New Delhi. All-rounder Ben Stokes is leading the Test team of England in a brilliant manner. He is making every possible contribution with bat, ball and fielding. He showed this in the second test match against New Zealand, when Kiwi batsman Will Young was run out. New Zealand took a total of 238 runs in the second Test on the basis of a 100-run partnership for the second wicket between opener Will Young (56) and Devon Conway (52). By the end of Monday’s play on the fourth day in the match, New Zealand scored 224 for 7 in their second innings. With this, the total lead of the visiting team has gone up to 238 runs. At the time of stumps, Daryl Mitchell 32 and Matt Henry were stuck on the crease after scoring 8 runs.
Earlier, opener Will Young was run out on a personal score of 56. Captain them with the help of Ollie Pope Ben Stokes Run out. Will Young played the second ball of the 43rd over of the innings in the square leg direction. Ollie Pope was stationed there on the fielding. Pope first tried to throw towards the batting end but he paused for a while and threw the ball towards Ben Stokes. Stokes was all set. He caught the ball and hit the wicket with the other hand.
The England team started celebrating. However, the on-field umpire pointed to the third umpire. It was clearly revealed in the replays that Will Young could not reach the crease. Eventually he had to return to the pavilion. Will Young faced 113 balls and scored 56 runs with the help of 8 fours.
Well well well…
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Earlier, hosts England scored 539 runs in their first innings. Former captain Joe Root contributed 176 runs while Ollie Pope scored 145 runs. Together they added 187 runs for the third wicket. Root hit 26 fours and 1 six in his innings of 211 balls. At the same time, Ollie Pope faced 239 balls and hit 13 fours, 3 sixes. Trent Boult took 5 wickets for New Zealand. Michael Bracewell, making his Test debut, took 3 wickets in his name. New Zealand had scored 553 runs in their first innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 14, 2022, 05:31 IST