Live Cricket Score: England vs New Zealand, 1st Test at Lord's — Day 4

Tim Southee (R) picked up three wickets in the second innings on Day Three of the Lord’s Test against England  © Getty Images

London: May 19, 2013

New Zealand have a chance to pull off a shocking victory over the home side England in the first Test at Lord’s with three quick wickets on Saturday.

At stumps, England were 180 for six in their second innings — a lead of 205 runs.

England were building a sound position at 159 for two when paceman Southee wrested back the initiative with three wickets for four runs in 17 balls.

In all, England lost four wickets for 12 runs to throw the first of this two-Test series wide open, although their lead was now almost as much as New Zealand’s meagre first innings 207.

Nightwatchman Steven Finn was six not out and Ian Bell nought not out at stumps.

“Now we’re into the bowlers,” Southee, who had close of play figures of three for 34 in 14 overs, told reporters.

“Finn is in and we know [Stuart] Broad is capable with the bat and [Graeme] Swann is dangerous, he can score some quick runs. We can’t get too far ahead of ourselves. We’ve still got a job to do.”

Brief scores:

England 232 and 180 for 6 (Joe Root 71, Jonathan Trott 56; Tim Southee 3 for 34, Kane Walliamson 1 for 17) lead New Zealand 207 by 205 runs.

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(With inputs from AFP)