England step up the chase to close on series sweep against New Zealand

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The concept of a nervy run chase appears lost on this England side and they now march into the final day of this third Test against New Zealand needing 113 more runs to start life under Ben Stokes with a first home series clean-sweep in 11 years.

Set 296 for victory after Jack Leach completed well-earned match figures of 10 for 166 on the fourth afternoon, England scorched their way to 183 for two from just 39 overs of batting bliss. Ollie Pope finessed his way to an unbeaten 81 and Joe Root a typically frictionless 55 not out that included another audacious reverse scoop for six.

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Written by Ali Martin at Headingley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/26/england-new-zealand-third-test-day-four-match-report under the title “England step up the chase to close on series sweep against New Zealand”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.