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New Zealand 1st Innings: 350 all out
England 1st Innings: 350 all out
New Zealand 2nd Innings
BJ Watling c Root b Anderson 120
M Craig not out
T Southee c Anderson b Ali
M Henry not out
Extras: (4b, 6lb, 1w)
TOTAL: (for 8 wickets declared) 454
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-23, 3-122, 4-141,
5-262, 6-315, 7-368, 8-435.
Did not bat: Trent Boult
Bowling: James Anderson 23-4-96-2
(1w), Stuart Broad 16-1-94-2, Mark Wood
19-2-97-3, Ben Stokes 12-1-61-0, Moeen Ali
16-0-73-1, Joe Root 5-0-23-0.
England 2nd Innings
A Lyth not out
A Cook not out
Extras: (1lb, 1w)
TOTAL: (for no wicket)
Still to bat: Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe
Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler,
Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Bowling: Trent Boult 7-0-20-0, Tim
Southee 3-1-13-0 (1w), Mark Craig 1-0-1-0,
Matt Henry 2-0-9-0
Umpires: S Ravi, India, and Rod Tucker,
Australia. Third umpire: Marais Erasmus,
Match referee: David Boon, Australia.
Toss: won by England.
Series: England leads 1-0.
LEEDS---New Zealand s hopes of
claiming a series-tying win over Eng-
land in the second and final Test were
damaged yesterday by gentle but per-
sistent rain that wiped out more than
half of the fourth day s play at Head-
Set a world-record run chase of 455,
England was 44-0 off 13 overs when
rain began to fall just after lunch. The
teams came off and the covers weren t
removed for the rest of the day.
England trails by 411 runs, so is likely
to set its sights on batting out a max-
imum 98 overs on the final day to
secure a draw and settle for a 1-0 series
victory into the upcoming Ashes against
Australia. Some rain is forecast for
today, too, further limiting New
Zealand s chances.
"You can t control the weather," said
New Zealand batsman BJ Watling, who
struck 120 in his team s total of 454-
"But we still have 98 overs tomorrow
and 30-odd with the new ball, so we
are still backing ourselves to win."
As unlikely as it would be, so is Eng-
land---according its batsman Joe Root.
"We are going to go out all guns
blazing," Root said.
New Zealand spent the first 90 min-
utes of a chilly day in northern England
smashing England s bowling attack to
all parts of the ground. Resuming on
338-6, the Black Caps were in full lim-
ited-overs mode, scoring 116 runs in
16 overs---an extraordinary run rate of
7.25 an over.
Mark Craig was unbeaten on 58 for
his third highest Test score, Tim
Southee swung at almost every ball to
strike 40 off 24 balls, and Watling
added 20 to his overnight 100.
After Matt Henry (12 not out) hooked
Stuart Broad for six on the last ball of
the 91st over for one last insult to Eng-
land, New Zealand captain Brendon
McCullum chose to declare.
The highest successful fourth-
innings run chase in Test history is 418,
made by West Indies in 2003.
Although it was the tallest of
orders for England, the pitch
remained good, there was still
plenty of time left in the test and
the team had a deep batting order,
as far down as Moeen Ali at No
8. Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth,
who put on 177 for the first wicket
in the first innings, were on 18 and
24, respectively, after a chanceless
start. They were scoring quickly
before the weather intervened.
The tourists are known for their
positive brand of cricket and it
went into overdrive, pushing the
innings run rate up to 4.98 an over.
In four innings in the series, New
Zealand scored 1,547 runs.
Watling was first to depart on
Day 4 when he edged Jimmy
Anderson, with Joe Root taking a
diving catch at third slip. Watling,
nursing a knee injury that pre-
vented him from keeping wicket,
scored his third highest score in
It brought Southee to the crease
and his was an entertaining knock,
playing and missing on his first
four deliveries before swiping Mark
Wood through the slips for four.
Southee then clubbed Stuart Broad
for 20 off one over as the paceman
pitched too short. The eighth-
wicket stand reached 50 off 33
balls and Craig passed 50 by the
time Southee holed out in the
deep, Anderson taking the catch
off Ali. New Zealand scored 49
fours and nine sixes in its second
innings. Headingley is one of only
four venues where a score of 400
or more has been chased down ---
by an Australia side containing
Don Bradman in 1948. (AP)
Rain hits New Zealand's hopes of beating England
New Zealand's BJ Watling raises his bat as he walks from the pitch after loosing
his wicket for 120 off the bowling of England's James Anderson on the fourth
day of the second Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley
cricket ground in Leeds, England, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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