Live Score, 2nd Test: New Zealand continue fight as Taylor nears double


Brief Day 2 Report: Kane Williamson burnished his growing reputation but the spectre of the follow-on still loomed large over New Zealand who reached 140 for two at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the WACA on Saturday.

Williamson was unbeaten on 70, the 25-year-old’s third successive 50-plus score in the series, after Australia had earlier declared their first innings at 559 for 9.

Ross Taylor (26) was batting at the other end with New Zealand 419 runs behind and still needing another 220 to avoid the ignominy of the follow-on.

Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc trapped Martin Guptill lbw for one in the third over of New Zealand’s innings, while Tom Latham (36) fell to Nathan Lyon after raising 81 runs with Williamson.

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