New Zealand are sitting pretty at 175 for 3 after Trent Boult wrecked havoc of England's batting lineup    AFP
New Zealand are sitting pretty at 175 for 3 after Trent Boult wrecked havoc of England’s batting lineup AFP

Captain Kane Williamson s unbeaten 91 enabled New Zealand to end Day One of the first Test against England on a commanding note. Earlier, England were skittled for 58, their sixth lowest scores in their Test history on Thursday. Trent Boult’s 6-for and a four-wicket haul from Tim Southee rocked England. At stumps, the Black Caps are 175 for 3, and 117 runs ahead with seven wickets in hand. England were left red-faced when they failed to cope with a swing bowling masterclass by Boult and Southee, and need a humongous effort to make some sort of a comeback into the match.

England were flirting with the world-record low of 26, set by New Zealand on the same ground against England in 1955, until their No. 9 batsman Craig Overton contributed with an 33. Later on, Stuart Broad’s 400 Test scalps fifth Englishman to the feat was the only saving grace in England’s humiliating day in the park. Will New Zealand lead to self-destruction tomorrow? This can be England’s only ray of hope.

The live streaming of the second day’s play will be available on HotStar, while the live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD 1 and Star Sports Select 1 in India. The match can also be watched on SKY Sport NZ in New Zealand; all matches live streamed on the Sky Go. In England, one can view matches on Sky Sports Cricket.