Lower middle-order batsman Daniel Lawrence (81 not out) scored 303 runs in the first innings as England led 258 for seven on the second day of the second and final match against New Zealand. .
Lawrence took 67 runs and Mark Wood took 16 runs to extend his innings. 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 off 124 balls with the help of 13 fours.
For New Zealand, Boult took four wickets for 85 runs, Matt Henry took three wickets for 78 runs and Ajaz Patel took two wickets for 34 runs.