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Rory Burns scores third Check hundred in battling knock to rally England after Tim Southee helps New Zealand take agency management of first Check; Ollie Robinson continues headline-making debut with two late wickets as Black Caps end day 4 on 62-2 with a lead of 165

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Rory Burns scored 132 in opposition to New Zealand, his third Check hundred and second in opposition to the Black Caps

Rory Burns struck a battling third Check hundred to dent New Zealand’s push for victory over England within the first Check after Tim Southee’s swing-bowling masterclass had put the Black Caps nicely on high at Lord’s.

Burns (132 from 297 balls) was twice hit on the pinnacle, survived a missed stumping by BJ Watling on 77 and was dropped at slip by Southee on 88 however dug in to succeed in three figures from 267 deliveries earlier than he was final man out, to Southee (6-43), in England’s complete of 275 on day 4.

The opener, who resumed on Saturday morning unbeaten on 59 following Friday’s washout, helped his aspect rally from 140-6, keep away from the follow-on and path by solely 103 on first innings after that they had appeared set for a far bigger deficit following Southee’s three wickets for no runs in 9 balls.

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England slumped from 140-3 when Southee dismissed Ollie Pope for 22 and inflicted geese on Dan Lawrence and debutant James Bracey, leaving the hosts 238 runs behind with solely 4 wickets left.

Burns and England’s different debutant, Ollie Robinson (41), stopped the rot with a seventh-wicket stand of 63, whereas Burns then bossed a final-wicket partnership of 52 with James Anderson (8), throughout which era he reached his century with a scampered two and struck his first Check six.

Anderson and Stuart Broad have been then wonderful with the brand new ball for no reward, however the spectacular Robinson struck twice earlier than stumps as first-innings double centurion Devon Conway (23) dragged onto his stumps and Kiwi captain Kane Williamson (1) fell lbw on evaluation, one ball after efficiently overturning an identical dismissal in opposition to the identical bowler.

Ollie Robinson dismissed Devon Comway and Kane Williamson in the final session on day four

Ollie Robinson dismissed Devon Comway and Kane Williamson within the remaining session on day 4

New Zealand closed on 62-2 with a lead of 165 – Tom Latham (30no off 73 balls) and nightwatchman Wagner (2no off 24) on the crease – and a draw now seems the most certainly final result, although there may nonetheless be a gripping end if the Black Caps declare and insert England.

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Burns had been dropped for the ultimate two Exams in India after averaging simply 9.75 throughout his earlier 5 matches however robust early-season kind for Surrey – six fifties and one century in 10 innings at a mean near 62 – noticed him earn a recall and he scored nearly half of England’s runs at Lord’s.

The 30-year-old’s knock was extra nuggety than fluent however he nonetheless managed 15 fours as nicely an excellent slog-swept six off Neil Wagner as he adopted centuries in opposition to Australia at Edgbaston in August 2019 after which in opposition to New Zealand in Hamilton later that very same yr.

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Watch the standout moments from Burns’ century at Lord’s

Watch the standout moments from Burns’ century at Lord’s

Burns was lastly dismissed by standout bowler Southee, who accomplished his second six-wicket haul at Lord’s, having taken 6-50 in 2013.

Southee earlier shredded England’s center order as soon as Kyle Jamieson (3-85) had opened up an finish by having Joe Root (42) caught low at slip by Ross Taylor from the opening supply of the morning, ending the captain’s 93-run stand with Burns for the third wicket.

Southee serves up swing-bowling masterclass

Pope struck 5 boundaries – some streaky, some elegant – in a stand of 29 with Surrey team-mate Burns however was then out lbw on the drive as Southee pinned him on the pad with a nip-backer, having beforehand dragged the batsman over to off stump.

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee took 6-43 amid a swing-bowling masterclass at Lord's

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee took 6-43 amid a swing-bowling masterclass at Lord’s

On-field umpire Michael Gough didn’t give Pope out, maybe feeling the England batsman had inside-edged the supply, however Williamson’s evaluation got here up trumps, with the ball proven to have missed the bat and set to go on and clatter center stump.

Southee was celebrating in every of his subsequent two overs as nicely, with Lawrence slashing the second ball he confronted to Colin de Grandhomme at slip and Bracey castled six balls into his maiden Check innings as Southee curled a supply between bat and pad from across the wicket.

Bracey’s dismissal made it three wickets in 21 balls however New Zealand needed to wait 28 overs for his or her subsequent breakthrough – though it might not have been that lengthy had wicketkeeper Watling been in a position to collect cleanly and full a stumping when Burns drifted out of his crease whereas going through Mitchell Santner.

England battle again at Lord’s

Robinson scored 41 in a partnership of 63 with Burns

Robinson scored 41 in a partnership of 63 with Burns

Robinson – who overturned a bat-pad resolution off Santner on 16 – was ultimately bounced out as Southee sealed a twelfth Check five-wicket haul however Southee’s fielding then let him down as he shelled a regulation catch at slip with Burns 12 runs shy of a ton.

Burns seemed at risk of working out of companions as Jamieson had Mark Wooden (0) caught behind – Wooden the fourth England batsman to bag a duck – and Wagner cleaned up Broad one ball after the England tailender had pumped him over midwicket for a most.

However Anderson shepherded the left-hander via to his century and Burns turned extra attacking thereafter, with three boundaries in a single Jamieson over and that wonderful six off Wagner in one other earlier than he snicked Southee behind on the reduce.

Then it was over to England’s bowlers – Anderson (0-22 from 11 overs) and Broad (0-9 from 6) gave Conway and Latham a stiff examination earlier than Robinson (2-8 off 9) adopted his first-innings four-wicket haul and cameo with the bat by eradicating Conway and Williamson.

Williamson averted one lbw dismissal along with his evaluation displaying an inside edge however one supply later he was again within the shed, with a ball that in the first place look gave the impression to be heading excessive proven to hitting leg stump.

Watch day 5 of the primary Check between England and New Zealand, at Lord’s, reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 10.15am on Sunday.



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