New Zealand Men 375 & 2-241 ( 129.1 & 75.0 ) overs
England Men: 476 ( 162.5 ) overs
Match Drawn
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
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B
4S
6S
SR
105
186
104
234
Bowler
O
R
W
9.0
1
27
0
0
3.00
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Commentary
In over# 75
Runs : 16 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 75. 16 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-241(rr 3.21)
74.6
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Stokes. Rain delay in Hamilton, that almost ends it with the stoppage you can't see either side getting a result out of this, in the current session Taylor advances onto 105 after three boundaries in a row just before the rain stopped play, Williamson there with him on 104. The deck is flat the ball is old and not moving off the seam or in the air so runs are easy to come by and maintaining your wicket has been simple, not much for England to play for with heavy showers coming through for the next hour or so. After a couple of hours of waiting for a call the umpires finally call it a draw, New Zealand win the two match series 1-0 after winning the first game at the Bay Oval. England nearly got a result here, rain was their biggest enemy after it stopped four sessions worth of play which would've been enough for a result. Hundreds all over the place on this road with Root, Latham, Burns, Taylor and Williamson all picking up triple figure scores. As for the series, England will be happy with the batting aspect of the first innings in Hamilton, getting their first score over 400 in two years, Pope looked good in Hamilton as well, batting for a patient 75. As for the bowling, the tracks England bowled on weren't the friendliest and so judging their bowling would be unfair, I think more than anything the tempo in the field was lacking and that effected the bowling, and that allowed New Zealand to post a big score at the Bay Oval, England did get into good positions in both games but failed to seal the final couple of batters to reduce the New Zealand scores. England move onto South Africa whilst New Zealand travel to Australia for a big three test series against their biggest rivals.
74.5
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Broad.
74.4
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Taylor with a century! Class batting from him to see off the threat yesterday and score efficiently with Williamson whilst playing risk free batting, these two have put on 213 together and don't look like getting out now.
74.3
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. That six moves Taylor onto 99, huge slog-sweep, Taylor knows the rain is coming and might end the game early so he doesn't want to end it without scoring a ton.
74.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Taylor not messing about here, he wants to get his ton quickly, he heaves this one into the gap on the leg-side, not much danger involved with mid-wicket free.
74.1
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Burns.
In over# 74
Runs : 5 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
Over 74. 5 runs. Bowler: Joe Denly. New Zealand: 2-225(rr 3.04)
73.6
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Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
73.5
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
73.4
2
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Curran.
73.3
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Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Broad.
73.2
1
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
73.1
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
In over# 73
Runs : 7 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 73. 7 runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-220(rr 3.01)
72.6
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Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Archer.
72.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Sweep down the fine leg for four and Williamson gets his 21st test century! Shaky batting at times but he dug deep and did what he needed to do which was to maintain his wicket, runs have come easily on this deck and he has cashed in, terrific work from the New Zealand captain.
72.4
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Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Archer.
72.3
2
Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 2 runs, shy attempt by Curran, overthrow by Curran, fielded by Crawley. Close run out for Williamson, he takes a suicide single, and Curran has three stumps to aim at but misses, another big moment for Williamson. With nobody backing up the ball goes past the in-field so New Zealand take an extra run.
72.2
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Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Pope.
72.1
1
Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Pope.
In over# 72
Runs : 2 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
Over 72. 2 runs. Bowler: Joe Denly. New Zealand: 2-213(rr 2.96)
71.6
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Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.5
1
Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
71.4
1
Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Crawley.
71.3
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Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.2
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Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
71.1
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Joe Denly to Kane Williamson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to backward point for no runs, fielded by Broad.
In over# 71
Runs : 0 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
Over 71. no runs. Bowler: Joe Root. New Zealand: 2-211(rr 2.97)
70.6
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.5
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.4
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.3
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, to leg down the track defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.
70.2
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Burns.
70.1
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Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
New Zealand Men: 375 & 2-241 ( 129.1 & 75.0 ) overs
England Men 476 ( 162.5 ) overs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Match Drawn
RR : 0
CRR : 3.21
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: Root b: Broad

