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England rue drops and decisions as New Zealand take upper hand in second Test

  * England 303: New Zealand 229-3 * Broad furious over Conway ‘catch’ as opener goes on to make 80At Lord’s last week Devon Conway brought up his century with an ostentatious lofted flick off his ankles and over square leg for four. At Edgbaston he brought out the shot a little earlier – he was only on 80 at the time – but the contact was just as sweet, the shot just as handsome. This time, though, among those watching it appreciatively were Joe Root, who knew it might be coming, Zak Crawley, who had been positioned to catch it, and Stuart Broad, a bowler seeking vengeance. This was not an easy day for England, most of it spent in the field and much of it without looking particularly threatening, and it ended with the tourists in an excellent position, 74 behind with only three wickets down after Will Young was caught by Ollie Pope at short leg off Dan Lawrence from the final ball. But Broad was superb, and he and Crawley might easily have dispatched Conway about four hours and 36 over .. Full story on 

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