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England v India: Jack Leach dismisses Rishabh Pant on 57

Rishabh Pant reverse sweeps Jack Leach straight to Joe Root at slip for a "spectacular" wicket during the rearranged fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston. FOLLOW LIVE: England v India, day four - live text, clips and TMS commentary. UK users only. Watch Today at the Test on...
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England on course for New Zealand series whitewash after Jack Leach career-best figures

Jack Leach completed a career-best 10-wicket match at Headingley to set England on course for another fearless run chase and a series whitewash over New Zealand.The left-arm spinner followed up his first-innings haul of 5-100 with even better figures of 5-66 as New Zealand set their hosts a target of 296 on day four of the third and final Test.Ordinarily that would look like a huge ask but, having chased down 277 at Lord’s and 299 at Trent Bridge, England went about their business with a flourish to reach 183-2 at stumps.Ollie Pope stroked a fluent 81 not out as...

Jack Leach enjoying life in ‘extremely positive’ England set-up

Jack Leach praised captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum for giving the confidence boost he needed to drive England’s victory push on another heady day at Headingley.The Somerset spinner had not played a Test match on home soil since the summer of 2019 until England’s new leadership team put their faith in him at the start of the New Zealand series.He then suffered a concussion while fielding on the very first morning at Lord’s, a misfortune that could have cost him his place after Matt Parkinson was drafted in as an emergency replacement for that match.But Stokes and...

Jack Leach and Ollie Pope have England on course for a Test series sweep of New Zealand

England are on track to seal a 3-0 series sweep over world Test champions New Zealand after telling contributions from Jack Leach and Ollie Pope on day four at Headingley. Left-arm spinner Leach (5-66) took his second five-wicket haul of the match, finishing with figures of 10-166, to bowl New Zealand out for 326 - Tom Blundell top-scoring with an unbeaten 88 - and leave England with another tantalising chase: 296 the target for victory.

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket score updates as Matthew Potts and Jack Leach strike

England’s entertainers whipped up the Headingley crowd as four wickets on the third evening left them hunting a series whitewash of New Zealand.The Kiwis had grafted hard to establish a firm footing in the third LV= Insurance Test, reaching tea on 125 for one in their second innings and briefly dulling the party atmosphere that has settled around Ben Stokes’ side in recent weeks.England were 94 behind at that point and were staring at the kind of equation that could easily challenge their optimistic outlook. But their bowlers hunted as a pack to reduce the Kiwis to 168 for five at stumps, just 137 ahead, raising the roof at this famously raucous venue as they went.Re-live all the latest live coverage of today’s match with our live blog below: Read More Jonny Bairstow century leads thrilling England fightback at HeadingleyJonny Bairstow and England looking to ‘take the game forward’Jack Leach pleased with good luck but admits freak dismissal no collector’s item

England set 296 for series sweep as Jack Leach claims first 10-wicket Test haul

Jack Leach’s second five-wicket haul of the match left England chasing 296 to win the third LV= Insurance Test at Headingley and complete a 3-0 series sweep over New Zealand.Yet another century stand between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell, their fourth of the trip, threatened to flip the balance of power decisively in the tourists’ favour on the fourth afternoon but England launched a bold fightback to give themselves a chance.Having already reeled in stiff targets of 277 at Lord’s and 299 at Trent Bridge, England know they have the firepower to get over the line but their high-stakes approach...

Jack Leach pleased with good luck but admits freak dismissal no collector’s item

Jack Leach was happy to benefit from a rare slice of good luck with the freak dismissal of Henry Nicholls on the first day of England’s final Test against New Zealand.Leach’s international career has been disrupted by a number of unfortunate circumstances, including illness, injury and even a concussion sustained while chasing after a ball in the first game of the LV= Insurance Series.He was overdue a change in fortune and it came in the final over before tea at Headingley, when Nicholls drilled him hard down the ground only for an unplanned diversion off the middle of non-striker Daryl...

Jack Leach strikes first ball by pinning Will Young plumb

This is such a soft dismissal for Will Young and the New Zealand opener must be livid with himself. Introduced into the attack fairly early, Jack Leach tossed the first ball of the 13th over up around middle and it straightened with the angle. Young was pushing forward in defence, but his bat got stuck besides the front-pad as he got beaten on the inside edge. The right-hander fell the need to go upstairs after the umpire adjudged him out only to waste a review. New Zealand have slid to 35 for 2 and would hope for a rearguard act from skipper Kane Williamson, who is joined by Devon Conway at the crease.