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


Cricketnext Staff, Cricketnext
Mar 14, 2013 at 10:46am IST

Live updates from day one of the second Test between New Zealand and England played at Basin Reserve, Wellington.

England 1st innings

End of 90 overs: 267 for 2 (Stumps) England saw through the final over of the day from Trent Boult without any damage done with Trott (121) and Pietersen (18) unbeaten. Surely the day belonged to England with two superb centuries from Compton and Trott.

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

At stumps on day one, England reached 267 for 2 with Jonathan Trott (121) and Kevin Pietersen (18) still unbeaten at the crease.

End of 74 overs: 236 for 2 Bruce Martin pitches it up and Compton plays the drive away from his drive and gets an edge to the first slip where Ross Taylor completes an easy catch. It looked like a tired looking shot from Compton but nevertheless a well made 100.

End of 72 overs: 229 for 1 Now Compton joins Trott by notching up his second century of the series in style. Compton dispatched Wagner for two fours and the second one off a glorious cover drive to bring up his ton.

End of 70 overs: 218 for 1 Neil Wagner digs in short and Trott rocks back on the backfoot and pulls it to the short leg boundary for a four to reach hsi ninth century. While Compton at the other end is in his 90s.

End of 58 overs: 162 for 1 Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton continued to frustrate the New Zealand bowlers with their stubborn resistance and with a placid pitch to bat on, the duo maintained a solid run-rate as well going into tea. Brendon McCullum opted to give short spells to his pacers but none of the quicks were able to disturb the rhythm of either of the players. Experimentation with short stuff cost the hosts a lot of runs as both Trott and Compton easily shuffled across to milk runs towards the fine leg and the long leg region. Compton is not out on 71 and Trott on 68 with their partnership going upto 136. In the second session, 80 runs were scored off 30 overs without the loss of any wicket.

End of 48 overs: 136 for 1 Jonathan Trott got to his 15th Test fifty in 106 balls as England went about scoring runs at a very slow pace. Brendon McCullum brought back his pacers for a second spell but they were not able to provide any breakthrough though they did kept a check on the run-rate. Compton-Trott partnership has moved to 110 runs in 228 balls.

End of 41 overs: 127 for 1 After a flurry of runs right after lunch, New Zealand pulled things back a bit bogging down Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton as England could only score eight runs in the last in 6 overs. Before that, Compton had got two boundaries of one Trent Boult over. Trott then broke free hitting a boundary behind square off spinner Bruce Martin to bring up the 100-run partnership for the second wicket off 181 deliveries. Trott reached 44 whereas Compton made 63 off 123 balls.

End of 33 overs: 104 for 1 After lunch, Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott got boundaries at will as the pitch eased out visibly. Compton reached his second Test fifty courtesy a cover drive for a couple of runs in the 33rd over after facing 102 balls. The run-rate too improved significantly as the New Zealand fast bowlers were guilty of bowling short and wide. England went past the 100-run mark in the 32 over with Compton batting on 51 and Trott looking solid on 35. The partnership for the second wicket has now swelled to 78 in 23 overs.

End of 28 overs: 78 for 1 Lunch taken England went into lunch at 78 for 1 and after being put into bat, the visitors will be happy with their progress as the Kiwis' captain would be disappointed that his team was not able to get a few more wickets. Compton-Trott have looked unperturbed so far in the middle and have compiled a 49-run stand.

End of 21 overs: 61 for 1 England brought up their fifty courtesy three runs in the 19th over as Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott looked at ease in the morning session at Wellington. The pacers were not able to get any movement at all as Brendon McCullum's decision to bowl first reaped little rewards. The duo has so far compiled 36 runs in quick time with Compton batting on 27 and trot on 16.

End of 13 overs: 37 for 1 New Zealand got their first wicket of the day in the form of England captain Alastair Cook. Cook went through his shot early chipping the fullish ball straight to mid-on, Peter Fulton. Neil Wagner was the wicketkeeper as Cook scored 17 off 43 before getting out. Nivck Compton got two boundaries in the same over - first a pull off a short ball and then a confident cover drive. Jonathan Trott has joined Compton (17) in the middle.

End of 7 overs: 11 for 0 Alastair Cook and Nick Compton started off cautiously on a placid pitch on which Brendon McCullum took a surprising decision to bowl first. Tim Southee and Trent Boult opened the bowling for the hosts as the duo maintained a good line and length first up. Cook is has scored 10 runs off 23 balls whereas Compton has got a single off 19 balls.

Toss: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bowl first against England at Wellington.

New Zealand : 1 Peter Fulton, 2 Hamish Rutherford, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Dean Brownlie, 6 Brendon McCullum (capt), 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Tim Southee, 9 Bruce Martin, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult.

England : 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Nick Compton, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Joe Root, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 James Anderson, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Monty Panesar.

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