Images from Day 1 of the third Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
New Zealand, who trail 2-0 after defeats in entertaining matches at Lord's and Trent Bridge, steadied after that setback but Young fell in the 13th over.
Williamson and Devon Conway attempted to take the game to England. Both went after Leach before lunch with Williamson striking two boundaries off the spinner in the 19th over while Conway smashed another over the bowler's head.
Broad made sure the opening session belonged to England, however, when he dismissed Williamson for 31, getting just enough movement off the pitch to find the edge for keeper Ben Foakes to take a simple catch.
It could have got better for England as the immaculate Broad found the inside edge of Conway's bat, but Foakes could not pouch what would have been a superb diving catch.
England debutant Jamie Overton produced searing pace after a nervy start and he celebrated his first Test wicket when he bowled Conway off an inside edge for 26.
When Nicholls suffered the cruellest of dismissals, England were buoyant and New Zealand's decision to bat first was beginning to look like a poor one.
But Mitchell (78) and Blundell (45) -- who shared in partnerships of 195 and 236 at Lord's and Trent Bridge -- again proved hard work for England's attack.
Mitchell had a let-off on eight when England captain Ben Stokes opted not to review a possible lbw off the bowling of Matthew Potts -- replays showing he would have been out.
And the 31-year-old took full advantage, bringing up his half century by smashing Leach for a straight six.
England thought they had Blundell when he stretched to a loose, wide ball from Root and was given out caught behind -- only for the New Zealander to successfully review.
After a rain delay, Overton steamed in looking to break the stand, edging close to 90mph, but New Zealand avoided further mishaps with Mitchell eyeing a third century of the series.
England are seeking to win every match of a home series with at least three Tests for the first time since a 4-0 rout of India 4-0 in 2011, while New Zealand are desperate to avoid four straight Test defeats.