Bizarre dismissal highlights opening day of third Test between England and New Zealand

Bizarre dismissal highlights opening day of third Test between England and New Zealand

One of the most bizarre dismissals in cricket history was followed by an all-too-familiar counterattack by Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell as New Zealand eked out 5-225 on day one of the third Test against England. Henry Nicholls couldn't believe his misfortune when his straight drive careered into the outstretched bat of Mitchell, who was attempting to take evasive action at the non-striker's end, and rebounded all the way across to mid-off where Alex Lees was alert enough to take the catch. There were looks of bewilderment across the faces of England's players — notably Jack Leach, who claimed his second wicket of the day — as Nicholls trudged off for 19 and with New Zealand stuttering on 5-123 at tea at Headingley. READ MORE: Confronting question Fittler must ask …
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