Apart from Joe Root, Ollie Pope also batted strongly for England. Pope contributed 145 runs from 239 balls in his innings which included 13 fours. On the other hand, team captain Ben Stokes scored 46 runs while Alex Hales played an innings of 67 runs.
Strong comeback for England in second test
In the second test match being played in Nottingham, the host England team made a strong comeback. In this match, New Zealand’s team, batting first, scored a huge score of 553 runs thanks to the century innings of Darrell Mitchell and Tom Blundell. In response to New Zealand’s score, by the end of the third day, England has scored 473 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
At the same time, Ben Foakes is present at the crease for England after scoring 24 runs with Root. In this way, England’s team is just 80 runs behind New Zealand while there is still two days of play left.