England vs New Zealand, 1st Test at London, Jun 02-06, 2021

New Zealand 378/10 (122.4) & 169/6 (52.3) England RR 2.43

England 275/10 (101.1) & 170/3 (70)

New Zealand, who chose to bat

Match drawn


 
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mat
Runs
Hs
Avg
 
60
207
3
0
28.99
18
882
133*
30.41
 
20
41
3
0
48.78
17
798
135*
31.92
 
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
 
13
3
38
0
2.92
22
39
3/53
44.71
 
15
6
28
0
1.87
4
20
5/34
14.55
 
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Current partnership :
1 runs, 2 overs, RR: 0.5 (Dominic Sibley , Rory Burns )

Devon Conway (Man of the Match)

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Joe Root (ENG): We tried to lay a platform at the start, but unfortunately didn't materialize the way we would have liked. It would have been easy to go hard early today, but it was a tricky wicket. We felt we didn't have enough overs to go for it. It was about the conditions more than the talent in the dressing room. Once that decision was made to close the day out and play for a draw, we had to make sure we weren't silly as batters. It was an easy decision to leave out a spinner when you have such a great battery of fast bowlers. They did a fantastic job. Rory did a fantastic job. The way he played was phenomenal, coming back into the side and carrying his form from Surrey. It's been tough on Ollie. He has learned a very hard lesson. He showed a lot of remorse and dealt with a huge range of emotions. As a squad, we need to keep looking to educate and make the sport as inclusive as we can. As a team, we are committed to do that. We aren't saying we are perfect, but we are learning our lessons. I am not about his selection for the next Test.

Joe Root (ENG): We tried to lay a platform at the start, but unfortunately didn't materialize the way we would have liked. It would have been easy to go hard early today, but it was a tricky wicket. We felt we didn't have enough overs to go for it. It was about the conditions more than the talent in the dressing room. Once that decision was made to close the day out and play for a draw, we had to make sure we weren't silly as batters. It was an easy decision to leave out a spinner when you have such a great battery of fast bowlers. They did a fantastic job. Rory did a fantastic job. The way he played was phenomenal, coming back into the side and carrying his form from Surrey. It's been tough on Ollie. He has learned a very hard lesson. He showed a lot of remorse and dealt with a huge range of emotions. As a squad, we need to keep looking to educate and make the sport as inclusive as we can. As a team, we are committed to do that. We aren't saying we are perfect, but we are learning our lessons. I am not about his selection for the next Test.

Kane Williamson (NZ): Obviously we had a little bit of work to do before the declaration. The guys came out and hit hard and the weather forced the declaration a little bit. The wicket was deteriorating and had it not been for that lost day, we would've had a cracking finish. Scoring was reasonably slow throughout the day, and all in all, with only four days, some fantastic cricket was played. Incredibly special performance from Conway. A special player, he's come into the side and shown his class. He played within himself, he's a brilliant player and it is an incredible feat. Incredible contribution from tim Southee as well. He led the attack brilliantly and the guys contributed around him as well. Both teams could have done with an additional day and pushed their case further. Boult is here and he should be bowling pretty soon.

Match drawn

9:05 Local Time, 23:35 IST: Handshakes.