Lord’s live score and latest updates
To our live coverage of day three of the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s. There are a few showers forecast today so players can be turned on and off throughout the day.
England reached 111 points for two and trailed by 267 points in the opening innings after Devon Conway’s double ton took the game away from the home side on Thursday.
New Zealand was eliminated for 378 after lunch as the English fast bowlers cleared the middle order and tail, but were frustrated by No.11 Neil Wagner (25 not eliminated) who helped Conway establish his record score.
Conway’s 200 is the highest score on his Lord’s debut and the opener hit the milestone with a six over the long leg. He almost carried his bat but became the last wicket to fall when he was only a few millimeters exhausted.
“He took international cricket like nothing had happened, he’s a very good guy and he took it all in his stride,” New Zealander Henry Nicholls told the BBC, describing the stroke. Conway.
“He’s a little exhausted to have been there for every ball of the game, but he deserved all the praise he will receive.”
In response, England lost two wickets before tea with Kyle Jamieson trapping Dom Sibley’s leg forward for a duck while Tim Southee had Zak Crawley caught behind.
However, Rory Burns (59 not eliminated) and skipper Joe Root (42 not eliminated) took control with a 93-point partnership and Nicholls said they were counting on the placid field break on Friday to help the bowlers.
“In this last session there was a bit of up and down and a bit of rotation for Mitch (Santner) as well,” he added. “Depending on the weather, we might be able to create a bit of an uneven bounce and put a bit of doubt in the minds of the English boys.” Reuters