Live updates: Blackcaps v England, day five, second test at Hamilton

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Blackcaps 375 (Tom Latham 105, Daryl Mitchell 73, Stuart Broad 4/78)

England 476 (Joe Root 226, Rory Burns 101, Neil Wagner 5/124) 

Blackcaps 241/2 (Kane Williamson 104*, Ross Taylor 105*) 


3:57pm - There it is! The match has been officially abandoned and New Zealand have clinched the test series 1-0. Check out a full wrap here.

3:20pm - The umpires are scheduled to make an official ruling at 4pm.

3:12pm - An inspection is due in around five minutes. Expect it to be the final one.

3:10pm - No official word on the abandonment yet. But at this stage, it appears inevitable.

2:25pm - It's reportedly now bucketing down in The Tron. That may be it for the second test.

1:56pm - Taylor timed that one well, as the groundsmen storm the pitch with their covers in the face of some ominous raindrops. We could be in for a lengthy intermission here, and it may well spell the end of the test match. Either way, we'll keep you posted.

75th over - Taylor plays his patented slog sweep for four. Goes again and this one is over the rope. He can sense that rain coming and wants those triple figures. 99 now...six again! Test century number 19 for Ross Taylor. 

73rd over - Williamson looks to scramble an ambitious single to mid-off but the Englishman can't throw down the stumps. He would've been well short on 97. There's the sweep, and there's the 100. Another fantastic captain's knock from Williamson.

72nd over - Williamson drives for one off Denly. Taylor sweeps to put his captain back on strike.  

71st over - Root takes the first over after lunch. Maiden it is.

The rain has held off in Hamilton and the teams are back out on the pitch.


70th over - Short from Stokes and Williamson pulls for four to square leg. Williamson repeats the dose and will end the session 96 not out. 

69th over - Joe Root replaces Denly. Ross Taylor has a single to square leg for his 7000th test run. Now just 172 behind Stephen Fleming. 

68th over - Williamson gets hot on the helmet from a Stokes bouncer .... he is okay but he will replace the helmet. 200 up fro the Blackcaps - the lead is 99.

67th over - Williamson has two to third-man. 

66th over - Ben Stokes is back - 0/40 from 11. Five runs from the over. 

65th over - Williamson pulls Curran to fine-leg for four

64th over - A paor of singles from the Joe Denly over.

63rd over - Sam Curran is back - 1/49 from 13 overs. Just a Ross Taylor single from the over.

62nd over - Four runs from the Joe Denly over.

61st over - A Kane Williamson single from the over.

60th over - 150-run partnership up between these two.  One run from the Joe Denly over. 

59th over - Two runs from the over. 

58th over - Three runs from the over.

57th over - Maiden from Woakes to Williamson.

56th over - Short from Denly and Taylor cuts square for four to deep point. 

55th over - Woakes will bowl for the first time today - 1/8 from 7 overs. Just a Kane Williamson single from the over. 

54th over - Joe Denly will have a bowl and try and make up for the drop. Two for Williamson from the over. 

53rd over - Archer continues - 0/24 from 11. Three from the over. 


52nd over - Three runs from the over.

51st over - Maiden from Archer to Taylor.

50th over - Just a Ross Taylor single from the over.

49th over - Dropped!! Oh my goodness and absolute dolly missed by Denly. Knuckle ball from Archer and Williamson scoops to midwicket but Denly spills it! That is the easiest catch you could ever have and he's floored it. 

48th over - Three singles from the over.

47th over - Two runs from the over.

46th over - Stuart Broad replaces Stokes - Broad 0/18 from 5 overs. Three runs from the over.

45th over - Jofra Archer replaces Curran - Archer has 0/19 from 7 overs. A Ross Taylor single from the over.

44th over - Fifty for Taylor as he goes over and above gully for four. Another four for Taylor in the same region, but a better shot this time off the back foot and a bit closer to him - Taylor just guides the ball to the deep point rope. Nine from that over. 

43rd over - Williamson has fifty in glorious style as he drives through wide mid-off for four. 100 partnership is up. Williamson has another four - this time through soft hands as he guides the ball past a wide slip for four. 10 runs from the Sam Curran over - NZ now lead by 33 runs. 

42nd over - Taylor smashes Stokes square on the offside for four through point. 

41st over - Two runs for Kane Williamson from the over.

40th over - Stokes really troubling Williamson with a round-the-wicket short pitch bowling attack at his ribs.....Neil Wagner style. 

39th over - Full and wide from Curran and Taylor is on the drive through the cover field for four. Taylor has four off the outside edge down to a vacant third-man. 

38th over - Dropped! Williamson leg glances a rising ball at his ribs .... he gloves it but Pope spills a fairly simple catch diving to his left. Huge moment that. Williamson makes England pay as he pulls for four to square leg. NZ have a two run lead.

37th over - Maiden from Curran ..... was a very testing over targeting Taylor's front pad.

36th over - Ben Stokes 0/17 will bowl his 7th over. Just a Ross Taylor single from the over.

35th over - Sam Curran will open up to Williamson - 1/26 from 8 overs. Two for Williamson to mid-wicket. 

Morning session

Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the second cricket test between the Blackcaps and England at Seddon Park in Hamilton. 

New Zealand will resume play on 96/2 with Kane Williamson (37) and Ross Taylor (31) at the crease - a deficit of just five runs. 

Rain is forecast today but we should get a start at 10:30am with England on the hunt for wickets while the Blackcaps know a unscathed session will save the test and win them the series. 

New Zealand have won five and drawn one of their last six tests at Seddon Park, while Ross Taylor has made five of his 18 test hundreds at Hamilton, and is 92 runs away from scoring 1000 at the venue.

Of course, this particular match-up has taken on greater significance this year - no so much in the test format - after the pulsating climax at the Cricket World Cup, where England pipped New Zealand on a countback of boundaries in the final.

Then, three weeks ago, the T20 series decided at Eden Park also went into extra time, with the tourists again prevailing in a 'super over'.


New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry

England: England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Wilson

TV Umpire: Bruce Oxenford

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath


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