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England face New Zealand at Headingley looking to complete a whitewash in the three-match Test series after a thrilling victory in the second Test at Trent Bridge.

Jonny Bairstow’s swashbuckling innings will live long in the memory and the Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes era is off to a flying start. Here they look to reassert their dominance, but the Black Caps will be keen to bounce back. The tourists have been boosted by captain Kane Williamson’s return from Covid. Stokes, too, plays after an illness scare, while James Anderson misses out through injury, meaning there is a debut for pace bowler Jamie Overton.

“My message is clear and simple,” said Stokes. “Let’s try to progress from what we did at Trent Bridge. It’s hard to put into words how we do that this week, but I said ‘let’s feel like we’re in the entertainment business and not the sports business’. I feel like people want to come and watch the brand of cricket we’re playing. My challenge to the lads this week is to go and do it again.”

Follow all the latest live coverage of today’s match in the live blog below:

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Stuart Broad stars on day one for England but error of judgement proves costly

Stuart Broad set the tone for an impressive England bowling performance as they kicked off their quest for a series sweep over New Zealand, but an error of judgement proved costly on day one at Headingley.

Just four months after Yorkshire’s right to host international cricket was restored, with the removal of sanctions imposed at the height of the racism scandal, the venue saw a gripping start to the Third Test as New Zealand were held to 225 for five.

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Jack Leach to Tom Blundell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

23 June 2022 18:39

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England vs New Zealand

Jack Leach to Tom Blundell. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Potts.

23 June 2022 18:39

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Jack Leach to Tom Blundell. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to point for no runs, fielded by Crawley.

23 June 2022 18:38

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Jack Leach to Daryl Mitchell. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lees.

23 June 2022 18:37

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Matthew Potts to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

23 June 2022 18:36

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Matthew Potts to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pope.

23 June 2022 18:35