Wellington, Mar 24 (ANI): New Zealand's batsmen suffered from the 'late wobbles' against a fired up England pace attack leading to a gripping final two days of the third and the deciding Test against the tourists in Auckland.
New Zealand needed a safe start followed by quick runs with a first innings lead of 239 to set England a tough target of 400-plus, but fell back after third inning jitters from batsmen Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, Stuff.co.nz reports.
Ross Taylor(3), who was also trapped by Broad, challenged via the decision review system but never looked a chance of getting it overturned, the report further said.
However, the hosts managed to save their faces with a career best 6-68 wicket haul by paceman Trent Boult, which led New Zealand to stumps on 35-3, leading England by 274 after Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum chose not to enforce the follow-on, the report added. (ANI)