Daryl Mitchell is the first New Zealander to reach 400 runs in a Test series against England in 73 years.

Daryl Mitchell is the first Kiwis player in 73 years to score 400 runs in a Test series against England . Mitchell is currently unbeaten on 78 in third and final Test of the season against England .

Leeds (United Kingdom), June 24 : Daryl Mitchell, a New Zealand all-rounder, is the first Kiwis player in 73 years to score 400 runs in a Test series against England.On Friday, the all-rounder achieved this feat in the third and final Test of the season against England at Headingley in Leeds.Mitchell is currently unbeaten on 78.The all-rounder has had a decent start to the season so far, scoring 423 runs in five innings for an average of 150.33.

He has surpassed former Kiwis batter Bert Sutcliffe's total.In his 1949 tour of England, he had scored 451 runs in seven innings.On that trip, Sutcliffe scored one hundred and four half-centuries.At the end of the first day, New Zealand was 2255 in 90 overs, with Mitchell (78*) and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell (45*).

Before the Kiwis fell to 1235, Kane Williamson (31) and Devon Conway (26) made significant contributions to the nation.Mitchell and Blundell then forged an unbeaten 102-run run advantage to put their team in a better position.England currently leads the Test series 2-0.