As we talked about New Zealand emerging as favourites but who knows the team was sustaining on Taylor’s effort. As a result, we all saw a struggling side with a clumsy captain and finally losing the trophy. Since, failing of Ross Taylor before the game and kiwis didn’t play well they were defeated by England with crucial 7 wickets remaining. However, from the batting aspect Henry Nicholls and Santner score each a half century. But, other than them none of the teammate assist the team score.
The middle order of New Zealand didn’t perform enough as they were 93-6 only in 26.3 overs. Martin Guptill with his skipper held the fort but as the absence of Taylor back they returned to pavilion with a bad knock. Guptill scored 47 but his opener partner Munro went on duck which was a shock to spectators. Kiwis innings plunged as skipper Williamson manage with only 14 runs. After 27 overs, the two players Santner and Henry Nicholls presented a good partnership but the score didn’t reach as staked. And, Blackcaps only manage to score a under-fight total of 223 in-front of efficacious England.
The Scorecard NZ vs ENG:
- New Zealand (Guptill 47 & Santner 67 and Woakes 3-32) lost to
- England (Bairstow 104 & Hales 61 and Santner 1-44 ) by 7 wickets
- Jonny Bairstow – Player of the Match
- Chris Woakes – Player of the Series
Both teams administered a captivating series, yet the final was one-sided. Next, for everyone Two Test Match series between New Zealand and England starts from 22nd March with one D/N Test which will be a good experience for spectators. Till then GoodBye.