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ENG vs NZ | Trent Boult wanted the record for most runs by No.11, we discussed it for 2 months during IPL: Daryl Mitchell


Daryl Mitchell fell 10 runs short of his double century against England on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. Trent Boult levelled with Muthiah Muralidaran for the most runs by No.11 in Test cricket.

Trent Boult reacts while Ben Foakes and Joe Root look on. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England are trailing by 463 runs in 2nd Test
  • Tom Blundell registered a century on Day 2
  • Daryl Mitchell fell 10 runs short of his double ton

New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell not only missed out on his double hundred, but left his teammate Trent Boult on level record for the most runs by No.11 in Test cricket.

On Day 2 of the second Test against England, Boult, who had 607 Test runs, needed 16 runs to go past Muthiah Muralidaran as the most prolific No.11 in Test history. While Mitchell and Boult were batting, England were looking for one last Kiwi wicket.

Boult’s (16*) four quick boundaries levelled him with Muralidaran before Mitchell chased and edged a wide one. which folded New Zealand for 553. Mitchell fell 10 runs short of his double century, whereas Boult was left on level with Muralidaran.

Asked if Boult was aware of the record, Mitchell revealed both of them knew and added that Boult mentioned it every day for two months during the Indian Premier League.

“I’ve spent the last two months with Trent at the IPL and I reckon he’s mentioned it every day, that he wants that record,” Mitchell said after the stumps.

“I think it’s an amazing achievement. Even though he probably carries on, I think he’s a really good batsman and I love the energy he brings, it’s awesome fun batting with him. But it’s something we definitely discussed over many a coffee at the IPL for the last two months. Maybe he’ll go for the No. 10 record now, who knows?”

Mitchell further said that it is fun batting with Boult. “It’s always good fun batting with [Trent] Boulty at the end there, he always provides a bit of entertainment,” Mitchell said.

England are trailing by 463 runs at stumps on Day 2.





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