests a scintilla of outside edge on the ball, it was quick and drew him forwards, actually nipped back to shave the bat. A very decent ball and the tiniest, tiniest tickle ends Lyth's first Test innings 17/1
View wickets MJ Henry 24.5 3 93 4 3.74 108 12 1 (1w)
10.2 to Cook, banged in short, down the leg side, Cook flails a pull shot... and there's a scrap of something on it, up goes the finger again! England are three down and reeling in the sunshine. Cook seemed a bit surprised, maybe extra pace in it from Henry, if a touch wayward, he swatted across the line and got a faint top edge that every Kiwi on the pitch heard 25/3
12.2 to Bell, bowled him, that's a beaut of a ball! A beaut and a brute in one, Bell's off stump is pegged back and Henry has his second of the morning! New Zealand are tearing into an already wounded England, they stuck them in and are rattling through the hosts at HQ. This was unplayable, reminiscent of that Jimmy Anderson delivery to Michael Clarke a couple of summers back, pitching on off and holding its line to decapitate the stump 30/4
63.5 to Root, slightly wide, Root goes for the cut that will bring up his hundred... but feathers an edge to the keeper! A second England batsman falls in the 90s, Root two runs short. Threw the bat but only managed to get a thin bottom edge on it 251/6
100.5 to Anderson, 82.3 mph, full on off stump, Anderson presses at it and chips it back to the bowler who takes a lovely catch! Henry sticking out a right hand and clings on above his right shoulder without even looking at the ball! Very smart take and Henry finishes with four on debut 389/10
View wicket MD Craig 18 2 77 1 4.27 71 11 0
44.1 to Stokes, 54.6 mph, shoulders arms outside off and bowls him! It's drifted into the top of off stump, slid down the slope and clipped the outside of the top of off. A great knock for Stokes but no century with that misjudgment. A wicket from nowhere for New Zealand, a breakthrough they so desperately needed 191/5
  CJ Anderson 5 1 14 0 2.80 20 1 0
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Ballance b Broad 70 156 115 8 1 60.86
35.2 82.6 mph, wider ball on a full length, Guptill seems to leather a drive but is caught to cover! Ballance gets down low to his left to take a good catch and now both openers are out within three balls, just what England wanted. Guptill was reaching for this a bit and swung a drive, got it off low on the bat and it looped towards Ballance, dying on him, solid catch 148/2
View dismissal TWM Latham lbw b Ali 59 151 98 10 0 60.20
34.6 60.4 mph, played back, it slides up the slope, strikes the pad and given out lbw! There's the breakthrough, Latham playing back when he should have been forward, trying to flick to leg, it skipped on a bit and caught the front pad half-way up going on to hit a good clunk of leg stump, umpire Ravi gave it out straightaway 148/1
View dismissal KS Williamson c Ballance b Ali 132 372 262 15 0 50.38
119.1 49.7 mph, forward, Williamson goes to flick it leg side and misses, initial appeal for lbw and also a cry for a catch at short leg, either way this is given out! I think lbw because it was pretty straight and I didn't think there was any bat involved. But I am corrected by Real Time Snicko that indicates a thin edge onto the pad that popped up to Ballance at backward short leg 470/6
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c †Buttler b Broad 62 210 135 7 0 45.92
85.4 85.4 mph, back of a length at the body, Taylor tries to fend it off and gets a glove down the leg side that is brilliantly held by Buttler! Diving full length to his left hand side, he has held a beauty at full stretch with one hand. Taylor looked in a little bother for the last couple of overs and here got one zipping into him that he couldn't get out of the way of, a brush of the glove and Buttler held the chance superbly. There's the breakthrough 337/3
View dismissal BB McCullum* c Root b Wood 42 62 38 6 1 110.52
98.3 83.3 mph, now tries to flick a length ball on the stumps over the leg side and gets a big whirling top edge that flies down towards third man and Root takes the catch! And this time Mark Wood does take his maiden Test wicket. McCullum with a slightly misjudement and it flew down quite fine on the off side but Root was able to come quickly to his left to take a catch just inside the rope 403/4
View dismissal CJ Anderson c †Buttler b Wood 9 26 20 2 0 45.00
104.2 88.2 mph, banged in down the leg side, Anderson fends at it... and Buttler takes another brilliant catch diving to his right! Just a flick of glove on the delivery but umpire Ravi spotted it. Buttler snaffled it one-handed a few inches above the ground 420/5
