Day 3: England vs New Zealand Live Streaming 2nd Test Match 2013
New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day Live Streaming
Stuart Broad picked up his fourth wicket by dismissing BJ Watling for 60. NZ were 239/8 post lunch, trailing by 226.
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Brendon McCullum rallied New Zealand with a pugnacious half-century to take them within 96 runs of avoiding the follow-on with five wickets remaining on the third morning of the Wellington Test. England were threatening to run amok when two quick wickets reduced New Zealand to 89 for 5 but McCullum and Watling added 80 in 22 overs up to lunch in a combative session.
Basin Reserve was full for a Test, the first time that had happened in New Zealand for several years. It helps when the capacity is only around 11,000 and there are several thousand England supporters in town to help persuade the locals that there is a game on worth watching.
Packed to the brim, the ground had a more intimate atmosphere than ever. The strong second-day breeze had also lessened, adding to the convivial feel as spectators strolled around the pathway . But New Zealand supporters only had to glance at the scoreboard for this sense of well-being to depart.
New Zealand, 66 for 3 overnight, needed another 200 to avoid the follow-on. They had produced much to admire on the second day, only to find themselves well behind the game by the close. They were even further behind the game when Kane Williamson and Dean Brownlie fell in the first half hour.