|England 303: Burns 81, Lawrence 81 *, Vault 4-85|
|New Zealand 229-3: Conway 80, Young 82, Taylor 46 *|
|74 Run New Zealand Trail|
England was sacrificed by a drop of catch and a suspicious referee’s decision on the frustrating second day of a decisive test with New Zealand in Edgbaston.
Captain Joe Root reduced his chances when Will Young was only 7, and New Zealand’s number 3 eventually fell to 82, turning out to be the last ball of the day.
Devon Conway could have been eliminated on the 22nd, but the referee only decided that the ball was not carried to Zack Crawley on the third slip. Conway earned 80 in a row.
This means that in the end, New Zealand reached 229-3, 74 points behind.
The host went all out from 258-7 to 303 overnight, mainly thanks to Mark Wood’s swashback ring 41.
The last three wickets in England fell on 15 runs as Dan Lawrence got stuck at 81 and refused the chance of a maiden’s test 100.
This was New Zealand Day, a day against the backdrop of England’s batting.
Tourists patiently absorbed the English attack and gradually moved towards what should be the lead of the first inning.The crowd tried to rally the root side, but even the Hollies stand The energy of the first day.
England has reason to be dissatisfied with Crawley’s decision to catch. Replays suggest he had his finger under the ball.
But it can’t mask the fact that they wasted the opportunity to hit first on a flat pitch.
In addition, the decision to skip the left-arm spinner Jack Ruetsch and choose full-speed attack seems increasingly false. The route was just over 26 innings in New Zealand, bowling a part-time off-break.
England hasn’t lost the match, but it’s wobbling. Lawrence was an unlikely source of late bonuses on his first test wicket, ending the second new ball scheduled for early Saturday.
They have to take advantage and show an improved batting average.
England vs New Zealand: Will Young and Devon Conway Top Tourists
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