After electing to bat first, England got off to a steady start with Alastair Cook (32) and Nick Compton compiling 43-run stand for the opening wicket. (AFP Images)
Spinner Bruce Martin provided the first breakthrough for New Zealand with the wicket of Nick Compton (16) just before lunch. (Getty Images)
Trent Boult pegged back England with a double strike removing Cook and Trott in the second session.
Ian Bell was joined by Joe Root in the middle and the duo compiled a handy 45-run stand before Neil Wagner sent Bell packing for 31.
Jonathan Trott combined with Cook for a 24-run stand and then joined forces with Ian Bell for 45 runs partnership. (Getty Images)
England crawled to 160 for 4 in 80 overs before play was abandoned on Day 1 with Joe Root batting on 25 and Jonny Bairstow on three. (Getty Images)