BJ Watling not out 61 123 86 11 0 70.93
View dismissal MD Craig lbw b Ali 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
119.3 but this is straighter and given out lbw! This also ran down the hill but from a straighter line. Craig reviews. It was definitely pad first, well away from the inside edge, caught him on the knee roll, question is probably whether it's high or not and Hawk Eye has it taking a big chunk of the bails, umpire's call but more than fair enough. Live time it looked dead 470/7
View dismissal TG Southee c Wood b Anderson 11 21 15 2 0 73.33
124.6 83.6 mph, length ball, Southee stepping to leg tries to heave up towards the Tavern and gets it all wrong, chipping a catch to midwicket. The ball was not there to hit at all really, just a steady length and Southee didn't even properly open his body up for a big slog either. Pretty ugly in the end 493/8
View dismissal MJ Henry c Root b Wood 10 16 10 2 0 100.00
128.4 85.0 mph, backs away and mows the ball straight up in the air, taken at point, Wood has a third! Big top edge from Henry, who was looking to get agricultural but has been put out to pasture (for now) 515/9
View dismissal TA Boult c Anderson b Broad 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
131.2 82.6 mph, steps to leg and hoicks the ball skyward, Anderson gives chase towards mid-on... and takes the catch at full length! Boult dies by the sword, though he nearly got away with it, as Anderson needed two grabs to be sure 523/10
Extras (b 26, lb 34, w 6, nb 1) 67
  Total (all out; 131.2 overs) 523 (3.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 29 7 88 1 3.03 137 12 0 (1w)
124.6 to Southee, 83.6 mph, length ball, Southee stepping to leg tries to heave up towards the Tavern and gets it all wrong, chipping a catch to midwicket. The ball was not there to hit at all really, just a steady length and Southee didn't even properly open his body up for a big slog either. Pretty ugly in the end 493/8
View wickets SCJ Broad 26.2 4 77 3 2.92 124 11 0 (1w)
35.2 to Guptill, 82.6 mph, wider ball on a full length, Guptill seems to leather a drive but is caught to cover! Ballance gets down low to his left to take a good catch and now both openers are out within three balls, just what England wanted. Guptill was reaching for this a bit and swung a drive, got it off low on the bat and it looped towards Ballance, dying on him, solid catch 148/2
85.4 to Taylor, 85.4 mph, back of a length at the body, Taylor tries to fend it off and gets a glove down the leg side that is brilliantly held by Buttler! Diving full length to his left hand side, he has held a beauty at full stretch with one hand. Taylor looked in a little bother for the last couple of overs and here got one zipping into him that he couldn't get out of the way of, a brush of the glove and Buttler held the chance superbly. There's the breakthrough 337/3
131.2 to Boult, 82.6 mph, steps to leg and hoicks the ball skyward, Anderson gives chase towards mid-on... and takes the catch at full length! Boult dies by the sword, though he nearly got away with it, as Anderson needed two grabs to be sure 523/10
View wickets MA Wood 27 2 93 3 3.44 117 12 0 (1nb)
98.3 to McCullum, 83.3 mph, now tries to flick a length ball on the stumps over the leg side and gets a big whirling top edge that flies down towards third man and Root takes the catch! And this time Mark Wood does take his maiden Test wicket. McCullum with a slightly misjudement and it flew down quite fine on the off side but Root was able to come quickly to his left to take a catch just inside the rope 403/4
104.2 to Anderson, 88.2 mph, banged in down the leg side, Anderson fends at it... and Buttler takes another brilliant catch diving to his right! Just a flick of glove on the delivery but umpire Ravi spotted it. Buttler snaffled it one-handed a few inches above the ground 420/5
128.4 to Henry, 85.0 mph, backs away and mows the ball straight up in the air, taken at point, Wood has a third! Big top edge from Henry, who was looking to get agricultural but has been put out to pasture (for now) 515/9
  BA Stokes 21 2 105 0 5.00 90 19 1
View wickets MM Ali 26 4 94 3 3.61 110 8 1
34.6 to Latham, 60.4 mph, played back, it slides up the slope, strikes the pad and given out lbw! There's the breakthrough, Latham playing back when he should have been forward, trying to flick to leg, it skipped on a bit and caught the front pad half-way up going on to hit a good clunk of leg stump, umpire Ravi gave it out straightaway 148/1
