Tom Blundell has put New Zealand in a strong position in the second Test by scoring the third century of his Test career. In the second Test (ENG vs NZ) till lunch, New Zealand scored 412 for 5 in 114 overs in the first innings against England. Blundell was dismissed for 106. He also made a big partnership with Daryl Mitchell for the 5th wicket. Mitchell is still standing at the crease after scoring 128 runs. In the 3-match series, the hosts England are leading 1-0. In such a situation, the Kiwi batsmen have shown a strong struggle in the second test. However, captain Kane Williamson is not playing this match due to being Corona positive.
On the second day of the match on Saturday, New Zealand started playing 318 for 4 in the first innings. Mitchell remained unbeaten on 81 and Blundell on 67. Both did not let the team get any setbacks in the first hour. Meanwhile, first Mitchell and then Blundell completed his century. 31-year-old Tom Blundell was dismissed after scoring 106 off 198 balls. His wicket went to left-arm spinner Jack Leach. One thousand runs have also been completed in his test. This wicket-keeper batsman also scored a brilliant 96 in the second innings of the first Test. However, he missed out on scoring a century.
236 runs big partnership
Tom Blundell and Daryl Mitchell put on a big partnership of 236 runs for the fifth wicket. Mitchell is currently playing after scoring 128 runs off 231 balls. Has hit 17 fours and 2 sixes. This is his second consecutive century. He also scored a century in the second innings of the first Test. Mitchell Bracewell is playing with him after scoring 5 runs. The goal of the team will be to take the score beyond 500. James Anderson and Ben Stokes have taken 2-2 wickets for England so far.
Toss Blundell's Test record, before this match, had scored 919 runs in 29 innings of 18 Tests at an average of 35. Had 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries. The biggest innings of 121 runs were played. His first-class career record is also very good. He has scored 4363 runs in 141 innings of 84 matches at an average of 35. He has scored 10 centuries and 20 half-centuries. Has played the biggest innings of 153 runs.