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England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match Summary

ENG vs NZ, 2021 - Test Summary

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Edgbaston, Birmingham , Jun 10, 2021
303&122
388&41/2 (10.5)
New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets
ENG 303/10
Bat Top Batsmen
81 (124)
  • 13x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.32SR
Rory Burns
Rory Burns
81 (187)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 43.31SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.93
29
OVERS
85/4
R/W
26
OVERS
78/3
R/W
NZ 388/10
Bat Top Batsmen
Will Young
Will Young
82 (204)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 40.19SR
80 (139)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 57.55SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.07
23.1
OVERS
48/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.40
25
OVERS
85/2
R/W
ENG 122/10
Bat Top Batsmen
29 (38)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 76.31SR
23 (20)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 115SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.80
10
OVERS
18/3
R/W
12
OVERS
36/3
R/W
NZ 41/2
Bat Top Batsmen
23 (32)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 71.87SR
Will Young
Will Young
8 (31)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 25.80SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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Right then. That is all we have for this second Test and this series between England and New Zealand. Our post-match coverage seemed to have lasted longer than the play on Day 4. Hope you enjoyed our coverage and we look forward to your company again for future. There is the World Test Championship final of course, but there are other international games as well, like South Africa's tour of the Caribbean. Please do check tabs and keep yourself up-to-date with all the action. Until next time, ADOIS! TAKE CARE!
England, on the other hand, continue to seek answers to their batting debacles. They were relying too much on Joe Root and that hurt them in India and it has hurt them here as well. The problem for them is, there is not much red-ball cricket for them either internationally or at domestic level in the lead-up to the first Test against India, so their players have got to sharpen their skills by playing white-ball cricket. They need to find batsmen who can spend some time in the middle and some bowlers who have the patience to keep trying and trying to find the edge. A difficult process but not impossible.
The Kiwis gets across to lift the trophy. A significant moment for them, which comes right after they were crowned as the number 1 Test team in the world. New Zealand look well and truly tuned up for the World Test Championship final, with good selection headaches. Remember, there were 6 changes for this Test and yet they won. Who would be left out for that final? Batting looks good, catching is good and bowling has always been good. Nice place to be in.
Victorious New Zealand captain, Tom Latham, calls this as a complete team performance. Starting from coming back after a tough opening session, then fighting hard with the bat and eventually winning the game. Winning in spite of 6 changes? This is the question asked and Latham responds by saying that most of the guys coming in were experienced and everyone adapted really well. Humbly says that it is an honour to lead the team and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Calls the track a beauty and wants to bat on it everytime. Wants to enjoy this moment as he understands the importance of a side winning a Test series in a country after 22 years. Stresses the importance for every Kiwi here and also back in New Zealand.
England skipper, JOE ROOT, admits that one bad session cost them the series. Bluntly says that kind of batting is not acceptable but praises New Zealand for bowling well. Stresses that it is a learning experience and calls it as more mental than technical, as to understanding how to play in difficult scenarios. On the lack of domestic games before the home summer, Root does not want to look at excuses and honestly says that they did not play good cricket as compared to New Zealand. Stresses that one needs to manage challenges which come in every series and every level. Does not feel that England could have been more aggressive on the final day at Lord's and gone for a win, stating that time was just too short. On this period now before their next Test, Root wants his batsmen to go back to domestic cricket and score runs and bowlers to pick wickets and then come back fresh against India. Wants his side to grab every opportunity that comes its way. Thanks the crowd for their everlasting support and understands that it is disappointing that they could not see a silverware won by their team.
DEVON CONWAY HAS BEEN NAMED AS NEW ZEALAND'S PLAYER OF THE SERIES (Nominated by England's coach). Smiles on being asked whether he dreamed that this is the way his debut Test series would go. Adds that this is a special feeling which needs time to sink in and is happy to be part of a side which has won its first series in England since 1999. Admits that Test cricket is a bigger challenge than domestic First-class cricket, but the process established in domestic cricket helped him. Does not speak too much of playing any particular shot to bring up his century and double century and stresses that he just plays each ball on its merit. Details that he played the same pull shot at Lord's and got a boundary, but here, holed out. Admits that he wanted to keep the ball along the ground but failed. Is happy to have overcome the challenges in the series and ends by saying that he totally enjoyed it.
RORY BURNS HAS BEEN NAMED AS ENGLAND'S PLAYER OF THE SERIES (Nominated by New Zealand's coach). On a personal front, Burns says that it is nice to get back into the side and score some runs. Looking at the series, Rory says that new Zealand bowled really well but he trusted his defense and technique and just focussed there. Believes that there is a long time before the next Test and the team can easily bounce back.
MATT HENRY HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He is all smiles. Is happy to have finished the series on a high and thanks the crowd for turning up in large numbers. Admits that the team revelled in the atmosphere. On his own performance, he puts it down to experience of playing on different surfaces and adapting accordingly. On this wicket, Henry says that it seemed to get quicker from Day 2 but otherwise was a very good one to bat on, so the plan was to keep it tight and try and pick wickets. On his work ethic, Matt says that New Zealand's Test squad is very strong, so it is not going to be often that he is going to be a part of the playing XI. Hence he wants to make the most of every match that he plays.