5
21
0
23.81
T Latham

b: Broad

105
172
16
61.05
K Williamson

c: Root b: Woakes

4
20
0
20
R Taylor

c: Root b: Woakes

53
100
8
53
H Nicholls

c: Broad b: Curran

16
48
3
33.33
B Watling

c: Burns b: Broad

55
192
7
28.65
D Mitchell

c: Archer b: Broad

73
159
8
45.91
M Santner

c: Woakes b: Archer

23
39
1
58.97
T Southee

c: Pope b: Woakes

18
16
3
112.5
M Henry

not out

5
7
1
71.43
N Wagner

c: Sibley b: Curran

0
1
0
0
Extras 18(b 15, lb 3, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 375/10 129.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
28.0
7
73
4
2.61
28.0
8
75
1
2.68
31.0
6
83
3
2.68
23.1
7
63
2
2.72
3.0
0
14
0
4.67
13.0
5
36
0
2.77
3.0
0
13
0
4.33
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

run out (Raval)

101
209
15
48.33
D Sibley

lbw: Southee

4
20
0
20
J Denly

c: Watling b: Henry

4
8
1
50
J Root

c: Nicholls b: Santner

226
441
22
51.25
B Stokes

c: Taylor b: Southee

26
59
4
44.07
Z Crawley

c: Watling b: Wagner

1
6
0
16.67
O Pope

c: Raval b: Wagner

75
202
6
37.13
S Curran

not out

11
15
1
73.33
C Woakes

c: Watling b: Wagner

0
3
0
0
J Archer

b: Wagner

8
12
0
66.67
S Broad

b: Wagner

0
3
0
0
Extras 20(b 4, lb 14, WD 1, NB 1)
Total 476/10 162.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
37.0
4
90
2
2.43
33.0
6
87
1
2.64
35.5
3
124
5
3.46
22.0
5
69
0
3.14
35.0
4
88
1
2.51
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
T Latham

c: Root b: Woakes

18
29
2
62.07
J Raval

lbw: Curran

0
2
0
0
K Williamson

not out

104
234
11
44.44
R Taylor

not out

105
186
11
56.45
Not bat : Henry Nicholls,BJ Watling,Daryl Mitchell,Mitchell Santner,Tim Southee,Matt Henry,Neil Wagner
Extras 14(b 2, lb 3, WD 3, NB 1)
Total 241/2 75.0 overs

