Essex’s Lawrence impressive on day one at Edgbaston

England v New Zealand – LV=Insurance Second Test Match – Edgbaston, Birmingham – Summary

England 258/7 (90.0 overs)

New Zealand (Yet to bat)

England won the toss and elected to bat

Dan Lawrence finished the day unbeaten on 67 as England reached 258/7 on day one of their LV=Insurance Second Test Match with New Zealand at Edgbaston.

The 23-year-old right-hander remained composed, facing 100 deliveries to help England recover following a flurry of wickets after the lunch interval.

Lawrence knock included eleven boundaries. Surrey’s Rory Burns reached 81 for the hosts – Ajaz Patel, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult each taking two wickets for the tourists. Play resumes on Friday at 11am.

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (Capt), Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, James Bracey (WK), Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

New Zealand: Tom Latham (Capt), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

Officials: Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Michael Gough, Martin Saggers and Chris Broad

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