... THE PRESENTATION ...
Issues for England. Batting, yes, by and large. They don't have Stokes and Buttler playing, which might be one of the reasons for this debacle but that top 6 is a concern, save aside Rory Burns. ​​​​​Joe Root looks way out of form. The bowling has issues too, even though they might say Jofra Archer isn't playing, but apart from Stuart Broad, no one actually stood out consistently. Ollie Robinson had an impact at Lord's and he was sorely missed here. Finally, the catching. England had plenty of opportunities to peg New Zealand back. First, they dropped Will Young early and then Tom Blundell as well. Both came back to bite them very hard. Plenty of hard work to be done before they begin their next Test in August against India. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
The visitors kept striking at regular intervals to keep England at a score of 303, thanks to a wonderful joint performance by Trent Boult and Matt Henry. And then, when it was their turn to bat, they had three batsmen scoring 80s and the lower order wagging a bit, to post a total almost close to 400. That momentum helped them as they just ran through a insipid batting lineup of England in the third innings, with batsmen just not knowing whether to attack or defend. It was the duo of Henry and Wagner this time, which ensured that New Zealand did not have too much to chase.
Things were not quite in New Zealand's favour at the start of this Test. They first had BJ Watling ruled out and then skipper Kane Williamson sit out. And when the line-ups were announced at the toss, my word, there were as many as 6 changes! But while it did seem to affect them for a brief period as England rollicked away to 67/0 at Lunch on Day 1, they came back strongly. Boy and since then, it has been their Test match.
Just the third Test series win for New Zealand in England. 1986, 1999 and now, in 2021. This is a golden age for New Zealand cricket and they might as well make the most of it. They have won this Test with a day and a half to spare, which shows their dominance. They are well and truly tuned up for the World Test Championship final.
Over 10.5 : 41/2
8 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 410.3
  • 010.4
  • 410.5
T. Latham
23 (32)
R. Taylor
0 (0)
M. Wood
0.5-0-8-0
10.5
4
Mark Wood To Tom Latham
FOUR! SPLENDID WIN FOR NEW ZEALAND! Outside off, on a length, Tom Latham just guides it behind point and then punches his fists in the air. Then runs down the track and punches fists with Ross Taylor, before embracing him. VICTORY BY 8 WICKETS AND SERIES WON 1-0!
10.4
0
Mark Wood To Tom Latham
Outside off, angling in, Tom shoulders arms.
10.3
4
Mark Wood To Tom Latham
FOUR! SCORES LEVEL! Around middle and leg, Latham just helps it through square leg and the ball races away. Would he hit the winning run (s) as well?
10.2
0
Mark Wood To Tom Latham
Around off, fuller, pushed towards mid on.
10.1
0
Mark Wood To Tom Latham
Landed outside off, pretty wide, moving away, Tom Latham looks to cut but cannot reach it.
Ross Taylor comes in at number 4, for the finishing duties. Meanwhile, Mark Wood comes on for a short burst. 25-3-85-2 in the first dig.
Over 10 : 33/2
5 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • W9.6
W. Young
8 (31)
T. Latham
15 (27)
O. Stone
1-0-5-1
9.6
W
Olly Stone To Will Young OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! A drag on. Young never looked settled at the crease. Was always trying to play a bit too many shots without much feet movement. A length ball, outside off, Will Young plays a pretty loose shot, aiming to hit this through the covers but the feet don't move and the result is an inside edge, which hits the stumps.
9.5
0
Olly Stone To Will Young
Full and wide outside off, swinging away, left alone.
9.4
4
Olly Stone To Will Young
FOUR! A bit too short outside off, Will Young punches this through point for a boundary.
9.3
0
Olly Stone To Will Young
Full, outside off, pretty wide, Young lets it pass again.
9.2
0
Olly Stone To Will Young
Outside off, on a length, Will Young shoulders arms.
9.1
1
Olly Stone To Tom Latham
Around middle, swinging down, tucked towards fine leg for a single. 9 more needed for a win now.
First bowling change of the innings. Olly Stone it will be. 24-5-92-2 in the first innings.
Over 9 : 28/1
1 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
W. Young
4 (26)
T. Latham
14 (26)
J. Anderson
5-1-11-0
8.6
0
James Anderson To Will Young
Outside off, pretty wide, fractionally short, there to be cut and Will cuts. But there is no will to move his feet and he gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the slip cordon.
8.5
0
James Anderson To Will Young
Good length ball, around off, pushed back down the ground.
8.4
0
James Anderson To Will Young
This one comes back in a long way from outside off, Young taps it to the leg side.
8.3
0
James Anderson To Will Young
Landed outside off, Will Young pushes it towards point.
