England force New Zealand to follow on
Wellington: England enforced the follow-on after bowling New Zealand out for 254 shortly before tea on the third day of the second test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
New Zealand were dismissed 12 runs short of the required target to put the tourists back in to bat with Stuart Broad rattling through New Zealand's lower order with six wickets to leave the hosts well adrift of England's 465.
Broad finished with figures of six for 51 and Bruce Martin was left stranded on 21 not out before England skipper Alastair Cook enforced the follow on when tea was taken.
New Zealand had looked like they could avoid the follow on at lunch with Brendon McCullum in an obstreperous mood, having reached his 27th test half century shortly before the break.
The New Zealand captain, who survived an lbw appeal and television review in the first over after lunch, quickly advanced to 69 before Steven Finn got some extra bounce, caught the outside edge of the bat and Jonathan Trott took a simple catch at second slip.
McCullum's dismissal, immediately after he and BJ Watling had brought up their 100-run partnership, left New Zealand on 189 for six.
A reckless shot from Tim Southee, who inexplicably fell into the trap set for him by hooking a short Finn delivery directly to Broad at fine leg for three, left the hosts on 197-7 and teetering on the brink of total collapse.
Watling, the junior in the partnership with McCullum, upped his scoring rate after Southee's dismissal and brought up his fourth test half century with a punch in front of point off Finn for two runs.
He was supported by Martin in a 42-run partnership before the second new ball ended their resistance when Watling (60) feathered a catch to Matt Prior off Broad.
Neil Wagner became Broad's fifth victim when he fell in exactly the same manner for a 13-ball duck, then the tall fast bowler snared Trent Boult for two.
New Zealand had started the day on 66-3 with Kane Williamson on 32 and Dean Brownlie on eight, which only deteriorated further when the former drove at a Broad delivery that popped back to the pace bowler.
Williamson's dismissal for 42 reduced the hosts to 85-4, which only got worse in the next over when Brownlie was trapped in front by James Anderson for 18.
Brownlie referred the decision to the television official but the technology showed the ball, while it hit him high on the back pad, still would have cannoned into the stumps.
England had taken control of the match on Friday after the hosts had threatened to restrict them to under 400 before Matt Prior produced a counter-attacking innings of 82 from 99 balls.
The visitors were eventually dismissed shortly before tea then Broad captured two wickets in successive balls midway through the final session to leave New Zealand in dire straits at 48-3.
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Date 22-05-13, Duration 0:38, Views 138