ENG vs NZ 1st Test: The first match of the three-Test series between England and New Zealand is being played at Lord’s. In the first Test, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. At the same time, the England team has landed on the field under the leadership of new captain Ben Stokes.
ENG vs NZ 1st Test: New Zealand’s team was reduced to 132 runs in the first innings :-
New Zealand’s team was reduced to 132 runs in the first innings. Colin de Grandhomme scored 42 runs for him. Matty Potts, who made his debut for England, took four wickets. Experienced James Anderson also took four wickets.
England, on the other hand, scored 116 for seven at the end of the first day’s play. They are still 16 runs behind New Zealand. England’s Ben Foakes is unbeaten on six and Stuart Broad on four.
Anderson made Will Young his victim :-
The Kiwi team had a poor start and lost the wicket of opener Will Young on a total of one run. He sent to the pavilion by Anderson in his second and third overs of the innings. Young could score a run. Anderson got him caught by Jonny Bairstow. After this, Anderson Akar again came to bowl in the fifth over of the innings.
In this over, he walked the second opener Tom Latham. Latham could also make a run. He caught by Anderson at the hands of Bairstow. New Zealand lost two wickets on the score of two runs.
After this, in the eighth over, Stuart Broad got Devon Conway caught by Bairstow. Conway could score three runs. New Zealand had lost three wickets for seven.
ENG vs NZ 1st Test: Matty Potts sent captain Kane Williamson to the pavilion :-
Captain Kane Williamson sent to the pavilion by Matty Potts. This is the debut Test of fast bowler Potts and in the debut match itself; he got a big player like Williamson caught by wicketkeeper Ben Fox. Williamson could score two runs off 22 balls.
The Kiwi team got the fifth blow in the form of Daryl Mitchell. He could score 13 runs. At the same time; Tom Blundell dismissed after scoring 14 runs. Kyle Jamieson could score six runs. Potts sent Mitchell and Blundell to the pavilion in addition to Williamson in the debut match. At the same time, Jameson dismissed by Anderson.
Bolt and Saudi took New Zealand to 132 runs :-
Tim Southee and Trent Boult took New Zealand to 132 runs. Southee dismissed by Anderson for 26 runs. At the same time, Matty Potts and Trent Boult (14 runs) to Ajaz Patel (7 runs) dismissed by Ben Stokes.
Before this series, Anderson and Broad dropped from the playing-11. The England team had also lost the series against West Indies after losing the Ashes. After this, Joe Root resigned from the captaincy. After this Ben Stokes made the captain.
England’s openers gave their team a great start :-
England openers Jack Crowley and Alex Lees gave the team a strong start. Both shared a partnership of 59 runs in 14 overs for the first wicket. New Zealand got their first breakthrough on the last ball of the 14th over. Kyle Jamieson gets Jack Crawley caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell. Crowley scored 43 runs off 56 balls. He hit seven fours in his innings.
Ollie Pope comes to the crease after Crowley’s dismissal. Alex Lees is on the other end. Kyle Jamieson also gave the second blow to England. He showed Ollie Pope the way to the pavilion. Pope made seven runs off 27 balls and caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell.
After him, Joe Root sent to the pavilion by Colin de Grandhomme. Root caught by Tim Southee after scoring 11 runs. After him, Alex Lees also returned to the pavilion. Lees is dismissed lbw by Saudi. Lees scored 25 off 77 balls.
Southee broke the back of England’s batting line up :-
Southee dismissed captain Ben Stokes for the fifth blow to England. Stokes made a run and caught by Blundell. After him, even Jonny Bairstow could not stand. He dismissed after scoring one run in nine balls.
Bairstow was clean bowled by Trent Boult. After dismissing Bairstow, Boult dismissed Potts after two balls. Couldn’t even open POTS account.
England 7 on 116 after the first day :-
Play on the first day of the Lord’s Test is over. England scored 116 for seven in the first innings. They are still 16 runs behind New Zealand. Ben Foakes is unbeaten on six and Stuart Broad on four. Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson took two wickets each in the first innings for New Zealand. Colin de Grandhomme has a breakthrough.