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Day 5 of 5
Match Drawn

New Zealand vs England

NZ v England, 2nd Test: Match drawn after day five washout

The covers did not come off during a miserable day five in Wellington

Kane Williamson: Was due to resume on 55 not out

England had to settle for a draw in the second Test with New Zealand after the final day in Wellington was completely washed out.

The hosts made a dominant start to the match and had the visitors in big trouble after enforcing the follow on, but the weather ultimately rescued the Black Caps.

Only 35 overs were possible on the fourth day and more adverse weather on Monday completely scuppered England's chances of taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The first Test was also drawn, meaning the final contest in Auckland later this week becomes a winner-takes-all encounter.

New Zealand were due to resume on 162-2 in their second innings, still 49 runs adrift of England's first-innings total.

Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were well set on 55 and 41 respectively, with England only able to remove Hamish Rutherford (15) and Peter Fulton (45) since putting the Black Caps back in.

New Zealand Cricket stated that a decision on whether or not to abandon the match would not be made until late afternoon local time, but they bowed to the inevitable just after 2pm.

Match Details

13th - 18th Mar 2013
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Basin Reserve, Wellington
A Rauf and R J Tucker

new zealand BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Fulton c Cook b Anderson 45
H.D. Rutherford c Bell b Panesar 15
Williamson not out 55
Taylor not out 41
Extras 5w, 1lb 6
Total 68.0 Overs 162 - 2
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Anderson 12 4 27 1
Broad 14 6 32 0
Finn 11 2 36 0
Panesar 26 12 44 1
Trott 3 0 10 0
Root 2 0 12 0
Full Bowling Card