New Zealand vs England 1st Test Day 3: Rain reigns supreme on third day in Auckland

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Persistent rain ruined the third day in Auckland

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It was a day of doom and gloom once again as heavy rain limited the third day of the first Test in Auckland to just 17 balls.

Starting off the day on 229/4, New Zealand only added four runs to their score, but Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls had a reason to celebrate as he brought up his half-century.

Since the rain ended up dominating the entire day, the umpires had no other alternative than to bring play to an end.

Nicholls finished on 52 off 152 balls, which included three boundaries, while Watling also struck three boundaries during his 28-ball 18.

Anderson continued to be the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Stuart Broad claimed one.

New Zealand ended day three on 233/4 and will continue batting on Sunday at an earlier time of 13:30 local time or 00:30 GMT.

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