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Ashes dreams drive Compton

Ashes dreams drive Compton

Nick Compton puts the Ashes out of his mind by day, but cannot stop himself dreaming about facing Australia once the lights are out.

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Bracewell set for Black Caps return

Bracewell set for Black Caps return

Doug Bracewell has been added to New Zealand’s squad for the third Test with England under the proviso that he proves his fitness in a domestic game.

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Captains look ahead to series decider

Captains look ahead to series decider

England had to accept the inevitable at the Basin Reserve, and will now head to Auckland for a winner-takes-all final Test against New Zealand.

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Rain has final say at Wellington

Rain has final say at Wellington

Matthew Sherry

No play was possible on the final day of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Wellington.

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Hard work for the bowlers - Saker

Hard work for the bowlers - Saker

England bowling coach David Saker has acknowledged the tough task his charges have faced in Wellington on another placid surface. "We just soldier on and try to get the best result we can," he said.

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Elements halt England push

Elements halt England push

Matthew Sherry

Defiance from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor combined with inclement Wellington weather to dent England's victory hopes in the second Test against New Zealand.

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Sister act serves Broad well

Sister act serves Broad well

Stuart Broad’s conscientious sister Gemma has helped the England fast bowler rediscover his wicket-taking knack.

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Brilliant Broad boosts England hopes

Brilliant Broad boosts England hopes

Matthew Sherry

Stuart Broad played a starring role as England moved into a dominant position in the second Test against New Zealand.

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Prior plays down lofty accolades

Prior plays down lofty accolades

Such is the consistency of Matt Prior’s strong run-scoring and the standard of his glovework, he is increasingly being likened to England’s greatest wicketkeeper-batsmen even if he prefers to ignore such comparisons.

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England hold advantage after enthralling day

England hold advantage after enthralling day

Matthew Sherry

New Zealand and England served up a fitting day’s play on Test cricket’s 136th anniversary. Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior's fifties lifted the tourists to 465 all out before two Stuart Broad wickets left the Black Caps 66 for three at stumps.

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