Early morning at the Eden Park, Kane Williamson won the toss and put the visiting side to bat first. The post toss scenario shocked and awed English team; within 4 balls excess of 20 overs, all the England batsmen found themselves back in the pavilion, excavated for the fifth lowest total in country’s history of Test cricket.
The opening pace pair of New Zealand Trent Boult and Tim Southee bolted down to the England batting line up; ripped apart all the wickets to share in between them.
Trent Boult get passed 10.4 overs, hunted 6 England batsmen while Southee delivered exact 10 overs to wrap up the rest in the lineup.
Only two of the England batsmen managed to touch the double figure; Craig Overton was the higher between two. He was unbeaten scoring 33 runs off 25 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six.
Opener Mark Stoneman just reached 11 off 20 balls with two shots of four.
58 is the fifth lowest total for England counting the overall tally of below par scores. In 1887, they were once bowled out for 45 runs against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
At stumps of the first day of the opening Test, New Zealand is leading by 117 runs. They have scored 175 for the loss of 3 wickets in their first innings.
Watch England innings here-
Skipper Kane Williamson is leading the way with 91 in the crease. Henry Nicholls will resume with him in the second day – he is there with 24.