Black Caps vs England - First test day one at Eden Park

The Black Caps are well and truly on top of England at the end of day one of New Zealand's first-ever test day-nighter.

Guided by skipper Kane Williamson's unbeaten 91, the hosts capitalised on fast bowler Trent Boult's remarkable opening-session blitz at Eden Park to make their way through to 175/3 at stumps, a lead of 117 runs.

Henry Nicholls is the other batsman in the middle for New Zealand, showing some grit in seeing off some dangerous periods of bowling from the England attack, contributing 24 to a 52-run partnership with his captain.

James Anderson was the best of the bowlers for the tourists, carrying figures of two for 32 into day two.

Opener Jeet Raval fell early, caught behind off the bowling of Anderson for three.

Tom Latham dug in to anchor the other end for his skipper before throwing his wicket away with a circumspect shot on 26, giving Broad his 400th test wicket.

Newly-fit Ross Taylor showed glimpses before coming undone at Anderson's hands for 20. 

Earlier, Kiwi quick Trent Boult put on a masterful display of fast-bowling, tearing through the English top order to have the visitors all out for a paltry 58 after just 21 overs.

Boult captured dangermen Alistair Cook, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes early to notch his sixth test five-wicket bag. He finished with career-best figures of six wickets for 32.

The lights come on at Eden Park for NZ's first-ever day-night Test.
The lights come on at Eden Park for NZ's first-ever day-night Test. Photo credit: Photosport

Fellow paceman Tim Southee grabbed four wickets of his own for a cost of 32 runs to put the hosts into a dominant position.

At one stage England looked in danger of swapping the lowest total in test history with their hosts - New Zealand's 26 against England in 1955, which was also at Eden Park.

Tailender Craig Overton entered with his side at nine for 27 and proceeded to plunder the boundary, his 33 off 25 balls becoming England's top score.

The rout began when Boult snared Cook caught behind for just five, striking again in his next over to send captain Root packing for just his third test duck.

Two overs later, Malan became his third victim, caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling for two.

Southee then claimed the scalp of opener Mark Stoneman, caught behind for 2 runs, before catching a scoreless Cameron Bairstow off his own bowling an over later.

Kane Williamson played a big hand in Southee's fourth, making a spectacular diving slip catch to end Broad's brief stay.

Earlier, Williamson won the toss and sent England in to bat.

After a long absence, Watling returned as wicket-keeper for New Zealand, while Todd Astle came into the side for the injured Mitchell Santner.

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root (c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.


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