NEW ZEALAND TOUR OF ENGLAND 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet Dan Lawrence stroked his third Test fifty © Getty Daniel Lawrence’s unbeaten half-century helped England reach some parity on the opening day of the second Test after New Zealand had their noses ahead and tails up. Trent Boult had levied a double blow in the final session to power his team ahead, but Lawrence put his head down and ground it out in the middle, helping England reach 258 for 7 at stumps on Thursday (June 10), ending an even day of cricket. A 47-run stand for the seventh wicket between Lawrence and Ollie Pope was crucial for England, who were reduced to 175 for 6 at one stage. Mark Wood then kept Lawrence company in the middle as the pair took England to safety. Wood remained unbeaten on 16, while Lawrence ended the day on 67, having added 36 runs for the eighth wicket. New Zealand made a marvellous comeback after having gone wicketless in the opening session. The pacers used the swing on offer and with their immaculate lengths and lines, sent back the cream of England’s batsmen. Boult struck in successive overs after… Read full this story
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