England claim hat-trick in dramatic Broad over against New Zealand
England claim memorable hat-trick in dramatic Stuart Broad over against New Zealand to turn the first Test match at Lord’s on its head… with Ollie Pope catching Colin De Grandhomme off-guard with quick-thinking run-out
- England finally got a breakthrough in New Zealand’s second-innings at Lord’s
- After waiting 366 deliveries to take the fifth wicket, England remarkably picked up three in three balls
- Colin de Grandhomme was then run out after Ollie Pope’s accurate throw
- Kyle Jamieson was then dismissed for a golden duck, sparking jubilant scenes
- New Zealand were bowled out fo 285, leaving England needing 277 to win
England claimed a terrific team hat-trick during a dramatic Stuart Broad over in the first Test at Lord’s as Ben Stokes’ side tried to trigger a fightback.
After waiting 366 deliveries to take the fifth wicket, England remarkably picked up three in three balls for a team hat-trick.
Broad was the man to make things happen with the second new ball, dismissing Daryl Mitchell and Kyle Jamieson, either side of Colin De Grandhomme’s run out by Ollie Pope.
England claimed a terrific team hat-trick during a dramatic Stuart Broad over at Lord’s
The England seamer bowled Kyle Jamieson as the hosts claimed three wickets in three balls
His first wicket saw him square up Mitchell with just enough movement around off stump, taking the edge for Ben Foakes to gather, and his next delivery brought a huge lbw appeal against new man De Grandhomme.
The batter wandered out of his ground as the shout went up but Pope kept his eyes on the prize, hurling down the stumps to leave the all-rounder short of his ground.
Suddenly England were in the ascendency and Broad gave them another huge shot in the arm when he castled Jamieson for a golden duck, flicking the front pad on its way into off stump.
From 251 for four, the Kiwis were suddenly 251 for seven in the blink of an eye – 242 ahead.
Colin De Grandhomme was run out while England were appealing for leg-before-wicket
With the momentum firmly with the hosts, James Anderson tightened their grip even further by removing Blundell.
He had been watching the drama unfold at the non-striker’s end, nudging his way to 96 but falling short of a place on the honours board when the veteran seamer pinned him lbw with one that jagged back in off pitch.
At 265 for eight, New Zealand were frittering away their hard-fought advantage. Matthew Potts chipped away his seventh wicket of an impressive debut. Ajaz Patel was the man to go, lbw on the back pad attempting to hit the Durham seamer over the top
The hosts were eventually skittled out for 285, leaving England needing 277 to win the game
The innings ended just under 20 minutes before lunch, with Matt Parkinson claiming his first Test wicket.
The Lancashire leg-spinner tossed the ball up at Southee, who flashed at it and nicked to Joe Root at slip. That left New Zealand 285 all out, from an overnight position of 236 for four.
England were left chasing 277 to win – five less than their record chase at Lord’s.
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