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England vs New Zealand, Third Test, Jack Leach wicket, video, highlights

England’s Jack Leach was left reflecting on a “silly game” after capturing the wicket of Henry Nicholls in bizarre fashion on the opening day of the third Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

The left-arm spinner’s career has been blighted by illness, injury, inconsistent selection and even a concussion suffered while chasing the ball to the boundary in the first Test of this three-match campaign at Lord’s.

So he was arguably due a moment of good fortune and it arrived a day after his 31st birthday.

Nicholls, on the stroke of tea, drove hard at Leach only for the ball to ricochet off non-striker Daryl Mitchell’s bat and loop gently to Alex Lees at mid-off.

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“It was unbelievable, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Leach told reporters…

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