Burns’ Century Hampers New Zealand’s Hope of Victory

Despite Burn's 3rd test century, England will have to bat well on day 5 to  save the first Test against New Zealand.

England made 275 after a collapse saw Tim Southee take 3 wickets for 0 as part of an effort that got his name on the Lord's honours board.

Burns, who should have both been stumped on 77 and caught on 88,  kept England in the game by adding 63 with debutant Ollie Robinson.

New Zealand finished with a lead of 103.

Despite the ever-present threat of Broad and Anderson, and the potent backup duo of Robinson and wood, the Kiwis were 62-2 at stumps, with Robinson nabbing both debut man Devon Conway and New Zealand talisman Kane Williamson.

New Zealand could pull out all the stops tomorrow, declare early and go for the win, however our experts at JT Cricket think the game will end in a draw.

With the Test World Championship looming, the last thing New Zealand want is to pick up injuries, so they may very well settle for a draw, using this as preparation for the match that matter at the end of June.

Stick around for what should be an exciting day 5. 


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