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Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

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  1. Post update

    And on that note, with some rather big news breaking elsewhere in the world of sport, we're going to call a halt after a gripping series.

    There's more cricket on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra tomorrow with commentary on Nottinghamshire v Sussex in the County Championship. As for New Zealand, they're in Aggers country this weekend for a one-day game with Leicestershire on Saturday, before the first ODI at Edgbaston a week today.

    We hope you'll join us for that - in the meantime, keep enjoying your cricket, thanks for your company in this series and on the evidence of this last fortnight, don't let anyone tell you Test cricket is boring or dying. See you again soon.

  2. End-of-match scorecard

    New Zealand 350 (Ronchi 88, Latham 84, Broad 5-109)

    England 350 (Lyth 107, Cook 75, Southee 4-83)

    New Zealand 454-8 dec (Watling 120, Guptill 70, Wood 3-97)

    England 255 (Buttler 73, Cook 56, Williamson 3-15)

    New Zealand won by 199 runs.

    Full scorecard

  3. Review of the day

    It was a day which began with England confidently saying they could chase down 455, casually smash a couple of world records and win the game - and ended with a despairing review of an lbw decision.

    Alastair Cook (56) and Jos Buttler (73) can hold their heads up high - Buttler's decision not to offer a shot to the ball by which he was dismissed notwithstanding - but it was spin which did the damage.

    Mark Craig (3-73) did the damage when he removed Ian Bell and Joe Root within the space of three deliveries, while Kane "Goldenarm" Williamson popped up with the three crucial wickets of Cook, Stokes and Broad, all of whom were well set.

  4. One-day squad announced

    An interesting quote from national selector James Whitaker:

    "A number of players involved in the recent World Cup including James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad have been left of the squad for this series. It is important to point out that none of these players have been ruled out of playing a role for England in limited-overs formats in the future. This squad allows us to look at a group of players who have performed well both at county and England Lions level in recent years."

  5. One-day squad announced

    In fact, from that ODI XI in Ireland, James Taylor (who captained that game) is retained, as are Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey and Mark Wood - plus Sam Billings who was carrying the drinks that day.

    Omitted - after one ODI in which three of them neither batted nor bowled - are Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and James Vince. Ditto Lewis Gregory, who made the squad for Ireland but not the XI.

    Not involved in the Ireland game, but called up for this series, are Eoin Morgan (who was at the IPL) and Buttler, Jordan, Plunkett, Root and Stokes who were in West Indies with the Test squad.

  6. Captain's view

    More from Brendon McCullum on Sky Sports: "The series was played in tremendous spirit. 1-1 is a great result, it's just a shame we haven't got another one or two Tests. Kane Williamson is one of those guys, you can be sure that he will get involved somehow. He has played a crucial role for us today, he was a bit of a gamble and it worked.

    "BJ Watling was just outstanding, he's got tremendous character and even though he had the injury we wanted to play him, he's a guy you can build your team around."

  7. BreakingBreaking news

    England name one-day squad

    Sam Billings

    England have named their one-day squad to face New Zealand. Sam Billings is the one player in the squad uncapped in ODIs, while Moeen Ali is rested, while there are a number of players who featured in the rain-hit ODI against Ireland, such as David Willey, get another chance to impress.

    While Moeen will play for Worcestershire in preparation for the Ashes, there are also some other omissions - Anderson, Ballance, Bell and Broad are not selected.

    Squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), David Willey (Northants), Mark Wood (Durham).

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    Sam in Buckinghamshire: A real issue with the middle order at the moment with the entirety of the burden resting on young Joe Root's shoulders. He has been able to carry it at times this series but he is only human. Ballance looks a bit shaky and Bell has lost confidence. Possibly the result of a void in the head coach role? I might be wrong but it needs to be sorted pretty soon before the relentless Aussies come later in the summer.

  9. Captain's view

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "It's an excellent five days to bounce back from Lord's. We had to force the pace and the guys bought into that. It was a very, very good Test series.

    "Right throughout the series, I though our slip catching was brilliant. The energy in the field was even when we were behind in the series. It's not easy to bounce back having lost having played pretty well. They dominated for periods but we had to hang in and the ability to bowl last on what I thought was a very good cricket wicket was a great asset."

    Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum
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    Fenners: So Cook has "no concerns" over Bell and Ballance. So what's point of any other batsmen trying to break into the team? Closed shop.

