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As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Mar 18, 2013 at 07:03am IST

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

It is all over in Wellington. The umpires have finally called off the match and the Test ends in a draw. Not a single ball was possible on Day 5. It was a total disappointment for spectators and cricketers. Next Test starts on Friday and we will join you again.

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It is drizzling again as the umpires are in the middle, inspecting the ground conditions. It is very frustrating for both the players and the spectators.

As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5

Not a single ball has been bowled on Day 5 as the rain never stopped completely and umpires had no other option but to call it off.

The rain has stopped but the covers are still on. Groundsmen are working very hard but it is quite evident that it will take some more time. The play might start but the fate of the Test is probably a draw unless a miracle happens.

It is still drizzling in Wellington. Covers are still on and umpires are yet to take a call.

The fifth day's action will not start on time as far as the last inspection by the umpires. The umpires will take more time to take a call on the match.

Day 4 summary: After following on, New Zealand have come up with better batting display and showed enough resistance against England's fast bowlers.

After Fulton and Rutherford departed, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have built a partnership of 81 runs so far. Though, only 35 overs were possible on day four as rain interrupted the match.

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