New Zealand and England engaged in a Historical Test cricket thriller in the second Test match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, as the Kiwis won the Test by one run on February 28.
“That game is what Test cricket is about, it was just incredible. The emotions we were going through and obviously the Kiwi boys out there as well. Was incredible to be involved in such a Test match. Everyone’s got their money’s worth,” Stokes said after the game.
“It was a case of assessing the situations, we always knew that at some point in that partnership (between himself and Root), Tim (Southee) was gonna have to roll the dice with something. Wags (Wagner) came on and blew the game open for them. For myself and Joe there, that was our opportunity to pounce,” he added.
A special win to come back after being asked to follow on: Tim Southee
Delighted with his team’s performance, Tim Southee said, “Right up there. A special win to come back after being asked to follow on. The guys will soak this up. The character shown by the guys has been very special. Try to stay as calm. Just give it your best shot. Great Test to be involved in.”
New Zealand last lost a series at home in 2017 and last got whitewashed against Australia in 2016.