New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell once again played a good tackle for his team. The New Zealand team, who 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 strike. Mitchell has played big innings in both Tests before this one, though despite his strong showing New Zealand have already lost the series by losing both Tests.
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 (78) and wicketkeeper Top Blundle (45) handled the Kiwi innings. There was an undefeated 102-run partnership between the two. In this way, until the end of the day’s play, New Zealand 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.
Daryl Mitchell is currently the highest run scorer in this 3 game test series. He so far he has scored 451 runs. He has scored runs with a batting average of 150. During this he has scored 2 centuries and 2 half centuries. Tom Blunder, who was with him in the crease, also scored 285 runs in this series with a 71.25 batting average.
The New Zealand team has already lost this three-match test series. England won the first two Tests of this series by 5-5 wickets. However, in these two Tests, the Kiwi team put up a good fight against the English team. In the second trial, the New Zealand team was in a good position scoring a whopping 553 runs in the first innings. The match was heading for a draw, but explosive tackles from England batsman Jonny Bairstow snatched the match away from New Zealand.