That game is what Test cricket is about, the emotions we were going through and the Kiwi boys as well.
Wellington:It has to be one of the finest Tests ever. NZ have eked out a famous win by 1 run. England were ahead for major part of the Test. NZ started their redemption act on day 4, stuttered on day 5 before pipping England in the final few seconds. Lot of dissection can happen about how things could have panned out. But it is a one-run win for NZ and that means the series has been squared 1-1.
New Zealand became only the fourth team in history to win a Test after following on:
10 runs v Australia
14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
18 runs v Australia
16 Jul 1981 Test # 905
171 runs v Australia
11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
1 run v England
24 Feb 2023 Test # 2494
You can know about the interestingness of this Test from the fact that this has happened only for the second time in the history of Test cricket, when the difference between victory and defeat in the Test has been only one run.
Tim Southee: Right up there. A special win to come back after being asked to follow-on. The guys will soak this up. The character showed by the guys has been very special. Try to stay as calm. Just give it your best shot. Great Test to be involved in.
Ben Stokes: That game is what Test cricket is about, the emotions we were going through and the Kiwi boys as well. Everyone’s got their money’s worth today.