New Zealand posted a respectable score of 229 for three on the second day of the second and final Test against England on Friday as double-centuries Devon Conway (80) and Will Young (82) struck half-centuries in the first match.
In this match, Conway put on a brilliant 122-run partnership with Young for the second wicket after Tom Latham, who was captaining Kane Williamson, was dismissed for just six runs. When Conway was 20 runs away from his century, he was made his victim by Stuart Broad. Conway hit 12 fours in his 80 off 143 balls. Young then added 92 runs for the third wicket with the experienced Ross Taylor to put New Zealand in good shape. The day’s play also ended when Daniel Lawrence’s Young was caught by Ollie Pop. Young hit 11 fours in 82 runs off 204 balls. Taylor remained unbeaten on 46 off 97 balls with the help of six fours. New Zealand are currently just 79 runs behind England’s first innings score of 303 with seven wickets remaining.
Earlier, with a brilliant half-century from lower middle-order batsman Daniel Lawrence (81 not out), England scored 303 runs, crossing the 300-run mark in the first innings while playing ahead of 258 for seven. Lawrence scored 67 runs and Mark Wood Extended his innings by 16 runs. Both took the team’s score to a score of 288. On the same score, left arm spinner Ejaz Patel dropped Mark Wood for England’s eighth wicket. A run later, Trent Boult dismissed Stuart Broad for zero.
James Anderson scored four runs on the team’s score of 303 and got leg before the ball of Bolt. Lawrence remained unbeaten on 81 runs off 124 balls with the help of 13 fours. For New Zealand, Boult took four wickets for 85, Matt Henry took three wickets for 78 and Ajaz Patel took two wickets for 34 runs.