England trail by 60 runs at the end of Day 4 © Getty Images
England trail by 60 runs at the end of Day 4 © Getty Images

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Live cricket score England 429/6 | Overs 109 [Lead: 295]

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 153 (327), Moeen Ali 19 (54)

England have strengthened their position in the match having secured a lead, which will more or less ensure that they save the match. Alastair Cook has crossed his 150-run mark.

Live cricket score England 410/6 | Overs 109 [Lead: 276]

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 140 (303), Moeen Ali 13 (24)

400 comes up for Eland and with that they have consolidated on their lead as well. They still have Alastair Cook, who is nearing his 150 and Moeen Ali is just getting his eye in.

Live cricket score England 389/6 | Overs 101

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 133 (280), Moeen Ali 0 (1)

Jos Buttler is dismissed caught behind off the bowling of Matt Henry. Alastair Cook is still out there and batting well on well past a century and looks to bat through the day. Moeen Ali is the new batsman for England.

Jos Buttler c Latham b Henry 14 (18)

Live cricket score England 364/5 | Overs 96

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 116 (245), Jos Buttler 0 (0)

Ben Stokes scores the second fastest ton by an England player, bringing his feat in 85 deliveries, surpassing Ian Botham’s feat of 85 deliveries against Australia at Manchester. He is also dismissed soon after that, dismissed once again by Mark Craig.

Ben Stokes 101 c Taylor b Craig (92)

Live cricket score England 345/4 | Overs 88

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 116 (245), Ben Stokes 59 (67)

Ben Stokes scores yet another half-century, he had scored 92 in the first innings. The partnership between him and Alastair Cook is nearing the 100-run mark. England have gone past 300 as well.

Live cricket score England 269/4 | Overs 81

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 106 (227), Ben Stokes 29 (43)

England have begun reasonably well after Tea and the match will be extended by half-hour as it was interrupted by rain today. Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes are playing well as New Zealand take the new ball.

Live cricket score England 261/4 | Overs 76.3

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 105 (218), Ben Stokes 22 (24)

Rain has stopped play here as Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes have managed to negotiate the overs. England’s lead has gone up to 127 runs and look set to consolidate when play resumes.

Live cricket score England 236/4 | Overs 72

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 102 (206), Ben Stokes 0 (9)

Alastair Cook scores his 27th Test ton and his fourth at Lord’s. Cook is relieved after he gets to the three-figure mark. He will now look to guide his team out of safety from here.

Live cricket score England 232/4 | Overs 70

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 97 (196), Ben Stokes 0 (0)

OUT! Joe Root is dismissed for a well made 84 as he hooks the ball straight into the hands of Trent Boult at fine leg. This brings to an end the 158-run stand for the fourth wicket. Cook is batting well at the other end as Ben Stokes is the new batsman.

Joe Root c Boult b Henry 84 (139)

Live cricket score England 230/3 | Overs 68

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 97 (196), Joe Root 83 (134)

England have scored a lot of runs since lunch and Alastair Cook and Joe Root have piled on the runs, giving their team a good lead. England will want to end on a high as both players approach their centuries.

Live cricket score England 208/3 | Overs 63

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 85 (182), Joe Root 74 (118)

Alastair Cook and Joe Root looking in good nick as they extend their lead. New Zealand bowlers are struggling to get any momentum going and as a result have not managed to pick up a single wicket.

Live cricket score England 190/3 | Overs 58

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 73 (163), Joe Root 67 (107)

We’re back for the post-Lunch session. England having a positive approach at the moment as Alastair Cook and Joe Root come out to bat with the intent to score some runs to pile on the lead. New Zealand will hope to pick up a couple of quick wickets in this session.


Live cricket score England 175/3 | Overs 54

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 69 (155), Joe Root 58 (91)

Live cricket score England 148/3 | Overs 48

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 67 (146), Joe Root 34 (75)

Live cricket score England 118/3 | Overs 42

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 50 (130), Joe Root 21 (52)

England batsmen have consolidated well and have brought up their 100 as well. Skipper Alastair Cook has also scored his half-century in the process and are on course to wipe out this deficit now.

Live cricket score England 96/3 | Overs 37

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 43(109), Joe Root 10 (36)

England going at a slow rate as they look to steady the innings. New Zealand bowlers have bowled very well so far and have not given Engkand any lose deliveries to hit. England still trail by 38 runs.

Live cricket score England 89/3 | Overs 32

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 40 (96), Joe Root 7 (18)

Joe Root survives as Martin Guptill fails to take a clean catch at square leg off the bowling of the bowling of Trent Boult. England are slowly and stradily consolidating after losing an early wicket early.

Live cricket score England 74/3 | Overs 27

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 32 (81), Joe Root 0 (3)

OUT! Ian Bell is out of the third ball of the day. He fishes outside off from a ball from Tim Southee and Tom Latham takes a simple catch. Joe Root is the new batsman.

Ian Bell c Latham b Southee 29 (58)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the third day of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s. This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from the fourth day’s play. Live scorecard: England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord’s, Day 4

Kane Williamson’s Ton put New Zealand in the driving seat as they outplayed England on the third day of the first Test at Lord’s on Saturday. Williamson’s well-constructed 132 was the centrepiece of New Zealand’s 523 all out which gave them a first-innings lead of 134. This lead can be a deciding factor in this Test match. READ: Day 3 report ENG, trail by NZ by 60 runs at stumps on Day 3 of 1st Test at Lord’s

In reply England lost two quick wickets in the start of their second innings. The home team were reduced to two for 25. But skipper Alastair Cook and Ian Bell put up a fighting partnership. This 49-run unbeaten partnership saved the day for them. England are still trail by 60 runs and with six more sessions to go in this Test match, all three results are still possible in this Test match. READ: England vs New Zealand, 1st Test at Lord’s: What lies ahead?

Teams:

England: Alastair Cook (c), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Mark Wood.

New Zealand:  Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

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