Jamie Overton took one wicket on his England debut as New Zealand closed on 225-5 after opting to bat first on day one of many third Check; he was introduced together with his cap by twin brother Craig; day two will get underneath means at 10.15am on Friday, dwell on Sky Sports activities Cricket
By Megan Wellens
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England debutant Jamie Overton admitted it was a special occasion for himself and his household as he was introduced together with his cap by twin brother Craig and he hopes they are going to have the prospect to play Check cricket collectively sooner or later.
After being introduced into the England squad for the third Check in opposition to New Zealand rather than the injured Jimmy Anderson, Overton was chosen to step up and made it rely, claiming his first Check wicket when he bowled Devon Conway after lunch at Headingley.
Overton, 28, who completed the day with figures of 1-41, revealed the wicket helped to settle his nerves and the following objective is to play in a Check match alongside his twin brother, who has made eight Check appearances for England however missed out on a beginning place after being named within the authentic squad.
“Craig has clearly performed a couple of Check matches and it could have been good to play collectively, however to get that [cap] off Craig was a really particular second and hopefully we have now obtained a couple of extra video games collectively,” mentioned Overton.
England’s Jamie Overton says it was a particular feeling to take his first Check wicket on the opening day of the third Check in opposition to New Zealand
“We’ve got all the time needed to play cricket collectively and Check cricket was the principle objective.
“It could have been good to play collectively, it was truly between us who was going to play, however he was delighted for me that I used to be going to get the go.
“The entire means via our careers there has all the time been that one spot and it has all the time been between us two.
“Craig obtained his go earlier than me after which I kind of caught up so it was good I may form of meet up with him.
“We did not play rather a lot within the yard as a result of we broke a number of bats and a number of home windows.”
The Surrey man was happy with how the primary day panned out and is hoping to assert extra wickets as England look to interrupt Daryll Mitchell and Tom Blundell’s unbroken 102-run partnership, which lifted New Zealand to 225-5 at stumps, within the opening session of day two.
Jamie Overton will get his first Check wicket for England on his debut, as he dismisses Devon Conway
“Sure, it has been a superb day,” he mentioned.
“I’m a bit drained now nevertheless it has been a superb day and hopefully we are able to get a couple of wickets early tomorrow morning.
“I used to be a little bit bit nervous, the slope obtained me a little bit bit without warning.
“I bowled earlier within the week and it felt alright over that facet over that hill however there’s extra of a ridge than you suppose.
“So the primary couple of overs was simply getting used to it then settled and felt good rhythms.
“I feel the batters are only a larger stage, the next high quality.
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“You’ve got to be on the ball the entire time and should you bowl a nasty ball it will get hit for 4, whereas in county cricket you’ll be able to probably get away with that.
“Total, I felt like I had a superb day.”
Doull: New Zealand are nonetheless within the battle
Regardless of a powerful bowling efficiency by England, Sky Sports activities’ Simon Doull believes New Zealand are nonetheless very a lot within the contest after Blundell and Mitchell put collectively their third 100 partnership throughout the three Assessments.
Highlights from Day 1 of the third Check between England and New Zealand at Headingley
“I feel it’s England’s day however I do not suppose it’s a 70/30 day,” mentioned Doull.
“New Zealand’s fightback on the finish, they simply can not seem to get Daryll and Tom out, this partnership is kind of unbelievable.
“It has thwarted England time and time once more.
“If New Zealand can work their means from right here to 350, I feel it’s first rate batting first.
“England will need these 5 wickets within the morning, perhaps earlier than lunch and 270 or 280 then they’re nicely and actually into the sport.”
Day two at Headingley will get underneath means at 10.15am, with protection all day on Sky Sports activities Cricket.