England vs New Zealand: England has strengthened its position in the second Test against New Zealand. Joe Root and Harry Brook were successful in scoring centuries on the first day from the English team.
England vs vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: The second Test between England and host New Zealand is being played in Wellington. In this match, the visiting team has strengthened its position. At the end of the first day’s play, England had scored 315 runs for 3 wickets in the first innings. Joe Root and Harry Brook are unbeaten by scoring centuries from the English team. New Zealand bowlers failed to maintain the rhythm despite starting well. This was the reason why England was successful in making a big score on the first day.
Root-Brook scored centuries
In this match being played in Wellington, New Zealand won the toss and bowled. England’s start was not good, Jack Crawley, who came to start the innings, got out after scoring 2 runs. Ben Duckett also did not last long and he kept walking after scoring 9 runs. Oli Pope, who came to bat at number three, could not do anything, he was dismissed after scoring only 10 runs. England had lost three wickets for 21 runs at one time. But after this Joe Root and Harry Brook took the lead. Both these players scored their respective centuries while batting brilliantly. At the end of the first day’s play, England scored 315 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. Joe Root is unbeaten on 101 off 182 balls. While Harry Brook is not out after scoring 184 runs off 169 balls.
Ahead in england series
England is ahead 1-0 in the two-Test series being played against New Zealand. In the first match played at Mount Maunganui, the English team defeated the Kiwis by a huge margin of 267 runs. On the other hand, if we talk about England, Ben Stokes’ team has been performing brilliantly in Tests for the last few months. The England team follows the baseball strategy in Test cricket. Under the leadership of Ben Stokes, England has won 10 out of the last 11 Tests. Whereas in the second match against New Zealand, he has strengthened his position considerably.