The first Test match between England and New Zealand certainly lived up to the expectations. The hosts and Kiwis gave absolutely everything and the performance was there for everyone to see at The Lord’s.
New Zealand are well and truly on top of their game. The Kiwis came up with a motive and that is to beat England in their own den. The Black Caps started their game so well.
Despite losing wickets from their line-up, the likes of Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls made things quite tough for the hosts. While Conway scored a double century, Nicholls scored a half-century.
The southpaw Conway scored his first double century on his Test debut at The Home of Cricket. His innings was embedded with a flurry of 22 boundaries and a six.
Henry Nicholls showed a great sense of calmness and composure alongside Conway. Henry scored 61 with the help of 4 boundaries. Neil Wagner also showcased his mettle at No.11. He scored 25 off 21 balls including 3 fours and a six.
As a result, New Zealand were able to post 378 in the first innings. Ollie Robinson was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he accounted for 4 dismissals. Mark Wood and James Anderson took 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
Ross Taylor asks the umpire to go upstairs despite taking a catch
On the other hand, England are struggling to find a way to dominate the Kiwis. They scored 164/6 in 69 overs (Lunch). Rory Burns is batting on 72. On the other hand, England Test captain Root was dismissed on 42 in the 44th over.
The lanky pacer Kyle Jamieson bowled a superb delivery to England Test captain. Meanwhile, Root couldn’t do anything to crack the code. He got an inside edge and the ball went towards Ross Taylor at the slip.
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Despite taking a clean catch in his safe pair of hands, Ross Taylor decided not to celebrate. The veteran asked the umpire to go upstairs in case if he had made any mistake. Upon reviewing, Taylor’s catch was clean. Taylor won the hearts of the fans.
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