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Summary

  1. Debutant Ronchi hits 88 off 70 balls
  2. Latham - dropped three times - makes 84
  3. Anderson first Englishman to 400 wickets
  4. 2nd Test, day one, Headingley; Eng 1-0

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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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
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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."

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

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
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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
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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."

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

Luke Ronchi
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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."

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

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."

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

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
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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.

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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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It was well judged from Adam Lyth. Tim Southee is a compulsive hooker. It's shaping up to be a real good finish for England, but I still think New Zealand have had a good day."

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
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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
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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.

Mistaken for a cricketer?

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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.

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.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Broad's been the enforcer today. He's been the bowler to turn to when you're down to Plans E, F and G, when the day hasn't quite gone England's way."

Stuart Broad celebrates with James Anderson and his team mates
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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.

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.

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."

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
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Mistaken for a cricketer?

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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.

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.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Good catch. Full of length, on and around off stump, and that's all you have to do at Headingley. Full credit to Tom Latham, he's been that foundation for New Zealand."

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
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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."

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.

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
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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

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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
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