Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IJL Trott
121(235) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
BB McCullum
69(94) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 4 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O17.2
M2
R51
W6
Eco2.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O12.0
M4
R27
W1
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
68 | 3 Runs | NZ: 162/2

  • LRPL Taylor41 (90b)
  • KS Williamson55 (174b)
  • SCJ Broad14-6-32-0
  • MS Panesar26-12-44-1

5.55pm: Play has been abandoned, so you can all go home ... Actually, you probably are already at home. I'm definitely going to go home, as soon as the Tube starts up again. We'll be back again from 10am (2100 GMT) tomorrow (later today), with New Zealand 49 runs from taking the game to a fourth innings and England requiring eight wickets. Spoiler alert: The forecast isn't good. Cheerio

5.50pm: They've taken off the Hessian and put the stumps back in ... but apparently it's raining again. Out go the umpires for a looksee. Okay, forgive me for sounding like a stuck record but the covers are being put back on.

"Time to give up for the day," counsels Ivy, "heaps of rain coming again - can only just see Somes Island in the harbour from Mt Cook."

5.40pm: Apparently the rain has blown over again - so the umpires have gone back out to have a chat with the groundsman out in the middle. Looks like they're still focusing their efforts on covering the pitch and square...

But we only get one more delivery, as the umpires decide that it's not worth persevering with - off go the players and on come the covers again. Sounds as if that might be it for the day, folks, what with the radar predicting more of the same.

67.6
0
Broad to Taylor, no run, sharp bouncer, aiming at the top of Taylor's lid, he flinches underneath it

Rain on the camera lens now too, the flag above the pavilion rippling - Rauf and Tucker have a chat but agree to hold on a bit longer

67.5
1
Broad to Williamson, 1 run, touch short and dropped towards midwicket, wide of the fielder and they scamper another one
67.4
0
Broad to Williamson, no run, slightly back of a length and over the top of off, Williamson defends from the crease

Cameras picking up rain on the horizon... The groundstaff readying the covers again

67.3
0
Broad to Williamson, no run, gets a stride in to defend into the off side
67.2
0
Broad to Williamson, no run, fullish length and coming back in from outside off, pushed back on the leg side

"I think I like the Williamson who doesn't hit it in the air better..." observes Jayden

67.1
2
Broad to Williamson, 2 runs, short and wide from Broad, room for Williamson to play the back-cut, Compton dives at backward point and prevents four

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IJL Trott
121(235) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
BB McCullum
69(94) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 4 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O17.2
M2
R51
W6
Eco2.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O12.0
M4
R27
W1
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF