New Zealand scored 229 for 3 in the first innings till the end of the second day’s play against England. Ross Taylor is at the crease after scoring 46 runs. On the basis of first innings, New Zealand’s team is still 74 runs behind hosts England.
Playing ahead of yesterday’s score of 258/7, Mark Wood made some great shots for England. He played an innings of 41 runs and took the team’s score to 303 runs. Lawrence was not out and he returned to the pavilion after scoring an unbeaten 81. In the first innings for New Zealand, Trent Boult took 4 wickets while bowling brilliantly. Apart from him, Henry took 3 and Ajaz Patel took 2 wickets.
Playing in reply, New Zealand had a poor start and captain Tom Latham was dismissed for 6 runs. After this Devon Conway, who scored a double century in the last match, took the lead. He was supported by Will Young and both the batsmen put up a century partnership for the second wicket while batting. Conway was playing well and held on even after his half-century. It seemed that he would once again score a century but on a personal score of 80, he was caught on the boundary. Will Young also batted slowly and got the support of Ross Taylor. Taylor and Young put together 92 runs for the third wicket. Will Young was dismissed for 82 and it was here that the end of the game was announced. Rob Taylor remained unbeaten on 46 and New Zealand’s score is 229 for 3 wickets. Stuart Broad took 2 and Lawrence took 1 wicket for England. The Kiwis are still 74 runs behind the hosts.
England 1st Innings: 303/10
New Zealand 1st innings: 229/3