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ENG vs NZ 2021 Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: England 258 for 7 at Stumps

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2nd Test test, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 4th Day, 1st Session

England

1st INN

303/10

(101.0) RR 3

2nd INN

122 /10

(41.1) 2.96

England Joe Root (C)
New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets
New Zealand Tom Latham (C)

New Zealand

1st INN

388/10

(119.1) RR 3.26

2nd INN

41 /2

(10.5) RR 3.78

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23:00 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 258-7: STUMPS: England go to stumps without any further damage. Mark Wood and Dan Lawrence ivolved in an unbroken 36-run stand for the eighth wicket. Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Ajaz Patel with two wickets apiece. Lawrence and Rory Burns making fifties. Attritional and interesting day.

22:40 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 246-7: Daniel Lawrence has made a fighting half-century, even as New Zealand's pacers have struck. Mark Wood is hanging in there as England hope to not lose further wickets before stumps.

21:47 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 214-6: Sixteen overs left in the day. 6 overs left for the second new ball. England putting up a small partnership here. Daniel Lawrence on 40, Olly Stone on 20.

21:02 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 175-6: WICKET - James Bracey c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult 0 (1). First ball duck. Again full and wide outside off, Bracey looks to play away from the body and nicks to first slip. England losing their way.

20:45 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 169-5: WICKET - Rory Burns c Latham b Boult 81. Big strike from Trent Boult. England have lost half their side now. The 42-run stand is broken. Full and wide outside off, Burns drives away from the body and nicks to slip.

20:13 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 152-4: That's Tea! England won the toss and opted to bat first and looked in fine touch as they reached 67/0 when the Lunch was taken. But then the tide turned in NZ's favour as pacers Mark Henry and Neil Wagner struck in tandem. From 64/0, hosts slumped to 89/3. Skipper Joe Root, Dom Sibley and Zack Crawley are back in the hut. But later Rory Burns half century made sure that the hosts come back in the second half of the session. They are 152/4 when the Tea was taken.

19:52 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 129-4: Meanwhile more from Robinson...Robinson issued an apology as well, stressing he was not racist and sexist, and that he has learnt from the past. Robinson was a teenager when he had tweeted what he did. “Ollie Robinson will not be part of the Sussex Sharks squad for the team’s opening two Vitality Blast fixtures against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks on Friday and Saturday evenings. After a difficult week, Ollie has decided to take a short break from the game to spend time with his young family," the club said in a statement.

19:36 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 121-3: Suspended England pacer Ollie Robinson has decided to take a short break from cricket to spend time with family, his county side Sussex said on Thursday. Robinson was suspended from international cricket by ECB after tweets from 2012-13 emerged, where he had posted racist and sexist comments. Robinson had a good debut on the field in the first Test against New Zealand picking up seven wickets, but it was ruined by the off field events.

19:15 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 108-3.And some sort of stability in place for England at the stroke of Drinks here at Edgbaston. Good recovery from the hosts as Rory Burns and Ollie Pope are not afraid to play their shots even as wickets continued to tumble around him. 

18:51 (IST)

Eng 97/3.

18:40 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 89-3. This game is turning on its head. What a spirited comeback from NZ. Now, Joe Root departs. That was in the 'corridor of uncertainty' and Root nicks it. Wagner gets another one and Kiwis are on the charge. Is this how England are going to surrender?

18:27 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 81-2. Wow what a start to the proceedings after Lunch. England have lost another one and this was Zack Crawley who was as cluless as one can get when he saw that one from Neil Wagner. Now, the hosts have lost two in the first two overs after the break. Crowd is going gung ho as the ball has now started seaming. It looks a different Test match, suddenly.

18:17 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 72-1.WICKET! Right after Lunch, England lose Dom Sibley to a beauty of a ball from Mark Henry. Very very late swing and Sibley edges it straight to the wicket-keeper behind the stumps. A break might have worked againg him, resulting in loss of concentration. 

17:33 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 67-0. LUNCH. Superb session for England. Win the toss, and don't lose wickets in the first session. Absolutely perfect beginning to the Test. New Zealand have bowled 29 overs - which is a very good over rate - but have not found success yet. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley started slowly with Trent Boult and Matt Henry beginning well in the opening spell. And then cashed in.

17:11 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 53-0. An excellent half-century stand, this. Just the base England would have wanted opting to bat first. Burns and Sibley have settled in, after an initial tough phase vs Trent Boult and Matt Henry. Can they double this one?

16:46 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 35-0. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley did the hardwork in the first 10 overs, and are slowly picking up pace. Gradually, rather. Matt Henry has completed an opening spell of 7-3-12-0. Neil Wagner is into the attack, along with Daryl Mitchell. Sibley has struck a couple of boundaries while Burns has 1 four.

16:09 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 16-0. It's a slow start for England, but that's the quality of the bowling. Matt Henry has bowled 3 maidens in 4 oves. Boult has bowled 2 in five. Sibley and Burns are battling it out.

15:41 (IST)

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 8-0. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley in the middle. Both had good outings in the first game. Now they have to do it together, giving England a good start. Trent Boult and Matt Henry with the ball.

15:12 (IST)

England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Olly Stone, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

15:12 (IST)

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham (captain), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

ENG vs NZ 2021 Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: England 258 for 7 at Stumps

ENG vs NZ 2021 Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test, Day 1 Today’s Match at Edgbaston, Birmingham: England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test live scores: England 258-7: STUMPS: England go to stumps without any further damage. Mark Wood and Dan Lawrence ivolved in an unbroken 36-run stand for the eighth wicket. Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Ajaz Patel with two wickets apiece. Lawrence and Rory Burns making fifties. Attritional and interesting day.

A win for New Zealand will not only reward them with a series win in England – their first since 1999 – but also give them momentum and confidence going into the World Test Championship Final against India which starts at Southampton from the 18th of June.

The match will provide England a chance to redeem themselves and put the events of the week behind them. It is important for them to turn up a good performance given the long summer that lies ahead.

The biggest positive for England at Lord’s was the performance of their two openers – the street-fighter Rory Burns and the classic old-fashioned Dom Sibley. Both saved the match for the home team across the two innings.

Zak Crawley was dismissed for a couple of single-digit scores and may be replaced by the talented Haseeb Hameed. The rest of the batting line-up should remain the same.

England might rest Stuart Broad – he was the least impressive of the fast bowlers in London. There is a good chance that Olly Stone would replace him in the XI. The right-arm fast bowler has played two Tests for England which includes one against India in Chennai.

New Zealand were in the ascendancy at Lord’s and if not for rain washing out an entire day’s play, would have been favourites to dictate the course of play and take a lead in the series. The performance of Devon Conway – who hit a double hundred on Test debut in London – was the highlight of New Zealand’s performance in the series opener.

Henry Nicholls produced a fifty in the first innings and continued to be their mainstay in the middle-order. Skipper Kane Williamson did not score many in London but the more worrying aspect for the visitors would be his elbow injury – he is likely to miss the Birmingham Test keeping in mind the final of the WTC just a few days after.

Rachin Ravindra, opening batsman who has been in terrific form with the willow and is also a useful slow left-arm orthodox bowler, may just be handed a Test cap at Edgbaston. He has batted in the middle order in first-class cricket and should easily fit into the number three position.

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