English Batsman Rory Burn hit a gutsy century (132) to help England recover from collapse on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord’s on Saturday. While New Zealand’s Tim Southee uplifted his play by taking six wickets. New Zealand ended Day 4 at 62/2 in their second inning, thereby gaining an overall lead of 165 runs going into the fifth and final day. Tom Latham was unbeaten on 30, playing alongside nightwatchman Neil Wagner on 2.
England was supposedly in danger but Rory Burn’s 132 meant they avoided that abash, although a total of 275 all out was still adrift. England lost three wickets for no runs in 21 balls during a middle-order slump that saw the Kiwis gain the ascendancy. New Zealand went ahead with a first-innings total of 378 with Devon Conway scoring a double ton.