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Dan Lawrence and Mark Wood kept England in the game with a handy eighth-wicket stand.

Dan Lawrence and Mark Wood kept England in the game with a handy eighth-wicket stand.

LUNCH! An intriguing session comes to an end.England first scored some quick runs to take their total over 300 before Boult ran through the tail, bowling them out for 303. England did well with the ball, posing questions with his length and was rewarded with Latham's wicket. He could've had Conway too, but the controversial soft signal came under the scanner again. New Zealand went into the break at 43/1 with Conway unbeaten on 27. Join us for the middle session in 40 minutes.

Is that out or not?It's Broad once again with the wicket after Conway pokes at one half-heartedly. The third slip claims it as do England, but Conway isn't convinced, nor are the on-field umpires, ruling it NOT OUT! The third umpire makes his checks and goes with the SOFT SIGNAL. England are not happy.

OUT! Beautiful from Broad.Hit the seam, came back in a touch and Latham misses. Is trapped leg before for 6 after missing a straight one. NZ - 15/1.

England's players are in the middle as are NZ's openers. It's slightly overcast now in Birmingham. Can Anderson strike early?

OUT! That's that then - England are bowled out for 303.Boult has cleaned up the tail, trapping James Anderson leg before. The umpire perhaps thought there was an inside edge, but reviews show there was nothing. Three reds on it meant England were bowled out, leaving Lawrence, who was brilliant in staging England's recovery, unbeaten on 81 at the other end.

Join us for New Zealand's innings in a bit.

300 up for England

OUT! Edged and taken.Easy catch for the 'keeper. Broad holds his bat loose and gets a faint nick to the keeper. Anderson makes his way to the middle. Can he keep Lawrence company long enough for England to go past 300? They're on 289 now...

Bowled him! Henry gets Wood to play on as he goes for the expansive drive. The 66-run stand has finally been put to an end.

Wood and Lawrence add 50 runs now for the eighth wicket to take England close to 300

The players are in the middle

Hello and welcome to the second day of the second Test between England and New Zealand. What an opening day we had with momentum yo-yo'ing between the two sides to finish on an even keel by the end of the day. England started strongly led by Rory Burns and Dom Sibley as New Zealand went wicketless in the first session. They bounced back in the second to get four to peg England back.

Trent Boult helped New Zealand strengthen their hold on the game getting the well-set Rory Burns who missed out on a well-deserved century, reducing the hosts to 175/6. But Dan Lawrence thereafter stitched stands with the lower order to keep New Zealand at bay as England went to stumps on 258/7. Can NZ get the remaining three wickets quickly or will Lawrence and Wood continue to frustrate the visitors? We'll find out in a bit.