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  • 3:03 AM IST

    Can England win this? Highly unlikely. What can they do? Salvage a draw? The draw would’ve looked more on the cards had they not lost the three quick wickets on Day 4. New Zealand, after declaring their innings by taking the lead of 262, courtesy the massive 261-run stand between BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner with them scoring a double ton and a ton respectively. The English openers, Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley almost saw off the 28 overs they had to face. That was not to be as Santner struck thrice inside 7 overs to push England towards defeat? Well, there is still a lot of batting left with the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler yet to come. Can they do some magic? Now, will the Kiwis be able to bundle the host and take 1-0 lead in the series or will England be able to take the game deep and manage a draw?

  • 3:02 AM IST

    … Day 5, Session 1 …

  • 11:13 AM IST

    Now then, everything on Day 5 is set up brilliantly! 7 wickets is what New Zealand need in 3 sessions and England will have to play out that many sessions. They have Joe Root and Ben Stokes two of their best batters to come in and a lot will rely on them. Judging by how things for the Kiwis, Mitchell Santner will hold the key for them with the ball. Join us for what should be an exciting Day 5 at 1100 local (2200 GMT Previous day). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 11:11 AM IST

    Day 4 was about two men – Mitchell Santner and BJ Watling! The former first did it with the bat as he scored his maiden ton. The pair put up a 261-run stand with the right-hander becoming the first ever New Zealand keeper to score a double ton. They began the day quite slowly but in the second session they found the boundaries at will. It is because of them, the hosts managed to take a huge, huge lead. After declaration, England had under one session to play out and they would have hoped to enter Day 5 unscathed. However, Santner once again haunted them, this time with the ball as he got three crucial wickets.

  • 11:05 AM IST

    What a day for New Zealand! They are in the driver’s seat heading into Day 5. 7 wickets in 90 overs is what they need to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The last session too, like many other sessions in this game belongs to them. They came out, batted for a few overs, added a few runs before declaration. The English openers were stubborn to begin with, they dodged everything thrown at them and seemed were really battling hard. However, the introduction of Mitchell Santner changed things. He got Sibley first, then Burns and now Leach in the last over of the day which sees England in big trouble.

  • 11:01 AM IST

    27.4 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, out, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! That is an absolute screamer from Latham! Mitchell Santner is on a roll here but credit has to be given to Latham too as he has taken a very good catch. Santner has got rid of one guy who can literally grind it out. We have seen that before so I would probably say this is a very good wicket and it has come right at the stroke of Stumps. This lands outside off and then turns back in. Leach looks to defend, it seems to have taken the inside edge, onto the pads and lobs up. The fielder at short leg, Tom Latham, takes an excellent catch diving forward with one hand. An appeal and up goes the finger. Leach has a chat with his partner but then does not review. Now then, replays show that there was nothing on Hot Spot and nothing on Ultra Edge either. Leach wasn’t sure if he had hit that or not but since he is just a nightwatchman, he did not review. He will be pretty disappointed. He trudges back and the other players along with the umpire also walk back as IT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4!

  • 11:00 AM IST

    27.3 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 11:00 AM IST

    27.2 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, That has hit the helmet! It took off from nowhere. How often do we see a spinner hitting the batters helmet. This is flatter and outside off, it pitches in the rough and then takes off and turns back in. Hits the helmet of Leach.

  • 10:58 AM IST

    27.1 Mitchell Santner to Joe Denly, 1 run, Flatter and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket. Denly wants a run, Leach is a touch late to respond but they complete the run in the end.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.6 Neil Wagner to Jack Leach, no run, Goes very full and on off, it tails back in. Leach keeps it out.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.5 Neil Wagner to Jack Leach, no run, Shouts of catch it but it is wide! Shorter and on the body, Leach hopes and nudges it uppishly but wide of short leg.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.4 Neil Wagner to Jack Leach, no run, Back of a length and on middle, this is kept out.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.3 Neil Wagner to Jack Leach, no run, Outside off, it is left alone.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.2 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, 1 run, In the air… safe! Shorter and on the body, Denly fends at it awkwardly, it hits the splice of the bat and lobs on the leg side for one.

  • 10:56 AM IST

    26.1 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, Almost another! This is on a length and outside off, it is bowled from around the wicket. Due to that angle, Denly pokes at a ball he does not need to, gets beaten.

  • 10:51 AM IST

    25.6 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, Fires it outside off, it is left alone. End of another successful over for Santner.

  • 10:51 AM IST

    25.5 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, On the stumps again, Leach defends it out.

  • 10:51 AM IST

    25.4 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

  • 10:50 AM IST

    25.3 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, Flatter and on off, Leach works it with the turn on the leg side.

  • 10:50 AM IST

    25.2 Mitchell Santner to Jack Leach, no run, Slower through the air on off, Leach keeps it out.

  • 10:48 AM IST

    25.1 Mitchell Santner to Rory Burns, out, OUT! In the air… taken! Santner gets another one. The dropped catch in the last over does not cost anything. Clever bowling this by Santner. He tosses it up and bowls it wide outside off. He wants Burns to reach out and play the sweep shot and Burns does that. Also, since Santner is tall, he gets extra bounce which he does here. It goes off the top edge and lobs towards short fine leg where Colin de Grandhomme moves to his right and takes it. Both the openers now back in the hut. England in a spot of bother here. New Zealand still have 17 balls to take another wicket today.

  • 10:46 AM IST

    24.6 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, A short one to end, Denly keeps it out.

  • 10:46 AM IST

    24.5 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, A bumper and it is ducked under.

  • 10:45 AM IST

    24.4 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, One more short ball, Denly defends it out.

  • 10:45 AM IST

    24.3 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, A bumper now on the body, Denly ducks under it.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    24.2 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, Shorter and on off, Denly stands tall and keeps it out again.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    24.1 Neil Wagner to Joe Denly, no run, Shorter and around off, Denly stands tall and guides it to point.

  • 10:42 AM IST

    23.6 Mitchell Santner to Rory Burns, no run, On off, it is kept out. End of another good over by Santner.

  • 10:42 AM IST

    23.5 Mitchell Santner to Rory Burns, no run, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

  • 10:42 AM IST

    23.4 Mitchell Santner to Rory Burns, no run, Almost! Flatter and on middle, Burns goes back and tries to defend. It lands on the ground and spins backwards but away from the stumps.

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