England had been 258 for seven wickets at stumps on the primary day of the second and closing Check in opposition to New Zealand right here at Edgbaston on Thursday.
At shut, Daniel Lawrence was batting on 67 (100 balls, 11x4s) and Mark Wooden was on 16 (58 balls, 1×4).
Earlier, England captain Joe Root gained the toss and elected to bat. Till now, Rory Burns has the highest rating of the innings with 81 (187 balls, 10x4s) whereas Lawrence has the second highest rating.
Three New Zealand bowlers — Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, and Matt Henry – bagged two wickets apiece whereas Neil Wagner has captured one.
Earlier, at lunch, England had been 67 with out loss, with Burns batting at 32 and Sibley on 31. Collectively, they noticed off the new-ball problem.
New Zealand, who made six modifications to the taking part in XI, resting key bowlers Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson to maintain them recent for the World Check Championship closing in opposition to India that begins on June 18, struggled to make breakthroughs whilst they tried all 5 bowlers within the first session.
Matt Henry and Daryl Mitchell had been introduced in as replacements. Left-arm spinner Patel changed an injured Mitchell Santner.
England introduced in Olly Stone to exchange Ollie Robinson, who has been suspended from Check cricket after a few of his previous racist and sexist tweets went viral on social media through the first Check.
The primary Check had resulted in a draw.
Temporary scores (Stumps, Day 1): England 258/7 wkts in 90 overs (R. Burns 81, Daniel Lawrence 61 batting, Dominic Sibley 35, Ajaz Patel 2/34, Trent Boult 2/60, Matt Henry 2/66)