England fielder Joe Denly couldn't find a hole big enough to hide after dropping one of the easiest catches offered by Black Caps captain Kane Williamson today.

With Williamson on 62 not out and cruising in a third wicket partnership with teammate Ross Taylor on the final day of the second test, England missed a chance the vital breakthrough when Denly dropped a sitter at short midwicket.

Williamson scooped a Jofra Archer delivery straight to Denly who inexplicably failed to hold the catch.

"Out!. Oh no what have you done? What have you done?" said Sky commentator Mark Richardson.

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Archer was already celebrating the wicket before turning to see the catch hadn't been held.

Joe Denly fails to hold the catch. Photos / Sky Sport
Joe Denly fails to hold the catch. Photos / Sky Sport
England bowler Jofra Archer reacts to the dropped catch. Photo / Sky Sport
England bowler Jofra Archer reacts to the dropped catch. Photo / Sky Sport

"Joe Denley has dropped an absolute gobbler," said fellow commentator Craig McMillan.