It’s only the fourth time in the test history that a team that has enforced the follow-on went on to lose the match. The second test between England and New Zealand ended up in a nail-biting fashion. Batting first, England posted a massive total of 435/8 and declared the innings.
In reply, New Zealand could only score 209 which propelled Ben Stokes to enforce the follow-on. This time, NZ had a better reply. Thanks to the contributions from the openers and ever-reliable Kane Williamson, NZ posted 483 giving the target of 258 for England.
England started the chase in their usual style. However, they lost momentum with quick wickets. Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Foakes made sure the match went deep. With 2 runs required for England and 1 wicket for New Zealand, Anderson nicked one behind handing NZ a one-run win. It is one of the best test matches in recent times.