With a drive through extra cover for three, Daryl Mitchell brought up his second Test century and his maiden ton on away shores. He’d bailed New Zealand out from a precarious position at 56/4 but couldn’t convert his knock into a daddy hundred. Mitchell walked off to a rousing reception from the crowd and he deserves every bit of it.
It’s that sharp bounce off the slope that induced an error in judgement for Mitchell. He shuffled a long way across trying to block a delivery that he probably should have left alone, and sent a healthy outside edge through to the keeper. England finally break the partnership that threatened to take the game away from them.
Broad strikes with a with a much-needed breakthrough for England!
The end of a superb innings from Daryl Mitchell and it took a very good ball to get him 👏 pic.twitter.com/KFuNDvZ4Ik
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 4, 2022