Henry Nicholls was sacked in a strange way on Day 1 of the 3rd Test against England© Twitter
Stuart Broad led England’s attack without the presence of James Anderson before New Zealand lost Henry Nicholls in a strange way on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday. New Zealand were 123 for five during the afternoon tea, with Broad getting rid of Tom Latham in the first leg before snatching the main goal of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
At the tea shot, Nicholls, who struggled for 19 of 99 balls, drove hard toward left -arm spinner Jack Leach. The ball deflected from non-striker Daryl Mitchell and then looped slowly to Alex Lees midway through the game to be sent off.
Watch: Daryl Mitchell’s bizarre dismissal
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England, who led an undeniably 2-0, lost under blue skies and on a field that looked good. The hosts are looking to make it three wins out of three under their new leadership pairing of captain Ben Stokes and Test coach Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain.
They were without Anderson, the leading Test scorer of their time, due to an ankle injury. But Anderson’s old partner, Broad, made up for his absence by removing Tom Latham for the sixth ball duck after he edged a direct pass to Joe Root on the first slip.
Broad also pushed star hitter Kane Williamson, who is fluent 31 including five crawls, when the star hitter edged a good leg cutter to goalkeeper Ben Foakes as the tailor picked up his 548th Test wicket. Williamson, in a show of rare emotion, tore the glove in disgust.
(With AFP input)
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