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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's it from Headingley for the day - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will now switch to commentary from Chelmsford where Essex face Somerset (now with added go-faster Chris Gayle) in the T20 Blast. You can follow live text commentary, and listen to the game of your choice, via the BBC Sport website.

    As for England and New Zealand, they'll be back tomorrow for day two - fingers crossed, the BBC weather forecast is predicting "a fine and dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Good batting weather, you'd think.

    Until then, thanks for your company though the rain - and your tales of being mistaken for certain cricketers - we'll be back from about 10:30 BST tomorrow. Bye for now.

    James Anderson
  2. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are going to have a very good day to bat. It will be light sunshine throughout the day. I think England are in a good position. The problem for New Zealand is their spinner can't bowl for toffee, and Southee has to improve too. If England don't make more runs than New Zealand, they haven't batted very well."

  3. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    peter: A bit sloppy from England, but nothing an Aussie can't sort.

  4. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "McCullum was exciting but you live and die by the way you play. It looked silly, he looked angry but it's the way he plays. I think you have to have a few balls before you attack. Attacking from the first ball is reckless."

    Brendon McCullum
  5. Review of the day

    The day began with rain - there was no play before lunch, and even after Alastair Cook had won the toss and elected to field, there were still occasions when the players were running on and off because of the weather.

    New Zealand were reeling at 2-2 at one stage but Tom Latham (84) and especially debutant Luke Ronchi (88 from 70 balls) made England work for their wickets as the tourists rattled along at four-and-a-half or nearly five runs an over.

    While Cook's men will hope to knock the last two wickets over cheaply tomorrow morning, he might also reflect on dropped catches which might have had England batting already.

    Anderson, Broad and Ali
  6. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I thought we should have bowled New Zealand out today. They shouldn't have made much more than 200. We don't have the discipline to bowl six balls in an area. I wonder if we have the mentality to tie an end up."

  7. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ollie Davies: This is how Test cricket should be played. Another exciting, eventful day!

    Luke Ronchi
  8. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the quality of the cricket is similar to Lord's. A lot of credit is due to the groundsman. Once there's a bit there for the bowler, the captain has slips, there are gaps there for the batsmen to score runs. We need a pitch which encourages all types of cricketers and we've had that here today."

  9. Post update

    Stand by on TMS for Geoffrey and Aggers' review of the day...

  10. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand have reaped what they've sowed, so there have been wickets as well. But the game is very well advanced, so England will be batting quite early tomorrow. New Zealand will be batting third, which means the decision will be theirs, if they're good enough to bowl England out."

  11. Close of play scorecard

    New Zealand 297-8 (65 overs)

    Batsmen: Craig 16*, Henry 14*

    Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Guptill 0), 2-2 (Williamson 0), 68-3 (Taylor 20), 123-4 (McCullum 41), 144-5 (Watling 14), 264-6 (Latham 84), 265-7 (Ronchi 88), 281-8 (Southee 1)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 13-3-43-2, Broad 14-0-83-3, Wood 14-4-62-2, Stokes 13-4-43-1, Moeen 11-3-48-0

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  12. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the end of a really quite remarkable day in which we lost 25 overs, and yet 300 runs were scored."

    Luke Ronchi's 50
  13. Close of play

    NZ 297-8

    Mark Wood to bowl the last over of the day, once again Craig is having to defend a short ball which nearly pops to short leg. He evades a couple which are taken down the leg side by keeper Jos Buttler - there's even a strangle down the leg side off the last ball of the day as England appeal for a catch, but Craig stands firm and walks off. And so ends a curious rain-truncated day of only 65 overs - but nearly 300 runs.

  14. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Edward: seems to me that England have periods when they just switch off. Dire bowling spinner doing nothing, three drops in eight balls. #wakeup

    David townend: Ali's poor bowling has allowed NZ to come back into this & has lost the early pressure from Jimmy etc. Ali is not a Test spinner.

  15. NZ 297-8

    Henry unleashes a village-style tail-ender's cross-batted mow at Stokes - and fortune favours him as it sails over the slips for four. A swipe through mid-wicket, from a ball pitching outside off stump, brings him four more, while a sliced two past gully takes him to 14 from eight balls. Stokes (13-4-43-1) is done for the day. Last over coming up.

  16. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand's tail is quite a long one at the moment. I think nine is too high for someone like Southee. Even though Henry looks a bit uncomfortable, I think he's got a better chance of scoring runs than Southee at the moment."

  17. NZ 287-8 (Craig 16*, Henry 4*)

    Craig has to fend off a fierce delivery from the pacy Wood which rears up at his gloves, but he steers it out of the reach of the lurking short leg fielder. A maiden over - two left.

