Kiwis to chase mammoth 382-run-target to win Christchurch Test

Southee snapped two wickets in successive overs to leave England reeling at 94/5

Southee snapped two wickets in successive overs to leave England reeling at 94/5

Tristan will be here shortly to take you through the final day's play during which we will discover if England can win a Test match away from home for the first time since Chittagong in October 2016 and only their eighth in 41 attempts outside England and Wales since Andrew Strauss led them to the Ashes in 2010-11, writes Rob Bagchi. "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".

The result meant Williamson joined the small group of New Zealand captains to secure series wins over England: Stephen Fleming, Geoff Howarth and Jeremy Coney.

"I was trying to figure out which balls to play and which balls to get under", Sodhi said.

Michael Atherton: "This is England's worst run away from home since just after the Second World War now without a Test victory, it comes down to an inability to take wickets with the Kookaburra ball on flatter pitches".

Sodhi got through 26.1 overs with de Grandhomme (45 from 97 balls), before blunting 31.2 overs with left-hander Neil Wagner (seven from 103 balls).

Latham and wicketkeeper BJ Watling halted England's charge with a 44-run partnership before Watling was removed by Mark Wood for 19.

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The tourists had begun day four needing quick runs but after consolidating their position in the morning were unable to kick on.

New Zealand openers Tom Latham, who had made 25 not out, and Jeet Raval, unbeaten on 17, will resume on the final day on Tuesday after weathering an early storm from the seamers and a period where declining light forced England to bowl spin.

Ross Taylor blocked to prevent a hat-trick for the England seamer but soon became spinner Jack Leach's first test victim with a reverse sweep straight to Alastair Cook at short backward square, the former skipper departing for 13.

Sodhi received a rapturous ovation from the crowd when stumps were pulled shortly after 6pm, and with New Zealand on 256-8 after 124.4 absorbing overs. The team love playing test cricket. "They've both shown the ability that they have got and they're both working very hard to make sure that happens more often than not".

James Anderson then instantly struck with a brilliant outswinger to end Watling's five-hour innings of 85 - and after he also bowled Southee, it fell to Broad to end Wagner and Boult's last-wicket stand of 39 when the number 11 was well-caught by Malan at long-leg.

Anderson had Latham dropped at third slip by James Vince as the visitors searched for the breakthrough that would give them the edge heading into the final day but it was not to be.

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