ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: The second Test match being played between New Zealand and England in Wellington has now come to an end. New Zealand has won this match in an exciting way by just 1 run. There was a time in the match that England would win easily but Team Southee’s team did not give up and won the match by one run by taking the last wicket of James Anderson. With this, New Zealand ended the series with a 1-1 draw.
England needed 258 runs in the second innings to win the match, chasing which the team got off to a good start though later started losing wickets. After which Joe Root played a brilliant innings and took the team close to victory but it was not enough and after his dismissal, the innings started faltering and in the end the team had to face defeat.
Blundell took a brilliant catch off Neil Wagner
In fact, in the match, England needed only 2 runs to win in the 75th over. The first ball of the over was bowled brilliantly by Wagner andernus Missed it. At the same time, the second ball went to the leg site, which was teased by Anderson with the bat. Anderson looked to go for square but it did not happen and wicketkeeper Tom Blundell jumped in the opposite direction and took an excellent one-handed catch to give New Zealand the win. After this catch, Anderson was shocked and stood at the crease for two moments, while a wave of happiness ran in the New Zealand team.
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WHAT A GAME OF CRICKET
New Zealand have won it by the barest of margins…
This is test cricket at its finest ❤️
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) February 28, 2023
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New Zealand Playing 11: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
England Playing 11: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
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