119.1 to Williamson, 49.7 mph, forward, Williamson goes to flick it leg side and misses, initial appeal for lbw and also a cry for a catch at short leg, either way this is given out! I think lbw because it was pretty straight and I didn't think there was any bat involved. But I am corrected by Real Time Snicko that indicates a thin edge onto the pad that popped up to Ballance at backward short leg 470/6
119.3 to Craig, but this is straighter and given out lbw! This also ran down the hill but from a straighter line. Craig reviews. It was definitely pad first, well away from the inside edge, caught him on the knee roll, question is probably whether it's high or not and Hawk Eye has it taking a big chunk of the bails, umpire's call but more than fair enough. Live time it looked dead 470/7
  JE Root 2 0 6 0 3.00 9 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Lyth c Southee b Boult 12 8 8 3 0 150.00
2.2 86.3 mph, tighter line, Lyth pushes tentatively this time - and steers it to slip! Boult has his man, straight from the playbook: plug away outside off, get some movement through the air and off the pitch. Lyth could probably have left it but, maybe excited by the feeling of bat on ball, couldn't help himself 14/1
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Latham b Boult 162 540 345 17 0 46.95
124.2 big appeal from Boult as Cook pushes forwards to a length ball outside off. Was there a sound? Umpire Ravi is unconvinced but McCullum asks for the review. It beat Cook past the inside edge, hard to see any visible deflection but Hot Spot seems to be picking up a little mark; yes, there's a spike of noise on Snicko, too. This is going to be overturned, Cook is gone after an enormously gutsy innings 455/7
View dismissal GS Ballance b Southee 0 22 12 0 0 0.00
7.4 81.7 mph, bowled him, that is a peach! Southee shaves the off stump, Ballance squared up and playing down the Bakerloo Line! Brilliant from Southee, full enough to hit the top of off, pitching on leg with a scrambled seam and nibbling away past the bat, even as Ballance thought he'd cover his timbers. He even stuck out his back leg involuntarily, like a lady bowing at court, so completely was he done 25/2
View dismissal IR Bell c †Latham b Southee 29 84 58 4 0 50.00
26.3 80.7 mph, fullish, beautiful line and Bell nicks it through, Southee strikes third ball! What a start, New Zealand are bouncing around, they've knocked one over straight away... There's a moment's delay as they check the no-ball but Southee was fine, half a boot behind the line. Bell was again trying to be positive, as he began his innings last night, but the ball swung away as he reached for it and left him running on thin air, the chasm yawning beneath 74/3
View dismissal JE Root c Boult b Henry 84 190 139 12 0 60.43
69.3 83.4 mph, bounces him again, Root pulls... and sends it unerringly straight to Boult at fine leg! Don't think that was the most sensible piece of shot selection from Root, it was almost like catching practice, so precisely did he pick out the man. Walks off to generous applause but he'll be kicking his own backside back up the stairs to the balcony 232/4
View dismissal BA Stokes c Taylor b Craig 101 109 92 15 3 109.78
95.6 51.1 mph, tossed up outside off, Stokes tries a slog sweep and edges to slip! The breakthrough comes and Stokes falls but not before a quite superb innings. There was enough turn here just to take the outside edge and it flew at shoulder height to Taylor who held an easy catch. Game-changing innings from Stokes and at the very least he has moved England back to much safer waters, and pretty quickly too 364/5
View dismissal JC Buttler c †Latham b Henry 14 24 18 2 0 77.77
100.5 80.2 mph, excellent delivery, snaking away from Buttler as he feels for it, thin edge taken by the keeper! Henry gets this one right on the money, curving in and then holding its line and rising to kiss the outside edge... Buttler could probably have left it but was a very decent ball 389/6
View dismissal MM Ali lbw b Boult 43 115 80 7 0 53.75
128.1 length ball, coming back in and Moeen is stuck on the crease, struck on the pads - given! Moeen reviews but it doesn't look good for him, no bat involved and he hadn't got forwards... Hawk-Eye says it would have knocked off the bails and that is enough, stays with the on-field decision and Moeen is a goner 478/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad b Boult 10 9 13 0 1 76.92
126.3 pitched up and bowled him, Boult bites back! Another all-too-brief cameo from Broad but it keeps the game moving, he was backing away and exposed the stumps, Boult hit leg 467/8
MA Wood not out 4 12 4 1 0 100.00
View dismissal JM Anderson b Boult 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
