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sport news England v New Zealand: Jack Leach strikes on the opening day of a home Test for ... trends now

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TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Jack Leach strikes on the opening day of a home Test for the very first time... while Daryl Mitchell becomes the first New Zealand player to score 400 runs in a series against England in 73 YEARS Jack Leach's dismissal of Will Young came after just 12.1 overs had been bowled  It was the 83rd Test wicket for Leach, and he later made Henry Nicholls victim 84 Henry Nicholls took 74 balls to hit his first boundary, driving through mid-off  Bowler Jamie Overton became England's seventh debutant of the calendar year 

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England dominated for the majority of the opening day of the third Test at Headingley against New Zealand before Daryl Mitchell led a fightback for the tourists.

The second session saw one of the most bizarre dismissals in Test history, with Henry Nicholls caught after his shot ricocheted off Daryl Mitchell's bat and into the hands of Alex Lees.

Here, Sportsmail's RICHARD GIBSON provides the big stats from an enthralling opening day's action in Leeds.

Jamie Overton, who was presented with his cap by twin brother Craig, became England's seventh Test debutant of 2022. Not since 2003, when Jimmy Anderson - the man Overton replaced in the XI - was one of 10 newcomers have England blooded more players in a calendar year.

Overton's maiden international wicket - that of Devon Conway - came 3222 days after the 28-year-old was first selected in a full England squad.

Jack Leach's dismissal of Will Young with his first ball - he laboured for 152 for his initial breakthrough at Trent

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