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Phil Dawkes and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and good night

    From 30-4 on day one to a 124-run victory on day five. It has been a rollercoaster ride for England, played out as moves are made in the background to appoint a new head coach.

    At 11:45 BST on Thursday morning, that head coach role looked like a poisoned chalice. Not anymore. For the first time in a long time, England can look to the future with optimism following a stunning Test match that could well have made the English public fall in love with their team again.

    Speaking of budding romances...

    Kev in Andover: If anyone sees my husband Dave at the cricket, can you ask him what he wants for tea tonight.

    Players handshake
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    England batsman James Taylor: What a way to finish an unbelievable Test match! Well played lads! Credit to the groundsman too! Proper wicket!

    Ex-Wisden editor John Stern: Interesting that apart from one 'Stokesy', every other player name-checked by Cook in interview was referred to by his first name.

    Ex-Cricketer magazine editor Andrew Miller: Love it. NZ were 12-3 and McCullum dropped down the order to plan "a second wave of attack". Up with this sort of thing.

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    England caretaker coach Paul Farbrace, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's been a great day. It's fitting that it went as long as it did. Full credit to both teams.

    "I've tried not to do anything differently. The key was to make it as normal as possible for the players and they have responded to that. We encouraged the lads to play good cricket and have fun and that's what we have always tried to do. It's been a continuation of what has been going on. I got excited with a few wickets to go, but I could be forgiven for that.

    "It's all very well about being a developing side but international sport is about the here and now and winning. There's a lot of good players on the fringes and the people who leave the ground today will be excited about the English cricket team."

    On the possible appointment of Trevor Bayliss: "He's an old-fashioned cricket coach, who likes working in the nets. He's quiet but when he says something it counts. He's a good man who is very knowledgeable. He has experience all round the world. I want to be involved in the future, whatever the role is."

  4. Post update

    England stand-in coach Paul Farbrace: "It's been a great day it was really fitting it went as long as it did, full credit to both teams but really nice to come out on top. I've tried not to do anything differently, the key was we tried to make it as normal as possible for the players, we tried to get on, have a lot of fun and encourage the lads to play good cricket for the five days which they've done."

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    Chris Wanless: NZ took 20 wickets and scored over 700 runs...and still lost by over 120 runs! WHAT a Test match. WHAT entertainment.

    Nick Orchard: I haven't lived in UK for 20 years. I'm often asked what I miss the most. Today I have my answer - watching Test match cricket.

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    Pat: Brilliant, enthralling match made all the better by exemplary sportsmanship and no unpleasant sledging. Wonderful for the game and spirit of Test cricket.

    Alastair Cook and Joe Root
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    Martin Tooth: We've been despondent, relieved, frustrated, nervous, encouraged, hopeful and finally jubilant. Great sporting drama.

    Sue: Can't help but wonder what might have been if Moores had been sacked sooner...? Hope Farbrace stays on!

  8. Man of the match - Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes, who scored the fastest ever Test century at Lord's and took three wickets today: "Without doubt, it's a career highlight. The whole match has been amazing. I have been striking the ball pretty well in the nets but I didn't expect that innings. It was more of a fluke.

    "There's always opportunities to score with the fields Brendon sets and Lord's is a fast-scoring field. It was a lovely moment when I got two wickets in two balls today and the crowd were magnificent."

    Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook
  9. Captain's reaction

    England captain Alastair Cook: "Thank god Mo hung on to that catch... it was never in doubt!

    "My innings [162] was up there with my best. We got a little bit of luck with playing and missing but we got through that and great credit to Joe Root and then Ben Stokes played an innings of the like I've never seen before. We had a 100 lead when he came in, and when he was out two hours later it was about 270 and I'd scored 10 of them!

    "Today, the way our guys bowled... we fought incredibly hard on a great cricket wicket. It's been a real team effort this week. It's been a rocky few weeks so to play with such freedom and passion, the lads are pleased with that."

  10. Captain's reaction

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "At Headingley on Friday we'll continue to play like we have in this Test match. Sometimes it doesn't work out but it gives us our best chance of winning."

  11. Captain's reaction

    New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Test Match Special: "We played a brand of cricket we wanted but England deserved their win. We're on the right road with the style of cricket were playing."

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    Lord's Ground: Approximately 125,000 people have attended this match. That's a record for the first Test of the summer at Lord's this century.

