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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tough Wimbledon Start for GrafCOMBINED REPORTS

LONDON -- England clung on desperately to salvage a draw after New Zealand paceman Dion Nash took his second five-wicket haul of the match to send England perilously close to defeat in the Second Test at Lord's. Dismissed before the start of the tour as the weakest test team in the world and crushed by an innings in the First Test of the series, New Zealand replied with a vengeance, having England clinging on desperately in Monday's closing stages. England ended on 254 for 8. Set what would have been a world-record winning target of 407, England was rocked early on when Nash dismissed captain Mike Atherton and Graham Gooch in the third over of the day. Opener Alec Stewart kept alive England's slim hopes with a chanceless 119 until he cut Nash uppishly to Martin Crowe at gully shortly before tea. With him went any chance England had of setting a winning score. Instead it was Nash who grabbed a record, becoming the first player to score a half-century and take 10 wickets in a test match at Lord's. Following his 56, his maiden test half-century, in New Zealand's first innings, Nash ended with match bowling figures of 11 for 169. England leads the three-test series 1-0. n In the English county championships, Warwickshire swept to its third victory with a 76-run win over Kent at Edgbaston on Monday -- and they did it without Brian Lara even on the field. The record-breaking West Indian was absent with a stomach upset, but Warwickshire bowled out Kent for 270 in its second innings. Off spinner Neil Smith took over the match-winning role with a career -est 7 for 133. But Lara is set to return Tuesday to face minor county Bedfordshire in the first round of the NatWest Trophy. His West Indian teammate Curtley Ambrose was in evidence, however, as Northamptonshire cruised to a 160-run victory over Yorkshire at Luton. Ambrose took three wickets in 27 balls as Yorkshire was all out for 324 chasing a massive 485 victory target.