England are under pressure to host New Zealand.
New Zealand and England fought equally well on the first day of the match. As the Kiwi bowlers could not take more than 4 wickets, the English batsmen could not make more than 241 runs. As a result, the first day of the test was in parity.
On the second day, however, the tourists were clearly ahead. After being all out for 353 in their innings, England took 4 wickets for 144 at the end of the day. The hosts are still behind at 209.
England could not add more than 122 for the remaining 6 wickets today (Friday), playing 241 for 4 in the previous day. Ben Stokes was dismissed for 91 as he scored a century. Jose Butler also scored 83 runs.
New Zealand's Trent Boult 1, Colin de Grandhomme 3, Neil Wagner 3 and Tim Southee took 4 wickets.
New Zealand scored 144 runs after losing 4 wickets before the day ended. Fifty-four captain Ken Williamson (51) has returned. In addition, Ross Taylor scored 25 and opener Jeet Rawal scored 19 runs.
On the fourth day, two unbeaten batsmen, Henry Nichols (26) and BJ Watling (6), will play in the morning.
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