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England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test Day 2: Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton rescue England

Jonny Bairstow *130 and Jamie Overton *89 rescued England, who at one stage were reduced to 6/55, on day two of the 3rd Test at Headingley today.

Match Summary

England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, New Zealand tour of England

England *264/6 (49 ov)

New Zealand 329/10 (117.3 ov)

Day Break : Day 2 England trail by 65 runs


After a shaky start on Day One New Zealand did well to get back into this one and into a reasonable place on Day Two.

Daryl Mitchell (109) a catalyst for that, smashing a crucial century before falling at the hands of Jack Leach (5/100).

New Zealand were all out for 329 and miles from where they began Day One.

Things started as poorly for England as Trent Boult (3/53) decimated their openers putting England on 3/17.

It got worse for England, as the Kiwi bowlers reduced the hosts to 6/55, with the departure of Ben Foakes. However, the unbroken partnership of 209* between Bairstow and Overton rescued England and kept them in the match.

Playing XIs

England - Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes (WK), Jamie Overton, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

New Zealand - Tom Latham, Will Young, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (WK), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner

Match Details

Start Date - 23rd June, 11:00 AM

Venue - Headingley, Leeds, Leeds

Toss - New Zealand won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires - Marais Erasmus, Richard Kettleborough

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