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Brawl breaks out in crowd at third and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley.

A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne’s infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen punching another spectator as fans watched with laughter.

Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the west terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds.

It comes as Jack Leach took his first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket when England outplayed New Zealand for 326 on Sunday afternoon, taking them 296 to complete a series of whitewashes.

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand’s lead past 200 as Ben Stokes’ side failed to take a wicket in the opening session of the day.

The pair would finish their respective half-century after the break, but Mitchell was eventually fired for 56 days after being pinned up front by Matthew Potts.

A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne's infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen punching another spectator as fans watched with laughter

A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne’s infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen punching another spectator as fans watched laughing

Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the west terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds

Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the west terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds

England batsman Joe Root sweeps a ball to the boundary during day four of England v New Zealand's third Test match at Headingley

England batsman Joe Root sweeps a ball to the boundary during day four of England v New Zealand’s third Test match at Headingley

The Kiwi batter had managed to undo an lbw decision in the morning session, but was not so lucky this time.

It was then Leach’s turn to make his mark in the second innings. Michael Bracewell was caught in the deep end just two balls after hitting one of Leach’s deliveries in the stands.

The English spinner then got one through the defense of Tim Southee, leaving Neil Wagner without scoring.

Wagner’s dismissal certainly wasn’t the cleanest of catches from stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who replaced Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday night, but he managed to hold the ball between his thighs before knocking it out of his legs with his glove.

With New Zealand nine behind, Blundell knew he had to pick up the pace if he was to make the three numbers, and he managed to push his side’s lead to 300.

However, it was left to Leach to have the final say when he pitched Trent Boult, with New Zealand ending their innings at 326. Blundell was left behind at 88.

England now have to chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum.

If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest chase in the fourth inning at Headingley, and it would be just three years after they hit the famous 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes went undefeated at 135 .

It comes as Jack Leach took his first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket when England outplayed New Zealand for 326 on Sunday afternoon, taking them 296 to complete a series of whitewashes

It comes as Jack Leach took his first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket when England outplayed New Zealand for 326 on Sunday afternoon, taking them 296 to complete a series of whitewashes

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand's lead past 200 as Ben Stokes' side failed to take a wicket in the opening session of the day

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand’s lead past 200 as Ben Stokes’ side failed to take a wicket in the opening session of the day

The pair would complete their respective half-century after the break, but Mitchell was eventually fired for 56 years after being stuck up front by Matthew Potts

The pair would complete their respective half-century after the break, but Mitchell was eventually fired for 56 years after being stuck up front by Matthew Potts

The Kiwi batter had managed to undo an lbw decision in the morning session, but was not so lucky this time

The Kiwi batter had managed to undo an lbw decision in the morning session, but was not so lucky this time

It was then Leach's turn to make his mark in the second innings.  Michael Bracewell was caught in the deep end just two balls after hitting one of Leach's deliveries in the stands

It was then Leach’s turn to make his mark in the second innings. Michael Bracewell was caught in the deep end just two balls after hitting one of Leach’s deliveries in the stands

The English spinner then got one through the defense of Tim Southee, leaving Neil Wagner without scoring.

The English spinner then got one through the defense of Tim Southee, leaving Neil Wagner without scoring.

Wagner's dismissal certainly wasn't the cleanest of catches from stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who replaced Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday night, but he managed to hold the ball between his thighs before knocking it out of his legs with his glove

Wagner’s dismissal certainly wasn’t the cleanest of catches from stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who replaced Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday night, but he managed to hold the ball between his thighs before knocking it out of his legs with his glove

With New Zealand nine behind, Blundell knew he had to pick up the pace if he was to make the three numbers, and he managed to push his side's lead to 300.

With New Zealand nine behind, Blundell knew he had to pick up the pace if he was to make the three numbers, and he managed to push his side’s lead to 300.

However, it was left to Leach to have the final say when he pitched Trent Boult, with New Zealand ending their innings at 326. Blundell was left behind at 88.

However, it was left to Leach to have the final say when he pitched Trent Boult, with New Zealand ending their innings at 326. Blundell was left behind at 88.

England now have to chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum

England now have to chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum

If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest chase in fourth innings at Headingley, and would be just three years after they made the famous 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes went undefeated at 135

If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest chase in fourth innings at Headingley, and would be just three years after they made the famous 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes went undefeated at 135

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