ENG vs NZ: New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell once again played a fine innings for his team. New Zealand’s team, which lost 5 wickets for 123 runs on the first day of the third Test against England, could cross the two hundred mark thanks to Daryl Mitchell’s 78-run knock. Mitchell has played big innings in both the Tests before this, although despite his strong performance, New Zealand has already lost the series by losing both these Tests.
Electing to bat after winning the toss in the match, New Zealand got off to a bad start. Opener Tom Latham returned to the pavilion at zero. After this, wickets kept falling at regular intervals and by the time 123 runs came, New Zealand lost 5 wickets. From here Daryl Mitchell (78) and wicketkeeper Top Blundle (45) handled the Kiwi innings. There was an unbeaten partnership of 102 runs between the two. In this way, till the end of the day’s play, New Zealand have scored 225 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Stuart Broad and Jack Leach took 2-2 and Jamie Overton took 1 wicket for England.
Mitchell is the highest run scorer in the series
Daryl Mitchell is currently the highest run-scorer in this 3-match Test series. So far he has scored 451 runs. He has scored runs at a batting average of 150. During this, he has scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries. Tom Blunder, who was with him at the crease, has also scored 285 runs in this series at a batting average of 71.25.
New Zealand has already lost the series
New Zealand’s team has already lost this three-match Test series. England won the first two Tests of this series by 5-5 wickets. However, in both these Tests, the Kiwi team gave a good fight to the English team. In the second test, New Zealand’s team was in a good position by scoring a huge score of 553 runs in the first innings. The match was heading towards a draw, but the explosive innings of English batsman Jonny Bairstow snatched the match from New Zealand.
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