(Video) Tom Blundell becomes the first half-centurion of Lord’s Test

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell managed to revive New Zealand. It’s the fifth fifty for the wicketkeeper-bat in Test cricket and what a vital one it’s been. He has been quite positive throughout the innings, looking for scoring avenues and reached the landmark with another boundary. This is a massive innings given the context of the game.

Having been on the backfoot for the major part of the game, New Zealand have taken the lead beyond 180. Daryl Mitchell received an opportunity in Henry Nicholls’ absence and he has made full use of it, having compiled a fifty in the second innings to stabilize the ship alongside Blundell.