  13. Captain's reaction

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "I thought we played our part in a tremendous Test match. Great credit to England. Even when we were dominating they kept going and they played an enterprising brand of cricket. The game was played in a tremendous spirit too.

    "We got over 730 runs in the Test and still lost by more than 100 runs. It's not every day that happens but we hold our heads high. It's such a fine line between success and failure.

    "It was tactical for me to drop down the batting order [from five to six]. BJ Watling has done it for us before and we thought that if he could generate a partnership with Kane, the hitters like Corey Anderson and I could come in and have a realistic go at getting the target."

  14. Captain's reaction

    Alastair Cook on speculation that Australian Trevor Bayliss will be appointed England coach: "I don't quite know what's happened, it's still speculation. Whatever will be will be but let's just enjoy today and what the guys have achieved after a rocky few weeks."

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  16. Captain's reaction

    Alastair Cook on Ben Stokes: "He made another massive stride in his development. To score a hundred at Lord's and the way he played in both innings was tremendous for him.

    "His challenge will always be to work on his consistency but there is so much talent there and so much desire to win for England he'll only go from strength to strength. We've just got to keep backing him and he'll be a tremendous cricketer."

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    England batting coach Mark Ramprakash: Amazing day at Lord's! Wonderful victory for England! Great team performance.

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    Shaun Berkeley: What a win, makes been at work on a bank holiday all the more bearable. Roll on Friday when it all starts again.

    Carl Phillips: Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook were splendid. One of the best Test matches I've ever seen.

  19. Captain's reaction

    A tongue-tied England captain Alastair Cook: "It's one of the best matches I've ever been involved in - a great cricket wicket, two sides that gave their all and played as good cricket as they could play. I can't really speak. It was just a brilliant, brilliant day."

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    England bowler Kate Cross: I'm thoroughly enjoying this little Test team we have here. Proper character. Congrats @englandcricket! #whatawin

    England celebrate
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    Alice Stainer: Love the poetic justice of the match being put to bed by much-maligned third man! This Test just didn't want to play by the rules.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It gave almost everybody an opportunity to do well. You could score runs and yet the bowlers fancied their chances. There was a little bit of spin and the seamers bowled cutters and got movement so it encouraged everybody and exhilarated the spectators, there was always something happening."

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "An amazing way to finish the Test match, number 11 backing away and caught at third man. I have loved every minute. Couldn't have been better."

    Stokes and Ali
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    Melanie Couldrey: Just a brilliant, enthralling Test match. Massive credit to both teams.

    Tom C: Well done Alastair Cook- amazing performances from several, but what a way to manage pressure!

    Kevin Ticehurst: What a incredible Test match that was, from 30-4 to win it in those circumstances, That is why we all love TEST cricket!

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    Dan Kitchingman: What a magnificent Test match, fantastic crowd and just what the doctor ordered!

    Nicholas Wall: A superb victory for England; one of the best matches I've seen in years. A fantastic advert for Test cricket.

    John Blenkharn: Tremendous match. Hope the new coach allows England to play the same brand of cricket. This is the only way to beat Australia


    What a game. What a dramatic, gripping, entertaining, twisty, turny game.

    England have not had many high moments in recent years but they can really savour this one. From seeming on-field and off-field chaos they have pulled out a performance that gives everyone connected with the team hope for the future.

    They were brave, bold, resilient and, finally, ruthless. They are not the finished article by any means, but they appear to be a hell of a lot closer at the end of these five days than they were on Thursday. Bravo.

    England celebrate
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    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was one of the best Test matches of the modern era. Sometimes a great story needs a great ending and the look on Moeen's face after that fantastic catch was a mixture of joy, innocence and hopefulness. If England can remember those three things in the next 12 months of hard cricket it would be a wonderful thing."

    Moeen Ali celebrates his catch
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    Henry Blofeld

    BBC Test Match Special

    "My heart bleeds for the New Zealanders, the last two stayed firm but that one got away and now they are very sportingly shaking hands with the England side."

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well played England, their bowling in the end proved to be the difference. Eight and a half overs isn't a lot over five days but they have just been able to hold the edge throughout this game."


    Boult c Moeen b Broad 10 (NZ 220 all out)

    It's all over! England are victorious! Broad comes round the wicket to Boult who backs away and looks to steer one down to third man, but he gets too much on it and sends the ball spiralling upwards for Moeen Ali to take a superb diving catch in the deep.