    James: Nice to see an honest appraisal from Farbrace. Acknowledge the positives and negatives and look forward positively.

    Howard Varney: Is there a tendency to think of New Zealand as "Australia-lite" meaning that they don't always get the respect they're due?

  11. Man of the series

    Alastair Cook, England's player of the series: "It was disappointing today. At halfway we were right in the game and we created opportunities. Every time we had a chance they took the game away from us with positive batting. When you're not on your A game, you get find out.

    "Adam Lyth has looked solid at the top of the order and Ben Stokes has taken great strides - he played nicely at Lord's and here today too. Mark Wood has also added fire to our attack.

    "It's been a challenge against their bowling attack but I'm pleased to score some runs. You need to judge well outside off and I've managed to do that, which is nice. Our batting has looked good. We could have batted out the day today but those four early wickets hurt us."

  12. Man of the series

    Trent Boult, New Zealand's player of the series: "It's a very special victory here, to turn it around from Lord's. We took a lot of positives from there. The batters played tremendously well here and we got it in the right areas with the ball. The conditions helped too.

    "I was confident the work I'd done in the IPL would help me here and it's proved correct. I prefer bowling to left-handers and Tim [Southee] lines up the right-handers so it worked well."

    Trent Boult
  13. Men of the series

    In all that kerfuffle, I neglected to let you know - left-arm seamer Trent Boult has won the NZ man of the series award, with Alastair Cook taking the England gong. (These are usually decided by the coaches of the opposing team).

  14. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alastair Cook's form is good. His footwork is excellent, his judgment of what to leave outside off stump is superb. He needs rest because it's a mental game; when your mind is tired, you make sloppy, bad decisions."

    Alastair Cook
  15. Post update

    Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum pose with the trophy - which is shared after the 1-1 draw. But both captains need to be congratulated for the spirit in which it was played. Will there be similarly good sportsmanship in the Ashes? Don't hold your breath.

  16. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Gary Ballance's form and Ian Bell's form are big areas of concern. But the bigger problem is, who are you going to pick in their place? Does anybody stand out? You can give me these names, but do you think they're really good Test players? When people saw Joe Root and he wasn't in the side, we said, 'This kid will play for England.' But these other players, I don't see England on them."

  17. Captain's view

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "What will I be doing with the next five weeks? I wouldn't mind a bit of time off, a week at home, but there's a couple of games I can play at Essex and work hard with Goochie."

  18. Man of the match

    Man of the match BJ Watling: "There was a bit of rain around so it was pleasing to get the job done. I thought Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor they put the pressure back on them and to get 450 in the time that we did with help form the tail is very pleasing.

    "Adapting to what the conditions are and the situation might be is crucial. I though Luke Ronchi had an outstanding debut. It was good to get the win."

    BJ Watling PA
  19. Captain's view

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "If everyone's in form, you'd score 800. Ballance and Bell have had tough series, but they're wonderful players, it's not so long since they were scoring hundreds in West Indies. It's obviously a concern when they don't score runs, but I have no concerns about those two.

    "You don't score 1,000 runs in your first year as a Test player, or 7,500 Test runs, without being a great player. We took some wonderful slip catches against India last year, we'll have to do some serious work before Australia as we know they make such a big impact on games."

    Alastair Cook
  20. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We didn't bowl well to the tailenders. When did you last see a yorker bowled? They all seem to have those slower balls they bowl in one-day cricket but I didn't see one slower ball bowled by England."

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    Martin, Stafford: Gotta be worth either a three or even a five-match series against New Zealand, absolutely first class entertainment...

  22. Captain's view

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    More from England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "Even when we did pitch it up, they hit us over our head. It was a tough situation to bowl in. Credit to the way New Zealand played in this second innings, we had chances in both these games."

  23. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've got a middle order, starting with Root, who's had a good year, and Stokes, Buttler, Moeen - these people are expressive, they play in the same way as New Zealand. I think Alastair Cook could go to them and let them express themselves, encourage them to go forward. They are strokemakers after all."

  24. Captain's view

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "It's been a thoroughly enjoyable Test series, the spirit from both teams has been fantastic. The ball was turning, and that four-wicket burst really hurt us.

    "Adam Lyth has looked a really good player - credit to him for scoring his first hundred. He's got a pretty sound technique and this will be a game he will always remember. It was disappointing for me to miss a straight one from Kane, but overall I'm feeling I'm moving quite well."

