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4.40 pm: Have your say
4.20 pm: Departs Conway
Stewart Broad is finally back again with a valuable little gate from Devon Conway, who picked a deep-legged Zack Crowley for 80. New Zealand is 137 for 2 and Broad is trying to engage the audience even more as he looks to boost his impressive 2 characters at 19 out of 12 plus.
He was whipped with the Conway boom we are used to now, but he found a deep square leg with it. This is that shot full of special flair. Most people toss this long ball of pads to the floor, but Conway likes to give it Humpty. This time this hit right below the throat of the deep square leg. Just the break England needed
3.50 pm: tea time
Tea New Zealand 130 for 1 (Conway 78*, Young 40*) England 303 (Lawrence 81*, Burns 81, Bolt 4-85) 173 points
England Street A couple of missed chances, one they couldn’t do anything about with Zach Crowley getting no slips to keep Devon Conway off for 22 when the soft cue (bump ball) didn’t run out and the hosts review wasn’t revealed enough evidence to prove the ball never touched the ground Actually. Then Joe Root pounded a latch that would have sent Will Young packets for only 7.
As it stands, he put Conway and Young in an unbroken position of 115 for the second wicket.
3.35 pm: Tourists stand along
New Zealand is doing well here as England need a breakout. Conway and Young pushed their partnership to an unbroken level 111 with Conway 78* and Young 36*. They just changed the ball, Stuart Broad will look to see what he can do with that ball. He beats the bat with his first delivery since the shift, turning away from Conway’s attempt to defend, and ends up with a virgin.
2.50 pm: The root rotates in
Joe Root enters the offensive as the England international with the home team seeks to break up this partnership between Devon Conway and Will Young, worth $73*.
Our statistician Sampath Bhandarupally noted that “between 2004 and 2020, England played only one home Test without a front-line player in the XI (versus SA in 2012 in Leeds).” They’ve now done it twice in as many games this summer.
Conway isn’t out of 55 and Young at 21. Root has a 0 for 3 heading into third.
2.35pm: Fifty up for Conway
Devon Conway, who debuted for Lords with a 200 in the first rounds, turns 50 by pushing from a Joe Root half ball behind deep cover, running two like Stewart Broad Fields.
Having survived at 22 when Zack Crowley’s bowling prod slips, was not given amid doubt as to whether the ball touched the ground, Conway is now 51 not out and Will Young is unbeaten with 21, their partnership equals 69*.
2.00 pm: Oh no, Joe!
Joe Root, England captain, just made a – and drops – a pass that would have distracted Will Young in 7. A nice ball from Olly Stone found the outer edge and the ball sailed to the root on the first slip. He had a couple going to catch him when he went to the ground but he just couldn’t stand it! It seemed like a standard opportunity, too. New Zealand was 52 to 1 at the time.
1.50 pm: Warmth of the heart
Regardless of your team’s allegiances, this celebration of returning to the stands at Edgbaston is a lot of fun to watch. Yes, he’s understandably biased, but it warmed Chris Wok’s heart.
1.10pm: 260 New Zealanders late for lunch
lunch New Zealand 43 for 1 (Conway 27*, 1-10 wide) England 303 (Lawrence 81*, Burns 81, Bolt 4-85) 260 points
Devon Conway directs New Zealand to lunch at 43 for 1 against an excellent spell from Stuart Broad, which has netted him Tom Latham’s 6 and given him 1 for 10 numbers so far. Conway didn’t drop out of the race at 27 and didn’t lose Will Young—in the side to Ken Williamson, who has an elbow inflammation—in the sixth minute.
12.50 p.m.: Another close call to Conway
Devon Conway, the centurion who first appeared in Lords, had another escape. Conway beat Stewart Broad to Zach Crowley on the third slip and it was hard to tell if the ball hit the ground while Crowley was caught. Sure enough, he put his fingers under it but the key was that the soft signal given by the referee on the field wasn’t out. Brod was furious but, upon review, there was enough doubt for the decision to stand up. wide. No. happy.
12:30 p.m.: wide breaks
12.20 pm: That was close!
A heartwarming moment for New Zealand fans out there, but Devon Conway keeps his cool. Tom Latham shoots the ball straight down the field and Stewart Broad, in his pursuit, manages to get his fingers to it before it hits the stump at the non-striker’s end. Conway, who was advancing, was watching the ball like a hawk as well, and managed to turn and extend his arm, and retrieved his racket within his fold in time.
12:00 noon: England is completely out for 303pm
Run break England 303 (Lawrence 81*, Burns 81, Bolt 4-85) vs. New Zealand
A Dan Lawrence-led recovery brought England’s total son count to 303. Lawrence was undefeated matching Rory Burns’ highest score for England of 81, while Mark Wood provided some entertainment – and valuable kicks – with a 41-shot before throwing the ball. by Matt Henry. Trent Bolt, who took two wickets yesterday, cleaned up the tail, and Stewart Broad held out the back for a duck and James Anderson LBW for four. Anderson was initially denied by referee Richard Kettleborough but that decision was overturned on review, showing Bolt over the inside edge with the ball tracing to the stem of the leg.
Now, with New Zealand having the ball to swing well, local fans will eagerly expect to see Anderson, playing England’s 162nd Test, do the same.
11.25 a.m.: Wood gives it some satisfaction
Here Matt Roller With more thought about taking morning tones:
Joe Root has highlighted the “extra responsibility” that bowlers in England have with bats on the eve of the series. “If we are going to grow as a team, if we are going to be more consistent, we will have to add low-level training,” he said. While picking Olly Stone – who has climbed 10th for most of his first-class career – may appear to be No. 8 in the face of those comments, the tail has taken on additional responsibility.
Of the six England +50 partnerships in the series, three included low-level contributions: 52 between James Anderson and Rory Burns and 63 between Burns at Ole Robinson at Lords, plus 66 between Dan Lawrence and Mark Wood here. Stone also added 47 alongside Lawrence last night, helping England reach 300 after slipping to 175 for 6.
10.45 am: Looking back
Rory Burns reflected on his 81 stroke yesterday and spoke to Sky Sports in closing about his form, which includes the first 132 runs in the first Test at Lords and seven fifties in 10 championship rounds this season. This came after he lost his place on the test side at England’s recent tour of India. This is what he said:
“It was a very difficult day for test cricket, it was beautiful even at the end, I think Dan. [Lawrence] He played really well there and in that later part of the day he probably put us back very well so there is something in this deck for everyone.
“It would probably have swung a little bit more for them after lunch, whether it was on the roof or not.
“I felt good, I felt good rhythm coming from county cricket and in this environment. I felt in a good place in the summer, which is fun. It’s nice to be able to get in there and get in the middle.”
10.00 am: Dan is the man
Welcome back to our coverage of the second Test at Edgbaston and all eyes will be on Dan Lawrence, England’s No. 7 playing his seventh Test undefeated at 67. From a home perspective, England want to know how many extras he can make to their score 258 to 7 with no exit Mark Wood of 16, Stewart Broad and James Anderson. Lawrence will be the main wicket that New Zealand focus on this second morning before they get stuck in the tail.
Valkyrie Bynes is general editor at ESPNcricinfo