Trent Boult picked career best figures of 6 for 32 © AFP
Trent Boult picked career best figures of 6 for 32 © AFP

Asked to bat, England were bundled out for 58 runs in the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. This is the first ever day-night Test on New Zealand soil, making it more special for the hosts. It was the combination of Trent Boult and Tim Southee that rocked visitor’s claiming 10 wickets between them. Only Craig Overton managed to provide resistance, and helped England cross 50-run mark. Let us glance through the stats that were re-written. 

58 This was England’s sixth lowest Test score. Their lowest, 45, came against Australia at Sydney in 1887.

England’s lowest Test score
Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground
45 35.3×4 1 v Australia Sydney
46 19.1 4 v West Indies Port of Spain
51 33.2 3 v West Indies Kingston
52 42.1 1 v Australia The Oval
53 50.0×4 2 v Australia Lord’s
58 20.4 1 v New Zealand Auckland
61 31.2 2 v Australia Melbourne
61 15.4 2 v Australia Melbourne
62 47.0×4 4 v Australia Lord’s
64 27.3×8 4 v New Zealand Wellington

1 This is also the first time for New Zealand that two bowlers (Trent Boult 10.4-3-32-6 and Tim Southee 10-3-25-4) bowled unchanged in the entire Test innings. England were the last time to achieve this feat against New Zealand at Lord’s Test in 2013.

58 This is the second lowest Test score at Auckland. New Zealand were bundled out for 26 against England.

5 England became the fifth team to be bowled out before the end of the first session of a Test match.  This is also the third lowest for a team to be bowled out in first session after New Zealand’s 45 all out against South Africa in 2013.

1 This is also the first time in Test history that a No.10 or and No.11 batsman has scored more than the rest of the team combined. Craig Overton scored 33 out of England’s 58, scoring 56.89 per cent of team runs. Highest (%) contribution by a No.9 in a team’s innings 57.25 per cent by Asif Iqbal of Pakistan against England at The Oval in 1967.

This is the 5th time that Trent Boult has taken three wickets within the first 10 overs of a Test innings. He finished with career best Test figures of 6 for 32.

5 With five ducks in their innings, England have drawn level with their national record. Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Mooen Ali and Stuart Broad scored ducks today.