England batted 70 overs and scored 170 runs on Day 5 of the first Take a look at to safe a draw.© AFP
The primary Take a look at between England and New Zealand resulted in a draw on the Lord’s cricket floor on Sunday. After the third day’s play was washed out with a ball being bowled attributable to rain in London, the match was heading in direction of a draw however on the ultimate day, New Zealand scored over 100 runs within the first session and set the hosts a goal of 273 runs from 75 overs. Slightly than going for the win, England opted for a cautious method. Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to precise his views on England’s batting on the ultimate day of the Lord’s Take a look at.
If you happen to will not even attempt to chase a goal of three.6 an over at residence with no WTC factors at stake, when will you ever strive? Not a superb advert for take a look at cricket #EngvNZ@ECB_cricket pic.twitter.com/K4qzAhoe7L
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 6, 2021
“If you happen to will not even attempt to chase a goal of three.6 an over at residence with no WTC factors at stake, when will you ever strive? Not a superb advert for take a look at cricket #EngvNZ @ECB_cricket,” Jaffer tweeted together with a meme from the film ‘Hera Pheri’.
Chasing 273 for the win, England opener Rory Burns performed 81 deliveries to attain 25 runs earlier than being despatched again by Neil Wagner.
His accomplice Dom Sibley performed over 200 balls to stay unbeaten on 60.
Earlier within the match, Devon Conway, on his Take a look at debut, scored a record-shattering double century to assist the guests submit 378 of their first innings.
In reply England had been bundled out for 275 as Tim Southee picked up six wickets.
New Zealand then declared their second innings at 169 for six on the final day of the match.
England batted out 70 overs to safe a draw, ending at 170-3.
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