The New Zealand tour of England has been one of the series that has been in news due to the WTC Final scheduled in around 2 week time. The New Zealand team will compete against the Indian team for the World Test Championship title. In the 1st test match between ENG and NZ at Lord’s, the visitors have been impressive in their performances. They scored 378 in the first innings with Devon Conway hitting a double hundred, and Henry Nicholls hitting a half century. Then England team fell short of 103 runs, with Rory Burns hitting a century to post a respectable total in the 1st innings.
The New Zealand team declared when they scored 169 runs for a loss of 6 wickets, with the biggest contribution of 36 coming from Tom Latham. They set a target of 275 for the England team to chase down on the last day of the test match. The hosts have not performed well with the bat and their batting order once again tumbled with the superb bowling of visitors. The centurion of the last innings Rory Burns fell to the out-swinger of Neil Wagner that was caught by Tim Southee at second slip. The ball was dipping into the ground and Southee did a terrific job to pounce onto the ball.
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The performance of the New Zealand team has been fantastic throughout the test match. The batters have responded well with their contributions, while the bowlers have maintained their superlative form. They would generally be upbeat about their performances due to 3 consecutive test series wins at home. The bowlers like Wagner and Southee have been brilliant in their line-lengths to take crucial wickets. Along with them, Jamieson would look to pick quick wickets to have an outside chance of winning the test match. The hosts have already lost 2 wickets and it will be the final session of the test match with over 30+ overs remaining.
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