Kane Williamson looks set to get a huge score © Getty Images
Kane Williamson looks set to get a huge score © Getty Images

England Have ended the first session of Day Three on the first Test on 407 for four, adding a further 104 runs from their overnight score of 303 for two and securing a lead of 18 runs against England t Lord’s. There were still a couple of overs to be bowled, but rains shortened the session and the umpires decided to have an early lunch. Live Cricket Score England vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Lord’s, Day 3

Ross Taylor was earlier dismissed for 62 after he chased a ball outside leg, clipped his gloves and Jos Buttler took an excellent diving catch behind the wickets off the bowling of Stuart Broad. This wicket brought to an end a partnership of 189 for the third wicket. Live scorecard: England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord’s, Day 3

Kane Williamson got to his 10th Test century and Taylor scored an vital half-century to put New Zealand in command. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum came out to bat with a positive intent and has looked to score some quick runs ever since he has been there at the crease. He was however dismissed after he was going for a big sot, top edged it straight into the hands of third man, giving fast bowler Mark Wood his maiden Test wicket. Eng vs NZ 2015, 1st Test at Lord’s, Free Live Cricket Streaming Online on Star Sports, Day 3

It was an even session, but with Williamson still at the crease, New Zealand will fancy their chances to get a huge lead before the end of day’s play. Corey Anderson is currently at the crease with Williamson and with BJ Watling to follow, New Zealand can threaten to take the game away form England.

England were earlier on Day Two bowled out for 389 after some excellent performances by the middle and the lower order. Joe Root top scored for England with 98, with Ben Stokes scoring 92. This after New Zealand had won the toss on Day One and decided to field first.

Brief scores:

England 389 (Joe Root 98, Ben Stokes 92, Jos Buttler 67, Moeen Ali 58; Trent Boult 4 for 79, Matt Henry 4 for 93) lead New Zealand 303 for 2 (Martin Guptill 70, Kane Williamson 92*; Stuart Broad 1 for 42, Moeen Ali 1 for 52) by 86 runs.

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(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at CricketCountry. He has represented Karnataka table tennis under-15, and is a hardcore supporter of Liverpool FC. His Twitter handle is @pramz)