After hitting a non-striker with a bat, Henry Nicholls exits the game in an odd manner, as seen on

England lead the series 2-0 after losing the third Test at Headingley . James Anderson was missing due to an ankle injury .

In the absence of James Anderson, England's attack was led by Stuart Broad, before New Zealand lost Henry Nicholls in a bizarre fashion on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday.At tea, New Zealand was 123 for five, with Broad dismissing Tom Latham in the first over of the game before taking the key wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who had struggled to 19 off 99 balls, with Nicholls driving aggressively at left-arm spinner Jack Leach.The ball deflected off non-striker Daryl Mitchells bat and then looped gently to Alex Lees at mid-off for an unfortunate dismissal.Before:England, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead, lost the match under blue skies and on a seemingly good batting surface.Under their new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and Test coach Brendon McCullum, a former New Zealand skipper, the hosts were trying to make it three wins out of three.

Andersons longtime new-ball partner Broad made up for his absence by dismissing Tom Latham for a sixth-ball duck after he edged a delivery straight to Joe Root at first slip.When Broad dismissed star batter Kane Williamson, whose fluent 31 had included five fours, when the star batsman edged a fine leg-cutter to wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, the seamer took his 548th Test wicket.In a rare show of emotion, Williamson ripped off his glove in displeasure (see AFP inputs).