Cricket Test matches - Results and analysis

hello and welcome to all the readers.

Today i will talk about Two Test matches held this week.
Both the matches started on 10th June

  1. England v/s New Zealand - 2nd Test, Edgbaston [New Zealand tour of England]
  2. South Africa v/s West Indies - 1st Test, St Lucia [South Africa tour of West Indies]

Test cricket is played for 5 days with 2 innings per team.
Both the matches concluded in just 3 days.

Match 1 - England v/s New Zealand - 2nd Test, Edgbaston

England won the toss and elected to bat.

First Innings:
England scored 303 runs all out
In reply, New Zealand scored 388 runs all out
A first innings lead of 85 runs

Second Innings
England second innings did not start well, they lost wickets at intervals. England managed to score only 122 runs.

Needing 38 runs to win the match
New Zealand scored the runs, losing 2 wickets - 41/2

Player of the match - Matt Henry

New Zealand won the match and the series 1-0


The pitch was flat and good for batting.

A very poor performance by the english batsman. They surely missed few of the regular players. The inexperience team could not handle the New Zealand bowlers.
England bowlers did well to restrict the New Zealand first innings score.

New Zealand on the other hand also missed few regular players due to injuries. They had made 6 changes. But, the changes did not affect their performance.
Infact, everyone took the responsibility and they played well as a team.
That is the reason, they are ranked first in the ICC rankings

New Zealand now take on India (ranked second in the ICC rankings) in the World Cup test final on Wednesday at Southampton, Jun 18 - 22 2021
I am eagerly waiting for the match.
Two strong teams playing to win the cup.

Match 2 - South Africa v/s West Indies - 1st Test, St Lucia

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

First Innings:
West Indies were all out for 97 runs
Excellent fast bowling by South Africa

In reply, South Africa scored 322 runs all out
A first innings lead of 225 runs

Second Innings
With a deficit of 225 runs, West Indies second innings did not start well
They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. And were all out for 162 runs
Well short then the deficit.

South Africa won the match by an innings and 63 runs

Player of the match: Quinton de Kock


West Indies is a very young inexperience team with a new captain. No match against the South African team.
The West Indian team has to up their game in the 2nd test.

South Africa bowlers did very well. The batsman also played their part.
A good overall performance by the South Africa team.

2nd test match will be played on 18th June.
Let's hope that West Indies can come back and win the match and tie the series.

Thank you for reading my post

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