Whitby cricketer Lyth scores first England century

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Whitby’s Adam Lyth today hit his maiden Test century for England, outscoring team-mate and record-breaking skipper Alistair Cook.

While Cook became England’s leading all-time run-scorer with a knock of 75 against New Zealand, Lyth upstaged his fellow opener with a knock of 107, sparking wild celebrations at Headingley.

Cook said of Lyth after the game: “I’m so pleased for him personally after a tough Test match at Lords.

“To score a first hundred at your home ground in front of such a fantastic crowd and play as well as he did was a fantastic moment.”

In an exciting second Test, England trail the Black Caps by 97 runs in the first innings, but with five wickets intact.

There are three days to go.

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