Day 2

703dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dunedin

Strauss and Bell find form for England

Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell lifted the spirits on a chilly day in Dunedin, recording a century apiece to put a gloss on England's final preparations ahead of next week's first Test in Hamilton

703dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dunedin

Strauss and Harmison lift England spirits

England wiped off their first-innings deficit of 140, and led by 15 runs with seven wickets standing, with Strauss still at the crease on 55 not out

703dCricinfo staff

Elliott named in New Zealand Test squad

The Wellington allrounder, Grant Elliott, has been named in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first Test against England at Hamilton, which starts on Wednesday


703dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Dunedin

England made to toil in warm-up

England's cricketers were given a rude awakening on the opening day of their final warm-up match against a New Zealand Select XI, when they were bowled out for a mere 131

703dAndrew Miller in Dunedin

Harmison gets his groove back

On a day when Steve Harmison produced his first five-wicket haul of the New Zealand tour, the good vibes were more clearly visible than usual

703dAndrew Miller in Dunedin

England ponder their options

After a tough opening day, England's coach Peter Moores has to ponder whether to include Andrew Strauss and Steve Harmison in the Test XI

England XI 3rd innings Partnerships

1st25MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd2AJ StraussAN Cook
3rd90AJ StraussKP Pietersen
4th125AJ StraussIR Bell
5th0PD CollingwoodIR Bell
6th60IR BellTR Ambrose
7th4MJ HoggardIR Bell
8th19IR BellMS Panesar