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WATCH: Sam Billings holds on to a catch using his legs to send back Neil Wagner

Notably, Wagner was Leach’s fourth wicket in the innings.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Published on - 26 June 2022 9:01 pm

The third and final Test between England and New Zealand is underway at Headingly in Leeds. The match is getting interesting with every passing minute. New Zealand have put up a great fight after getting hammered in the first two Tests. After getting bowled out for 329 in their first innings, New Zealand restricted England to 360 in their first innings.

In the second innings, New Zealand almost put up the same score as their first innings as they got bowled out for 326. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell were once again up to the task for the visitors as the duo put up a century stand for the sixth wicket. Both the batters departed after scoring half-centuries. While Mitchell and Blundell were making sure New Zealand don’t fall too early in their second innings, Jack Leach was ensuring a modest fourth innings target for England.

The left-arm spinner snared a five-wicket haul in the second innings as well. And just like the first innings, Leach had another lucky wicket in his bag. But this one was a bit different from the Henry Nicholls’ one. While Leach had Daryl Mitchell to thank in the first innings for Nicholls’ wicket, he had Sam Billings to thank for Neil Wagner’s wicket.

The English spinner bowled a regulation delivery which took a faint nick of Wagner’s bat. After passing through the batter’s edge, the ball carried towards the wicketkeeper Sam Billings who fumbled on the first attempt. The ball then started falling down but Billings had his eyes fixed on the ball and somehow held on to it between his knees. Everyone at the venue looked elated at this catch.

Watch the video here:

Notably, Wagner was Leach’s fourth wicket in the innings. The left-arm spinner then cleaned up Trent Boult to complete his ten-wicket haul in the match.


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