Watling scores first test century at Mt Maunganui's Bay Oval
The Blackcaps wicketkeeper compiled his eighth ton in the first test against England.The Kiwi battler achieved his eighth test hundred on Saturday evening, as New Zealand built a lead over England in the opening encounter of their two-test series.
Tom Latham scored a fine century as New Zealand frustrated England 's bowlers on the opening day of the second Test in Hamilton. The opener hit an unbeaten 101 to help the Black Caps recover from 39-2 to reach 173-3 before rain ended play early at Seddon Park.
The New Zealand national cricket team toured England from 8 May to 23 June 2015 for two Test matches, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 International (T20I) against the England cricket team.
Joe Root ended a poor run of form when he scored his 17th test century and led England to 269-5 before rain ended play early on the third day of the second test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.
Root, who had not scored a test century since early February and was averaging just 27.10 this year prior to his current innings, was on 114 at stumps with Ollie Pope on four and England within striking distance of New Zealand's 375.
'We're still learning about Archer'
Head coach Chris Silverwood admits England are still learning how to get the best out of fast bowler Jofra Archer.The expectation on Archer has risen significantly since bursting onto the international scene in England's World Cup win and during the Ashes last summer, but he has been unable to consistently bowl at the speeds that saw him become a breakout star for England.
As he prepared for the second Test against a depleted New Zealand , Joe Root said he was not far away from making a good score .
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Rain had forced the players off the field at about 5.30 p.m. (0430 GMT) and umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Wilson decided to abandon play 15 minutes later.
Root (84) and Ben Stokes (10) had resumed the final session on 218-3 and were aggressive against the second new ball, which had been taken just before tea.
Stokes, however, was caught by first slip Ross Taylor off Tim Southee for 26 just before Root brought up his century.
Buttler: England must learn from NZ
Jos Buttler says England’s batsmen must learn from the staying power of BJ Watling and New Zealand's Mitchell Santner.Watling and Santner batted together for the best part of a day, adding 261 for the sixth wicket as the Black Caps racked up 615-9 declared to give themselves a strong chance of victory at Mount Maunganui.
Joe Root and Rory Burns score centuries for England but the second Test in New Zealand Captain Root put on 177 with opener Burns , who reached his second Test ton before being run out for 101. England will still hope to bat beyond the Black Caps' first-innings 375, before attempting to bowl their
The New Zealand cricket team was in England from 4 May to 27 June 2013 for a tour consisting of two Test matches, three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 International matches. The New Zealand team also competed in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy between the ODI series and T20I
The England captain reached the milestone with successive boundaries off Neil Wagner in the next over.
He moved from 95 to 99 with a leg glance and then to 103 with an under edge that bounced over the stumps and past wicketkeeper BJ Watling's head for his 13th four.
Debutant Zak Crawley lasted just six balls, during which he survived a close run out as he scored his first test run. He was caught behind by Watling off Wagner for one.
Burns was the only wicket to fall in the first two sessions when he was run out two balls after he reached his century.
He flicked a delivery from Wagner to the leg side and jogged a single but was then called through for a second run by Root and despite almost making his ground he was unable to beat Jeet Raval's flat throw from midwicket.
New Zealand won the first test at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui by an innings and 65 runs.
Kiwis not scared of Aussie Test pace stars .
Australia's pace stars are licking their lips ahead of the day-night Test in Perth, but New Zealand's batsmen aren't quaking in their boots.The NZ Test team touched down on Saturday afternoon in Perth ahead of the day-night clash, starting on Thursday at Optus Stadium.