The England Cricket Team got off to a terrible start on the first day of the second Test Match against New Zealand. Nonetheless, Joe Root and Harry Brook got off to a fast start. The visitors had the chance to bat first and finished with a score of 315-3 in 65 overs before it started to rain. The unbeaten 184 runs were scored by right-handed batsman Brook in 169 balls while he hammered 24 fours and 5 sixes, extending his hot streak. Brook was rather daring on a grassy surface where pacers were getting lots of help.
Given that every one of his bowlers received criticism, New Zealand’s skipper Tim Southee would be worried. Joe Root also scored a century, which was his 29th in Test cricket and tied a record.
Harry Brook created history by surpassing 800 runs in a Test match’s first nine innings. Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli scored 798 runs in the first nine innings. Sunil Gavaskar (778 runs in 9 innings), Herbert Sutcliffe (780 runs in 9 innings), and Everton Weekes were all surpassed by Harry Brook (777 runs in nine innings). Compared to Harry Brook’s current average of 100.88, Sunil Gavaskar had a first nine innings average of 129.66.
New Zealand would benefit greatly from an exciting contest on Cards Day 2, since it would be very hard for them to recover if England reached 500 runs. It will be challenging for the hosts to score against James Anderson and Stuart Broad since they are both in excellent form. It’s possible that Tim Southee will need to employ attacking tactics rather than defensive ones.
The England captain, Ben Stokes, has consistently prophesied that Harry Brook will go on to become a global hero. Harry Brook is unique in that he has a wide range of shots, making him a dangerous asset. England supporters will be happy to see their former captain Joe Root reclaim his form.