England v New Zealand: Will Younger & Devon Conway put vacationers on high

England v New Zealand: Will Young & Devon Conway put tourists on top

England 303: Burns 81, Lawrence 81*, Boult 4-85
New Zealand 229-3: Conway 80, Young 82, Taylor 46*
New Zealand trail by 74 runs

A dropped catch and a questionable umpiring decision proved costly for England on a frustrating second day of the deciding Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

Captain Joe Root put down a chance off Will Young when he had only seven, with the New Zealand number three eventually falling for 82 to what proved to be the final ball of the day.

Devon Conway could have been given out on 22, only for the umpires to adjudge the ball had not carried to third slip Zak Crawley. Conway went on to make 80.

It ultimately meant New Zealand were able to reach 229-3, trailing by 74.

The hosts moved from their overnight 258-7 to 303 all out thanks mainly to Mark Wood’s swashbuckling 41.

England’s last three wickets fell for 15 runs as Dan Lawrence was stranded on 81 and denied the opportunity of a maiden Test hundred.

England teetering on the edge

This was New Zealand’s…