    Alastair Cook
  25. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand played beautifully. The sad thing is there isn't a third Test match. You'd hope the new hierarchy at the ECB would look at that. I know they want five Tests against Australia, but a two-match series is silly. We want three."

  26. Coach reaction

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    More from England interim coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "Adam Lyth played really well. I thought at Lord's he looked the part, and even in the Caribbean he showed around the squad that he can handle international cricket. Alastair Cook has played with real control and looks very balanced and that bodes well for the rest of the summer.

    "Ballance and Bell need runs before Cardiff - there's no hiding from that - but that's not through lack of effort or commitment. Let's hope there are runs around the corner, because they are two quality players."

  27. Man of the match

    The man-of-the-match award goes to New Zealand batsman BJ Watling for his superlative second-innings 120.

    BJ Watling
  28. Coach reaction

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    More from England interim coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "New Zealand's catching was excellent, ours was disappointing. We can't have to keep creating 13 or 14 chances every innings. We're going to learn from every series, learn very quickly and rectify some of the mistakes we've made over the last five days.

    "We didn't bowl enough balls to hit the top of off stump, but perhaps we haven't been backing Jimmy and Broady up well enough."

  29. Post update

    Match officials getting their medals first, as they always do.

  30. Coach reaction

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    England interim coach Paul Farbrace on BBC TMS: "It is disappointing. We obviously wanted to win this series. But New Zealand thoroughly deserved to win this game. The positive way they play, the way they punished our bowlers and put them under pressure is something we need to take from the way they play. Their bowlers were very disciplined and put our batters under pressure. They've put us under more pressure than we put them under."

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    Tom: The ECB would need to conduct a thorough review of the data before any schedule change!

  32. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a very special moment for the New Zealand players, but they tend to remain on an even keel at times like this."

  33. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ian Bell has got to do what Alastair Cook has done. He has a lack of confidence for a really high-class player. He's got to get his mind back and arrive at Cardiff calm, knowing that he's done everything he possibly can. He's falling for the opposition trap at the moment. He shouldn't be in the one-day team, I think England need to move on there - and I don't think Ballance should be in the one-day team for now, too."

  34. Post update

    Stay with us for the presentation ceremony. Presumably they're trying to put together a podium which won't be blown away in the wind.

  35. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "There are many areas you'd like to have operating better, but I'm not sure how much they can change. I don't think changes of personnel would solve anything. Gary Ballance has had a rough little run, but I don't think you take him out of the side: that's a backward step."

    Gary Ballance
  36. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have found Mark Wood, he's a real positive. The captain is back in form and scoring runs, Ben Stokes is a real positive. But there are other areas. The number three position. The spin element is a real concern."

    Mark Wood celebrates
  37. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Alan Rolfe: Two matches, two good batting wickets, two captains electing to field, two defeats. What's wrong with batting first?

  38. One-day squad imminent?

    We've heard the England one-day squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand is set to be announced this evening.

    There are five ODIs at Edgbaston (9 June), The Oval (12 June), Southampton (14 June), Trent Bridge (17 June) and Chester-le-Street (20 June) before a T20 international at Old Trafford on 23 June. Then the Ashes starts in Cardiff on 8 July...

  39. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The way that New Zealand play, they put you under pressure in every single session. The bowling matches the batting in aggression. If you look at the 10 days of cricket, New Zealand have won seven and a half. I think if we played a third Test, New Zealand would go on to win."

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    Henry, now able to leave work: It seems that the only England players that played at all well were the servants - the Cook and the Buttler.

  41. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "If you look at the first hour of play in each of the 10 days in this series, New Zealand have won many more than England."

  42. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think that the New Zealanders deserved the drawing of the series. Their style of cricket has been appreciated. It could well be the saving of a format in decline. They've dragged a little bit of one-day cricket and McCullum has run with it. He's encouraged his players to be relentless, and it must be quite hard to play."

  43. Post update

    There's something unsatisfying about the very nature of a two-Test series, but this has been a terrific exhibition of the five-day game. It may have been cold and windy, but I hope all those who paid their £5 today feel they got their money's worth.

  44. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Beth: What a series though. This shows why Test cricket is the best form of the game.

  45. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It does seem a huge shame that we don't have a deciding third Test match at least. This series has been full of interest and incident, and New Zealand thoroughly deserve a share of it."

  46. Post update

    The two sets of players shake hands as Brendon McCullum leads New Zealand off.

