The second Test between New Zealand and England is currently underway in Wellington, with the hosts looking to level the series after a narrow defeat in the first Test. Day four of the match is set to be an exciting one, with the Black Caps needing to bat out the day to secure a draw and keep the series alive.
England started the day on a positive note, with the bowlers making early inroads into the New Zealand batting line-up. The visitors were able to take the wickets of Tom Latham and Ross Taylor in quick succession, leaving the hosts on the back foot. However, the Black Caps were able to fight back, with Kane Williamson and BJ Watling putting on a solid partnership to steady the ship.
At the lunch break, New Zealand were in a strong position, with the score on 166/3. Williamson and Watling were both looking in good form, and the hosts were well on their way to securing a draw.
In the afternoon session, the Black Caps continued to bat well, with Williamson and Watling both reaching their half-centuries. The pair put on a solid partnership of over 100 runs, before Watling was eventually dismissed for a well-made 65.
With the score on 270/4, the Black Caps were in a strong position to secure a draw. However, the England bowlers continued to chip away at the New Zealand batting line-up, with the hosts eventually being bowled out for 302.
England now have a chance to chase down the target of 302 and secure a series victory. The visitors will need to bat out the day to secure a draw, and the match is set to be an exciting one.
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