Kiwis on top as England struggle

England allowed New Zealand to reach a bigger total than they expected after they piled up a major first-innings score in the opening Test today.The tourists had hoped to finish off New Zealand early on the second day at Seddon Park when they resumed on 282 for six with the new ball only 10 overs old.

England allowed New Zealand to reach a bigger total than they expected after they piled up a major first-innings score in the opening Test today.

The tourists had hoped to finish off New Zealand early on the second day at Seddon Park when they resumed on 282 for six with the new ball only 10 overs old.

But instead Ross Taylor hit his maiden Test century and shared a record 148-run seventh-wicket stand with captain Daniel Vettori for New Zealand against England to help their side reach 470 and by the close the tourists had reached 87 for two in reply.


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