England will hope for a Ben Stokes century and some fireworks from Ollie Pope, while New Zealand will look to pick early wickets and fold the visitors under 300 runs when play commences on Day 2 of the 1st New Zealand vs England Test match. Both teams enjoyed a fairly good day of cricket -- although the pendulum will be slightly tilted towards England. In case, you are searching for the live score updates, ball-by-ball commentary and latest live scorecard for Day 2 of New Zealand vs England 1st Test, you are on the right page. Day 2 of NZ vs ENG 1st match will start at 03:30 am IST (Indian Standard Time) with Stokes and Pope resuming the innings for England. Meanwhile, those searching for the live score updates, ball-by-ball commentary and scorecard of NZ vs ENG 1st Test, scroll down for all information. New Zealand Vs England, Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Three of England's top-five batsmen hit half-centuries with Rory Burns (52) and Joe Denly (74) continuing their good form from Ashes 2019. But the star of the day was Ben Stokes, who not only completed his fifty but also kept hopes alive for a ninth Test hundred. Stokes arrived at the crease after captain Joe Root was out for 2 leaving England at 3/120. The left-handed all-rounder not just oversaw a tough period of New Zealand's pace bowling but also targetted its main bowler Trent Boult to reach his 20th Test half-century. Pope, who entered late on Day 1 following Denly’s dismissal, also looked good and will hope to carry on his good form on Day 2. NZ vs ENG 1st Test Latest Live Scorecard.
For New Zealand, Colin de Grandhomme was the chief wicket-taker with a two-wicket haul, while Neil Wagner and Tim Southee took one wicket each for the hosts. Boult, New Zealand’s prime fast bowler, however, remained wicketless. He could have had Stokes in the final session but Ross Taylor failed to hold on to a tough chance at second slip. You can follow LatestLY every detail, including the live score updates, ball-by-ball commentary and latest scorecard, for the 1st New Zealand vs England Test match.
New Zealand Playing XI: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad.