Cricket: England endure unbelievable collapse on day considered one of first Take a look at towards New Zealand


England collapsed to an unbelievable 58 all-out towards New Zealand, as solely a defiant last-wicket stand helped them scramble previous the bottom whole of their 141-year Take a look at historical past.

Trent Boult (six for 32) and Tim Southee (4 for 25) proved unstoppable with the pink ball on day one of many first day-night Take a look at in New Zealand at Auckland’s Eden Park, till Craig Overton and James Anderson got here up with belated and transient resistance.

The brand new-ball pair wreaked havoc because the vacationers first marginally managed to move Take a look at cricket’s all-time lowest whole – 26 by New Zealand towards them right here in 1955.

After falling to 27 for 9, it appeared a protracted shot England may get anyplace close to beating their very own historic low of 45 all out towards Australia in Sydney in 1887.

However quantity 9 Overton (33no), enjoying right here solely as a result of Ben Stokes’ stiff again meant he could not be capable to bowl, had different concepts – scoring greater than half England’s runs as they as an alternative recorded merely their sixth-lowest whole.

The vacationers have been in huge hassle nearly instantly, after being put in on a sunny afternoon.

Boult’s new-ball swing had Alastair Cook edging some away motion to second slip within the fifth over – after which Joe Root, having pushed himself again as much as quantity three right here, fell for a six-ball duck when he went to drive however was executed via the gate because the left-armer bowled him off-stump.

Boult produced one other magnificence to have Dawid Malan caught-behind by a diving BJ Watling, and Southee received in on the act when Mark Stoneman additionally edged extra swing to the wicketkeeper.

Stokes, again right here for his first Take a look at in additional than six months after his enforced absence from the Ashes, couldn’t halt the slide.

He was bowled for a duck by one which snaked again via his defences from Boult, and Jonny Bairstow was scoreless too when he pushed a return catch to Southee.

Chris Woakes was subsequent to go, bowled by Boult, and Moeen Ali went the identical manner – fooled by a yorker from Southee.

Stuart Broad’s try and counter-attack resulted solely in a blinding catch within the gully by Kiwi captain Kane Williamson off Southee, and the fifth duck of the innings.

Overton refused to go quietly, although, and was unbeaten when Anderson was final out – lobbing a catch to level off Boult to finish a partnership of 31.