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England vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1 highlights: Lawrence, Burns hit 50s

At close, Daniel Lawrence was batting on 67 (100 balls, 11x4s) and Mark Wood was on 16 (58 balls, 1x4). Check England vs New Zealand highlights and scorecard

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Joe Root, Tom Latham
England captain Joe Root decided to bat first at Edgbaston. Photo: @BLACKCAPS
England were 258 for seven wickets at stumps on the first day of the second and final Test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston on Thursday.

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At close, Daniel Lawrence was batting on 67 (100 balls, 11x4s) and Mark Wood was on 16 (58 balls, 1x4).

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Earlier, England captain won the toss and elected to bat.

Until now, Rory Burns has the top score of the innings with 81 (187 balls, 10x4s) while Lawrence has the second highest score.

Three New Zealand bowlers -- Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, and - bagged two wickets apiece while Neil Wagner has captured one.

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Earlier, at lunch, England were 67 without loss, with Burns batting at 32 and Sibley on 31. Together, they saw off the new-ball challenge.
New Zealand, who made six changes to the playing XI, resting key bowlers and Kyle Jamieson to keep them fresh for the World Test Championship final against India that begins on June 18, struggled to make breakthroughs even as they tried all five bowlers in the first session.



and Daryl Mitchell were brought in as replacements. Left-arm spinner Patel replaced an injured

England brought in Olly Stone to replace Ollie Robinson, who has been suspended from Test cricket after some of his old racist and sexist tweets went viral on social media during the first Test.

The first Test had ended in a draw.

England scorecard on Day 1 of Edgbaston Test

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rory Burns c Latham b Boult 81 187 10 0
Dominic Sibley c Bundell b Henry 35 84 5 0
Zak Crawley c Mitchell b Wagner 0 0 0 0
Joe Root c Bundell b Henry 4 7 1 0
Ollie Pope c Bundell b Ajaz 19 49 1 0
Dan Lawrence not out 67 100 11 0
James Bracey c Mitchell b Boult 0 1 0 0
Olly Stone lbw b Ajaz Patel 20 52 2 0
Mark Wood not out 16 58 1 0
Total: 258-7 in 90 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Trent Boult 23 4 60 2
Matt Henry 22 5 66 2
Neil Wagner 20 6 62 1
Daryl Mitchell 11 2 23 0
Ajaz Patel 14 4 34 2

 
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test playing 11
 
New Zealand playing 11: (captain), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel,

England playing 11: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, (captain), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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