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ENG vs NZ, 2nd Test: Will Young, Devon Conway Star For New Zealand On Day 2

Will Young fell in sight of a maiden Test hundred over the last over of Friday’s play after serving to New Zealand set up a stable place in opposition to England within the second and ultimate Test at Edgbaston. There had been simply three balls left within the second day when Young was out for 82 after turning part-time off-spinner Dan Lawrence to Ollie Pope at quick leg. Lawrence’s first Test wicket led to stumps, with New Zealand well-placed at 229-Three in reply to England’s first innings 303, a deficit of 74 runs. Young shared stands of 122 with opener Devon Conway (80) and 92 with Ross Taylor (46 not out). Conway’s innings noticed him again up his beautiful 200 on debut in final week’s drawn first Test at Lord’s with one other spectacular knock.

In match the place James Anderson set a brand new England look file of 162 Tests, it was longstanding new-ball colleague Stuart Broad who led the hosts’ assault with a miserly 2-22 in 15 overs.

That meant Broad had surpassed former West Indies quick bowler Courtney Walsh’s tally of 519 Test wickets as he moved into sixth place within the all-time record.

Broad struck early in New Zealand’s reply when Tom Latham, captaining the aspect instead of injured star batsman Kane Williamson, was lbw for six.

Nottinghamshire paceman Broad thought he had dismissed Conway for 22 when he edged low in the direction of Zak Crawley within the slips.

But with on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough having made a gentle sign of ‘not out’ as he requested a evaluate, replay official Michael Gough felt there was inadequate proof for him to overturn that decision.

Young, changing Williamson at quantity three in one in every of an distinctive six adjustments to the New Zealand staff, ought to have been out for seven when he edged quick bowler Olly Stone however England captain Joe Root dropped a routine catch at first slip.

Left-hander Conway was largely untroubled till, on 80, a uncommon lapse in focus noticed him flamboyantly flick Broad straight to Crawley at deep sq. leg to finish a 143-ball innings together with 12 fours.

New Zealand had moved on to 154-2 when Anderson had Taylor lbw for 11 just for a evaluate to disclose the ball was lacking leg stump.

Young, who had already scored two first-class tons of for English county Durham this season, then accomplished a maiden Test fifty off 132 balls together with seven fours in simply his third match at this degree.

Earlier, England, who had been 175-6, resumed on their in a single day 258-7.

Lawrence was 67 not out and Mark Wood 16 not out after opener Rory Burns had made 81 on Thursday following his hundred at Lord’s.

But whereas Mark Wood made an entertaining 41, nobody within the England tail might keep on the crease lengthy sufficient to assist Lawrence, who completed on 81 not out, to a maiden Test century.


Trent Boult led New Zealand’s assault, the recalled left-arm swing bowler taking 4-85 in 29 overs.

It was an encouraging haul for Boult forward of New Zealand’s look in subsequent week’s inaugural World Test Championship ultimate in opposition to India at Southampton.

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