England close on series-leveling win

Updated: 16 March 2008 09:20 IST

England closed on a series-leveling win over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at the Basin Reserve on Sunday.

England close on series-leveling win
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Wellington:

England closed on a series-leveling win over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at the Basin Reserve on Sunday.

After reaching 293 in its second innings for an overall lead of 437, England had New Zealand 242-6 at stumps, leaving itself four wickets and New Zealand 196 runs from victory with a day remaining.

Daniel Vettori had faced one ball before New Zealand's bad light appeal was upheld, and had yet to score.

McCullum and Vettori, whose average of 50 is the highest by a regular No.8 batsman in the history of Test cricket, represent New Zealand's last viable hope of reaching a world-record total for victory.

The highest winning total in the fourth innings of a test match is the West Indies' 418-7 against Australia at St John's five years ago.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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