Alastair Cook’s ton extended England’s lead to 429 runs at lunch on Day Four of the second Test at Leeds on Monday. England were 249 for the loss of three wickets.
Resuming at his overnight score of 88, Cook continued to stroke the New Zealand bowlers without any hassles. Trott, who failed to get going on the third day defending most of the deliveries moving his score at a snail’s place looked more comfortable the fourth morning. Credit to the batsman for hanging in and building his innings.
With a comfortable lead, Cook tried to go after the bowlers and eventually fell for 130. The England skipper tried to come down the wicket to loft Kane Williamson and was caught at mid-off by Tim Southee.