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.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, assisted his team with a decisive lead of 193 runs while being involved in three partnerships well assisted by Jonathan Trott.
The jewel of English cricket, their skipper Alastair Cook continued haunting India by smashing another ton and became the highest century maker for his country.
The English selectors have announced the national team for the Test series vs. India, Nick Compton and Joe Root have been included whereas Kevin Pietersen is omitted.