In the final Test against England, NZ batsman Henry Nicholls is out in the most unlucky way possible.

Henry Nicholls was dismissed for 19 off 99 in the 56th over of the third Test against England . A shot on spinner Jack Leachs second delivery struck his bat .

Leeds (United Kingdom), June 24 : New Zealand batter Henry Nicholls was dismissed in the most tragic way possible during his side's third and final Test against England.A shot on spinner Jack Leachs second delivery struck Daryl Mitchell's bat at the start of the game on the first day of the match, when he was batting at 19 in the 56th over of the match.The ball struck Mitchells bat while he was attempting to escape the ball, but it fell into the middle of his bat and went straight to Alex Leess' hands at the halfway mark.Even umpire Richard Kettleborough could not prevent the ball from from going towards mid-off as he tried to distance himself from the ball.

The entire English team was smiling, but the dismissal was shocking and disappointing for the Kiwis, who were already struggling against English bowlers.Later, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), a social media organisation, declared that the dismissal is entirely within the sport's rules.A bleak dismissal Yes.But the laws are actually imposed.

MCC tweeted: Read the Rules, tweeted MCC.At the end of the first day, New Zealand was 2255 in 90 overs, with Mitchell (78*) and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell (45*).New Zealand didn't get off to a great start when they were batting first because they were losing wickets at regular intervals.Before the Kiwis fell to 1235, Kane Williamson (31) and Devon Conway (26) made significant contributions to the team.

England is now second in the Test series, 2-0.