A maiden Test century by Joe Root and a fine half-century from Bairstow helped England post 337 for 7 at stumps on Day 2.
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England: Alastair Cook (capt), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson
New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt/wk), Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
TOSS: Alastair Cook has won the toss and England are batting first.
Day 1 round-up:
Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the opening day of the second and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley due to persistent rain. The downpours left the outfield saturated on a chilly day.
A better forecast is in prospect for the weekend with sunny spells and warmer temperatures. England won the first Test by 170 runs at Lord's.