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PHOTOS: England walk away with draw against NZ at Lord's

Last updated on: June 07, 2021 00:42 IST
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Images from Day 5 of the 1st Test between England and New Zealand played at Lord's on Sunday

Neil Wagner celebrates on trapping Joe Root leg before wicket in the third session

IMAGE: Neil Wagner celebrates on trapping Joe Root leg before wicket in the third session. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

England offered stiff resistance in the final session to secure a tedious draw against New Zealand on day five of the first Test at Lord's on Sunday.

 

Chasing 273 for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, England finished their second innings with 170-3 in 70 overs before both sides shook hands on a draw late in the evening.

Having lost day three's play due to rain, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson declared their second innings at 169-6 at lunch.

England's Rory Burns scored 25 runs before being dismissed by Neil Wagner

IMAGE: England's Rory Burns scored 25 runs before being dismissed by Neil Wagner. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley arrived at the crease focusing only on blunting the new-ball bowling attack in a bid to save the Test match.

The pair showed incredible patience in adding 49 runs by the 24th over before Burns (25) was caught in the slip cordon off Neil Wagner's bowling.

Henry Nicholls celebrates with Tom Latham and teammates after taking the catch to dismiss Zak Crawley 

IMAGE: Henry Nicholls celebrates with Tom Latham and teammates after taking the catch to dismiss Zak Crawley. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Zak Crawley (2) did not last long at the crease as he dragged Tim Southee's outswinging delivery straight to gully.

Captain Joe Root (40) was the only wicket to fall in the final session when he was trapped leg-before by Wagner.

 Joe Root collides with Dom Sibley while running between the wickets

IMAGE: Joe Root collides with Dom Sibley while running between the wickets. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Sibley continued to frustrate the bowlers at the other end and finished with 60 off 207 deliveries, while Ollie Pope was unbeaten on 20.

Root along with Sibley frustrated the Kiwi bowlers and they kept the opposition at bay.

Sibley along with Ollie Pope ensured that the hosts walk away with a draw. For New Zealand, Wagner returned with two wickets while Southee took one wicket.

 England's Ollie Robinson celebrates with Dom Sibley after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Neil Wagner

IMAGE: England's Ollie Robinson celebrates with Dom Sibley after dismissing New Zealand's Neil Wagner. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

Earlier, New Zealand hoped to turn the result in their favour as they added to their overnight score of 62-2 with the loss of another four wickets before rain forced an early lunch.

England debutant Ollie Robinson was once again lethal in his opening spell, picking off the first wicket of the morning session as New Zealand nightwatchman Wagner edged a bouncer through to wicketkeeper James Bracey.

The tourists continued to look for boundaries to give their bowlers a chance to fight for a win but lost wickets at regular intervals.

England's Mark Wood (right) attempts to run out New Zealand's Ross Taylor 

IMAGE: England's Mark Wood (right) attempts to run out New Zealand's Ross Taylor. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Tom Latham was trapped leg-before on 36 by Stuart Broad before a flying Bracey caught Ross Taylor (33) off Mark Wood's bowling.

Henry Nicholls (23) was caught trying to reverse-sweep Joe Root's off-spin but not before New Zealand had added 97 crucial runs in the morning session.

Despite Burns's determined 132, England were bowled out for 275 on day four as New Zealand secured a first-innings lead of 103, with pace bowler Tim Southee taking a superb six wickets for 43 runs.

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