England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell Help New Zealand Take Command On Day 1

England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell Help New Zealand Take Command On Day 1

Daryl Mitchell Leading New Zealand’s charge, the tourists scored 4-318 against England by the end of the game on the first day of the second Test on Friday. Mitchell’s aggressive 81 not out and unbeaten 67 runs Tom Blundell Made England captain Ben Stokes Pay off your decision to bowl first on the Trent Bridge flat pitch.

England’s injuries were mostly self-inflicted, with three catches dropped as bowling and fielding errors returned in recent months.

World Test champions New Zealand, who lost the first Test at Lord’s, were not impressed with the cove. Ken Williamson After the captain’s dismissal on Thursday evening.

Despite Williamson’s absence, the Kiwis inflicted a severe punishment on England’s bowling, after which Mitchell and Blundell put on an unbeaten 149-run partnership. Tom Latham And Will Young Scored 84 for the first wicket.

Stokes dismissed Young for 47 and the next ball fell to captain Latham. James Anderson For 26.

But New Zealand remained positive, regularly looking for boundaries. Devon Conway (46) and Tom Nicholas (30) put the guests first.

Nicholas eventually moved Stokes to the wicketkeeper. Ben FoxHe also caught one immediately after Anderson’s ball, leaving one behind.

Latham admitted that he would have bowled first when given the chance, but he would have reconsidered the decision when his team had taken control of the race.

Mitchell hit nine fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 81 runs.

He attacked the spinner. Jack Leach After tea, he swept a four, then started a huge six that fell on the beer fan in the stand.

The soaked woman’s distress was met with a humorous response from England. Matthew PottsWho was seen moments later trying to carry out the incident for the benefit of his teammates.

Potts didn’t find it funny when he was at the end of some penalties from Mitchell and Blundell, who hit fours on Seymour in the same over.

Mitchell shines.

Mitchell had just three runs when he was out. Joe Root Off Stokes and he took full advantage, winning another important innings at Lord’s after a century.

New Zealand were scoring almost four runs in an over, a pace that showed England’s frustration with the recent wave of their injuries. Joffrey Archer And Mark Wood.

Stuart Broad Mitchell tried to barrage the short balls but the batsman fought the fire and hit a six to complete the hundred partnership.

Shortly afterwards, Brad shook Mitchell’s helmet, but he managed to continue after a physio examination.

Root’s stunning century affected England’s first Test victory, but this time he was hurting his own team’s goal more and he dropped another catch, it was a difficult opportunity when Blundell gave Leach a score of 47. But out

An interesting failure England appealed to LBW against Blundell when he hit the ball clearly which summed up their growing frustration.

One day of forgetting for England, Broad was weeping in despair when Blundell’s edge slipped into the slips. Zack Crowley And Johnny Barstow.

Stokes and new coaches Brendan McCullum In the first match of the three-match series, they are trying to maintain England’s thrilling five-wicket victory over the Test world champions.

This encouragement was needed after the disappointing end of Root’s spell as Test captain.


England are chasing victory in the first series since January 2021, but they have an upswing after this dirty effort.

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