  18. NZ 287-8

    Having put New Zealand in to bat at the start of this truncated day's play, I wonder how Alastair Cook feels with the overs running out. His side are close to bowling the Kiwis out, but they've rattled along at five an over for most of the day - while all those dropped catches won't have helped. Craig defends resolutely, just a leg bye from the over. Three to go.

  19. NZ 286-8 (61 overs)

    Matt Henry is the new batsman, he was able to hang around usefully in the first Test, the batsmen crossed on Southee's catch but Craig immediately takes a single to bring the number 10 on strike. Three slips, a gully and a short leg are posted. But a free swing brings Henry four through the covers.

  20. WICKET

    Southee c Lyth b Wood 1 (NZ 281-8)

    Saddle up - it's Mark Wood (and his imaginary horse) back into the attack - and he rides to England's rescue as a short ball does for Southee, who can't resist a hook shot and holes out to Adam Lyth at deep mid-wicket... A cheer goes up for the Yorkshire opener, taking a catch in front of the Western Terrace.

    Mark Wood takes the wicket of Tim Southee
  21. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "From 2-2, if England had bowled better, it could quite easily have been a day where New Zealand were bowled out for 180. But with the way they've played, aggressively, hitting the bowlers off their lengths, they've given themselves a decent first-innings total."

    England celebrate
  22. NZ 281-7

    Spinner Moeen Ali (11-3-48-0) takes a rest as England turn back to the right-arm seam of Ben Stokes, but Craig is showing some decent technique for a man entrusted with the number eight position, driving fluently and seeing off a maiden over. Five overs left tonight.

  23. Mistaken for a cricketer?

    Text 81111

    Dave in Surrey: My parents were once sold a holiday to Spain by a Shane Warne lookalike. I also told off a Liam Plunkett look like for queue jumping at a Tesco in Durham. Turned out to really be him. Very apologetic (both of us!).

    Andy Roberts, Doncaster: Having the name I do was always fun when I opened the bowling at school!

    Pete Jewkes: When my brother moved to Australia, he ended up having to grow a beard in order to avoid being mistaken for Ricky Ponting.

  24. NZ 281-7 (Craig 15*, Southee 1*)

    Broad, having taken three of the seven wickets to fall today, goes round the wicket to the left-handed Craig who unleashes a firm straight drive back past the bowler - Michael Vaughan on TMS thinks that shot reminded him of Broad's father Chris. A more open-faced drive guides the ball down to third man for a well-run three which also ensures he keeps the strike.

  25. NZ 274-7

    Craig is firm in defence, before flicking Moeen through mid-wicket for four - like Lord's last week, the outfield seems pretty quick. A hesitant single sees Craig take on the arm of James Anderson at backward point - but the throw is wide when a direct hit would have left the lumbering left-hander a yard or two short.

  26. NZ 269-7 (Broad 13-0-76-3)

    Ronchi is replaced by another tailender who's happy to slog - Tim Southee, the only batsman quicker to 50 on Test debut (that innings in Napier in 2008) than Ronchi was today. With eight overs left after this one, might England be thinking of having a bat tonight? Southee edges his first ball for a single, while Craig is off the mark as he pushes a well-run three through extra cover.

    And if you've tuned in to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra hoping for Chris Gayle, the Essex-Somerset commentary is available now online - and will come onto 5 live sports extra after today's play in the Test.

  27. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That discipline you need under that sort of approach just wasn't within Ronchi's game today. That's just turned the day England's way."

  28. WICKET

    Ronchi c Anderson b Broad 88 (NZ 265-7)

    Stuart Broad's short-pitched attack finally pays dividends as Luke Ronchi pulls to long leg and it's straight down James Anderson's throat at fine leg. An entertaining debut knock of 88 from 70 balls, including 13 fours and three sixes, is ended.

    Stuart Broad after taking the wicket of Luke Ronchi
  29. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Rahul, Bournemouth: My flatmate gets mistaken for a more rotund Muralitharan, as he sports the same semi-beard and grin.

    Alex, Edinburgh: When about to board a sea plane from Colombo to Kandy during the World T20 in 2012, me and 3 pals of mine were mistaken for the England team (it didn't help that we were playing practice cricket shots and wearing England training gear), so much so that the customs official called the local police and 20 policemen turned up for a photo. It wasn't until my mate refused to sign an autograph that the penny dropped.

  30. NZ 265-6

    We still have a left-hand/right-hand combo in as Mark Craig joins Ronchi at the crease. Ronchi moves to 88 with a single, Craig carefully plays ouit the rest of Moeen's over.

  31. WICKET

    Latham c Root b Broad 84 (NZ 264-6)

    Finally England have a breakthrough - and hold a catch - as Latham drives at Broad and nicks one to Joe Root at first slip. He had imperceptibly replaced Captain Cook who usually operates in that position. The stand of 120, from 24.1 overs, is broken.

