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Timothy Abraham and Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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    Well, late drama in Auckland. How much will Joe Root's dismissal from the penultimate delivery of the day prove significant?

    Join us at 01:30 BST on Monday for the final day of the first Test when we will find out.

    In the mean time stay across the BBC Sport website for the latest on the Australian ball-tampering scandal.

    Goodbye for now.

  2. Get Involved


    Tim Zeler: Who would have thought England being bowled out for 58 would be the second most embarrassing cricket news this week?

  3. 'It looked dreadful'

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    I think the whole problem with this Australia thing is it's using a foreign agent. It was using something so blatantly and then trying to hide it down your underpants.

    It looked dreadful. It's comedy. It's Keystone Cops, reverse swing 101.

    People do try and get the ball to reverse swing, but there are ways and means that are within the law, maybe not within the spirit of the game.

    There'll be players that had nothing to do with it that will be tarnished. It's a very sad day.

  4. Post update

    Former New Zealand seamer Iain O'Brien has a slightly different view of the ball-tampering saga...

    Iain O'Brien
  5. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on Test Match Special

    Cricket is a big deal in Australia and I'm not surprised about the reaction. Why have they not go many friends? It is because of some of the other behaviour.

    I played against Australia and they didn't really get involved. They've got a very good bowling attack and I'm not sure they needed that assistance. Pat Cummins did the business in the first innings so was it really required? What were they thinking of?

    They (Australian public) feel they have been let down by a group of people they thought would never stoop to such things. We've seen athletes and cyclists and it is akin to that isn't it?

  6. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    I still think England can save this game.

    Dawid Malan looked very good, very composed at the crease. But it's longer odds now.

    If they can get through to lunch without losing, it could be a game that England save.

  7. Get Involved - the ball-tampering debate


    Greg: Adam Gilchrist. One of the superstars of cricket and one of the most sporting people I’ve ever seen play the game. It’s so sad listening to his pain after these events.

    Listen to Adam Gilchrist's reaction on BBC Radio 5 live

  8. BREAKING: Smith sacked as Royals skipper

    The fall out from the Australian ball-tampering scandal continues. Steve Smith has been sacked as captain of IPL side Rajasthan Royals.

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent on Test Match Special

    A great blow as Root was dismissed with the last ball of the day.

    Hopefully he hasn't broken that hand or that finger. That looked a really nasty blow and he was in serious pain. I guess we'll have to wait for scans to see if he'll be OK.

  10. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    That was really good bowling from Trent Boult. An absolute snorter to finish the day off. The worst possible finish for England and a real body blow.

    Joe Root was seething as we went off, really not happy with life.

  11. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    There is an element of New Zealand celebrating as if they have won the match.

    So three down with a day to play. Last time at Eden Park they were four down and they survived. Just.

  12. Close of play - Eng 132-3

    That's stumps. England just not getting any breaks at the moment.

  13. WICKET

    c Watling b Boult 51

    Joe Root

    Outstanding from Trent Boult to Joe Root, still reeling from that blow on the fingers. A rip-snorterer from the left-arm paceman gets big on the England skipper and he gloves it behind. BJ Watling leaps to claim the catch.

    Why did Root continue batting after that blow from Boult on in his fingers? He could have retired hurt and just returned in the morning. With two balls left and time up the umpires would have just taken the players off the field.

    That could be a huge blow to England's hopes of saving the Test.

  14. Post update

    Two balls left in the day and Joe Root has helmet and gloves back on to face them.

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    SMS Message: Re: the ball tampering. It would be a different discussion for a failed drugs test. Both are cheating but one carries a long term ban. from Charlie, walking the dog
    Charlie, walking the dog
  16. Smith and Warner stand down

    Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland: "This Test match needs to proceed, and in the interim we will continue to investigate this matter with the urgency that it demands.

    As I said earlier today, Cricket Australia and Australian cricket fans expect certain standards of conduct from cricketers representing our country, and on this occasion these standards have not been met."

  17. Post update

    Joe Root gets a rising delivery from Trent Boult which jars his fingers against the handle of the bat. The England skipper is in some pain.

    He is currently receiving treatment from the England physio.

  18. BREAKING: Smith and Warner stand down

    Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have stood down for the remainder of the third Test against South Africa.

    Tim Paine will lead the side for the rest of the Test.

    Both Smith and Warner will both still take to the field in today's play.

  19. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    There is no reason England can't save this match tomorrow on this surface. It will be hard but there are few demons in the pitch.

  20. Eng 132-2

    Trail by 237

    Neil Wagner back into the attack for a burst in the final few overs. He drops one short and Dawid Malan steers it round the corner for a single. Root sways out the way of another bouncer and then tickles one into the covers.

    Not long for England to get to stumps now.