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England vs New Zealand: 1st Test Day 4: New Zealand in strong position after bowling England out for 275

England did not get the perfect start for the day that they had hoped for, losing Joe Root early on.

Match Summary

England 275/10 (101.1 ov)

New Zealand 378/10 (122.4 ov) & *62/2 (30 ov)

Day Break : Day 4 Session 3, New Zealand lead by 165 runs.


Session 1, Day 4:

Joe Root was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson without adding to his overnight score of 42. After he was out, the middle order seemed to be in a hurry to go back to the pavilion. England lost wickets in quick succession, thanks to Southee's brilliance with the ball. He picked up Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence and James Bracey in no time. The debutant James Bracey could not trouble the scorers and was out for a golden duck.

Ollie Robinson came in at number 8 and played some nice straight batted defense strokes. He started cautiously and made it a point to stick to the crease with Rory Burns. Both the batters ensured they didn't lose any further wicket in the first session.

Session 2, Day 4

At the start of the first session, Rory Burns started very slow but quite steadily. He held the innings together and finally found an apt partner in Ollie Robinson. New Zealand's workhorse Neil Wagner bowled a lengthy spell right after lunch but to no avail as Robinson and Burns found themselves quite comfortable at the crease. Mitchell Santner asked several questions from the batters with his round arm balls. On one such delivery, he beat the outside edge of Burns when he stepped out of the crease. However, BJ Watling spilled the chance of a simple stumping. Rory Burns was certainly riding his luck in the second session.
Robinson played some beautiful drives for four off Neil Wagner's bowling. He was dismissed finally in the 86th over by Tim Southee.

The lower order now had the responsibility of batting deep with Rory Burns to help him get to a century and getting England to a comfortable total. Wood was dismissed for a duck while Broad made a helpful contribution of 10 runs. Rory Burns in the meanwhile kept collecting runs from everywhere and reached his hundred eventually. James Anderson played a nice foil to Rory Burns at the latter stage of the innings. Both stitched a partnership of 52 runs for the 10th wicket. Burns kept smashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground and made a good looking 132 before being dismissed by Tim Southee.
Southee picked up 6 wickets in the innings giving away just 43 runs. England finished with a respectable total of 275. They were trailing by 103 runs by the end of the England's innings.


Fall of wickets1-4 (Dom Sibley - 3.1 ov), 2-18 (Zak Crawley - 6.4 ov), 3-111 (Joe Root - 43.1 ov), 4-140 (Ollie Pope - 52.5 ov), 5-140 (Dan Lawrence - 54.1 ov), 6-140 (James Bracey - 56.1 ov), 7-203 (Ollie Robinson - 84.1 ov), 8-207 (Mark Wood - 85.3 ov), 9-223 (Stuart Broad - 91.6 ov), 10-275 (Rory Burns - 101.1 ov)

New Zealand

Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Devon Conway - 18.2 ov), 2-57 (Kane Williamson - 24.3 ov)

Playing XIs

England - Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, James Bracey(wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson

New Zealand - Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor,Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner

Match Details

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Lord's, London

Officials: Michael Gough, Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth, Michael Burns, Chris Broad

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