ENG vs NZ, Live: Watch - James Anderson cleans up Tom Latham with an unplayable delivery and claims 650th Test wicket
Batting first, New Zealand posted a huge total of 553 runs on the board. Daryl Mitchell has once again proved his worth with the bat by scoring 190 runs and he was the last dismissal for England.
Tom Blundell also played well for his side and added a crucial partnership with Daryl Mitchell when New Zealand suffered 4 wickets for 169 runs.
Both the batters put a 236 runs stand between them before Tom Blundell was dismissed for 106 runs by Jack Leach. Will Young and Devon Conway had decent contributions with the bat, scoring 47 and 46 runs respectively.
And, coming down the order, Michael Bracewell missed his fifty by just one run as he handed over a simple catch to Joe Root. With a huge score on the board, England scored 473 runs losing five of their batters at the end of the third day of the game.
Joe Root missed his double hundred:
After the early dismissal of Zak Crawley, Alex Lees and Ollie Pope played well in the top order and added 141 runs for the second wicket partnership before Matt Henry removes Alex Lees for 67 runs.
Then Joe Root joined with Ollie Pope and both the batters went high on the opposition bowlers and dominated them all around the park. For the third wicket, both the batters added 187 runs before Ollie Pope walks back to the pavilion for 145 runs.
The skipper of the side, Ben Stokes also removed by Michael Bracewell for 46 runs. However, Joe Root has once again played a fabulous game for his team, scoring 176 runs before being dismissed by Trent Boult.
Most of the fans would have wanted Joe Root to complete his double century. In the end, England posted 539 runs and fell 14 runs short. Tom Latham and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand as James Anderson removed the left-handed batter with an unplayable delivery.
It was his 650th wicket in Test cricket and has celebrated it in his style. As of now, Will Young and Devon Conway is fighting against the opposition bowlers and will be looking to put some good score on the board.
Watch the video here:
650th Test wicket for James Anderson. One of the greatest of all time, what a bowler! pic.twitter.com/dz06EOUjIF— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 13, 2022