New Zealand take a 274 run lead over England in the final Test of the series in Auckland.
After winning the toss and putting New Zealand into bat, England captain Alastair Cook had to watch on as his bowlers were punished by the Kiwi batsmen.
Opener Peter Fulton top scored with 136 for the hosts as they racked up a first innings total of 443.
England struggled in reply losing skipper Cook for just four runs, with bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee ripping through the top order and reducing the visitors to 72-5.
Some top batting from Joe Root and Matt Prior ensured England didn’t finish with an embarrassing total however.
Prior top-scored with 73 for the tourists before being caught by Hamish Rutherford to give Neil Wagner his only scalp of the innings.
England could only add 31 more runs to the board after Prior’s dismissal and Root was the last man out, bowled by Southee as his side finished on 204.
Despite being able to, New Zealand didn’t enforce the follow-on and decided to send their batsmen in for a second innings.
This may prove to be a bad decision by captain Brendon McCullum as wickets continued to fall on the first day, with the home side languishing on 8-3 at one point.
Rutherford was out for a duck whilst Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor could only contribute four runs between them as Stuart Broad and James Anderson gave England a fighting chance.
Fulton and Dean Brownlie calmed things down for New Zealand and they finished day three on 35-3.
The match is wide open going into day four, although England will need to take wickets quickly if they want any chance of victory in this deciding Test.