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


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Live updates from day two of the first Test between New Zealand and England played at University Oval, Dunedin.

New Zealand, 1st innings:

End of over 42: 131 for 0 And that is the end of the second day's play which was completely dominated by New Zealand. After debutant Bruce Martin and Neil Wagner bowled out England for just 167 runs, New Zealand openers didn't let the English bowlers bounce back in the match with an opening stand of 131 runs. Hamish Rutherford was not out at 77 runs and was well supported by Peter Fulton, who was on 46 at the end of day's play.

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

New Zealand openers reached 131 for 0 at stumps after Bruce Martin and Neil Wagner helped the hosts bowl out England for just 167.

End of over 35: 110 for 0 The opening stand between Rutherford and Fulton reached 110 runs as England bowlers were not able to get a breakthrough. Hamish Rutherford reached his half-century and has scored ten boundaries and a huge six so far. New Zealand now trail just by 57 runs.

End of over 20: 75 for 0 Both the openers continued to score the runs with good pace as New Zealand now trail just by 92 runs. Rutherford hit a huge six over long-on off Monty Panesar in the 21st over.

End of over 11: 41 for 0 In reply to England's 167, New Zealand openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton made a steady start and didn't take much chances in the the first 10 overs. Rutherford was quite quick at scoring the runs and his strike rate was in the 80's.

England, 1st innings:

End of over 55: 167 all out (Tea) That's it from England as they fold for paltry 167. James Anderson (23) becomes the last wicket to fall as debutant Martin and Wagner finished with four wickets each. For England Trott was the top-scorer with 45 runs.

End of over 54: 166 for 9 Wagner finally manages to break the brief resistance of 47 runs by picking up Finn for 20. Finn pulls a short of length ball but unfortunately finds Rutherford at square leg boundary. This was Wagner's fourth scalp.

End of over 50: 143 for 8 New Zealand at this stage would not want the England tail to wag, but James Anderson and Steven Finn are showing some application at the middle which their top-order failed to do.

End of over 43: 119 for 8 Martin picks up another wicket and this time his third. Stuart Broad pulls a half tracker from Martin straight to deep square leg. England are throwing it away.

End of over 41: 114 for 7 Martin is having a great start to his Test career. This time it's Trott (45) trying to go for the sweep and getting a top edge to short fine leg. This time also a poor selection of shot from Trott which resulted in his dismissal.

End of over 39: 108 for 6 The debutant left-arm spinner, Bruce Martin gets his first Test wicket by getting rid of Matt Prior. The ball was short of length and Prior rocked back for the cut shot, but played straight into the hands of the point fielder. Again poor shot selection from the England batters.

End of over 38: 107 for 5 Matt Prior is not bogged down by the situation and is playing his natural game. Trent Boult gets punished for bowling a poor line as Prior slams three back-to-back boundaries to bring up England's 100.

End of over 32: 81 for 5 (Lunch) The morning session completely belonged to New Zealand, especially Neil Wagner with three wickets. Trott (40) and Prior (1) were unbeaten at the crease at the end of the session.

End of over 28: 71 for 5 The bowling changes has gone Brendon McCullum's way this morning. Trent Boult bangs it short and Joe Root poked it to third slip where Brownlie took an easy catch. What a morning session it has been for New Zealand after a lost day one due to rain.

End of over 25: 68 for 4 Neil Wagner picked up his third wicket by removing Ian Bell for 24. Wagner changed angle by coming round the wicket and Bell played a uppish drive to a pitched up delivery to short cover in place where Rutherford completed a juggling catch.

End of over 20: 43 for 3 Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell built on a decent partnership after the quick wickets. As expected there has been no exaggerated swing off the pitch. Trott and Bell now seem to have settled down to the pace and bounce of the track.

End of over 11: 19 for 3 Neil Wagner comes first change and immediately gets into action by picking up Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen off successive balls. Cook flashed hard at a wide short delivery but played straight to the point fielder. The next ball, Wagner got the ball shape in and that was enough to trap Pietersen in front of the stumps.

End of over 3: 5 for 1 New Zealand make the most out of the conditions as Tim Southee gets the wicket of opener Nick Compton (0) early. Compton was late to a full pitched delivery and gets played on.

Day 1: The day one of the first Test was washed out due to rain without a single ball being bowled. New Zealand had won the toss and opted to bowl considering the conditions at Dunedin.

However, the big news was of Graeme Swann missing out the whole tour due to an elbow injury which gave Monty Panesar a chance to start in the Test series.

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