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Fifties from Devon Conway (80) and Will Young (82) took New Zealand to 229-3, trailing by 74 runs, after day two of the second Test; England were bowled out for 303, with Dan Lawrence left stranded on 81; watch three three from 10.15am, Saturday on Sky Sports Cricket

Last Updated: 11/06/21 6:35pm

Will Young made a Test-best 82 to put New Zealand a strong position at Edgbaston

New Zealand put themselves in a strong position in the second Test against England thanks to half-centuries from Devon Conway and Will Young.

After England were bowled out for 303, with Dan Lawrence left stranded on 81 not out, Conway (80) and Young (82) both made the most of some good fortune to help the Black Caps close on 229-3, trailing by just 74.

Fresh from his double ton on debut at Lord’s, Conway survived on 22 when the third umpire adjudged that his edge to Zak Crawley had been grounded, much to England’s chagrin, while Young was dropped at slip with only seven to his name and the pair went on share a stand of 122 for the second wicket.

Stuart Broad (2-22) broke the partnership with the second of his two wickets, taking him to 520 in Test cricket and above Courtney Walsh into sixth on the all-time list.

Young fell to what proved to be the last ball of the day from Lawrence but, after his third-wicket stand of 92 with Ross Taylor (46no), New Zealand remain in a commanding position going into day three.

More to follow…

Watch day three of the second Test between England and New Zealand from 10.15am, Saturday on Sky Sports Cricket.

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