Brawl breaks out in crowd at third and final test at Headingley

Just NOT cricket! Brawl breaks out in crowd at third and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

  • A man wearing Paul Gascoigne’s infamous 1996 Euro No8 England shirt could be seen throwing punches
  • Police then removed the rowdy spectators from the Western terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds
  • Jack Leach took his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket today as England bowled New Zealand out for 326
  • England must now chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum
  • A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final test between England and Nieu-Seeland at Headingley.

    A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne‘s infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen throwing punches at another spectator as fans watched on laughing.

    Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the Western terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds.

    It comes as Jack Leach took his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as England bowled New Zealand out for 326 op Sondagmiddag, leaving themselves needing 296 to complete a series whitewash.

    Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand’s lead beyond 200 as Ben Stokes’s side failed to pick up a wicket in the opening session of the day.

    The pair would go on to complete their respective half-centuries after the interval, but Mitchell was finally dismissed for 56 after being trapped in front by Matthew Potts.

    A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

    A brawl broke out in the stands today during the third and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley

    A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne's infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen throwing punches at another spectator as fans watched on laughing

    A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne’s infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen throwing punches at another spectator as fans watched on laughing

    Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the Western terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds

    Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the Western terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds

    England batsman Joe Root sweeps a ball to the boundary during day four of the third test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley

    England batsman Joe Root sweeps a ball to the boundary during day four of the third test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley

    The Kiwi batter had managed to overturn a lbw decision in the morning session, but he had no such luck on this occasion.

    It was then Leach’s turn to stamp his mark on the second innings. Michael Bracewell was caught out in the deep just two balls after hitting one of Leach’s deliveries into the stands.

    The England spinner then got one through the defences of Tim Southee, and had Neil Wagner caught behind without scoring.

    The Wagner dismissal was certainly not the cleanest of catches by stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, replacing Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday evening, but he managed to cling onto the ball between his thighs before picking it out from his legs with his glove.

    With New Zealand nine down, Blundell knew that he had to up the tempo if he was to make it to three figures, and he managed to push his side’s lead towards 300.

    Egter, it was left to Leach to have the final say as he bowled Trent Boult, with New Zealand finishing their innings on 326. Blundell was left stranded on 88 nie uit nie.

    England must now chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum.

    If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest fourth innings chase at Headingley, and would come just three years after they famously made 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes finished unbeaten on 135.

    It comes as Jack Leach took his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as England bowled New Zealand out for 326 op Sondagmiddag, leaving themselves needing 296 to complete a series whitewash

    It comes as Jack Leach took his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as England bowled New Zealand out for 326 op Sondagmiddag, leaving themselves needing 296 to complete a series whitewash

    Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand's lead beyond 200 as Ben Stokes's side failed to pick up a wicket in the opening session of the day

    Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell had frustrated England before lunch to take New Zealand’s lead beyond 200 as Ben Stokes’s side failed to pick up a wicket in the opening session of the day

    The pair would go on to complete their respective half-centuries after the interval, but Mitchell was finally dismissed for 56 after being trapped in front by Matthew Potts

    The pair would go on to complete their respective half-centuries after the interval, but Mitchell was finally dismissed for 56 after being trapped in front by Matthew Potts

    The Kiwi batter had managed to overturn a lbw decision in the morning session, but he had no such luck on this occasion

    The Kiwi batter had managed to overturn a lbw decision in the morning session, but he had no such luck on this occasion

    It was then Leach's turn to stamp his mark on the second innings. Michael Bracewell was caught out in the deep just two balls after hitting one of Leach's deliveries into the stands

    It was then Leach’s turn to stamp his mark on the second innings. Michael Bracewell was caught out in the deep just two balls after hitting one of Leach’s deliveries into the stands

    The England spinner then got one through the defences of Tim Southee, and had Neil Wagner caught behind without scoring

    The England spinner then got one through the defences of Tim Southee, and had Neil Wagner caught behind without scoring

    The Wagner dismissal was certainly not the cleanest of catches by stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, replacing Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday evening, but he managed to cling onto the ball between his thighs before picking it out from his legs with his glove

    The Wagner dismissal was certainly not the cleanest of catches by stand-in wicketkeeper Sam Billings, replacing Ben Foakes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday evening, but he managed to cling onto the ball between his thighs before picking it out from his legs with his glove

    With New Zealand nine down, Blundell knew that he had to up the tempo if he was to make it to three figures, and he managed to push his side's lead towards 300

    With New Zealand nine down, Blundell knew that he had to up the tempo if he was to make it to three figures, and he managed to push his side’s lead towards 300

    Egter, it was left to Leach to have the final say as he bowled Trent Boult, with New Zealand finishing their innings on 326. Blundell was left stranded on 88 nie uit nie

    Egter, it was left to Leach to have the final say as he bowled Trent Boult, with New Zealand finishing their innings on 326. Blundell was left stranded on 88 nie uit nie

    England must now chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum

    England must now chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum

    If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest fourth innings chase at Headingley, and would come just three years after they famously made 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes finished unbeaten on 135

    If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest fourth innings chase at Headingley, and would come just three years after they famously made 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes finished unbeaten on 135