    Tom Latham leaves the field after being caught
  32. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand are having a tremendous day. Some of these shots by Luke Ronchi should be illegal. England have had a very off day with the ball. They've bowled too short and too wide. England haven't been at their best, but it's because the New Zealanders have knocked them off their lines and their lengths. This is something very special by Ronchi on debut. He looks like he's got control over those aggressive strokes."

  33. NZ 263-5 (Latham 84*, Ronchi 86*)

    Moeen, with 0-29 from eight overs, resumes proceedings after the drinks break as Latham, who looks a shade younger than his 23 years, is happy to proceed in singles while Ronchi thrashes the off-spinner for a six over mid-wicket and a four through point!

    Never mind Bashley, Ronchi might be earning himself a lucrative T20 gig somewhere on this form. And don't forget, you can follow live text and radio commentary on all tonight's T20 Blast games via the BBC Sport website.

  34. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are in real danger of letting this innings slip away. The captain needs to get them all together and say 'no more'. Every time Ronchi gets on strike, give him a single. Get Latham on strike and break the partnership."

    Luke Ronchi
  35. Scorecard update

    New Zealand 250-5 (53 overs)

    Batsmen: Latham 83*, Ronchi 74*

    Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Guptill 0), 2-2 (Williamson 0), 68-3 (Taylor 20), 123-4 (McCullum 41), 144-5 (Watling 14)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 13-3-43-2, Broad 11-0-71-1, Wood 11-2-57-1, Stokes 10-2-33-1, Moeen 8-3-29-0

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  36. Drinks break

    NZ 250-5

    "Catches win matches" may be a mantra echoing around Headingley as Broad begins a new over, and both Ronchi and the reprieved Latham are chipping along quite nicely. The Kiwis have 250 as Latham helps himself to a square-driven four, and they've earned another drinks break.

    Stuart Broad
  37. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Adam Wheeler: Latham should buy a lottery ticket.

    Benjamin Taylor: Tom Latham you are the luckiest man in the world.

  38. NZ 245-5 (Latham 79*, Ronchi 73*)

    Another lbw appeal from Moeen against Latham, but umpire Ravi shakes his head and with no reviews left, there's nowt England can do. Latham squeezes a two wide of the diving Broad at mid-on, and that's the century partnership. 13 overs left today.

    Moeen Ali bowls
  39. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Rahul, Bournemouth: My flatmate gets mistaken for a more rotund Muralitharan, as he sports the same semi-beard and grin.

    Alex, Edinburgh: When about to board a sea plane from Colombo to Kandy during the World T20 in 2012, me and 3 pals of mine were mistaken for the England team (it didn't help that we were playing practice cricket shots and wearing England training gear), so much so that the customs official called the local police and 20 policemen turned up for a photo. It wasn't until my mate refused to sign an autograph that the penny dropped.

  40. Dropped catch

    NZ 243-5

    Despite all that chuntering at the umpire last over, it's still Broad for now, and Ronchi temporarily moves ahead of his partner with an single. Latham, who's looked tentative against off-spin, has no problem against Broad's right-arm seam and unleashes a textbook cover drive for four. Next ball, unbelievably, he's dropped again in the slips - it's between the two, first slip Alastair Cook leaps to his left and gets two hands to it but shells the chance while second slip Ian Bell hadn't moved.

  41. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "This is the second-highest total New Zealand have ever made after 50 overs, after the 281 they made against Pakistan in Sharjah last year. It also beats the historical average ODI score, which is 236."

  42. Two dropped catches

    NZ 237-5

    Moeen licks his fingers before spinning the ball down to Latham, with Ballance having moved from short leg to leg slip - but a very fine sweep ricochets from pad, to the keeper's glove, to leg slip's hand, and they run a couple of leg byes. Another sweep is dropped by Mark Wood diving to his right at backward square leg, then a nudge off his legs is dropped by Ballance at leg slip - how many lives has Latham had now?

  43. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Luke Ronchi is a glorious timer of a cricket ball. He deson't look like he's trying to score quickly; whereas McCullum looks quite frenetic, he looks half asleep. He's looked like he has played 100 Tests."

  44. NZ 235-5 (Latham 72*, Ronchi 72*)

    There are two scouts back on the leg-side fence for Ronchi, and a man at third man for the miscue over the slips, but the debutant keeps going, flicking a four off his hip from a short ball (though Hotspot indicates it may not have actually hit his bat). And next ball, Broad is charged with a no-ball by umpire Tucker for his third bouncer of the over. Broad isn't happy, seeming to indicate to Mr Tucker that Ronchi ducked underneath it... Ronchi smacks another four over extra cover to draw level with his partner - at nearly three times the strike rate.

