England fighting root-burns bat

England have been hoping to get back to the series with Joe Root’s unbeaten 114 and Roy Burns’ 101 runs. The English were 269 for 5 in the first innings when the match ended in rain on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.

England will resume their innings by 106 runs on the fourth day. The team will have to face a tough test to avoid this situation after losing the first match.

New Zealand were all out for 375 in their first innings. Tom Latham, who is the kiwis’ captain.

English opener Burns was run out for 101 off 209 balls. Root, unbeaten on 114, will bat the next day with The Pope. Root hit 4 off 278 balls and made 14. Pope is unbeaten on personal 4 runs.

Tim Saudi took 2 wickets for the Kiwis. Henry and Wagner were the only wicket-hunters.