New Delhi. The first match of the three-Test series between England and New Zealand is being played at the historic ground of Lord’s. Today is the second day of the match. On the first day of the Test match, New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner was seen chatting with the cricket fans present on the field. During this, he presented a pair of pads to a fan. Whose video is going viral on social media. Wagner is not a part of the Kiwi team in the first test match being played against England.
It was the first day of the test match. Neil Wagner came out and talked to the spectators sitting close to the ground. During this, he presented a fan’s pad. Apart from this, he also gave autographs to some fans sitting there. The 36-year-old bowler has not been included in New Zealand’s playing XI for the first Test match.
Neil Wagner gifted a pair of pads to one of the fan at Lord’s. What a wonderful and sweet gesture by Wagner! pic.twitter.com/h4dfQERKXG
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 2, 2022
On the first day of the Test match, New Zealand kneeled in front of England fast bowlers James Anderson and Matthew Potts. Anderson took 4 wickets while bowling dangerously. At the same time, Potts, playing the first Test, also took 4 wickets. After winning the toss, batting first, New Zealand’s team was bundled out for 132 runs.
However, the England team also could not do anything special on the first day of the Test match. By the end of the first day’s play, England scored 116 for 7 wickets. Whereas on the second day of the match, the England team was all out after scoring 141 runs in the first innings. On the basis of New Zealand’s first innings, they got a lead of 9 runs. Jack Crowley scored 43 runs for England. While Alex Lees played an innings of 25 runs. Tim Southee took 4 wickets for New Zealand. Apart from him, Trent Boult dismissed 3 players.
New Zealand recovers from initial tremors
New Zealand had a poor start in the second innings as well. At one point New Zealand had lost 4 wickets for 56 runs. But after this Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell, who came to bat, took over New Zealand. Till the time of writing the news, New Zealand had scored 159 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had a partnership of more than 100 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 03, 2022, 22:05 IST