The Nottingham Test between England and New Zealand is heading towards a draw. But, the exciting competition continues among them. England made a strong comeback on the third day on Sunday night. They scored 473/5 in the first innings in reply to world champion New Zealand’s 553. The English team was trailing by 80 runs at stumps.
The fourth day’s game will be played on Monday. Former captain Joe Root and Ollie Pop made England return to the match. The root is on his way to his double century. They are unbeaten on 163. While Pop became the victim of Bolt with a score of 145. This is Root’s 27th Test century. While Pop has scored the first hundred in England.
Alex Lees and Ollie Pope led the hosts’ innings at 90/1. While Lees completed his maiden Test fifty, scoring 67 off 109 balls. He was caught by Daryl Mitchell off the ball of Matt Henry
Joe Root led the innings along with captain Ben Stokes. Both put on a half-century partnership for the 5th wicket and took England past 400. But right after, Stokes was caught by Bolt on Bracewell’s ball after playing a blistering inning of 46 off 33 balls.
Meanwhile, Half of England’s team had returned to the pavilion with a score of 405. But Root stood at one end and was supported by wicket-keeper batsman Ben Fox from the other end. Root and Fox together took England past 450 runs.
Just after this, Joe Root completed 150 runs in 181 balls with the help of 23 fours. The half-century partnership in 76 balls for the sixth wicket between Joe Root and Ben Fox was also completed.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.