- Match: NZ vs Eng, 1st Test, England tour of New Zealand, 2018
- Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Monday, March 26, 2018
- Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl
- Time: 01:00 AM GMT
- Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
- Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel
- Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus
- Match Referee: Sir Richie Richardson
New Zealand vs England 1st Test Day 2 Review & Day 3 Preview
New Zealand are in comfort position, while the English team is in trouble as they 1st innings was not so impressive or strong enough to maintain the pressure. New Zealand bowling line up destructed the opposition rapidly and now the Kiwi batsmen are doing the same.
England’ ended up their 1st innings at lower and the credit goes to Kiwi bowlers for this earlier restriction. Now the English bowlers will have to pick up the wickets as soon as possible. New Zealand are currently having a lead of 171 runs. Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper has completed another century of his Test career.
Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling, both of them are currently standing at crease and thy are troubling a lot. Henry scored 49 runs, while Watling scored 17 runs by the end of Day 2 and now every thing depends on the English bowling lineup to pick up the wickets and end up the lead.
England Official Team Squad (Day 3)
Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root (c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton.
New Zealand Official Team Squad (Day 3)
Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme.