England vs. New Zealand score, highlights, analysis from 3rd Test as Bairstow and Broad blast hosts ahead after Overton falls for 97
HEADINGLEY, LEEDS — Jonny Bairstow passed 150 as England moved ahead of New Zealand on the third morning of the third Test at Headingley, but there was heartbreak for Jamie Overton who fell three short of a debut century.
Bairstow brought up a fantastic, emotionally charged hundred on his home ground on Friday evening and he and Overton resumed on 264/6 in pursuit of New Zealand’s first innings 329.
The Yorkshireman took two off Neil Wagner through the covers to reach 150 from 144 deliveries, making him the second-fastest England batter to that total in Tests, with only Ben Stokes having done so more quickly.
Left-arm seamer Trent Boult was the architect of England’s collapse to 55/6 on the second afternoon and he resumed in pleasing rhythm as Overton played and missed on a handful of occasions before edging to slip on 97, concluding an England record partnership of 241 for the seventh wicket.
Stuart Broad then came to the crease to make light of Boult’s skilful display by repeatedly swiping him and fellow seamers Wagner and Tim Southee into the stands before the latter ended a boisterous knock of 42 from 36 deliveries.
The Sporting News is live from Headingley, delivering video and written analysis throughout Day 3 below.
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test score
|1st innings||2nd innings|
|England||351/8 (65 overs)||—|
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test: updates, highlights, analysis from Day 3 morning session
Pressure tells on Overton before Broad joins in the fun
England continued to dominate in the first hour on Friday, with Bairstow remaining in astoundingly brilliant form. His shots through the covers — hitting the ball on the up with ferocious power — are a joy to behold. Understandably given the landmark that loomed ahead of him, Overton did not resume with the same fluency.
🗣️ “What a shame for Jamie Overton.”
Jamie Overton is dismissed by Trent Boult, three runs short of his debut Test century… pic.twitter.com/NbWDbZRNh5
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 25, 2022
The debutant number eight managed eight of the 11 runs he needed to reach three figures, but he played and missed at Boult a few times before edging to slip. There were some ungainly shots and a couple of desperate dives for his ground as nerves flecked his every move. The contrast with Broad, who strode in at the fall of the seventh wicket could not have been more stark. At drinks, the veteran fast bowler had 27 from 21 deliveries, having gleefully clubbed anything full from Boult or Wagner back down the ground.
Friday evening was all about local hero Jonny Bairstow racing to an unbeaten 130 not out but all eyes will be on his partner Jamie Overton when the action resumes. The pair have already put on an England Test record of 209 for the seventh wicket and Overton is 11 runs away from a century on debut.
“Clubbed away into western terrace!”
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 24, 2022
If he reaches the landmark, it will be the 28-year-old’s second first-class hundred. His first came when he clattered 120 off 92 balls with 15 fours and six sixes from number 10 during Somerset’s County Championship match with Warwickshire in August 2020. There were a couple of lusty blows for six from the fast bowling all-rounder yesterday, but his 89 from 106 deliveries was comparatively circumspect.
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test: recap from Day 2 evening session
Underwhelming then totally overwhelming from Overton
When Overton bowled too short after being given the opening stint from the Kirkstall Lane End on Friday morning, before seeing Mitchell and Southee climb into his next spell, Headingley was witnessing a debut going awry.
It certainly was not in the script that the hulking Surrey all-rounder would start smoking fours and sixes against a world-class attack after tea. As introductions to Test cricket go, Overton’s is certainly among the most gloriously disorientating in recent memory.
Of course, getting going at the highest level is seldom straightforward. Just ask the all-rounder batting at No.8 on the other side. New Zealand’s back-up bowling to Boult, Southee and Wagner certainly looked a little thin with Michael Bracewell as their frontline spinner. When captain Kane Williamson desperately needed someone to put the breaks on the burgeoning Bairstow and Overton stand, Bracewell sent down four overs for 37 runs. Those are T20 figures. It was that kind of evening.
