Watch England vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights 03 April 2018 Today – But in the last analysis, it had been left to a brightly gritty eighth-wicket rack of 37 runs in 31.2 overs involving Ish Sodhi – whose antepenultimate-over smash through midwicket for four attracted a richly deserved fifty later he’d spent 31 deliveries on 48 – and also Neil Wagner, that was finally captured off an inside edge off the last ball of the game for seven from 103 balls, using barely glanced in almost any direction except straight down the wicket.
But afterwards, New Zealand discovered enough personalities to fill the gaps in their positions – not least one of them, Tom Latham, whose 207-ball 83 was the mainstay of their initial two sessions, also Colin de Grandhomme, whose Way 45 could have finished in a possibly catastrophic brain-fade, but nonetheless finished a hugely impressive all-purpose competition.
Ian Sodhi Helped New Zealand to secure Series against England
They had been compelled to do this that the hard way – together with fielders camped round the bat to the entirety of the last session, and having suffered a dreadful start to the afternoon’s drama, when two wickets fell to Stuart Broad’s first two deliveries, for example their likeliest final-day area marshall, Kane Williamson, to get a first-ball duck.
In scenes of umbrella-gnawing anxiety, New Zealand dug deep in hardship to cling on for a draw in the second Test at Christchurch’s bucolic Hagley Oval, and therefore ensured their first series win over England since 1999, and their first at home since 1983-84.
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