On Day 1 of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, Harry Brook impressed cricket fans worldwide with his outstanding performance. Despite England struggling at 21 for 3 when Brook came to bat, he managed to crack a remarkable unbeaten 184 off 169 balls. Notably, Brook has compiled four Test hundreds so far, but he felt that his latest one was the best due to the challenging nature of the pitch.
In a post-match press conference, Brook acknowledged that while his first three hundreds came in batting-friendly conditions in Pakistan, this one was on a good cricket wicket that wasn’t flat. Brook mentioned that it was difficult in the first 20 balls, but as he batted longer, it gradually became easier. He also credited the older ball and a little bit of bounce for making things more manageable.
Brook’s impressive Test career is on the rise as he has now scored 807* runs in just six Tests, averaging an incredible 100.88. Interestingly, only Sunil Gavaskar and Don Bradman have scored more runs than Brook in their first six Tests. Brook’s 294-run stand with Joe Root is also now the highest stand for any wicket by an England pair in Tests in New Zealand.
Despite his recent success, Brook stays grounded and doesn’t want to get carried away. He understands that bad times may come, and he wants to enjoy the good moments while they last. Brook is eager to continue his impressive run and be a vital part of the team’s success.
In a lighthearted moment, Brook expressed his motivation to surpass his father’s highest score of 210 in club cricket, achieved back in 2001. Although he is yet to score a double ton in first-class cricket, Brook is determined to face the first ball tomorrow and contribute to his team’s efforts in the remaining four days of the Test.