Stumps Day 2 - New Zealand all out for 470. Taylor made 120 and Vettori made 88.
England in reply are 2/87. England lost their first wicket with the score at 84 and put Hoggard in as a nightwatchmen, but he went out 2 overs later for 2. Martin for NZ has both wickets.
Very slow going by England with Vaughan being the only one to show any real fight scoring 63. Martin and Vettori have 2 wickets each.
Collingwood and Ambrose are the 2 not out batsmen. With Collingwood still there they could be in with a chance to make a contest, but their slow run rate may be their downfall.
We continue the pattern of getting starts, then getting out, which is frustrating.
They really should be scoring big hundreds on this pitch, Vettori & Patel bowled well, so fair play to them, but the pitch isn't doing anything at all, it was a great chance for one of them.
It's looking like a draw now, hopefully Ambrose & Collingwood stick together for a while on day 4 & post a respectable total.
New Zealand have a lead of 269 going in the final day with 2 wickets in hand. England have been very slow to score but if they got rid of the final 2 wickets early and had to chase 270 odd in 80 or so overs they may be in with a chance. They scored very slowly in their first innings so I doubt it.
Well bugger me. England scored 342 and then bowled New Zealand out for 198 in 57 overs.
Anderson was the pick of the bowlers getting 5/73 from 20 overs.
England now have to bat out a further 8 overs before the close of play.
England were all out for 253 in their first innings. Even worse, New Zealand were again bolwed out for a score under 200 when they were skittled for 168. Looks like they need some batting practice. Sidebottom finished with bowling figures of 7/47. Amazing effort.
England are currently 5/376 in their second innings, an overall lead of 461. Looks like England are going to wrap this one up as well.
I thought after the first Test England were going to be shamed but they have regrouped and put together 2 very good performances.
Stumps, day 3. England are 416/5, an overall lead of 501.