Avinash Sharma       Feb 28, 2023


New Zealand defeated England by 1 run in the 2nd Test to level the series 1-1

England were set a target of 258 runs in the final innings of match but got all out for 256

Neil Wagner picked up 4 wickets inside 16 overs to guide NZ to a sensational win

Ben Stokes led England lost the match despite enforcing a follow-on against New Zealand 

NZ captain Kane Williamson slammed 132 in the second innings after being followed-on

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell & Tom Blundell also slammed 50s in the 2nd innings for NZ

Left-arm spinner Jack Leach picked up a five-wicket haul for England in the 2nd innings

Joe Root scored 153* & 95 in the two innings of Wellington Test but his efforts were in vain

Harry Brook scored 186 in the first innings but was dismissed for a diamond duck in 2nd innings

Tim Southee (3 wickets) & Matt Henry (2 wickets) shined in 4th innings in memorable NZ victory

It was the 4th Test in the history of game where a team lost after following-on