McCullum scored 69 off 94 deliveries and compiled a handy 100-run stand with BJ Watling. (Getty Images)
Live updates from day three of 2nd Test between New Zealand and England played at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
New Zealand, 2nd innings
End of 33 overs: 77 for 1 Peter Fulton and Kane Williamson really grafted at the crease and ensured their team of no further damage till stumps. New Zealand are still in the match provided their batsmen fire as they trail by 134 runs.
End of 22 overs: 64 for 1 The pitch is still playing good but the batsmen need to apply themselves at the crease. So far, Fulton and Williamson have done well to negotiate the English bowlers, especially Panesar.
End of 10 overs: 25 for 1 Monty Panesar bowls on Rutherford's pads and the batsman moves back and plays to leg slip where Ian Bell takes a stunning catch. From here on New Zealand need a steady partnership going.
New Zealand, 1st innings
End of 89.2 overs: 254 all out Stuart Broad picked up his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests dismissing Neil Wagner. Wagner chased a wide delivery edging the ball to wicketkeeper Matt Prior for zero. Broad went on to finish the New Zealand innings claiming his 6th wicket in the form of Trent Boult, who got a thin edge while wildly swinging the bat as Matt prior took his third catch behind the stumps. New Zealand's first innings finished at 254, 211 runs short of England first innings total and 11 runs short of avoiding the follow-on. Bruce Martin remained not out on 21 and it will be interesting to see whether Alastair Cook enforces the follow-on. England have not enforced a follow-on in an away Test since 1992.
And news has come in that England have decided to enforce follow-on.
End of 87 overs: 252 for 8 Stuart Broad ended BJ Watling's defiant innings at 60 in the 84th over as the wicketkeeper batsman edged a short of length delivery which moved away just a hint to Matt Prior, giving Broad his fourth wicket of the innings. Watling lasted 139 balls hitting nine boundaries. Bruce Martin got into the act hitting a couple of boundaries - one courtesy a straight drive and another, a cut in front of point - as Neil Wagner joining him in the middle. New Zealand need another 13 runs to avoid follow-on.
End of 82 overs: 216 for 7 BJ Watling and Bruce Martin got together to score 38 runs for the eight wicket with Watling reaching his fourth Test fifty in 125 balls. Martin proved to be an able ally as he held one end stubbornly and got a few runs of his own as well. New ball was taken by England in the 80th over. Watling is currently batting on 56 and Martin is on nine. New Zealand still trail England by 230 runs in the first innings.
End of 76 overs: 216 for 7 After Brendon McCullum's wicket, Steven Finn got rid of Tim Southee courtesy a bouncer which the New Zealander played towards fine leg straight down the throat of Stuart Broad. BJ Watling (43), though, got going and in a bid to get few quick runs earned himself a couple of boundaries. Bruce Martin is in the middle with Watling.
End of 70 overs: 189 for 6 Off the three England seamers, Steven Finn was the one who looked least likely to get a wicket, yet he managed one, that too the prized scalp of Brendon McCullum. The New Zealand captain edged an outside off delivery straight to Jonathan Trott at first slip. McCullum scored 69 off 94 deliveries and compiled a handy 100-run stand with BJ Watling. Tim Southee has joined Watling in the middle. New Zealand still trail England by 276 runs in the first innings.
End of 67 overs: 183 for 5 Both Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling looked comfortable right after lunch. Monty Panesar was employed into the attack but he failed to disturb the batmsen much with his straighter line. McCullum is batting on 63 and BJ Watling on 22. The partnership has swelled to 94 runs with the hosts still trailing England by 282 runs.
End of 61 overs: 169 for 5 Lunch taken. Going into lunch, Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling compiled a 80-run stand for the sixth wicket to pull New Zealand out of trouble. The England pacers started day three well but McCullum's gritty knock of 52 has kept them at bay. New Zealand still trail England by 296 runs in the first innings.
End of 60 overs: 169 for 5 Brendon McCullum got some rhythm going hitting back-to-back boundaries of one Steven Finn over. The Kiwis' captain then brought up his half century reverse sweeping Joe Root for a boundary behind point. McCullum has scored 52 whereas BJ Watling is batting on 19.
End of 54 overs: 139 for 5 Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling withered the early storm compiling a patient 50-run stand putting up a stern resistance. McCullum was the aggressive of the two, reaching 30 off 50 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Watling, at the other end, put up a dogged approach scoring 15 off 45 balls.
End of 46 overs: 118 for 5 Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling survived an excellent first hour of pace bowling by England seamers who exploited the swinging conditions well to disturb the last recognised batting pair for the hosts. McCullum is batting on 21 off 21 balls and Watling is on 8 off 26 balls. New Zealand still trail England by 347 runs in the first innings.
End of 39 overs: 89 for 5 Stuart Broad got the early wicket of Kane Williamson and in the next over James Anderson got rid of Dean Brownlie. Both Williamson and Brownlie had started off solidly getting a few boundaries but were not able to stay in the middle for long. In the 6th over of the day, Williamson (42) hit the ball straight to Broad and Anderson bowled an inswinger trapping Brownlie in front off the stumps for 18 runs.
After spinner Bruce Martin got ample assistance from the pitch on day two, Monty Panesar would definitely play a key role on day three as New Zealand will try to rebuild and overhaul the visitors' first innings total of 465.
Day 2 summary: Matt Prior produced an exceptional counter-attacking innings after which Stuart Broad captured two wickets in successive balls as England took control of the second Test against New Zealand by the close of play of the second day on Friday. England, bowled out for 465 just minutes before the tea interval, reduced New Zealand to 66 for 3 at stumps and put themselves firmly in charge of the match with three days still to play.
Kane Williamson was 32 not out, while Dean Brownlie was on eight after England's pace bowlers had given the New Zealand lineup a torrid working over in the final session. Broad seized on the earlier work by James Anderson and Steven Finn to lure Hamish Rutherford (23) into chasing a full wide delivery that only succeeded in catching an outside edge and the ball flew to Alastair Cook at first slip.