England 58 (Boult 6-32) v
New Zealand 175-3 (Williamson 91no)
First Test, Auckland, day one
Trent Boult and Tim Southee shared all 10 wickets to bowl England out for 58 runs following which an unbeaten 91 run knock from skipper Kane Williamson extended New Zealand's lead to 117 runs with seven wickets in hand at stumps on day one of the day-night Test in Auckland.
New Zealand win toss, England play Stokes as batsman
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first - a decision Joe Root would have liked as well as he wanted to bat first. England dropped James Vince and decided to play Ben Stokes as a batsman with Craig Overton being the additional pacer in the side.
Boult-Southee wreck England's extended batting line-up
Boult (6-32) started the proceedings by having Alastair Cook (5) caught at second slip and also castled Joe Root (0) with a beauty. England's inf-form batsman Dawid Malan (2) also edged one to the keeper as Boult claimed three wickets in his first 29 deliveries. It was a matter of time before his new-ball partner, Southee (4-25) joined the act as he accounted for Mark Stoneman (11), took a brilliant return catch to dismiss Jonny Bairstow (0) apart from castling Moeen Ali (0).
Craig Overton help England avoid further embarrassment
With Boult and Southee attacking at either end and bowling 10 straight overs, there was no respite whatsoever for England and at one stage they were on track to break New Zealand's 63-year old record of lowest score in Tests which was 26 with the visitors placed 23 for eight. However, Overton (33 not out) decided to counterattack the two pace bowlers and eventually helped England post 58 runs before Boult picked his sixth wicket to dismiss James Anderson (1). The figures were also his best in Tests.
Raval goes early but Williamson takes control
England handed Jeet Raval (3) a reprieve when Malan dropped him in the fourth over but it did not prove costly as Anderson (2-32) had him caught behind few overs later. Tom Latham (26) decided to up the ante a bit with back to back boundaries in the 11th over but slowed down considerably after that. Williamson (91 not out) welcomed Moeen (0-34) with a six and a four as things were looking ominous for England as the Black Caps headed into dinner break with a 30 run lead.
Broad reaches 400-wicket mark but New Zealand in control
In the first over of the final session, Stuart Broad (1-24) went into record books as he had Latham caught at mid-wicket. It was his 400th wicket in Test cricket. In the 43rd over, Ross Taylor (20) hit one down the ground which Chris Woakes (0-36) claimed he had flicked to non strikers end stumps where Williamson was standing outside the crease. However, the TV umpire ruled in favour of Williamson, citing there was no evidence of a deflection from Woakes. Taylor struck a couple of streaky boundaries to take New Zealand to 123 for two but soon fell after that when he pulled an Anderson bouncer to mid-wicket. Nevertheless, Williamson and Henry Nicholls (24 not out) batted out the remaining overs to take New Zealand's score to 175 for three at stumps on day one.
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