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Mar 23, 2013 at 11:19am IST

As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 3rd Test, day 2

Live updates from the day two of the third Test between New Zealand and England played at at Eden Park, Auckland.

England innings:

End of over 25: 50 for 2 (stumps) New Zealand finish the day on a high with England still trailing by 393 runs. Just two runs came in last nine overs and that indicates how nervous the tourists batsmen were towards the close of play. Nick Comtpon (12) and Ian Bell (6) will resume the proceedings for the Three Lions on Sunday.

As it happened: New Zealand vs England, 3rd Test, day 2

Peter Fulton's marathon innings off 136 off 346 balls came to an end courtesy a brilliant one-handed catch by wicketkeeper Matt Prior down the leg side. (Getty Images)

End of over 16: 48 for 2 Trent Boult continues to have a good time. This time he sends back Jonathan Trott for 27. Trott was looking good before getting trapped lbw. Ian Bell has joined Nick Compton at the crease.

End of over 3: 16 for 1 Trent Boult provides the breakthrough for the hosts. England captain and run-machine Alastair Cook edges one straight through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling for 4. Jonathan Trott has joined the in-form Nick Compton at the crease.

New Zealand 1st innings

443 all out in 152.3 overs Steven picks up all three remaining wickets to finish with figures of 6 for 125. Trent Boult (0), BJ Watling (21), BP Martin (10) fail to deal with the lanky fast bowler. England will resume their innings in a short while.

End of 149 overs: 431 for 7 Tim Southee's little cameo off 44 runs in 33 balls came to an end as Steven Finn took his third wicket of the innings. It was short ball and Southee tried to steer the ball over slips managing to guide it towards wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Bruce Martin has joined BJ Watling in the middle.

End of 146 overs: 414 for 6 Tea taken Tim Southee provided New Zealand with a much-needed impetus cracking 35 off just 24 balls with two boundaries of one one Steven Finn over and two sixes of Stuart Broad over to put the hosts in a good position at tea. BJ Watling has scored 13 off 44 balls and duo has so far compiled 41-run stand.

End of 138 overs: 376 for 6 In a bid to up the ante, New Zealand lost their sixth wicket in the form of Dean Brownlie for 36 as the batsman slashed a widish delivery straight to backward point. James Anderson was the wicket-taker and he has now got 297 Test wickets for England. Tim Southee has joined BJ Watling in the middle.

End of 133 overs: 365 for 5 Jonathan Trott became the unlikely wicket-taker as he dismissed the dangerous Brendon McCullum for 38. McCullum was looking to get a few quick runs getting a boundary every over but the military pace of Trott induced an edge off the New Zealand skipper which was well taken by Matt Prior behind the stumps. BJ Watling has joined Dean Brownlie (35) in the middle.

End of 127 overs: 336 for 4 A few tidy overs from Monty Panesar and James Anderson bogges down Brendon McCullum in the middle with the innings run-rate dropping down marginally. McCullum is batting on 22 off 41 balls and Dean Brownlie is also on 22 off 66 balls.

End of 122 overs: 323 for 4 After lunch, Brendon McCullum and Dean Brownlie consolidated for New Zealand with the captain being the aggressive of the two.

End of 118 overs: 312 for 4 Lunch taken Brendon McCullum (14) and Dean Brownlie (6*) remained unbeaten in the middle at the end of first session with England taking the top honours with three wicket.

End of 114 overs: 297 for 4 Peter Fulton's marathon innings off 136 off 346 balls came to an end courtesy a brilliant one-handed catch by wicketkeeper Matt Prior down the leg side. Fulton flicked a thin edge to give Steven Finn his second wicket of the match. In the same over, captain Brendon McCullum was given caught behind but the review extended the captain's stay in the middle.

End of 106 overs: 289 for 3 Ross Taylor went on a rampage after a sluggish start hitting Monty Panesar for a six over deep midwicket followed by boundary in the same region. But it was Monty who had the last laugh dismissing the former captain in the same over popping a simple return catch to the tweaker. Taylor departed after scoring 19 as Peter Fulton remained unbeaten on 133.

End of 101 overs: 273 for 2 After the early wicket of Kane Williamson, Peter Fulton and Ross Taylor played the England pacers cautiously.

End of 95 overs: 261 for 2 James Anderson got rid off Kane Williamson on 91 five overs into Day 2 to give England a good start to the day. Williamson had looked solid in the middle early on timing the ball well but was beaten by fullish delivery which was angled in with Williamson nicking it to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Williamson scored 99 off 199 balls. Ross Taylor has joined Peter Fulton (124*) in the middle.

Day 1 summary: Opening batsman Peter Fulton scored a maiden Test century at the age of 34 - seven years after his debut - to guide New Zealand to 250 for 1 at stumps on Friday on the first day of the third cricket Test against England.

Fulton carried his bat throughout the day after England won the toss and bowled, reaching 124 not out by stumps in a 171-run, second-wicket partnership with Kane Williamson (83 not out).

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