New Zealand pacer Trent Boult Expects that England’s Test coach Brendon McCullum will instruct England to rally to victory on the final day of the second Test at Trent Bridge.
On the fourth day of stumps, the Blackcaps lead by 238 runs with three wickets in hand.
England’s first innings:-
The Tom Latham-led side took a slim lead of 14 runs after the culmination of England’s first innings. However, the team fell 104–1 to 213–7 to bring the hosts back into the competition before the final day.
Last year, despite trailing 1-0 in the series, England took a defensive stance and played out a draw at Edgbaston. Chasing 273 in the final innings, the Three Lions finished 170-3.
New England under Brendon McCullum:-
However, Trent Boult expects England to be in the new form under Brendon McCullum’s rule and capture the series before the final contest at Headingley, Leeds. Speaking of stuff.
“I know his coach relatively well and I don’t think he’ll close shop. It’s exciting to be here in the morning with all those results on the table and the boys are so excited about it.”
“Some hard work was done in the last few days and I think the game is quite well prepared,”
Ben Stokes led the team:-
New Zealand scored 553 runs in the first innings on the basis of centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. The Ben Stokes-led side responded well, recording 539 with the bat on a flat surface, including Joe Root’s 27th Test century.
“Every run we get in the morning should make it very interesting” – Trent Boult
With a full day of play remaining in the competition, New Zealand would be keen to build a substantial lead with an eye on the remaining overs of the day.
Daryl Mitchell is currently unbeaten at the crease with Matt Henry. Kyle Jamieson, who missed the action on the fourth day, is battling a back injury, while Trent Boult will move to No. 11.