Rain forced players off three balls into the evening session before play was eventually suspended in Hamilton - which summed up England's frustrating tour of New Zealand.
Just over half the overs were lost to rain, and after gambling by putting New Zealand in, Joe Root had only three wickets to show for it. Tom Latham, with a compact unbeaten hundred, and Ross Taylor, with a hot-and-cold fifty, calmly assembled the partnership that won the day.
Latham had been dropped on 66 after Ben Stokes, who was the hero for England throughout the summer, allowed an outside edge to burst through his hands.
The best of the action from day one of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park.
Stokes, who was also responsible for dropping Latham, felt pain in his left knee after bowling two overs and will be assessed overnight to see whether he can bowl again during the innings.Читайте также: " La redevance télé ne disparaîtra pas " — Franck Riester
Jeet Raval (five) and captain Kane Williamson (four) were both snapped up by Root in the slips inside the first hour after Broad and Woakes found some movement off the pitch.
On the slow-motion video replays, there was a small sound picked up by the "Snicko" RTS system but it appeared to come after the ball had passed the bat, meaning Taylor still looked plumb lbw.
But from two for 39, Latham and Taylor put on 116 for the third wicket when Taylor went for 53 to have New Zealand three for 155.
"Hopefully we can keep going and put a good score on the board", he added, mindful that he had failed in the first Test when New Zealand posted 615 for nine declared to beat England by an innings.
Latham has 15 fours in his 101 off 164 deliveries while Taylor faced 100 balls for his half-century which included eight boundaries.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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