Centuries by Alastair Cook and Nick Compton and solid half-centuries by Steven Finn and Jonathan Trott helped England draw the first Test.
England, 2nd innings:
Match drawn: Finally Brendon McCullum decides to call time on the day. England were 421 for 6 when stumps were drawn. England will be happy with their second innings performance after disastrous first innings.
End of over 168: 419 for 6 New Zealand take the review. It is for a catch against Prior. The original decision is Not Out and it will stay that way. Replays show that there is no mark on hot-spot and the bat. Maximum of 17 overs are remaining.
End of over 166: 418 for 6 There are maximum of 19 overs remaining in the day and its only just matter of time when New Zealand skipper decides to call the day.
End of over 161: 412 for 6 New Zealand have stepped up with the new ball in the last couple of overs but Prior and Bell are looking comfortable in the middle. England's dressing room look relax as draw looks the most likely result now.
End of over 161: 410 for 6 New Zealand take the new ball and Tim Southee is back into the attack. They need quick wickets to make a match out of it. Less than 25 overs remaining in day's play now. Meanwhile, Bell is on 25 and Prior is on 15.
End of over 158: 400 for 6 Matt Prior pulls Wagner for a welcome boundary and in process brings up England's 400. This match is surely heading for a draw now. Prior and Bell are in the middle for England.
End of over 154: 390 for 6 Out! Ian Bell pushes into the covers and calls a single. Joe Root is bit slow and is beaten by a direct hit from Tim Southee. He is out for 0. Game surely back on now.
End of over 153: 386 for 5 Out! Finally Finn's innings come to an end. He sweeps across the line at Martin and is trapped in front of the wickets. Coming as a nightwatchman yesterday, he scored a brilliant 56 from England's point of view.
End of over 152: 386 for 4 Positive start by England and Bell after tea. Bell hits Kane Williamson for four towards the long on boundary.
End of over 151: 382 for 4 (Tea) Steven Finn continues to frustrate New Zealand with his obdurate batting at the middle. He has consumed 199 balls for his 56, while Ian Bell is giving him company at the other end. England lead by 89 runs and with a session to go, the Test is heading towards a draw.
End of over 141: 367 for 4 Wagner is turning out to be Pietersen's (12) nemesis. In the second innings also he falls to the left-arm pacer when he got a thin inside edge to the wicketkeeper off a length ball. From here on couple of quick wickets for New Zealand can turn the match.
End of over 133: 355 for 3 A fifty and a wicket in this over. Wagner pitches it short and Trott tries to work it down the leg but gets an outside edge that carries to the bowler, who jumps to his left and takes an one-handed catch. Before that Finn got a leading edge and the ball runs down to the third man boundary as he reaches to a dogged half-century.
End of over 128: 344 for 2 Trott takes a step down and clips Southee through wide mid-on to bring up his half-century. England now take lead past 50 and have moved to safety of a draw. While at the other end Finn inches closer to his fifty.
End of over 123: 329 for 2 (Lunch) Fifth ball of the over, Kane Williamson flights it up and Trott doesn't misses out as he drives through the covers for four. With that players take lunch and England leading by 36 runs. After the first day being lost due to rain, draw was expected and it is very much heading there.
End of over 111: 300 for 2 Jonathan Trott flicks Bruce Martin to leg for a single that brings up the 300 for England and lead by seven runs. However, at the other end the night watchman Steven Finn has moved slowly to 32 and a great chance to make it big.
End of over 104: 270 for 2 Neil Wagner pitches the ball up and Compton moves across and fails to judge the length and gets tangled up at the crease to be adjudged LBW by umpire Asad Rauf. Nonetheless a great innings of 117 that surely helped England's cause.
End of over 96: 255 for 1 The start has been so far slow as England look for a draw. On the other hand Tim Southee and Trent Boult were spot on by pitching the ball up but were unlucky not to get any edge. In the over from Southee, Compton picks up a two followed by a boundary to bring up 250 for his team.
Day 4: After being under the pump for two days, England bounced back and showed some fight on the penultimate day. Openers Nick Compton and Alastair Cook fought back with brilliant centuries and a record partnership. Moreover, it would be a big relief for Compton after notching up his maiden century.
New Zealand declared on 460 for 9 with a motive of getting some time to bowl at England. But Compton and Cook put up a record partnership, as England ended the day at 234 for 1 with Compton (102) and Steven Finn (0) unbeaten at the crease.
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