    My dad (a self-confessed cricket dinosaur) suggested this to me the other day - is it too late to call off the ODIs and T20s and play another two or three Tests against New Zealand? Would be a popular move, by the reaction of some of you on the emails and texts.

  47. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand have outclassed England all week. From one to 11 they've played magnificently. The bowling has been that much better, and England will have to go back to the drawing board and realise that they've been outbowled in conditions that should suit them. It's been a terrific two-match series, the cricket that's been on show has been absolutely fantastic."

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    John from Aberdeen: New Zealand deserve all the plaudits for drawing the series. Long may their brand of Test cricket continue. Congratulations to Brendon McCullum on his inspirational leadership. It would have been a travesty if New Zealand had taken nothing from the two-match series.

    New Zealand celebrate
  49. Champagne moment

    New Zealand beat England by 199 runs; series is tied 1-1

  50. WICKET

    Buttler lbw b Craig 73 (Eng 255 all out)

    It hit him on the knee-roll, the ball-tracker says impact is umpire's call (but that's irrelevant as he wasn't playing a shot) but it's hitting the wickets and New Zealand have won their first Test in England since 1999.

  51. Umpire review

    Buttler offers no stroke to a straight ball from Craig and is trapped lbw. The finger goes straight up - and with the desperation of a drowning man, Buttler calls for a review.

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    Tom, Warwick: The difference between England and NZ had been the catching. I can't think of a chance they put down yet England put down several. England could easily be approaching their target had they taken their catches leaving a thrilling finish, but we are left with a scrabbling and ultimately likely futile defence.

    New Zealand field
  53. Eng 255-9 (min 20 overs left)

    The tall Matt Henry bowls to Buttler - and there's the first sign of farming the strike as Buttler hits the ball to fine leg and turns down the chance of a single, as though he's happy taking the fast men to leave Anderson facing spin. But a top edge over the covers does bring Buttler a single off the last ball so he can retain the strike.

  54. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "James Anderson has taken 104 Tests to reach 1,000 runs, the longest anyone has ever taken to reach that landmark. The record was previously held by Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 95."

  55. Eng 254-9 (Buttler 72*, Anderson 8*)

    Off-spinner Craig returns and Anderson, having taken the double-sweater option in this chilly wind, unleashes a powerful square drive for four. That's 1,000 Test runs for England's number 11, which earns him a warm ovation from the Yorkshire crowd - even as a Lancastrian. A big "ooh" from the close fielders as Craig spins one sharply past Anderson's forward prod.

    England's James Anderson
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    Will in Bristol: Had someone offered me at the start of the series a draw, in which we found a new bowler in Wood and Cook, Root, Stokes and Lyth all scoring decent runs, I'd have bitten your hand off. Just because we won the first Test doesn't mean we are back to being world beaters, its nice to be able to take some positives from a series for the first time in ages.

  57. Eng 250-9 (min 22 overs left)

    Matt Henry replaces Boult, and Buttler immediately goes the aerial route, lofting him for four over his head, before guiding four more through mid-wicket. Runs are not really an issue - we've long abandoned telling you England's victory target is 455, but they're on the verge of getting within 200. Buttler's taken a few blows for England today - now he edges onto his right hip, a painful blow which has him down on the canvas momentarily. Eye of the tiger, Jos. But when he gets knocked down, he gets up again, and sees off the last ball of the over. Buttler has 72.

  58. Steve Davis to retire after ODI series

    ICC elite panel umpire Steve Davis has announced he will retire from international umpiring at the end of the upcoming ODI series between England and New Zealand.

    The 63-year-old Australian has umpired in 57 Tests, 135 ODIs and 26 T20Is including all five World Twenty20s, three World Cups and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

    Davis said: "It has been a difficult but considered decision. I have had a marvellous 25-year career during which I worked with some of the best umpires and match referees. I have made many lasting friendships all around the world, both on and off the field, which I will treasure forever."

    Umpire Steve Davis
  59. Eng 242-9 (Buttler 64*, Anderson 4*)

    Southee slants the ball across left-hander Anderson, he fishes at a couple before defending an inswinger - if anyone, Anderson should know all about the fast bowler's trick of outswinger, outswinger, inswinger. And he's off the mark as he leg-glances for four - moving up to 998 career Test runs.

  60. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "James Anderson came in in last year's Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley with 20 overs and two balls remaining. He survived 54 balls and was dismissed off his 55th, with two balls left in the match."