128.6 pitched up and bowled him, off stump out of the ground! New Zealand have cleaned England up and now they will get to chase. Perfect ball to a No. 11, full and veering back in late to hit the woodwork as Anderson flailed at it, also completes Boult's five-for 478/10
Extras (b 2, lb 12, w 5) 19
  Total (all out; 129 overs) 478 (3.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TA Boult 34 8 85 5 2.50 165 12 1
2.2 to Lyth, 86.3 mph, tighter line, Lyth pushes tentatively this time - and steers it to slip! Boult has his man, straight from the playbook: plug away outside off, get some movement through the air and off the pitch. Lyth could probably have left it but, maybe excited by the feeling of bat on ball, couldn't help himself 14/1
124.2 to Cook, big appeal from Boult as Cook pushes forwards to a length ball outside off. Was there a sound? Umpire Ravi is unconvinced but McCullum asks for the review. It beat Cook past the inside edge, hard to see any visible deflection but Hot Spot seems to be picking up a little mark; yes, there's a spike of noise on Snicko, too. This is going to be overturned, Cook is gone after an enormously gutsy innings 455/7
126.3 to Broad, pitched up and bowled him, Boult bites back! Another all-too-brief cameo from Broad but it keeps the game moving, he was backing away and exposed the stumps, Boult hit leg 467/8
128.1 to Ali, length ball, coming back in and Moeen is stuck on the crease, struck on the pads - given! Moeen reviews but it doesn't look good for him, no bat involved and he hadn't got forwards... Hawk-Eye says it would have knocked off the bails and that is enough, stays with the on-field decision and Moeen is a goner 478/9
128.6 to Anderson, pitched up and bowled him, off stump out of the ground! New Zealand have cleaned England up and now they will get to chase. Perfect ball to a No. 11, full and veering back in late to hit the woodwork as Anderson flailed at it, also completes Boult's five-for 478/10
View wickets TG Southee 34 4 162 2 4.76 138 23 3 (1w)
7.4 to Ballance, 81.7 mph, bowled him, that is a peach! Southee shaves the off stump, Ballance squared up and playing down the Bakerloo Line! Brilliant from Southee, full enough to hit the top of off, pitching on leg with a scrambled seam and nibbling away past the bat, even as Ballance thought he'd cover his timbers. He even stuck out his back leg involuntarily, like a lady bowing at court, so completely was he done 25/2
26.3 to Bell, 80.7 mph, fullish, beautiful line and Bell nicks it through, Southee strikes third ball! What a start, New Zealand are bouncing around, they've knocked one over straight away... There's a moment's delay as they check the no-ball but Southee was fine, half a boot behind the line. Bell was again trying to be positive, as he began his innings last night, but the ball swung away as he reached for it and left him running on thin air, the chasm yawning beneath 74/3
View wickets MJ Henry 29 3 106 2 3.65 121 11 0 (2w)
69.3 to Root, 83.4 mph, bounces him again, Root pulls... and sends it unerringly straight to Boult at fine leg! Don't think that was the most sensible piece of shot selection from Root, it was almost like catching practice, so precisely did he pick out the man. Walks off to generous applause but he'll be kicking his own backside back up the stairs to the balcony 232/4
100.5 to Buttler, 80.2 mph, excellent delivery, snaking away from Buttler as he feels for it, thin edge taken by the keeper! Henry gets this one right on the money, curving in and then holding its line and rising to kiss the outside edge... Buttler could probably have left it but was a very decent ball 389/6
View wicket MD Craig 28 3 96 1 3.42 125 14 0 (1w)
95.6 to Stokes, 51.1 mph, tossed up outside off, Stokes tries a slog sweep and edges to slip! The breakthrough comes and Stokes falls but not before a quite superb innings. There was enough turn here just to take the outside edge and it flew at shoulder height to Taylor who held an easy catch. Game-changing innings from Stokes and at the very least he has moved England back to much safer waters, and pretty quickly too 364/5
  CJ Anderson 3 0 13 0 4.33 10 1 0
  KS Williamson 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 345 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Ballance b Anderson 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 pitched up and swinging, beautiful line and he's gone, edged to second slip! Anderson strikes second ball, his 399th Test wicket and it is a classic, full and inviting and shaping devastatingly away from Guptill's push forward. One down, for England, nine to go 0/1
