england vs new zealand 2nd test day 2: England vs new zealand 2nd test day 2 match report and highlights; ENG vs NZ Highlights: Conway and Young’s brilliant fifty, New Zealand in strong position
Fifties from 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 consolidate their position against England on the second day of the second Test. . In reply to England’s 303 in the first innings, New Zealand took a big lead at 229 for three by the end of the game on Friday.
He shared a brilliant 92-run partnership with Young for the third wicket. Young hit 11 fours in his 204-ball knock, while Taylor hit six outside boundaries in an unbeaten 97-ball knock. New Zealand, however, did not get off to a good start and in the sixth over of the innings, captain Tom Latham (six) was caught leg before by Stuart Broad.
Conway, who was running in great rhythm, then got good support from young player Will Young. Both of them scored runs while batting with restraint during the second wicket century partnership. This partnership was also broken by Broad by dismissing Conway. After scoring 80 runs in 143 balls with the help of 12 fours, he gave a catch to Jack Crowley standing at square leg.
Young then found good support from the experienced Ross Taylor as he scored his first half-century in the third Test with a run against Anderson in the fourth ball of the 52nd over. Earlier, England started the day at 258 for seven and their innings was reduced to 303 runs.
Yesterday’s unbeaten batsmen Lawrence (81 not out) and Mark Wood (41) shared a 66-run stand for the eighth wicket to take the team close to 300 runs. This partnership was broken by Matt Henry bowling Wood. Trent Boult then gave Broad and Anderson a cheap walk. Boult took four while Henry took three. Give it to Ejaz Patel and Neil Wegner got a success.
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