England broke down with the stick after beating New Zealand on the first day of competition at Lord | News about cricket
Last Updated: 06/02/22 6:39 pm
England’s new era began with an all-too-familiar showdown of wits when Ben Stokes’ side collapsed 116-7 after beating New Zealand 132 on a magical day, one of First LV=Insurance test at Lord.
New captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum take over an English side with 11 losses and just one win in their last 17 and are ranked with the lowest Test scores since August 1995.
The home team brimmed with confidence with the ball as they beat the defending World Test champion in exactly 40 rounds with first-timer Matthew Potts winning 4-13 and James Anderson 4-66 winning. call back.
They did, however, wither for the bat in scenes similar to the Ashes series after the 59-round opening match between Zak Crawley (43) and Alex Lees (25) was snapped, taking seven hits. ball in 41 runs before finishing with a 16-run deficit. .
Stokes (1) was caught after the ninth ball and former captain Joe Root (11) directed to devour, with new Ollie Pope No 3 (7) and Jonny Bairstow (1) who were preferred over Harry Brook at number 5, also discounted cheaply.
New Zealand took a 45-7 lead in one leg but it was mostly thanks to Colin de Grandhomme (42 not out of 50 balls) before Stokes secured the Black Caps’ final shot in a day dominated by the fisherman.
Initially, it was the home pacing players – including Potts, who made Kiwi captain Kane Williamson the first racket of the competition – but then New Zealand’s, with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson, who each excelled twice.
Swimmer Durham Potts hit a two-ball shot late in the day after shining with the ball earlier, leaving Ben Foakes (6no) and Stuart Broad (4no) undefeated at the stumps and Ruing’s bronze. England to slide a great position.
Another sour note for the home team is Jack Leach spinner’s retreat to shock after he fell heavily on the field in the sixth inning – Matt Parkinson became the team’s first concussion substitute as he brought it down from Manchester to make his debut as the same substitute.
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