ENG 183/2 (39 ov, Ollie Pope 81*, Joe Root 55*, Michael Bracewell 1/70)

6.50pm: England’s second-wicket pair saunter from the field, as Headingley bathes in evening sunlight. A more low-key trudge for the dressing rooms for the New Zealanders. So far, this third consecutive England chase has seemed even more composed than the previous two – but it’s not quite all done and dusted yet. Ollie Pope and Joe Root have ridden their luck a little, but NZ’s three-seamer attack has looked pretty stretched, and they will do well to gather themselves to try and shake up the equation in the morning. Anyway, go get some of Miller’s report, and we’ll be back to do it all again in the morning. Cheerio!

Jack Leach has been speaking to TV: “Great day for the boys. The way we batted was unbelievable. Very special, here at Headingley I have good memories from 2019. I’ve enjoyed being back. I want to be contributing to wins, so yeah, really enjoying working with Stokesy. I say ‘what about mid-on back?’ and he says ‘nope’. It’s really attacking and I’m enjoying try to bowl that way. Working with Jeetan [Patel] is amazing, he had a great action with a lot of overspin, which isn’t natural to me, but I keep working on that. On this wicket, what I do naturally was good. Stokesy’s confidence in his decisions, and us as 11 blokes, I’ve never experienced anything like it. I’ve tried to work on being as tall as possible in the crease, and shortened my delivery stride. It’s something you tinker with a bit, and do what feels right.”

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