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Summary

  1. Watling 100*, fifth Test century
  2. Guptill 70, McCullum 55, Taylor 48
  3. Three wickets for Wood
  4. Second Test, day three, Headingley
  5. England lead two-match series 1-0

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

Get involved

That's about it from us - you can already read

Stephan Shemilt's match report from Headingley and listen again to "Ask the Umpire" on
the TMS podcast page, where it will be joined by the Agnew and Boycott review very soon.

You can also read about an astonishing T20 game at Taunton where not even

151 from 62 balls from the self-styled coolest man in cricket was enough to save Somerset from defeat.

Unquestionably New Zealand's day - but I know you'll want to join us tomorrow to bring you every cough and spit of day four. Test Match Special will be on air from 10:25 BST. Until then, enjoy the rest of your evening - see you on the morrow. TTFN.

Highest chases at Headingley

Geoffrey said earlier that records are there to be broken - well, only once have a team scored more than 315 in the fourth innings to win a Test at Headingley - and

that team contained a certain Donald George Bradman. The highest successful chases are:

  • 404-3: Australia beat England, 1948
  • 315-4: England beat Australia, 2001
  • 219-7: England beat Pakistan, 1982
  • 186-5: England beat South Africa, 1929
  • 180-7: Pakistan beat Australia, 2010
Donald Bradman
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New Zealand reaction

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Sky Sports, on team-mate BJ Watling: "He is a gritty little character, he can bat anywhere in the order. When Watling gets going he can really get big scores."

On how the pitch is behaving: "There is still a bit of up and down movement. it can only be good signs for us as we have to bowl last."

Coach reaction

More from England bowling coach Ottis Gibson on Sky Sports: "The New Zealand batsmen have been attacking. They hit some good balls and took the attack to us. They haven't allowed us to control our lengths.

"We have set plans for every batsman but they haven't allowed us to settle into those plans. You can't have six slips if you aren't bowling enough balls in the right area. We just haven't created enough pressure on them with dot balls to be able to get the edge.

"Tailenders have become a lot more competent with the bat than they used to be. Most tailenders are batting a lot better, they are hitting the ball harder. Pitching it up isn't always the best way. And there is no real right and wrong way."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Broad played splendidly. You hope that innings will bring his confidence back, because he's a good player down the order. Make no mistake, it's going to be a tough ask for England tomorrow."

Forecast for Monday

If you're travelling to Headingley tomorrow, it should be sunny early on but it looks like we might have a shower or two in the afternoon. (A cynic might add, if England haven't been bowled out by then).

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Coach reaction

More from England bowling coach Ottis Gibson on Sky Sports: "The one thing I have noticed about this team is that there is a lot of character in the dressing room. We haven't been as good as we could have been, but the character in the dressing room, means that we aren't out of this. We just lacked control.

"There is a little bit in the pitch when you bowl into length. But we were guilty of overdoing it, we tried too hard to get wickets; we haven't been patient enough. We know we can bowl a lot better than that."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"England have seven left-handers in their line-up and it's going to be important that they don't let the spinner Mark Craig settle."

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I, Rob: It might be time to warm up those rain dances.

John M Butt: Magic Anderson seem to have lost his magic this last year.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"This match has been splendiferous and we want a result, whoever wins. If it's going to be be England, they're going to have to play out of their skins, but records are there to be broken."

Coach reaction

England bowling coach Ottis Gibson on TMS: It has been a difficult day, the Kiwis have put us under pressure with their attacking cricket and we haven't been as good as we can be. We've played ourselves into a hole, but there's still a lot of time left in this game.

"As a bowling unit we try to bowl dot balls and create pressure and they haven't allowed us to do that. Stuart Broad knows his game inside out and we've been working on his mentality more than anything else, how to get players out when the ball's not swinging and stuff like that. Mark Wood is young, raw, full of energy and he's quite skilful as you saw when he got Brendon McCullum out."