    An extraordinary game of cricket comes to an end. You almost don't want it to be over. But it is, and England have won it and boy are they enjoying the moment.

    In Marlon Samuels/Joe Root style, I salute every single person involved.

    Moeen Ali celebrates
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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Will Broad continue to Boult and will he come around the wicket and try to attack him in that blind spot area? There are still 10 overs scheduled left to go so no need to panic at this stage. Down to five overs and it gets a wee bit tense."

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    Alec in Plaistow: Haven't been to Lord's since I was at grammar school more than 50 years ago and the score of every Test match was updated on the door of the prefect's room. Bringing it all back, captivating!

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    Leo: Can't help but fear that the Kiwis will hold out for these last 11 overs. Boult and Henry have the air of limpets.

  34. NZ 218-9 (10 overs remaining)

    Right then Jimmy, what have you got left in the tank? Craig, crouched in his stance with eyes like saucers, awaits England's leading all-time wicket-taker. He blocks, he bobs, he weaves and then wafts at one that sends the ball agonisingly close to the slips but safe before catching an edge off a rising ball to send the ball looping to the vacant silly point area.

  35. That's a record

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "That's now the highest number of runs in a Test match at Lord's - 1,605, beating the 1,603 in the famous 1990 game against India in 1990."

    England v India 1990
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    clive woodbridge: Has Piers Morgan tweeted yet?

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    Lacey in Leeds: Hoping this is boosting sales for Headingley next week - been too many empty seats round here lately.

  38. NZ 215-9

    These two are doing a fine job of frustrating England. Boult's step-away technique is proving effective as he digs out a Broad yorker and then angles another full ball through point for four. Jimmy Anderson is warming up. A 400th Test wicket wouldn't be the worst way for this game to end.

    James Anderson
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    Henry Blofeld

    BBC Test Match Special

    "When umpire Erasmus signals a wide there is not much of a wider sight in cricket because, as a chap, there is plenty of him."

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    Andy Hawkes: Anyone else worried NZ will block out the remaining overs?

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    Bryony Lever: Joe Root keeps stopping to sign for the audience. So cute!

  42. NZ 211-9 (12 overs remaining)

    Stokes is too wide or short and not challenging Henry to play. The number 10 is more than happy to leave. On the one occasion he has to play, Stokes nearly gets rewarded with an inside edge that skids past the wickets on its way to the fine leg rope. There's no running going on between the wickets. The batsman have clearly decided to defend an end each.

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    david andrew: I think every Lord's Test Saturday should be a peoples' day with £20 tickets. HQ needs to be seen to reach out to fans.

    Cricket fans
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    Christian Reilly: As Geoffrey always says, "add two wickets to the score". OK, so NZ are 202-11. I will take that right now. Come on England.

  45. NZ 206-9 (England need one wicket for victory)

    Broad, who played a key role in starting England's charge towards potential victory in this innings, returns. New Zealand are refusing to go quietly, though, as Boult opens his stance and punches over mid-off for four.

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a little bit disappointing for the New Zealand team, they will feel there has been enough to suggest they were in the game. To score 523 and then lose the match they will feel they have let themselves down. England got some momentum going and just ran with it. A good delivery removed Guptill early and the wickets of Watling and Anderson were obviously important."

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    Craig in Merseyside: The sheer delight on the players' faces as they slowly edge towards glory after a five day battle says everything about why five day Tests need to stay. Not everything has to be done and dusted in two hours.

    Ben Stokes
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    Will in Horsham: Wow, we might only lose the Ashes 4-1 at this rate!

  49. NZ 202-9 (Boult 0, Henry 4)

    15 overs remaining. Stokes continues with the first of them. Henry is forced to bob and weave under two short ones and then plays with as much assurance as he can muster to poke one through mid-off for two and fend of the rest.

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    Ed Stockton: This Test has gone from likely defeat to draw-written-all-over-it to edge of victory. Great stuff.

    England celebrate
  51. NZ 200-9

    Boult, surrounded by fielders like a gazelle cornered by a group of slavering lions, does his best to keep out Moeen. He does just that, but not without another swipe of lunacy to try and crack a full ball over mid-on. He doesn't connect, though, and potential runs are stopped by Root.