  61. Eng 238-9 (min 24 overs left)

    Now, will Buttler's approach change with Anderson at the other end? Or will he realise that 25 overs is a heck of a long time to farm the strike? England's wicketkeeper slaps a four past gully and steers another through mid-on. But the last couple of deliveries are wide outside off stump, Buttler does not risk an edge, so Southee will get a full over at Anderson.

  62. Eng 230-9

    So, for the second year running, it's all down to James Anderson to save the Headingley Test for England. Last year he had 20 overs to survive against Sri Lanka (before perishing with two balls left of the game), this year there's 25.2 overs left against New Zealand. He sees out his first two deliveries.

    James Anderson out against Sri Lanka
  63. WICKET

    Wood c Craig b Southee 17 (Eng 230-9)

    Wood's 40-ball spell of defiance ends as he nudges Southee to the safe hands of Mark Craig at second slip. There had been some alarm bells earlier in the over when he tried to pull a short ball and nearly chopped onto his stumps. New Zealand are one wicket from victory.

  64. Eng 230-8 (Boult 22-4-53-2)

    Boult switches mid-over to bowling round the wicket, but he finds Buttler in obdurate mood, not giving the Kiwis an inch. An over of stout defence, and another maiden over.

  65. Email

    Chris Parker: Let's be honest; Bell is past it (can't rely on one good innings every so often); Ballance is iffy; Moeen is just not good enough. Pick a proper spinner instead.

    Pete, Lutterworth: If only there was an English spin bowler available who was still only 33, had already played 50 Tests and had taken 167 Test wickets including 12 x 5-for and 2 x 10-for… #forgottenman

    Monty Panesar
  66. Eng 230-8 (Buttler 56*, Wood 17*)

    Southee, wicketless this innings, has Wood playing and missing at a glorious outswinger that perversely, a front-line batsman may have nicked. A maiden over - this stand is worth 42.

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    Tim in Kent: Listen. Given the winter England have had, it would have been ridiculous to expect an overnight turn around. England are seeking a new direction, doing their best to turn things around. Decisions they have made have given promising signs. Mark Wood and Adam Lyth getting a start and doing good things, as demanded by "fans". Cook is back in form after constant abuse from "fans", Root has scored runs, Stokes delivered a match winning performance and Buttler looks like he is the future! Let's get behind them for once!

    Mark Wood and Ben Stokes
  68. Eng 230-8 (min 28 overs left)

    Mark Wood has two first-class fifties to his name, and his Test batting average is creeping up, having only been dismissed once - having made eight not out and four not out at Lord's, and 19 in the first innings, a single off Boult takes him to 17 means he's now averaging 48. Not bad for a number 10.

  69. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Buttler has shown that there's much more to his play than just coming out and playing a one-day innings."

    Jos Buttler plays a shot
  70. Buttler 50

    Eng 229-8

    Tim Southee to share the second new ball with Boult, with a packed slip cordon - but Jos Buttler guides a four off his legs to bring up his fifth Test fifty from 111 balls, in contrast to some of his rapid-fire limited-overs cameos. The new ball is flying around a bit early on, Buttler forging ahead with another boundary, this time throught he covers.

    Jos Butler
  71. Email

    Simon in Bangkok: Has anyone managed to work out the most quintessentially English cricket stat? I am talking of course about innings per collapse. It seems we manage to have a monumental batting collapse at least once a series. Would be interesting to see how the stats compare for each different English team - Vaughan's ashes winners, Strauss's number one team and Cook's (not entirely sure what this team will define themselves as) team.

    Michael Vaughan
  72. New ball taken

    Eng 221-8

    Trent Boult is handed the new cherry, and he switches back to bowling over the wicket to Wood, who's batting in a long-sleeved sweater. Wood watches one whistle by, but jams his bat down to defend the next delivery. A confident prod past gully brings him a two, while an even more accomplished clip through mid-wicket brings him three. No, I won't jinx him by making further comment on his batting prowess.

  73. Email

    Jamie: At Lord's England showed a great attacking spirit, a spirit that has been missing from the English game for far too long. So why are we criticising Root for talking big and being confident? Could you imagine the Australian press having a pop at one of their players for talking up their chances?

    Joe Root
  74. Eng 217-8 (min 31 overs left)

    Craig spins down five dot balls to Buttler before the Lancashire keeper nicks a four past Guptill at second slip, and the Kiwi opener kicks the ground in frustration. And with 80 overs bowled, it's time for the new ball...

