The series may be lost in New Zealand. The team will lose the series and the game if they are unable to put up a significant score against England. In the two-match series, England is leading 1-0. With 267 runs, England defeated New Zealand in the opening test of the series. The second match of the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand is being played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
England captain Ben Stokes decided to bat before winning the toss. Batting in the first innings, the England team scored a total of 435 runs at the loss of eight wickets and declared the innings. Harry Brook scored the most runs for England, with 186. The special thing about his inning was that he scored 186 runs in just 176 balls with the help of 24 fours and five sixes. The same fellow batsman, Root, also played an inning of 153 runs in 223 balls.
On the third day, New Zealand had a score of 138/7. The team’s first innings were cut down to 209 runs in 53.2 overs. England has tightened the screws on New Zealand, who arrived to play the follow-on on the third day of the match. The team scored 202 runs in 83 overs with the loss of three wickets towards the end of the third day of play.
Tom Latham and Devon Conway, two New Zealand batters, provided the team with a good start in the second inning. For the first wicket, the two players combined for a 149-run partnership. With the help of 11 fours, Latham scored 83 from 172 balls. In his test career, he has amassed 26 half centuries.
Devon Conway also made 61 runs in 155 balls, using six fours and one six; with this, he also scored his sixth half-century. Will Young was unable to play a big inning. He scored 8 runs off of 23 balls before going back to the pavilion. Kane Williamson had scored 25 runs by the end of the third day of play, and Henry Nicholls had scored 18 runs.
New Zealand Playing: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
England Playing: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson