The first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s is in for an enthralling finish on the final day. With the third day of the test getting washed out, the chances of getting results in the test took a huge hit. On the final day, New Zealand batsmen scored runs quickly in order to have enough time for declaration. In the second innings, the guests made 169-6 before declaring their innings. With a lead of 103 runs in the first innings, they set a target of 273 runs for England to win the match in 75 overs.
Tom Latham was the top scorer for New Zealand in the second innings. He made 36 runs and was out LBW to Stuart Broad. The number 4 batsman Ross Taylor played a quick cameo of 33 runs in 35 balls and hit 2 sixes during his brief stay at the wicket. For England, Ollie Robinson was the pick of the bowlers. He took 3 wickets in 14 overs giving 26 runs.
All the three results on the final day is possible. England can chase the target of 273 runs in 75 overs and also, New Zealand can take 10 wickets in the due overs. Moreover, the test could end up being a draw as well.
6 and OUT!
However, an interesting moment happened on the fourth day of the match. The top and middle order of the English team had collapsed. Hence, they were staring down the barrel at 207-8 when Stuart Broad joined opener Rory Burns at the crease. In the 92nd over of the innings, Wagner came on to bowl to try and bounce out the tail.
Knowing that Wagner will bowl bouncers and short balls, Broad decided to take him on. Consequently, he made room on the fifth ball and smashed a short delivery over mid wicket for a six. It was a stunning blow by the number 10 batsman. Hence, Wagner decided to change his plans on the final ball. Accordingly, he steamed in and bowled a full and quick delivery at the stumps of Broad.
The batsman was not expecting this as he had made room once again. However, he missed the delivery and the ball crashed into the base of stumps. Hence, Broad was dismissed and Wagner celebrated the wicket with a huge roar and fist pump. It was a great comeback by the left arm pacer and his celebrations reflected his emotions.
Watch the video of the moment here:
Wagner vs BROAD 🔥 pic.twitter.com/bjORyQ6pCu
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