England captain Alastair Cook completed his 25th test century before tamely falling for 130 as the hosts continued to bat New Zealand out of the second and final test with a lead of over 400 on Monday.
Cook, who declined to make New Zealand follow-on on Sunday after they were dismissed for 174, was again untroubled until he danced down the wicket and miscued spinner Kane Williamson to Tim Southee at mid-off.
Williamson then took his third wicket of the innings when Ian Bell, looking to push the scoring along, top-edged a slog-sweep.
At lunch on the fourth day at Headingley, England were 249 for three, a lead of 429, and set to secure a series victory after winning the first test at Lord's by 170 runs.
Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 76 after sharing a second-wicket stand of 134 with Cook.
In contrast to his stubborn and defensive occupation of the crease on Sunday, Trott was in a more attacking mood and produced some deft flicks on both sides of the wicket.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was forced into a policy of containment after his bowling attack, already depleted by the absence of a frontline spinner with Bruce Martin, suffered another setback with left-arm seamer Trent Boult unable to bowl on Monday.
Boult, who took five wickets in the first innings and swung the ball, suffered a right side strain on Sunday.