England get the start the doctor ordered as Williamson falls to Anderson

England have made early inroads after declaring on 458/3 to have a crack at New Zealand for half an hour before Lunch. The visitors took a brilliant review to establish that Devon Conway had feathered an away-seamer through to Ben Foakes, and Kane Williamson was looking to play a backfoot punch only for the ball to graze his outside edge. England will be ecstatic with the double whammy they have managed to inflict after Joe Root and Harry Brook compiled daddy hundreds to help their side recover fabulously from an alarming 21/3.

Root now has as many centuries in Test cricket as the legendary Sir Don Bradman, having gone past past three figures after 7 months in the format. Among active players, the England stalwart is second only to India’s Virat Kohli in terms of most international centuries. He has 45 international tons to his name whereas Virat has a staggering 74. David Warner (45), Rohit Sharma (43) and Steve Smith (42) follow Root in the table.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Pakistan 2024 T20 series
1st T20, ENG v PAK, Headingley
22nd May
Start time: 6:30 pm BST