By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Paceman Tim Southee claimed three late wickets as New Zealand reduced England to 180 for six on a dramatic third day of the first test at Lord's on Saturday. A patient third-wicket partnership of 123 between Joe Root and Jonathan Trott looked to have put the home team in control but the Kiwis grabbed four wickets for 12 runs in the final session to give themselves a scent of victory. England, who earlier in the day bowled the tourists out for 207 in their first innings, lead by 205 runs with two days remaining. ...
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