England face New Zealand in the final test of their three-match streak that made up the win with two wins in their opening two games.
The hosts entertained at Headingley with an inconceivable 2-0 lead at Lord and Trent Bridge.
However, the Yorkshire Third Test is leveling after New Zealand hit 329 runs in their first inning, thanks in no small part to Daryl Mitchell’s turn of the century.
Trent Boult’s superb bowling shot tore through England’s top order in response but Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton counter-attacked to put the hosts right back into the competition, leaving just 65 runs behind with four stick in hand to enter the third day.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What time does play start?
England meet New Zealand at Headingley today, Saturday June 25, on the third day of the third test match. The game is scheduled to start at 11am BST.
How to watch on TV and online
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Summary of the second day
England looked like they were going to explode as the duo drew 55-6 on Monday, light years away from the tourist’s 329, but were they rescued by Bairstow? fear 130 and 89 undefeated from Overton in his first international. .
The pair robbed 209 runs from just 223 balls to finish 264-6 – a lightning-fast pace under any circumstances, not to mention seeing their team’s top six eliminated in the space of 12 disaster passes.
Bairstow blasted 136 games in last week’s win at Trent Bridge as the half of a life but the Yorkshireman somehow delivered a well-deserved boost to his beloved home-court predecessor.
With a winning streak, the captain of the England team Ben Stokes promised his team’s top priority was to provide entertainment, and it was Bairstow who took the top cashier of their variety show, launching the premium Kiwi hit to the boundary 21 times.
Such was the exhilarating demeanor of his 95-ball attack, a fluid, crowd-pleasing situation that seemed to have dragged Overton along its slide, it was hard to believe England were still behind 65.
Bairstow has been playing Test cricket for a decade but four of his 10 centuries have come in the past seven matches, all against a backdrop of adversity and it is now certain that the 32-year-old is in the middle of a period. the golden age that once seemed unreal.
Overton, chosen for 90mph bowling rather than his ability to be number eight, ended painfully close to claiming to be on the biggest stage of the second century first-class second of his career but had a part of Britain’s best Saturday wicket partnership. .