New Zealand Collapse Gives England Hope in Tense Second Test

New Zealand collapsed to 224-7 as England gave themselves a chance to chase a dramatic streak of victory by shutting down play on day four of the second Test.

The Kiwis lost five wickets to 110 in a tense evening session at Trent Bridge and are heading into the final day by a margin of 238.

With three wickets remaining, New Zealand faces a difficult period on Tuesday morning as they try to make their way to safety.

Daryl Mitchell at 32 isn’t out, with Henry Matt at 8, and if England can break through the tail, they’ll fantasize themselves on a thrilling chase.

England chased 277 to win the first Test in Lord’s Thanksgiving for the Century Root.

A second successive victory over the World Champions in the Test would give England a Fist Series victory since January 2021.

While England will be confident, they should heed the lesson of the second rounds of dirty New Zealand, which were marked by a series of tamed expulsions and needless runaways.

On a memorable day at Trent Bridge, England’s James Anderson hit 650 Test points when New Zealand opener Tom Latham let a straight ball fall into his trunks.

The speedy 39-year-old is the third man to reach this milestone after spin legend Shane Warren and Mutiah Muralitharan.

Anderson’s mentor came just months after admitting he was “praying” his international career wasn’t over after the decision to leave him for the West Indies Tour.

England was sacked for 539 in Monday morning’s hearing.

Root scored an imposing score of 176, and Ben Voakes added a peppy 56 to ensure New Zealand held just 14 strokes behind after a gigantic first-game aggregate of 553.

Root resumed on 163 and Foakes on 24, while New Zealand took a beating when Kyle Jamison was disqualified from Day 4 while the bowler awaited survey results on his back injury on Sunday.

Foakes took the offense to Tim Southee on the first day of the day, breaking two edges as the baffled bowler looted for 12 lays.

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Root joined the party with an infamous reverse scoop off Southee that flew high above the slip hoop for his first Test Six since February 2021 in India.

Foakes crushed four to hit a hundred partnering with Root and then blew another limit to get 50 in what seemed like a blink of an eye.

Trent Bolt finally succeeded in stopping the bleeding when he knocked out Root, who stole to Southee in a bunker after chasing an extensive rendition.

Bumping the bat against his pad in frustration, he left the root to spark a five-wicket collapse for 23 throws as Trent Bolt finished 5-106.

England made a great start in the second innings for New Zealand when Latham left an oddly straight ball off Anderson.

Will Young (56) and Devon Conway (52) appear to have put New Zealand first with a 100 partnership on the second wicket.

But after being heavily penalized, England sprinter Jack Leach finally had the laughs as Conway outplayed Jack Bairstow, who ran from the square-leg boundary to take the catch.

Henry Nichols (3) fell to Matthew Potts when he cut straight to Alex Lees.

New Zealand looked anxious and Young left ran out after the hesitation between the opening match and Mitchell proved fatal.

This brought Mitchell and Tom Blondel together again after they shared 195 partnerships at Lords and 236 in the first innings at Nottingham.

Stopping these two people was essential to England’s winning hopes, as they achieved a crucial breakthrough to remove Blundell for 24.

Blundell pulled headlong into Stuart Broad, hanging his head in frustration as the ball little straight to Stokes positioned perfectly to the back of the box.

Michael Bracewell’s short frontier spell ended when he misfired Boots for 25 years.

New Zealand was imploding from within and the sacking of Southie was a symbol of their downfall as he ran out of it after a feud with Mitchell.

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