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Sport Cricket-England rue dropped catch as NZ reach 211-2 in second test

03:25  03 december  2019
03:25  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Watling scores first test century at Mt Maunganui's Bay Oval

  Watling scores first test century at Mt Maunganui's Bay Oval The Blackcaps wicketkeeper compiled his eighth ton in the first test against England.The Kiwi battler achieved his eighth test hundred on Saturday evening, as New Zealand built a lead over England in the opening encounter of their two-test series.

England reach 39- 2 in reply to New Zealand 's 375 after two days of the second Test in Hamilton. Rory Burns, dropped on 10 and 19, will resume on 24 and captain Joe Root six not out. Play will start half an hour early at 21:30 GMT for the remainder of the Test, to make up for time lost to rain on Friday.

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and senior batsman Ross Taylor loom as the key wickets England need to capture to win the second test as the hosts finished the fourth day on 96- 2 at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday. Williamson was on 37, while Taylor was 31 as New

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: New Zealand v England - Second Test© Reuters/ROSS SETFORD New Zealand v England - Second Test England wasted a golden opportunity to force a result in the second test against New Zealand as Joe Denly dropped the simplest of catches from Kane Williamson before the hosts reached 211-2 at lunch on the fifth day at Seddon Park.

New Zealand, who lead the two-match series 1-0, had established a second innings lead of 110 runs in Hamilton on Tuesday with Williamson on 96 while Ross Taylor was on 84 in an unbeaten 183-run partnership.

Stuart Broad walking across a grass covered field: New Zealand v England - Second Test© Reuters/ROSS SETFORD New Zealand v England - Second Test

Taylor became just the second New Zealand player to surpass 7,000 test runs when he pushed a Joe Root delivery into the leg side for a single to reach 83 just before the lunch break. Stephen Fleming scored 7,172 runs.

'We're still learning about Archer'

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Stumps: New Zealand were left to rue another drop in the slips as England hammered the second new ball to reach 241/4 at sumps on day one of the First Test at the Bay Oval. Ross Taylor put down Ben Stokes at first slip with just over five overs left in the day's play. The normally reliable slip fielder

England captain Joe Root reacts alongside team-mates after Stuart Broad's dismissal of Ross Nor was he a fan of England opting to go without a specialist test spinner for the first time in seven To make matters worse for the World Cup hero dropped Latham when on 66 - his second costly drop in

Denly's spilled chance of Williamson, however, was the key moment in the first session on Tuesday that could have given England a chance of bowling the hosts out with a small lead.

New Zealand captain Williamson had advanced to 62 when he was fooled by a slower delivery from Jofra Archer and through his shot early with the ball looping to Denly at short mid-wicket.

England's Anderson to continue recovery in South Africa

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England reach 39- 2 in reply to New Zealand 's 375 after two days of the second Test in Hamilton. Jonathan Agnew looks back at day one of the second Test , featuring interviews with England ’s Chris Woakes and New Zealand 's Tom Latham.

The England cricket team toured New Zealand between February and April 2018 to play two Test and five One Day International (ODI) matches. Fixtures in round 7 of New Zealand 's 2016–17 Plunket Shield season were played as day/night matches, in preparation for a day/night Test match

Such was the confidence that Denly would snaffle the chance and open up New Zealand's middle order at 154-3, Archer was halfway down the pitch celebrating while several fielders raised their arms in jubilation.

a baseball player pitching a ball on a field: New Zealand v England - Second Test© Reuters/ROSS SETFORD New Zealand v England - Second Test

Their excitement, however, quickly turned to shocked disbelief as Denly dropped the ball, while Archer could only bury his face in his hands and burst into laughter.

Williamson was also dropped earlier by wicketkeeper Ollie Pope while on 39.

New Zealand had resumed their second innings on Tuesday on 96-2, just five runs behind England's 476 that had been anchored by a majestic 226 from captain Root to break a personal slump in form.

a man standing on a baseball field: New Zealand v England - Second Test© Reuters/ROSS SETFORD New Zealand v England - Second Test

Root also shared in a 177-run partnership with Rory Burns (101) on Sunday and 193 with Ollie Pope (75).

New Zealand won the first match at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui by an innings and 65 runs.

NZ Cricket apologizes to Jofra Archer for racist abuse

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New Zealand tested him with different angles, they went around the wicket a lot and tried to get him caught at midwicket and then came back over the wicket and tried to Watch day four of the second Test between New Zealand and England from 9pm on Sunday on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404).

England captain Joe Root reacts alongside team-mates after Stuart Broad's dismissal of Ross Taylor is overturned. When Joe Root won the toss on Friday, he By an early rain-induced stumps on day one of the second cricket test against New Zealand in Hamilton, the beleaguered England captain will

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