Wellington: Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott made centuries in a 210-run second wicket partnership which steered England to 267-2 at stumps on Thursday, a commanding position after being sent in to bat on the first day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand.
Compton reached his second century in Tests only five days after his first, then he was out for exactly 100, following his famous grandfather Dennis in scoring centuries for England in consecutive Test innings.
Trott came to the wicket when captain Alastair Cook was out for 17 and joined Crompton with England at 26-1. He overtook Compton in the 80s and preceded him to a century, his ninth hundred in 40 Tests. He was 121 not out and Kevin Pietersen was 18 not out at the close of play.