England vs New Zealand LIVE: Third Test cricket score updates at Headingley – Alex Lees runs out as England chase 296 to win

Kane Williamson presents the third England v New Zealand Test

England and New Zealand set up another stand finish for a test match after a bumpy third day New Zealand 137 runs ahead with five wickets in hand overnight.

The series was compelling throughout the evolution of momentum between two attacking teams, and this Headingley test followed the pattern of games at Lord’s and Trent Bridge, with the two teams taking turns to take charge. New Zealand looked in control on Saturday as Kane Williamson approached a measured half century, before Matthew Potts, Joe Root and Jack Leach took a wicket apiece in the evening session to put the hosts in charge.

If England can chase New Zealand’s aggregate in the fourth inning, they will complete a 3-0 shutout run, capping the perfect start for the new captaincy regime. Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.

Follow all the latest coverage from today’s match with our live blog below:


England 18-1 (Crawley 4*, Pope 0*) Target 296

Questionable shot from Pope as he doesn’t move his feet on a drive attempt and misses Boult’s delivery on the outside.

It’s good bowling from the New Zealand openers and Boult complements a young girl.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:25 p.m.


England 18-1 (Crawley 4*, Pope 0*) Target 296

Really poor communication and running between the wicket of English openers. I made a complete mess of it.

Ollie Pope at three and they run a leg bye from Southee’s second ball. Alright, can Crawley get this out of his head and build a sleeve?

He edges one inside on his pads but survives the rest of the course.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:20 p.m.


OUT! Exhausted Lees (Williamson/Boult) 9. England 17-1

Almost a mix-up since Boult’s first ball as Crawley goes on a run that’s never there, Lees sends him back and he dives into his floor as the ball goes past the midwicket stumps. A direct hit would have been close.

Crawley was then forced to jam his bat late on a moving ball. He was going to leave that first. Half-call as the ball hits his leg but too high and probably too straight.

Oh no! Lees is OUT! Crawley tried to chase the final ball and it was a decent connection, lined up well by Kane Williamson. Confused with the run, Lees fired at the non-attacking end but the ball beats him, Boult recovers and whips the bails. Get exhausted. Disaster for England

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:16 p.m.


England 17-0 (Lees 9*, Crawley 4*) Target 296

It always seems like a drama with these English openers!

FOUR more for Lees as he gets on the front foot and crosses to the opposite side. Maybe a little squarer than expected, but it’s safely on the floor and walks away.

Connects with the next delivery on a similar shot but straight to the defender and sees the upper hand with a defensive shot.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:10 p.m.


England 13-0 (Lees 5*, Crawley 4*) Target 296

The wind picked up a bit at Headingley, which is not particularly good for swing bowling.

Crawley, the only man yet to shine under Brendon McCullum’s ‘Baz Ball’ on strike at Trent Boult – the man who caused it fits this series (and last summer). If ever there was a moment for the man from Kent to make his first big score in a while…

Solid defense, finding the middle of the blade every time, from the first five balls. Flashes loudly on final delivery, it can’t resist the drive, and it’s a sharp edge, just above the drawstring for FOUR ! In fact, Southee understood it at his fingertips… A letting go for Crawley.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:06 p.m.


England 9-0 (Lees 5*, Crawley 0*) Target 296

First ball of the first round from Tim Southee, around the wicket and it’s in the pads of Lees, the ball goes fine from the fine leg and closes on the boundary for FOUR goodbye leg!

Already nibbling the target. No runs the rest of the over, so Zak Crawley will be on strike for the first time.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:02 p.m.


England 5-0 (Lees 5*, Crawley 0*) Target 296

OK, let’s go. Can England do it again? Alex Lees and Zak Crawley the men to open the batting chasing 296.

Lees on the strike and from the third ball he cuts one through the drawstring to FOUR ! Not convincing but it is irrelevant.

The last ball in the over is sent to the thin leg for a single. 5 from above.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 4:00 p.m.


VIDEO: Leach takes the final wicket and scores 10 for the match

A second consecutive five-iron for Jack Leach and 10 for the game as he completes the New Zealand innings. England need 296 to win.

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 3:56 p.m.


VIDEO: Billings grabs Wagner between his knees!

A double-wicket maiden for Leach as Wagner was caught by Billings, between his knees!

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 3:53 p.m.


VIDEO: Clean Southee bowled by Leach

Leach removed Southee to keep England rolling

Luke BakerJune 26, 2022 3:49 p.m.

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Third Test cricket score updates at Headingley – Alex Lees runs out as England chase 296 to win

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