ENG vs NZ: New Zealand on a big lead in the second Test (Photo-AFP)
England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: On the second day of the Birmingham Test, New Zealand scored 229 for 3 after bundling England out for 303 runs. Conway and Young made excellent half-centuries, although both missed centuries.
New Delhi. Fifties by Devon Conway (80) and Will Young (82), who scored a double century in their first Test, and a 122-run partnership for the second wicket between the two, helped New Zealand to England on the second day of the second Test (England vs New Zealand, 2nd) Test) strengthened its position against. In reply to England’s 303 in the first innings, by the end of the game on Friday, New Zealand made 229 runs for three wickets and moved towards a big lead. New Zealand are currently 74 runs behind England on the basis of first innings and have seven wickets left.
On the second day, the game was declared over as Young was dismissed in the last over by Young Dan Lawrence. This is handy spinner Lawrence’s first wicket in Tests. Stuart Broad took the wickets of both the New Zealand openers. At the end of the game Ross Taylor was playing after scoring 46 runs. He shared a brilliant 92-run partnership with Young for the third wicket. Young hit 11 fours in his 204-ball innings, while Taylor sent the ball outside the boundary six times in an unbeaten innings of 97 balls.
Captain Latham settled cheaply, Conway-Young became ‘Dabangg’
However, New Zealand did not get off to a good start and in the sixth over of the innings, skipper Tom Latham (six) was caught leg before by Stuart Broad. Conway, who was running in great rhythm, got good support from young player Will Young after this. Both scored runs while batting with restraint during the century partnership of the second wicket. This partnership was also broken by Broad by dismissing Conway. He gave a catch to Jack Crowley standing at square leg after scoring 80 runs in 143 balls with the help of 12 fours. Young then found good support from the experienced Ross Taylor and scored his first half-century in the third Test by taking a run against Anderson in the fourth ball of the 52nd over. Earlier, England started the day at 258 for seven and his innings Was reduced to 303 runs. Yesterday’s unbeaten batsmen Lawrence (81 not out) and Mark Wood (41) shared a 66-run partnership for the eighth wicket to take the team close to 300 runs. This partnership was broken by Matt Henry bowling Wood. After this, Trent Boult walked Broad and Anderson cheaply. Boult took four while Henry took three wickets. Give it to Ejaz Patel and Neil Wegner got a success.