Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
201 | 12 Runs | NZ: 615/9

  • Neil Wagner11 (5b)
  • Trent Boult1 (1b)
  • Jack Leach47-7-153-2
  • Jofra Archer42-15-107-1

4.15pm: England's openers will be out in about ten minutes, Rory Burns having not been on the field after suffering that split thumb yesterday. There are something like 28 overs left in the day... and some news from the New Zealand camp: Tom Latham is going to keep wicket, to give Watling a break after his marathon effort with the bat

With that, New Zealand have declared, Wagner and Boult trotting from the pitch to strap on their bowling boots. England need 263 to win to make New Zealand bat again, although realistically they need to find a way to get through the remaining 3.9 sessions of this Test if they are to avoid defeat

200.6
4
Leach to Wagner, FOUR runs, and now out comes the reverse-sweep! Swiped for four more, indignity heaped upon indignity for England
200.5
6
Leach to Wagner, SIX runs, Wagner connects with this one, walloped into the crowd at deep midwicket! No point in mucking about now, is there?
200.4
0
Leach to Wagner, no run, struck on the pads going back
200.3
1
Leach to Boult, 1 run, pushed through on the stumps and Boult jabs one through midwicket

"7th highest ever test score by a wicketkeeper from BJ," notes Alex. "An outstanding innings."

200.2
1
Leach to Wagner, 1 run, flighted, Wagner goes for a hack across the line and squirts one through square leg
200.1
0
Leach to Wagner, no run, lobbed up and nudged off the front pad

Neil Wagner is the other new batsman

END OF OVER:
200 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 603/9

  • Neil Wagner0 (0b)
  • Jofra Archer42-15-107-1
  • Jack Leach46-7-141-2

New Zealand will continue batting, though, as Trent Boult walks out at No. 11

199.6
W
Archer to Watling, OUT, swings hard, feathers an edge - Watling departs at long last! England get their man, after 473 balls of trying, and he will walk off to an impressive ovation at the Bay Oval. Archer gets some relief, though the gods know Watling wouldn't have got out had he not been trying to push on for the team cause

BJ Watling c †Buttler b Archer 205 (667m 473b 24x4 1x6) SR: 43.34

199.6
1w
Archer to Watling, 1 wide, banged in very short and wide outside off... too high, that's called by Dharmasena. Equals the record for most wides bowled in a Test
199.5
0
Archer to Watling, no run, dug in, 136kph and tugged into the leg side without much timing
199.4
0
Archer to Watling, no run, short of a length, Watling swings at it and misses
199.3
0
Archer to Watling, no run, gentle bumper in the channel, fails to connect with a cut
199.2
4
Archer to Watling, FOUR runs, another cutter, Watling picks it and holds the pose - lofted down the ground through long-on
199.1
0
Archer to Watling, no run, full and straight, pace off and Watling nudges to the on side

Jofra Archer from the other end

END OF OVER:
199 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 598/8

  • BJ Watling201 (467b)
  • Jack Leach46-7-141-2
  • Sam Curran35-7-119-3
198.6
W
Leach to Southee, OUT, gone, chipped back to the bowler! The fun times are brief for Southee - and he won't get any further up this list - as Leach clings on to a firm chance bunted at him in his follow through

TG Southee c & b Leach 9 (21m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 69.23

198.5
1
Leach to Watling, 1 run, lobbed up, touch short outside off, Watling slaps one more out to deep cover
198.4
1
Leach to Southee, 1 run, flighted, goes for another big yahoo, miscued through the leg side for one
198.3
0
Leach to Southee, no run, makes a bit of room and skews this into the covers
198.2
0
Leach to Southee, no run, pushed through outside leg stump, Southee pats this away
198.1
6
Leach to Southee, SIX runs, dumped over long-off first ball! Tossed up from over the wicket and Southee steps out, adding to his impressive six-hitting record with a casual lofted shot

Jack Leach asked to go back to the well

Evening all. What a knock from BJ Watling... and look, England are about to bring up a double-hundred themselves. This will be 200 overs bowled in an innings for only the third time this century (assuming New Zealand don't declare at the end of this one)

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