    New Zealand's Luke Ronchi
  45. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Owen Lynam: DRS was brought in to get rid of umpiring howlers, that was a howler, and it's not overturned it.

    VB: How can a ball pitch in line, go on to hit the stumps, yet not be hitting in line? The middle bit must echo the pitch, or stumps

    Andrew Morris: Another example of how Hawk-Eye creates more issues than it solves. Particularly losing reviews like that. Shouldn't happen.

  46. NZ 226-5

    Latham and Ronchi guide a single apiece. England have lost both their reviews - there are 48 overs gone, and they get them back after 80.

    Joe Root looks on
  47. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    VB: He looked dead in the water. Why do we have "umpire's call"? Why not just review it afresh? Either they're out or they aren't.

    Stephen Byrom: Another woeful decision by umpire Ravi! That is out, pure and simple.

    Joel Fentem: That's as plumb as they come.

  48. NZ 224-5

    No HotSpot on the bat, so we go to the ball-tracker... and it's umpire's call for impact (though hitting the wickets), with the impact on his pad showing as fractionally outside off stump.

  49. Umpire review

    Big appeal from Moeen as Latham sweeps and misses. Umpire Ravi is unimpressed. Moeen is desperate for England to review.

  50. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Simon Hughes: You can however imagine the thrilled response almost every time I come on to bowl for Woore CC and my name is announced to the scorers: "The new bowler is Simon Hughes…" You can pretty much guess the rest!

    Simon Banfield, Fetcham: At the 1993 Lord's Test, I was in the Tavern after the match. I was chatting to Australians Craig McDermott and Tim May‎ (who I knew through family connections) and by coincidence was wearing a fleece the same colour as the Aussie tour fleece. I had endless fans approach me for autographs. It felt rude to refuse so I signed my name repeatedly over Steve Waugh's photo in the programme. There must be countless England fans who doubted Steve Waugh's ability to spell his own name. Sorry Steve.

  51. NZ 224-5 (Broad 8-0-51-1)

    A change in the bowling as Stuart Broad returns in place of Anderson - but it's more of the same from Ronchi as he leans into the delivery with a checked off-drive for four. A short delivery is effortlessly hooked for four over fine leg - not far off being a six - and is retrieved by a gentleman in a panama hat with a hatband in Yorkshire colours, who is also wearing a sinister pair of dark gloves.

  52. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    OptaJason: Ronchi is the 5th member of this @BLACKCAPS XI to hit a 50+ score on Test debut (Williamson, Watling, Southee and McCullum). Settled.

    Anurag: A gentle reminder by Ronchi to Poms before the Ashes that you dont mess with an Ozzie even if he has crossed the Tasman Sea!

  53. NZ 216-5

    As if inspired by Ronchi's heroics, Latham comes down the track to Moeen and hits the ball straight at Gary Ballance at short leg, who may have the time to run him out, but the helmeted fielder can't grasp the ball cleanly as Latham dives back into his crease. A maiden for Moeen - his first and last overs have been maidens, giving him curious figures of 5-2-25-0.

    Tom Latham
  54. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I bet you this is a taste of what we've got to come in the Ashes series, in that the Aussies will try to target Moeen and give Alastair Cook a problem. In fact Ronchi is an Aussie!"

    Ronchi was born in Dannevirke, New Zealand but spent most of his childhood in Australia and played four ODIs and three T20 internationals for Australia in 2008-09.

  55. NZ 216-5 (Latham 71*, Ronchi 55*)

    It's like there are two different games going on here. At one end, Anderson is keeping it tight and keeping New Zealand under control - and at the other, the sixth-wicket pair are tucking into Moeen Ali like schoolkids let loose in the tuck shop. Anderson even finds a bit of late swing, just one single from the over.

  56. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Ronchi's fifty, off 37 balls, is the second fastest by a Test batsman on debut. The fastest was by his team-mate Tim Southee, who hit a half-century off 29 balls against England in Napier in 2008."

    It's also the fastest Test fifty at Headingley.

    Luke Ronchi
  57. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "What a way to bring up your first Test half-century, in your first Test match."

  58. 50 for Ronchi

    NZ 215-5

    Ronchi continues his aggressive approach, hitting a low skimmer towards Stuart Broad at mid-off, and is dropped as the tall paceman can't quite get down in time and the ball disappears for four. That takes him to 49 - and the Kiwi-turned-Aussie-turned-Kiwi brings up his half-century, from only 37 balls with a powerful slog sweep for six! A sparkling innings by the 34-year-old debutant.

  59. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    James: I was mistaken for a certain Phil Tufnell. The lady said I looked a bit like him, along with the fact I was wearing a white polo shirt and having a beer in a bar.

