On Day 3 of the second Test against England at the Basin Reserve, New Zealand batter Tom Latham hit a fine 172-ball 83. After England scored 435/8d, New Zealand resumed the day on 138/7. NZ was bundled out for 209 and asked to continue. The Kiwis got off to a good start in the second innings before losing both openers.
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Latham is the seventh New Zealand batter to score 5,000 or more runs in the longest format. He has 5,038 runs at 41.63. He hit 11 fours in his 83-ball innings before being bowled by Joe Root. Latham reached his 26th fifty. He also has 13 centuries by his name. In his 5th century against England, he also raced to 729 runs.
Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls batted to end to an otherwise fairly action-packed third day’s play at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, sauntering their way to a sedate, unbeaten 45-run stand in the last 21.2 overs to help New Zealand to 202 for 3 in their second innings.
Brief Scores: England 435/8 decl. (Harry Brook 186, Joe Root 153*; Matt Henry 4-100, Michael Bracewell 2-54) lead New Zealand 209 (Tim Southee 73, Tom Blundell 38; Stuart Broad 4-61, James Anderson 3-37) & 202/3 (Tom Latham 83, Devon Conway 61; Jack Leach 2-59) by 24 runs