If New Zealand have to draw anything positive from the tour it will definitely be Daryl Mitchell form.
An in-form England unit led by Ben Stokes are on the cusp of completing a whitewash against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand. The Three Lions have already secured two wins in the three-match Test series and now stands 113 runs away from winning the third and final encounter, which is being played in Headingly, Leeds.
New Zealand, who had last year won the World Test Championships and defeated England 2-0 in their own backyard, have failed to click this time around. The tourists lost one out of the two warm-up matches, following which they endured consecutive defeats against England.
However, if New Zealand have to draw anything positive from the tour it will definitely be Daryl Mitchell form. The 31-year-old Kiwi batter is currently the leading run-scorer of the series with 538 runs from six innings at an average of 107.60. Out of the four hundreds he has scored in the traditional format of the game, three of it has come in the series.
In fact, the Kiwi international has set a stunning record which the cricketing world was yet to witness since batting legend Sir Donald Bradman.
Mitchell scored 109 in the ongoing Test and had earlier piled 108 at Lord’s and 190 at Trent Bridge. His triple tons has helped him scale a unique feat, something which no other overseas player could achieve in 92 years.
The 31-year-old batter went on to become the only batter after batting icon Sir Don Bradman to slam a ton in each of the first three Tests of a series in England. The Australian hero had achieved the same in 1930.
Besides, Mitchell is also the only Kiwi cricketer to hit three successive tons against England in a Test series.
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