Joe Root (left) argues with umpire as Kane Williamson decides to wait for third umpire's call on run out decision © Getty Images
Joe Root (left) argues with umpire as Kane Williamson decides to wait for third umpire’s call on run out decision © Getty Images

Stuart Broad claiming his 400th Test wicket was the only solace England found on Day One of the day-night Test at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand skittled out England for 58 —their sixth lowest Test score and they followed it up with missed opportunities.

Kane Williamson led New Zealand’s charge with the bat but there was a moment when England thought they had him. The New Zealand captain was batting on 64 when batting partner Ross Taylor straight-drove Chris Woakes and the ball hit the stumps with Williamson standing outside the crease.

Chris Woakes attempts to stop the Ross Taylor drive © Getty Images
Chris Woakes attempts to stop the Ross Taylor drive © Getty Images

England were certain that the ball had kissed Woakes’ hands and wanted Williamson to accept Woakes’ call and walk. The third umpire Marais Erasmus thought otherwise and ruled Williamson not out.

Kane Williamson, Trent Boult put New Zealand in command against England in 1st Test, Day 1
Kane Williamson, Trent Boult put New Zealand in command against England in 1st Test, Day 1

“Everyone knows Woaksey, he’s not a bloke who would cheat a bloke out,” told England coach Trevor Bayliss after the day’s play. “I would have liked to see us appeal a bit harder. But look, that’s the game. Decisions are right and wrong in the history of the game, we’ve just got to get on with it.”

England cricketers let the Kiwi skipper know of their disappointment and there were words showered at him. Williamson continued having the laugh, as his 91* guided New Zealand to 175 for 3 and gaining an important lead of 117.