View dismissal TWM Latham lbw b Broad 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 over the wicket, good length, straightening on leg stump, Latham is struck on the pads - given! Broad raises Anderson by striking with his very first delivery, a golden duck for Latham! He doesn't bother to review after consulting with Williamson, though I thought there might have been a question of whether it pitched outside leg; Hawk-Eye shows it to be a good decision by umpire Ravi on that front, however, as it definitely pitched in line, would have clipped the stump. What a start for England 0/2
View dismissal KS Williamson c Root b Stokes 27 101 70 3 0 38.57
23.4 and now he's got him! Caught in the gully, Williamson pressing away from his body and he's guided this to gully where Joe Root holds on low to his right. Huge wicket and a run of good deliveries, creating problems for Williamson, has forced a mistake, a little bounce again here and Williamson couldn't keep the stroke down, thickish outside edge and Root got down low to take the chance with two hands. 45 minutes of careful batting since lunch has been ended 61/4
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Broad 8 20 12 1 0 66.66
5.3 full and hit on the front pad as Taylor swipes across the line, Broad is off celebrating as the finger goes up! This is deja vu all over again for Broad and New Zealand, they are already in danger of being filleted at Lord's just like in 2013. No doubt about this one, though it wasn't a good shot from Taylor, pinned him bang in front of middle and off 12/3
View dismissal BJ Watling c †Buttler b Wood 59 192 143 9 0 41.25
50.3 shorter again, it bounces a little and takes a glove behind! There's the breakthrough, Watling gloves it through to Buttler, he couldn't get out of the way of this one and Watling's fine rearguard action is finally ended. Just a bit of extra bounce from Wood around the off stump line, Watling couldn't ride it this time and it was a healthy brush of the glove for an easy chance to Buttler 168/6
View dismissal BB McCullum* b Stokes 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
23.5 length ball swings this back and bowled him!! Two in two, McCullum cramped up with the delivery nipping back into him and he couldn't keep it out. The afternoon suddenly transformed and Stokes is the man for England. It's come sharply back at McCullum, into his thigh pad, up onto the bat and then down onto the stumps, New Zealand's skipper gone first ball 61/5
View dismissal CJ Anderson lbw b Root 67 126 87 13 1 77.01
53.5 angled in, strikes the pad, huge appeal and given out lbw!! Anderson waits a while but goes for the review, is this slipping down leg? It's missed the inside edge and struck below the knee roll but could be missing leg stump...but it's clipping leg stump on Hawk Eye! Slightly unlucky for Anderson but the decision stays with umpire Ravi. Hawk Eye had it clipping the outside of leg stump so it didn't straighten that much but it straightened enough 174/7
View dismissal MD Craig b Stokes 4 34 24 0 0 16.66
58.6 full and straight bowled him!! Stokes the man for England again! Craig beaten for pace, the delivery - aimed at leg stump - takes a flick of the pad and deflects into off stump. What drama here, England two away now 198/8
View dismissal TG Southee c & b Ali 20 23 16 3 0 125.00
59.1 tossed up, Southee drives in the air, back to the bowler and Moeen grabs it, low to his left! Tumbling catch but he held it above the ground, another big cheer rings around Lord's, Southee looks crestfallen, heads off... England are right on the brink of a famous win 198/9
MJ Henry not out 10 39 24 1 0 41.66
View dismissal TA Boult c Ali b Broad 10 38 26 2 0 38.46
67.3 short ball, Boult uppercuts... Moeen is down at third man, he's taken the catch, diving full length! Of all the places to be caught trying to save a Test! Moeen did brilliantly well, he was running back to his left, went with both hands but took it in his left, managed to cling on as he fell to the ground, just below the England team balcony. England win by 124 runs and go 1-0 up in the series 220/10
Extras (b 5, lb 7, w 2, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 67.3 overs) 220 (3.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JM Anderson 14 5 31 1 2.21 72 5 0 (1w)
0.2 to Guptill, pitched up and swinging, beautiful line and he's gone, edged to second slip! Anderson strikes second ball, his 399th Test wicket and it is a classic, full and inviting and shaping devastatingly away from Guptill's push forward. One down, for England, nine to go 0/1
View wickets SCJ Broad 16.3 3 50 3 3.03 74 7 0 (1nb)