    Grace, Berkshire: Our family surname is Bowler. Both my dad and brother play cricket, and I used to play county and uni when I was younger. You can imagine the delight from the crowd when the scorer asks "What's the bowler's name?"

    Andrew Clark: I was mistaken for the substitute fielder in 2009 Ashes. Unfortunately, the texts I received from so-called friends congratulating me on this achievement, failed to recognise England's latest replacement's name contained a crucial 'e' at the end (Andrew Clarke not Clark). I was forced to correct their misspellings and question several friendships in the process.

  60. NZ 205-5 (Latham 70*, Ronchi 45*)

    You wouldn't think that Latham was the established Test opener and Ronchi the debutant here. Ronchi is picking up runs with consummate ease, while Latham is left fishing at thin air against Anderson.

    Luke Ronchi
  61. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Leigh Jones: Re: Steve Warriner (17:23), it feels like that story should end "... and that's how I met my first wife".

    James Boswell: Steve Warriner could learn a few tips from Ben Stokes on how to write a good story.

  62. NZ 204-5

    There was a big inside edge onto the pad there - umpire Ravi has had a few decisions overturned in this series, but this time he was spot on. England lose a review.

  63. Umpire review

    Big appeal from England as Latham prods forward, the fielders are convinced and they want to use a review...

  64. NZ 204-5

    Luke Ronchi seems to be taking to Test cricket very easily, lashing Moeen Ali over long-on for six, the ball crashing into the advertising which covers the rope (but hitting it on the full, as it were). A firmly swept single takes him to 44 from 32 balls.

  65. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Headingley

    "First beer snake of the summer appears, with cheers every time a new part is added. Those signs saying they are prohibited were always likely to be ignored."

  66. NZ 197-5 (24 overs left today)

    Anderson, from the Kirkstall Lane End, is probing outside Latham's off stump, and honours are even as the opener survives but Anderson profits to the tune of a maiden over.

  67. Email

    Mark in Ely: Re: Test cricketers with Star Wars names (17:20), on the playing side, Owen Wynne played for South Africa from 1948-50 and shares a name with Luke's uncle. However, one character has featured in every single Test match: Princess Leia's adoptive father, Senator Bail Organa.

  68. NZ 197-5

    Ronchi and Latham work the singles against Moeen, while left-hander Latham attempts a sweep but misses the ball which sails down the leg side for four byes - the first byes of the game. Moeen's radar is off as he spins one down the leg side which the right-handed Ronchi helps away for four - that's the fifty stand, from only 55 deliveries.

  69. T20 Blast-off

    While the players hydrate, I can point you in the direction of our live text on this evening's T20 Blast games - the page is also a one-stop shop for commentary from every game, which you can listen to via the BBC Sport website.

    Get your tin hats on at Chelmsford - Chris Gayle is playing for Somerset against Essex.

    Kent fans at the T20 cricket
  70. Scorecard update

    New Zealand 185-5 (39 overs)

    Batsmen: Latham 68*, Ronchi 31*

    Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Guptill 0), 2-2 (Williamson 0), 68-3 (Taylor 20), 123-4 (McCullum 41), 144-5 (Watling 14)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 10-2-41-2, Broad 7-0-43-1, Wood 11-2-57-1, Stokes 10-2-33-1, Moeen 1-1-0-0

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  71. Drinks break

    NZ 185-5

    Ronchi is riding his luck slightly, edging his sixth four past second slip - and with 26 overs left in the day, umpire Rod Tucker waves on the substitutes for a drinks break.

  72. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Antony Stewart: NZ playing one-day stuff here - wonder when they'll take the batting powerplay.

    Jack Serle: New Zealand top order clearly decided they don't want to do any running today.

    Luke Ronchi
  73. NZ 180-5

    Yep, it's off-spinner Moeen Ali into the attack, having trapped Latham lbw in the first innings at Lord's. He's round the wicket to the left-hander, who's watchful, playing out a maiden as he twice fails to work Moeen into the leg side.

  74. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Steve Warriner: Back in 1980, whilst I was a student in Nottingham, I was introduced to a very attractive young lady with long blonde hair who remarked almost immediately that I bore a strong resemblance to David Gower. Naturally I was flattered but I never saw her again after that day. About 3 years later I was sitting in a pub in the tiny village of Llangorse near Brecon when a crowd of people arrived and started throwing beer mats to each other. One came my way and an attractive young lady with long blonde hair turned round to take the beer mat back and remarked that I looked a lot like David Gower. Incredibly, it was the same girl. Cool as you like I replied "You quite like him don't you, Vicky." Her face was a picture of complete bewilderment!

  75. NZ 180-5 (Latham 68*, Ronchi 26*)

    There still looks to be a stiff breeze at Headingley, but Anderson can't find any assistance at this stage. Latham adds a single to his score, while some helmets are brought out, signalling that we might be seeing some spin for the first time today.

