Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
124 | (wicket maiden) | ENG: 353/10

  • Jack Leach18 (55b)
  • Neil Wagner32-7-90-3
  • Tim Southee32-7-88-4

2.25pm: So England manage to scrape 350, but New Zealand will be pretty happy to have rounded up the last six wickets today for 112 runs. The tourists managed five 50-plus partnerships but the five others were in single-figures, as Tim Southee and Neil Wagner shared seven wickets between them. Is it a total England can work with? Maybe, though New Zealand will hope at least one of their number can produce a match-shaping hundred. Matt will be back for the start of the innings shortly

123.6
W
Wagner to Broad, OUT, dragged on, Wagner finishes things! Pinned back by a series of bouncers, Broad is then unable to get far enough forward to a full one, and ends up deflecting a thick inside edge into his stumps

SCJ Broad b Wagner 1 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

123.5
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, back of a length, tapped down into the leg side
123.4
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, more well-directed short stuff, again Broad puts his dukes up and takes it on the gloves, could have gone anywhere, that
123.3
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, oof, that's a feisty bumper, 134kph/83mph but right at the head, Broad takes a blow on the fingers jabbing it away
123.2
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, banged in, Broad hangs back and jabs it down
123.1
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, chin music, Broad gets in a bit of a tangle fending it away off the back foot... the ball plops a few feet in front of short leg, he ended up close to treading on his stumps, too

END OF OVER:
123 | 1 Run | ENG: 353/9

  • Jack Leach18 (55b)
  • Stuart Broad1 (4b)
  • Tim Southee32-7-88-4
  • Neil Wagner31-6-90-2
122.6
0
Southee to Leach, no run, length delivery in the channel, Leach sniffs the wind and lets the ball go

Terence Jones: "Was Santner's catch legal? He only just jumped over the advertising hoardings as Wagner ran in, it's possible Buttler didn't know he was out there." Nothing in the Laws about it, far as I know. Hard to call it a deliberate act of deception...

122.5
0
Southee to Leach, no run, plugging away on off, hops into line and blocks
122.4
0
Southee to Leach, no run, full on off stump, Leach taps it towards backward point
122.3
0
Southee to Leach, no run, gets into line and leaves
122.2
1
Southee to Broad, 1 run, pitched up a bit further and Broad squeezes out a thick outside edge for one
122.1
0
Southee to Broad, no run, length ball just outside off, Broad plays in side the line

"What's Santner doing, you ask. He's taking catches!!!" chirps Devashish

END OF OVER:
122 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 352/9

  • Jack Leach18 (51b)
  • Stuart Broad0 (2b)
  • Neil Wagner31-6-90-2
  • Tim Southee31-7-87-4
121.6
0
Wagner to Leach, no run, dug in again, but Leach safely negotiates the final ball of the over
121.5
0
Wagner to Leach, no run, short and nasty, jabbed away off the back foot in front of the lurking short leg
121.4
4
Wagner to Leach, FOUR runs, sliced away for a boundary, Leach picks up four, raising the England 350 in the process
121.3
1b
Wagner to Broad, 1 bye, banged in, climbing through above the ducking Broad... and Watling can't grab it, either, and they sneak a bye
121.2
0
Wagner to Broad, no run, goes full and straight, manages to dig the ball out

So the shepherd falls, Broad the last lamb out to the middle

121.1
W
Wagner to Buttler, OUT, slapped hard over point, picks out Santner on the rope! Buttler's handy rearguard ends with an overhit swat, trying to cash in on a short, wide delivery. Santner had in fact only just hurdled the boundary boards to get back in play as Wagner delivered the ball, having been signing autographs for the crowd!

JC Buttler c Santner b Wagner 43 (105m 70b 5x4 1x6) SR: 61.42

121.1
1w
Wagner to Buttler, 1 wide, sprayed almost off the cut strip, Dharmasena calls this one

END OF OVER:
121 | 9 Runs | ENG: 346/8

  • Jos Buttler43 (69b)
  • Jack Leach14 (48b)
  • Tim Southee31-7-87-4
  • Neil Wagner30-6-85-1
120.6
1
Southee to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length and Buttler continues to do as he pleases, cut for a single

Brings up the fifty partnership between these two

120.5
4
Southee to Buttler, FOUR runs, shortish, room to free the arms, hammered in front of deep cover for four this time! Superbly well struck, Buttler rubbing salt in now
120.4
2
Southee to Buttler, 2 runs, full outside off, drilled out towards the man in the deep, Raval in the action again... and this time a fumble allows Buttler to come back for two
120.3
0
Southee to Buttler, no run, pitched up and pushed into the covers

England 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st48RJ BurnsDP Sibley
2nd5JL DenlyRJ Burns
3rd2JL DenlyMJ Leach
4th14JL DenlyJE Root
5th52JL DenlyBA Stokes
6th11JL DenlyOJ Pope
7th1JC ButtlerOJ Pope
8th5JC ButtlerSM Curran
9th59SM CurranJC Archer
10th0SCJ BroadSM Curran