ENG vs NZ: New Zealand’s top order shattered in the final session of day three, England tightened the nuts

In the final match of the three-match test series between England and New Zealand, the Englishman has become heavy. On the third day of the match, New Zealand’s top order was fully stacked in the last session. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson were seen putting their team in a good position, but New Zealand lost wicket after wicket as soon as Latham was sacked. At the end of the day’s play, New Zealand’s score is 168 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

New Zealand’s opening pair reached the crease in the second session after closing England’s first innings for 360 on the third day of the match. Will Young (8) returned to the arena alone with a total of 28 runs. Following this, Tom Latham and skipper Kane Williamson shared a 97-race partnership to put New Zealand in a better position. Here fell the wicket of Tom Latham (76) and then Devon Conway (11), Henry Nicholls (7) and Kane Williamson (48) continued. In this way, half of the New Zealand team returned to the pavilion until the stumps of the third day. Currently, the Kiwi team has a 137-run lead.

Earlier, England scored 360 runs in their opening innings thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant century. Bairstow scored 162 runs on 157 balls. Aside from him, Jamie Overton also scored 97 runs. Fast pitcher Stuart Broad also pitched a 42-run inning. Apart from these three batsmen, no other English batsman could show a better game. Trent Boult took 4 and Tim Southee took 3 wickets for New Zealand.

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Choosing to bat after winning the toss in the match, New Zealand got off to a poor start. Starter Tom Latham returned to the pavilion at zero. After this the wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and by the time 123 runs came New Zealand lost 5 wickets. From here, Daryl Mitchell (109) and wicketkeeper Top Blundle (55) handled the Kiwi innings. There was a 120-race partnership between the two. New Zealand scored 329 runs in the first innings. Stuart Broad took 3 and Jack Leach took 5 wickets for England.

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