  76. NZ 179-5 (Stokes 10-2-33-1)

    Ronchi drives at Stokes, the big Durham man leaps to his right to try to cut the ball off but can't reach it and that's four. The debutant tucks into Stokes with two more cover drives, fizzing away for four - Ronchi has 26 from his first 18 balls in Test cricket. Time for a change in the bowling?

  77. Email

    Hugo Rainey: Is Luke Ronchi the first person with a Star Wars character's first name to play Test cricket? We might have had Hansie Cronje, but I can't see Han (Solo or otherwise) out there just yet.

    Does Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi count? If he doesn't, it's over to you. Anyone called Lando or Leia ever play a Test?

  78. NZ 167-5 (Latham 67, Ronchi 14)

    James Anderson back in the attack - as Graeme Swann pointed out on TMS earlier, the "Burnley Express" is sporting a rather different haircut today, very short on the sides. In fact, it's not entirely dissimilar to the haircut of a former team-mate of Anderson and Swann - an ex-Natal off-spinner who probably won't be on their Christmas card lists... But Jimmy has to wait for wicket number 402 as Ronchi pokes a three through the covers, while Latham drills a four past mid-on.

    Stuart Broad and James Anderson
  79. NZ 160-5

    A predatory cordon of slip fielders stand behind Latham, who nearly turns Stokes onto his stumps - immediately examining the toe-end of his bat as though there was no possible way he would otherwise have played a false stroke. An elegant off-drive brings the Christchurch-born left-hander (son of Rod Latham, one of NZ's array of medium-pace trundlers from the 1992 World Cup) four more.

  80. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's the same as Lord's in terms of the pace of the game. It's getting to where it needs to be very quickly. Every time the bowlers try to sneak a wicket, the New Zealanders are pouncing on it."

    Tom Latham
  81. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Dalton: Good luck to Luke Ronchi, the first Luke ever to play Test cricket. May the fours be with him.

    Simon Morris: Everyone at Bashley CC willing Ronchi to get runs but the rest of NZ to fail.

  82. NZ 156-5 (Wood 11-2-57-1)

    Big shout from Wood as Ronchi plays forward and the ball whistles past his outside edge. Good decision from the umpire. But Ronchi is up and running, pushing a two before pulling a four past the non-striker for four to reach double figures in his first Test innings.

  83. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Headingley

    "Cricket on fast forward at Headingley, a run-rate of just under five and a wicket every 30 balls or so. Even the sun is out, but not warm enough to be outside without a jacket. High jinx on the Western Terrace. Those boys are well oiled."

  84. NZ 150-5

    Latham knocks Stokes for a single, bringing Ronchi (by the way, it's pronounced "ron-key", to rhyme with donkey or wonky) on strike. England's tails are up after that wicket, even more so after Ronchi fishes at one outside off stump - but a single takes the tourists to 150.

    Tom Latham
  85. NZ 148-5 (Latham 58,*, Ronchi 4*)

    Time for debutant wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi - who, as any Star Wars fan knows, is the first Luke to play Test cricket. (Considering this is the 2,163rd Test in history, that's rather surprising). His first ball is short, he fends it off and just over the leaping second slip for four. Clearly the Force is with Luke at this stage.

  86. The greatest pace bowlers


    Tim Symons: The list of bowlers with 400 or more wickets shows what a brilliant record Richard Hadlee has. Almost exactly five wickets per game with an average of just over 22. Best average of wickets per game of any of the pace bowlers on the list.

  87. WICKET

    Watling b Wood 14 (NZ 144-4)

    Bowled him! Much better from Wood - and Watling goes, playing down the wrong line to a fuller delivery which hits the top of off stump as the Kiwi number six hesitantly prods inside the line.

    Mark Wood takes the wicket of BJ Watling
  88. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Vicky: As a girl I've not been likely to get mistaken for a first-class cricketer (I hope that may change with the rise in women's cricket) but I did go to school/sixth-form college with lads called Ashley Giles and James Anderson. The latter was bombarded by irritating emails asking if he was the England fast bowler. The fact we lived in Somerset didn't seem to deter them...

  89. NZ 143-4

    The twin Durham seam attack (Stokes and Wood) continues, with Stokes - fresh from his Lord's heroics - bowling a tighter line and length than his team-mate, only yielding a single. And though England's fielders are nearly all sporting their new faux cable-knit sweaters, the sun is now shining at Headingley. Just a few white fluffy clouds here and there.

    Headingley Cricket Ground
  90. Mistaken for a cricketer?

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    Peter Allen: After speaking at Bury CC's dinner, Derek Pringle joined a few of us in a local nightclub. A girl kept looking over at him and eventually plucked up the courage to ask "excuse me, are you Michael Atherton?"

