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.
The exciting wicketkeeper batsman of New Zealand XI, BJ Watling let down England XI by his excellent batting in the four day tour match prior to the 1st Test.
The New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum, punished the English bowlers at will and led his side to a commanding win in the 2nd T20 as the series was squared.