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    Terry Mahoney in Chichester: Geoffrey Boycott and others have been captivated by the atmosphere at Lords today. As well as an enthralling Test Match maybe it also has to do with the fact that it is a fifth day crowd. It's a public holiday. Therefore corporate guests will be absent. Today's audience are people who don't normally get the chance to see cricket live and are making the most of it. The administrators should maybe recognise in the future that the best atmosphere isn't always generated by people who will pay the most for the privilege of watching cricket at Lords.

  53. NZ 200-9 (Boult 0, Henry 2)

    It would be apt if Ben Stokes was to take the wicket that seals this win. His fingerprints are all over this performance. He charges in but Henry is right behind every shot and keeps the Durham seamer and his expectant country at bay.

    Ben Stokes
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    Boom: The Chef's bowling changes have been awesome today.

    Amen to that. He gets some stick, but all credit to the skipper.

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    Nick Hughes: Incredible recovery from England, further proof Test cricket is the best. Criminal that it's only a 2 match series.

  56. NOT OUT

    NZ 198-9

    For a moment it looked as though it was all over but Rod Tucker's review deems there is no contact with the bat or pad, it is not out and the New Zealanders live to fight another day.

  57. Umpire review

    Is it all over?! Is that the moment? Moeen thinks he has Boult caught at short leg! Not out on-field but we will have a review.

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    SAS: I've said it before and I will say it again, Test cricket is THE best form of cricket there is by a long, long way.

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    Russ Tunney: Is this the best Test match in last 10 years?

  60. WICKET

    Southee c and b Moeen 20 (NZ 198-9)

    Oh yes! Moeen! The spinner comes into the attack and strikes with his first ball as Southee plants a full ball straight back for the bowler to dive and catch. I'm all for positive cricket (and New Zealand have given us some superb entertainment as a result of it) but that is not the way to save a game. One more and England have a famous, famous win.

    Moeen Ali wicket
  61. WICKET

    Craig b Stokes 4 (NZ 198-8)

    Yes Ben Stokes! He really is England's new hero. He has four slips and two gullys for the left-handed Craig, but he doesn't need any of them as he pitches full and cleans up the spinner, who plays across the line. Stokes unleashes a wild-eyed roar towards the London sky as the ground erupts around him.

    Ben Stokes
  62. NZ 197-7 (min 19 overs left)

    Joe Root is changing his pace well as he looks to loop the ball towards the pads of Craig or the foot-holes just to the left. Another over survived by the Kiwis. Here comes the man of the moment, Ben Stokes...

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    Jimbo: Target the stumps now for nine, ten and jack. Broad bowling full and straight, please.

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    Graham: Ten long days away from home but not now wanting to board plane at Shanghai. Will lose WiFi and the live text updates. For the first time in my life I hope for a delay...

  65. NZ 197-7 (Craig 4, Southee 19)

    Southee is a capable tail-ender, which he shows with a cut to punch Wood square for a boundary, then a lofted drive down the ground for another and a lifted flick through backward point for a third in an over that goes for 18. The Kiwis are treating this like a one-dayer, not a Test match they are aiming to see out for a draw. It's crazy but it sure is entertaining.

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    Thomas Rowe: Irrespective of the score, this game has been a fantastic advertisement for Test cricket.

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    Mark in Chipping Sodbury: I hope all those advocates of four day Test cricket are watching this.

  68. NZ 179-7 (min 21 overs left)

    Spinner to spinner as Root looks to follow up with his previous-over heroics with the scalp of Craig. Craig doesn't look like a man who is ready to last 23 overs as he wafts at two that spin away from him and beat the bat. I like it. I like it a lot.

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    Andy, Ponteland, Northumberland: The Dave and Helen saga brings a new twist to 'Bowling a maiden over'!

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    Jeff: Just been told we're going for the early bird special! Curse you reasonably priced meal!

    Gordon Thursfield: Oops. Just pondering the wisdom of two part-time spinners and Root traps Anderson.

  71. NZ 177-7 (Craig 1, Southee 4)

    Cheers Jamie. I'm more than happy to take this over and, hopefully, talk you through to an England win. There are 23 overs left and they are three wickets away, with the New Zealand tail standing in their way. After a bit of pitch maintenance, Wood continues against new man Tim Southee, whose responsibility is to resist. He almost fails with an edge to a short ball that jags back at him, catches an edge and lands in front Bell at second slip.

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    Luke Bailey: Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!

