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2nd Test, Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2012-13

Apr 11, 2014: Wisden's review of the second Test, New Zealand vs England, 2012-13

Mike Walters

Lack of pace penetration a worry for New Zealand

Mar 19, 2013: The honours are even going to Auckland, but it's not all hunky dory for the hosts

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Cook believes attack 'back to their best'

Mar 18, 2013: Alastair Cook believes his side's bowling attack put in a great effort to keep the pressure on New Zealand throughout the match

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

We are not playing for draws - McCullum

Mar 18, 2013: Brendon McCullum has strongly resisted claims that New Zealand have gone into the series against England with a mindset of trying to avoid defeat rather than aiming for victory

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Wellington washout keeps series square

Mar 18, 2013: Auckland will decide the Test series after the final day at the Basin Reserve was abandoned without a ball bowled

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

England bowlers feel the strain

Mar 17, 2013: The slow surfaces in the Test series have made for some attritional cricket and, coupled with weather that has deteriorated faster than the pitches, it has meant some long stretches for the English bowlers

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Williamson shows hint of his class

Mar 17, 2013: Kane Williamson is among a rare breed in New Zealand, a batsman who has the ability to last a whole day in Test cricket

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Anderson's grimace, Pietersen's fumble

Mar 17, 2013: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Williamson and Taylor lift NZ on rainy day

Mar 17, 2013: England's chances of forcing victory in the second Test were all but eliminated when Cyclone Sandra wiped out the bulk of the last two sessions at Basin Reserve

The Report by David Hopps

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Follow-on is a lifeline - Watling

Mar 16, 2013: Though New Zealand need another 134 to make England bat again, BJ Watling was bullishly talking about providing a tricky final-day target for Bruce Martin, the left-arm spinner, to bowl at

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Broad's heeling process

Mar 16, 2013: Stuart Broad's impressive spell in Wellington capped off a comeback from his heel injury and indifferent form

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Delightful catches, and a disappointing miss

Mar 16, 2013: Plays of the day from the third day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

New Zealand follow on after Broad's six

Mar 16, 2013: Stuart Broad, looking sharp and contented again, ripped out New Zealand's tail to finish with six wickets and secure a first-innings lead of 211 for England

The Report by David Hopps

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Martin makes his wait worth it

Mar 15, 2013: Bruce Martin, with nine wickets in a Test-and-a-half, is comfortably the most successful stand-in spinner they have had since the tour of West Indies last year

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

NZ v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Selfless Prior lays claim to top spot

Mar 15, 2013: Matt Prior's strength is his ability to play in any situation, and according to the needs of his team. His commitment to England's cause cannot be doubted

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Prior turns it on at the Basin

Mar 15, 2013: Plays of the Day for the second day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

England ahead after making 465

Mar 15, 2013: An intriguing second day at Basin Reserve finally settled in England's favour as they took three top-order New Zealand wickets to take control of the second Test

The Report by David Hopps

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Didn't start well in favourable conditions - Southee

Mar 14, 2013: Tim Southee believes New Zealand will face another long day in the field after their poor show with the new-ball on the first day

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Trott, Compton in glorious display of grit

Mar 14, 2013: Alastair Cook fell early, but the job he so often does for England was performed ably by Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Duck tales for the kiwis

Mar 14, 2013: Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington
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