December 11, 2023

Cricket: NZ v England Day Four

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England will have to bat again in the second cricket test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Having been forced to follow on the Black Caps resumed on day four at 202 for three still 24 short of making the visitors bat again.

The day started well for the hosts with Kane Williamson who resumed on 25, becoming New Zealand’s all time leading run scorer in test cricket when he clipped James Anderson to boundary.

Those four runs saw him surpass Ross Taylor’s total of 7683 test runs before retiring last year.

Soon afterwards though Henry Nicholls was dismissed for 29 and New Zealand were 222-4 still four runs shy of making England bat again.

Williamson and Nicholls put on 55 for the fifth wicket.

Williamson was joined at the crease by Darryl Mitchell and the pair steered the Black Caps through the opening hour of play to 236 for four, knocking off the deficit to lead by 10 runs meaning the tourists will need to bat again.

England lead the two test series one nil.


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