Nick Compton's maiden Test century, and Alastair Cook's 24th have helped England get back on track in the first Test against New Zealand as they look to salvage a draw at the University Oval.
The hosts started day four in fine fettle as Brendon McCullum’s excellent quick fire 74 saw them declare on 460-9.
But England's first double-century opening stand for almost four years, and their highest ever against New Zealand, helped them to 234-1 at stumps.
Cook put in a masterly display with the blade to notch 116 before edging Trent Boult’s ball to BJ Watling, while Compton ended the day on 102 not out.
England still trailed by 59, having conceded a mammoth deficit first time round, but could be increasingly optimistic about closing out a stalemate tomorrow thanks to their twin hundreds.