ENG vs NZ 1st Test: Thanks to Mitchell-Blundell, New Zealand tightens grip on England


New Delhi. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell helped New Zealand reach 236 for four in the second innings at the end of the second day’s play after early setbacks on the second day of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Friday. New Zealand had lost four wickets till 56 runs, after which these two together did not allow the team to suffer further setbacks. Both the players have played 180 unbeaten partnership for the 5th wicket. Daryl Mitchell is playing 97 and Blundell 90 runs. With the participation of these two, New Zealand took their lead over England to 227 runs. England’s team was reduced to just 141 runs in the first innings.

Matt Potts continued to make headlines in his debut, taking two of New Zealand’s four wickets in the second innings as well, taking the wicket of captain Kane Williamson for the second time in the match. Fast bowler Potts also took four wickets in New Zealand’s first innings, in which the team was reduced to 132 runs.

Earlier, England started playing ahead of 116 runs for seven wickets in the morning. 17 wickets had fallen on the first day of the match. But soon the last three wickets were lost, in which Tim Southee and Trent Boult contributed significantly. Saudi took four for 55 while his fellow fast bowler Bolt took three wickets for 21 runs. Colin de Grandhomme took 2 and Jameson took 1 wicket.

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Jack Crawley scored the most runs
Opener Jack Crawley scored 43 runs for England. While the other opener Alex Lees could only score 25 runs. Apart from these two batsmen, only Joe Root could cross the double figure. He scored 11 runs. Captain Ben Stokes was bowled by Trent Boult after scoring just 1 run.

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