New Zealand are 233/4; Henry Nicholls 52*, BJ Watling 18* © Getty Images
New Zealand are 233/4; Henry Nicholls 52*, BJ Watling 18* © Getty Images

Despite New Zealand‘s blistering start to the ongoing first Test against England, rain has continued to deny them any reward. After a rain-marred Day Two, the third’s day play was highly interrupted with only 17 balls bowled. It has, thus, led to the frustrations of both camps; hosts’ in particular after bundling out England for 58 in the opening day. As a result, New Zealand could only stretch their lead to 175 runs. They would be eager to get two full day’s play, and hope for another Trent Boult-Tim Southee show to rattle the Englishmen.

“It’s obviously been a pretty frustrating couple of days,” New Zealand quick Southee said, emerging from the dressing room after the umpires gave up all hope of resuming play on Saturday. Southee and Boult wrecked havoc of England’s batting lineup with the senior pro taking a 4-for. Boult finished with 6 wickets. In reply, Kane Williamson’s 102 and an unbeaten 52 from Henry Nicholls have ensured a hefty lead.

The live streaming of the fourth day’s play will be available on HotStar, while the live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD 1 and Star Sports Select 1 in India. The match can also be watched on SKY Sport NZ in New Zealand; all matches live streamed on the Sky Go. In England, one can view matches on Sky Sports Cricket.