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New Zealand vs England 1st Test | Broad and Bazball roll over the Kiwis on day 3

England’s Ollie Robinson celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls on the third day of their cricket test match in Tauranga, New Zealand on February 18, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Stuart Broad and Bazball rolled over New Zealand on the third day of the first day-night cricket test Saturday, leaving England five wickets from its 10th win in 11 test matches.Rapid half centuries by Joe Root, Harry Brook and Ben Foakes allowed England to speed along at more than five runs per over to 374 in its second innings, an overall lead of 393.Stuart Broad then clean bowled Devon Conway (12), Kane Williamson (0), Tom Latham (15) and first innings century-maker Tom Blundell (1) to take out the batters who might have been able to anchor New Zealand’s highest succe...

New Zealand vs England, 1st Test | Blundell’s 138 revives NZ’s chances

New Zealand’s Tom Blundell, left, is congratulated by teammate Blair Tickner after Blundell made a century against England on the second day of firt Test on February 17, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Tom Blundell completed a defiant late order century as the Black Caps' last man at the crease Friday to further New Zealand's fightback on the second day of the first Test against England.Batting at No. 7, Blundell was 82 when New Zealand's ninth wicket fell and he was joined at the crease by No. 11 Blair Tickner, a lanky, moustachioed fast bowler on Test debut with a first class batting average of 10.Summing up the situation, Blundell hit the accelerator and struck 6, 4 and 4 from the bowling of spinner Jack Leach to move to 96. As Blundell watched nervously, Tickner played out an over from Ol...