FOW: (Henry Nicholls) , (BJ Watling) , (Daryl Mitchell) , (Mitchell Santner) , (Tim Southee) , (Matt Henry) , (Neil Wagner)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
0
28
0
3.11
16.0
2
56
1
3.50
12.0
1
27
0
2.25
11.0
4
12
1
1.09
14.0
1
58
0
4.14
9.0
1
27
0
3.00
4.0
1
23
0
5.75
In over# 128
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
127.1
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Matt Henry. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Henry joining in on the fun now, driving one to the boundary for four.
In over# 127
Runs : 12 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
126.4
6
SIX! Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Six again! Santner giving Archer a pasting, this one, like the six before, is pulled away behind square for six.
126.2
6
SIX! Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Santner pulls Archer for six! Right out of the middle of the bat, New Zealand are nearing 400 now.
In over# 125
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
124.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Santner nicks one through the slips for four, nobody wide enough for this one so it rolls away for four.
In over# 124
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
123.1
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Southee bats this one over the in-field and to the boundary rope for four, this one just short of six.
In over# 122
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
121.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Inbetween lengths from Woakes here and Southee steers this away for four, Woakes is also putting in a shift for England just after tea.
In over# 121
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
120.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Southee squeezes this past first slip going onto his back foot, you feel Southee will go after the bowlers now, trying to get New Zealand near to 400.
120.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. The ball flies through the turf, Mitchell creams the ball through the off-side for four, class shot, finding a tight gap to move into the 70s.
In over# 118
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
117.2
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Mitchell flicks this one away through mid-wicket for four, he is looking in good form after tea.
In over# 113
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
112.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Broad gives Mitchell a freebie, short one angling down leg side which Mitchell helps on its way to the boundary.
In over# 112
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
111.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Fifty for Watling, he is in some form, three hours at the crease and he has done his job perfectly, negating the early pressure from England then controlling the game with Mitchell.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
109.4
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to BJ Watling. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Watling joins in on the fun now with a boundary of his own, slightly over-pitched from Curran and it gets the treatment, all New Zealand this session.
In over# 109
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
108.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. And that's Mitchell's fifty, a cracking innings, he hasn't looked out of place in this batting line up, no threat from England right now. New Zealand turning the screw at the moment, increasing their lead bit by bit.
108.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Two boundaries in two overs for New Zealand, this time it's Mitchell, he drives one through cover superbly for four.
In over# 108
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
107.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Full and straight from Archer and Watling pounces on it, he's worked this one through mid-wicket and past the men in the in-field.
In over# 106
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
105.1
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Daryl Mitchell. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Full one from Archer, Mitchell drives well down the ground as he moves onto 44, this partnership has been quality for New Zealand, they are going at a slow rate, 2.12, but they don't need to be aggressive.
In over# 101
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
100.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Mitchell playing the short ball well, he pulls this one for four, timed it sweetly along the ground.
In over# 93
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
92.4
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Steered through third man for four, Watling finding the gaps when he feels like it, New Zealand have started this session off really well.
In over# 80
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
79.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Watling with a class cover drive for four, the new ball is on the pitch and England are taking it, big few overs before lunch for England.
In over# 74
Runs : 6 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
73.5
6
SIX! Joe Denly to Daryl Mitchell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Class shot from Mitchell, he has smashed this down the ground for six, it's a huge one as well, cleared the rope by 30 metres, he picked the one he wanted to get after and made the most of it.
In over# 70
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
69.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Straight after the review Curran gives Watling a freebie, back of a length wide of off-stump and Watling cuts past backward point for four.
In over# 67
Runs : 8 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
66.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Watling plays this one through the gap in the slip cordon well played, nicely timed, the best over for New Zealand on day two.
66.2
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. After some tight bowling from Woakes and Curran, Woakes gives Mitchell a nice shorter ball for him to get his first test boundary.
In over# 57
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
56.5
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Another straight one from Archer and another boundary for Nicholls, he is playing them off his legs well this morning, a big innings from him is needed to keep England at bay.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
55.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Latham starts the day with a beautiful drive past mid-on for four, cracking shot to get his day started.
In over# 55
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
54.6
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Nicholls with the first boundary of the day, working one off his hip fine of fine leg, too straight from Archer.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
53.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Tom Latham. Off break full toss, middle stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That four down the ground brings up the ton for the New Zealand opener, class from him today, he has looked in complete control this session.
In over# 52
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
51.2
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Wide from Woakes and Latham, in this form, doesn't miss out, he moves onto 96.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
50.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Henry Nicholls. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Nicholls with his first boundary, driving sweetly through cover for four.
In over# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
49.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Woakes loses his line with this ball, nice and wide down leg and Latham flicks it away for four.
In over# 48
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
47.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Ross Taylor. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Taylor brings up his fifty with a strong glance down to fine leg, a good innings from Taylor so far, not much has troubled him this innings, the short ball he has been disciplined with and the straight one has been well dealt with.
In over# 47
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
46.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. An injured Stokes allows Latham to work the ball onto the leg-side, he is so dangerous in that area today. Stokes not looking in good shape, a knee injury looks to be causing him some agony so expect him to be replaced.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
45.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Latham strong on the on-side works a straight one away again, he moves into the 80s and England looking helpless in this session.
