England and New Zealand are currently contesting in a two-match Test series and the first Test at Lord’s is underway from June 2. The honors of the first day were taken by New Zealand as Devon Conway scored a century on his Test debut. The second day also belonged to New Zealand as they piled up a mammoth total of 378 and Conway made his way to his double hundred.
The Day 3 was washout as rain persisted over the entire day’s play. The rain gods spared everyone on Day 4 as they stayed away, giving rise to a clear sky at Lord’s. Kyle Jamieson struck on the very first ball to dismiss opposition skipper Joe Root. Post that, Tim Southee wrecked havoc as he dismissed Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence and debutant James Bracey, with the latter two for a duck.
While Ollie Pope was trapped plumb in front and Daniel Lawrence edged one straight to De Grandhomme, the wicket of debutant James Bracey was the stand out one. Southee curved the ball from around the wicket and managed to bring it back into the left-hander. Bracey, completely unaware of the swing, exposed the big gap between his bat and pad and Southee cleaned him up for a six-ball duck.
Here’s the wicket:
New Zealand on a roll this morning.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 5, 2021