The first Test match between England and New Zealand at the iconic Lord’s ended in a draw. The Kiwis executed all their plans to perfection and also had an opportunity to take the first lead in the series. Needless to say, the hosts displayed incredible resilience till the end and managed to pull off a draw. However, the hots’ approach to playing out for a draw didn’t please the England fans.
Fans criticized their players for playing a boring brand of cricket. A lot of the fans were of the opinion that England should’ve gone for a win. The hosts required 273 to win the game in 75 overs. It is just an average of 3.64 runs per over and it was easily achievable considering the home conditions but the end result was a draw. Meanwhile, England and New Zealand are locking horns with each other in the second Test match.
The second Test match is being held at Edgbaston, Birmingham. England Test captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first and the openers, Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley didn’t disappoint. They stitched a brilliant opening partnership of 72 runs before Sibley departed for 35. Rory Burns top-scored with 81 including 10 fours. Daniel Lawrence and Mark Wood are batting on 53 and 7 respectively.
Lawrence smashed as many as 8 boundaries in his well-constructed half-century. England ended the first day of the Test at a tally of 258/7. On the other hand, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Ajaz Patel took 2 wickets apiece. Meanwhile, England fans enjoyed their return to Test cricket.
Fans turned up in numbers to watch the second Test match at Edgbaston. Meanwhile, a video that has been making rounds on social media shows fans making an epic ‘beer snake’ out of plastic cups. Sky Sports Cricket posted the video on their social media handle. The video spread like wildfire on the internet.
Longest beer snake ever? 🍺
Fair to say the Edgbaston crowd are enjoying their return to Test cricket 👏
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 10, 2021
Here is how teh fans reacted to the same:
They’re not. They are chanting about wanting to stay and drink beer. It’s sung at most sports these days.
— Craig Linsdell (@CraigLinsdell) June 10, 2021
How sad & pathetic, let alone the pollution…
— rebel with causes (@jamessmyth17) June 10, 2021
And if you didn’t realise that this is a government run event. Exact same as the rave event in Liverpool, had to provide negative tests before entering the ground.
— Daniel Kearsley (@Dan1996kearsley) June 10, 2021
Nothing screams ‘Covid safe’ as manhandling hundreds of used pint cups, full of dregs of other people’s beer and gob. 🤷🏻♂️🙄.
— Andrew Edwards (@Red_or_Dead_Edd) June 10, 2021