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That leg-before appeal from Trent Boult in the last over of his spell that was too high? Burns hit it as well, the replay shows. Slowish start from England but the ball is swinging, the sun has been camouflaged by a canopy of clouds and both openers regard patience as a prime virtue.
Henry continues and Sibley clips a straight ball on middle off his toes for a single.
First change - Neil Wagner, the workhorse of the attack, replaces Boult. There's swing for him, too, and Sibley works the first inswinger off his pads for a single. Wagner uses the crease to try to befuddle Burns with the changes in line, pitching it up and allowing it to swing. He does him with the last ball that Burns fiddles after as it snakes away from the outside edge, provoking a strangulated yelp from bowler and keeper.
Runs! Sibley drags a drive through mid-on with his closed face, working a ball from the fifth-stump corridor that most players would dispatch through the offside, for three. He really is a right-handed Graeme Smith whose ugly, terrible technique did not stop him making 9,265 Test runs at 48. Burns tucks the last ball of the over fine of square leg for two.
Big swing from Boult but it's swing virtually from the hand so Burns can read the trajectory pretty fluently, defending into the covers and midwicket when he closes the face. Loud appeal when Burns is struck high on the back leg from a scrambled seam delivery but the umpire and Boult's new captain, Tom Latham, are not interested. It would have cleared leg and middle by at least six inches. A fifth successive maiden for NZ, though.
Much better from Henry, a properly probing maiden, beating Sibley as he pushed forward tentatively and then causing a sharp intake of breath with his off-cutter that whistles past off-stump.
It isn't fancy dress day until Sunday but plenty have gone early - Ali G, Fred Flintstone, Derek Trotter etc. Boult adds a maiden to his figures but it isn't a particularly virtuous one as only one delivery demanded a stroke. Burns leaves the first three, the last of them on a better line but still judiciously left as it arced away from the stumps, defends the fourth into the covers then leaves the last two unmolested as well.
Maiden for Henry to Sibley, including a very tame bouncer that the opener ducks. That delivery lacked any menacing recoil and barely got over the stumps but the last ball, after three diligent defensive strokes, jagged back and climbed between bat and pad as Sibley raised his arms safely out of the way.
Boult has a leg gully in for Sibley and brings that fielder into play with an inswinger on to his hip. Sibley, on his home ground, works it off his thigh-pad in the vicinity of that fielder and runs one. Burns punches a single past mid-off, his bat barely following through past the vertical. Pleasing, meaty sound off the blade. Boult, now with a shortish midwicket as well as a leg gully for Sibley, gets the line right to bring them into play but the length wrong and the right-hander clips the overpitched ball off his toes for three.
Better line from Henry to the left-handed Burns, who defends soundly with that bottom-hand claw of his sending straight balls into the onside. Only two leg-byes from the over when the last ball, angled across Burns, flicks his hip as he tried to tickle it fine. They run two.
Rory Burns is unhappy with an open door in his sightline to the right of the screen. Boult stays over the wicket to the left-hander who plays one with surprising bounce right under his nose. He is batting with soft hands and drops a defensive short of the cordon. Boult angles one into the pads and strikes Burns on the thigh-pad of his back leg, too high for an appeal, and tries the same line again, this time a bit fuller, and Burns clips it through midwicket for a single.
Matt Henry shares the new ball. Oyster-grey skies above Edgbaston. Big swing, too much for Henry to control on his sixth-stump line. Wide. Sibley works two through midwicket but Henry's line is generally unthreatening and Sibley gives the full face to a couple but lets the others through to Blundell to take in front of second slip.
Rory Burns takes guard against Trent Boult. Three slips and a gully. Sibley still has the dust of Lord's on his sleeveless sweater from diving headlong to make his ground in the second innings. Boult starts with a hooping away swinger and Burns lets it pass. It's only gentle swing, easily coverable so far and Burns blocks the second because it starts on middle. He's scrambling the seam. Good shape. Burns defends another, plays and misses, leaves one then runs the last ball between third slip and gully off the back foot for four.
For 'the moment of unity' - very loud applause from the crowd for the players. England are wearing Tshirts which have 'Cricket is a a game for everyone'. On the back of the shirts are a range of messages 'We stand together against ... transphobia, ageism, racism, homophobia, religious intolerance etc.'
A resounding reception for the teams and their stance and, of course, for Jimmy Anderson.
With Mark Wood at eight and they have gone for two express pace bowlers and no front-line spinners. NZ rest and rotate before next week's WTC final against India at Lord's. Perhaps a draw at HQ wasn't such a bad result after all.
One change for England, six for NZ:
England Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (capt), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
New Zealand Tom Latham (capt), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.
And have decided to bat.
And welcome to live coverage from Edgbaston of the second Test between England and New Zealand and James Anderson's record-breaking 162nd Test for England. The series is poised at 0-0 after the rain-affected draw at Lord's and a tornado of, in my opinion unjustified, context-light, criticism of England's decision not to attempt to chase 273 off 75 overs on the Sunday at Lord's swirling around Joe Root's head.
On the back of three batting collapses in India, facing the very good attack of a side ranked higher than them, with no fielding restrictions or one-day wide regulations plus four years of condemnation for their gung-ho approach and demand for more doggedness in their batting, they find themselves in the position of being damned if they do, damned if they don't. If those who use words such as 'spineless' to trash their approach are prepared to pile praise on Zak Crawley for his stroke in getting out in the second innings, throwing his hands at a drive to play an entertaining, attacking shot, I think their argument would hold more water. But at the moment I think it lacks all logic. With England's current batting line-up there is no option to go for it then 'shut up shop' if it doesn't work and they lose wickets. The players capable of gusting it out for a draw are the two openers, not the flashy five, six and seven.
Anyhow ... this is NewZealand's first Test at Edgbaston since 1999's defeat when that cad Graham Thorpe hit the winning runs and stranded his Surrey team-mate Alex Tudor on 99*. Tudor's innings was the only high spot of a truly dismal summer for the hosts after their World Cup humiliation, the disintegration of Nasser Hussain's index finger and a Test series in limbo waiting for Duncan Fletcher to serve out his Glamorgan contract. If any series was putting people off the England team and Test cricket, it was that one, the last gasp of the pre-central contract age.
Today there will be 18,000 spectators inside Edgbaston and thousands of more would have been delighted to have the opportunity of being there. Test cricket in England is still in a robust shape after 22 years of progress since dropping to the bottom of the rankings in 1999. Kane Williamson is absent, as is England's best player at Lord's, the debutant Ollie Robinson, suspended for his offensive remarks at the age of 18. Trent Boult is back, Anderson supersedes Sir Alastair Cook and Root has a point to prove and a series to win. Play!