Live updates: Black Caps v England first test

New Zealand are bowling first after losing the toss. Photo / Getty Images
New Zealand are bowling first after losing the toss. Photo / Getty Images

Live updates of day four of the first test between the Black Caps and England at Lord's in London.

The cricketing duel between New Zealand and England extended throughout the third day but the 123-run third wicket partnership between Jonathan Trott (56) and Joe Root (71) did its best to break a series deadlock which extends back to Dunedin in March.


England finished on 180 for six, with a lead of 205. The highest fourth innings total chased down at Lord's is 342 by the West Indies in 1984. The more relevant modern day example came when England compiled 282 to beat New Zealand in 2004. There have only been three successful chases over 205 in the ground's 126-test history. The other came when England chased down 216 again against New Zealand in 1965.

England:Alistair Cook, Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson.

New Zealand:Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum, BJ Watling, Bruce Martin, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.

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