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Mark in Dulwich: I think England have placed too much stock in Moeen's performances with the ball against a disinterested India last summer. If we're going to compete in the Ashes we need to find a spinner who can either take wickets or can tie down an end. In 2015 Moeen has managed neither, and it's pretty obvious that Cook doesn't trust him to bowl more than a few overs at a time. Play him up the order as a specialist batsman who occasionally bowls, or don't play him at all. At eight he's a passenger.

Player reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from Tim Southee on TMS: "It started last night with that spell of bowling with the new ball and it was nice to be able to finish them off reasonably quickly this morning. The tail-enders came out and played their shots and if you get a couple out of the middle it's there to be hit.

"My performance was disappointing at Lord's but you always want to get better and I looked back on a few things over the break so it was pleasing to get wickets. There's still a lot of time left in the game so hopefully we can edge that lead."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"It's a fact of life that Moeen Ali isn't a bowler. He's a batsman who bowls a bit. To ask him to follow a top-class spinner who's retired [Graeme Swann], he will be exposed as he's a nice cricketer, but he can't control an end. The Aussies will target him as they've got a lot of right-handers, but you can't take it away from New Zealand today - BJ Watling batted magnificently. He can seriously bat, he's one of the unsung New Zealanders and I really enjoyed his innings."

Player reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

New Zealand bowler Tim Southee on TMS: "With the way the guys batted it turned out to be a pretty good day for us. BJ Watling is just a gutsy, determined player and it's nice to see him get the rewards for the hard work he puts in. If you'd said yesterday afternoon that we would end the day in the position that we are we would have grabbed it with both hands."

Stand by for some words of wisdom from Tim Southee on TMS, while who have England put up for interview? Err... it's bowling coach Ottis Gibson.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"The whole tenor of the innings was playing in a positive, sensible frame of mind, not looking to whack it but not missing out on anything to score off. Take McCullum, we all know how expressive he is. He played a couple of shots early on, then realised England weren't going to get a new ball tonight and played very sensibly."

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Simon Goodall: Time for Ali and Bell to move on. Just not good enough I'm afraid.

george atutkwengo: BJ Watling has got to be the man of the series for New Zealand.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I thought it was a fantastic day's cricket again. The match has moved on and New Zealand won the day hands down. The total that England are going to have to get will be tough. In the morning, Stuart Broad got England up to par - he did to the New Zealand bowlers what they did to him. Martin Guptill can't have been looking forward to batting, but he batted beautifully."

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Tom in Newcastle: Hang on BBC; I'm at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle being bored to tears by six hours of rugby league, wishing I was watching six hours of cricket in Leeds. Imagine my delight when I received a wicket notification from the BBC sports app saying Watling was out for 91, only for him to now be closing in on his century! Admittedly, I appreciate the momentary raising of my spirits, but now I'm even more depressed. You tease, BBC, you tease.

Stand by for Aggers and Boycott's review of the day. Taking a punt on this one, you may wish to cover your ears if you're a member of the Moeen Ali Fan Club.

County Championship review

All the County Championship games were on fast-forward mode on a rain-hit first day.

In Division One, three late wickets for Worcestershire meant Hampshire ended day one on 119-4, while Warwickshire finished on 148-3 at Lord's against Middlesex.

Everything went according to plan for Leicestershire, who bowled Essex out for 166 after sending them in and finished the day on 28-0 of their Division Two clash.

Craig Meschede's run-a-ball century helped Glamorgan score 371 in just 71.3 overs against Northants in Cardiff.

Gloucestershire recovered from 199-5 to close on 251-6 against Derbyshire, while at The Oval Surrey reached 145-4 after being put into bat by Lancashire, with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen making only two.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"That lack of maidens in Moeen's column is a real difficulty for England at the moment - they don't have a spinner to play that containing role."

