New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Day 2: Broad’s four-for swings things in England’s favour

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Stuart Broad ended the day with figures of 4-38 off 16 overs

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad carved through New Zealand’s batting line-up with a superb four-wicket haul to help put his side in an advantageous position on the second day of the second Test in Christchurch.

Starting off the day on 290/8, England added 17 runs to their overnight score before debutant Jack Leach was caught behind off the bowling of Tim Southee for 16.

England were bowled out for 307 three balls later when Jonny Bairstow was dismissed by Trent Boult for 101, which came off 170 balls and included 11 boundaries and a six.

Southee was the pick of the bowlers with six wickets, while Boult snapped up four.

Trailing by 307 runs, New Zealand found themselves in serious trouble early into their innings as Broad and James Anderson worked in tandem to remove Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls and captain Kane Williamson.

With the Black Caps reeling at 36/5, Colin de Grandhomme and wicketkeeper BJ Watling came to the rescue with a 142-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries.

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Colin de Grandhomme scored his third Test fifty

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De Grandhomme went on to make 72 off 151 balls, which included seven boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Broad.

Watling and Tim Southee mustered an unbeaten 14-run stand before bad light brought play to an end for the day.

Watling finished on 77 off 196 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries and a six, while Southee struck two boundaries during his 16-ball 13.

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BJ Watling clubbed 10 boundaries and a six during his unbeaten knock of 77

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Broad was the most successful bowler with four wickets, while Anderson claimed two.

New Zealand ended day two on 192/6 and will continue batting on Sunday at 11:00 local time or 22:00 GMT (the previous day).

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