New Zealand outplayed and wrapped up impressive innings and 65-run victory over England on the fifth day of the first test at Mount Maunganui on Monday.
England batted first, and in their first inning, they scored 353 runs. Ben Stokes scored 91 Joe Denly 74 runs. Tim Southe 4/88 and Neil Wagner 3/90 leaded New Zealand’s bowling attack and restricted strong England batting line up which was slowly moving towards a huge total.
New Zealand batting line up showed top-class performance in there1st inning. BJ Watling wicketkeeper-batsman was named man of the match after his maiden test double century of 205 and solid partnership with Henry Nicholls (41), Colin de Grandhomme (65) and Mitchell Santner (126) helped New Zealand to conclude huge score 615-9 declared.
The batting line up of England in their second inning collapses after Santner had taken three quick England wickets late on Sunday, the tourists resumed on 55-3 needing to bat the entire fifth day to stop New Zealand from taking a 1-0 lead into the second match of the two-test series on Friday in Mount Maunganui. But all hope of England vanished as there batting collapsed at the score of 197 runs. Joe Denly 35 and Rory Joseph Burns 31 were leading run-scorer, Neil Wagner 5/44 and Mitchell Santner 3/53 were leading wicket-taker from New Zealand side.
During the match, the audience witnesses a very unusual dismissal. Jos Buttler committed a blunder against New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner and gifted him his wicket, in 81st over Joss looked totally clueless and left an in-swinging Yorker from Neil which directly hit the stump. Joss departed without even scoring a single run.
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