Tim Southee’s nip-backer bursts through Ollie Pope’s defences

Play finally got underway at Headingley in Leeds and New Zealand have found the perfect start. Tim Southee unleashes the nip backer and it breches the gate to disturb Ollie Pope’s stumps. He is gone for 82.

It cannot get more dramatic than this at the start of a day’s play. The first over saw the Kiwis break the overnight partnership and the second over sees Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow smash Trent Boult for a couple of boundaries each. The target is below 100 now and the hosts are firmly in the box seat, on course to make it 3-nil.

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