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New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3: Latham, Conway Innings Bring New Zealand Back into the Game

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New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3: Latham, Conway Innings Bring New Zealand Back into the Game

New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3: Latham, Conway Innings Bring New Zealand Back into the Game

At the end of the first day, New Zealand was at 138-7, and Tom Blundell and Tim Southee were on the field. The rain stopped the match, and the umpire had to call the day off.

Tom Blundell and Tim Southee resumed the batting, and Ollie Robinson started the bowling at the start of day 3. In the 44th over, Southee hit back-to-back two fours, and New Zealand reached 150 runs. In the 48th over, Southee hit three sixes and scored his half-century. In the 50th over, Southee hit four and got out after scoring 73(49). New Zealand reached 200 runs.

In the 52nd over, Matt Henry hit a four, and Blundell got out on the fifth ball after scoring 38(79). In the 54th over, Matt Henry got out after scoring 6(10). New Zealand got out at 209 runs. England enforced the follow-on on New Zealand. Latham and Conway came to the field, and Anderson opened the bowling attack. Latham opened the run account with a four. After the end of the first session, New Zealand was 40-0.

In the 23rd over, Conway hit two fours, and England reached 50 runs. In the 30th over, Conway hit two boundaries – one six and one four. In the 35th over, Latham reached 5000 test runs, and he became the 7th Kiwi to do so. In the 40th over, New Zealand reached 100 runs. In the 41st over, Latham took a single on the first ball and scored his 26th half-century in the test. He hit back-to-back two fours on the next two balls. In the 42nd over, Conway took a single and reached his half-century.

Jack Leach broke the partnership as Conway returned to the pavilion after scoring 61(155). New Zealand reached 150 runs in the 54th over. Latham got out after scoring 83(172) in the 56th over. In the 62nd over, Will Young got out after scoring 8(23). New Zealand reached 200 runs with a four in the 81st over. At the end of day 3, New Zealand was at 202-3 and trailed by 24 runs.

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