New Zealand




5 off. 337/6 Nicholls 94 Astle 14

Broad continues. FOUR - Short ball, Astle tries to sway out of the way, hits the glove, goes over Bluey to the boundary.

Wicket! Astle gone.

Good-ish length, chops onto pad and onto his stumps. Astle gone for 18.

4 off and a wicket. 341/7 Nicholls 94 Southee 0

Moeen to Nicholls.

Nicholls comes down the track to Moeen, hits over mid on. Third umpire to decide whether it's Nicholls' ton or not. Not yet. Bounces just before the rope. Moves to 98.

Carved through point for 2 and that is a richly deserved 100 for Henry Nicholls! His 2nd test match 100. 228 balls, 11 fours.

6 off. 347/7 Nicholls 100 Southee 0

Maiden to finish things in this extended first session. At tea things are: 347/7 - Lead by 289 Nicholls 100 Southee 0