New Zealand v England: Tourists toil before bad light in Dunedin

New Zealand strengthened their grip on the first Test against England on a truncated third day in Dunedin.

Hamish Rutherford converted his overnight 77 into a splendid 171 – the seventh highest score on Test debut – in the hosts’ 402-7, a lead of 235.

Peter Fulton made 55 and captain Brendon McCullum was 44 not out when bad light ended play shortly after tea.

James Anderson claimed four wickets on a day when an otherwise wayward attack leaked more than four runs an over.

He bowled with skill and no little hostility, particularly during a fine post-lunch spell that brought him three wickets in seven overs, but it was a rare period of England dominance. Read more
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