Anderson has been the cream of the crop of the England bowlers, 3-53 so far. He's getting a little bit of swing away from the left-hander Nicholls.
Bowls one into Nicholls who punches it away into the leg-side, that's his 50.
Looks to be a couple drops of rain at Eden Park now.
Umpire Paul Reiffel having a good look to the skies.
Nicholls plays another shot off his hip. New Zealand go for the run and Watling was well short of the crease, throw missed the stumps. Half chance goes for England.
The grounds-staff have come out and are covering the pitch.
Hopefully just a passing shower.
So, played has been delayed again... Something that's become so apparent when we play England at home. And the rain is really starting to fall.
Chris, that is an odd one. I think the performance should do the talking, but it all seems a bit over the top to me. Too many egos.
The rain is still steady at Eden Park.
The rain has stopped outside the NZ Herald office. By my predictions we're about 3km northeast of Eden Park as the crow flies. It still looks bleak when I look west however.
In the 17 balls we've had today, Stuart Broad bought bowled a maiden, Henry Nicholls brought up his 50 and the Blackcaps added four runs to their total.
In other news, the Highlanders take on the Hurricanes in Wellington tonight. It's being built up to be a cracker, who do you think will take it out?
They're quite good this year aren't they, Jon. Most of the Herald's rugby "experts" picked them to take out the comp this year.
We're still waiting for play to get back underway. Waiting to get a weather update from Eden Park.
Weather update from David Leggat at Eden Park: "Steady rain mate, is some blue sky over towards the city but the rest grey, no imminent sign of anything happening."
Bit of drizzle remains at Eden Park and the covers are still on the pitch. Umpires and ground-staff keeping an eye to the sky and the rain radar. Potential for more downpours to come.
Everyone wants to build something with a roof, but I think that's overthinking it. We should build underground! We're the land of hobbits are we not?
How far down can you go, I'm not sure how high a roof would have to be, or how low you can dig. In all seriousness though, where would you build the roofed stadium? It would have to be in Auckland, being the biggest city.
Now you're thinking Chris, we could have a glass roof so you can look up at the snapper above.
Any other sporting topics anyone wants to cover while we're on the topic of underwater stadiums?
We can't take the easy road with this sort of thing, Chris. We need to think big. But it's a good idea.