New Zealand, with a brilliant fighting spirit, come back in the second Test against England at Basin Reserve, Wellington. With the help of former Captain Kane Williamson’s masterclass, New Zealand went back with the upper hand on Day 4 of the game. England needs 210 runs to win the game, while Kiwis need nine more wickets to level the series. Meanwhile, star England batter Harry Brook’s bowling spell caught the eyes of netizens and went viral on social media.
Yorkshire star Brook not only bowled Williamson but also took the most important wicket of the innings. Actually, in the last session of the day, English bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson were unable to bowl due to treatment. English skipper Ben Stokes tossed the ball toward Brook and asked him to bowl. Brook in his innocuous spell Broke the partnership of Kane Williamson and Tom Blundell, who added 158 runs for the sixth wicket.
In the 152nd over of New Zealand’s second innings, Williamson poked Harry Brook down the leg bowl for a leg glance and failed to get the wanted results. The ball directly went to Ben Foakes, who caught it but didn’t appeal. However, Joe Root and Brook convinced the captain to take the review and the Third umpire overturned the On-field decision.
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Harry Brook 1st ever test wicket is Kane Williamson 👏#ENGvsNZ #ENGvNZpic.twitter.com/zLCH3y0EIE
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Kane Williamson becomes leading Test run scorer for Kiwis
Former New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, in his record-breaking innings, hammered English bowlers all around the park. Before Brook’s spell, all of the English players were looking tired and exhausted because of Williamson’s masterclass. Notably, Williamson batted for almost seven and a half hours. He scored his 26th test century and become the leading run scorer for New Zealand in the longest format of the game.
Williamson replaced Ross Taylor from the top as he has scored 7787 runs in 92 Test matches at an average of 53.34. Williamson has also smashed 26 Centuries and 33 half-centuries. Notably, Taylor who retired last year from international cricket has scored 7684 runs in 112 matches at an average of 44.12.
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