England and New Zealand are currently locking horns in a two-match Test series and the first Test is witnessing a thrilling final day at Lord’s cricket ground. England are set a target of 273 in 75 overs and they’re approaching it slowly, thus giving indications that they’re playing for a draw.
New Zealand bowlers, on the other hand, are trying hard to get breakthroughs but the risk free batting from English batter have put them on the back foot. New Zealand declared at Lunch and Kane Williamson gave his bowlers two sessions, setting England an unachievable target. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley started the chase quite sensibly and respected all the good balls. The duo successfully survived the opening spells of Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee and were not really keen on taking any risks.
The duo batted till 23 overs, scoring 49 runs bef0re Neil Wagner just managed to bounce one length ball, taking the outside edge of Rory Burns’ willow and Tim Southee took an extremely brilliant catch at slips, diving front. Burns was offering a lot of resistance to the New Zealand bowlers but Wagner found a way to end his resistance, dismissing him for a 81-ball 25.
Zak Crawley walked in next but Tim Southee got the better of him, luring him to chase a wide ball. Crawley edged to the gully fielder and New Zealand were seeing a ray of hope. Currently, Joe Root and Dom Sibley have taken the hosts safely to Tea and are looking well equipped to survive the final session plus the extended hour of play.
Watch the wicket here:
We are two down at tea on the final day.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 6, 2021
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