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Live Report – England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day


All the updates, news and stats from day three of the second Test at Edgbaston

Welcome to day three of our live report of the second Test between England and New Zealand from Edgbaston. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here.

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2.05pm: Anderson, at long last

James Anderson, playing his England-record 162nd Test, finally sees some reward, snaring the wicket of Neil Wagner for a third-ball duck. With the ball seaming back from outside off-stump, Wagner plays and misses, the ball hitting the pad and clipping the top of off to give Anderson his first wicket of the match. That whipped the crowd into a frenzy before they were momentarily hushed when Matt Henry was given not-out to Anderson’s lbw appeal three balls later, the decision upheld upon England’s review with replays showing he’d got bat to ball.

1.55pm: Stone strikes again

Olly Stone claims his second wicket, Daryl Mitchell pulling straight to Zak Crawley at midwicket for 6 to put NZ at 335 for 6, a lead of 32. Tom Blundell is not out 26 as Neil Wagner comes to the crease. Stone has 2 for 75.

1.05pm: NZ head to lunch 23 ahead

Lunch New Zealand 326 for 5 (Young 82, Conway 80, Taylor 80) lead England 303 by 23 runs

Time for lunch with New Zealand 23 in front and with five wickets in hand. Tom Blundell is unbeaten on 24 and Daryl Mitchell is not out 3. The tourists lost some momentum when Ross Taylor fell for 80 but England could have had at a couple more. James Bracey put down Blundell off Olly Stone when the batter was yet to score and Sam Billings spilled a catch off Taylor in the deep.

12.45pm: NZ lose another

Henry Nicholls had just been struck a blow to the helmet by a Mark Wood delivery travelling at 89mph. No sooner had he been given the all-clear to carry on, Nicholls gloved another from Wood down the leg side and James Bracey took a low catch. Earlier, Bracey had put down Tom Blundell, then on nought, off Olly Stone. Blundell is now 14 not out as Daryl Mitchell comes to the crease.

12.25pm: Edgy eighties

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