Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell (Picture Supply: Twitter/Blackcaps)

After England’s superb victory over New Zealand within the second Check at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, the Kiwi all-rounder Michael Bracewell examined constructive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday (June 15), a day after the ultimate day of the second Check concluded. Bracewell was part of the enjoying mixture for New Zealand’s facet.

Bracewell had made his debut within the second Check however ended on the dropping facet because the hosts handed the guests a five-wicket defeat on the ultimate day of the Check. Bracewell grew to become the second participant from the squad to have examined constructive for the Covid-19 virus following skipper Kane Williamson. In consequence, the skipper needed to pull out of the second Check, and in his absence, the staff was led by Tom Latham.

With the information breaking out, the remainder of the New Zealand squad instantly took a fast antigen check to see whether or not there was a much bigger unfold contained in the group. Bracewell will now undergo a five-day isolation interval to recuperate from the virus and can be anticipated to be again for the third and closing Check match at Headingly in Leeds, which is about to start on June 23, Thursday.

England have gained the three-match Check collection, main by 2-0

Talking of how the collection has panned out to date, England gained the primary Check at Lord’s marking a serious comeback within the conventional format of the sport. Earlier than going through the present World Check Champions for the primary recreation, the English staff had gained simply one among their earlier 17 Check matches and had been hanging on the backside of the WTC factors desk.

However because of the centurions of the 2 games- Joe Root, Ollie Pope, and Jonny Bairstow, England clinched a collection victory in opposition to New Zealand by successful the primary two video games of the three-match collection. Root’s century had helped England win the primary Check, and he smashed one other ton within the first innings of the second Check to proceed his good kind.

Alternatively, Ollie Pope joined him within the celebrations by mentioning his century within the first innings, and the ultimate day of the second Check ended with Jonny Bairstow turning into the second-fastest English batter to hit a century, as he achieved the feat in mere 77 deliveries. His knock was adopted by skipper Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 70-ball 75* as England clinched the collection in probably the most fashionable method.