24 Mar 2013

Black Caps in strong position

7:20 pm on 24 March 2013

Despite the loss of three early wickets in their second innings the Black Caps are still in a commanding position at the end of day three of the deciding cricket test, with a lead of 274 runs.

New Zealand are 35 for three, after one stage being reduced to 8 for 3 by the England bowlers.

Peter Fulton is on 14 and Dean Brownlie 13.

New Zealand had dismissed England for 204 after tea on the back of Trent Boult's first five-wicket haul but chose not to enforce the follow on after they held a lead of 239 runs after making 443 in their first innings.