ENG v NZ highlights today – Second test day one from Hagley Oval, Christchurch (New Zealand) Friday 30th March 2018. First test New Zealand won by an innings and 49 runs. TA Boult took nine wickets in the last match, TG Southee took five wickets and TD Astle took three.
HM Nicholls smashed 145 runs not out, KS Williamson 102 and BA Stokes scored 66 runs in two innings. The highest total of the Hagley Oval, Christchurch venue is 505 scored by Australia against the home team in 2016, New Zealand highest total of the ground is 441 scored against Sri Lanka in 2014, England will play their first-ever test match on this pitch.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
New Zealand team/playing XI
JA Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, BJ Watling †, C de Grandhomme, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, N Wagner, TA Boult.
England team/playing XI
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, JM Vince, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, BA Stokes, JM Bairstow †, SCJ Broad, MA Wood, MJ Leach, JM Anderson.
2nd Test, England tour of New Zealand Highlights
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Shaun Haig
Match number – Test no. 2301