The second Test match between England and New Zealand witnessed an action-packed day one. The visitors were asked to bat first at the Trent Bridge, and they got some great results. The black caps combined for a score of 318/4 at the end of the first day. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell formed an essential partnership that paid off on the opening day.
While the action unfolded in the middle, the spectators were busy creating hilarious moments that would go viral on the internet. The first incident occurred during the second session of the match when Devon Conway was caught behind with an inside edge off James Anderson by Ben Foakes. As the wicket fell, the home supporters burst into excitement and celebrated the dismissal with a great roar, and an old guy who appeared to be sleeping was awkwardly woken from his nap.
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Another notable incident occurred when New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell lofted a straight six off Jack Leach. The ball flew over the boundary rope and fell directly in the beer glass of a spectator. The spectator, named Susan, was later given a replacement drink by New Zealand Cricket.
Meanwhile, the Kiwis totally dominated the opening day of the second Test match. They kept the runs flowing, despite losing the first four wickets at regular intervals. The team showed good resistance in the game. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell once again were the stars of the New Zealand innings. They batted through the day and added 149 runs for the fifth wicket partnership.
Mitchell followed up his century from the previous match with a half-century, while Blundell also hit his second fifty in a row. The former remained not out on 81 runs, and the latter was undefeated on 67 runs. Ben Stokes and James Andersen claimed two wickets each on day one, while others went wicketless.
New Zealand will look forward to winning the match and levelling the three-match series. Notably, England won the first match at Lord’s by five wickets.