Centurion batsman Jonathan Trott has praised Compton after he also reached a hundred against New Zealand.
England put on 267-2 on the first day of the second Test in Wellington. Compton and Trott combined for a 200 partnership before the former was dismissed for 100.
After the early loss of captain Alastair Cook, England numbers two and three hit the New Zealand bowlers all over the park.
It was a confident batting display by Compton, who adds this score to the 117 he scored in his last England innings. It has led South African-born Trott to heap praise on his team-mate.
“He [Compton] is very thoughtful about his game, cricket and batting,” said Trott to the Telegraph.
“He has found the right balance between switching on and off with cricket and when he is facing the ball and at the non-striker’s end. He has done really well and I am really happy for him.”
Although Compton was dismissed shortly after reaching his century Trott will start day two at the Basin Reserve unbeaten on 121. He is joined at the crease by Kevin Pietersen.
This performance is in stark contrast to England’s first innings in Dunedin when they were all-out for just 167.
However, on what seems to be a batting wicket Cook’s side will be hoping to amass a strong total.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is likely to receive a lot of criticism as despite winning the toss he chose for his team to field – a decision he had decided upon a day before the second Test started.
Yet with England having already scored 32 boundaries that choice may prove to be the wrong one.