New Zealand beat England by eight wickets in the second test. Thanks to this, the Kiwi team reached the first place in the ICC test ranking.
New Zealand beat England by eight wickets in the second test at Edgbaston, Birmingham. With this, New Zealand became the number one team in the cricket test in the world. This is a great achievement for the Kiwi team heading into the ICC World Trials Championship final. Note that the final match of the World Test Championship will be played between New Zealand and India in Southampton from June 18.
New Zealand won the Test Series in England after 22 years
In the second set, England set a goal of 38 points ahead of New Zealand, a goal that the visiting team easily achieved by losing just two wickets. With that, New Zealand won this two-match test series by 1-0. In this way, New Zealand managed to win the Test Series in England for the third time. Previously, the Kiwi team had won the Test Series against England in England in 1986 and 1999. At the same time, it was New Zealand’s first test victory in Birmingham.
Fast pitcher Matt Henry was the hero of New Zealand’s historic victory. He took three wickets each in both innings. Seeing his performance, he got the man of the match award. Other than that, New Zealand opener Dwayne Conway, who scored a double century in the first test, and England opener Rory Burns won the man of the series title. Conway had also scored 80 points in the opening innings of this game.
Playing first in this test, England had scored 303 points in their first innings. For him, Rory Burns and Lawrence played an 81-81 point set. After that, the Kiwi team managed to score 388 points in their first innings. In the opening rounds for the visiting team, Conway scored 80, Will Young scored 82 and Ross Taylor scored 80 points. After that, the England squad were only regrouped for 122 points in their second set. In this way, he gave the Kiwi team the 38-point goal, which the visiting team achieved by losing two wickets.