England vs New Zealand Wellington Test: New Zealand beat England by 1 run in the second Test at Wellington. After this victory, New Zealand took the 2-Test series 1-1. The excitement reached its peak in the second test. It was undecided till the end whether England would win or New Zealand would win. But in the end the Kiwis team managed to register a victory in the second match. Kane Williamson and Neil Wagner were instrumental in New Zealand’s second Test win. The series of two Test matches between the two countries is tied 1-1. What is special about the Wellington Test is that New Zealand lost against England by playing a fall.
Root’s innings went to waste before Wagner
Joe Root, who scored an unbeaten 153 runs in the first innings, succeeded in batting brilliantly in the second innings as well. This time, he shared a 121-run partnership for the sixth wicket with captain Ben Stokes to facilitate victory for England. He scored 95 runs in the second innings. At one time it seemed that England would easily win the second Test. But Wagner pulled New Zealand back by dismissing Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
However, after this Ben Fox got in the way. But Tim Southee dismissed him. After this, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach tried to take the match away from New Zealand. Matt Henry walks as Broad. James Anderson hit a four in the final moments to send New Zealand into a heartbeat. One more run left for victory. In such a situation, Wagner, who bowled, dismissed Anderson to give his team a 1-run victory.
New Zealand won the match after the follow on
In the second match at Wellington, England declared the first innings at 435 for 8 wickets. New Zealand were bowled out for just 209 runs in their first innings. After that, England gave a follow-on to New Zealand. The New Zealand team got off to a good start by playing the follow on. Opener Tom Latham and Devon Conway added 149 runs for the first wicket. Batting at number three, Kane Williamson played a brilliant innings of 132 runs. Tom Blundell scored 90 in the middle order. If we look at the New Zealand score card.. Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell succeeded in making half centuries. With this, the Kiwis team scored 483 runs in their second innings and gave England a target of 258 runs.
With this, England was bowled out for 256 runs
England, who entered the ring with a target of 258 runs, were bowled out for 256 runs in the second innings. New Zealand won this match by 1 run. Joe Root became the top scorer in England’s second innings. He scored 95 runs. Along with Root, Ben Fox scored 35 runs, while Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes scored 33 runs each. Bowling brilliantly for New Zealand, Neil Wagner took the highest four wickets in England’s second innings. Kane Williamson who played an innings with 132 runs in this match was awarded the player of the match award.