  75. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Headingley

    "Looking on, you'd think that the last session of this Test was being played in the best weather of the match, so bright is the sunshine. Don't be fooled. The rugged up spectators tell you how cold it is, the wind howls around, rocking the floodlights of the rugby ground."

  76. Eng 213-8 (Boult 19-3-48-2)

    That leg bye shows the England pair have confidence in Wood facing the quick bowler - there's no hint of any farming the strike at this stage. Still plenty of overs to come. Wood confidently leaves the ball outside off stump - not in the Moeen Ali sense - he has survived 21 balls for his unbeaten 12. Maiden over.

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    Patrick: Why are England fans always so negative? It's looking like a draw against a top team, above us in the rankings that is on a great run of form. I think there's lots to be positive about. Cook looking good, Stokes and Root. Buttler starting to fit in. Jimmy breaking records. We gave it a good go, may (probably not) get a series win, probably will get a draw. Fair result!

    James Anderson
  78. Eng 213-8 (Buttler 44*, Wood 12*)

    Off-spinner Mark Craig, sporting a bright red-framed pair of sunglasses, has no fewer than five close catchers posted for Mark Wood - two slips, silly point, short leg and leg slip. But the number 10 from Durham pushes a two through the covers. There's a moment of tension as one flies past leg slip - but it was off the pad rather than the bat, and they run a leg bye.

  79. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Everything is blowing everywhere at the moment. It's difficult bowling and batting in this."

  80. Eng 210-8 (min 34 overs left)

    The bails have gone flying - but only from the high winds, for those of you fearing an early England dismissal. Might be a time for the "heavy bails" to be used, if they're not in place already. I've even seen County Championship matches played without bails altogether because of wind...

    Left-arm paceman Boult is bowling round the wicket in Wasim Akram mode, and Buttler continues his fluent innings with a cover-driven four.

  81. Email

    Andy, Nottingham: Potential ammo for both sides of the Bell argument - when Bell plays badly England usually lose!

    Wayne Sykes: Bell fails again, that's less than 60 runs in his last eight innings... why do the Bell lovers skirt over the fact that he's becoming more of a liability than an asset, off back to county cricket for a while and make him earn his place back.

    Ian Bell
  82. Post update

    Trent Boult opening up after tea. Jos Buttler facing.

  83. Post update

    Thanks, James. Time for the final session of a gripping series. If this doesn't finish in a New Zealand win, stand by for a thrilling 35 overs.

    Monty and Jimmy at Cardiff 2009. Graham Onions at Centurion and Cape Town in 2009-10. Monty's commando crawl at Auckland in 2013. Can Mark Wood carve himself into England's tailend hall of fame?

    Mark Wood
  84. Post update

    Time for me to hand you back to Mark Mitchener for the final session of this excellent series...

  85. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Leigh Goodwin: No-one is more fickle than an England fan; lauding one Test & lambasting the next. Consistency needed from players & fans alike.

    Ell: Lots of negativity, we've drawn the series against a good NZ side. If it was a five-match series we would be licking our chops!

    Richie Macca: Check out this flip-flopping from the England fans. Three days ago it was all sweetness and light, today it is hell and damnation.

  86. Remembering the snow at Buxton

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Dickie Bird on TMS: "On the Monday, I drew my curtains back and could not believe my eyes - there were nearly six inches of snow. I missed my breakfast, was down at the ground at 7.30am for an 11am start, and the snow was still coming down. Clive Lloyd had never seen snow in his life."

    Dickie Bird on TMS
  87. Headingley weather forecast

    Don't bet on the rain saving England...

    BBC Weather forecast
  88. Afternoon review

    Another good session for New Zealand, who are now well on the way to deservedly winning this match and squaring the series.

    The wicket of Alastair Cook, trapped lbw by the tourists' unlikely destroyer-in-chief Kane Williamson, was crucial, removing the biggest and most dogged obstacle to a New Zealand win.

    England's formidably long batting line-up couldn't get them out of trouble, with Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad falling in tame manner. For New Zealand, it was just reward for some excellent bowling and superb captaincy, and they are now just two wickets away...

