New Zealand declared their innings at 169 for six in the second innings on the fifth and final day of the first Test against England at the Lord’s ground here, taking a 272-run lead as they required 273 to win over England. Runs are targeted. New Zealand had scored 378 runs in the first innings and then on the fourth day, England’s first innings was all out for 275 runs to take a lead of 103 runs.
Earlier this morning, New Zealand started their innings at 62 for two with Latham leading by 30 runs and Neil Wegner by two runs. But Robinson dismissed Wegner (10). Shortly afterwards Broad dismissed Latham. Wood sent the pavilion to Ross Taylor, who was batting fine, and gave the fifth blow to New Zealand.
Taylor scored 33 runs in 35 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. After this Root staggered the innings of the Kiwi team by dismissing Henry Nicholls. Nicholls scored 23 runs in 36 balls with the help of two fours. New Zealand lost the wickets of Devon Conway (23) and captain Kane Williamson (1) on the fourth day.