Robinson joins the party as Nicholls nicks off

Harry Brook led the way with the bat for England with rollicking fifties in both innings, but what really stood out were the contributions right through the batting order. Another major point of difference between the two sides in the opening Test at Bay Oval was how the England seamers utilised the conditions better than their Kiwi counterparts, although the home team fielded two debutants who were obviously light on experience. It helped that the floodlights were on in both innings when it was England’s turn to bowl. But New Zealand also had that opportunity once, and they failed to make the same kind of impact. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Ollie Robinson were just a class apart.