10 OV
5 Runs
O. Stone to T. Latham W. Young
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • W9.6
9 OV
1 Runs
J. Anderson to T. Latham W. Young
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
6 Runs
S. Broad to W. Young T. Latham
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 27.3
  • 07.4
  • 1 WD7.5
  • 2 NB7.5
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
4 Runs
J. Anderson to T. Latham
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
1 Runs
S. Broad to T. Latham W. Young
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
1 Runs
J. Anderson to T. Latham W. Young
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
0 Runs
S. Broad to W. Young
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
9 Runs
J. Anderson to T. Latham W. Young
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 4 LB2.3
  • 12.4
  • 1 NB2.5
  • 02.5
  • 32.6
2 OV
6 Runs
S. Broad to D. Conway T. Latham
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 31.3
  • 01.4
  • 31.5
  • W1.6
1 OV
0 Runs
J. Anderson to T. Latham
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Matt Henry
  • Player of the Series Rory Burns
  • Umpire Richard Illingworth (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Michael Gough (ENG)
  • Referee Chris Broad (ENG)
Match Notes
  • Drinks : England 25/0 in 14.0 overs
  • England 52/0 in 19.6 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 121 balls between R Burns (23) and D Sibley (25)
  • Lunch Break : England 67/0 in 29.0 overs
  • England 102/3 in 39.5 overs
  • Drinks : England 108/3 in 43.0 overs
  • R Burns 9th Test Fifty: 51 runs in 141 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (50.4 ovs): NZ against D Lawrence (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 3, NZ: 2)
  • England 152/4 in 56.0 overs
  • Tea: England 152/4 in 56.0 overs
  • England 203/6 in 70.3 overs
  • D Lawrence dropped on 36 by T Blundell in 71.2 overs
  • Drinks : England 214/6 in 74.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (75.2 ovs): O Stone against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 2)
  • England 28/3: Olly Stone - lbw b Ajaz Patel 20(52)
  • D Lawrence 3rd Test Fifty: 50 runs in 75 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • New ball taken : England 230/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (85.1 ovs): NZ against M Wood (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Referral 4 (86.3 ovs): M Wood against NZ (Caught) Successful (ENG: 2, NZ: 1)
  • England 250/7 in 87.5 overs
  • Stumps : England 258/7 in 90.0 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 106 balls between D Lawrence (20) and M Wood (28)
  • England 303/9 in 99.5 overs
  • Innings Break: England 303/10 in 101.0 overs
  • Lunch Break : New Zealand 43/1 in 14.0 overs
  • New Zealand 52/1 in 16.0 overs
  • W Young dropped on 7 by J Root in 16.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 99 balls between D Conway (38) and W Young (8)
  • D Conway maiden Test Fifty: 50 runs in 85 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks : New Zealand 86/1 in 29.0 overs
  • New Zealand 101/1 in 36.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 101 off 200 balls between D Conway (63) and W Young (34)
  • Tea Break : New Zealand 130/1 in 43.0 overs
  • W Young maiden Test Fifty: 50 runs in 132 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 153/2 in 53.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (54.5 ovs): R Taylor against ENG (LBW) Successful (ENG: 3, NZ: 3)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 116 balls between W Young (24) and R Taylor (26)
  • New Zealand 200/2 in 67.4 overs
  • Stumps : New Zealand 229/3 in 76.3 overs
  • R Taylor 35th Test Fifty: 51 runs in 102 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • New ball taken : New Zealand 249/3 in 80.1 overs
  • New Zealand 250/3 in 80.5 overs
  • R Taylor dropped on 68 by S Billings in 85.4 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 72 balls between R Taylor (29) and H Nicholls (10)
  • Drinks : New Zealand 292/3 in 90.0 overs
  • T Blundell dropped on 0 by J Bracey in 90.6 overs
  • New Zealand 300/4 in 94.1 overs
  • Lunch Break : New Zealand 326/5 in 102.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (105.6 ovs): ENG against M Henry (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3)
  • New Zealand 353/7 in 109.0 overs
  • Drinks : New Zealand 361/8 in 115.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (119.1 ovs): ENG against A Patel (LBW) Successful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3)
  • England 388/10: Ajaz Patel - lbw b Stuart Broad 20(33)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 388/10 in 119.1 overs
  • Tea Break : England 18/2 in 6.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (10.1 ovs): Z Crawley against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3)
  • England 30/3: Zak Crawley - lbw b Matt Henry 17(27)
  • England 50/3 in 14.3 overs
  • Referral 3 (16.1 ovs): O Pope against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, NZ: 3) (Retained)
  • England 58/4: Ollie Pope - lbw b Neil Wagner 23(20)
  • England 100/7 in 32.2 overs
  • Stumps : England 122/9 in 41.0 overs
  • Innings Break: England 122/10 in 41.1 overs
  • Tom Latham completes 4000 runs in Test
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Stats
PlayerRunsAvg.
Devon Conway NZ30676.50
Rory Burns ENG23859.50
Ross Taylor NZ12742.33
Henry Nicholls NZ10535.00
Dominic Sibley ENG10334.33
PlayerWicketsEco.
Tim Southee NZ71.89
Ollie Robinson ENG72.40
Neil Wagner NZ72.76
Stuart Broad ENG62.62
Matt Henry NZ63.00

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