England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 2nd Test Day 3: England reached 122/9 in their second innings at stumps on Day 3, having a lead of just 37 runs over New Zealand.
Devon Conway and Will Young scored half-centuries on Friday as New Zealand begin Day 3 on 229/3, 74 runs behind England’s first innings score in the second and final Test at Edgbaston. The Kiwis were all out for 388, getting a first innings lead of 85 runs. Young, playing only his third Test, had built a 92-run partnership with Taylor as England struggled to make an impact without a full-time spinner in their lineup on Friday. New Zealand are slowly taking a grip on this series decider but must negotiate the second new ball due early on Saturday if they are to post a sizeable first innings lead. Earlier, tailender Mark Wood’s flashy 41 helped England to 303 all out in their first innings, with Mark Lawrence finishing unbeaten on 81.
England303 (101.0) u0026 122 (41.1)
New Zealand388 (119.1) u0026 41/2 (10.5)
New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets