Jonny Bairstow believes England can win Christchurch Test against New Zealand

Jonny Bairstow believes England can win Christchurch Test against New Zealand

Root himself finally had Wagner caught bat-pad on review at silly-point, but too late from the final ball of the match before bad light had last word.

Battered and bruised after a torrid time from a desperate England attack, the pair hung on until bad light stopped play with Wagner's dismissal in the penultimate over.

"Those early matches back home, I think, will mean a lot", Bayliss said.

England made the ideal start to the final day when Stuart Broad claimed wickets with the first two deliveries but the tourists were unable to winkle out the final few batsmen as the fading light cast long shadows over Hagley Oval.

New Zealand, who started the day at 192 for six, were all out for 278, allowing England to start their second innings 29 ahead.

But it was a short reprieve for the elder statesman of the New Zealand line-up who was on 13 when dismissed by Jack Leach.

Sodhi, who feared he may have finished with a broken finger, said it was a hard period to bat through.

"To think Jimmy has got more than 500 test wickets is pretty incredible really and I've been standing at mid-on for a lot of them I think", Broad said. The way he played the bumpers was wonderful and showed his character we got a bit of luck along the way but you have to ride it. We've got a tough day ahead, make no bones about that.

Despite England comfortably winning the final One-dayer against New Zealand at the same venue, Hagley Oval is a ground New Zealand have enjoyed success at in the longer format.

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"If we can take four or five wickets we can put them under some pressure, (but) obviously, if they get through it, they're in control of the game".

The hosts still had more than 30 overs to go, no recognised batsmen left, just three wickets in hand, an ill Tim Southee left in the hutch and a desperate England side to face on a day five wicket.

"We threw absolutely everything at New Zealand today, very proud how we went about it as a group".

The tone of the day was set with the first two balls when Broad claimed the wickets of Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson, putting New Zealand immediately into survival mode.

The England declaration came as Colin de Grandhomme brought New Zealand back into the Test with his medium-paced deliveries. "We love playing England".

The previous record belonged to another fast bowler of great longevity, Courtney Walsh, and now ahead of Anderson are three of the greatest ever spinners: Shane Warne, Anil Kumble and Muttiah Muralitharan.

But edges flew just wide of outstretched arms, adding to England's frustration.

Speaking of Raval, he will need a score just like Henry Nicholls did in the first game to nail down his spot in the test match side.

By the end of the first hour they had lost four wickets, including Ross Taylor, and the prospect of preserving their 1-0 lead was rapidly slipping away. J, Watling was out for 19.