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England open up 31-run lead in third Test against New Zealand by reaching 360 all out at Headingley

England lead by 31 points in the third Test against New Zealand by reaching 360 all-out in the first innings, as Jonny Bairstow’s imperious performance finally comes to an end and Jamie Overton is denied a debut century

  • England finish at 360 in their first innings of the third Test against New Zealand
  • Centurion Jonny Bairstow was finally fired for 162 after an excellent showing
  • Jamie Overton was painfully short of a debut ton that would have made history
  • Stuart Broad brought some familiar fun and he gave England the lead

England opened a 31-run lead in the first innings in the third Test against New Zealand in the morning session of the third day when Jonny Bairstow was denied a double century.

After an exciting 209-run partnership from Bairstow and Jamie Overton that dragged the hosts back into the game yesterday, the pair started conservatively with just six runs in the first four overs, while Trent Boult’s excellent bowling continued with a girl.

Overton would be painfully short on a notable debut century as he was eventually sacked for 97.

Jonny Bairstow's magnificent innings ended when he was sacked for 162 off 157 balls

Jonny Bairstow’s magnificent innings ended when he was sacked for 162 off 157 balls

Trent Boult celebrates after taking Jamie Overton's wicket and refusing debutant a ton

Trent Boult celebrates after taking Jamie Overton’s wicket and denies debutant a ton

Selected for his quick 90mph pace rather than his number eight abilities, the fast bowler from Surrey was within one shot of reaching a ton in his very first innings as an international cricketer when he was caught slipping by Trent Boult.

He had resumed alongside Centurion Bairstow at 89, but never found the timing that had served him so well on the second night. He managed to get through the covers once for four but was otherwise unsure around his punch and it was no surprise when Boult grabbed his outer rim.

He received a huge ovation from the Yorkshire crowd after setting a groundbreaking 241 run with Bairstow, who went past 150 earlier in the session.

The arrival of Stuart Broad brought some familiar fun with it, with the number nine swinging free from the get-go.

He hit 14 in three deliveries from Boult, with two fours and a six launched straight down, before helping himself with another swept six from Neil Wagner. His attack was well received and put England in the lead with 330 for seven.

Overton received a huge ovation from the public after coming close to making history

Overton received a huge ovation from the public after coming close to making history

Stuart Broad hit 14 in three deliveries from Boult and he put England in the lead

Stuart Broad hit 14 in three deliveries from Boult and he put England in the lead

Last man Jack Leach got lbw when England were ejected for 360 - they led by 31 runs

Last man Jack Leach got lbw when England were ejected for 360 – they led by 31 runs

Broad continued to enjoy himself, reaching 42 in 36 deliveries before Southee threw him clean to end his own suffering.

New Zealand made it two wickets in as many balls as Bairstow hit a hole to the first ball of Michael Bracewell’s next over, ending his magnificent innings at 162 from 157 balls.

The lead stood at 22 as last man Jack Leach came into the fold for his first innings at Leeds since his cult classic failed to play in the 2019 Ashes Test.

Leach rewarded his fans in the Western Terrace with a few limits to start his innings, but was lbw shortly afterwards when England were ejected for 360.

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