The Test series between England and New Zealand is currently underway. Hosts England have taken a 1-0 lead after beating New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first Test at Lord’s. Playing his first Test as captain of the England Cricket Test Team, Ben Stokes has made a winning start and it should give him a lot of confidence.
It was a great game of Test cricket as bowlers of both the sides kept the troubling the opposition batters throughout the game. New Zealand batted first and were bundled out for just 132 runs on the board. In reply, England couldn’t bat well either and were bowled out for just 141 runs on the board. New Zealand, later, set England a target of 277 runs.
It didn’t’ look like England would chase down the score but a special ton from Joe Root helped England win the game by 5 wickets at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Root scored an unbeaten knock of 115 runs in 170 balls, while the likes of Ben Stokes (54) and Ben Foakes (32) also made valuable contributions.
Two more Tests are remaining in the series. The second Test is slated to be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham from 10th June to 14th June 2022.
Here’s a look at the squads of both teams:
England (First two Test matches):
Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Cameron Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young
|1st Test||Jun 02 – Jun 06||Lord’s, London|
|2nd Test||Jun 10 – Jun 14||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|3rd Test||Jun 23 – Jun 27||Headingly, Leeds|
Where to Watch
Match Timings – 03:30 p.m. (IST)
Broadcast Details – Sony Sports Network