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  • 3:30 AM IST

    We are all set for the start of the first session of Day 2. Overnight batting pair of Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope are out in the middle.

  • 3:14 AM IST

    After all of that, it is the visitors who find their noses ahead at the moment. One more decent partnership will take them in a strong position. They have their best player in the past year or so Ben Stokes out there who is well-set and they will hope he along with the batters to come can take them close to 400. New Zealand on the other hand, will look to take early wickets with the second new ball which is relatively new. Another attritional day of cricket awaits.

  • 3:13 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the first Test between New Zealand and England. The visitors managed to amass 241 runs at a run rate of less than 3. Now when I write that, you would probably feel it was a boring day of Test cricket. That though was not the case, it wasn’t an exciting day but it was an excellent battle between bat and ball where the bowlers had to work hard to create chances and the batters too weren’t given away easy opportunities to score.

  • 3:01 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 12:27 PM IST

    Now then, one more good partnership and England will have a good first innings score. However, if New Zealand manage to take a few wickets early on Day 2, they would be right back into this. An action-packed day awaits. Do join us at 1100 local (2200 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 12:27 PM IST

    The New Zealand bowling was very disciplined, they did not begin that well but once they got into their rhythm, they did not let runs leak quickly. They did manage to take timely wickets with Colin de Grandhomme being the pick for them. Boult however was a touch disappointing as he did not look at his best. Also, had they hung onto Stokes’ catch right at the end, they would have slept a lot better.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    Right from the start things went as the visitors wanted it to. To begin with, they won the toss and elected to bat and then they managed to put up decent stands. The openers set the tone with Burns scoring a half ton. However, Rory and Root fell in quick succession but Stokes and Denly put up an 83-run stand which meant England remained on top. Both scored half tons but the latter failed to make most of the start he got. Stokes however, is still battling it out, he is joined by Pope who would be eager to prove his mettle.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    End of a hard-fought day of Test cricket! Both the sides had to toil hard. The English, for every run they had to score and the Kiwis as picking wickets was just not easy. In the end however, one can say, it is the English side who is just ahead at the moment.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.6 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, no run, Last ball of the day and it is wide outside off, left alone by Pope. England end Day 1 on 241/4.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.5 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, FOUR, FOUR! Short delivery on middle and leg, Pope rocks back and pulls this one superbly to the mid-wicket fence. No nerves for Ollie before the end of the day’s play.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.4 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, no run, Another one way outside off, Pope does not have to fiddle with it.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.3 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, no run, Way wide outside off, Pope does not bother to play at that.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.2 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, no run, Great movement for Boult here. He bowls it on a length around off, it pitches and moves away. Ollie confidently shoulders arms.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    89.1 Tim Southee to Ollie Pope, no run, Length ball wide outside off, left alone by Ollie.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.6 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, no run, On the pads of Stokes, he looks to flick but misses. He is hit on the pads.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.5 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, no run, Third time in a row, delivered outside off and Stokes shoulders arms to it.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.4 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, no run, Another one outside off, left alone by Stokes.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.3 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, no run, Outside off, left alone by Ben.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.2 Trent Boult to Ollie Pope, 1 run, Back of a length on middle, pulled away towards square leg for a single.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    88.1 Trent Boult to Ollie Pope, no run, Good length ball on off, defended well by Pope.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.6 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.5 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Wide ball outside off, left alone by Stokes.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.4 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Full ball on off, driven towards mid off.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.3 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Length ball outside off, left alone.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.2 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Length ball on off again, Stokes looks to play at it but is completely squared up.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    87.1 Tim Southee to Ben Stokes, no run, Length ball on off, pushed towards extra cover.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    86.6 Trent Boult to Ollie Pope, FOUR, FOUR! Full ball on off, Pope drives this one through the cover region for a beautiful boundary.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    86.5 Trent Boult to Ollie Pope, no run, Another bouncer, Pope sways away from it.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    86.4 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, byes, 1 run, Bouncer down the leg side, Stokes looks to pull but misses it. Watling does well to dive to his right and get a hand to it. The ball goes towards the fine leg region and the batters take a bye.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    86.3 Trent Boult to Ben Stokes, no run, Outside off, left alone.

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