August 19, 2022

Cricket set for a tight finish

Joe Root hit an unbeaten 77 to steer England to within 61 runs of victory in the first test while New Zealand require five wickets as the contest remained intriguingly poised at the end of a tense third day at Lords.

England were 216-5 at close, chasing a target of 277 after dismissing New Zealand for 285 before lunch on Saturday.

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