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Tim Southee believes New Zealand is in with a chance to win against England

June 6, 2021

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Durba

Tim Southee took to the field in place of Trent Boult and helped New Zealand get on top. Now he believes that the Kiwis might be in with a chance to win the Test against England.

In the first innings, New Zealand reached 378 runs. Devon Conway, the debutant, scored an impressive double century. However, on the third day, there was no game due to heavy rains.

On Saturday, England seemed to be catching up thanks to the opener Rory Burns. He managed to score 132 runs from 297 balls. Nonetheless, Tim Southee showcased his amazing swing bowling earning himself a spot on the Lord's Honours Board. He claimed a whopping 6 wickets against 43 runs. This helped New Zealand claim a 103 run lead at the end of the fourth day of the Test.

Later, he stated that he believes the Kiwis stand a chance to claim victory against the hosts. This outcome could not have been predicted at the start of the day. The Blackcaps are in a good place knowing that all three outcomes are still possible.

This also marks the second time Southee is on the Lord's Honours Board

During the 2013 Test, he had a return of 10 wickets. The fact that he had such an impressive return at Lord's makes it even sweeter, reported Southee.

On the fourth day, the Kiwis had a promising start. The England captain, Joe Root was bowled out on the very first ball of the day by Kyle Jamieson. Then Southee took 3 wickets against no runs for 21 balls. However, Rory Burns held his place for 132 runs despite close calls at 77 and 88. This marked Burns' third century in a Test and a second one against the Kiwis. Southee also had words of praise for Burns for keeping his composure and giving stiff competition.

The final day of the Test will see New Zealand with a 170 run lead and 8 wickets in hand. However with one whole day to go, the outcome is too hard to predict.

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