Just when we thought that the first Test between New Zealand and England would face a similar fate like the T20I series, we had BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner who put up a spectacular show at the Bay Oval. The day three of the game was dominated by the hosts not only with the bat but also with the ball. Before we get into the live scorecard details of the match, let’s have a look at how the day 3 panned out for both teams. BJ Watling brought up a double century and Mitchell Santner made 125 runs. New Zealand Vs England, Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Colin de Grandhomme also made 65 runs and the three batsmen put the hosts in the driver’s seat. The three batsmen made a mockery out of the England bowlers as they were blazing guns and looked very determined to not let go off the match quite easily. The hosts declared their first innings on 615 runs in response to England’s 353. Mitchell Santner once again proved to be the man of the moment as he snapped three wickets and bowled at a stunning economy of 0.69. He got the crucial wickets of Rory Burns, Dom Sibley and Jack Leach. By the end of the day, the scoreboard read 55 runs for the loss of three wickets.
New Zealand needs seven wickets to win the match but they still have their best batsmen Joe Root and Ben Stokes to bat. A lot will rely on the two and the team will surely look upon them. You can follow LatestLY every detail, including the live score updates, ball-by-ball commentary and latest scorecard, for the 1st New Zealand vs England Test match.
New Zealand Playing XI: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad.