England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 2nd Test Day 1: Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley put on a 72-run opening stand which gave England the advantage in the first session of the day but the rest of the English batting order — bar Dan Lawrence (67*) — fell away to the New Zealand bowling attack on Day 1. At stumps, England were 258/7, with Lawrence and Mark Wood the unbeaten batsmen.
After the drawn first Test at the Lord’s, England and New Zealand are taking on each other in the second Test at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday. The hosts are under pressure after debutant Ollie Robinson was suspended for his old racist and sexist tweets raked up a controversy which later became bigger after some other English players’ old tweets went viral. Meanwhile, the visitors are playing this crucial game without their regular skipper Kane Williamson because he is resting his injured elbow. Tom Latham is leading the Kiwi team while Will Young comes into the starting lineup and will bat at number three at Edgbaston.