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Daryl Mitchell breaks 73 year old record for New Zealand

Daryl Mitchell breaks 73 year old record for New Zealand
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Daryl Mitchell has been in a red-hot form in this particular tour of England. And he has broken a 73-year-old record to show for it.

The event occurred in the first session of the third test between England and New Zealand. Mitchell smashed 109 runs in that inning to take his side to a competitive total of 329 runs.

In the process of doing so, he broke the record of most runs by a Kiwi batter on an English tour. The previous record was held by Martin Donnelly, who in the year 1949 smashed 462 runs in a four-match series.

A great outing for Mitchell in the series

Mitchell, however, took one test less than the legend to break the record. He has scored 482 runs in just 3* matches. Especially with one inning to go.

The right-handed explosive batter has definitely been on song for New Zealand in this series. He has smashed three centuries in just five innings, averaging 120. And holds the position of top run-getter in the series. With 482 runs to his name, he is miles ahead of the second-positioned Joe Root, who has just 310 runs to his name.

The first two centuries for Mitchell have been in a losing cause. The first instance was at Lords, in the first test, where he scored 108 runs in the second inning. He followed this great knock with a score of 190 in the first inning of the second test. And then played a clinical knock of 109 in the third test to help his team’s cause immensely.

His efforts went in vain in the first two tests, as England clinched two magnificent victories. However, the third test has been different thus far.

Owing to some great display of seam bowling, New Zealand has had the hosts down to 6 wickets by Tea on day 2.

Mitchell and other fellow Kiwi players will be hoping to clinch a consolidatory victory in the final test.

Most runs by a New Zealand batter in a series against England

PlayerYearInningsRunsHundredAverage
Mitchell20225*4823120
Donnelly19496462177
Sutcliffe19497423160.42
Crowe19946380263.33

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