2nd Test: New Zealand finish day 2 on top against England in Hamilton
Two late wickets towards the close of play on day two of the 2nd Test in Hamilton, put New Zealand on top.
New Zealand 375 – (Tom Latham 105, Ross Taylor 53, BJ Watling 55, Daryl Mitchell 73; Stuart Broad 4- 73)
England – 39-2
At the Close - England trail New Zealand by 336 runs with 8 wickets remaining
Although England started the day well against New Zealand removing overnight centurion Tom Latham, middle order batsmen BJ Watling and Daryl Mitchell pushed the Kiwis to a respectable 375 all out before taking the wickets of Dominic Sibley and Joe Denly, leaving England trailing New Zealand by 336 runs with 8 wickets remaining at the close of play.
New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell commented after the day’s play: "To be able to put on the black cap was pretty special. You are not human if you are not nervous. It was nice to get some runs.
"Being sent in on this pitch, if you said we would make 370 we would probably have taken it. Getting two poles tonight is a massive bonus. Hopefully we can build some pressure in the morning, maybe get a couple of quick ones and really put some heat on them."
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
England - Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope(wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad
Start Time: 22:00
Toss: England won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Paul Wilson, Bruce Oxenford, Wayne Knights, Javagal Srinath
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