England v New Zealand - Day 1

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16th May 2013
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As it Happened

5:45pm

abandoned

Well, I'm sad to say that with the rain settling in, that's it for the day.

It's not going to be remembered as a vintage day of Test cricket, and New Zealand will probably be the happier of the two sides at the close, having lost the toss and been invited to field first.

We'll be summarising the moments of the day - on and off the pitch - shortly over on the news site, while you can review everything which has happened below.

Thanks for joining us, see you tomorrow!

5:30pm

real rain

Another bit of a jinx from me.

The rain just got a bit heavier and the umpires decided enough was enough.

I don't think this'll be a long break though, the Groundstaff have only gone for the bare minimum in terms of covers.

5:28pm

rain

Sad to report that there's a bit of rain in the air, and a few umbrellas up around the Ground.

The Umpires are happy to continue though - as are New Zealand...

5:22pm

Wagner gets bell

What a perfect time to take a wicket for New Zealand.

With the new ball just moments away, Wagner temps Bell outside the off stump and he nicks it through to Watling.

Partnership worth 45 but England are struggling now.

Down to the two young Yorkshiremen.

5:15pm

Bell at his best

England are hardly dominant, but with the new ball just a couple of overs away, they're looking a tad more comfortable.

Bell breaks out of his shell a touch to drive Wagner through point for four.

Lovely stuff.

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