ENG vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 1: Matthew Potts Stars On England Debut But New Zealand Fight Back With 7 Wickets

ENG vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 1: Matthew Potts Stars On England Debut But New Zealand Fight Back With 7 Wickets

England debutant Matthew Potts On the first day of the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday, the hosts lost by just four wickets against New Zealand. The World Test champions were bowled out for 132 before England, who fell 116-7 through the stumps in the first match of the three-match series. Before the match, there was talk of a fresh start under England’s new Test captain. Ben Stokes And the recently appointed red ball coach Brendan McCullumFormer New Zealand captain

But it was a reminder that there is no immediate solution to the underlying batting weakness that has helped England win just one of their last 17 matches at this level, a run that helped them win the World Test Championship. Left under the table.

Potts took four wickets for 13 runs in 9.2 overs, a challenging line and reward of length, in which England’s great speed was called back. James Anderson 16 out of 66 returns the figure of four.

Zack Crowley England’s response started with a quick 43.

But there was a fallout from the opener’s exit that saw England lose seven wickets for just 41 runs on a good pitch under the sunny blue sky – apparently the best batting conditions.

Along with the former captain and star batsman, Stokes himself was dismissed for just one run. Joe Root Out at 11

New Zealand left arm sharp Trent BoltArriving in England on Monday after playing in the final of the Indian Premier League, he took two wickets for 15 runs in 10 overs and the fast bowler Kyle Jamieson took two wickets for 20 runs in seven overs.

Crowley saw the best of his seven fours in a brilliant touch with a straight drive. Tim Southee. But the wickets fell when they were caught by Jamieson.

Root forced an all-rounder shot for four. Colin D Grand Home Playing a similar stroke on the same bowler for just 11 runs, he was caught in the street.

Alex Liz Stokes struggled to score 25 off 77 balls before Southee was caught by Stokes for just one run.

Johnny Barstow Before Bolt bowled the Potts back to the ground in their first Test innings – the last of a remarkable 17 wickets that fell in the day’s play.

After the captain, New Zealand was in serious trouble for 45 runs for 7 wickets. Ken WilliamsonFirst batting decision

But all-rounder D Grandhome’s unbeaten 42 off 50 balls strengthened his total.

Anderson Double

Anderson and Stuart BroadEngland’s two most successful Test bowlers to date, with 1,177 wickets between them before the match, were controversially knocked out of the 1-0 series defeat in the Caribbean earlier this year.

But Anderson, 39, soon returned to a familiar groove when he removed the openers. Will Young And Tom Latham With the help of two slip catches, the first spectacular diving one-handed attempt by Bairstow.

Of New Zealand Devon ConwayThe man who scored a double century in his Test debut at Lord’s last year fell to just three on Thursday when Broadst’s ball was caught by Barstow.

Of England Jack Leach He had to leave the field half an hour after the day’s play when the spinner fell on his head and neck when he stopped the boundary.

Leach was later ruled out of the rest of the match due to signs of hesitation. Matt Parkinson As a turbulent alternative to Manchester.


Potts, however, hit only his fifth ball when Williamson, whose elbow injury meant he had missed New Zealand’s last five Tests, fell short of wicketkeeper Ben Fox.

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