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New Zealand frustrate England after Stokes enforces follow-on

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England snared three fast wickets with spin however New Zealand’s batters pissed off the vacationers with their resistance on day three of the second check in Wellington on Sunday after Ben Stokes enforced the follow-on.

New Zealand have been 202 for 3 of their second innings at stumps, needing solely 24 runs to make England bat once more on the Basin Reserve.

Kane Williamson (25 not out) and Henry Nicholls (18 not out) held agency after Jack Leach triggered a batting collapse that netted 3-18.

New Zealand resumed on 128 for no loss of their second innings after tea, with openers Tom Latham and Devon Conway pushing their partnership to 149 runs earlier than Leach made the breakthrough.

The spinner discovered a thick inside edge which careened off Conway’s pad and looped over to quick leg, the place Ollie Pope dived ahead to take the catch and take away the batter for 61.

The wicket shifted the momentum again to England, with Latham quickly out lbw for 83 making an attempt to brush Joe Root.

Number 4 Will Young, chosen for the match so as to add depth to the hosts’ batting, was bowled for eight by Leach, having managed two within the first innings.

Young’s wicket left New Zealand 167 for 3, nonetheless needing 59 runs to make England bat once more.

Williamson and Nicholls rode their luck by the ultimate hour however strode off unbeaten, with New Zealand having some hope of setting England a correct fourth innings chase.

New Zealand have been earlier bowled out within the morning session for 209 in reply to England’s declared first innings complete of 435 for eight, the Black Caps falling 27 runs wanting avoiding the follow-on.

England skipper Stokes had little hesitation sending the hosts again in to bat on an overcast morning however Latham and Conway survived 19 watchful overs to lunch after which all the center session to tea.

Latham introduced up his 5,000th check run earlier than tea with a single off James Anderson.

New Zealand began the day on 138 for seven of their first innings, nonetheless needing 98 runs to keep away from the follow-on.

They briefly held hope of mowing the runs down as tail-ender captain Tim Southee went on a six-hitting spree in an entertaining knock of 73 off 49 balls.

Southee smashed Leach for 3 sixes in an over, the second mentioning his fifty from 39 deliveries and sending the ball onto scaffolding behind the fence at long-on.

Leach dropped Southee when he slogged Stuart Broad to simply in entrance of the high-quality leg rope when on 71.

But the spinner’s anguish lasted just one ball as Southee was caught by Zak Crawley at midwicket after one other prime edge.

That ended a wonderful 98-run partnership with wicketkeeper Tom Blundell and the match rapidly turned.

Blundell whacked Broad straight to Leach at mid-on to be out for 38 earlier than the England paceman wrapped up the innings by dismissing a slogging Matt Henry for six.

Broad completed with innings figures of 4-61, with Anderson (3-37) and Leach (3-80) claiming three wickets apiece