  91. NZ 142-4 (Latham 56*, Watling 14*)

    A bit wide, wild and woolly from Wood as Watling, who stands very upright, chops a couple of fours through the covers, also knocking a boundary off his legs. Frustratingly for England, he also beats the outside edge three times when he pitches the ball up. A curate's egg of an over - three fours and three beat-the-bats.

    And apparently the area of Headingley formerly known as the Western Terrace, subsequently renamed the West Stand, has now been renamed the White Rose Stand. If it's anything like county one-day nicknames, it might get another new name in a year or two.

  92. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Matthew Walker: Once got asked if I played for Kent. I may have said yes a few times.

    Graham Holliday, Wallingford: Three decades ago, was in a pub on the main Oxford-Henley road where we all ended up locked in due to a fatal car crash immediately outside. An older lady had glanced at me a couple of times but her interest wasn't amorous as on a trip to the bar she asked if I was Sir David of Gower no less. Ennobled by her mistake, I graciously said I wasn't but that there was a politician also trapped in the bar - the then energy secretary Tim Eggar.

  93. NZ 130-4

    Stokes, with 1-14 from his first five overs, trots in valiantly and Latham nearly chases one to the slips as the Durham seamer grins with frustration. Just one from the over.

    Ben Stokes
  94. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    David Hughes: Often thought to be David Hughes as not only same name, but spent time playing for same local club in Bolton league. He wasn't as good as me but he got the breaks!

    Charlie Pearce: In 2008 I went for dinner in Nottingham at the same hotel that the England team was using. I was a bit taken aback when a number of blazered gentlemen stopped at our table on their way out, telling me that something or other was rather good, and nodding enthusiastically. I could have milked it had I been quicker to make the connection with my so-called lookalike Jimmy Anderson taking all six NZ wickets earlier in the day...

    Adam, London: Not a county cricketer, but I have been mistaken for Liverpool footballer Adam Lallana a few times. Was once given free chips in a kebab shop in Leeds in return for a selfie they could put on the wall. Never had the guts to go back in after that.

  95. NZ 129-4

    Mark Wood, who took that catch last over, bounds in from the Kirkstall Lane End to left-hander Tom Latham, who's lost four batting partners so far. He knocks a single off his legs to the short boundary down at fine leg - which is even shorter than it might be, with the rope brought in a little. Watling is off the mark with a single, while a fluent on-drive brings Latham his ninth boundary.

  96. Mistaken for Jimmy Anderson?


    Jimmy Anderson, Leeds: As an opening pace/swing bowler in my prime, I did have enough people worry in the mid 2000s that the Burnley Express was about to turn up when he was out of the England team. Alas, the Aire Wharfe league 3rd XI standard was as good as it got for me. We do though share the same position in the batting line-up.

  97. NZ 123-4 (Latham 51*, Watling 0*)

    BJ Watling is the new batsman - the knee injury he sustained at Lord's is preventing him keeping wicket in this game, but he's playing here as a pure number six batsman, having sub-contracted wicketkeeping duties to debutant Luke Ronchi. He sees off the rest of a wicket maiden from Stokes.

  98. WICKET

    McCullum c Wood b Stokes 41 (NZ 123-4)

    Brendon McCullum goes first ball after tea! He drives aggressively at Ben Stokes and hits the ball straight to the delighted Mark Wood at mid-off. The Black Caps skipper had turned to walk off before the catch was even taken.

    So, after a rapid stand of 55, the Kiwis are left reeling at 123-4. Another wicket now without scoring, and it would be 123 for (four) 5...

    Stokes celebrates
  99. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Mark Warren: I was having a drink in the the Dollery bar at Edgbaston after a Warwickshire game and a guy comes up to me and says "excuse me Mr Ambrose, can I have your autograph please ?" I had to disappoint him by informing him that I'm not Tim Ambrose - I think the poor guy must have had a lot to drink as I'm at least six inches taller and maybe 10 years older than the ex England wicketkeeper.

  100. Post update

    Thanks, James. Strap yourselves in for a long session, we've got 40 overs still to be bowled today. Officially the close of play is 19:00 BST, but they can play until 19:30 to get the overs in (which they will need to) - if the weather holds.

  101. Post update

    Right, it's time for me to leave you and hand over to Mark Mitchener for the evening session...

  102. Anderson joins 400 club

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    More praise for Anderson from fellow England seamers:

    Steven Finn: Yes Jimmy!! Amazing achievement. #Jimmy400

    Chris Woakes: What a bowler! @jimmy9 #400club.

  103. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Yorkshire royalty in the TMS box, as Lords Taverners president Sir Michael Parkinson joins us.

