Skipper Joe Root and Dominic Sibley helped England stroll away with a draw in opposition to New Zealand on Day 5 of the primary Test right here on the Lord's Cricket Ground. Chasing 273, England acquired off to a regular begin as openers Rory Burns and Sibley noticed off the brand new ball and the duo saved the Kiwi tempo assault at bay. The run-scoring was gradual, however each batsmen ensured that they maintain the nice balls out. The 49-run opening stand was lastly damaged by Neil Wagner in the twenty fourth over as he dismissed Burns (25). England vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Ends in a Draw at Lord's.
Zak Crawley (2) failed to go away a mark with the bat as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Tim Southee, however Sibley and skipper Root ensured that England entered the tea break on Day Five with eight wickets in hand and the rating being 56/2.
Root together with Sibley pissed off the Kiwi bowlers they usually saved the opposition at bay. Root (40) may need been dismissed by Wagner however in the tip, Sibley (60*) together with Ollie Pope (20*) ensured that the hosts stroll away with a draw. For New Zealand, Wagner returned with two wickets whereas Southee took one wicket. Meanwhile, try some stat highlights: Tim Southee Fires Warning to India Ahead of ICC WTC Final, Picks 6/43 Against England at Lord’s.
# Dom Sibley scored his fifth Test half-century.
# This was simply the eleventh draw between England and New Zealand.
# This is the primary time since 1998 that each of England's openers have confronted 200+ balls in an innings in a residence Test.
# England have now gone 4 matches with out being overwhelmed at Lord's, their longest stretch since they went 13 video games unbeaten there between 2006 and 2012.
# New Zealand have bowled 12 no-balls in this match, essentially the most they've managed in any Test since December 2008.
Earlier, resuming Day Five at 61/2 and a lead of 164, New Zealand acquired off to a unhealthy begin because the aspect misplaced Neil Wagner (10) fairly early on off the bowling of Ollie Robinson. Ross Taylor subsequent got here to the crease and he began enjoying aggressively, indicating that New Zealand was trying to rating fast runs and declare their innings. The fourth-wicket partnership of 31 runs between Taylor and Latham was ended by Stuart Broad as he dismissed Latham (36), lowering New Zealand to 105/4.
Taylor's (33) cameo got here to an finish in the forty fifth over as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Mark Wood and this ended the 28-run stand for the fifth wicket between Taylor and Henry Nicholls. The left-handed Nicholls departed after enjoying a 23-run knock, however Colin de Grandhomme (9*) and BJ Watling (15*) took the guests to lunch with the rating at 169/6 and the lead was prolonged to 272. New Zealand declared their innings and as a consequence, England was set a goal of 273. (Inputs ANI)
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