England in New Zealand: Tom Latham scores century in second Test
Since England’s bowlers frustrated about the day of the second Test in Hamilton, tom Latham scored a century.
The opener struck an unbeaten 101 to assist before rain ended play early at Seddon 25, the Black Caps recuperate to achieve 173-3.
Latham shared a stand of 114 after England won the toss with Ross Taylor, who made 53.
New Zealand lead 1-0 in the series.
Play will start half an hour to compensate for the overs.
The all-rounder struggled with the ball, although joe Root has turned into his vice-captain Ben Stokes when needing a breakthrough.
Stokes limped back into his fielding position just ahead of tea and felt his knee during his short spell at the day period, and grimaced. He didn’t bowl.
England may have paid for Stokes’ injury with their team choice; they picked for together with five seamers.
It did, but leave the group feeling dizzy. Pope, playing his fourth Test, will probably have batted in 3 places if he comes at seven in England’s innings, although Crawley, arguably called a top-order batter, may bat .
England were not too expensive with the ball, nor would they be accused of not even wanting. But it seemed as though they missed some energy and the opportunity to operate their way back into the match as New Zealand, once more, ground them down.
While an spell bowled in the afternoon to Taylor and Latham, woakes, that has struggled in recent tours away from home, has been the pick of the bowlers using 2-41.
But, having opted to bowl first on a pitch, England could have been expecting for more success.
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