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ENG Vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 2: England 90/1 At Stumps After Bundling Out New Zealand For 553

Alex Lees (34 not out) and Ollie Pope (51 not out) will resume the England innings on Sunday.

Ollie Pope (right) and Alex Lees touch gloves during the second day of the second Test between Engla
Ollie Pope (right) and Alex Lees touch gloves during the second day of the second Test between England and New Zealand. AP

England and New Zealand are playing against each other in the second Test of the three-match series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Notably, the Three Lions lead the series 1-0 after winning the first game by five wickets at Lord's, London.

Talking about the ongoing second Test, Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the match after testing positive for COVID-19 and Tom Latham is leading the team against England in his absence.

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Day 2 Summary

Daryl Mitchell’s 190 and Tom Blundell’s 106 helped New Zealand post a total of 553 all-out in their first innings of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge Nottingham on Saturday. James Anderson picked 3/62, while Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Jack Leach claimed two wickets apiece. In reply to the Kiwis' total, England were 90/1 when the umpires called for Stumps on Day 2. Alex Lees (34 not out) and Ollie Pope (51 not out) will resume the England innings on Sunday.

Day 1 Summary

New Zealand had a solid start to the second Test against England. The side posted 318/4 On Day 1 as Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell stitched an impactful partnership of unbeaten 149 runs for the fifth wicket. The match hanged in balance when England reduced the Black Caps to 169/4 but the Mitchell-Blundell partnership eventually put New Zealand ahead by the end of play on Friday. James Anderson picked 2/42, while Ben Stokes returned 2/40. Mitchell and Blundell will resume the New Zealand innings on their respective scores of 81 and 67.

Toss Update

England will bowl first against New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham starting June 10 (Friday).

England are unchanged with Jack Leach retaining his place in the XI despite missing the majority of the first Test's play at Lord's due to concussion protocols.

"Generally here the wicket gets better as the game goes on, get them in early and get Jimmy and Broady going with the new ball," England skipper Ben Stokes said at the toss.

New Zealand, who need to win the match to keep the three-match series alive, have Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls and Michael Bracewell in for spinner Ajaz Patel, Williamson and injured Colin de Grandhomme. Bracewell, 31, is making his Test debut.

"We were going to have a bowl as well, a tough one, a bit of green tinge, but dry as well. Get through the first session and put a score on the board," said Tom Latham. "Disappointing for Kane but opportunities for other guys. We are a proud nation and will play our brand of cricket."

Playing XIs

England: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matty Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

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