The travelers began day 4 on Monday on 202-3, however lost both captain Joe Root on 54 and Dawid Malan for 53 throughout the early morning session.
Jonny Bairstow was the noteworthy entertainer in England’s lower order as he broke in with 36 after lunch prior to Root chose to state on 352-9.
In the very first innings, we got them 27-5 … we’ve seen that if you put the ball in the best locations, we’ve beaten the outdoors edge regularly.
New Zealand carried on to 42-0 thanks to 25 from Tom Latham and Jeet Raval’s unbeaten 17 prior to bad light brought an early end to the day’s play.
England will wish for a continuous complete day’s play on Tuesday as they seek to protect the win to level the series at 1-1 and end their frustrating winter season on a favorable note.
Bairstow is positive that they will finish the job on the last day and stated: “In the very first innings, we got them 27-5 … we’ve seen that if you put the ball in the best locations, we’ve beaten the outdoors edge regularly.”