  89. Tea scorecard

    England 206-8 (46 overs) - target 455, min 35 overs left

    Batsmen: Buttler 40*, Wood 10*

    Fall of wickets: 47-1 (Lyth 24), 61-2 (Ballance 6), 52-3 (Bell 1), 62-4 (Root 0), 102-5 (Stokes 29), 141-6 (Cook 56), 153-7 (Moeen 2), 188-8 (Broad 23)

    Bowling figures: Boult 17-2-44-2, Southee 14-5-31-0, Craig 28-12-63-2, Henry 10-2-40-1, Williamson 7-1-15-3

    Full scorecard

  90. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Dominic Bate: England making this very easy for NZ. Decent bowling but too many giving their wickets away.

    Stuart Mitchell: England are weak mentally, too many bad shots being played to balls that they didn't need to play at.

    Ray Allger: England's mentality in this Test has been poor. Poor fielding, bowling and now batting. Bayliss has a big job on his hands.

    Alastair Cook
  91. Tea interval

    Eng 206-8

    Wood blasts Williamson past mid-off for four. Could England have done with a bit more of that positive intent earlier on today? Anyway, it's time for tea.

  92. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "These New Zealanders will be used to the wind. I remember bowling at Palmerston North once, where all you could do is bowl it as far as you can, and that would approximate a length."

  93. Eng 202-8 (Craig 28-12-63-2)

    Buttler decides that he might as well have a swing and dispatches Craig over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum.

  94. Text 81111

    Andrew in York: Their bowlers are visibly more hostile and dangerous. Their batters are far more destructive yet secure. I do not know how a team with far less population and resources is easily better than ours. Same in Rugby, any ideas?

  95. Eng 193-8 (min 37 overs left)

    Mark Wood is the new batsman and he punches his first ball, a full toss, down the ground for four.

  96. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a slightly quicker ball which skidded, kept low, and got the under-edge onto the stumps. I'd expect McCullum will take him off now, he's done so after the first two wickets! Eight down, welcome to Mark Wood."

  97. WICKET

    Broad b Williamson 23 (Eng 188-8)

    Did I say Williamson's golden arm was losing its lustre? Scratch that, it's looking shinier than ever. Broad tries to force a shortish delivery through the off side but it's too close for the shot and he chops it onto the stumps. Williamson celebrates with a slightly sheepish grin.

    Stuart Broad loses his wicket
  98. Eng 188-7 (Buttler 32, Broad 23)

    Trent Boult, the spiky-haired assassin, is recalled to the attack. His first delivery almost has Luke Ronchi's dentist in business, bouncing low and awkwardly and forcing the keeper into evasive action. Four byes result. He switches to round the wicket and the change of angle brings a play and miss from Buttler.

  99. Email

    Phil, Rugby: At least Moeen's dismissal seems to have deflected some of the flak away from Ian Bell! Not sure why Belly always seems to be made the scapegoat when England perform badly… look at his record, it stands up pretty well!

    Dan Williams, Milton Keynes: How many games will Ian Bell get before he is dropped? Bell seems to have a series of poor scores before getting a hundred to save his place. There are plenty of players waiting for an opportunity (James Taylor) who have to watch their careers ebb away because a centrally contracted player is more or less guaranteed their place. Central contracts are good up to a point but the England team seems like a closed shop to promising players.

    Ian Bell leaves the field dejected
  100. Eng 183-7 (Williamson 5-1-6-2)

    Williamson's golden arm has just lost some its lustre in the spell. He's not looking so threatening and is milked for a couple of singles by Buttler and Broad.

  101. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Three boundaries in the over. The second one was a lovely shot from Broad, he's stayed on the back foot and hit through the line. The ball was fractionally short of a length, but he timed it beautifully. The last one was a bit of a heave, but off the meat of the bat. On a miserable day for England, one of the glimmers is that Broad looks to be getting his batting back."

  102. Eng 181-7 (min 40 overs remaining)

    Henry has bowled a really good, tight spell here, but he's just beginning to flag. Broad is beginning to find his range and he takes the bowler for three fours, gliding him down to third man, punching him off the back foot and then smearing him over square leg.

  103. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This Kane Williamson, he hasn't got much stamina, has he? He's coming in for a third spell, and he has figures of 3-1-3-2! McCullum must enjoy being able to pop him on, take a wicket and then say 'thank you Kane, that will do nicely'."

    Kane Williamson
  104. Eng 168-7 (Buttler 30, Broad 9)

    Kane Williamson, sandy-haired destroyer of English dreams, is back into the attack. Buttler nudges a single into the covers before Broad resumes his uncharacteristic blockathon.

