20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 180/7 | RR: 9.00

  • Mitchell Santner15 (9b)
  • Tom Curran4-0-29-2
  • Sam Curran4-0-29-1

3.41pm: A quick turnaround after a relatively slow over-rate in the first innings, so the players will be out there within a couple of minutes - Alan is primed and ready to take you through the chase.

3.38pm "Travesty that Parkinson only got 2 overs - certainly didn't bowl badly!" Completely agree, Louis - I assumed that Morgan would turn to him at the death like he does with Rashid, but it wasn't to be.

So New Zealand finish on 180, which seems like a decent score, probably around about par. There were points when it looked as though they'd end with a total nearer 200, not least when Colin de Grandhomme was firing, but England dragged it back at the death and find themselves with a difficult, but gettable target.

TK Curran to Southee, OUT, slower ball to finish, throws everything at it but can't connect. Santner tries to scamper through for a bye (which should happen every single time on the final ball of the first innings, but more on that another time) and Billings throws down the stumps

MJ Santner run out (†Billings) 15 (11m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

TK Curran to Santner, 1 run, suffles across to the off side, flicks it off his pads straight to the man at deep midwicket and hits it so cleanly that there's no chance of getting back for two
TK Curran to Santner, FOUR runs, misses the yorker this time, low full toss and Santner nails this down the ground for four! Great shot from Santner, showing his power at the death
TK Curran to Santner, 2 runs, back-of-the-hand slower ball, nailed down the ground cross-batted and Vince's throw isn't quite right, meaning they get back for a couple

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st27DJ MalanT Banton
2nd63DJ MalanJM Vince
3rd49EJG MorganJM Vince
4th3JM VinceSW Billings
5th5JM VinceSM Curran
6th1L GregorySM Curran
7th1TK CurranSM Curran
8th17TK CurranS Mahmood