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As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
May 24, 2013 at 09:48pm IST

Stumps: The first day's play of the second Test between England and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain.

TOSS DELAYED: It's raining in Leeds, and even if it stops right now, we are in for an at least 90-minute delay. But the rain doesn't look like relenting at the moment, keeping the ground under covers.

Ground News: The conditions are freezing as we approach the toss time. Heavy wind at the moment, with scattered covers on the ground.

As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1

England captain Alastair Cook during a training session.

Buoyed by Stuart Broad's match-winning burst at Lord's, England will look to seal a series win over New Zealand in the second and final Test starting at Headingley on Friday before turning their attention to Australia in July.

Broad's seven-wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test bowled England to a 170-run victory as New Zealand were skittled for just 68 having matched the hosts for three days on a slow and difficult batting pitch.

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