Alastair Cook has looked in good touch © Getty Images
Alastair Cook has looked in good touch © Getty Images

England head into Lunch on Day Two on top against New Zealand in the 2nd Test at Headingley. Both the openers played out the session without any worries and will be eying a big score as the Kiwis continue to struggle for wickets. Alastair Cook is just five runs away from being the highest Test run-scorer for England, surpassing Graham Gooch‘s tally of 8900 Test runs. He has particularly left the ball well and looks to be in good touch. They are 54 for zero and will looking to get going after the Lunch interval.

England bowled out New Zealand for a score of 350 after New Zealand scored as many as 53 runs in the 7.1 overs bowled on Day Two. Matt Henry, Mark Craig and Trent Boult as threw their bats around to ensure the Kiwis got to that total. Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers taking his 13th five-wicket haul in Tests. Live Updates:England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Headingley, Day 2

New Zealand had got to the score thanks to two brilliant and contrasting half-centuries from Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi. The Kiwis continued their aggression and it probably got the better of the two batsmen who missed out on their tons; Latham was out on 84 while Ronchi hit one down to fine leg to get out on 88. But they had done enough to defy the English bowlers who bowled well after rain washed out the first session on Day One. Scorecard:England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Headingley

Earlier, England won the toss on Day One and inserted New Zealand into bat. They were unchanged. New Zealand replaced the injured Corey Anderson with Luke Ronchi.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 350 (Tom Latham 84, Brendon McCullum 41, Luke Ronchi 88; James Anderson 2 for 43, Stuart Broad 5 for 109 ) lead England 54 for 0 (Adam Lyth 27*, Alastair Cook 27*) by 296 runs.

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