And welcome to the fifth day coverage of the second test. Fifth day! On the Trent Bridge, which Cardus once called “a land of lotus for beaters, a place where it was always afternoon and 360 for two ports.” It’s not as friendly with the batsmen as it was in the days of Walter Keeton and Dodge Whysall, but with a short limit, the fastest international field in the northern hemisphere, both teams playing vibrant attacking cricket and a full throttle thanks to Notts. kind gesture to let everyone in for free, we are ready for a fantastic game day with all four results still available.
New Zealand has three ports left, one of them injured Kyle Jamieson. Jeremy Coney said last night that he thought England would have the confidence to chase 280 and, if their engine room clicks, four above them should not be surpassed, ultimately, even if they have to take a more focused approach. circumspect at the beginning of the entries. With Jamieson unable to play bowling, NZ will depend heavily on Trent Boult and Michael Bracewell, but yesterday morning’s conditions, if played today, could bring out the best in Tim Southee, whose test to forget so far was crowned by Daryl Mitchell who burned him in a boycott. exhausts late.
They will do it today, the McCullum-Stokes axis demands nothing less. If they have enough noise to close the door if they lose the first ports it could be the real test of the new regime. Whatever happens, this series has been a great tonic for test cricket. Look where we were a year ago against the same opposition. England has a long way to go to get back to the top, but getting English cricket lovers to like and respect them again is an important first step on this path.