Even after a day of complete washout of play due to the rain, the riveting contest between England and New Zealand in the ongoing first Test at Lord’s has immense to offer for the spectators.
The visiting team New Zealand has managed to put forth a good performance initially with the bat and with the ball later. Aggregating 378 in the first innings, the Kiwis debutant Devon Conway immortalized himself with a double ton on his Test debut. Besides, the black caps impressed with the ball where they bundled the hosts at 275, getting a lead of 103 runs in their second innings to start with.
In a haste to dust off the lead of 378 runs put by New Zealand on the board, England tried hard to get past the score. Unfortunately, they had a tough time facing New Zealand bowlers who have prepared themselves an extra mile for the upcoming prestigious World Test Championship slated to be played against India at Southampton.
Though it was Rory Burns who hogged the limelight for his phenomenal ton, a striking incident happened in England’s first innings as well when Stuart Broad hit a massive six off Neil Wagner’s bowling.
Little did the spectators know the full context of the story which was unfurled on the very next ball. No sooner after the six, Broad was in surprise of his crashed wicket just minutes after the bamboozling shot.
New Zealand’s bowling warhorse- Neil Wagner indeed made a tranquil comeback and sweet revenge.
The match between the two sides is still on who will now hit the ground on Day 5 of the Test match. With New Zealand 62/2 in their ongoing second innings and England yet to put forth their second show with the bat, the match is likely to end in a draw.