Cricket: Dogged England manage to draw first Test with New Zealand
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AFP) - A determined England batted through the final day to salvage a draw from the first Test against New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday.
At stumps England were 421 for six, a lead of 128 runs, after facing a 293-run deficit on the first innings in the rain-interrupted Test.
Despite the best efforts of England nightwatchman Steven Finn and New Zealand quick Neil Wagner on the final day, an outright result was never more than a remote possibility on the unresponsive wicket.
New Zealand saw a glimmer of hope in the first three overs after tea when