England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket score and updates from second Test at Trent Bridge today

Ben Stokes on second Test and Potts’ progress

England and New Zealand are set for a thrilling conclusion to the second Test at Trent Bridge.

Captain Ben Stokes was made to regret his decision to insert the tourists on a flat pitch in Nottingham with Daryl Mitchell (190) and Tom Blundell (106) again thorns in England’s side as New Zealand piled up 553 in their first innings.

England responded in kind, however, with a second Test ton from Ollie Pope – and a first batting at number three – followed by the now habitual century from former skipper Joe Root (176) earned the hosts parity.

With a draw the most likely result, England’s bowlers stepped up on day four and a flurry of late wickets late in the day have set up what could be a dramatic denouement with one day’s play remaining.

Follow all the latest live coverage of today’s match in the live blog below:

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Wicket! Henry 18, b Broad c Foakes. New Zealand 245-8, lead England by 259

In to the attack comes Broad, who gets a cheer from his home crowd as he starts from his favorite Pavilion End. He begins around the wicket bowling short, and Henry is happy to leave the first few, but a change in the field is what tempts him into a leg-side swing and he edges to keeper Foakes! One down, two to go.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:37

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New Zealand 245-7, lead England by 259

Mitchell takes a single from a full, wide Stokes ball, and Henry will face the final four. Out comes the short stuff again – it’s not just the bounce which makes it difficult to play but the wild swerve that comes with Trent Bridge in the summer. A slightly fuller ball brings an inside edge against the pads, and the final ball of the over is chipped in the air over Anderson at gully and lands safely.

WinViz has England’s win percentage down to 14%, the algorithm clearly not impressed with what it’s seen so far this morning.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:31

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New Zealand 243-7, lead England by 257

Mitchell takes runs off Leach in this over who isn’t creating chances, bar that early look for Root. The pitch is offering a little spin but it’s not causing either batsman great concern.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:27

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New Zealand 240-7, lead England by 254

Stokes returns with more of the short stuff for Henry, who has handled this barrage very capably. A few runs too as New Zealand’s lead ticks over 250.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:24

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New Zealand 235-7, lead England by 249

Mitchel nudges Leach for a single, and Henry sees off the rest of the over. This doesn’t have the feel of an imminent wicket – England have created only the tough chance for Joe Root in the first over, but he put it down.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:21

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New Zealand 234-7, lead England by 248

Stokes continues with a series of bouncers aimed at Henry’s chin. The Kiwi ducks the majority of them, one of which leaves the batsman on his backside trying to avoid the ball, as he gets through the maiden over unscathed.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:17

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New Zealand 234-7, lead England by 248

Leach again. Stuart Broad chases down a Henry sweep down to fine leg and dives energetically to prevent the boundary. That brings Mitchell on strike and Stokes brings up the field to successfully cut off the single on the final ball, so Stokes will bowl at Henry once more.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:13

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New Zealand 230-7, lead England by 244

Stokes takes the ball himself at the other end, and offers up a couple of testing short balls which bounce and sway up near Henry’s chest. He avoids the first two before expertly guiding the third down through point, a lovely stroke. He tries to slash the final ball of the over through the off-side too but swings and misses. It’s a no-ball, though, so Stokes goes again: this time Henry lets it go.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:09

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New Zealand 224-7, lead England by 238

It’s Jack Leach to take the first over. He was expensive yesterday but Stokes must fancy him to help get these three remaining wickets, even if it comes at a cost, and he almost grabs one with the second ball of the day. Leach ups his pace and draws an edge from Henry’s bat, which Root can’t quite get to at first slip.

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 11:02

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England vs New Zealand, second Test day five

The players are out as a sunny Trent Bridge begins to fill up. Stuart Broad is warming up vigorously.

Tickets at Trent Bridge are free for this final day

(PA)

Lawrence Ostlere14 June 2022 10:59

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