New Zealand under the captaincy of Tim Southee, have stunned the entire cricketing fraternity with a thrilling one-run win in the second of the two-match Test series against England. The hosts amazingly won this match after surviving a follow-on and a lead of 226 runs after the first innings.
The cricket fans were awestruck and shocked after this nail-biting Wellington fixture of the series between two cricketing powerhouses. Subsequently, the fans also came up with a lot of creative and hilarious memes over the micro-blogging site Twitter.
So without further ado, here, we’ll have a look at the top memes following the historic win of New Zealand over Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum’s England.
Here’s a look at the top memes after New Zealand’s win against England:
This meme😂#NZvENG pic.twitter.com/5Fg8d06fKT
— Megha Chavan 🇮🇳 (@MeghaChavan17) February 28, 2023
Beauty of test cricket 😍#NZvENG pic.twitter.com/Xg4OwhBxED
— Anoop 🇮🇳 (@ianooop) February 28, 2023
True cricket fans will agree : what a win by NZ 🔥🔥🔥#NZvENG pic.twitter.com/TU59g2aeH3
— UmdarTamker (@UmdarTamker) February 28, 2023
Baz McCullum. #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/zrHQOZrzbY
— Garima Srivastava (@Gameera_) February 28, 2023
Brendon McCullum when England lose to New Zealand #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/uwQwQfVcEH
— Ankit (@revengeseeker07) February 28, 2023
Jimmy Anderson the batter #NZvENG https://t.co/dmH5PIjpB3 pic.twitter.com/DzwQK6Pwuk
— Anshul Gupta (@oyegupta_) February 28, 2023
Australia to England#NZvENG pic.twitter.com/Cq3DVg0haC
— Mir K H A LL I LL (@bussinesswekk) February 28, 2023
There should be a separate documentary for this match. #NZvENG #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/e297u0GNn8
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) February 28, 2023
— Anuj singh chauhan (@a_s_chauhan14) February 28, 2023
Brendon mccullum right now#NZvENG pic.twitter.com/le7fxRKYsA
— Satyam (@SatyamG90880858) February 28, 2023
Never enforce the follow-on. #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/qy55kpzIIy
— Richard Steer (@rdsteer) February 28, 2023
Speaking of the action of the match, the Kiwi skipper Tim Southee won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Batting first, Ben Stokes’ men declared the first innings on 435 runs for the loss of eight wickets courtesy of the brilliant centuries from former skipper Joe Root (153 runs) and young batting sensation Harry Brook (186 runs).
Replying to England’s first innings, the New Zealand batting lineup succumbed to England’s bowling lineup comprising veterans, James Anderson and Stuart Broad alongside the star spinner Jack Leach. Anderson and Leach scalped three wickets each; Stuart Broad ended up claiming four wickets to his name to restrict the hosts to 209 runs and made them follow on the innings.
Following on the remaining lead of 226 runs, former skipper and batting superstar Kane Williamson shone for his team and aggregated a crucial century of 132 runs in the second innings. Apart from Kane, senior opener Tom Latham and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell also contributed with knocks of 83 and 90 runs respectively.
New Zealand took a lead of 257 runs in the second innings and posted a target of 258 runs for England to win the match. In the fourth innings of the match, England were heading toward the target, thanks to Joe Root’s knock of 95 runs. But things started turning in favor of Tim Southee & co. after the dismissal of England skipper Ben Stokes on the team’s score of 201 runs. Eventually, in a thrilling contest, England couldn’t cross the line and lost the match by only 1 run to settle with the score line of 1-1 in the two-match Test series.