英格蘭對新西蘭。奧利-波普和喬-魯特讓東道主取得3-0的系列賽勝利

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英格蘭對新西蘭。奧利-波普和喬-魯特讓東道主取得3-0的系列賽勝利

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在希丁利舉行的第三場測試中,英格蘭需要113分和8個小門才能在最後一天完成對新西蘭的另一場出色的勝利。

奧利-波普(Ollie Pope)81分未出局,喬-羅特(Joe Root)55分不敗,在亞歷克斯-里斯(Alex Lees)9分被擊出,扎克-克勞利(Zak Crawley)25分被瘋狂抓住之後,他們取得了132分。

在第一次測試中追逐277,並在第二次測試中令人窒息地追求299的勝利後,在利茲的勝利將使英格蘭對世界測試冠軍進行3-0的系列掃蕩。

當新西蘭隊以168比5重新開始時,他們本希望為自己贏得一個更小的目標--137分領先,但由於湯姆-布倫德爾的88分未出局而受挫。

布倫德爾在52分時推翻了一個磅數決定,並在67分時被棄權,他與達里爾-米切爾再次合作,創造了他們系列賽中的第四個世紀。

在下午的比賽中,米切爾在56歲時被令人印象深刻的馬修-波茨(Matthew Potts)擊倒,隨後傑克-利奇(Jack Leach)拿下了最後4個小門,獲得了5-66分,這是他在測試中第一次獲得10個小門。

如果英格蘭隊取得勝利,他們將成為第一支連續三次追趕250分的球隊。

在約克郡效仿第二場測試的東道主諾丁漢郡,允許觀眾免費入場觀看這支充滿活力的英格蘭隊的嘗試後,預計周一會有滿堂彩。

在這個系列賽之前,當英格蘭隊在過去的17次測試中只贏了一次時,追趕近300分的目標看起來超出了他們。

但在新教練布倫登-麥卡倫和隊長本-斯托克斯的帶領下,他們已經發生了變化,現在看來一切皆有可能。

上周在特倫特橋,他們有72個回合來追趕299個球,並在50個回合內完成。

這次有四次機會達到目標,他們的擊球方式稍有節制,但仍以每小時超過4次的速度緩緩前進,喬-魯特反掃了他的第一個球,後來在速度型保齡球手尼爾-瓦格納身上打出了一個離譜的鏟球,得到了6分。

新西蘭唯一的旋轉器,兼職的邁克爾-布萊斯韋爾(Michael Bracewell)沒有發揮作用,縫合員特倫特-布爾(Trent Boult)和蒂姆-蘇西(Tim Southee)由於缺乏運動和平整的場地而被閹割。

預計周一早上會有陣雨,但任何一方都應該有時間來迫使對方獲勝。

克勞利再次失敗後,魯特和波普巡航

事實上,英格蘭隊並不希望關門,因為波普和魯特在晚間的陽光下巡航,面對的是因決定不使用前線旋轉器阿賈茲-帕特爾而受到傷害的疲憊不堪的對手。

兩名擊球手都在門將和一線隊之間從布雷斯維爾的外旋球中扣球,但除此之外都很輕鬆。

波普以靈活的速度擊球,就像他在第二次測試中的145分一樣,並優雅地穿過蓋板。

他還在瘋狂的開局後帶來了冷靜,在開局階段,利斯在第五局與克勞利混戰後被擊倒,克勞利本人也打了一局,總結了他的國際職業生涯。

克勞利在無球狀態下打出了一個瘋狂的驅動器,在布爾特的一個回合中打出了四個優雅的四分球,然後粗心地試圖將布雷斯維爾從粗野中打出來,結果在蓋外被抓。他在系列賽結束時沒有打出50分。

不久之後,新西蘭隊在連續的兩球中燒毀了兩個覆核,試圖將Root以磅數擊倒,但兩次都是球打在了他的樹樁線外。

如果說這場比賽似乎遵循了前兩次測試的模式,那麼第一節比賽也是非常熟悉的。

英格蘭隊被米切爾和布倫德爾堅決阻擊,他們成為第五對在一個系列賽中分享四個世紀的選手。布倫德爾的383分是英格蘭客隊守門員的最佳成績。

在米切爾過線死亡後,低級別的球員試圖進攻,他被擱置了。

利奇獲益匪淺,因為布雷斯維爾被掃到了中門深處,蒂姆-索特被保送,尼爾-瓦格納在門將薩姆-比林斯的兩腿之間被抓住,後者作為本-福克斯的Covid-19替補匆忙上場。

