New Zealand opener Tom Latham racked up his fifth test century in only ten innings on a truncated first day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton overnight.
The first day of New Zealand’s test summer was an attritional one for both sides but England will be the happier of the two going into day two at Mount Maunganui.
The sun has set on an extraordinary summer for English cricket. However, with the recently-proposed Hundred competition – the ECB’s answer to glitzy T20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash – the move away from county cricket has the potential to alienate masses of loyal cricket fans.
The wait is almost over as Thursday marks the beginning of the 12th ICC Cricket World Cup.