Tom Latham's 11th Test century was the highlight on day one of the second Test against England at Seddon Park.
The BLACKCAPS fought through a tough first hour on the first morning to go to lunch at 86/2.
Following the interval, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor accelerated through the second session with Taylor bringing up his 32nd Test half century.
The back end of the session belonged to Latham who brought up his 11th Test century in the last over before tea.
He was joined by Henry Nicholls and the pair saw the score through to 173/3 before rain halted play on day one.
AS IT HAPPENED...
TOSS NEWS: England have won it and will have a bowl! Matt Henry in for Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell in for CDG. Zak Crowley to debut for @englandcricket 🏏 #NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/soLTSikPwa— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 28, 2019
DRINKS and a big break through for @englandcricket 🏏 We have lost the skipper Kane Williamson to a superb diving catch from Joe Root off Chris Woakes 🇳🇿 Ross Taylor to the crease, joining Latham 🏏— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 28, 2019
🇳🇿 CARD | https://t.co/6N136NPhv2#NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/0hbm7A0H9z
LUNCH on day one here at Seddon Park and you would say honours even at the break. Two wickets for @englandcricket but Tom Latham (51*) & Ross Taylor (21*) have steadied things 🏏 #NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/eNXN1i7qSp— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 29, 2019