Score and latest updates from Headingley

Score and latest updates from Headingley

england vs new zealand third test 3 live score latest updates - GETTY IMAGES

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11:08 am

ABOVE 1: NZ 0/1 (Young 0 Williamson 0)

It’s a gloriously sunny day in t’Broad Acres. Wide start around the wicket to left-hander Latham with four slips and a gully. Latham drains the first two in the channel outside and then fires one over the one that Foakes collects with a fine full-length dive to his right. Latham has no choice but to play the fifth ball, getting his racquet down and it splattering across the floor to the gutter. And then Broad completes the over with a jiggle-seam beauty, after probing the outside until he finds the perfect line.

11:05 a.m


Latham c root b broad 0 Angled from around the wicket, slight movement away. Broad has done it to him like umpteen times David Warner in 2019. Root grabs the hook mid-thigh on the first slip. FOW 0/1

11:02 a.m

Tom Latham takes the watch

Stuart Broad coming down the hill from Kirkstall Lane End.

10:59 a.m

The teams are out

And its time for the national anthem. It’s a recent innovation in cricket. I think Michael Vaughan instigated it in this country.

10:57 a.m

Move over Edgbaston

England have won four of their last five Tests at Leeds, three by an innings and one, as you know, by a wicket. In this century they have won 10, lost seven and drawn one. New Zealand won their last Test here in 2015 by 199 runs when Paul Farbrace was caretaker head coach. Oddly, both sides were thrown out for 350 in their first innings and, odder still, spinner Mark Craig and part-time twirler Kane Williamson each took three wickets to knock out England in the fourth innings

10:42 a.m

Jamie Overton receives his Trials cap from his twin brother Craig

This morning there were a few eyes in the group, which was joined by the parents of the Overton twins:

Jamie Overton is presented with his Test cap by his brother Craig Overton of England before the first day of Test 3.  — Gareth Copley/ECB via Getty Images

Jamie Overton is presented with his Test cap by his brother Craig Overton of England before day one of the 3rd Test – Gareth Copley/ECB via Getty Images

10:35 a.m

The pitch looks flat

Look up at Headingley, not down as the saying goes. Ben Stokes says he would have batted first too.

10:35 a.m

your teams

England Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wk), Matthew Potts, Jamie Overton, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad.

New Zealand Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (Captain), Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

10:31 a.m

NZ wins the draw

And will hit.

10:25 a.m

Good morning

It has been 11 years since England beat India 4-0 to rise to No. 1 in the world Test rankings. Some of us may recall that a few months earlier India were a bit mentally drained from winning the World Cup and brought in a new coach, Duncan Fletcher, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook made grandfather double hundreds and James Anderson, Stuart Broad , Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann were impressive. It was the last time England won a series longer than two Tests and, remarkably, Broad (but not Anderson) will be in Leeds this morning trying to do it again.

England are on a high after the Trent Bridge, but we should recognize how precarious the line they are walking is. Had Jonny Bairstow prevailed over Matt Henry on the final day after tea, many of the same people who heaped praise on him would have lashed out at him. When he tried to beat England to victory on instructions from the manager and captain at Lord’s on Saturday night, he was “stupid”. When things kicked off in Nottingham, he was a “hero” who “tore up conventions”. Whose conventions? Not his own. We should keep in mind that there will be thrilling achievements as they make it across the tightrope and slip and fall moments. For a team that plays so unrestrained in this build-up phase, there is no one without the other.

Jamie Overton is a welcome addition to the XI. I thought Matty Potts bowled very well at Lord’s and in the second innings of the second Test, but with a 90-mile bowler on one end, the captain has an opportunity to bowl properly himself and subdue the opponent to the tempo (” like fire”) and bounce.

New Zealand are returning their captain Kane Williamson, who was set to return for Michael Bracewell, while Neil Wagner was to be the man to replace the injured Kyle Jamieson.

The throw is imminent. We’ll bring you the team news as soon as it’s confirmed by the captains.

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