NZ dominates England on Day 1 of the third Test thanks to Daryl and Blundell (Stumps)

New Zealand score 623 at end of first innings at Headingley . Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell score 78* and are now unbeaten at the crease .

Leeds, England, June 24: After some early failures, New Zealand came to a respectable start on Day 1 of the upcoming third Test against England, at Headingley, on Thursday.Daryl (78) and Blundell (45) are now unbeaten at the crease, with Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell hitting the ball well.For England, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach scalped two wickets each, while Jamie Overton took one.New Zealand made a poor start to their innings, with their first batter Tom Latham departing without scoring a single run.

On the crease, skipper Kane Williamson joined opener Will Young, and the two tried to keep the innings going for some time.Young was LBW by Jack Leach and returned to the dugout after scoring 20 runs, leaving New Zealands score at 623.Devon Conway and Williamson stitched a brief partnership before falling to Broads spell and being chased by Ben Foakes.Conway attempted to form an alliance with Henry Nicholls but couldn't find success as he also departed after scoring 26 runs.Nicholls, on the other hand, attempted to rack up some runs for the Blackcaps before being chased by Alex Lees, who finished the game at 1235.

The duo added to the team's versatility, ensuring that no further harm was done to New Zealand's batting lineup.Daryl smashed 78* while Tom Blundell scored 45*, and ended Day 1 at 2255.Brief scores: New Zealand 2255 vs. England (Daryl Mitchell 78*, Tom Blundell 46*; 245)