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
44.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Tom Latham. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Latham with another magnificent shot to bring up the hundred partnership between these two, Stokes has just come on but is in pain as he follows through, Root in some trouble here with non of the bowlers looking threatening to this partnership.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
43.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Crawley. Crawley loose in the field again, he tries to flick the ball up to Broad after Taylor drives one through cover, New Zealand are starting to turn the screw on England.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
38.1
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Archer missing his line and length, Latham doesn't make a mistake here, runs are being scored freely right now, England need a wicket, or some tight bowling.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
37.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Ross Taylor. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Curran bowls one full and wide, Taylor drives to the boundary with confidence, England leaking runs at the moment, they need some stability in the first half of this session.
In over# 37
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
36.5
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Same again, shorter this time, but Taylor makes no mistake with this cut shot.
36.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Taylor cuts past backward point for four, absolutely crunched past Denly, Taylor given a lifeline and he is making the most of it.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
35.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Latham with a cracking drive, the ball sprints to the boundary, Latham looking in good form here, closing in on that ton.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
26.6
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. After a tight first five balls the last ball lets Root down, it pitches far outside off and Taylor cuts it for four, easy runs.
In over# 25
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
24.6
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Tom Latham. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Curran too straight now, Latham glances one down past fine leg for four, great batting from the opener.
24.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Latham nearing his fifty, Curran with a short ball, Latham gets on top of it and pulls it for four, not much swing on offer so far today, Curran wanting to experiment at a shorter length but he gets punished.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
19.1
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Taylor with a dominant stroke down the ground for Archer's first ball in his second spell, great shot, Taylor looking good so far in his short time at the crease.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
16.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Width from Broad, Taylor doesn't miss out on this as he cuts hard at the ball for four, Broad on for his second spell after the Williamson wicket.
In over# 13
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
12.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Latham looking good here, right off the middle of the bat for his second boundary in as many balls, clipped in front of square for four.
12.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Curran strays too straight and gets punished, Latham works it round, fine of fine leg for four.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
11.1
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. First ball of the new over and Woakes is driven down the ground for four, nice and straight for Latham, Archer isn't stopping that one at mid-off.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
5.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Latham with his second boundary of the day, England getting unlucky, finding the edges but the ball isn't carrying, soft hands from the New Zealanders early on.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Latham with a boundary the first over of the day, middled through square-leg for four, quick start from New Zealand in the opening over, Broad a touch too straight there.
In over# 163
Runs : 6 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
162.1
6
SIX! Neil Wagner to Jofra Archer. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Archer goes bang! He smashes one into the stands and England are over the hundred lead.
In over# 162
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
161.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Sam Curran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Curran finds the gap on the off-side between mid-off and extra cover, beautiful stroke from the all-rounder to push England closer to a hundred run lead.
In over# 155
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
154.4
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Pope clubs this one for four straight down the ground, brilliantly timed, the first drive he has hit that hasn't gone to a fielder. Very exciting few overs from England, expect more fireworks with these two at the crease too.
In over# 151
Runs : 6 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
150.3
6
SIX! Matt Henry to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Root is on the charge after the double hundred! He goes big and drives down the ground for six. The lead is now 52, they will be teeing off now, hoping to get New Zealand in just after or before tea with a comfortable lead.
In over# 150
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
149.6
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Ollie Pope. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Freebie for Pope, Mitchell tries a slower ball but drops it short and wide, Pope doesn't miss out on this one, he cuts it away for four.
In over# 146
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
145.6
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Root moves closer to the double hundred as he cuts one perfectly down to third man for four, he gets it right in the middle of wide slip and gully.
In over# 137
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
136.4
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Another cut from Pope takes England into the lead. Root and Pope have accelerated the run rate the last 15-10 overs and England take the lead with a couple of minutes to go until lunch.
In over# 132
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
131.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Root. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. After a bad slog-sweep the ball before Root sweeps the ball hard and places it perfectly into the gap at mid-wicket/cow corner. Runs flowing now after the first hour of play, England now trail by 11.
131.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Root. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Quicker ball from Santner, Root picks up on it early and guides it down to third man for four.
In over# 127
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
126.4
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Wide from Henry and Pope latches onto it and cuts away through third man for four. Pope has been really successful backward of point over the past few overs.
In over# 124
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
123.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Root. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Root plays a fantastic fine sweep off the bowling of Santner, the spinner gets it a touch wrong and with Root in this form he doesn't miss out.
In over# 121
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
120.6
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Ollie Pope. Length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Pope with a great boundary, back foot cut down through third man, he deserved that for hanging in there, a couple of beautiful drives for no runs, but he finally gets a boundary.
In over# 120
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
119.4
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Root a tad fortunate again, he pulls but doesn't catch the ball cleanly so it comes off the inside edge of the bat, just goes past Watling and down to fine leg for four.
In over# 114
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
113.4
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Ollie Pope. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Hard cut from Pope, the ball dies on him so he gets a bottom edge onto the ball that just misses Watling and goes for four, Pope's first boundary of his innings. The pitch is once again playing up on England, more and more variable bounce for Root and Pope to deal with.
