England 90-4 at stumps on day 4, 3rd test vs. NZ

Published: 25th March 2013 09:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2013 11:03 AM   |  A+A-


England will have to survive 90 overs with only six second-innings wickets intact on the final day of the third cricket test to avoid losing a test series in New Zealand for the first time in 30 years.

England went to stumps Monday at 90-4 with Ian Bell 8 not out after New Zealand, leading by 239 runs on the first innings, declared its second innings at 241-6 and gave England the almost impossible task of scoring a world record 481 to win the match.

England lost Nick Compton (2), Jonathan Trott (37) , Alastair Cook (43), and Steve Finn (0) before stumps, suffering its most bitter blow when Cook fell in sight of the close of play.


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