England vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 2: Ollie Pope Leads England Fightback After Daryl Mitchell Powers New Zealand To 553

England vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 2: Ollie Pope Leads England Fightback After Daryl Mitchell Powers New Zealand To 553

Daryl Mitchell Before England started the second day of the second Test at Trent Bridge with a free-scoring counterattack, New Zealand scored a magnificent 190 for 553 runs. Taking advantage of the humble pitch and England’s weak bowling, Mitchell blocked his way to his highest Test score. Tom Blundell Mitchell shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 236 for the fifth wicket with 106 runs. New Zealand’s Test debutant Michael Bracewell scored a quick 49 as New Zealand beat the opener by five wickets at Lord’s in an attempt to level the three-Test series.

After losing quickly Zack Crowley In response, England made an impressive comeback as Oli Pope (51 not out). Alex Liz (34 not out) made it 90-1 at the end.

It was Mitchell’s day as he continued to take advantage of the opportunity until the series.

Six years ago, Mitchell played one season for Blackpool in the Northern Premier League and scored just two centuries.

The 31-year-old batsman has arrived in England with just one Test century since his debut in 2019, but now he has three after 108 at Lord’s.

Mitchell’s latest century came in 318 balls, including 23 fours and four sixes, as England dropped him for the second time in a match shortly after reaching his century.

New Zealand have shown why they are the Test world champions, after a score of 318-4 on Friday, ruthlessly suppressing their advantage at home.

England fast bowlers James Anderson What was the defense? Ben StokesDeciding to bowl first, the players insisted on supporting their captain’s “aggressive” call.

Anderson’s belief was misguided as England performed as poorly as Friday, with three dropped catches and another close call involving two slip fielders.

Mitchell master class

Mitchell, who scored 81 on Friday, was later dismissed. Joe Root At three, a Crunching went four-and-a-half miles after Anderson’s short delivery for four.

After escaping LBW’s appeal Matthew PottsMitchell made his century with an accidental lead over Seymour of England.

If it was an offensive way to reach the century, it was out of character with Mitchell’s brilliant innings.

As he did on Friday, Mitchell went on the offensive against Spinner. Jack Leach But, at 104, he dealt a blow to his fortunes, which Potts dropped on the boundary.

Blundell hit a single off Leach to reach his third Test century off 191 balls, but he was out when he delivered Leach to Stokes at mid-off.

Bracewell showed no signs of fear on stage as he repeatedly pushed the Pots to the boundary before the rain gave England a pitiful break.

When play resumed, Anderson took the lead from Bracewell and was caught by Root, ending the sixth-wicket partnership of 91 runs.

Which exposed the tail of New Zealand. Stuart Broad Kyle Jamieson (14) out. Tim Southee (4) In one over.

Trent Bolt Mitchell hit some terrific blows for the last wicket in the disturbing stand for the last wicket before being caught by Potts.

New Zealand’s highest score was their highest ever in England, beating the 551-9 announced in 1973.

After watching New Zealand bat for almost two days, Crowley was able to play only six balls.

Bolt created a beautiful piece of seam bowling that left Crowley in two minds as he clipped the edge and was caught by Blundell, leaving England 6-1 behind.

Fielding troubles also troubled New Zealand when Mitchell dropped a lease on the 12th at the hands of Southee.


The pope attacked the nerves of England. Matt Henry That included two brilliant fours and a top six.

Mitchell benefited from England’s drop, but he was returning the right, pushing Pope down to 37 from the edge of the bolt.

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