    Michael Parkinson
  104. Pakistan v Zimbabwe update

    Zimbabwe have made 268-7 from their 50 overs in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Lahore. Sikandar Raza top scored with 100 not out, bringing up his century with two balls of the innings left. He fared better than Chamu Chibhabha, who was caught behind for 99.

  105. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special at Chelmsford

    "Essex have been marketing tonight's T20 Blast game against Somerset by saying 'Chris Gayle's coming to the County Ground - which of our bowlers will be hit the furthest?' which is an interesting way of putting it. Gayle has been in the country for about a week, but he's been staying up in London and will be meeting his team-mates later."

    Listen to commentary on all tonight's T20 Blast games via the BBC Sport website.

  106. Tea scorecard

    New Zealand 123-3 (25 overs)

    Batsmen: Latham 51*, McCullum 41*

    Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Guptill 0), 2-2 (Williamson 0), 68-3 (Taylor 20)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 7-2-28-2, Broad 7-0-43-1, Wood 7-2-28-0, Stokes 4-1-13-0.

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  107. Afternoon summary

    Well, England got off to the perfect start with those to early wickets for Jimmy Anderson, taking him past the hallowed 400-wicket mark.

    Ross Taylor batted watchfully for a while in partnership with the impressive Tom Latham, but it was when Broad trapped Taylor lbw and Brendon McCullum strode to the crease that the party really started. He and Latham put on a rapid 50 stand - with a super-charged McCullum contributing 40 - to wrest back the initiative for New Zealand.

    Work for England's seameers to do in the evening session...

  108. Anderson joins 400 club

    For those that missed it, James Anderson today became the first England player to take 400 Test wickets.

    He tells Sky Sports: "It was a nice moment for me, and nice to get it early on in the game.

    "We've got a lot of hard work to do here but I can put my feet up and enjoy it at the end of this game."

    James Anderson
  109. Tea - NZ 123-3

    Wood 7-2-28-0

    You can't play like Brendon McCullum does and not live a little dangerously. He gets a life when Mark Wood cramps him for room and his attempted pull flicks the glove but flies past the diving Jos Buttler. And that concludes an intriguing, stop-start session.

  110. Mistaken for a cricketer?

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    Laura in York: Mistaken for Joe Root (I'm a girl!) - I often book taxis or restaurant tables under the names of cricketers just to spice up life. Once I booked a taxi under the name of Johanna Root and the taxi driver said "oh you're the one who did well in the cricket for Yorkshire today aren't you? Good on you, a lass playing with blokes". Keeping a straight face for the rest of the journey was challenging!

  111. NZ 118-3 (Latham 51, McCullum 36)

    McCullum is playing a real gem of an innings here - he's playing a few aggressive shots, but he's mixing them well with controlled singles to rotate the strike. He pings a hook shot to the boundary when Stokes drops short, then continues his frustrating cameo with a nudge to deep square to immediately get off strike - and bring up the 50 partnership. Clever batting.

  112. Mistaken for a cricketer?


    Chris Andrews: I was at Headingley for an England v Windies game and I vividly remember one of the ground's catering staff trying to convince me he was Curtly Ambrose. I was only about 10 at the time but I suggested to him that if he was who he said he was, he would probably be on the pitch rather than pushing a serving trolley through the car park. He wasn't bothered by this and kept insisting he was the great Windies bowler. Bless him.

    Michael Prior, Surrey: My brother Matt and I went to a Surrey v Sussex T20 match at the Oval where Matt Prior was fielding on the boundary near us. So my brother ran down and pretended to sound like a stalker by asking if he could have his shirt and that he changed his name to be like him. He didn't get the shirt.

  113. NZ 113-3

    McCullum is denied another four in his plundering innings when a perfect straight drive off the returning Wood is blocked by the stumps at the other end. His next ball is misfielded by the sub fielder and runs away down the ground for two.

  114. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Headingley

    "McCullum has forced the field back - a sweeper on each side, the men in the ring now so deep as to be not saving one. He's only got 27, where do England go if he bats for more than an hour or two?"

  115. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Brendon McCullum is using a new bat, which he showed me yesterday. The blade is the thickest I've ever seen, though I can't even pick my daughter's bat up, let alone McCullum's."

    Brendon McCullum
  116. NZ 110-3 (Stokes 3-1-8-0)

    He's in the mood, McCullum. Ben Stokes's first ball is in the slot and McCullum marmalises it through the covers for four. Stokes goes a bit straighter with his next ball and the New Zealand skipper just knocks him off his legs for a single. That brings Latham on strike and Stokes nearly has him, finding the shoulder of the bat with a lifting delivery, but the ball just eludes the grasp of the leaping Joe Root at gully.

    England could really do with someone a bit taller in the gully. What was the name of the 6ft 4 guy that used to field there? Kevin something...