    Ben Sutton: Rooooot! You can't keep him out of the game. Get Stokes back on at the other end and we'll have this wrapped up in a jiffy!

    Joe Root
  73. NZ 176-7 (min 23 overs left)

    New man Southee clips two to open his account but this has been a superb day for England. A few candidates for England golden boy in this match aren't there but Root always seems to provide something. Now to talk you through the next chapter of this match, plus the Helen & Dave drama, here's Phil Dawkes.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "He was done in the length, staying back when he should have stayed forward, and it pitched on. England are going to get home now. They have three tail-enders to get through now. They have nobody to reassure them at the other end."

  75. WICKET

    Anderson lbw Root 67 (NZ 174-7)

    Just clipping the leg stump by the narrowest of margins is the verdict and the batsman has to go. The quirks of the system. What a breakthrough for England, the last of the main batsmen gone.

    Joe Root
  76. Umpire review

    Joe Root has got his man surely? They are going to review the lbw after Anderson is given out.

  77. NZ 174-6 (Anderson 67, Craig 0)

    Mark Craig is the new batsman, another stocky left-hander, rather less capable than Anderson, although he does have a couple of 60s, against West Indies and Pakistan, and has an average of 35. He is on a pair here but keeps out the combative Wood quite comfortably.

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    Will: Who is Helen? New BBC drama.

    Adam in Lancaster: Can't decide who I'm rooting for most in the cricket - England or Dave and Helen.

    Sue: Completely gripped by the story unfolding on the #bbccricket live webpage. And the cricket's pretty interesting too...

  79. NZ 173-6 (min 25 overs left)

    If this was the 2005 Ashes, Wood could play the role of Simon Jones, bursting with the occasional devastating burst of express pace. Root continues with his off-spin, there are three men crowded around the burly Anderson, brave indeed, and the big fellow thumps one through the leg-side for four.

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    Jon Evans: Wood looks like the bowler we've been looking for. Will need patience with him, but he'll be a star. Just need a no.2 opener.

    Bertie Kennedy: Just fist pumped on a public bus.

    VB: What an amazing test this is. 5 days of "edge of your seat" stuff.

    Mark Wood
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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alastair Cook did the right thing. Nothing has happened for a while so he kept changing the bowling. That is a ball that did something. There is enough in the pitch to encourage bowlers, particularly the seamers. There is always a magic ball round the corner. Nine, 10 Jack - I fancy us to bowl them out."

  82. WICKET

    Watling c Buttler b Wood 59 (NZ 168-6)

    No doubt about it, a lifting ball brushes the glove and goes through to the keeper. The crowd are jubilant. It's like the 2005 Ashes all over again. Terrific stuff.

    Mark Wood celebrates
  83. Umpire review

    Wood has got his man surely? Off the glove, caught behind. But they're just checking the TV replays for a no-ball...

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    There's not too much to smile about at the moment if you're an England fan, but Lord's Twitter account, @HomeOfCricket, has tweeted pictures of comedians Al Murray and Josh Widdecombe at the ground today.

    Al Murray and Josh Widdecombe
  85. NZ 168-5 (Watling 59, Anderson 61)

    Young Joe Root is the surprising choice as the next bowler and far from being bullied by the muscular Anderson he has the left-hander in a spot or two of bother. A maiden.

  86. NZ 168-5 (min 28 overs left)

    Debutant Wood returns to the attack from the Pavilion End. He sets off like a long jumper and has a tremendous leap as he reaches the crease. Still finding his feet though and Watling clips one assiduously off his pads for his ninth boundary.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Watling is a scrapper, he is not a purist like Williamson. But you need people like that in your side. He has heart and guts and will fight in any situation."

    BJ Watling
  88. NZ 163-5 (Watling 55, Anderson 60)

    Jimmy is being cheered on by an excellent crowd but he looks spent at 82mph. Time for a rest and he can come back and get his 400th Test wicket to win the match with the final delivery? Watling collects two through the off-side and displays a resolute defence to the other balls.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand are blunting England at the moment. This is when I want to see a bit of spin, tossing it up into the foot-holes to the left-hander. They need a wicket to get it going again."

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    Andy, Bristol: Been trying to get hold of my mate Jim who went to the cricket as part of a cross-dressing stag do. Think he was going under the name Helen if anyone spots him...

    Hang on, it's a new series of Inside Number 9 is it?

