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June 16, 2021

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England vs NZ 2nd Test: Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence keep hosts afloat against Kiwis strike

England vs NZ 2nd Take a look at: Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence preserve hosts afloat towards Kiwis strike | Cricket Information

England opener Rory Burns and all-rounder Dan Lawrence scored battling half-centuries because the hosts recovered from a mid-innings wobble to succeed in 258/7 towards New Zealand on the opening day of the second and closing Take a look at on Thursday (June 10). Burns fought exhausting as wickets fell round him and seemed set to succeed in his fourth take a look at century in entrance of a boisterous Edgbaston crowd of round 17,000 followers earlier than falling for 81, caught by stand-in skipper Tom Latham off Trent Boult.
Boult (2/60) eliminated James Bracey with the primary ball of his subsequent over to depart England in bother at 175/6 after they’d received the toss and made a stable begin with the bat. Lawrence (67 not out) steadied the ship, nevertheless, along with his third take a look at half-century and Mark Wooden (16 not out) gave him stable help earlier than the shut.
“It’s been fairly a tricky day, nevertheless it was fairly even by the tip,” Burns informed Sky Sports activities. “Dan performed rather well and acquired us again in it properly. There’s one thing within the floor for everybody. They got here again exhausting at us after lunch. It swung a bit extra, whether or not that was situations overhead or the floor, we`ll should see after we bowl.”
Earlier, Burns and fellow opener Dom Sibley ensured that the hosts negotiated the opening session of a house take a look at with out the lack of a wicket for the primary time since 2011. New Zealand made six adjustments to the workforce that drew the primary Take a look at at Lord’s with Latham captaining the facet for the third time within the absence of standard skipper Kane Williamson attributable to a niggling elbow damage.
However the guests clicked into gear after lunch as Matt Henry (2/66) pressured Sibley (35) to knick the ball to wicketkeeper Tom Blundell, earlier than Zak Crawley fell for a duck, caught at slip off the bowling of Neil Wagner. England captain Joe Root acquired off the mark with a boundary off Henry, however edged the following supply to Blundell earlier than Ollie Pope departed for 19.
New Zealand struck within the closing session as Burns swiped at a swinging supply exterior the off stump to present Boult his first wicket of the innings earlier than wicketkeeper Bracey was caught within the slips for a first-ball duck.
Olly Stone (20) shared a significant 47-run partnership with Lawrence earlier than being trapped lbw by Ajaz Patel. “We’ve acquired three wickets left so as to add as many runs as attainable and hopefully Dan can preserve going. Then we`ll see with the ball. It`s set truthful for a superb day tomorrow,” Burns stated.

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