Captain Joe Root made a double century but England face an uphill task to win the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. Root's painstaking 226 from 441 balls and 75 from Ollie Pope helped England to 476 and a first-innings lead of 101.
The Black Caps fell to 28-2 but Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor guided them to 96-2 at the close of day four, trailing by only five runs. England must win at Seddon Park to draw the two-Test series.
This was the first time England 269-5 overnight have made 400 in the first innings since Alastair Cook's double century against Australia in Melbourne two years ago. He played well off his legs, used soft hands to dab the ball down to third man, took quick singles and, when England decided to push towards a declaration, he hit out, striking pace bowler Matt Henry back down the ground for six.
Root's only real miss-step came when, on 199, he called Pope through for a quick single and his partner was almost run out at the non-striker's end. Pope dived, however, and Root was able to celebrate his third Test double century.