  91. NZ 161-5 (min 30 overs left)

    It's not all brute force from big left-hander Anderson, a textbook cover drive and a deft late cut bring him successive boundaries off Broad and signals the 100 partnership. Who is going to break it for England? The crowd are still hopeful, though.

  92. NZ 153-5 (Watling 52, Anderson 52)

    Jimmy strays onto the pads again and it is flicked away for four by Watling, who then picks up a streaky boundary with an edge that bounces in front of wicketkeeper Buttler and brings up his 10th Test fifty. Watling then gets slap bang in the unmentionables. Talk about mixed emotions.

  93. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Cook has got to do some thinking here. It is not quite working for England at the moment. It just needs a little freshen up. Stokes has the forces with him. Use the force."

    Alastair Cook thinking
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    Ron Dunlin: Been trying all day to contact my girlfriend Helen to let her know the cricket score, but the folk at her work say she's "busy".

    Is this another twist in the gripping new BBC drama they're all talking about?

  95. NZ 145-5 (min 32 overs left)

    More dozing in the crowd. One young gentleman wakes up in time to see the cameras on him, that must be an unsettling experience. Broad is excited by an inswinger and contemplates a review for lbw. Luckily his colleagues do not agree and just as well as replays show it came off the bat handle.

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    Jim: All these students complaining about revision. I'm a university lecturer and I was hoping to have marked my 3rd year's dissertations by Sunday evening - Stokes ruined that plan yesterday and again today...

    Ben Stokes
  97. NZ 142-5 (Watling 44, Anderson 51)

    One couple in the crowd are spotted having a delightful gentle doze, but don't turn away just yet, this match has had a habit of unveiling a new twist when least expected. Jimmy looks tired. The end of his 11th over and in truth it did not provide many alarms for the batsmen. Will it be the new crowd hero Stokes next?

  98. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Lord's

    "No one in the ground could quite believe it when umpire Ravi's finger went up - not England, not the crowd and certainly not BJ Watling, who made the 'T' symbol like a man gasping for a brew. It was almost as if Ravi wanted to spice things up - just check that the DRS is working."

  99. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think they might have gone a bit early with sticking these men out and bumping them in. I'd quite like to see Stokes or Wood back on, hitting top of off and trying to nick an edge."

  100. NZ 140-5 (34 overs left)

    Another siren wails away in the vicinity of NW8 as Broad thunders in from round the wicket to Anderson, with two slips and new boy Lyth again under the lid a couple of yards from the bat at short-leg. Plenty of short ones on offer and plenty of intent from the attacking Anderson, but no contact.

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    John Morris: Another good use of the DRS by NZ - it's not designed for speculative appeals, it's meant to stop howlers like that.

  102. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "There is no mark on the bat, but there is a flick on the pad. It didn't sound right or feel right from here."

  103. NZ 138-5 (target 345)

    Watling knew immediately and Rod Tucker says it is conclusive enough for him. He has to tell umpire Ravi to overturn the decision and Watling remains. No 400th wicket for Jimmy yet.

  104. Umpire review

    Watling has been given out caught behind off Anderson but hold your horses, the batsman confidently appeals for a review and it looks to have brushed the pad instead of the bat.

    James Anderson
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    Jim: All these students complaining about revision. I'm a university lecturer and I was hoping to have marked my 3rd year's dissertations by Sunday evening - Stokes ruined that plan yesterday and again today...

  106. Ticket news

    In London? At a loose end this evening? Why not nip down to Lord's for what could be a thrilling final session?

    Tickets are available are at £10 for adults (cash only) and free for over-65s and under-16s from the North Gate only.

  107. Final session

    Thanks Phil, I'm not so sure about Dave and Helen. I think they might be using us as a vehicle for some kind of seedy roleplay. But maybe not, let's hope it is a true modern day romance. But on the subject of summer butter and mint crisps or whatever they were, there was a general indifference. Anyway, here come the players for the final chapter of this fabulous contest. The equation is five wickets from a minimum of 36 overs. Surely the 211 more runs to win can be discounted. Can't they?

  108. Post update

    That is the end of this stint from me. I'll return you to the capable hands of Mr Jamie Lillywhite.

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    Stewart in Edinburgh: Never mind the cricket - how's the Dave/Helen saga unfolding? Can't believe so many "fans" are still looking for negatives. I can't remember a Test where the impetus has switched from side to side so frequently - brilliant stuff.

