New Delhi. The first Test match being played between New Zealand and England at Lord’s is at an exciting juncture. Although now there is a lot of chances for England to win, but the Kiwis are not too far from victory. Many interesting scenes have been seen in this match so far and one such scene was seen yesterday when the umpire called the bowled Ben Stokes back to bat.
Stokes was bowled by de Grandhomme.
Ben Stokes was out on the ball of Colin de Grandhomme and after getting out, Stokes walked towards the pavilion. Meanwhile, when it came to know that it was a no ball, Ben Stokes was called back. This sight was seen in the 27th over. Chasing the target of 277 runs, the English team had scored 76 runs in 26.3 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. As soon as Kiwi bowler Colin de Grandhomme bowled the fourth ball of this over, this ball took the lower edge of Ben Stokes’s bat and hit the stumps and the bails were scattered but the celebration of the New Zealand players was only for a while.
England need 61 runs
England need only 61 runs to win this match. On the other hand, if New Zealand wants to win this match, then they will have to take 5 wickets. The match seems to be going towards England at the moment but New Zealand can also make a comeback.
Joe Root closes to a century
Joe Root is unbeaten on 77 for England. At the same time, Ben Fox is supporting him at the crease by scoring 9 runs. Apart from Mitchell, Tom Blundell also played an important innings of 96 runs for this first New Zealand. The top 4 definitely missed a century, but thanks to this innings, New Zealand’s team was able to give a tough target to England.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 05, 2022, 08:06 IST