Watch - 'Gentleman' Joe Root runs towards Daryl Mitchell to hand him over a stump after England's whitewash over New Zealand
England and New Zealand are engaged in the 3rd Test which kicked off on 23rd June, Thursday at the Headingley in Leeds. Talking about the game, the skipper of New Zealand, Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat.
Tom Latham and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand, as Stuart Broad removed the left-hander for a duck in the very first over of the game. Then Kane Williamson come in and played some beautiful shots along with Will Young.
However, the youngster has been removed by Jack Leach for 20 runs. After his dismissal, Kane Williamson also returned to the dugout after being dismissed by Stuart Broad for 31 runs.
Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls also failed with the bat and went back to the dressing room, scoring just 26 and 19 runs for their side.
Despite losing 5 wickets for 123 runs, Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell have put up a great partnership in the middle and added 120 runs for the sixth wicket before Matty Potts gets Tom Blundell on 55.
Tim Southee played a crucial inning and scored 33 runs by coming in the lower order. However, Daryl Mitchell was the last hope for New Zealand as the right-hander scored 109 runs and got out by Jack Leach.
Summary of the 3rd Test:
In the end, New Zealand posted 329 runs on the board. With a decent total on the board, Trent Boult provided the expected start for the Kiwis as he went through the top order of England. He dismissed all the three batters, Alex Less, Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope for single-digit scores.
Following the trend, Tim Southee got the wicket of Joe Root for cheap. Then Jonny Bairstow came out to the field and played a quality inning despite losing Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes on the other end.
After their dismissal, Jamie Overton joined with the right-hander and dominated the opposition bowlers all around the park. Both the batters added 241 runs for the sixth wicket partnership before Jamie Over was removed by Trent Boult on 97 runs.
After all drama, England scored 360 runs with the help of Jonny Bairstow's 162 runs. In the second innings, New Zealand scored 326 runs as their batters failed to convert their starts into a big one.
Tom Blundell remained unbeaten on 88 runs and other batters, Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell scored 76 and 56 runs respectively. During the chase, New Zealand removed both the batters on 51 runs but Joe Root and Ollie Pope stood strong in the middle and stood the drowning ship in the middle.
After the dismissal of Ollie Pope on 82 runs, Jonny Bairstow joined Joe Root and finished the match for his team. His fabulous 71-off 44 balls helped England whitewash New Zealand by 3-0.
However, Joe Root has won the hearts of the fans as he handed over a stump to Daryl Mitchell, who has played well in this series for New Zealand. It was a great gesture from Joe Root and the video has gone viral on social media.
Watch the video here: