WATCH: New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor asks umpires to go upstairs despite grabbing a clean catch to dismiss Joe Root
New Zealand are taking on England in the first of the two-match Test series at The Lord's Cricket Ground. The visitors started the game with a positive approach and mindset and got a better result in the first innings. Devon Conway was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a double century on his Test debut.
The southpaw became the first batsman in the history of cricket to have accomplished the milestone at The Home of Cricket. This is quite a remarkable achievement. He bludgeoned as many as 22 boundaries and a six to his name. Henry Nicholls also played his part alongside Conway.
The southpaw scored a valuable 61 with the help of 4 fours. Both the batsmen steered New Zealand to a pretty good total of 378. Ollie Robinson was the best bowler for England as he claimed 4 wickets to his name whereas the likes of Mark Wood and James Anderson accounted for 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
Veteran cricketer Ross Taylor asks umpires to go upstairs
In reply, England got off to a worst start as they lost opener Dominic Sibley early on in the innings. Kyle Jamieson dismissed him for a duck while Zak Crawley fell prey to Tim Southee as he departed for just 2 runs. England's Test captain Joe Root came and steadied the ship alongside opener Rory Burns.
The duo constructed a valuable 93-run stand before Joe Root was dismissed by lanky pacer Kyle Jamieson. During the first ball of the 44th over, Jamieson bowled a superb delivery and Root couldn't middle the ball properly and ended up getting an inside edge.
As it happened, the ball went towards the slip where Ross Taylor was positioned. The veteran cricketer comfortably took a clean catch but was uncertain about it. So he asked the umpires to go upstairs. Taylor's act received praises from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity.