Ross Taylor continued to see wickets fall all around him but that did not deter him from taking the attack to the english bowlers. Flynn would not be batting due to his gruesome injury and the kiwis were down to 10 men. Kyle Mills frustrated England and ably supported Taylor with his maiden test fifty. Mills' dismissal signaled Taylor to let loose and he crossed the boundary at will. Taylor finally ran out of partners and was left stranded unbeaten on 154 but had taken the Kiwi total to 381. James Anderson cleaned up the tail to finish with 4 wickets in the innings. In reply England were 152/4 at stumps. Strauss was dismissed for a patient 60 and Pietersen was still unbeaten on 22.