New Zealand Vs England 18/03/2013 - 2nd Test Match - Results,Review and Statistical Highlights
The second cricket test match between New Zealand and England which was held between 14/03/2013 to 18/03/2013 has ended in a draw.There was a very good chance of an England win but the home team resisted on the final day and will be happy with the result after they were forced to follow on.
The 2nd test match between England and New Zealand held between 14th to18/03/2013 started off with the New Zealand winning the toss and choosing to field.In the first innings Bruce Martin was the pick of the bowlers for the black caps after he picked up 4 wickets and was supported by Trent Boult,Kane Williamson and Neil Wagner with each of them picking up 2 wickets.
England's batting in the first innings was good with Nick Compton,Jonathan Trott,Kevin Pietersen and Matthew Prior making the bulk of the score by making 100,121,73 and 82 respectively.This helped their score to wrap up at a respectable total of 465.
New Zealand will be a bit disappointed with their batting as Kane Williamson,Brendon McCullam and BJ Walting made 42,69 and 60 respectively but were not able to capitalize on their starts.Their innings ended at a score of 254 and were forced to follow on.
Stuart Broad was the highlight of the England bowling during the first innings as he picked up 6 wickets and was supported well by James Anderson and Steven Finn who picked up two wickets each.
The Second innings batting by New Zealand was much better as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor's innings made sure they took the match towards a draw.
Nothing much happened when England bowled but this will definitely be a moral victory for the touring team considering Broad returning back to form and picking up 6 wickets in the first innings.The form of Jonathan Trott,Nick Compton,Kevin Pietersen and Matthew Prior will also be welcomed by the team going into the third test.
What did you think about the England Vs New Zealand 18/03/2013 - Second test results?