    Is Lord's the new Isle of Fernandos? One thing is for certain, if Helen and Dave get hitched I fully expect an invite. Probably best I don't attend in a live text commentary capacity.

  110. Who is Trevor Bayliss?

    Trevor Bayliss is a 52-year-old Australian who is currently coach of New South Wales in Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

    He was reported to be among the candidates to take charge of England when Peter Moores was appointed in 2014, although he is probably best known for leading Sri Lanka to the World Cup final in 2011. He was on the Sri Lanka team bus when it was attacked by gunmen in Pakistan in 2009.

    Bayliss has won several domestic trophies: he coached NSW to the Sheffield Shield title in 2004-05 and the ING Trophy the following season.

    After a four-year spell in charge of Sri Lanka - during which time he worked alongside England's current stand-in coach Paul Farbrace - he won the inaugural Big Bash and the Champions League T20 with Sydney Sixers in 2012, and the IPL with the Knight Riders the same year.

    A former Australian off-spinning all-rounder, Bayliss played 58 first-class matches but never represented Australia. He filled in as coach for Darren Lehmann during Australia's T20 series against South Africa in 2014.

    Trevor Bayliss
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    Andy Hawkes: If NZ get to 175-5 I'll start getting a bit twitchy. While Anderson is still in they have a chance.

  112. Post update

    So, 36 overs left, five wickets needed by England, 211 runs needed by New Zealand.

    If England are to push on to a famous victory (which is more likely than a tourist win right now) they need to break this partnership, which has consolidated well for 73 runs since Ben Stokes did for Williamson and McCullum in successive balls.

    It is a huge ask for New Zealand to win this, but the longer Anderson sticks around and playing like he is, the more nervous Lord's will get nervous. But let's not think about that until we have to.

  113. Jason Gillespie on England coach's job

    More from Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie, who looks to have been beaten to the England job by Trevor Bayliss: "I know Trevor. I don't know him particularly well but everyone who has worked with him has had nothing but very positive things to say about him.

    "Paul Farbrace has worked with him in the past with Sri Lanka and I'm sure they will be delighted to work together again.

    "Farbrace is a fantastic coach - he's great with support staff, great with players. He's somebody England certainly should keep there."

  114. Jason Gillespie on England coach's job

    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has said he is not the England and Wales Cricket Board's "preferred candidate" to become England coach.

    The ECB is in exclusive discussions with its first-choice coach, understood to be Trevor Bayliss.

    More from Gillespie on BBC Radio Leeds: "Throughout the whole process the ECB have been very good. It was made clear to me there are a number of candidates. I certainly haven't been led down the garden path at all.

    "It was good to go and meet with Andrew and Tom Harrison. It was just a discussion on their plans for the future and what they want to do with English cricket.

    "They asked if was interested in making a contribution and I said let's just keep having a chat. They were very professional throughout the whole process."

    Read more here

    Jason Gillespie
  115. Tea scorecard

    New Zealand 134-5 (41 overs) - target 345

    Batsmen: Watling 36*, Anderson 51*

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Guptill 0), 0-2 (Latham 0), 12-3 (Taylor 8), 61-4 (Williamson 27), 61-5 (McCullum 0)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 9-5-11-1, Broad 11-3-28-2, Wood 8-2-20-0, Stokes 7-3-28-2, Moeen 6-1-35-0

    England 389 & 523; NZ 523

    Full scorecard

    England walk off at the break
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    matt wilkinson: Think we should have declared first thing this morning. Come on lads prove me wrong for once!

    Ben Sutton: I'm sorry but Moeen ain't good enough. If he's at 8 then we may as well pick a young out and out spinner and give him time.

  117. NZ 134-5 (Watling 36, Anderson 51)

    Broad continues to dig it in for Watling as Lyth waits expectantly at short leg. The keeper is able to knock a fuller one through mid-on for a couple and a full-toss to deep mid-wicket for a single. That is lunch and the end of another gripping, dramatic, entertaining session. What a Test match!

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    Kofi in London: Re Charlie (15:28). Studying for my Unification final tomorrow which may as well be Serbian since I can't keep my eyes away from the cricket!

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    OptaJim: 13 - The 13 scores of 50+ in this match are the most ever recorded in a Lord's Test.

  120. NZ 131-5

    A change of ends for Anderson to the Nursery End. he finds a good line to his left-handed namesake, who tries his one-kneed slap approach again but fails to connect. We will have one more over before tea. Can England make a very timely breakthrough?

