6.35pm: Ripsnorting stuff, firstly from New Zealand’s attack as they poleaxed the English top order, then from Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton during a adrenalin-fueled double-century stand. From 55 for 6, and seemingly cut adrift in pursuit of New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell-inspired 329, England are right back in the mix, punching their way furiously up off the canvas – who knows how many they’ll get from here, but they’ve certainly made a game of it again. There were 11 wickets in the day, almost 370 runs, two individual hundreds and a debutant No. 8 going in 89 not out. It’s Test cricket, but not as Mr Spock knows it (you can draw your own conclusions about what Mr McCullum would say). Anyway, Miller’s trying to make sense of it all in his report, and Matt has already filed on the first part of the madness, as Trent Boult swung England off their feet. There’ll be much more to come from those at the ground, and we’ll be back for more tomorrow. Bye!
Here’s Jonny Bairstow after another special effort with the bat: “Good craic. Feels amazing, you know how much this place means. Being a Yorkshire lad, scoring a hundred at home. All my family were here, my mates as well. Every Test hundred is emotional, it means so much for me to play for England. I wear my heart on my sleeve, sometimes that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Really excited about the journey for this team, we were 55 for 6 but for Jamie to come out and play the way he did was quite exceptional. You want to be backing it up, turning up in each game and contributing a lot. I’m pleased with how my game is, the way I’m striking the ball. I’m more relaxed at the crease, to be honest, just going back to watching the ball and seeing the ball. Sometimes it’s a simple game that we complicate, and we’re just trying to strip that back.”