Former England skiper Michael Vaughan has put forward one of the best stat of the ongoing three-match Test series between England and New Zealand with the cricketer-turned-commentator pointing out that the tourists have bowled just two overs of spin in the second Test and that had put a lot of pressure on their bowlers.
At stumps on the third day on Sunday, riding on an unbeaten century from Joe Root and Ollie Pope, England had reduced the lead to just 80 runs at 473.
Vaughan pointed out at stumps on Day 3 on Sunday that New Zealand had got just seven host team wickets in the last two England innings, indicating how strongly the Ben Stokes-led side have fought back from the brink of disaster in the two Tests.
“New Zealand have got 7 wkts across the last 2 England innings and been hit for over 500 (runs)… they have bowled 2 overs of Spin (multiple exclamation marks),” tweeted Vaughan on Sunday.
And despite the fact the high-scoring Test looking headed for a draw, Vaughan felt the next two days would be exciting.
“I have a feeling this last 2 days are going to be exciting… #OnOn #ENGvNZ,” tweeted Vaughan early on Monday.