Since the first match of the Test series between England and New Zealand ended in a draw, the English side has been under constant criticism. Because of this, the team played the game against New Zealand on the last day with a drawing method instead of a win. On the last day of the match, the Kiwi team hit a target of 273 in 70 overs, in response to which England could only score 170 for three and the match ended in a draw. As for the outcome of the match, former captain Nasir Hussain questioned the team saying that the team should have played for the win instead of the draw.
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According to ANI, speaking to Sky Sports, the former skipper said, ‘It looks like only one team is going to win it on the last day, and that’s why Kane Williamson stood up to the end. He could have clapped for the first 15 overs if he wanted to, but he didn’t because he was playing positive cricket. I understand why England did this. He has lost in the last three Tests. Neither Jose Butler and Ben Stokes are on the team at this time.
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In this match, chasing New Zealand’s 273, England lost their wickets to openers Rory Burns and Jack Crowley, who scored centuries in the first innings, to 56. Neil Wagner sent Two Burns and Crowley to the Tim Southee Pavilion. From here, Sibley and captain Joe Root took the England innings for a third wicket. Neil Wagner to Root lt LBW. Sibley then added 34 for the fourth wicket with Ally Pope, promising a New Zealand victory. When England’s score was 170 for three, both captains agreed to draw.