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England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand bat themselves out of trouble on Day 1

New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell 75* and Tom Blundell 48* batted the Kiwis out of trouble on Day 1 of the 3rd Test, at Headingley today, after they were reduced to 123/5 at one stage. 

Match Summary

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


England New Zealand *225/5 (90 ov)

Day Break : Day 1 New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat


Winning the toss New Zealand chose to bat, and with Tom Latham gone within the first over, things didn't look great for the guests.

Will Young (20) and Kane Williamson (31) found some footing but New Zealand never really got going.

Stuart Broad (2/20) and England headed into lunch pleased with their morning's effort with New Zealand at 65/3.

New Zealand returned more composed, Devon Conway (26) adding some runs before Jamie Overton struck.

Daryl Mitchell (25*) led New Zealand in at tea on 123/5.

The final session was all New Zealand,  with Daryl Mitchell 75* and Tom Blundell 48* taking the Kiwis to a close of play total of 225/5.

Match Stats

New ZealandFall of wickets: 1-0 (Tom Latham - 0.6 ov), 2-35 (Will Young - 12.1 ov), 3-62 (Kane Williamson - 22.6 ov), 4-83 (Devon Conway - 34.3 ov), 5-123 (Henry Nicholls - 55.2 ov)

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

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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