Devon Conway and Will Young scored half-centuries as New Zealand completed the second day on 229/3, 74 runs behind England’s first innings rating in the second and closing Test against at Edgbaston on Friday.
Left-handed batsman Conway, recent from his sensible double hundred on debut at Lord`s in the opening check, smashed 12 boundaries for his 80 and alongside Young added 122 runs for the second wicket.
Young confirmed unbelievable endurance for his 82 off 204 balls earlier than he turned Dan Lawrence`s maiden check wicket in the ultimate over of the day. The vacationers completed the day with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 46 on the different finish.
New Zealand’s stand-in skipper Tom Latham was trapped leg earlier than with simply 15 runs on the board earlier than Conway and Will Young went on to frustrate the English bowling assault.
Conway was spared on 22 when the South African-born batsman edged seamer Stuart Broad to Zak Crawley in the slips.
But with on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough having made a mushy sign of not out, TV umpire Michael Gough determined there was inadequate proof for him to overturn that call.
Young, who changed injured skipper Kane Williamson in the highest order, ought to have been actually out for seven however England captain Joe Root dropped a seemingly comfy probability at first slip regardless of getting each arms to the ball.
Conway missed out on one other triple-figure rating when he holed out to Broad in the ultimate session, however Young continued to point out nice maturity on the different finish.
Young, enjoying solely his third check, constructed a 92-run partnership with Taylor as England struggled to make an influence and not using a full-time spinner in their lineup.
Earlier, tailender Mark Wood`s flashy 41 helped England to 303 all out in their first innings, with Mark Lawrence ending unbeaten on 81.
Wood, who resumed on 16 not out, scored six boundaries earlier than edging a Matt Henry supply again onto his stumps.
On his return to motion, Trent Boult was the decide of the bowlers for the vacationers as he trapped James Anderson leg earlier than to complete with 4-85.