Devon Conway and Will Young scored half-centuries as New Zealand finished the second day on 229-3, 74 runs behind England’s first innings score in the second and final Test against at Edgbaston on Friday.

Left-handed batsman Conway, fresh from his brilliant double hundred on debut at Lord’s in the opening test, smashed 12 boundaries for his 80 and alongside Young added 122 runs for the second wicket.

Young showed incredible patience for his 82 off 204 balls before he became Dan Lawrence’s maiden test wicket in the final over of the day. The tourists finished the day with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 46 at the other end.

AS IT HAPPENED

New Zealand’s stand-in skipper Tom Latham was trapped leg before with just 15 runs on the board before Conway and Will Young went on to frustrate the English bowling attack.

Conway was spared on 22 when the South African-born batsman edged seamer Stuart Broad to…

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