England cricket team is passing some wonderful time right now. They have won their first ICC Cricket World Cup title in the ongoing year and now, they are visiting their opponent in the World Cup final, New Zealand. At the venue of the Black Caps, the team of Morgan already won the T20I series by a 3 – 2 games. Now, they are planning to win the Test series. We all know that England is very good at Test because of their most balancing batting lineup. Earlier today, they have started to play the first test and according to the report, the Hero of England cricket team, Ben Stokes leading England to a good total at Bay Oval!
Yes, we are calling Stokes as the Hero because of his tremendous performance in the World Cup final. He alone played the vital role of leading the team to the World Cup victory. Now, once again, he is saving England from the home team Black Caps.
Ben Stokes shone as England advanced into a promising position on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand.
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At the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui the first Test between England and New Zealand took place. Dom Sibley made his Test debut for England. Besides, it is the very first long-format match that is hosted on the ground. England won the toss and decided to bat first.
Rory Burns and the debut player Dominic Sibley opened the innings for England. They jointly added 52 runs in 21.4 overs. The newborn player was gone first adding only 22 runs. Grandhomme made the first attack for the Blac Caps. Later, Rory and Joe Denly made another bond and Rory Burns added 52 runs so far. In 113 runs, England lost their 2nd wickets. Later, the captain of the team Joe Root came to join with Denly but scoring only 2 runs. Denly stood strong and scored the highest 74 runs.
Finally, Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope made a partnership. Stokes is still on the crease with 67 runs though he could be gone in 63 runs. He got the most important lives. In one over of the Black Caps bowler Trent Boult, the English all-rounder made four boundaries. When he made the last boundaries, Taylor missed his catch.
Now, at the end of the day, team England scored a total of 241 runs losing 4 wickets. The Test series consists of two matches. The 2nd match will take place on 29th November 2019 at the Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Stumps on Day Two
New Zealand 144/4
NZ trailing by 209 runs
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