Test: England hoping for a good show

14 June 2022, 11:39 am
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England’s second Test against New Zealand is set for a classic finish, according to Michael Vaughan.The home side picked up three wickets late on the fourth day at Trent Bridge to leave New Zealand 224-7, 238 ahead. We’re in for an outstanding day former England captain Vaughan told Test Match Special.

‘England won’t be thinking they might lose. All they will be thinking about is getting the last three wickets and chasing down a target.’

Responding to New Zealand’s first-innings total of 553, England were making rapid progress from their overnight 473-5 on the fourth morning.

But after Joe Root was out for 176, the hosts lost their last five wickets for 23 runs to be 539 all out, giving New Zealand a lead of 14 runs.The Black Caps had extended their advantage to 190 with six second-innings wickets in hand, only for England to strike three times in six overs late on Monday.