ENG vs NZ: New Zealand set a target of 296 runs for England, Leach caught the Kiwi team with 5 wickets


Leeds. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell did not allow any wickets to fall in the morning session on the fourth day of the third and final Test against England here on Sunday as New Zealand took their total to 223 runs at the break. Mitchell and Blundell have troubled England throughout the series. Both of them had a partnership of 195 runs at Lord’s and 236 runs at Trend Bridge. Both of them again faced the home attack and added 86 runs without losing a wicket. England had tightened their grip on the match due to the fall of 4 wickets in the evening season of the third day, but they did not get any wicket for two hours on Sunday. But in the second session, the English bowlers made a great comeback and taking 6 wickets, the Kiwi team was bundled out for 326 runs in the second session. In this way, England got 296 runs target.

The English team led by Ben Stokes is leading 2-0 in the 3-match series. So he has a chance for a clean sweep. New Zealand had scored 264 runs for 5 wickets till lunch. Daryl Mitchell, who scored 4 centuries in the series, scored 56 runs lbw off the ball of Matthew Potts. He has become the first overseas player to score more than 500 runs in a series of 3 or less matches in England.

Last 4 wickets lost for 35 runs

The score of the New Zealand team was 291 runs for 6 wickets at one time. The team lost the last 4 wickets for 35 runs. Mitchell Bracewell was the victim of left-arm spinner Jack Leach after scoring 9 runs. Tim Southee 2 and Neil Wegner were dismissed for a zero run bout Leach. Top Blundell remained unbeaten on 88. He faced 161 balls and hit 15 fours. At the same time, the last wicket fell in the form of Trent Boult. He was out on the ball of Leach after scoring 4 runs.

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In the second innings of England, Jack Leach took 5 wickets for 66 runs. He also took 5 wickets in the first innings. Debuting fast bowler Potts got 3 wickets. Earlier, New Zealand had scored 329 in the first innings while England had scored 360. Jonny Bairstow scored a brilliant century for England.

Tags: ben stokes, England, Jack Leach, Kane Williamson, New Zealand, Tom Blundell


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