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NZ leads England by 18 runs at lunch on 3rd day of 1st test

Williamson ton, McCullum cameo tip NZ past England by 18 runs at lunch on 3rd day of 1st test

NZ leads England by 18 runs at lunch on 3rd day of 1st test

LONDON (AP) -- New Zealand took an 18-run lead in the first innings against England on a third morning when the host side took two wickets and was unlucky not to claim more in the first test at Lord's on Saturday.

New Zealand was 407-4 when lunch was taken a few minutes early because of rain.

The Kiwis added 104 runs in 23.4 overs, the run rate still entertaining thanks to captain Brendon McCullum's 42-run cameo.

England also dismissed Ross Taylor for 62, but couldn't make more headway despite swinging the second new ball under the cover of clouds. Stuart Broad took his second wicket of the match, and Mark Wood his first wicket on debut.

Kane Williamson was 112 not out, but slowed down.


Updated : 2021-09-29 08:02 GMT+08:00