New Zealand forced England in a corner who fought hard to at least force a draw on Day 5 of Test 1. England has not lost a home red-ball series since 2014 and came close to losing but rallied to a draw with 170-3 in 70 overs, and after leveling the first match they would head to next week's second Test at Edgbaston. Kane Williamson's side handed a huge target of 273 in 75 overs to England.
With an inexperienced middle-order and a tricky pitch while Friday's third day was washed out England had a hard time against New Zealand who benefited from Devon Conway’s 200 and Tim Southee’s 6-43 in the first inning. Black Caps enjoyed a huge lead but a well-rounded effort by Joe Root, Burns and Ollie Robinson’s 3-26 they made the draw possible.