Root out but Bell leads the rearguard.
ENGLAND''s bid for a great escape at Eden Park suffered a big setback - and it could have been worse.
After surviving 28 overs, with few alarms, Root (left) was undone by Trent Boult''s very first delivery with the second new ball.
Root''s dismissal left England 150-5, and in his next over New Zealand''s left-arm seamer saw TWO chances go down.
First Ian Bell was spared by Dean Brownlie, then Jonny Bairstow sliced to Kane Williamson, only for another opportunity to go begging.
Bell reached the interval on 41 from 182 balls, with England on 158-5. He remained England''s best hope of a miracle.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 26, 2013|
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