New Zealand in control against England

New Zealand have an 88-run lead at lunch on day three of the first Test against England in Dunedin.

New Zealand have an 88-run lead at lunch on day three of the first Test against England in Dunedin.

The hosts started the day on 131-0 after bowling their opponents all out for 167 and they left the field of play with a healthy score of 255-2.

Debutant Hamish Rutherford picked up where he left off on Wednesday as he made his way onto 167 not out at the end of the session.

England made a breakthrough when opener Peter Fulton was caught behind by Matt Prior off the bowling of James Anderson for 55 to leave New Zealand on 158-1.

They took a second wicket 15 minutes before the break as Kane Williamson was bowled by Monty Panesar for 24.

New Zealand players celebrate after Tim Southee takes the wicket of England's Nick Compton on March 6, 2013
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