NZ vs. ENG, 2nd Test Match: The second match of the two-match series between England and New Zealand was played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. New Zealand won by one run in a heart-stopping match. The series ended in a draw as soon as New Zealand won the match. Only twice in Test cricket history has a team won by a single run.
NZ vs ENG: England, 1st Inning Highlight
Batting first, the English team scored 435 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 87.1 overs. Harry Brook scored the highest 186 runs for England, fellow batsman Root also played a brilliant inning of 153 runs. New Zealand bowler Matt Henry was the most successful bowler for his team, taking 4/100 in 22.1 overs. M Bracewell got 2 wickets while Southee and Wagner got one success each.
NZ vs ENG: New Zealand, 1st Inning Highlight
England declared their innings after scoring 435 runs. In response, the start of the New Zealand team that came to bat was not much. The team could play only 53 overs and got all out for 209 runs. Captain Southee made the most runs for New Zealand in the first innings. He scored 73 runs in just 49 balls with the help of six sixes and five fours. Broad took the maximum 4 wickets for England, Anderson and Jack Leach got 3-3 wickets.
NZ vs ENG: New Zealand, 2nd Inning Highlight
In the first innings, New Zealand was all out for 209 runs, forcing the team to follow on. But this time the New Zealand batsmen did better and scored a total of 483 runs in 162 overs. Williamson scored 132 runs in the second innings while Latham scored 83 runs. Conway scored 61, wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell scored 90, and Daryl Mitchell scored 54.
NZ vs ENG: England, 2nd Inning Highlight
England needed 258 runs to win the match. But the team got all out for 256 runs. All cricket fans expected England to win, but the opposite happened and New Zealand won the match by 1 run. Joe Root scored the highest 95 runs for England in the second innings. Captain Ben Stokes and Ben Duckett scored 33 runs. Ben Foakes scored 35 runs. Bowling for New Zealand, Neil Wagner got the most 4 wickets, captain Tim Southee got 3 wickets and Matt Henry got 2 wickets.
The team wins the test match after following on
- England v Australia, Sydney 1894
- England v Australia, Leeds 1981
- India vs Australia, Kolkata 2001
- New Zealand v England, Wellington 2023
This happened for the first time in New Zealand’s Test cricket
The New Zealand team won this Test match after playing the follow-on for the first time ever. Only England and India have achieved this mark twice prior to New Zealand. When India and Australia played a historic Test match in Kolkata in 2001, this feat was last accomplished there. Before that, in Leeds in 1981, England defeated Australia, and in Sydney in 1894, England defeated Australia during a follow-on.