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Sport Play begins on NZ-England Test final day

00:50  03 december  2019
00:50  03 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Boult in doubt for second test against England

  Boult in doubt for second test against England The Blackcaps are awaiting the results of an MRI scan.He only managed one over in the final day of the first test win, before succumbing to a side strain.

Over -by- over report: The final Test is in the balance but rain is set to affect play in Hamilton. Join our team of writers for live updates. So, here we are, two mince pies into December, with just one day left of the first tour of the new regime. Downpours are due, probably by lunch, so any hopes of England

New Zealand v England , second Test : full scoreboard. The players are out on the field and it's time to begin . Hello and welcome to coverage of the final day 's play in this two- Test series. It could (and I really, truly hope it turns out to) be a rather interesting day 's cricket.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson dodges a bouncer from England's Jofra Archer on day four of the second cricket Test between England and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on December 2, 2019. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson dodges a bouncer from England's Jofra Archer on day four of the second cricket Test between England and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on December 2, 2019. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images) Rain and a docile Seddon Park pitch are expected to have the final say in New Zealand's second Test against England, with a likely draw set to hand a series victory to the hosts.

Play began on time on the final day on Tuesday but a forecast of heavy rain in Hamilton from lunchtime is set to scupper England's already slim hopes of a win.

Star batsmen Kane Williamson (37) and Ross Taylor (31) resumed with New Zealand 2-96 and needing just five more runs to wipe off a first-innings deficit.

England's cause isn't helped by a lifeless pitch that has made run-scoring difficult but also required diligence to prise batsmen out.

New Zealand won the first Test by an innings and 65 runs in Mount Maunganui and look set to notch another impressive series result before their three-Test Trans Tasman showdown in Australia.

From their past 10 Test series, the Black Caps will have notched eight wins, one draw and one defeat.

Aussie Test bowlers sticking together .
Josh Hazlewood says there are many benefits to a continuity in the bowling attack he hopes continues during the Test summer.The series against Pakistan moves to Adelaide for a pink-ball finale from Friday after Australia beat the tourists by an innings and five runs inside four days in the first Test at the Gabba.

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