Mitchell Santner the hero as New Zealand turn the screws on England in 1st Test
A wonderful all round performance by Mitchell Santner puts New Zealand in a commanding position against England in 1st Test.
England - 353 – (Rory Burns 52, Joe Denly 74, Ben Stokes 91, Jos Buttler 43; Tim Southee 4-88, Neil Wagner 3-90, Colin de Grandhomme 2-41) and 55-3 (Mitchell Santner 3-6)
New Zealand – 615-9 – (Kane Williamson 51, BJ Watling 205, Colin de Grandhomme 65, Mitchell Santner 126; Sam Curran 3-119, Ben Stokes 2-74)
At the Close of Play on Day 4 - England trail New Zealand by 207 runs with 7 wickets remaining
A record partnership between Mitchell Santner and BJ Watling powered New Zealand to 615/9d, before the hosts' spinner reduced England to 55/3 at the close of play on day four.#NZvENG report ??https://t.co/ZZjWCCN1v4— ICC (@ICC) November 24, 2019
Earlier in the day, BJ Watling completed a double hundred (205) and Mitchell Santner (126) scored his debut Test century as New Zealand piled on the runs in a record partnership of 261 for the seventh wicket. New Zealand declared just after tea on 615-9 - theirhighest score against England in Tests - leading by 262, in what was a brilliant batting performance by the home team.
Mitchell Santner then went on to take three wickets for just six runs for New Zealand, removing England openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns before dismissing nightwatchman Jack Leach with the last ball of the day – an astonishing performance from the all rounder.
At the Close of Play on Day 4, England trailed New Zealand by 207 runs with 7 wickets remaining and will have to bat well on 5th and final day to save this Test.
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling(wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
England - Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(wk), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
Start Time: 22:00
Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Bay Oval, Tauranga
Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Wilson, Christopher Brown, Javagal Srinath
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