Pretty horrible dismissal. Wild drive at a very wide one. Roy-esque. Vince-esque. NZ may get back into this from that.Good to see a Surrey lower middle order batsmen playing in the lower middle order this time. Had feared Ed Smith would belch out some Latin nonsense and send Pope in as an opener.
Does the curve point up or down?It's a learning curve.
Broad probably just knackered after three days of bowling.I hate agreeing with Vaughan, but I can see his point about England 'training their brains' to score 450. Their first innings is in context now as 100 runs short. Still all to play for, but NZ were very disciplined and very good today - even de Grandhomme was disciplined in his own way, resisting the temptation for a long time to fall into England's trap. They are a proper test batting unit.
England were flat, and their speeds are a bit worrying. When Stuart Broad is consistently under 130 ks, we know that all is not right in his world. I know he was bowling off-cutters for a while there, which is fine, but he was down on speed all day. Curran looked how Curran looks on flat pitches. Archer tried, but de Grandhomme in particular was up for the challenge, while Watling just swayed out of the way. NZ played Archer very well, so hats off to them for that.