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Mitchell leads New Zealand rally after Broad strikes for England MPNRC

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Driven in-form Daryl Mitchell new New ZealandThe revival after Stuart Broad’s early dismissal for England on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday.

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new New Zealand There were 225 for five at the end of the game, with Mitchell scoring an unbeaten 78 after his centuries at Lord’s and Trent Bridge.

Those motivated efforts were insufficient to prevent the World Test champions from trailing 2-0 in the three-match series.

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But Mitchell will aim to add another century as the Black Caps try to save the win in the series finale.

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James Anderson’s ankle injury caused England captain Broad to remove Tom Latham in the first over of the day and then take his prize wicket. new New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson returned two runs for 45 runs in 17 overs.

Michelle, however, persevered after coming along new New Zealand Under blue skies and on a good pitch, Williamson faltered at 83 for four after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.

He again found good support from Tom Blundell (45 not out) in an unbroken stand of 102 – his third century partnership of the series.

England wanted to register three out of three victories under their leadership new The captaincy duo of captain Ben Stokes and Test coach Brendon McCullum, a former new New Zealand Captain.

They could have been without Anderson, their all-time leading Test wicket-taker, but Broad nonetheless dismissed Latham for a sixth-ball duck when he dismissed Joe Root straight at first slip.

Will Young and Williamson, back in action after losing the second Test in Nottingham to coronavirus, repaired some of the damage after coming together one for one.

– Rare display of emotion –

Williamson, at the ground he played for Yorkshire, dismissed Broad for four and Young cut a boundary off Jamie Overton, with debutant Surrey opting for twin brother Craig as Anderson’s replacement. .

Spin, however, ended a promising partnership when left-hander Jack Leach hit his first ball for a boundary, and straightened a delivery to lbw opener Young for 20.

Broad then dismissed Williamson, whose fluent 31 included five boundaries, when the star batsman thumped wicketkeeper Ben Fox with an excellent leg-cutter as the seamer took his 548th Test wicket.

Williamson took off his glove in disgust, in a rare display of emotion.

Overton, presented with his England cap at the start of the day by his twin, got into the act after lunch with his maiden Test wicket.

Devon Conway hits 26, trying to run down a full-length overton ball, to leave new New Zealand 83 for four in trouble.

Struggling Henry Nicholls had scored 19 runs in 99 balls when he fell in a whimsical fashion at the stroke of tea.

Nicholls played powerfully on Leach only to deflect the ball off non-striker Mitchell’s bat and gently looped Alex Lees at mid-off.

Mitchell may have been dismissed for eight, but England, in one of several poor review choices, decided to challenge the rejected LBW appeal of Matthew Potts, with replays confirming that the batsman would have been out.

Mitchell celebrated that escape by dismissing Leach for a straight six and scored a half-century off exactly 100 balls.

England thought they had caught Blundell on 31 behind part-time spinner Root, but the batsman’s review showed no contact with the ball.

Further disappointment for England came when, after a brief rain break, Overton believed he had caught Mitchell for 60 by Fox, only the England review showed that the batsman could not bowl the ball. had missed.

England took new-Ball as fast as you can new New Zealand 203 for five in 80 overs, but were unable to get another breakthrough.

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