Jonny B very, very good
After Stokes’ flight of fancy in the afternoon, England’s recovery was all on Bairstow. Handily for head coach Brendon McCullum, this is a player in the form of his life. Bairstow is a man with stunning strokeplaying gifts and relentless attacking intent. But, after his Trent Bridge heroics, it was his good judgement in a crisis that enabled him to take the final session away from an embattled New Zealand attack.
He reached a run-a-ball 50 that felt pretty chanceless and deliberately pressed down on the accelerator thereafter, finding a willing ally in Overton as he racked up another sensational ton. As frustration abounds around Pope and Crawley’s latest cheap dismissals, it is worth remembering Bairstow has reached this point of full realisation in his 86th Test.
A knock to delight the Yorkshire masses came on the back of his magical 136 at Trent Bridge, 140 in the first Test against West Indies earlier this year and 113 in the drawn Ashes encounter in Sydney. The latter innings now feels like a career turning moment that has opened up a wide road of possibilities.
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test: recap from Day 2 afternoon session
Brilliant Boult exposes England’s old flaws
England’s wasteful half-hour of predominantly short-pitched bowling during Mitchell and Southee’s breezy 60-run stand was made to look all the more foolish when Boult produced a spell of fast, full destruction. Not that it was just a matter of pitching it up and seeing what happened — these were exploits of the highest quality that placed the flaws of those on the receiving end under a harsher glare than the afternoon sun in West Yorkshire.
Lees, back on the ground where he learned his trade and looking to build upon his most convincing Test last time out, scored his only runs via a wild slash that was dropped at slip. He was castled by a beauty, as were Pope and Crawley.
However, aiming booming drives at an elite pace bowler swinging the ball late were not percentage calls by England’s two bright young batting hopes. Pope and Crawley’s shots were those of men who did not trust their defensive technique to weather Boult’s irresistible storm.
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test: recap from Day 2 morning session
Magnificent Mitchell re-writes the record books
Mitchell had to bide his time and ride out that superb Potts spell, but he showed his sparkling form as three figures approached, first swivelling to pull a wayward Jamie Overton for four before a picturebook six off Leach as he celebrated and began to remove his helmet as soon as the ball left the bat.
Before he reached three figures, the 31-year-old had already established a new record for the most runs scored by a New Zealand batter in England. He is now also the first New Zealander to score three consecutive tons against these opponents — not a bad effort at all in a losing cause.
England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test: extended highlights from Day 2
How to watch England vs. New Zealand: TV channel and live streaming details
|UK||New Zealand||India||Australia||USA & Canada|
|Date||June 23-27||June 23-28||June 23-27||June 23-28||June 23-27|
|Time||11 a.m. BST||10 p.m. NZST||3:30 p.m. IST||8 p.m. AEST||6 a.m. ET|
|TV channel||Sky Sports||Sky Sport||Sony Sports Network||Fox Cricket||—|
|Streaming||Sky Go||Sky Go, Sky Sport Now||Sony LIV||Kayo Sports||Willow TV|
UK: Sky Sports will show the series in the UK on its Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sport Cricket channels. Subscribers can also watch online via the Sky Sports website or through the Sky Go app.
New Zealand: Pay TV channel Sky Sport will show the action in New Zealand. Subscribers can stream on Sky Go, while non-subscribers can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform.
India: The Sony Sports Network has the rights to the tour, with Sony Ten 2 and Ten 2 HD showing the Test. England vs. New Zealand can also be streamed on Sony Liv.
Australia: The Fox Cricket Channel on Foxtel will show England vs. New Zealand in Australia. Fans who are not Fox customers can sign up for the Kayo Sports streaming service.
USA & Canada: Willow TV will show the action in the USA. A dedicated cricket streaming service, it is also available in Canada and can be sourced from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum and Xfinity.