ENG VS NZ: Daryl Mitchell Creates A Massive Record As He Registers His Third Century Of The Series

Updated - 24 Jun 2022, 09:10 PM

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In order to get the century, Daryl Mitchell faced Jack Leach and hit his third six of the inning. He became the first player from New Zealand to score three hundreds in a series against England. After stepping out, Mitchell avoided getting too close to the ball’s pitch, which allowed him to extend his arms on the lofted drive as he easily cleared mid-off. Mitchell scored his fourth Test hundred when the ball soared over the boundary ropes.


Along with Tom Blundell, who left for 55, he has skillfully managed to keep New Zealand in the game in all three matches.

Mitchell fell just before lunch thanks to a superb catch by Ben Stokes in the deep, as England struggled on the second morning at Headingley to make their breakthroughs.

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell
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Despite Daryl Mitchell’s Century New Zealand Was Restricted To Just 329 By England

After lunch, things moved more rapidly as Jack Leach completed his first-ever five-wicket haul in a Test on home soil by taking the final two New Zealand wickets in the span of three balls. As England took the final three wickets for only four runs to restrict New Zealand to 329, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner both fell while swinging for the fences.

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It appeared to be unquestionably New Zealand’s morning despite another improbable stroke of luck in the early departure of Tom Blundell for 55 as Mitchell and Southee banged together a quick 60-run eighth-wicket stand in nine overs.

England have not got off to a good start themselves as they too lost two quick wickets. Alex Lees was dismissed in the first over while Olie Pope too was dismissed for a low score. NZ are trailing the 3-match series 2-0.

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