  105. Email

    Chris in NL, (hiding in an all day meeting): Whatever the result today, this has been a great advert for Test cricket. I would have bitten your arm off to have seen this many runs in 10 days of cricket, and I think a drawn series is a fair result. For all those negative people about England, let's give some respect to the Kiwis who have played some great cricket. England are not the best team in the world, but we are improving.

  106. Eng 167-7 (Henry 9-2-27-1)

    Matt Henry is coming at Stuart Broad with everything he's got: getting him ducking with a steepling bouncer and then firing in a toe-crunching yorker which Broad does well to jam the bat down on. Stout defence from the tailender.

  107. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Alice Stainer: As a fan of cricket, not just England, I'd actually be pleased if NZ won. Brilliant team that plays positively in all senses.

    John Higgins: Bravo New Zealand! You've got it all - spirit, skill and style. England need to look no further for inspiration.

    Phil Smyth: Well played New Zealand. Their positive cricket just seems to win them games. A five-match series would be NZ's 3-1.

    New Zealand celebrate
  108. Eng 166-7 (min 43 overs left)

    How has that missed? Stuart Broad gets the sweep out against Mark Craig, misses, but the ball somehow spins a whisker past the off stump. Lucky.

  109. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Moeen's not bowling with much confidence, but at the moment he's the only spin bowling option in England who turns it enough and gets drift. I'm impressed with his natural skills - what he's lacking is 2,000-3,000 overs he would have bowled if he had always been a bowler, rather than a batsman who bowls. Remember how good he was against India last year."

  110. Eng 166-7 (Buttler 28, Broad 9)

    Buttler has played a nice innings here, mixing assertive counter-attacking with responsible defence. The latter is in order as he plays out a maiden to Matt Henry.

  111. Eng 166-7 (Craig 26-11-54-2)

    Stuart Broad is ominously surrounded at the crease, like a lone scuba diver encircled by menacing black fins. Craig entices the feeding frenzy with an absolute gem of a first delivery, zipping one out of the footholes, but his next delivery releases the pressure and is sliced away to the cover boundary by Broad.

  112. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    billybunter3rd: Oh dear Moeen. Didn't know where off stump was when bowling and still doesn't know when batting! #eyestested

    Chris Hall: Not sure Moeen's three runs and 1-121 are good enough with bat or ball. Either let Root bowl spin part-time or pick a proper spinner.

    Moeen Ali
  113. Eng 162-7 (min 46 overs left)

    A hostile over from Henry ends as Buttler plays and misses outside off stump.

  114. Email

    Charlie: A friend emailed me a few hours ago with the below text. "I'm sat on a Leeds to Southampton flight and believe it or not, the captain has just announced 'unfortunately the wind means today's flight will be somewhere between lumpy and ropey'."

  115. Eng 162-7

    Broad guides a single through the leg side, and when Henry aims a yorker, Buttler fluently turns it off his toes for four past the square leg umpire. Henry has his revenge as Buttler is smacked on his top (left) hand by a lifter, immediately walking away in agony as the England physio runs on to have a look and apply the magic spray. Not what you want to see happening to the digits of your first-choice wicketkeeper.

    Jos Buttler after being hit
  116. Email

    Madeleine: Memo to Root - Enthusiasm and positive thinking: great. Making us look like chumps: not so great.

  117. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "In a way, Broad is England's Tim Southee. He doesn't block, he's not an ideal player to come in when you've got a situation like this."

    Stuart Broad bats
  118. Eng 158-7 (Buttler 24, Broad 5)

    It's all about survival now, even for the previously positive Buttler. He blocks and leaves his way through a third successive maiden for Mark Craig.

  119. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Steven F. Galloway: I've gone from thoughts of an England win, to hoping for a draw, to just wanting there to be some cricket on when I finish work.

  120. Eng 157-7 (Henry 6-1-21-1)

    Stuart Broad is the new man and he's lucky to survive the rest of Craig's over, playing an eyes-closed fend to an absolute snorter and seeing the ball loop kindly over the slips.

  121. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's two types of leave in cricket - and this was a pretty terrible bad one. Moeen Ali wasn't looking to score, and that's his downfall. It didn't just flick the bail, it absolutely crunched into off stump."

    Moeen Ali
  122. WICKET

    Moeen b Henry 2 (Eng 153-7)