PLAYER RATINGS: Devon Conway and Rory Burns lead the way as Zak Crawley struggles

NICK HOWSON looks at the performances of both teams after the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's ends in a draw



Rory Burns (132 & 25): A third Test century not without chances on his return to the England team. Continues what has been an impressive summer. 8

Dom Sibley (0 & 60*): One of the few to benefit from the turgid run 'chase' on day five. Ende a run of five single-figure scores in a row in a timely fashion. 6

Zak Crawley (2 & 2): Eight single-figure scores in the Kent batter's last 10 innings since his double century last summer. A huge game at Edgbaston looms. 1

Joe Root (42 & 40; 0-38 & 1-16): Will come under scrutiny for England's refusal to have a dart. Got a good ball on the fourth morning from Jamieson. 5

Ollie Pope (22 & 20*): Looked effortless in hitting five boundaries in his first innings but was dismissed by a cracking Southee nut. That doesn't happen in county cricket. 5

Dan Lawrence (0 & DNB): Part of the hosts' fourth-day collapse in his first home Test outing. It'll come. 4

James Bracey (0 & DNB): The 88th England player to record a duck on Test debut. Solid behind the stumps. 5

Ollie Robinson (42 & DNB; 4-75 & 3-26): Either side of the storm created by his social media history this was an impressive debut from the Sussex man. Probably misses out at Edgbaston. 7

Mark Wood (0 & DNB; 3-81 & 1-31): Has a player bowler with more visible heart than the Durham quick? Threw everything at the Kiwis, but this is usually when he takes his leave. 6

Stuart Broad (10 & DNB; 0-79 & 1-34): Ended a run of 81 overs without a wicket having struggled in India. Courtney Walsh now in sight in the all-time rankings. 4

James Anderson (8* & DNB; 2-83 & 0-44): Won the key battle with Williamson on day one, dismissing him for the seventh time in Tests. Otherwise, it was a quiet one. 5


Tim Southee sparked England's first-innings collapse


Tom Latham (23 & 35): If failing to build on starts are indeed worse than ducks then Latham heads to Birmingham spitting feathers. Didn't line up either delivery particularly well. 5

Devon Conway (200 & 23): A fairytale double century in the first innings, the seventh player to do so on debut and first in England. Could have a ball this summer. 9

Kane Williamson (13 & 1; 0-2 & DNB): A peculiar display from one of the best around, looking comfortable one minute and back in the hutch the next. Must be praised for positive declaration. 3

Ross Taylor (14 & 33): Needed eye drops during a troublesome first knock, which is a worry given his recent issues. The second effort was entertaining and reckless but was perhaps born out of the situation. 4

Henry Nicholls (61 & 23): Quietly went about his business but got out in familiar fashion in the first innings, via the short ball. India will have taken note. 6

BJ Watling (1 & 15*): Missed stumping of Burns summed up what was already likely to be a difficult Test. 3

Colin de Grandhomme (0 & 9*; 0-24 & 0-12): Bloody awful hair. Very unthreatening with bat and ball. 4

Mitchell Santner (0 & DNB; 0-30 & 0-38): Wasn't able to offer much on a placid pitch but will likely come into play in Southampton. 4

Kyle Jamieson (9 & DNB; 3-85 & 0-28): Bowled with real menace on day four, charging in with intensity and vigour. 7

Tim Southee (8 & DNB; 6-43 & 1-37): Says plenty about Southee's career that a six-for felt rather routine. Looks devilish in these conditions. 8

Neil Wagner (25* & 10; 1-83 & 2-27): The sort of cricketer you can get behind. Bowled and batted with real heart. The spell on the fifth evening was gutsy. 7




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