Close of play scorecard

New Zealand 338-6 (75 overs) - lead by 338

Batsmen: Watling 100*, Craig 15*

Fall of wickets: 15-1 (Latham 3), 23-2 (Williamson 6), 122-3 (Taylor 48), 141-4 (Guptill 70), 262-5 (McCullum 55), 315-6 (Ronchi 31)

Bowling figures: Anderson 16-4-58-1, Broad 13-1-52-2, Wood 14-2-64-3, Stokes 12-1-61-0, Moeen 15-0-70-0, Root 5-0-23-0

New Zealand first-innings 350: Ronchi 88, Latham 84; Broad 5-109

England first-innings 350: Lyth 107, Cook 75, Broad 46; Southee 4-83

Full scorecard

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Watling has played some lovely shots. He's been at the epicentre of this New Zealand effort. His best friend Kane Williamson is clapping wildly at the dressing-room window. It's looking like New Zealand will go into the rest of this Test match with quite a substantial total behind them - it's just a question of whether they are good enough to bowl England out."

Captain Cook and some of the England fielders shake BJ Watling's hand before they allow him to lead the players off. Good sportsmanship all round.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"It's been a feature of this innings that runs have been picked off at will."

Close of play

NZ 338-6

Moeen Ali, who it's fair to say has not had his most memorable day in an England shirt, will bowl the last over - and Craig easily guides a four past mid-on. "Too full," notes Jeremy Coney on TMS, and Craig sees off the rest of the over without any further qualms - he'll resume on 15 tomorrow morning.

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"Watling scored his hundred off 136 balls - the fastest of his five Test centuries. He's the first New Zealander to score a century in Leeds, in their eighth Test at this ground.

"This would now be England's highest ever run-chase in Test cricket."

NZ 334-6 (lead by 334)

Craig steers a single wide of mid-on. Last over coming up.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Fantastic innings. He's driven very well today, looked immaculate off the front foot, cuts like a keeper and outscored McCullum in their partnership. He's held this New Zealand innings together."

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

"It's a century which has put New Zealand in a very good position to win this Test match."

Watling 100

NZ 333-6

That's the century - BJ Watling pulls Anderson for a single to bring up his fifth Test hundred, and he removes his helmet before lifting his bat in celebration. They'll be dancing in the streets of Northern Districts...

NZ 332-6

Watling is progressing in singles - a dab to deep cover takes him to 99. Craig guides a two wide of gully to move to double figures. Two to come and Watling on strike...

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Richard Beaumont: Did Yorkshire forget to sell tickets for the weekend or are the Yorkshire folk happy watching their own?

billybunter3rd: Very poor crowd at Headingley. Perhaps used to Boycott style batting, Yorkshire crowds not keen on attacking cricket?

andy mcclelland: packed in at Headingley aren't they? Do they only fill the stadiums when the tickets are free?

NZ 329-6 (Watling 98*, Craig 8*)

Anderson finds a bit of bounce as a delivery rears up and strikes Watling on the gloves, the right-hander taking one hand off the bat as he winces with pain. A single takes him to 98 from 134 balls. Gary Ballance dons a helmet and a box to crouch at short leg for Craig, but the left-hander defends immaculately. Three overs to come.

NZ 328-6

A change in the bowling as Stuart Broad replaces Root at the Kirkstall Lane End. Watling, on 92, confidently bisects cover and mid-off for four. A single takes him to 97, showing (justified) confidence in Craig's ability to hold out with four balls of the over left. Adam Lyth claps his hands in the covers, as much to keep them warm as to encourage his team-mates, I suspect. England are nine overs away from getting a new ball to use - and four overs from the close of play.

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DW in Sussex: Delighted and saddened to hear John Holder's comments on league cricket. Foul language, dissent and poor sportsmanship is widespread and sets a poor example to young players. It is evident on most grounds on a Saturday afternoon and the authorities need to get a grip. Plenty of talented young players have left the game after moving up from youth cricket, disillusioned by what they see. Thanks, New Zealand for showing us how competitive cricket should be played.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"Watling would love to get that hundred tonight, if he possibly can."

BJ Watling
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