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Test cricket news- How the neil wagner sealed the new zealand win against England

01 Mar 2023 03:57 PM cricketclues

On Tuesday, New Zealand edged out England by 1 run to win the second test at basin reserve in wellington and level up in two-match series. Neil Wagner was considered the star of the show for Kiwis as he bagged the four-wicket haul, consists the decisive wicket of James Anderson. With the England team, the need of two just runs to sweep the series, Wagner targetted Anderson with small balls. As a result, he was rewarded as new zealand wicketkeeper. Tom Blundell pulled off a diving catch to create history. It was only 4th team occasion in which they won the test after being asked to follow on and the first time for new zealand. 

England managed two times the match against 1981 and 1894 Australia, whereas India beat Australia in 2001. It was England's first time that they lost the test after making the force opponents follow on.  

A topsy-turvy match test was swung back to the NZ team during the final two gripping days. England is on course for victory after declaring the first innings on 435-8, then bowling out the NZ team for 209. The former skipper, Kane Williamson, dragged the New Zealand team with a test to make the 132 runners in the second innings on 483 on Monday and leave 258 runs to win. "thanks to everyone for the amazing achievement. Every player did hard to achieve this achievement, which was finished with 4-62. This is characteristic of a ream. They played in a good way and took credit where it was due, but found a way of contributing to the match. Blundell is that played that knocks the 39 out of 90 and delighted to hand on the tumbling catch. It appeared well and luckily to went it clean. Pretty happy, it is said by the wicketkeeper.