NZ vs ENG: The Kiwi team won the last match of the two-match Test series between New Zealand and England by 1 run. With this exciting match, New Zealand also equalized 1-1 in the series. Cricket fans got to see such a match after a long time when a team won the match even after playing the follow-on. Earlier in 2001, this feat was done by the Indian team.
New Zealand created history
This is only the fourth time in the history of Test cricket when a team is winning after playing the follow-on. Earlier in 1894, the England team first defeated Australia by 1 run. Yet again this feat was done by the same team of England in 1981, where they defeated Australia by 18 runs. At the same time, for the third time, the Indian team did this feat when in 2001 they defeated Australia by 171 runs.
Teams that won after follow-on:
1894 – England beat Australia by 10 runs
1981 – England beat Australia by 18 runs
2001 – India beat Australia by 171 runs
2023 – New Zealand beat England by 1 run
New Zealand won the thrilling match
New Zealand gave England a target of 258 runs to win the match, which the England team could not make and the entire team was all out for 256 runs. Neil Wagner proved to be the biggest hero for New Zealand. He took 4 wickets in the second innings. Apart from this, he also got a wicket in the first innings.
Opener Jack Crowley scored 24 runs and Ben Duckett scored 33 runs for England. After this Joe Root and Ben Stokes played an excellent partnership. Root scored 95 and captain Stokes played an inning of 33 runs. When Root and Stokes were playing. Then it seemed that the England team would win the match, but the result of the match changed as soon as these two were dismissed. Ben Fox was also dismissed after playing an innings of 35 runs and from here the match went out of England’s hands.