New Zealand




Good evening or good morning depending where you're viewing us from. A severely sleep deprived Thomas Frost here to guide you through the first session of the 3rd day as New Zealand look to grind England further into the dirt. I've been awake for nearly 21 hours so if this blog is a little shit then that's my ready made excuse!

Weather looks clear for now but rain expected later.

Start of play is around 14 minutes away. I'm off to to get some caffeine to wake me up!

Moeen Ali to complete the over he started last night. Watling facing. 229/4

First runs of the day is a dab sweep for 1 to fine leg by Watling. 230/4

1 off. 230/4 Nicholls 49 Watling 18

Stuart Broad to bowl. Watling facing.

Bit of drizzle about at the ground.

Maiden. Tidy if unthreatening. 230/4 Nicholls 49 Watling 18

Anderson replaces Moeen at the other end.