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England vs New Zealand 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates: Stuart Broad Gets Kane Williamson, New Zealand 65/3 At Lunch vs England


ENG vs NZ Live: Stuart Broad got a wicket early on Day 1.© AFP

England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test Day 1 Live Updates: Stuart Broad put England in a strong position heading into Lunch on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test against New Zealand. Broad dismissed Kiwi vice-captain Tom Latham early in the session, before striking on the stroke of Lunch to dismiss the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. New Zealand recalled Neil Wagner to their side as captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat at Headingley on Thursday. World Test champions New Zealand were looking to salvage some pride at 2-0 down in a three-match series. Star batter Williamson returned to the team after missing the five-wicket defeat in the second Test at Trent Bridge due to a bout of Covid-19, with left-arm seamer Wagner given his first game of the series after towering paceman Kyle Jamieson suffered a tour-ending back injury in Nottingham. Matt Henry dropped out of the side, with Michael Bracewell — who made his debut at Trent Bridge — preferred ahead of specialist spinner Ajaz Patel. England had already made one, enforced, change to their side with Surrey fast bowler Jamie Overton given a Test debut in place of James Anderson after England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker was ruled out with an ankle injury. Under their new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and red-ball coach Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, England were looking to complete a first home clean sweep in a series of more than two matches since defeating India 4-0 in 2011. (LIVE SCORECARD)

England XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wkt), Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

New Zealand XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wkt), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

Here are the LIVE updates of Day 1 of the England vs New Zealand 3rd Test from Headingley, Leeds

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