Kevin Pietersen and Nick Compton fell cheaply but England extended their lead to 333 on the third day of their tour match against a New Zealand XI.
After Compton was caught behind for one, Pietersen, who made 14 in the first innings, made eight in his final outing before the three-Test series.
Matt Prior’s 68 and an unbeaten 41 from Graeme Swann helped England recover from 67-4 to 256-9 in Queenstown.
The hosts had earlier declared on 349-7 after Corey Anderson’s 67 off 62 balls.
The Kiwis had resumed on 224-6, but wicketkeeper BJ Watling converted his overnight 26 into a stubborn 66 as he and Anderson added 115 for the seventh wicket in fewer than 19 overs. Read more