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Live Reporting

Kal Sajad, Tom Mallows and Mike Peter

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Time for us to say farewell.

    You can read Matt Henry's report from Headingley here and there's hour-long highlights on BBC Two and iPlayer at 7pm.

    We'll see you for day four tomorrow, when it's hopefully a bit drier.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Post update

    And England turned the game heavily in their favour after a post-tea rain delay as they took three vital New Zealand wickets.

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  3. Post update

    England dismissed Will Young just after lunch, but Tom Latham built his first significant score of the series.

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    Of course, the day began with Jamie Overton entering the nervous nineties. Sadly he departed on 97, while partner Jonny Bairstow made the second-fastest 150 in England's history. Stuart Broad added a punchy 42, while Bairstow ultimately fell for 162 as England finished on 360 and a lead of 31.

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  5. 'I wear the cap with pride'

    England seamer Matthew Potts, who ends the day with 2-20, speaking to Sky Sports: "I am really enjoying wearing the England shirt. Every time I wear the cap I wear it with pride. I'm relishing every chance I get.

    "The Western Terrace might had a few too many beers at the backend. They were very ramped up and we tried to use it to our advantage. You know as a batsman, when the crowds against you, it can be a hard place to be."

    On once again dismissing New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "It's great to get him out. It's a great Test scalp. Its happened three times and it's very enjoyable as a bowler."

  6. 'Stokes is doing things slightly out of the box'

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    We know how this England side have got this mechanism of attack with the bat, but we haven't talked about how they have bowled with the ball.

    They deserve credit for taking 20 wickets on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge last week and they showed great character here.

    In Matthew Potts they have a bowler who I don't remember bowling a bad ball and I loved Jack Leach opening the bowling.

    I'm just seeing things with Ben Stokes' captaincy we haven't seen in a long time. He is doing things slightly out of the box and it is working. It is nice to see.

    I like to see things that are slightly different in Test match cricket.

  7. Close of play

    And that's that - the rain has ruled out any chance of further play this evening.

    It was a short third session but potentially a decisive one as New Zealand lost three wickets for just 16 runs after the initial rain delay.

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    Dom Coates: Amazing what happens to Leach when you have a captain who doesn't automatically set a defensive field at the first sign of trouble.

  9. Post update

    The mood music is that play is done for the day. We'll have confirmation for you as soon as we have it.

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    Kevin James Riley: Stokes is such a better tactician than Root. We’re all thinking it but not saying it - what might have been if the change had been made earlier.

  11. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Former New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Where do New Zealand go from here? It's a good question. With those three wickets, they're down to the last two recognised pair.

    They keep going back to these two players and asking them to do it again. I'm afraid New Zealand haven't played very well in this series and that's continued. I had a feeling they may be able to bat a little more solidly in the top order but that hasn't happened.

  12. Post update

    Not many runs, but a lot of excitement and three vital wickets. Here they are again while we wait for a decision on the weather.

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  13. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    In that little session, New Zealand scored 16-3 in 10.2 overs.

  14. Post update

    On comes the plastic sheeting to protect the wicket. It takes a few minutes to take it off again, we're already quite tight for a resumption this evening.

  15. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Former New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It's a curious sky. Away to the right, it's very dark. But ahead of us we can see just a little aisle of blue.

    England will be delighted of that mini session. They've claimed some important wickets.

  16. Post update

    Prakash Wakankar

    BBC Test Match Special

    The England fielders are reluctantly going off. But the New Zealand batsmen had a spring in their step.

  17. Rain stops play

    NZ 168-5 (lead by 137)

    And we're off again. It's become rather gloomy and there's spots of rain.

    A reminder, we need to be back by 6:19pm for any more play today.

  18. NZ 168-5

    Great response from Potts as he unleashes another tasty yorker.

    Blundell leaps back as he tries to get out of the way - there is contact with the foot.

    Are we going upstairs? Ben Stokes gestures it's going down leg.

  19. NZ 168-5

    Blundell flicks Potts down to fine leg for four.