New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum praised the "genius" Alastair Cook, saying that England's free-scoring captain was second only to Australian legend Don Bradman on current form.
England captain Alastair Cook bats during the first Test against New Zealand on March 9, 2013. New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has praised the "genius" of Cook.
Ahead of the second Test in Wellington, McCullum said the Black Caps were keen to maintain momentum after the drawn first match in Dunedin. The English tourists escaped with a draw after more than a day's play was lost to rain.
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