New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test Day 1 in Hamilton: As it happened
Day 1: New Zealand dominated the proceedings on first day of the second Test against England in Hamilton. After Joe Root won the toss and elected to bowl first, Tom Latham hit an unbeaten hundred to wrest the advantage into New Zealand’s favour. Latham (101*) and Ross Taylor were involved in a century stand as New Zealand scored 173/3 before rain halted play on Day 1. Kane Williamson (4), Jeet Raval (5) and Ross Taylor (53 lost their wicket with Latham and Henry Nicholls (5) on the crease for the Kiwis.
Toss Update: England captain Joe Root won the toss and followed the standard practice at Hamilton’s Seddon Park and opted to bowl first in the second Test against New Zealand on Friday. England have made two changes with Chris Woakes replacing spinner Jack Leach while Zak Crawley comes in for the injured Jos Buttler with Ollie Pope taking over the wicketkeeping duties for only the sixth time in a first-class match. New Zealand have also made two changes, both injury enforced, with Daryl Mitchell in for Colin de Grandhomme while Matt Henry was preferred over Lockie Ferguson to replace Trent Boult.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope (wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad
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- The TV umpire overruled the “Out” soft signal (on-field umpires’ own call before technology adjudicates) and the incident renewed the debate whether soft signal can be an informed decision with very limited reaction time for the umpires on ground.