1st Test: England VS New Zealand

Lord's test: Eng VS NZ
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New Zealand have come to England to play a three-match test series. The first match of the series started yesterday. Both teams have played their first innings already. Bowlers from both sides have dominated in the first innings.

1st Innings of New Zealand

Kane Williamson, the test skipper of New Zealand, won the toss at Lord’s Cricket Ground and decided to bat first. The pitch looked batting-friendly, so the Kiwi’s captain chose to bat first. But after starting batting, they realized the pitch wasn’t perfect to score runs comfortably.

Tom Latham and Will Young, the two openers of New Zealand, came down on the pitch to start the innings. But because of the aggression of James Anderson, they couldn’t stay on the pitch. Both openers had to go back to the pavilion after scoring only one run for the team. After a while, New Zealand lost another wicket as Devon Conway departed the pitch in the 8th over.

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Kiwi captain Kane Williamson tried to tackle the initial disaster. But, he also failed in the first innings. English pacer Matty Potts took the wicket of the Kiwi skipper. As a result, New Zealand became four wickets down in 12 runs. Due to the extreme aggression of James Anderson and Matty Potts, the remaining batters of New Zealand couldn’t score mentionable runs except for Colin de Grandhomme. De Grandhomme remained not out in 42 runs. But, the first innings of New Zealand ended in 132 runs.

1st Innings of England

England had a good start in their first innings. Alex Lees and Zak Crawley picked up 59 runs in the opening partnership. Both batsmen looked very confident on the pitch. Unfortunately, their partnership came to an end in the 14th over. Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson took the wicket of Zak Crawley. Before losing the wicket, Zak scored 43 runs for the team.

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But the disaster started when England lost their first batsman. Tim Southee and Trend Boult were on fire against the English batters. Due to their ruthless bowling, England lost five wickets in between 92 to 100 runs. Southee picked up four, and Trend Boult got three wickets in this innings. As a result, England became all out in 141 runs.

Score Card

New Zealand: 132/10 (1st Innings)

England: 141/10 (1st Innings)