Player of the Match
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    6.6 edged and gone! You have to say that was coming in this over... something snapped in Raval's mind as Broad started to turn the screw on that round-the-wicket line. A firm-handed drive, no foot movement, and straight into Joe Root's breadbasket at first slip. England have their breakthrough, and a hard-earned one 16/1
    55.6 misjudgement! He's known where his off stump is, he's been so sure of it, but this time, Broad's angle back into the leftie scrambles his geometry. A sure-set leave-alone outside off, except it wasn't... it was right on the top of off stump itself! 182/4
    13.6 edged and gone! Wow, spoke too soon, as that one did just enough off the seam to kiss the edge as Williamson got squared up ... and a fat edge flew straight off the splice to Root for his second catch of the morning. Good areas from Woakes, and they snag the Big Fish! 39/2
    47.4 fifty and out! He's driven on the up and nicked it straight to Root first slip. It was travelling but the England skipper holds on tight. 155/3
    63.1 banged in short, and Nicholls has walked straight into the honey-trap! Out comes the bouncer, out comes the pull, but the ball was well directed, right on the badge, and the ball ballooned off a top-edged pull to Broad at backward square! Now then! 191/5
    116.5 wow! Finally! Broad gets the breakthrough. He was way behind the crease when he let go of a short ball, steepling bounce, it strikes the bat high and loops to Burns at gully for a comfortable catch. 315/6
    120.4 banged in short, from wide on the crease, Mitchell climbs into the pull, but he's not got hold of this! Archer steadies himself on the boundary's edge at fine leg, reverse-cups the hands, swallows the chance, and now there's a real opening for England! 330/7
    128.6 pulled, top-edged, Woakes is the man on the square leg boundary, and Archer has the breakthrough! It's been hard work for England, but their toil is nearly over... maybe 375/9
    125.1 gloved through to the keeper! England keep chipping away, and this is a sharp lifter on a good length from Woakes, the tight line denies Southee the chance to get out of harm's way, and that's Ollie Pope's maiden catch as a Test wicketkeeper, which is notable 357/8
    not out
    129.1 full toss, on the legs, chipped to Sibley at midwicket, and that's the end of that! It's an easy game. A flurry of wickets and they all sprint from the field. Well, the openers do at any rate. 375/10
    18 (b 15, lb 3)
    375 all out (129.1 Overs, RR: 2.9, 572 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jeet Raval, 6.6 ov), 2-39 (Kane Williamson, 13.6 ov), 3-155 (Ross Taylor, 47.4 ov), 4-182 (Tom Latham, 55.6 ov), 5-191 (Henry Nicholls, 63.1 ov), 6-315 (BJ Watling, 116.5 ov), 7-330 (Daryl Mitchell, 120.4 ov), 8-357 (Tim Southee, 125.1 ov), 9-375 (Mitchell Santner, 128.6 ov), 10-375 (Neil Wagner, 129.1 ov)
    SCJ Broad2877342.6000
    JC Archer2887512.6700
    CR Woakes3168332.6700
    SM Curran23.176322.7100
    JE Root301404.6600
    BA Stokes1353602.7600
    JL Denly301304.3300
    73.3 and Burns is run out! It took a very long time for the third umpire to decide that was out, checking all angles to make sure the bail was dislodged and it was with the batsman just shy of his ground taking a second run as Jeet Raval throws in from mid-wicket. 201/3
    6.4 fuller ball, it's angling in straight, he's played at it but missed, it raps him on the pad and he's gone! LBW to end a rather flustered and short-lived stay at the crease 11/1
    9.5 similar line, just outside off, Denly flashes at it and he's gone! He gets a substantial edge which Watling captures beautifully diving to his right 24/2
    157.3 Root skips down the wicket and produces an inside-out slap to deep cover, where a catch by Henry Nicholls ends Root's innings! 458/7
    91.5 edged and gone! That's a special delivery from Southee, it needed something perfect to extract the ominous Stokes. That shaped in on off stump, nipped a fraction away, and got the benefit of Stokes' hard-handed intent. Taylor scoops well at a solitary slip, and New Zealand have their reward for a dry spell of bowling 245/4
    94.2 edged and gone! Wagner finds the perfect length for the new boy, whose feet weren't moving as the ball tailed away from a hard-handed push! Watling dives away to his right and that's an early demise 262/5
    156.5 shorter ball, Pope looks to pull but ends up hoiking it towards deep square leg where Jeet Raval takes a comfortable catch .. finally New Zealand have a wicket! 455/6
    not out
    158.4 great length, on off-stump and he goes the drive, only to get a hefty edge to the keeper 460/8
    162.2 slower ball from Wagner and he tempts another hearty drive from Archer, who chops the ball onto his stumps, gone! 476/9
    162.5 clean bowled! Broad was sitting back as Wagner got the knuckle ball to float and dip and beat the bat, clattering into off stump. Wagner has a five-for 476/10
    20 (b 4, lb 14, nb 1, w 1)
    476 all out (162.5 Overs, RR: 2.92, 706 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Dom Sibley, 6.4 ov), 2-24 (Joe Denly, 9.5 ov), 3-201 (Rory Burns, 73.3 ov), 4-245 (Ben Stokes, 91.5 ov), 5-262 (Zak Crawley, 94.2 ov), 6-455 (Ollie Pope, 156.5 ov), 7-458 (Joe Root, 157.3 ov), 8-460 (Chris Woakes, 158.4 ov), 9-476 (Jofra Archer, 162.2 ov), 10-476 (Stuart Broad, 162.5 ov)
    TG Southee3749022.4300
    MJ Henry3368712.6300
    N Wagner35.5312453.4610
    DJ Mitchell2256903.1301
    MJ Santner3548812.5100

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

29,30 November, 1,2,3 December 2019 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 29 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 173/3 (TWM Latham 101*, HM Nicholls 5*, 54.3 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 39/2 (RJ Burns 24*, JE Root 6*, 18 ov)
  • Sun, 01 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 269/5 (JE Root 114*, OJ Pope 4*, 99.4 ov)
  • Mon, 02 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 96/2 (KS Williamson 37*, LRPL Taylor 31*, 34 ov)
  • Tue, 03 Dec - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 241/2 (75 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st2JA RavalTWM Latham
2nd26KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd213LRPL TaylorKS Williamson