Kiwis relieved after rain ruins day four

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Day four of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington saw only one session played, as rain ruined the final two sessions and play was abandoned for the day.

Day four of the second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington saw only one session played, as rain ruined the final two sessions and play was abandoned for the day.

The Black Caps were still 49 runs behind England's first innings score, following on, but had eight wickets in hand as they reached 162 for two at the close. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were in the middle, battling hard.

Williamson was on 55, and Taylor on 41, and they watched the final two sessions from the dressing room as there was no play after lunch. Peter Fulton was the one wicket to fall in the morning, dismissed for 45 by James Anderson.

The umpires tried valiantly to get the game under way, and the covers were taken off and then put back on numerous times, with the ground staff working hard to make the field playable.

But it was not to be, as the rain returned just as hope arrived each time, leaving the Kiwis a day to see out for the draw.

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