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Twitter erupts as New Zealand beat England by one run after the follow-on



In one of many all-time nice finishes, New Zealand defeated England by a solitary run within the second Check to stage the two-match sequence 1-1 at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday (February 28).

Notably, the hosts had been compelled to comply with on after getting bundled out for 209 in response to England’s 435/8 dec of their first innings. Now with the win, the Black Caps have turn into simply the third workforce to win a Check match after being enforced a follow-on.

General, it was solely the fourth event when a workforce received a Check after being requested to comply with on. England managed it twice, each towards Australia in 1894 and 1981, whereas India beat the Aussies in 2001.

Coming again to the Wellington Check, the Tim Southee-led facet had set England a goal of 258 runs to win. The competition went right down to the wire, with the English workforce needing solely two runs to win. Nonetheless, the final man James Anderson was caught down the leg facet off Neil Wagner, and the guests had been bundled out for 256.

Transient Scores: New Zealand 209 (Tim Southee 73, Stuart Broad 4/61, James Anderson 3/37) and 483 (Kane Williamson 132, Tom Blundell 90, Tom Latham 81, jack Leach 5/157) beat England 435-8 dec (Harry Brook 186, Joe Root 153 not out, Matt Henry 4/100) and 256 (Joe Root 95, Niel Wagner 4/62, Tim Southee 3/45) by 1 run.

“Proper up there. A particular win to return again after being requested to follow-on. The blokes will soak this up. The character confirmed by the fellows has been very particular. Nice Check to be concerned in. Variety of guys to thank. The openers held it collectively within the second innings. Then Kane and Blundell. Neil has been doing this us for an extended time period. It got here off for him on the proper time. Nice for Check cricket for all the fellows which can be right here. Having Check matches like these is sweet for Exams going ahead,” stated New Zealand skipper Southee within the post-match presentation.

Right here is how Twitter reacted:

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