Browlie dived across first slip to snatch the catch off the bowling of Trent Boult and send Trott back to the pavilion for 39.

Geoff Boycott said on BBC: “I can’t tell you how good that catch is. It won’t carry to second slip, so Brownlie dives across him to take it two handed at boot level. A crackerjack.”

Joe Root and Ian Bell are at the crease for England, whose batsmen have struggled to score on day one, but will be happy to have lost just three wickets after Alastair Cook won the toss and batted.

Compton was the first to go, throwing his wicket away toeing a ball Tim Southee at cover for 16 while charging Bruce Martin

Black Caps claimed the key wicket of Cook for 32, caught by keeper Bradley-John Watling off Boult,leaving his side at a precarious 2-62.

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