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New Zealand struggle on day two of test

A big effort is needed from New Zealand if they are to remain in contention in the second test against England at the Basin Reserve.

 
 

Trent Boult

A BIG effort is needed from New Zealand if they are to remain in contention in the second test against England at the Basin Reserve.

The Black Caps went to stumps on day two at 66-3, in reply to England’s total of 465 in their first innings.

Kane Williamson and Dean Brownlie remain at the crease, with their first goal to reach the follow on mark of 266 to force the visitors to bat again.

Stuart Broad did the damage for England late in the day, removing first test century maker Hamish Rutherford for 23, and Ross Taylor first ball.

Jimmy Anderson had opener Peter Fulton out for one.

The Kiwi bowling attack toiled hard, taking 147 overs to dismiss the English.

After resuming on 267-2, England were on target for 500 until a triple strike from spinner Bruce Martin removed Ian Bell, Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen either side of lunch.

He took 4-130 of 48 overs.

New Zealand were frustrated by a 83-run eighth-wicket partnership between Matt Prior and Steven Finn, having pegged England back to 374-7.

IMAGE: ecb.co.uk

 
 

 
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