Black Caps bowled out for 375 as Broad claims four wickets
Daryl Mitchell and BJ Watling notched up half-centuries in Hamilton.
New Zealand unravelled after half-centuries from Daryl Mitchell and BJ Watling on day two of the second Test against England at Hamilton.
Black Caps opener Tom Latham added just four more to his overnight 101 as the hosts lurched to 191 for five before a stand of 124 from Test debutant Mitchell (73) and Watling (55).
However, the pair were dismissed either side of the tea interval and a position of 315 for five became 375 all out in the final session, with Stuart Broad claiming four for 73 and Chris Woakes chipping in with three wickets.
England’s decision to bring Ben Stokes into the bowling attack on Saturday seemed a risky ploy after he was visibly discomforted by a knee injury on day one, with the series against South Africa that counts towards the World Test Championship looming.
BJ in some serious form! He brings up 50 with a beautiful cover drive! He and Mitchell take their partnership to 113-runs and counting 🏏— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 30, 2019
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However, he bowled an economical spell of 5-3-3-0 in the first session and got through six overs in the afternoon, showing few signs of being troubled by his knee, which was heavily strapped in the warm-up.
It was initially thought he would be restricted to a fielding brief only as New Zealand resumed on 173 for three, with play starting half an hour earlier after an afternoon thunderstorm that had curtailed day one.
Latham lasted just nine balls before leaving a straight one, his rare misjudgement allowing Stuart Broad to clip the top of off-stump.
Henry Nicholls then carelessly fell into Sam Curran’s short-ball trap on 16, hooking the left-arm seamer to Broad at long leg, while the England youngster also induced the outside edge of Watling, only for the ball to bounce in front of wicketkeeper Ollie Pope.
Mitchell’s first ball in Test cricket caught the edge but dropped well short of second slip and he then missed a hook at Curran before being all ends up by Chris Woakes – all within the first seven balls.
However, he gradually found his footing alongside the unflustered Watling and Mitchell served notice of his intent with a sumptuous six down the ground off Joe Denly’s part-time leg-spin.
The second new ball came and went with no reward for England, who stuck diligently to their task, Woakes yielding just six runs in a seven-over spell either side of the lunch interval.
Stokes was called upon for the second time to little avail while Jofra Archer mixed up a short-ball barrage with a few of his customary knuckle balls – to little impact.
Mitchell expertly crunched Stokes through the covers before pulling the all-rounder to bring up his half-century in his first Test innings.
Watling reached the milestone from 180 balls only to fall on the stroke of tea, fencing a shorter delivery from Broad that caught the top of the bat and flew to gully for Rory Burns to take a catch.
Broad had his fourth of the innings when Mitchell top-edged to Archer in the deep, while Mitch Santner (23) and Tim Southee (18) contributed some lusty blows before also falling to the short-ball.
Neil Wagner was dismissed for a golden duck to leave England with a potential hour and a half to bat – although there were some threatening clouds hovering into view.