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England v New Zealand 1st Test - LIVE!


by Charles Reynoldson May 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM


  • DAY IN BRIEF:

    • England all out for 232 (Bairstow 41, Root 40 - Southee 4/58)
    • James Anderson strikes early removing Hamish Rutherford for 4
    • Anderson has 300 wickets, Peter Fulton goes for 2
    • Ross Taylor dismissed LBW by Anderson for 66
    • Finn traps Brownlie LBW for 23
    • CLOSE OF PLAY: New Zealand 153/4 (Williamson 43, McCullum 1)

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    5/17/2013 5:59:29 PM

  • 50 for Ross Taylor (49 balls, 10 fours)
    - He brings up the milestone with a little cut through the slips for two.
    5/17/2013 3:42:18 PM
  • 26th over - New Zealand: 81/2 (Williamson 20, Taylor 50)
    Broad leaks another boundary this time to Williamson and this partnership is starting to hurt England. Time for some spin perhaps?

    5/17/2013 3:52:59 PM
  • 27th over - New Zealand 83/2 (Williamson 21, Taylor 51)
    As if by magic, Swann comes into the attack and there is some sharp early turn for him. A good sign for England who desperately need a break through.
    5/17/2013 3:58:19 PM
  • 28th over - New Zealand 83/2 (Williamson 21, Taylor 51)
    Better from Broad, a maiden. Signs that the wind has picked up a bit here, the flags blowing with a bit more gusto on top of the Mound and Grand stands.
    5/17/2013 4:01:01 PM
  • 29th over - New Zealand 87/2 (Williamson 21, Taylor 55)
    No break through from Swann as Taylor whips out the sweep shot, effortlessly stroking the ball for four. Broad to continue from the Nursery End.
    5/17/2013 4:03:05 PM

  • Ross Taylor takes the game to England 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM


    5/17/2013 4:04:51 PM
  • 30th over - New Zealand 97/2 (Williamson 21, Taylor 63)
    Some bad luck for Broad as he forces the edge from Taylor and it runs away for four, but there's nothing unlucky about the last ball of the over, it's overpitched and punished by Taylor who drives it for another boundary. Broad has now conceded 10 fours and surely it's time for a bowling change.
    5/17/2013 4:09:20 PM
  • 31st over - New Zealand 100/2 (Williamson 22, Taylor 66)
    Big LBW shout from Swann against Taylor but it's given not out and England don't refer. It was a delivery which kept very low. Taylor then finely sweeps Swann for a couple to bring up the New Zealand 100.
    5/17/2013 4:12:01 PM
  • Stuart Broad has conceded 32 runs in his six overs since Tea, all in boundaries.
    5/17/2013 4:13:03 PM
  • WICKET! Taylor LBW Anderson - 66
    That's the breakthrough England wanted, Anderson picks up his third wicket, trapping the danger man Taylor in front of the stumps. Potentially big moment in the game, an excellent innings from Taylor.
    5/17/2013 4:14:06 PM
  • 32nd over - New Zealand 104/3 (Williamson 22, Brownlie 4)
    Anderson back into the attack and he makes the crucial breakthrough, removing Ross Taylor. Just as everyone is praising him for being such a fantastic bowler he drops one short and wide and Brownlie cuts for four. Important over for England.
    5/17/2013 4:20:10 PM
  • 33rd over - New Zealand 106/3 (Williamson 23, Brownlie 5)
    Swann bowling well here at Williamson, has a couple of big appeals against the number three but the umpire is unmoved. New Zealand pick up a couple of quick runs to end the over.
    5/17/2013 4:24:15 PM
  • 35th over - New Zealand 115/3 (Williamson 23, Brownlie 13)
    Good stuff from Swann, putting Brownlie under pressure. Looks like he's not showing any ill effect from his recent operation which is excellent news for England. 
    5/17/2013 4:33:06 PM
  • DROPPED CATCH - Anderson induces the edge from Williamson and it flies through to Prior who uncharacteristically shells it. Hasn't been a great day for the keeper.
    5/17/2013 4:34:08 PM
  • Have had slight technical problems here but back now and Finn is into the attack from the Pavilion End. Just how costly will that drop from Matt Prior prove to be?
    5/17/2013 4:48:17 PM
  • 39th over - New Zealand 124/3 (Williamson 30, Brownlie 15)
    Four runs off Finn's over and England are failing to stem the flow of runs here and need wickets fast.
    5/17/2013 4:52:58 PM
  • 40th over - New Zealand 124/3 (Williamson 30, Brownlie 15)
    A maiden from Anderson, he's been easily England's best bowler here today. 
    5/17/2013 4:56:18 PM

