Wellington.New Zealand has created history. After playing the follow-on, the Kiwi team won England by one run in the second Test match. This has happened for the fourth time in the 146-year history of Test cricket. In this historic victory of New Zealand, 3 W dominated. One W means Win and 2 W because of which the seemingly impossible victory was achieved. Kane Williamson and Neil Wagner. Who made New Zealand win the second Test and drew the 2-match series 1-1.
Batting first, England declared their first innings by scoring 435 runs for 8 wickets. After this, the New Zealand team was able to score only 209 runs in their first innings. England fed the follow-on to the host. The defeat of the Kiwi team was visible, but the hosts scored 483 runs in their second innings and gave a target of 258 runs to the English team. Williamson’s innings of 132 runs was the most important.
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Williamson’s big innings
The target that England got, it looked easy. English batsmen were in full form. Getting closer to victory. It was becoming difficult to stop the route. Ben Stokes was also frozen at one end. Who alone could win the match. The disappointment of the match coming out of hand was visible on the faces of the fans of New Zealand, but only then a miracle happened and this miracle was done by Wagner.
The players reaction, the crowd reaction, the ecstasy in commentary – this is pure gold to witness.
New Zealand has created history! pic.twitter.com/Pw6WuMV2ja
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 28, 2023
2 big wickets in 2 overs
When England was just 58 runs away from victory, he came to bowl in the 57th over. There was a 120-run partnership between Stokes and Root. Wagner started showing his amazing. The fourth ball of the 57th over, he stopped Stokes’ innings for 33 runs. England got the sixth blow for 201 runs. On the very first ball of his next over, he dismissed Root for 95 runs.
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Wagner’s excellence in bowling and fielding
After the 7th blow to England for 202 runs, the Kiwi team was also full of enthusiasm and the hope of victory was visible. In 71.4 overs, Wagner took a brilliant catch by diving Ben Foakes off Tim Southee and then gave the final blow to England in the form of James Anderson and wrote the story of New Zealand’s victory. He overturned the entire match in his last 9.2 overs. Wagner took a total of 5 wickets in the second Test, in which he took 4 wickets in the last innings.