England have returned to the test format after playing a three-match ODI series against the Netherlands. However, England have already sealed the test series by winning the first two matches. Yesterday, the final test between England and New Zealand started at the Headingly Carnegie Stadium. However, Kiwi batsman Daryl Mitchell is leading the visitors in the first innings.
Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand won the toss at the Headingly Stadium and decided to bat first. So, Tom Latham and Will Young came off the pitch to start the innings for New Zealand. But, they failed to make a good partnership. English pacer Stuart Broad hit in the very first over as he picked up the wicket of Tom Latham.
After that, Will Young tried to build a partnership with the skipper, Kane Williamson. Together they added 35 runs on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, they couldn’t go far enough as Jack Leach took the wicket of Will Young. Before the departure, Will Young added 20 runs for the Black Caps. Then the skipper tried hard to tackle the initial disaster. But he also failed to stay longer on the pitch. In the 23rd over, Stuart Broad, who took the first wicket, picked up Kane Williamson. The skipper scored 31 runs from 64 balls. He also hit five boundaries before his departure.
In addition, the next two batsmen, Devon Conway and Henry Nichols couldn’t contribute much to the team. Conway added 26 runs, while Nichols departed the pitch after scoring 19 runs only.
However, Daryl Mitchell has been playing a very crucial role for New Zealand. He tried to stay on the pitch as long as he could. Moreover, Tom Blundell also contribute a decent run for the Kiwis. He picked up half-century in the first innings. On the other hand, Daryl Mitchell is still batting on the pitch. Daryl Mitchell already has scored the century. As of now, he scored 106 runs for the team. However, New Zealand have three wickets left to end the first innings.