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This is how New Zealand overturned, beat England by 1 run

By Akshay - February 28, 2023 03:29 PM

New Zealand vs England 2nd test New Zealand beat England by just 1 run in a thrilling second Test in Wellington. With this, the Kiwi team made the series 1-1. New Zealand has achieved a special achievement with this victory.

New Zealand vs England 2nd test

New Zealand defeated England by 1 run in the second and final Test on Tuesday and achieved a special achievement. New Zealand has become the second team in the world to win by a margin of 1 run in Test cricket.

Let us tell you that in the second Test played in Wellington, England batted first and declared their first innings at a score of 435/8. In response, New Zealand were all out for 209 in their first innings and were forced to follow on. New Zealand were all out for 483 in their second innings, leaving England with a target of 258 to win. Chasing the target, the Three Lions team got all out for 256 runs and lost the match by 1 run.

History repeated after 30 years

New Zealand repeated this feat after 30 years by defeating England by 1 run. Earlier, West Indies were the only team to win a Test by 1 run. West Indies beat Australia by 1 run on 23 January 1993 at Adelaide ground.

The closest margin of victory in terms of runs is England, who beat Australia by 2 runs in Birmingham in 2005. Australia and England are joint third. Australia beat England in Manchester in 1902 while England beat Australia by 3 runs in Melbourne in 1982.

Closest win in terms of runs

1 run - West Indies beat Australia (1993)

1 run - New Zealand beat England (2023*)

2 runs - England beat Australia (2005)

3 runs - Australia beat England (1902)

3 runs - England beat Australia (1982)

4 runs - New Zealand beat Pakistan (2018)

New Zealand won by following on

New Zealand defeated England even after playing the follow-on and registered a special achievement in its name. This was the fourth time in the history of Test cricket, when the team won the match after playing the follow-on. First in 1894, England defeated Australia by 10 runs after playing the follow-on. Then in 1981, England beat Australia by 18 runs after following on. In 2001, India defeated Australia by a huge margin of 171 runs.

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