Mitchell, Blundell frustrate England again

However, the last session of the day was passed safely by the New Zealand batters. And it was again the duo of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell who put up on a straight third hundred plus partnership in the three-match series.

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New Zealand have finished the first day of the last and third Test strongly against England after the early blow caused by the hosts in Leeds on Thursday (June 23). The visitors have ended the day on 225/5 in 90 overs.
Batting first, New Zealand lost their first wicket in the first over of the match and started off shakily. Stuart Broad took the wicket of off-form batter Tom Latham who was out without scoring any run. After that, the visitors lost another two wickets of Will Young (20) and captain Kane Williamson (31) before the lunch break. Jack Leach and Broad were the wicket-takers.
Then before the tea break, New Zealand lost another two wickets and were at 123/5. Debutant Jamie Overton got the wicket of Devon Conway (26) and Henry Nicholls (19) was Leach’s second victim of the innings.
However, the last session of the day was passed safely by the New Zealand batters. And it was again the duo of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell who put up on a straight third hundred plus partnership in the three-match series.
Before the day ended, Mitchell and Blundell remained unbeaten on 78 and 45 runs, respectively.