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England keep New Zealand at bay as James Anderson and Stuart Broad tie records

james anderson and stuart broad Throw yourself into another slice of history England maintain new zealand At Mount Maunganui Bay leveled Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne as the deadliest duo in Test history.

The Australian greats retired in 2007 with 1,001 wickets in 104 matches.

But when Anderson caught centurion Tom Blundell and forced him to bowl late at night at Bay Oval, England’s veterans matched a stunning tally and they would surely overtake in the final innings.

Blundell’s wicket provided an important moment in a match where England were ahead by 98 points.

He scored a very good 138, going 5-for-83 to reach the crease, and eventually 306 to leave him last man.

Were it not for his brilliantly judged knock, he dominated a worthy stand of 124 in the final three wickets, but the tourists could already be clear.

Instead, they reached the stumps 2-for-79 and had a better chance of forming the game in their favour, on day three.

Olly Robinson While he’ll never come close to numbers like Anderson and Broad put together, he surpassed his prominent teammate on the day with a 54-to-4 figure.

When the match began, New Zealand started 37-3 with their next target being Nightwatchman Neil Wagner. He was pardoned after being caught no-ball from Broad, crashing six in a row and sending Seamer into the air, making victim number 1,000.

Robinson was playing the game on the other side and quickly snapped Darryl Mitchell lbw to score a nine-ball duck, zip one off the edge off the outside and wrap the front pad without serving a shot. bottom. Mitchell’s misjudgment, averaging 107.60 in both teams’ series last summer, was both a relief and a surprise.

At 5 for 83, England seemed to be charging. Instead, they were restrained by Devon Conway (77) and Blundell, neither of whom missed a game. I calmed down when the pitch flattened under the sky.

There was also very little spin. In other words, Jack Leach struggled to keep things together when called. In such circumstances, England made a commendable effort in the mid-session, taking a further three wickets for 100 runs.

A short-pitch bowling spell thrown by skipper Ben Stokes to Conway did not stop him from hammering out a spirited spell due to the skipper’s ongoing knee problems and lack of action in the warm-up match. It culminated in a simple catch by Olly Pope mid-wicket.

Blundell wouldn’t let himself fall into a trap, but England worked around him, with Michael Bracewell hacking the reach and Scott Kuggeleijn losing stumps to Robinson’s beauty.

The Sussex man snapped in the fourth when Tim Southey was held in the deep, his side falling short 247 for 9. Blundell also had a skin in the game and was still at 82 when Tickner came along.

He continued to play blind, swinging hard at almost everything until he needed to steal a strike from the industrious Blair Tickner. His fourth test ton brought in a rare clever moment of plunging reach over his shoulder and Britain’s frustration began to rise. Ben Fawkes just failed to make a spectacular catch, Broad hesitated with a simpler catch, and Stokes refused to review a thin edge from Tickner.

A combination of Anderson and a new ball was needed to finish things off, with Blundell one back in the bowler at No. 1,001, leaving a potentially tricky batting period under the lights.

The so-called ‘Twilight’ period had a surprising effect on England 24 hours ago, but Zach Crowley and Ben Duckett met the challenge head-on. The pair shared his nine fours in the first eight overs and could be compromised by a scruff.

Their counterattack briskly undone Blundell’s good chunk of work, but neither could sustain it. I brushed Kugelane behind with a pull.

This gave England the opportunity to finally reveal Broad’s role as the much-talked-about ‘Nighthawk’. He obeys and swings a second ball into the night sky, but Blundell and Kuggelein leave their catches to each other, joining in a faintly comical tone. Broad gets another chance to spread wings on his third day and Pope joins him on his 14th.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/james-anderson-england-new-zealand-ollie-robinson-stuart-broad-b2284210.html England keep New Zealand at bay as James Anderson and Stuart Broad tie records

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