    James Anderson
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    Sue: Oh, Rich in Cannock (15:26) Can we please just have one day of enjoying an amazingly positive game from England with no negativity...

    Harry Winter: The better team is usually the one disappointed with the result. If NZ hold out England will be disappointed, NZ will be lucky.

  122. NZ 131-5 (Anderson 51, Watling 33)

    Chaos in the field as Wood goes to catch a ball to hand to bowler Broad and tumbles over Lyth, who is putting the shin guards on. Like any crowd worth its salt, they react with a 'waaaaaaay'. Having donned his kit, Lyth crouches at short-leg as Broad peppers Watling with some chin music. He copes well but looks ruffled enough to believe England will continue with the strategy.

  123. 50 for Anderson

    NZ 131-5

    Anderson's assault continues with a slap down over mid-off for four and a a one-kneed swipe to mid-wicket for another. That is his 50, off just 44 balls. Brutal. 38 overs gone. 39 to go. It remains thoroughly gripping.

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    Helen: Great day at Lord's apart from some strange bloke called Dave following me! Hopefully the boys can push on and get the win.

    Swipe left Helen, swipe left!

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    Charlie in Nottingham: Following the cricket whilst revising for my Serbian language final. Willing to bet a few dinars that there aren't many other Serbian studying cricket fans out there! Idemo Engleska!

  126. NZ 119-5

    Watling draws some inspiration from his partner with a flick off his legs to bring his four off Anderson. Jimmy hits back with a bouncer, which has the batsman rocking but ultimately untroubled.

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    Rich in Cannock: Let's not get ahead of ourselves, there has been some massive positives but we can't afford to be 30-4 in the Ashes and expect to win Tests. Saying that....welcome back Cook!

    Alistair Cook looks on
  128. NZ 115-5 (Watling 29, Anderson 39)

    Speaking of Tinder, Anderson continues to swipe right and left. He takes Moeen for another boundary, this time over mid-off. He is then outsmarted by Moeen with two spinning, looping balls that beat the swooshing bat of the big fella.

  129. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand have looked under-done and have been exposed because England's bowling looks sharper, with more bounce. It looks like they have come from a series whereas New Zealand haven't."

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    50 shades of Tay: Stokes won't have the greatest record by the end of his career but clearly has the ability to win games with fearless cricket.

    Willis Croft: Wasn't convinced about Stokes, then I was at lords yesterday. Now I see him and Root leading the England team into the next era.

  131. NZ 109-5

    The wickets have dried up as Watling drops the shutters to keep out another Anderson over.

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    Dave Busfield-Birch: Great game, great atmosphere, wine and I was also very lucky to meet a beautiful woman called Helen. What a day!

    Cricket: it's better than Tinder.

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    Matthew Bennett: This spectacle is unfolding the way it is because of the sheer spirit both teams have played this game in. Fantastic cricket.

    Corey Anderson batting
  134. NZ 107-5 (Watling 29, Anderson 33)

    It is a switch of ends for Moeen, who twirls away from the Nursery End but continues to suffer at the hands of Anderson, courtesy of a back-foot punch through mid-on for four and then a back-foot fall-away slap through mid-off for another boundary. It is not orthodox but it is effective.

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    Michelle Garland: I hope this will raise some belief in the team going forward and build some momentum. Big summer ahead.

    Carousel Lights: Couldn't bear watching England play over last few years but sounds like I need to get the box on. Quick sharp.

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    Heather from Tonbridge: I told my husband to take me to Lord's today but he decided against it. When will he learn to do what I tell him?

  137. Scorecard update

    New Zealand 98-5 (33 overs) - target 345

    Batsmen: Watling 28*, Anderson 25*

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Guptill 0), 0-2 (Latham 0), 12-3 (Taylor 8), 61-4 (Williamson 27), 61-5 (McCullum 0)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 6-3-7-1, Broad 9-2-25-2, Wood 8-2-20-0, Stokes 7-3-28-2, Moeen 3-0-8-0

    England 389 & 523; NZ 523

    Full scorecard

  138. NZ 98-5

    The Moeen experiment is over as Cook turns to his trusty attack leader, Anderson, who is one short of 400 Test wickets. His namesake would be a good scalp to reach the milestone. It is a fine contest between the two . Corey treats Jimmy with respect.