'I know Brendon McCullum relatively well' - Trent Boult reckons England will fight for win on final day

Trent Boult also revealed the excitement in the New Zealand camp heading into the final day.

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England will head into the final day of the second Test at Trent Bridge with some intent in order to cross the line and earn an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With the game firmly poised, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult believes that England Team is unlikely to settle for a draw and will be on the attack with the bat in hand.

England bowlers will be breathing fire down the necks of the remaining Kiwi batters and will hope to wrap up the New Zealand innings as soon as possible on the final day. Meanwhile, the Kiwis will require a herculean effort from their bowlers to win the game as a draw looks like a more likely result for them.

Meanwhile, Boult reckons that the hosts won’t be holding back and will go for the kill, especially knowing the attacking mindset of his former teammate and England head coach Brendon McCullum. The bowling spearhead also revealed the excitement in the New Zealand camp heading into an exciting final day.

“I know their coach relatively well and I don’t think he’ll be shutting up shop. It’s exciting to come here in the morning with all of those results on the table and the boys are very excited about it. There was some hard work done throughout the last couple of days and I think the game is quite nicely poised,” Boult revealed in a chat with stuff.co.nz.

We’ll focus on extending the lead as much as we can: Trent Boult

The Kiwis currently hold a lead of 238 runs over the Englishmen, but they will hope to add as much as possible to that tally with the first-innings hero, Daryl Mitchell still at the crease. Boult stated that he is excited to get the ball in hand and would like to lead his side to a thrilling win on the final day.

“Any runs we get in the morning should make it very interesting. So we’ll focus on extending the lead as much as we can and be excited to get the ball in our hands to hopefully bowl for a test win,”