ENG vs NZ, 2nd Test: After Lord’s in Nottingham, 2 Kiwi warriors also got stuck, English bowlers wanted wickets on the first day
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England vs New Zealand: On the first day of the Nottingham Test, only captain Ben Stokes and James Anderson could achieve success for England.
England started the Test series against New Zealand with a win in the Lord’s Test, but Nottingham Test On the very first day of the team, there was a lack of enthusiasm from that victory. On the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Friday, June 10, hosts New Zealand made a tremendous improvement in their batting and scored 318 runs at the stumps for the loss of just 4 wickets. However, New Zealand also got the advantage of not having a helpful position for the bowlers. At the same time, the pair of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell, who batted amazingly in the second innings of the Lord’s Test, once again proved to be a problem for England and both again ended the day by adding 149 runs.
England won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second Test, which started on Friday with the pleasant sunshine of Nottingham, but the expectation with which this decision was taken was not fulfilled. Opener Tom Latham, who was leading the team after captain Kane Williamson was ruled out of the Test due to Corona virus infection, started the innings with his partner Will Young. Both the batsmen did not give England easy wickets in the first session. England also did not get much help from the pitch and the conditions, the partnership broke after the excellent start of 84 runs between the two.
Only Stokes-Anderson can bring success
England’s first breakthrough of the day was achieved by captain Ben Stokes, who took the wicket of Will Young. Then on the very next ball, James Anderson hunted Latham in the new over. Despite this, England could not hold on and the first session ended with a score of 108/2. In the second session, Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls also did the work of Young and Latham and formed a good partnership. There was a partnership of 77 runs between the two, which was then broken by Stokes, while once again Anderson got another wicket in a short time. In this way, only 2 wickets fell in the second session and New Zealand scored 87 runs in this session.
Mitchell (81 not out, 147 balls, 9 fours, 2 sixes) and Blundell (67 not out, 136 balls, 8 fours), who shared a brilliant partnership of 195 runs in New Zealand’s second innings at Lord’s Test, this time also a disaster for England. proved to be. Both started their partnership from the second session and remained frozen till the end of the third session. During this, Mitchell crossed the 50 mark in the second consecutive innings, while Blundell also scored his second consecutive half-century like him. Together, till the end of the day’s play, they put on a partnership of 149 runs for the fifth wicket. On the second day of the match on Saturday, Mitchell will try for his second successive century, while Blundell will hope to convert the disappointment at Lord’s here into success.