World champions New Zealand took a 238-run lead over England on Monday night on the fourth day of the second match of the England-New Zealand Test series in Nottingham. At the end of the day’s play, Kiwi batsman Daryl Mitchell returned unbeaten on a personal score of 32 and Matt Henry 8.
England fast bowler James Anderson has achieved a big achievement. He has become the highest wicket-taker in Tests. Before him, only legendary spinners Muralitharan and Shane Warne have been able to do this.
The Kiwi team scored 224 runs for seven wickets in their second innings. Earlier, England’s first innings ended on 539 runs. Kiwi bowler Trent Boult took five wickets. The first three days of the match were batsmen, while the fourth day was in the name of bowlers. 12 wickets fell on this day. At the same time, when it comes to runs, both the teams scored 500+ in their first innings in the initial days. The Kiwis had scored 553 runs in the first innings. So the British had scored 539 runs.
In such a situation, the draw of this match is almost certain, because 13 wickets are required to fall for the result. The Kiwis have three wickets in hand and the hosts have one inning left. However, England’s bowlers raised the hopes of England by taking three wickets in the last over. If they manage to get New Zealand’s lower-order batsman out early, then England could have a chance, but they will have to score runs fast.
Brief Scores till Stumps Day 4:
New Zealand 1st innings: 553 runs (Daryl Mitchell: 190, Tom Blundell: 106)
England 1st Innings: 539 Runs (Joe Root: 176, Olly Pop: 145)
New Zealand 2nd Innings: 224/7 (Will Young: 56, Devan Conway: 52)
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.