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A outstanding match at Lord’s was solely determined in England’s favour by boundary countback after a Tremendous Over required after they had tied New Zealand’s complete on the finish of their regulation 50 overs.

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New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls had an surprising begin to his time quarantining in England when he switched on the tv and noticed a repeat displaying of the 2019 World Cup last.

A outstanding match at Lord’s was solely determined in England’s favour by boundary countback after a Tremendous Over required after they had tied New Zealand’s complete on the finish of their regulation 50 overs.

Nicholls, New Zealand’s top-scorer within the match with 55, had been on the lookout for some mild reduction in the course of the squad’s isolation interval at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl headquarters close to Southampton when confronted by the extraordinary occasions of two years in the past.

“I really hadn’t actually thought of that recreation for some time after which the primary day we arrived right here I turned on the cricket channel and there was a replay on,” Nicholls advised Britain’s Press Affiliation information company.

“I do not know if that was staged or if it was psychological warfare, however I am certain we would have been doing the identical!”

He added: “It is a humorous one to consider. You all the time suppose the place you could possibly have scored an additional run or saved a run within the area. However as a gaggle we did every thing we may do and we’re proud. It was a two-month journey, we went so shut however we did not win.

“What a recreation of cricket that was and for it to be the World Cup last was simply unimaginable.”

New Zealand, nevertheless, at the moment are again in England competing for an additional international title.

‘Mystique’

Following a two-Check collection in opposition to England subsequent month, they are going to face India within the inaugural World Check Championship from 18-22 June, though this showpiece match can be on the Ageas Bowl, reasonably than Lord’s due to the necessity to keep a safe bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand, nevertheless, will return to Lord’s, the ‘House of Cricket’, this tour as it’s the venue for the primary Check in opposition to England.

“As a younger cricketer rising up it has that mystique about it,” Nicholls stated. “It will likely be good to come back and play there once more, but it surely’s a totally totally different format and a totally totally different staff.

“There may be significance going again there for us, however we all know it is rather a lot totally different to righting any wrongs we had there final time.”

The 29-year-old left-hander is having fun with a fantastic run of type in Check cricket, together with his highest rating of 174 in opposition to the West Indies at Wellington in December adopted by 157 in opposition to Pakistan at Christchurch in January.

Now Nicholls desires to affix the choose group of New Zealand batsmen, together with present captain Kane Williamson, to have scored a Check hundred at Lord’s and so acquire a spot on the dressing room honours board.

“That may be superior,” he stated. “It is actually cool to go there, take a look at the names and see just a few Kiwis up there.

“You suppose how particular it will be to have your individual identify up there.”

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Updated: May 19, 2021 — 2:05 pm

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