Having dismissed the top five, England bump into familiar foes

An enthralling day’s play is what we witnessed at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday, June 23. New Zealand failed to make use of the conducive batting conditions on offer as England kept striking at regular intervals to keep them on a leash. However, the hosts couldn’t press home the advantage after having the opponents on the mat at 123/5 as the two in-form Kiwi batters Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell rescued their side again. It must be quite frustrating for the hosts to see the same pair of batters scoring heavily time and again.