Kane leads dominant Kiwis
Kane Williamson's unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day's work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord's on Friday.
The Black Caps ended the second day well-placed at 303 for two, just 86 runs behind England's first innings 389.
Williamson and Ross Taylor had so far shared an unbroken stand of 155 after coming together when the tourists had lost two wickets with their score on 148.
But Williamson was given a reprieve late in the day when he went down the pitch to off-spinner Moeen Ali on 92 only for Jos Buttler to miss the stumping chance.
Earlier, Martin Guptill made 70 in his first Test in two years and was well-supported by Tom Latham (59) during what was just New Zealand's fifth century opening partnership in a Test in England.
The 24-year-old Williamson drove down the ground impressively and also used the cut shot to good effect in the first of this two-match series.
His fifty came in good time, off 78 balls with six fours.
England resumed on 354 for seven, having been 30 for four on Thursday before a 161-run fifth-wicket stand between Root and Stokes revived the innings.
But they lost their final three wickets for just 37 runs in 10.5 overs.
Left-arm paceman Trent Boult and debutant fast bowler Matt Henry leading the way.
England might have seen the back of both New Zealand openers when they were each in the 20s.
Guptill was on 24 when he edged debutant fast bowler Mark Wood to Cook at first slip, but an umpire review to check for a no-ball showed he'd overstepped the crease by a fraction.
After lunch, Latham was dropped on 21 by Ian Bell at second slip off Stokes.
But England took two wickets for no runs in three balls shortly before tea.
Ali succeeded where the quicks had failed by having left-hander Latham lbw.
Next over, 148 for one became 148 for two when Guptill carelessly drove Stuart Broad low to Gary Ballance.
SCORES IN BRIEF
ENGLAND: 389 all out in 100.5 overs (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67;Boult 4-79; Henry 4-93)
NEW ZEALAND: 303 for two in 77 overs (Guptill 70, Williamson 92*, Taylor 47*; Broad 1-42, Ali 1-52)