An useful partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry saw New Zealand extend their lead past the 250 mark. Their partnership is now more than 30. Jack Leach should have picked up a wicket in the first over on the morning of Day 5 after he found the outside edge of Henry's bat. But Joe Root was late to the ball at slip and he grassed the chance. Henry went on to score a boundary off Stokes punching it past cover-point. Michael Bracewell, who struck a 17-ball 25, said ahead of the final day that New Zealand will be striving for a win.