Player of the Match
Player of the Match
44.4
4
Rashid to Boult, FOUR runs, picked? Probably not. Picked up! Emphatically! Over cow corner, with the spin! Hurrah for tailend boshing! It never gets old
37.6
4
Woakes to Santner, FOUR runs, a bottom-handed bludgeon, out through extra cover, and Bairstow's despairing dive can't cut that off! He rakes a moment after landing, and may have jarred his shoulder there... honestly, commitment is one thing, but England might have bigger issues if their key players get injuries
37.3
4
Woakes to Latham, FOUR runs, well that'll help! On the pads, pinged firmly past the diving midwicket, and away to the rope
33.5
4
Woakes to Latham, FOUR runs, sweet timing! Bringing the bat firmly through the line of the ball angled into the pads, and clean through long-on
24.5
4
Plunkett to Latham, FOUR runs, classical cover drive on the rise and Root can't save this one! Supreme timing to hit this on the up through extra cover. Root got to it but couldn't make the save as he was diving towards the rope, he parried it onto the boundary
21.4
4
Root to Neesham, FOUR runs, short and wide and he cuts nicely past backward point! Bad ball and Neesham is back and placing this past backward point. 100 comes up
20.4
4
Rashid to Latham, FOUR runs, punched off the back foot straight of mid off! What a shot this is! Great timing and placement to beat mid off who is quite wide
18.6
4
Rashid to Latham, FOUR runs, shorter and wider of off, he's back and thumping this through cover to the fence! Good shot. Too short and he waited and hammered it into the gap
15.3
4
Wood to Taylor, FOUR runs, Superb pull shot forward of square and Bairstow can't make the save! 143kph, high bouncer, he did well to hit it down well infront of square and the timing was excellent
11.2
4
Wood to Williamson, FOUR runs, well played! Outside off, rising sharply, and Williamson takes on the chance, punching an open-faced drive down into the turf and past the sprawling backward point. Despite being stuck in treacle for long periods, his innings is still ticking over ...
9.2
4
Archer to Taylor, FOUR runs, belted through the covers! The best stroke of New Zealand's innings, it was a bit of a floaty half-volley, but encouragingly for New Zealand, both Taylor and Williamson remain alive to opportunities
8.4
4
Woakes to Williamson, FOUR runs, solid, quality! Out of the blue, Williamson nails a drive. He's waited, and waited, taken his licks and blocked out several. But all of a sudden, there's one that's fractionally over-pitched, and his perfect placement does the rest
6.5
4
Woakes to Williamson, FOUR runs, nurdled to perfection! Right back on the stumps, opens the face on impact, and threads a low nick, quite deliberately between keeper and slip!
4.4
4
Woakes to Guptill, FOUR runs, solid and emphatic! Big stride, perpendicular bat, thumped so straight back down the pitch, it's a mystery how it skimmed past the non-striker's stumps. Held the pose for good measure too. Top marks

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2MJ GuptillHM Nicholls
2nd12MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd47LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th8LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
5th54JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6th5C de GrandhommeTWM Latham
7th36TWM LathamMJ Santner
8th2TG SoutheeMJ Santner
9th15TG SoutheeMJ Henry
10th5TG SoutheeTA Boult