Fresh from a century in die dreary opening draw at Lord’s, Burns made 81 in front of 18,000 noisy fans at Edgbaston who were spoiled with fascinating 90 overs.
Lawrence then reached the end unbeaten on 67 after die Black Caps had fought back in the afternoon session have fought for Break-ins in the morning, with England closes England on 258-7.
One day it was confirmed James Anderson – England’s All-Time leading wicket- taker – would. teamist is most crowned player with 162 games, die host made sedate progress in die opening session.
Together with Dom Sibley (35) Burns helped England to 67-0 by lunchtime, but the loss of three wickets for die Encore of only 13 runs threatened die To see things dissolve.
Sibley was die first fall with a feather behind off the brilliant Matt Henry (2-66), before the bad out of Form Zak Crawley only held four balls when he slashed one off Neil Wagner (1-62) on the third slip.
Captain Joe Root fell cheaply and hacked behind off Henry, da Burns die Provided and brought a reassuring hand all along up a half-century in 141 balls and putti on 42 with Ollie Pope (19), who was fired when playing a bad shot off the left-Poor spin of Ajaz Patel.
Trent Boult, back in the new zealand side Have spent time with family after the interrupted IPL season convinced Burns to leave for the drive that chose out Was standing-in captain Tom Latham at second slip, and the same man sent James Bracey back for a golden duck.
But Lawrence put up much-needed resistance and made England brisk half-century off just 75 balls – putting on a valuable 47 with Olly Stone (20) and see out the day with Mark Wood (16 not out).
CRAWLEY FOLDS AGAIN
Something was all too familiar to me way England batting Order threatened to dissolve with the hapless Crawley emblematic of the tale of Sore.
Since making 267 against Pakistan last August has nine single digits scores in die following 11 tests innings. He wasn’t the only culprit by far, but Crawley needs one score from somewhere.
HENRY TURNS THE TIDE
Root must have been pleased with the way England saw out die opening session with the minimum of Excitement, but not that thrilled with a New Zealand comeback led by Henry.
Spells of devastating pace and swing made England rock and wouldn’t it have been? for Burns and Lawrence give the hosts some backbone, die It would have been tourists in Command. The way it is, have it die Host 300 in their sights and the like of Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Mark Wood will have a lot of guts if they get this ball in Your hands.
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