In over# 111
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
110.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another inventive shot from Root, he is timing the ball brilliantly today, this ball stays low, and Root has to adjust his pull shot, he times it perfectly so it races away straighter than the deep mid-wicket fielder.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
109.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Inventive from Root who is looking to accelerate the run rate on day four, upper cut over the keeper for four, his second boundary in two overs.
In over# 109
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
108.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Root steers this one past gully, well placed, Taylor tries to catch the ball, but ball wins.
In over# 93
Runs : 12 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
92.5
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Three boundaries in this over, Root with a class steer past gully and through third man for four.
92.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Root with a ton! Top knock from the England captain who has had to battle to this hundred, he has fully deserved this one and will now look to get England to the end of the day without any more wickets being taken by New Zealand.
92.2
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Wagner sliding one down leg, free runs for Root, he glances this down to fine leg to move onto 99.
In over# 90
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
89.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Root. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, mis-timed past third man for 4 runs. Another wide ball from Southee gets punished, Root looks to steer this ball away to backward point but doesn't time it perfectly so it goes finer to third man.
In over# 89
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
88.4
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Superb cover drive from Root, brilliant timing and it goes right through the gap on the off-side, he moves onto 91.
In over# 88
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
87.3
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Class from Stokes, back foot drive for four, he has started this innings well, looking to score some quick runs.
In over# 85
Runs : 8 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
84.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Stokes chasing the width from Southee and being rewarded with another four, this one flies past gully for his second boundary of the over.
84.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Wide and full from Southee, easy for Stokes to drive this through cover for four.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
77.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Ben Stokes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Stokes with a class straight drive, Wagner overpitches this ball and it's easy pickings for Stokes.
In over# 76
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
75.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Root steers one precisely down to third man to move into the eighties, he has looked good today.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
72.5
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Rory Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. He's been waiting for a ball like this, Burns getting a short, wide ball and cutting it away for four, he moves onto 98.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
68.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Root. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Full from Santner, Root gets down and sweeps powerfully through mid-wicket for four, Root is edging closer to his ton.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
67.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Root in a pickle there, he edges one through where first slip would be for four, soft hands means if first slip was there he wouldn't have taken a catch, the new ball is nearing us, so expect some aggression from England.
In over# 66
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
65.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Rory Burns. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Burns has been dominant on the pull today, the leg-side sweeper had no chance of getting to this, Burns moves into the 90s now.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
62.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Root. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Square drive from Root, Santner misses his length so Root can put some force into the drive, Mitchell chasing it just can't get there.
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
59.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Rory Burns. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smashed off the back foot by Burns, brilliant pull shot to break the boundary deadlock after lunch, really well struck, Burns is closing in on the century in Hamilton.
In over# 49
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
48.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Rory Burns. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Santner with a loose one, down leg, Burns gets down quick and sweeps fine for four, the first bad ball of this Santner spell.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
43.2
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Cracking on-drive from Burns, decent length from Henry but a class shot from Burns to move him onto 64.
In over# 37
Runs : 8 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
36.4
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Rory Burns. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Two fours this over for Burns, this one a lot more convincing, he works the ball onto the leg-side, timing it perfectly, the ball races away to the boundary.
36.2
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Rory Burns. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past deep backward point for 4 runs. A fraction of seam movement and Burns nearly goes, loose drive, the first of today from Burns, luckily for him he gets it past the men close in catching at wide slip and gully.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daryl Mitchell Wickets : 0
30.6
4
FOUR! Daryl Mitchell to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Root finishes the over with a four, pulled dominantly, New Zealand should look at a fuller length after taking a beating when bowling short in the few overs they have.
In over# 30
Runs : 8 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
29.6
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Rory Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Back to back boundaries, another great pull shot, into the ground and fine of the man in the deep, Wagner needs to sort his length out, not short enough to threaten the batters and the right height to pull with power.
29.5
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Rory Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Burns on the pull again and another boundary, Wagner a bit too full so it's at a comfortable height for Burns.
In over# 29
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
28.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Rory Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Lower bounce than Burns expected but he gets it away, last over he struggled with the short ball a bit, so this four should calm his nerves.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
27.2
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Root attacks the short ball this time, he guides it down past fine leg for four, really well timed, in full control.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
21.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Joe Root. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Spliced past fine leg for 4 runs. Root pulls for four, not the most convincing pull shot, Henry got this one to pop and Root spliced it away for four, expect some more short balls to Root from Henry.
In over# 20
Runs : 8 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
19.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Burns with his first boundary of the day in the same over, thick edge but always on the ground, escapes the slip cordon and races away.
19.2
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Root with the first boundary of the day, angling the ball down to third man for four, loose one from Henry and Root plays it well.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
