Pakistan’s supporters today are New Zealand’s supporters. England’s defeat at Chester-le-Street today is the advantage of Pakistan. If they can lose Bangladesh in their last match then the semifinal will be confirmed by Sarfraz Ahmed’s team. But in the opening days of the Kiwis or Jason Roy-Jonny Bairstow, Pakistan supporters can be frustrated. Over 15 overs, Queiro could not break England’s opening pair. At the end of 15 overs till the report, the England total was 104 without loss.
The first decision of batting to England before winning the toss could go wrong with the first test. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson brought back memories of Dipak Patel by spinner Mitchell Sannner’s new ball. Sántner’s first survival as the main survivor Jason Roy Left-arm spinner ‘armaments’ stamped out of the stumps at the speed of the stumps. Despite trying to cut the ball, the ball crossed the boundaries, with the bat and stamps screwed! After that, however, the identity of English England.
Ray Southee, who scored 23 runs from 2 overs, Bairstow struck twice in the first over of the Kiwi pacers and three fours in his next over. Bairstow batting for 48 runs in 41 balls. Roy is relatively steady at the other end. The opener was batting with 47 runs from 49 balls. In addition to stroke-rich batting of both, there was also a funny scene in the field. The ball went into the cover of the pitch placed on the border. Tom Latham and Santander had to do a lot of trouble to find the ball.
Without a Trent Boult, no bowler of the Kiwis could scare him. The pacer has scored 19 runs in his first spell of 5 overs.