利奇以10-166的比賽數據結束,成為自五年前的Moeen Ali以來,第一個在測試中拿下10分的英格蘭紡紗師。

與波普和喬尼-貝爾斯托一起,他看起來是從斯托克斯和麥卡勒姆的任命中受益最多的球員之一。

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England need 113 runs with eight wickets in hand to complete another superb final-day victory against New Zealand in the third Test at Headingley.

Ollie Pope made 81 not out and Joe Root an unbeaten 55, putting on 132 after Alex Lees was run out for nine and Zak Crawley caught for a frantic 25.

After chasing 277 in the first Test and breathlessly pursuing 299 to win the second, victory in Leeds will give England a 3-0 series clean sweep over the World Test champions.

They would have hoped to earn themselves a smaller target when New Zealand resumed on 168-5 - 137 ahead - but were thwarted by Tom Blundell's 88 not out.

Blundell, who overturned an lbw decision on 52 and was dropped on 67, combined with Daryl Mitchell yet again for their fourth century stand of the series.

Mitchell fell lbw for 56 to the impressive Matthew Potts 50 minutes into the afternoon session before Jack Leach took the last four wickets to claim 5-66 and his first 10-wicket match haul in Tests.

If England pull off the win they will become the first team to chase 250 three times in a row.

A full house is expected on Monday after Yorkshire followed the lead of Nottinghamshire, the hosts of the second Test, in allowing spectators in for free to watch this energised England side attempt to do so.

Before this series, when England had won only one of their past 17 Tests, a chase of almost 300 would have looked way beyond them.

But they have been transformed under new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes to the point that anything now looks possible.

At Trent Bridge last week they had 72 overs to chase 299 and did so in 50.

With four sessions to reach their target on this occasion, they batted in slightly more measured fashion but still eased along at more than four an over, Joe Root reverse sweeping his first ball and later playing an outrageous scoop for six off pace bowler Neil Wagner.

New Zealand's only spinner, part-timer Michael Bracewell, was ineffective and seamers Trent Boult and Tim Southee were neutered by a lack of movement and a flat pitch.

Showers are forecast on Monday morning, but there should still be time for either side to force a win.

Root and Pope cruise after Crawley fails again

In truth, England would not have wanted the close to have come because Pope and Root were cruising in late-evening sunshine against bedraggled opponents hurt by the decision to leave out frontline spinner Ajaz Patel.

Both batters nicked between wicketkeeper and first slip off Bracewell's off-spin but otherwise were comfortable.

Pope batted at a spritely pace, as he did in his 145 in the second Test, and drove elegantly through the covers.

He also brought composure to proceedings after a frantic start during which Lees was run out in the fifth over after a mix-up with Crawley, who himself played an innings that summed up his international career.

Crawley was dropped on nought playing a wild drive, cracked four elegant fours in one Boult over and then carelessly tried to hit Bracewell out of the rough to be caught at extra cover. He ended the series without a fifty.

Shortly after, New Zealand burned two reviews in consecutive balls to try to dismiss Root lbw, but on both occasions the ball hit him outside the line of off stump.

If the match seems to be following the pattern of the previous two Tests, the first session was also very familiar.

England were resolutely blunted by Mitchell and Blundell, who became only the fifth pair to share four century stands in a series. Blundell's haul of 383 runs is the best by a visiting wicketkeeper in England.

He was left stranded when, after Mitchell perished playing across the line, the lower order tried to attack.

Leach profited as Bracewell swiped to deep mid-wicket, Tim Southee was bowled and Neil Wagner was caught between the legs of wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who was rushed into the game as a Covid-19 replacement for Ben Foakes.

Leach ended with match figures of 10-166 to become the first England spinner to take 10 in a Test since Moeen Ali five years ago.

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