1.1 to Latham, over the wicket, good length, straightening on leg stump, Latham is struck on the pads - given! Broad raises Anderson by striking with his very first delivery, a golden duck for Latham! He doesn't bother to review after consulting with Williamson, though I thought there might have been a question of whether it pitched outside leg; Hawk-Eye shows it to be a good decision by umpire Ravi on that front, however, as it definitely pitched in line, would have clipped the stump. What a start for England 0/2
5.3 to Taylor, full and hit on the front pad as Taylor swipes across the line, Broad is off celebrating as the finger goes up! This is deja vu all over again for Broad and New Zealand, they are already in danger of being filleted at Lord's just like in 2013. No doubt about this one, though it wasn't a good shot from Taylor, pinned him bang in front of middle and off 12/3
67.3 to Boult, short ball, Boult uppercuts... Moeen is down at third man, he's taken the catch, diving full length! Of all the places to be caught trying to save a Test! Moeen did brilliantly well, he was running back to his left, went with both hands but took it in his left, managed to cling on as he fell to the ground, just below the England team balcony. England win by 124 runs and go 1-0 up in the series 220/10
View wicket MA Wood 13 3 47 1 3.61 58 7 0
50.3 to Watling, shorter again, it bounces a little and takes a glove behind! There's the breakthrough, Watling gloves it through to Buttler, he couldn't get out of the way of this one and Watling's fine rearguard action is finally ended. Just a bit of extra bounce from Wood around the off stump line, Watling couldn't ride it this time and it was a healthy brush of the glove for an easy chance to Buttler 168/6
View wickets BA Stokes 11 3 38 3 3.45 53 5 1 (1w)
23.4 to Williamson, and now he's got him! Caught in the gully, Williamson pressing away from his body and he's guided this to gully where Joe Root holds on low to his right. Huge wicket and a run of good deliveries, creating problems for Williamson, has forced a mistake, a little bounce again here and Williamson couldn't keep the stroke down, thickish outside edge and Root got down low to take the chance with two hands. 45 minutes of careful batting since lunch has been ended 61/4
23.5 to McCullum, length ball swings this back and bowled him!! Two in two, McCullum cramped up with the delivery nipping back into him and he couldn't keep it out. The afternoon suddenly transformed and Stokes is the man for England. It's come sharply back at McCullum, into his thigh pad, up onto the bat and then down onto the stumps, New Zealand's skipper gone first ball 61/5
58.6 to Craig, full and straight bowled him!! Stokes the man for England again! Craig beaten for pace, the delivery - aimed at leg stump - takes a flick of the pad and deflects into off stump. What drama here, England two away now 198/8
View wicket MM Ali 8 3 35 1 4.37 37 7 0
59.1 to Southee, tossed up, Southee drives in the air, back to the bowler and Moeen grabs it, low to his left! Tumbling catch but he held it above the ground, another big cheer rings around Lord's, Southee looks crestfallen, heads off... England are right on the brink of a famous win 198/9
View wicket JE Root 5 3 7 1 1.40 27 1 0
53.5 to Anderson, angled in, strikes the pad, huge appeal and given out lbw!! Anderson waits a while but goes for the review, is this slipping down leg? It's missed the inside edge and struck below the knee roll but could be missing leg stump...but it's clipping leg stump on Hawk Eye! Slightly unlucky for Anderson but the decision stays with umpire Ravi. Hawk Eye had it clipping the outside of leg stump so it didn't straighten that much but it straightened enough 174/7

Match details


Toss - New Zealand
Series - England led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - A Lyth and MA Wood (England); MJ Henry (New Zealand)
Player of the match - BA Stokes (England)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - NJ Llong
Close of play
  • Thu, 21 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 354/7 (MM Ali 49*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 22 May - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 303/2 (KS Williamson 92*, LRPL Taylor 47*, 77 ov)
  • Sat, 23 May - day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/2 (AN Cook 32*, IR Bell 29*, 26 ov)
  • Sun, 24 May - day 4 - England 2nd innings 429/6 (AN Cook 153*, MM Ali 19*, 118 ov)
  • Mon, 25 May - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 220 (67.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 30/4 in 12.2 overs (JE Root 4)
    • England: 50 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 1
