Test format is considered to be the real test of batsmen. In Test cricket, batsmen have to bat with patience. The real thrill of Test cricket came to the fore in the second Test between England and New Zealand. New Zealand won by 1 run in this exciting match. In this match, such a feat has been repeated, which happened 30 years ago in the history of cricket. Let’s know about it.
This feat happened only for the second time
In the second Test played at the Basin Reserve, New Zealand beat England by 1 run in a closely contested match. With this, the New Zealand team equalized 1-1 in the series. This has happened only for the second time in Test cricket that a team has won the match by 1 run. 30 years ago in 1993, West Indies defeated Australia by 1 run on the ground of Adelaide.
Kane Williamson did amazing
England declared after scoring 435 runs in their first innings, after which New Zealand’s batting in the first innings fell apart like cards and the whole team could score only 209 runs. After this everyone was assuming New Zealand’s defeat, but then New Zealand performed amazingly in the second innings. The biggest contribution was from Kane Williamson, who played a brilliant innings of 132 runs and hit strokes all over the ground. Because of him, the New Zealand team was able to score a big score of 485 runs in the second innings.
win by 1 run
New Zealand gave a target of 258 runs to win England, in response to which the England team was able to score only 256 runs and lost the match by one run. Along with winning the match, New Zealand achieved a 1-1 draw in the series. Joe Root scored the most runs for England. He scored 95 runs. When Root and captain Ben Stokes were playing, it seemed that the England team would easily win the match, but after the dismissal of these two, the match turned towards New Zealand. For New Zealand, Neil Wagner took a total of 5 wickets in the match.