NZ vs ENG 2nd Test Day 3 Live Scores: Officials set to start 30 minutes earlier than scheduled time

England are taking on hosts New Zealand in the second test and the visitors seemed to have dominated the game by Day 2. The rain having the last laugh on Day 2, the Day 3 might be played a bit earlier to cover the remaining overs which were supposed to be bowled on Day 2.

The action will begin early to cover up the lost overs, so the first ball will be bowled at 3 am IST (9.30 pm GMT, Previous Day).


On Day 2, England took complete control of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to a lethal opening spell from James Anderson, who has risen to the top of the world Test bowling rankings. After England declared their first innings at 435-8, veteran seamer Anderson snagged 3-37 to send the Black Caps crashing to 138-7 when rain forced an early end to day two in Wellington. Spinner Jack Leach also took three wickets, leaving New Zealand trailing by 297 runs with three days to go.
New Zealand is trailing by 297 runs and has three wickets in hand. It’s safe to say England will take a huge lead, and the hosts may be asked to follow suit. And, as it did on day 1, rain had the last laugh in the final hour of day 2.

Brief Score:  England 435/8 decl. (Harry Brook 186, Joe Root 153*; Matt Henry 4-100, Michael Bracewell 2-54) lead New Zealand 138/7 (Tom Latham 35; Jack Leach 3-45, James Anderson 3-37) by 297 runs