Burns fought laborious at the same time as wickets fell round him and appeared set to succeed in his fourth Check century in entrance of a boisterous Edgbaston crowd of round 17,000 followers earlier than falling for 81, caught by stand-in skipper Tom Latham off Trent Boult.
Boult (2-60) eliminated James Bracey with the primary ball of his subsequent over to depart England in hassle at 175-6 after they’d gained the toss and made a stable begin with the bat.
Lawrence (67 not out) steadied the ship, nevertheless, along with his third Check half-century and Mark Wooden (16 not out) gave him stable assist earlier than the shut.
Earlier, Burns and fellow opener Dom Sibley ensured that the hosts negotiated the opening session of a house Check with out the lack of a wicket for the primary time since 2011.
New Zealand made six adjustments to the group that drew the primary Check at Lord’s with Latham captaining the facet for the third time within the absence of normal skipper Kane Williamson resulting from a niggling elbow harm.
However the guests clicked into gear after lunch as Matt Henry (2-66) compelled Sibley (35) to knick the ball to wicket-keeper Tom Blundell, earlier than Zak Crawley fell for a duck, caught at slip off the bowling of Neil Wagner.
England captain Joe Root bought off the mark with a boundary off Henry, however edged the following supply to Blundell earlier than Ollie Pope departed for 19.
New Zealand struck within the remaining session as Burns swiped at a swinging supply outdoors the off stump to offer Boult his first wicket of the innings earlier than wicket-keeper Bracey was caught within the slips for a first-ball duck.
Olly Stone (20) shared a significant 47-run partnership with Lawrence earlier than being trapped lbw by Ajaz Patel.