England started the first day on a defensive mode against the calculated bowling of the five New Zealand bowlers who restricted the hosts to a limited score.
The English pacer, Stuart Broad, delivered a lethal bowling spell against New Zealand and crippled their batting that resulted in a follow on in the 2nd Test.
The visiting Englishmen removed three top order batsmen of New Zealand after piling up a sufficient first innings total on board and they are on top in the match.
Nick Compton thrashed his consecutive Test ton followed by a century from Jonathan Trott and put England into a commanding position vs. New Zealand in the 2nd Test.
A solid batting performance by the Englishmen in the second innings well led by Nick Compton and their skipper, Alastair Cook, drew the first Test vs. Kiwis.
The English skipper, Alastair Cook, along with Nick Compton smashed centuries and brought their team back in the game against New Zealand in the 1st Test.
Hamish Rutherford tore apart the powerful bowling line up of England and thrashed a ton on debut as New Zealand took a sizeable lead against the visitors.
A deadly bowling from Neil Wagner and Bruce Martin followed by a solid opening partnership by Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford put Kiwis on top vs. England.