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England vs New Zealand 2021 Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: NZ's Lead Swells to 164 But Rory Burns Ton Saves England

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CONCLUDED

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1st Test test, Lord's, London, 5th Day, 3rd Session

New Zealand

1st INN

378/10

(122.4) RR 3.08

2nd INN

169 /6

(52.3) 3.22

New Zealand Kane Williamson (C)
England drew with New Zealand
England Joe Root (C)

England

1st INN

275/10

(101.1) RR 2.72

2nd INN

170 /3

(70.0) RR 2.43

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23:37 (IST)

That's Stumps on Day 4. NZ 62/2 and their lead is 164 runs. NZ negotiated the last session of the day very safely but it was Rory Burns' Day. The lad scored 132 and made sure that he stays put even as wickets kept tumbling around him. Tim Southee went onto take a six-for and it was because of his bowling that it looked Eng might have to play follow on!
 

23:12 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 57-2:WICKET! Wow, Kane Williamson is dismissed. And what a delivery from England's young gun Ollie Robinson. Umpire has overturned the decision twice in a row. Earlier he gave Williamson out and later DRS showed he was wrong. NZ are now heading in the last 20 minutes of the match. But what a reveiw by England.

22:53 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 50-1: Kane Williamson blocks and blocks well. But the new-ball brought about his downfall for 42, when he top-edged a hook off Southee to deep fine leg.Burns was then missed again when, 12 shy of a century, he edged Wagner only for Southee to drop the second-slip chance.

22:37 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 39-1: WICKET---Ollie Robinson has got his man. Devon Conway is dismissed as he chops on. Great bowling from England in last 18 overs and finally they have been rewarded for it. NZ's lead is well and good...in comes Kane Williamson.

22:22 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 30-0:DRINKS--Burns had made 77 when he was stranded yards down the pitch by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner only for wicketkeeper BJ Watling, on his last tour before retirement, to miss the routine stumping. That reprieve came shortly before the arrival of the new ball.  Ollie Robinson, who had led England's attack with 4-75 on Wednesday only for his debut to be overshadowed by the re-emergence of racist tweets, gave Burns valuable support during a seventh-wicket stand of 63.

22:09 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 21-0(2nd inns): England have made double change. After Robbinson the previous over, they have brought in Mark Wood. Meanwhile Stuart Broad and James Anderson have really pushed NZ openers. They were tested and now England applying the pressure with Wood and Robbinson. Both were on the money in the first innings.

21:52 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 14-0(2nd inns): Veteran paceman Tim Southee led New Zealand's attack with 6-43 in 25.1 overs to secure yet another place on the Lord's honours board after his 10-wicket haul in 2013. But the Black Caps would have been in an even stronger position had they not reprieved Burns on 77 and 88 in the first of this two-match series. Burns was still nine runs shy of his third Test century when he was joined by last man James Anderson.

21:40 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 10-0(2nd inns): Rory Burns hit a gutsy century to help England recover from a collapse on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Saturday. England were in danger of following-on but Burns' 132 meant they avoided that embarrassment, although a total of 275 all out was still 103 adrift of New Zealand's first-innings 378 that featured debutant opener Devon Conway's remarkable 200.

21:22 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score, NZ 3-0(2nd inns): Meanwhile in some other cricket news... Sri Lanka’s upcoming tour of England in June may be in jeopardy after 38 players refused to sign contracts offered by their Board. The Sri Lankan players have been at loggerheads with SLC over compensation and other issues. Both the parties have literally 72 hours to resolve the conflict as the team is scheduled to depart for England in the early hours of Wednesday, June 9.

21:12 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: We are back after Tea and England have handed the new ball to Anderson and he starts off with a maiden. Meanwhile England were bundled out for 275 and New Zealand managed to get a 103 run lead. They have lots of time and lots of runs to make a match out of it.

20:49 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: After reaching his ton, Burns has upped the scoring rate. These are crucial runs for England to restore their confidence and make a comeback in the match. But finally he is out for 132, dismissed by Southee. England bundled out for 275 and trail by 103. 

20:30 (IST)

ENG vs NZ Live score: The tail is adding some important runs here. Of course Burns has been the guiding force, but the lower-order has shown some great resilience. It would be safe to assume already that the match is heading towards a draw. It's 257-9.

20:16 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: The trail for England is under 140 now with just one wicket remaining. More importantly, Burns' hundred could have saved the match for England. It's 243-9. 

20:01 (IST)

ENG vs NZ Live score:Ninth wicket fall as Broad is bowled by Wagner. This is exceptional performance by the Kiwis as England are 223/9. 

19:45 (IST)

ENG vs NZ Live score: All eyes on Burns as he is approaching his third ton. The key here for England is to play for as long as possible. The score moves to 212-8.

19:33 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: Another one bites the dust here. Mark Wood is the latest casualty and Kyle Jamieson picks the wicket. The score moves to 208-8. 

19:14 (IST)

ENG vs NZ Live score: Tim Southee has a fifer here as he manages to break the partnership between Robinson and Burns. The former is out caught for a well-compiled 42. England 203-7 and NZ are on top.

19:05 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: England have managed to cross without any further casualty as this partnership continues to grow further. Burns has entered into the 80s now. It's 201-6.

18:48 (IST)

ENG vs NZ Live score: Looks like Ollie Robinson has taken the responsibility of scoring runs here. He has moved to 35 here while Burns is still on 77. The score has moved to 191-6 for England. 

18:31 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Live Score: Wagner has come back into the attack and Rory Burns would be aiming to bat the way he has been till now. He is in his 70s, and would look to secure his team's position with a ton. It's 175-6. 

England vs New Zealand 2021 Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: NZ's Lead Swells to 164 But Rory Burns Ton Saves England

ENG vs NZ 2021 Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 4 Today’s Match at Lord’s: That’s Stumps on Day 4. NZ 62/2 and their lead is 165 runs. NZ negotiated the last session of the day very safely but it was Rory Burns’ Day. The lad scored 132 and made sure that he stays put even as wickets kept tumbling around him. Tim Southee went onto take a six-for and it was because of his bowling that it looked Eng might have to play follow on!

Play is set to resume at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) on Saturday, with 98 overs — as opposed to the standard 90 — scheduled to be bowled in a bid to help compensate for Friday’s lack of action. The match is intriguingly poised, with England 111-2 in reply to New Zealand’s first-innings 378 that featured debutant Devon Conway’s 200 — the highest score by a batsman making his Test bow in England.

England, 267 runs behind, slumped to 18-2 before ending the second day with Rory Burns 59 not out and England captain Joe Root 42 not out following an unbroken stand of 93. New Zealand looked like batting England out of the game while South Africa-born opener Conway and fellow left-hander Henry Nicholls (61) were sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of 174.

But they lost four wickets for just six runs as they slumped from 288-3 to 294-7, with Mark Wood, the fastest member of England’s pace quartet, instigating a collapse. Meanwhile, Test debutant paceman Ollie Robinson led England’s attack with 4-75 in the first of this two-Test series.

This match at Lord’s, the northwest London headquarters of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), marks the return of spectators to international cricket in England after last season’s fixtures were all played behind closed doors because of coronavirus restrictions. The second Test is due to take place at Birmingham’s Edgbaston from June 10-14.

New Zealand will then remain in England to face India in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl.

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