Alex Lees got going with three fours off Tim Southee in the opening over. But England lost Zac Crawley in the next. The batter looked to defend but ended up edging it to second slip to Tim Southee to depart for a duck. England are 12/1 in a chase of 299.
Meanwhile, Lees has continued scoring boundaries while first-innings centurion Ollie Pope is also off the mark with a pulled four. They have helped England to 36/1 at the lunch break. 263 more runs to get for England to take a 2-0 series lead. The pitch hasn’t altered much and England are on track. Don’t rule out New Zealand too even though they are without Kyle Jamieson with the ball.
𝘾𝙍𝘼𝙒𝙇𝙀𝙔 𝙊𝙐𝙏 𝙁𝙊𝙍 𝘼 𝘿𝙐𝘾𝙆 😬
The impressive Trent Boult seduces Zak Crawley into nibbling outside off stump and it works a treat for New Zealand… #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/Ywplbzw4kg
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 14, 2022