The ongoing match between England and New Zealand has seen the fast bowlers on either side pick wickets for fun. They have bowled back to back spells and have gotten great results. On the first day of the first Test, fast bowlers picked 17 wickets. The second day was no different as the first session produced six wickets.
On the second day of the match, Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins put up a tweet about England’s playing conditions. “Always love watching Test cricket in England. Just enough seam and swing on offer here for the quicks,” he wrote.
Here is the tweet
Always love watching Test cricket in England. Just enough seam and swing on offer here for the quicks 😍#ENGvNZ
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) June 3, 2022
A user took this opportunity to troll the Australian quick. “Always love watching Test cricket in India. Just enough spin and bounce on offer here for the spinners,” wrote the user.
Always love watching Test cricket in India. Just enough spin and bounce on offer here for the spinners 😍
— 3stumps2bails (@analysisfigure) June 3, 2022
Notably, there has been a lot of debate about playing conditions in India. Many players and pundits of the game have criticized the pitches favouring spinners. Whereas no questions are raised on the English conditions favouring quicks.
In the encounter between England and New Zealand, the Black Caps got off to a shaky start, losing both openers within the first five overs for a total of two runs. It was not easy for them after that either. They lost half their team in the first session. They eventually scored 132 runs in the first innings, thanks to some brilliant batting by Colin de Grandhomme (42 runs in 50 balls).
James Andersen and Matty Potts took a four-wicket haul each. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad also had a wicket each. In the second innings, England got off to a strong start, with Alex Lees and Zak Crawley amassing 59 runs in the opening partnership. However, things went poorly from there on. They continued to lose wickets at regular intervals until they were seven wickets down for a score of 100. They finished the day with a 116/7 score. England was eventually all-out for a score of 141 on the next day.