14.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Angled towards leg-stump, Root works this ball through mid-wicket for four, well timed from the England captain.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
10.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Rory Burns. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Burns gets lucky with this shot, expansive drive way outside off, he gets an inside edge which goes past Watling for four, lifeline for Burns who keeps playing ones wide of off stump.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
8.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Burns reaching for this one outside off, risky shot but he gets his reward, New Zealand won't mind that though, that kind of shot brings slips into play.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
7.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Full from Henry, Burns drives down the ground for four, great batting.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
6.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Denly. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Denly off the mark with a boundary, clipping one off his legs for four, for a moment the ball goes in the air, but with nobody in close Denly moves onto four off his first ball.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
2.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Beautiful cover drive from Burns, right through the in-field for four, this is a big partnership here, England need this to last if they want something out of this match.
In over# 75
Runs : 16 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
74.4
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Taylor with a century! Class batting from him to see off the threat yesterday and score efficiently with Williamson whilst playing risk free batting, these two have put on 213 together and don't look like getting out now.
74.3
6
SIX! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. That six moves Taylor onto 99, huge slog-sweep, Taylor knows the rain is coming and might end the game early so he doesn't want to end it without scoring a ton.
74.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Taylor not messing about here, he wants to get his ton quickly, he heaves this one into the gap on the leg-side, not much danger involved with mid-wicket free.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
72.5
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Sweep down the fine leg for four and Williamson gets his 21st test century! Shaky batting at times but he dug deep and did what he needed to do which was to maintain his wicket, runs have come easily on this deck and he has cashed in, terrific work from the New Zealand captain.
In over# 70
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
69.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That four from Williamson gives New Zealand a 110 run lead going into the second session. They have done very well this session despite the two drops from Pope and Denly, Williamson and Taylor nearing their tons, Williamson the closer of the two after pulling the short ball well late on in the session. Taylor looked the more comfortable batter, the fuller ball has been a challenge for him historically but today he has in control of that delivery. Like I mentioned before not much at all in the pitch for the England bowlers so it's down to variation from the bowlers to try to break this partnership, Archer nearly did that but for a poor piece of fielding. England still need eight wickets, a tough ask with rain possibly coming later on too.
69.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Williamson pulls one into the gap on the leg-side, brilliant shot to move him into the nineties.
In over# 65
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
64.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Curran angles this one down leg, short on length, so Williamson pulls it down to fine leg for the first boundary in a while for New Zealand.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
55.6
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Denly drops it short, Taylor was waiting for a shorter ball and it came, he cuts it well for four.
In over# 44
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
43.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Back to back fours for Taylor, this one is placed into the same area, this time Stokes cramps Taylor up but he still manages to steer this one to third man for four.
43.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Fifty for Taylor now, Stokes not bowling to the field here strays outside off with the shorter ball, Taylor pounces on it and cuts through third man for four.
In over# 43
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
42.3
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
42.1
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Williamson leans on the full ball and middles it for four, that four also brings up fifty for Williamson, a slight slip-up from him from the Stokes short ball, but apart from that he has looked good, Runs have been scored freely today.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
41.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Taylor cuts hard just past gully for four, class stroke, back of a length has been a good length for him to play at today.
In over# 39
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
38.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Lots of action early on here, Taylor with another boundary, this one a lot less convincing, he tries to drive one but finds a thick outside edge, England have looked good early on, both players have struggled, Williamson with the short ball and Taylor with the fuller delivery.
38.1
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Confident drive from Taylor moves New Zealand's lead to six, great start to the day for Taylor with that drive that will boost his confidence when driving.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
37.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. After the drop Williamson pulls one well for four behind square-leg.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
33.5
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Taylor plays at one short and wide, he gets away with it as only gully is in the cordon, that could've gone really badly for the New Zealand number four.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
29.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. After five short balls Stokes puts one full and wide, Taylor drives and drives well through cover for four.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
25.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Wide one from Stokes, he didn't bowl this one to the field, Taylor comfortably cuts it behind point for four.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
22.5
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Taylor on the hook finds the gap at backward square-leg, he did well to get good contact on the ball, he moves into double figures and looks comfortable with Williamson.
In over# 22
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
21.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Williamson latches onto the short ball from Broad, nice pull shot right into the gap at mid-wicket.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
13.5
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. A couple of tricky balls for Williamson to deal with, some movement off the surface, cracks appear in the surface now. After the two tough balls Williamson cuts one away to third man for four to relive some of the pressure.
In over# 10
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
9.5
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Textbook Williamson with a backfoot punch away for four, he is playing his shots today, but pressure on him to stay at the crease after two bad innings' from him this series.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
6.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Latham clips the one off his front pad for four, Broad straying too straight and gives away four, runs flowing in this session, New Zealand playing their natural game.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
2.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Latham with a class cover drive for four, New Zealand are gunna play their natural game here, that's the way they will keep England out. So far not much movement in the air or off the pitch, but that can change with the ball getting older and the pitch wearing down.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
1.6
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Williamson gets four, steers it down past gully for four, easy runs for Williamson, that's where he picks up a lot of his runs.

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