Daryl Mitchell: A Double-Hundred does not indicate much

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After falling for 190 in the second Test against England in Nottingham, Daryl Mitchell seems unconcerned about losing out on a first-class double tonne. In the series, it was his second consecutive tonne. Here in this article, we talk about Daryl Mitchell Believes A Double-Hundred does not indicate much.

“To be honest, a double-hundred doesn’t mean much to me; it was more satisfying to contribute to a score that may help us win a Test match. It’s always good fun batting with Boulty [Trent Boult] at the end there, he always provides a bit of entertainment, so I was just trying to do a good job for the team, and it’s always good fun batting with Boulty [Trent Boult] at the end there, he always provides a bit of entertainment,” Mitchell said after the second day of competition on Saturday, June 11.

Mitchell was the last man out on 553 runs, having put on a 33-run partnership for the penultimate wicket with Trent Boult. Before Mitchell fell, Boult equaled Muttiah Muralitharan’s record for most Test runs at No. 11.

“I’ve spent the last two months with Trent at the IPL, and I’m pretty sure he’s mentioned it every day,” Mitchell laughed.

“It’s a fantastic achievement, in my opinion. Even though I’m sure he’ll keep going, I believe he’s a great batter and I appreciate the excitement he brings to the table; it’s a lot of fun batting with him. But it’s something we’ve spoken about at the IPL for the past two months over many cups of coffee. Who knows, maybe he’ll aim for the No. 10 record now.”

Apart from that, his 236-run stand with Tom Blundell for the fifth wicket was the one that put England to the sword. It was a repeat of the last Test when the pair had previously put on a 195-run partnership. Blundell lost out on a lot there, but he made up for it here.

“We get along swimmingly, and he’s a lovely guy. He’s a calm guy who knows exactly how he wants to play his game. We really like batting with one other, and we think we’re a good match “Mitchell spoke highly of his fruitful collaboration with Blundell.

England was strong on 90/1 towards the end of the day in response to New Zealand, but both the unbeaten batters – Alex Lees and Ollie Pope – had a touch of luck with Mitchell losing them in the slip cordon.

“I believe that’s just the nature of the game; anybody who’s ever played cricket has lost a catch,” Mitchell said.

“I can’t control what’s going on right now, but all I can do is focus on the next one and take the next one.” And then wait and watch what occurs.

“It’s just a cricket match. I probably catch the first one nine times out of ten, and the second is a response catch that either sticks or doesn’t. For me, I’ve trained to play Test cricket and have to work five days a week, so it’s simply the nature of the game” he stated.

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