Trent Boult equals Muttiah Muralitharan world record: The second match of the three-match Test series between England and New Zealand is being played at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge ground. In this match, the Kiwi team, batting first, made a huge score of 553 runs, while at the end of the day’s play, the hosts scored 90 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. England are now 463 runs behind New Zealand. Daryl Mitchell (190) and Tom Blundell (106) played an important role in taking the visiting team to this huge score, who scored centuries, but Trent Boult, who came to bat at No. 11, made headlines in the end.
Bolt equals Muralitharan’s world record
Trent Boult played an unbeaten innings of 16 runs in the first innings with the help of four fours in 18 balls. With this, batting at number 11, he has equaled the world record of Muttiah Muralitharan. Batting at this number, the Sri Lankan legend had scored 623 runs in 87 Tests. With the help of these 18 runs, Bolt has scored so many runs while batting at number 11. Boult has scored 623 runs in 69 Tests at an average of 16.39 and during this he also played a half-century. If he gets a chance to bat one more time in this match, then he can make this world record in his name.
Most runs in test cricket batting at number 11
623 – Trent Boult*
623 – Muttiah Muralidaran
609 – James Anderson
603 – Glenn McGraw
553 – Courtney Walsh
New Zealand dominate Nottingham
The Kiwis started the second day with 318/4. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell converted the century partnership into double centuries as both the batsmen crossed the 100-run mark. Jack Leach gave England their fifth breakthrough by dismissing Blundell, after which the hosts started tightening their screws. Wickets were falling continuously on one side, while Mitchell was standing on the other end. Matty Potts got him out on a personal score of 190 and ended New Zealand’s innings.
By the end of the second day’s play, the England team scored a total of 90 runs in 26 overs and lost the wicket of Jack Crowley. Crowley was dismissed after scoring just 4 runs. He was caught by Trent Boult at the hands of Tom Blundell and put the English team on the backfoot. Now Alex Lees 34 and Ollie Pope are unbeaten on 51 runs.