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Excellent batting by Rory Burns, England towards a respectable score in the second test against New Zealand

By the end of play on the first day of the second test match against New Zealand, England’s team scored 258 runs for 7 wickets. A full 90 overs was played in the day. By the end of the game, England batsmen Daniel Lawrence were at the crease with 67 and Mark Wood scoring 16 runs.

The England team won the toss and decided to bat first and it proved to be correct. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley added 72 runs for the first wicket and faced the new ball well. Sibley was dismissed for 35, then Jack Crawley, who came to play after him, was also out without opening an account. Joe Root was dismissed after scoring 4 runs, then the total score became 85/3. Ollie Pope tried to play at the crease for some time but was dismissed after scoring 19 runs.

Rory Burns played an innings of 81 runs while performing better batting at one end. However, he will regret not being able to complete the century. James Brassie was also unable to open the account. Daniel Lawrence took one end for the team in trouble and kept on batting. Mark Wood came to join them and both lasted till the last ball of the day. Together they batted for about 15 overs and England’s score reached 258 for 7 by the end of the game. Lawrence remained unbeaten on 67 after scoring a half-century and Mark Wood remained unbeaten on 16. Tom Latham handled the team well in the absence of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. All the bowlers understood their responsibility. Trent Boult, Henry and Ejaz Patel took 2 wickets each.

The short score is as follows

England 1st innings: 258/7 (Rory Burns 81)


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