Birmingham: New Zealand defeated the England team 1-0 in the 2-match Test series on their own soil. New Zealand defeated England by eight wickets on the fourth day of the second and final Test match of the series played at Edgbaston. Let us inform you that the first Test match played between England and New Zealand at Lord’s ground in London was a draw.
There is an alarm bell for the Indian team because, from June 18, Team India has to play the final match of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.
New Zealand thrashed England
In the second Test, England scored 303 runs in the first innings while New Zealand scored 388 runs in the first innings and took a lead of 85 runs. England’s second innings was all out for 122 in the first session of the fourth day, taking a modest 37-run lead and setting New Zealand a target of 38 runs to win.
New Zealand achieved the target by scoring 41 runs for two wickets in 10.5 overs and easily won the match.
Easy win for New Zealand
On the fourth day, England started playing ahead of 122 for nine and Stone 15 and James Anderson continued the innings without opening the account but Trent Boult dismissed Stone on the very first ball of the day and England’s innings piled up. Stone scored 15 runs off 54 balls with the help of two fours while James Anderson remained unbeaten without opening the account.
In the second innings of New Zealand, Matt Henry and Neil Wegner took three wickets each while Trent Boult and Ajaz Patel got two wickets each.
Chasing the target, New Zealand’s start was not good and Broad gave the first blow to the Kiwi team by dismissing Devon Conway. Conway scored three runs in four balls. After this, Stone dismissed Will Young, who scored eight runs off 31 balls with the help of a four.
For New Zealand, captain Tom Latham remained unbeaten on 23 runs off 32 balls with the help of three fours. Stuart Broad and Ollie Stone got one wicket each for England.
The WTC final will start on June 18
The World Test Championship final against New Zealand will be played in Southampton on June 18 while the series against England will start in Nottingham from August 4. The second Test will be played at Lord’s from 12 to 16 August, the third at Leeds from 25 to 29 August, the fourth at The Oval from 2 to 6 September and the fifth at Manchester from 10 to 14 September.