This has been an outstanding session for New Zealand. The lead is now well past 100 and the two batters look rock-solid out in the middle. While Daryl Mitchell has raced to 43, Blundell goes into the tea break on 39. England will definitely feel the heat if the partnership, the highest of the match so far, grows in strength. Both showed greater application and intent in the second hour of the afternoon session to squeeze some important runs from the tired pacers, ultimately forcing Ben Stokes to turn to Matthew Parkinson.
The moment so many have been waiting for ðŸ˜‰
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 3, 2022
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Kevin Pietersen and Mel Jones share their thoughts as New Zealand now lead by 119 runs with the Mitchell-Blundell partnership standing strong…#ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/4e7IJ9H623
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 3, 2022