ENG Vs NZ 2nd Test Day 2 Scorecard: The second Test match being played between New Zealand and England has reached an exciting position by the end of the second day’s play. England’s top order has given the team a good start and at the end of the second day’s play, they scored 90 runs for the loss of one wicket in the first innings. Ollie Pop is unbeaten after scoring 51 runs off 73 balls. Earlier, New Zealand scored a big score of 553 runs in the first innings thanks to Daryl Mitchell’s innings of 190 runs.
England did not start well in response to New Zealand’s big score. England opener Jack Crowley became the victim of Trent Boult by scoring just four runs in the second over of the innings. However, Pope, who came to bat at number three, took the lead. There has been an unbeaten partnership of 84 runs for the second wicket between Pope and Alex. Alex is playing after scoring 34 runs.
At the same time, Daryl Mitchell, continuing his excellent form, scored the highest score of his career 190 runs in Test cricket. Mitchell, however, missed out on scoring a double century and was dismissed as the last wicket. Michael Bracewell, playing his first match, supported Mitchell well and scored 49 runs.
Record partnership between Mitchell and Blundell
The second day of the second Test was also affected by rain. Due to rain, the tea break had to be taken early. Before the rain, Mitchell and Blundell added 236 runs in the fifth wicket partnership. Blundell was sent to the pavilion by spinner Jack Leach, whose catch was caught by Ben Stokes. Earlier, the fifth wicket partnership for New Zealand was held by Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan, who scored 222 against Zimbabwe in Wellington in 2000.
The 39-year-old James Anderson proved to be the most successful bowler for England. He took three wickets for 62 runs. Broad, Leach and captain Ben Stokes got two wickets each.