New Zealand was 225 for five at the close of the first match of the 3rd test match
On Thursday, Kane Williamson returned to lead New Zealand in the third and final Test against England at Headingley, Leeds.
He won the toss and chose to bat first. However, New Zealand began the game appallingly as his opener and vice-captain Tom Latham was out in the last ball of the first over by Stuart Broad.
Broad toyed with Kane Williamson before getting the better of the Kiwi skipper on the final delivery of the 23rd over.
New Zealand batter Henry Nicholls got out in an offbeat manner on the opening day of the match itself. He was on 19 with 98 deliveries when he got dismissed after the ball was caught, deflecting off his own teammate’s bat.
At the close of the match, New Zealand was 225 for five with Mitchell 78 not out.
On the opening day of the test match, New Zealand was saved from blushes by a 100-run partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell.
New Zealand wasn’t sure of their partnership, but Mitchell scored 78 while Blundell scored 45 to rescue their team from a tricky position.