The second-wicket pair joined forces after a rare failure from captain Alastair Cook and shut out the Kiwis for 63 overs in a stumps total of 267 for two.
Compton (100), following up his maiden century in the drawn first Test in Dunedin, and Trott (121no) — on the way to and beyond his ninth — had barely a moment’s concern for four-and-a-half hours.
Their attacking intent alternated, and occasionally stalled altogether, opener Compton the first to his half-century at a marginally quicker tempo than his partner before he retreated into a sheet-anchor role.
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