Wellington - A six-wicket haul by England paceman
Stuart Broad left New Zealand fighting for survival
as they were forced to follow on in the second Test at Wellington's Basin
Reserve on Saturday.
At stumps, with two days remaining, New Zealand were 77/1 in their
second innings, requiring a further 134 runs to make England bat again as they
struggle to keep the series all square.
After the early loss of Hamish Rutherford, Peter Fulton (41 not out) and Kane
Williamson (16 not out) negotiated the rest of the final session.
Earlier, Broad destroyed New Zealand's first
innings with six for 51, his seventh five-wicket haul in 54 Tests, as New
Zealand collapsed to 254 all out in reply to England's first innings 465.
The home side started the third day precariously poised at 66-3 and after
overnight batsmen Kane Williamson (42) and Dean Brownlie (18) departed Brendon
McCullum and BJ Watling put on 100 for the sixth wicket.
As the last recognised batsmen, New Zealand needed the pair to remain in the
middle as long as possible but both foundered in the 60s, opening up the
The only other sign of resistance for the Black Caps came from Bruce Martin,
in only his second Test, who finished unbeaten on 21 after producing figures of
4-130 in England's first innings.
McCullum was able to keep Broad out but was undone
by Steven Finn, edging the ball to the slips where Jonathan Trott made no
mistake after earlier dropping Watling.
New Zealand fell apart after McCullum's departure for 69, losing their last
five wickets for just 65 runs, ending up 12 runs short of avoiding the
Broad, who removed Hamish Rutherford and Ross
Taylor in consecutive balls on Friday, took the first wicket of the day when he
had Williamson caught and bowled.
After Finn exposed the tail by dismissing McCullum, Broad removed Watling, who had looked comfortable until he
nicked the ball through to wicketkeeper Matt Prior when on 60.
The Broad-Prior combination then accounted for
Neil Wagner, who faced 13 balls without scoring, and Trent Boult, who
contributed two as the last man.
With the pitch posing few problems for the batsmen, despite scuff marks
appearing, Fulton and Rutherford made a cautious start to New Zealand's second
They reached 25 before the breakthrough came for England midway through the
11th over when the decision to move Ian Bell to leg slip paid immediate
Rutherford's attempt to steer Monty Panesar down the leg side produced a
one-handed diving catch by Bell and the first-Test centurion was gone for
As New Zealand battle to avoid defeat after the first match in the three-Test
series ended in a draw, there is the outside prospect of rain affecting the
outcome with occasional showers forecast for Sunday and Monday.
The third and final Test starts in Auckland on Friday.