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NZ 45-2 at tea after being forced to follow on, trails England by 196 runs

NZ 45-2 at tea after being forced to follow on, trails England by 196 runs

New Zealand was 45-2 at tea in its second innings and trailed England by 196 runs after being forced to follow on in the third test on Saturday.
England was on course for a 2-0 series victory after New Zealand earlier crumbled to 123 all out in its first innings _ 42 runs short of the follow on target after starting the third day at 96-6.
The start of play was delayed by 1 1/2 hours because of rain.
At tea, Brendon McCullum was not out 16 and Ross Taylor was unbeaten on eight.
James Anderson finished New Zealand's first innings with a test-best haul of 7-43 after taking the final wicket of Gareth Hopkins. He finished Friday with 6-42.
After the follow-on, Jamie How was dropped on 12 by Paul Collingwood at second slip, who failed to cling to the ball as he jumped to catch it.
How's fellow opener Aaron Redmond was caught behind for two runs in Broad's third wicket of the day, leaving New Zealand on 21-1.
Broad also thought he had McCullum caught behind while he was on 12, but umpire Darrell Hair disagreed. Sidebottom then ousted How for 19 when he clipped the ball to Alastair Cook at third slip and New Zealand was 33-2.
In New Zealand's first innings, Daniel Vettori only added four runs to his overnight score before he became Sidebottom's first wicket of the match, when he was caught at first slip by Andrew Strauss.
Anderson had his first chance to claim his seventh wicket in his second over of the day, but Collingwood was just short of catching a shot from Hopkins at second slip.
Mills was caught at backward point by Kevin Pietersen for 1 on Broad's third delivery. On his fifth, Broad bowled the offstump of Iain O'Brien for a duck.
England was all out for 364, its first innings spearheaded by Pietersen's 115 on the opening day and Stuart Broad's test-best 64 on Friday.
England, which has lost its last two test matches at Trent Bridge _ to Sri Lanka and India _ won at Old Trafford on May 26. The first test at Lord's was a rain-affected draw.


Updated : 2021-07-25 15:50 GMT+08:00