ENG v NZ highlights today – First test day four from Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday 25th March 2018. New Zealand scored 427/8d with 141 overs in their first innings, KS Williamson (c) scored 102 runs, LRPL Taylor contributed 20 runs, HM Nicholls smashed 145 not out, BJ Watling † scored 31 runs, C de Grandhomme 29, TD Astle 18 and TG Southee 25. JM Anderson took three wickets, SCJ Broad also took three, C Overton and JE Root took one wicket each of them. England faced 46.5 overs today and scored 132 runs with three wickets down.
AN Cook has gone with scoring just 2 runs, MD Stoneman scored 55 runs off 91 balls, he smashed six 4s and a maximum in his innings, when his wicket dismissed then it was 29.4 caught at long leg!. Wagner’s the man! As he’s so often been for New Zealand. Shifts around the wicket for a big old bouncer and it rises up around the left-hander’s throat and tries as he might to get inside the line and power it away. The bounce is just a smidge too much for him to properly keep it down. Boult is the man tracking the ball, running forward and to his right. Takes it right in front of his face in a manner that suggests he might not have seen the ball all that well. Chuffed that he’s caught it though. 94/2. JE Root (c) faced 131 balls and scored 51 runs, DJ Malan 19 not out.
Toss: New Zealand , elected to field first.
New Zealand team/playing XI
JA Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, BJ Watling †, C de Grandhomme, TD Astle, TG Southee, N Wagner, TA Boult.
England team/playing XI
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, BA Stokes, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, C Overton, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson.
1st Test (D/N), England tour of New Zealand Highlights