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (JE Root 27, BA Stokes 23, Ex 0)
    • Over 22.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
    • England: 100 runs in 24.3 overs (149 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: England - 113/4 in 26.0 overs (JE Root 49, BA Stokes 36)
    • TWM Latham kept wickets in place of BJ Watling from 27th over
    • JE Root: 50 off 53 balls (8 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 116 balls (JE Root 53, BA Stokes 47, Ex 3)
    • BA Stokes: 50 off 55 balls (9 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (221 balls), Extras 6
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 168 balls (JE Root 57, BA Stokes 89, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: England - 182/4 in 40.0 overs (JE Root 61, BA Stokes 89)
    • England: 200 runs in 48.5 overs (296 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: England - 219/5 in 55.0 overs (JE Root 80, JC Buttler 13)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (JE Root 27, JC Buttler 24, Ex 0)
    • England: 250 runs in 63.2 overs (383 balls), Extras 10
    • Over 63.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 287/6 in 74.0 overs (JC Buttler 42, MM Ali 15)
    • England: 300 runs in 76.4 overs (463 balls), Extras 15
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (JC Buttler 23, MM Ali 23, Ex 5)
    • JC Buttler: 50 off 95 balls (6 x 4)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • England: 350 runs in 87.6 overs (531 balls), Extras 23
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (JC Buttler 41, MM Ali 49, Ex 13)
    • End Of Day: England - 354/7 in 90.0 overs (MM Ali 49)
    • Over 89.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - JC Buttler (Struck down)
    • MM Ali: 50 off 97 balls (9 x 4)
    • Innings Break: England - 389/10 in 100.5 overs (MA Wood 8)
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 44/0 in 15.0 overs (MJ Guptill 26, TWM Latham 13)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (MJ Guptill 26, TWM Latham 21, Ex 6)
    • MJ Guptill: 50 off 87 balls (7 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 28.5 overs (174 balls), Extras 11
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 174 balls (MJ Guptill 50, TWM Latham 41, Ex 11)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 102/0 in 29.0 overs (MJ Guptill 50, TWM Latham 41)
    • TWM Latham: 50 off 95 balls (9 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 35.3 overs (214 balls), Extras 22
    • Tea: New Zealand - 173/2 in 42.0 overs (KS Williamson 11, LRPL Taylor 7)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (KS Williamson 28, LRPL Taylor 15, Ex 7)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 49.6 overs (301 balls), Extras 26
    • Over 52.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - LRPL Taylor (Struck down)
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 78 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 245/2 in 60.0 overs (KS Williamson 54, LRPL Taylor 31)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 157 balls (KS Williamson 58, LRPL Taylor 31, Ex 12)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 61.6 overs (373 balls), Extras 31
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 233 balls (KS Williamson 91, LRPL Taylor 47, Ex 12)
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 75.3 overs (454 balls), Extras 35
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 303/2 in 77.0 overs (KS Williamson 92, LRPL Taylor 47)
    • KS Williamson: 100 off 148 balls (12 x 4)
    • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 111 balls (5 x 4)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: New Zealand 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); England 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • New Zealand: 350 runs in 89.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 48
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 352/3 in 90.0 overs (KS Williamson 107, BB McCullum 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (KS Williamson 5, BB McCullum 30, Ex 17)
    • New Zealand: 400 runs in 97.5 overs (588 balls), Extras 58
    • Over 98.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 407/4 in 100.3 overs (KS Williamson 112, CJ Anderson 4)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 407/4 in 100.3 overs (KS Williamson 112, CJ Anderson 4)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 407/4 in 100.3 overs (KS Williamson 112, CJ Anderson 4)
