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‘Two teams playing daring cricket’ – Twitter elated as England vs New Zealand Test all set for a thrilling climax

By BetBarter Staff

June 14, 2022

The ongoing second Test between England and New Zealand has seen some exciting action at the Trent Bridge. After conceding 553 runs in the first innings, England had to perform well with the bat, which they did. Joe Root and Ollie Pope were absolutely superb as both scored a century for their side in the second innings. Root, however, had managed to stay through day three.

On the next day, he tried to continue his dominance, but the Kiwi bowlers were at the top of their game. Trent Boult and Michael Bracewell broke through England’s middle order and their tail to give the team a lead of 14 runs going into the next innings. The former English captain scored 173 runs in the match, and was the highest scorer of the innings. On the other hand, Boult picked a sensational fifer.

In the following innings, James Anderson got an early breakthrough with the wicket of Tom Latham. He completely outplayed the Black Caps captain with a brilliant delivery. Anderson struck Latham’s stumps with an in-swinger in the first over of the third innings. The batter attempted to leave the length ball as he expected it to move outside, but he was taken aback. With this, James Anderson become the third bowler to complete 650 Test wickets.

Will Young (56) and Devon Conway (52) then stitched a crucial partnership as they added 100 runs together. However, the English bowling attack bounced back, and put the batters under pressure. In the final session of day four, England was able to take five wickets leaving only the tail to bat with Daryl Mitchell. New Zealand currently has a score of 224/7 with a lead of 238.

The game is well poised for England now. They will strive to get early wickets on the last day and then quickly chase the target. However, the playing conditions at the venue are also in favour of the batters.

Here is how Twitter has reacted to the game so far