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New Zealand lost Will Young just on the brink of stumps on Day 2.

New Zealand lost Will Young just on the brink of stumps on Day 2.

OUT! Nicholls edges to the 'keeper who takes it happily and more importantly, safely.It was a short ball from Wood with the ploy working as he gets just a faint tickle off one going down leg. The keeper dives and pouches it. NZ - 312/5.

New Zealand are into the lead now

300 up for NZ

DROPPED!! Stone could've had two in the over, but Bracey puts down Blundell. It was a genuine edge and he even dived to his right.. but...

OUT!The jinx of the 80s continues!! Ross Taylor edges and Bracey who has had a poor day behind the stumps redeems himself. Gone for 80, putting an end to his aggressive play today. He chased a full delivery outside off and there's a bit of away movement which did him in. Olly Stone has the wicket.

50 partnership between Nicholls and Taylor!

Dropped!Broad gets a short one and Taylor goes after it even, giving Broad the result he wanted... almost. The ball reached Sam Billings who runs in from fine leg, but he can't hold on.

250 up for New Zealand

FIFTY FOR ROSS TAYLOR! Gets there with a sweep that reaches the boundary.

The players are in the middle all geared up for an important session

New Zealand dominated the second day as England's bowlers struggled to make failed to make many inroads, ending the day just 74 shy of the hosts' 303. They lost Will Young in the final over of the day to give England something positive to end the day with as NZ went to stumps at 229/3.

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the second Test. Will Young was so impressively calm and composed, and even though Ross Taylor scrapped through the initial part of his innings, he held the boat steady. New Zealand looked set to finish the day just two wickets down, Young fell for 82 to give Dan Lawrence his maiden Test wicket.

This Test has had as many as four half-centurions, but all of them, coincidentally have not gone past the 80s. Rory Burns fell for 81, Dan Lawrence remained unbeaten on 81, Devon Conway fell for 80, and Young for 82. Taylor will resume the day on 46. We'll find out soon if he can break the curse of the 80s.