It “is only a matter of time” before England captain Joe Root rediscovers his best form, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said ahead of the second Test at Hamilton.
Colin de Grandhomme
New Zealand have been dealt a blow ahead of the second Test against England at Hamilton with paceman Trent Boult and all-rounder Colin De Grandhomme sidelined due to injury.
England were unable to negotiate batting out the final day against New Zealand as a series of injudicious strokes saw the tourists hammered by an innings and 65 runs at Mount Maunganui.
James Vince’s maiden Twenty20 international half-century carried England to a commanding seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in Christchurch in the teams’ first meeting since the dramatic World Cup final.