  • Anderson appeals successfully for the wicket of Ross Taylor 
    by Charles Reynoldson May 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM


    5/17/2013 4:57:00 PM
  • 41st over - New Zealand 131/3 (Williamson 33, Brownlie 19)
    Finn leaking runs here, he's going a over four and a half an over as both batsmen score freely this over. Brownlie picking up a boundary with a cut outside off stump.
    5/17/2013 5:00:43 PM
  • 42nd over - New Zealand 136/3 (Williamson 34, Brownlie 19)
    Swann bowling now from the Nursery End and he tosses one up first ball and it beats everything, bat, stumps and keeper. "You don't see that at Lord's" says Nasser Hussain sitting next to me. A good over from the spinner.
    5/17/2013 5:03:35 PM
  • 43rd over - New Zealand 141/3 (Williamson 35, Brownlie 23)
    More runs leaked by Steven Finn and New Zealand are less than a hundred away from England's total. Anderson has bowled well for the hosts but he's been poorly supported by his fellow quicks.
    5/17/2013 5:07:54 PM
  • 44th over - New Zealand 142.3 (Williamson 36, Brownlie 23)
    Just the single off Swann's over. Ground still mostly still apart from the members seating in the pavilion where only a few remain on the benches. The others presumably are propping up the bar inside.
    5/17/2013 5:11:34 PM
  • REVIEW!
    5/17/2013 5:13:57 PM
  • WICKET! Brownlie LBW Finn - 23
    That's out! Finn hits Brownlie on the back pad dead in front of middle and that's about as plumb as they come. Presumably Umpire Steve Davis thought there was an inside edge but Hotspot showed there was none so Brownlie had to go.

    5/17/2013 5:15:07 PM
  • 45th over - New Zealand 147/4 (Williamson 41, McCullum 0)
    Just as I was despairing of Finn (he'd been struck for another 4 by Williamson, the Middlesex man struck and broke what was becoming a frustrating partnership for England. Dangerman Brendan McCullum is the new man in.
    5/17/2013 5:19:14 PM
  • 46th over - New Zealand 149/3 (Williamson 43, McCullum 0)
    Broad back into the attack and he bowls five dots before drifting too much onto Williamson's pads and he picks off two runs, the ball fielded by everyone's favourite 12th man Bill Root.
    5/17/2013 5:21:59 PM
  • The Independent's Stephen Brenkley at Lord's:

    5/17/2013 5:25:17 PM
  • 47th over - New Zealand 151/4 (Williamson 43, McCullum 0)
    Finn continues and he knocks the bowlers end stumps over for the first time in the game giving away a no ball. The dangers of the long run up...
    5/17/2013 5:27:27 PM
  • 48th over - New Zealand 152/4 (Williamson 43, McCullum 1)
    McCullum off the mark with a drive past mid on and he picks up a single. 
    5/17/2013 5:35:22 PM
  • 49th over - New Zealand 152/4 (Williamson 43, McCullum 1)
    McCullum takes a blow to a particularly sensitive area but he appears to show no ill effects although he doesn't manage to score off the rest of the over and Finn bowls out a maiden.
    5/17/2013 5:36:47 PM
  • TROTT BOWLING ALERT
    5/17/2013 5:38:29 PM
  • BAD LIGHT STOPPED PLAY - New Zealand cower at the sight of Jonathan Trott running in to bowl and take the light when offered it by the umpires. That should be that for the day.
    5/17/2013 5:41:40 PM
  • That's that for the day and New Zealand look well set to take a first innings lead here at Lord's, James Anderson has bowled well but he has not really been supported well by his fellow seamers and they have allowed New Zealand too many easy runs. 

    England will be hoping for some early wickets tomorrow to get back in the game although signs of turn for Graeme Swann even on day two will be encouraging for them. 

    All in all this game is fascinatingly poised. Join us again tomorrow for Day Three.

    5/17/2013 5:48:09 PM
  • To view highlights of this evening's session click here
    5/17/2013 5:58:24 PM
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