New Zealand win their first test series in England soil after 22 years

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 13, 2021 06:00 PM2021-06-13T18:00:00+5:302021-06-13T18:00:00+5:30

The Kiwis registered their first ever test series win in England soil after 22 years by winning the second ...

New Zealand win their first test series in England soil after 22 years | New Zealand win their first test series in England soil after 22 years

New Zealand win their first test series in England soil after 22 years

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The Kiwis registered their first ever test series win in England soil after 22 years by winning the second test by 8 wickets.  England who had turned Edgbaston, their fortress, into a nightmare ground for the visiting teams since that two-run enthralling win in the 2005 Ashes. This is only their third loss since 2002 and New Zealand's first in five attempts. Neil Wagner and Matt Henry took three wickets each as England was bundled out for 122 in the second innings, and in the end, New Zealand won the second Test on Day Four comfortably by eight wickets here at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday.

For New Zealand, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 23 and 0 respectively as the side registered a comprehensive win over the hosts. In the second Test, New Zealand made six changes, but every player that came in gave a spirited performance. With this win, New Zealand won the two-match series 1-0 and now the side would enter the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC) confidently. India and Kiwis will be locking horns in the WTC final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, beginning June 18.Chasing just 38 runs to win the match and series, New Zealand did not get off to an ideal start as Devon Conway (3) was sent back to the pavilion by Stuart Broad in just the second over of the innings. Will Young (8) was also dismissed by Olly Stone, but in the end, Latham and Taylor guided Kiwis to an eight-wicket win.

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