Latham-Conway battle after Southee’s aggressive batting and follow-on

But James Anperson, Stuart Broad couldn’t shine even in supportive conditions. New Zealand got off to a good start with batting strength from Latham and Conway.

In the beginning, the two led the team with careful batting. Only 41 runs came in the first 22 overs, with 3 boundaries. After that, both of them started batting smoothly. Latham was more advanced.

Jack Leach broke this pair by going to 150 doors. Conway was caught short on his turn and extra bounce. He departed with 61 runs.

A little later, Joe Root gave New Zealand a big blow. Latham was left lbw while sweeping the ball on the pressure of this erratic off-spinner. The innings of the opener, who was playing brilliantly, ended at 83 runs off 172 balls with 11 fours.

Leach then bowled Will Young with a superb delivery. But Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls formed a pair again. Two experienced batsmen did not allow any danger on this day.

Summary Score:

England 1st Innings: 435/8 in 87.1 overs (D.)

New Zealand 1st Innings: 209 in 53.2 overs (previous day 138/7) (Blundell 38, Southee 73, Henry 6, Wagner 0*; Anderson 10-1-37-3, Broad 14.2-2-61-4, Robinson 12-4 -31-0, Leach 17-1-80-3).

New Zealand 2nd innings (after follow-on): 202/3 in 83 overs (Latham 83, Conway 61, Williamson 25*, Young 8, Nicholls 18*; Anderson 15-5-38-0, Robinson 15-3-34-0, Broad 11 -2-34-0, Leach 31-7-59-2, Root 9-0-18-1, Stokes 2-0-16-0).