After the rain in England, the New Zealand team was bundled out for just 47 runs, this bowler wreaked havoc
Talking about the England-New Zealand Test Series recently played in England and the final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand, there is a similarity between them. That is, both the times the rain disturbed the match. Anyway, if a cricket match is being played in England and there is no talk of rain, it does not seem possible to happen. In the Test match we are going to talk about, rain proved to be the biggest villain for New Zealand. Even in just 12 hours, the Kiwi team had to face defeat in this test. There can be no more embarrassing performance for any team in a Test match. This match was played on this day i.e. June 20.
To say that between England and New Zealand, this match was played in the year 1958 from 19 to 21 June. But the game was only for 12 hours. In this rain-affected match played at Lord's, England's team scored 269 runs while batting first. Colin Cowdrey scored the highest 65 runs for the hosts. Opener Mike Smith contributed 47 runs, while Peter Richardson scored 36 runs to help the team get off to a solid start. Number three batsman Tom Graveney scored 37 runs. Tony Lock contributed 23 runs in the lower order. He was not out till the end. For New Zealand, Johnny Hedge and Tony McGibbon showed four batsmen the way to the pavilion.
New Zealand's team was reduced to 47 runs in the first innings and 74 runs in the second
In reply, New Zealand's team was reduced to 47 runs in 32.3 overs in the first innings. Burt Sutcliffe scored 18 runs while John D'Arcy contributed 14 runs. 4 batsmen of the team could not even open the account. England's legendary spinner Jim Laker bowled 12 overs in this innings and took four wickets for just 12 runs, while Tony Lock spent 17 runs in the bowling of 11.3 overs to make five New Zealand batsmen their victim. England then gave New Zealand a follow-on and bundled out their second innings for just 74 runs. This time Kiwi batsmen played 50.3 overs. Opener DRC contributed the highest 33 runs. 11th-ranked batsman Johnny Hedges scored 14 runs. Locke took four wickets in the second innings for 12 runs in 12.3 overs. At the same time, Peter Loder and Fred Truman hunted two each. Tony Lock took 9 wickets in the match.