A magnificent stand of 121 between Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling wrested control of the second Test from England at Headingley on Sunday.
England lost seven wickets for 52 runs before Stuart Broad made a stand on Sunday morning and helped draw the scores level after the first innings of the second Test at Headingley.
New Zealand fought back with the second new ball to hold England to 253-5, still 97 behind on the first innings of the second Test, at Headingley, Leeds, on Saturday.
New Zealand hammered 53 off 7.1 overs in the first half-hour’s play before Stuart Broad took two wickets to end their innings on 350 in the second Test against England at Headingley on Saturday.
Debutant Luke Ronchi led a flamboyant counter-attack to help New Zealand post 297-8 against England at the end of a rain affected-day in the second Test at Headlingley, Leeds, on Friday.
England completed a remarkable turnaround to win the first Test against New Zealand by 124 runs at Lord’s on Monday
New Zealand are in command after the third day of the first Test against England, leading the hosts by 60 runs on Saturday.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes led a magnificent fightback to regain the initiative against New Zealand on day one of the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday.
England captain Alastair Cook denied he threatened to resign if Kevin Pietersen was brought back into the England fold.
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s reasons for barring Kevin Pietersen’s return to the national team were undermined when Ian Bell said he had not witnessed any breakdown in trust between the exiled batsman and his England teammates.
Scant consolation, perhaps, but James Anderson took seven wickets for 77 runs in the dismal third-Test loss against the West Indies to overtake arch-rival Dale Steyn on the list of all-time wicket-takers.
The Twitter fraternity lets the England team know the mood out there over that performance
Kevin Pietersen has repeated his desire to get back into the England set-up… especially as the younger players ‘need me’.