Trent Boult believes England will fight for victory on the final day. Trent Boult also revealed the excitement in the New Zealand camp as the race neared its conclusion.
England will go into the final day of the second Test at Trent Bridge determined to cross the line and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With the game firmly in hand, Trent Boult of New Zealand believes the England Team will not settle for a draw and will go on the offensive with the bat.
England bowlers will be putting pressure on the remaining Kiwi batters, hoping to end the New Zealand innings as soon as possible on the final day. Meanwhile, the Kiwis will need a herculean effort from their bowlers to win the game, with a draw looking more likely.
Meanwhile, Boult believes the hosts will not hold back and will go for the kill, especially given his former teammate and England head coach Brendon McCullum’s attacking mindset. The bowling spearhead also revealed the excitement in the New Zealand camp as the final day approaches.
“I know their coach fairly well, and I don’t believe he’ll be closing up shop.” Coming here in the morning with all of those results on the table is exciting, and the boys are very excited about it. “There has been some hard work done over the last couple of days, and I think the game is quite nicely poised,” Boult said in an interview with stuff.co.nz.
We’ll work hard to extend our lead as much as possible: Trent Boult
The Kiwis currently lead the Englishmen by 238 runs, but they will hope to add as many as possible to that total with first-innings hero Daryl Mitchell still at the crease. Boult stated that he is eager to get the ball in his hands and hopes to lead his team to a thrilling victory on the final day.
“Any early morning runs should keep things interesting.” So we’ll concentrate on extending our lead as much as possible and be excited to get the ball in our hands to bowl for a test win,”