    • Over 106.1: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - BJ Watling (Upheld)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 448/5 in 115.0 overs (KS Williamson 125, BJ Watling 18)
    • New Zealand: 450 runs in 115.2 overs (693 balls), Extras 63
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (KS Williamson 16, BJ Watling 33, Ex 1)
    • Over 119.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MD Craig (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 500 runs in 125.6 overs (757 balls), Extras 67
    • Tea: New Zealand - 507/8 in 127.0 overs (BJ Watling 47, MJ Henry 8)
    • BJ Watling: 50 off 75 balls (9 x 4)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 523/10 in 131.2 overs (BJ Watling 61)
    • England 2nd innings
    • TWM Latham kept wickets in place of BJ Watling from start of 2nd innings
    • Drinks: England - 43/2 in 12.0 overs (AN Cook 19, IR Bell 12)
    • England: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 0
    • End Of Day: England - 74/2 in 26.0 overs (AN Cook 32, IR Bell 29)
    • England: 100 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: England - 105/3 in 40.0 overs (AN Cook 47, JE Root 11)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 122 balls (4 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (AN Cook 22, JE Root 26, Ex 5)
    • England: 150 runs in 48.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 6
    • JE Root: 50 off 83 balls (7 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 156 balls (AN Cook 37, JE Root 57, Ex 6)
    • Over 53.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
    • Lunch: England - 175/3 in 54.0 overs (AN Cook 69, JE Root 58)
    • England: 200 runs in 61.6 overs (372 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 235 balls (AN Cook 62, JE Root 80, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: England - 230/3 in 68.0 overs (AN Cook 97, JE Root 83)
    • AN Cook: 100 off 206 balls in 314 minutes (12 x 4)
    • Over 72.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down)
    • England: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (444 balls), Extras 9
    • Rain: England - 261/4 in 76.3 overs (AN Cook 105, BA Stokes 22)
    • Tea: England - 261/4 in 76.3 overs (AN Cook 105, BA Stokes 22)
    • Rain: England - 261/4 in 76.3 overs (AN Cook 105, BA Stokes 22)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (AN Cook 12, BA Stokes 38, Ex 2)
    • BA Stokes: 50 off 57 balls (9 x 4)
    • England: 300 runs in 85.5 overs (515 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 86.1: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 118 balls (AN Cook 19, BA Stokes 77, Ex 4)
    • England: 350 runs in 90.6 overs (546 balls), Extras 15
    • BA Stokes: 100 off 85 balls in 92 minutes (15 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 369/5 in 98.0 overs (AN Cook 124, JC Buttler 3)
    • England: 400 runs in 105.2 overs (632 balls), Extras 16
    • AN Cook: 150 off 314 balls (15 x 4)
    • End Of Day: England - 429/6 in 118.0 overs (AN Cook 153, MM Ali 19)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 123 balls (AN Cook 20, MM Ali 29, Ex 1)
    • England: 450 runs in 123.2 overs (740 balls), Extras 17
    • Over 124.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
    • Over 128.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - MM Ali (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: England - 478/10 in 129.0 overs (MA Wood 4)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 21/3 in 13.0 overs (KS Williamson 7, BJ Watling 5)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 75/5 in 26.0 overs (BJ Watling 17, CJ Anderson 14)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 10
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (BJ Watling 12, CJ Anderson 35, Ex 3)
    • CJ Anderson: 50 off 44 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 134/5 in 41.0 overs (BJ Watling 36, CJ Anderson 51)
    • Over 41.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - BJ Watling (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 45.3 overs (274 balls), Extras 13
    • BJ Watling: 50 off 127 balls (8 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (BJ Watling 36, CJ Anderson 60, Ex 4)
    • Over 53.5: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - CJ Anderson (Struck down)
    • Over 59.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - TA Boult (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 60.2 overs (363 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 200/9 in 62.0 overs (MJ Henry 2, TA Boult 0)
    • Total Attendance - 125,000
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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