Cricket: Livelier pitch expected for second test

The second test between New Zealand and England is expected to be played on a far livelier pitch than the first.

The Dunedin pitch was noted for being a low, slow wicket, and the Basin Reserve has had nearly 2,000 runs scored on it over three domestic one-dayers in the last fortnight.

However, groundsman Brett Sipthorpe said there will be more in it for the test bowlers.

Sipthorpe said they knock a lot more life out of one-day wickets, so you can't make any comparison between the two.

Former England test player Geoffrey Boycott slammed the University Oval pitch, claiming it couldn't produce a result in a 10-day match.

Both teams train today, ahead of the start of the test on Thursday.

- Newstalk ZB

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