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Test Cricket: New Zealand having the hope on ‘Deteriorating pitch’ to avert whitewash

Test Cricket: A deteriorating pitch is the last string of hope the New Zealand bowlers are holding to bowl out England on the fifth and final day of the third Test with just 113 runs needed for the hosts to complete 3-0 whitewash. For more updates keep following 99Runs


Since New Zealand was bowled out at 326 in the second innings leaving a 296 win. England wiped out 183 in the final session of the game with Ollie Pope and Joe Root who led the team to a 132 run stand for the third wicket.



New Zealand having the hope on ‘Deteriorating pitch’ to avert whitewash


Tom Blundell said “This team has been known to fight and we’ve got to come out of there and do that tomorrow, he also added that the deteriorating pitch brings a lot of changes in the bowling because a slight change in the bowling can easily make the batsman lose his wicket”.


It was the starting of day 4 that New Zealand changed the strategy by bringing Trent Boult and Tim Southee in the starting phase instead of giving it to spinner. Both of them were brilliant with the new ball applying the pressure before a run out god rid of Alex Lees.



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