• Fans were out in their droves before the start of play.
  • England won the toss and chose to bat.
  • Cook and Nick Compton put on 43 for the first wicket in 22 overs.
  • Tim Southee took a diving catch off Bruce Martin to dismiss Compton for 16.
  • Cook was on 30 not out at lunch...
  • ...but was caught behind off Trent Boult for 32, soon after the break.
  • Jonathan Trott made 39 off 96 balls before being caught in the slips off Boult.
  • Neil Wagner bagged the wicket of Ian Bell with the score on 157.
  • Inclement weather arrived in the 80th over and the players left the field, play abandoned for the day.

1st Test, Day 1: Eng v NZ

Fans were out in their droves before the start of play.