Day 5

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

We are not playing for draws - McCullum

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

Day 4

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Williamson shows hint of his class

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

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

England bowlers feel the strain

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

Day 3

464dThe Report by David Hopps

New Zealand follow on after Broad's six

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

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Broad's heeling process

Stuart Broad's impressive spell in Wellington capped off a comeback from his heel injury and indifferent form

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Follow-on is a lifeline - Watling

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

Day 2

464dThe Report by David Hopps

England ahead after making 465

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

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Selfless Prior lays claim to top spot

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

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Martin makes his wait worth it

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

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Prior turns it on at the Basin

Plays of the Day for the second day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington

Day 1

464dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Duck tales for the kiwis

Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington


464dAndrew McGlashan in Auckland

Anderson digs deep for final effort

England seamer James Anderson, who is five wickets away from reaching the landmark of 300 Test wickets, intends to dig up some 'extra in the tank' for the final Test against New Zealand in Auckland

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st25PG FultonHD Rutherford
2nd56PG FultonKS Williamson
3rd81LRPL TaylorKS Williamson