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NZ’s Daryl and Blundell win Day 1 of the 3rd Test (Stumps)

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New Zealand was able to hold a respectable position on Day 1, the third Test against England.
New Zealand’s score at Stumps was 225/5 on Day 1. Daryl (78) & Blundell (45) are the only unbeaten players at the crease. Jack Leach and Stuart Broad each took two wickets for England while Jamie Overton grabbed one.
New Zealand chose to bat and had a poor start to their innings. Tom Latham, their first batter, left without scoring any runs. Joe Root caught him with Broad’s ball in the first over.

Kane Williamson, skipper, joined Will Young at the crease as a teammate and they tried to anchor the innings together for a while. Their joy was short-lived when Young was LBW at Jack Leach. After scoring 20 runs, they returned to the dugout.
Williamson and Devon Conway formed a brief partnership. However, Broad took Broad’s wicket and Conway was caught by Ben Foakes. New Zealand’s score is now 62/3. Conway tried to find a partnership with Henry Nicholls but was unsuccessful. He also left after scoring 26 runs.
Nicholls, on the other side, tried to get some runs for Blackcaps before Alex Lees caught him. With the score at 123/5, the team’s total was 123/5. Daryl Blundell and Nicholls then came to the plate to add some momentum to the game.
The duo ensured there was no more damage to New Zealand’s batsmen. Daryl smashed 78* while Blundell scored 45*, and ended Day 1 at 225/5.
Brief scores: New Zealand 225/5 (Daryl Mitchell 78*, Tom Blundell 46*; 2/45) vs England.

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