England collapse to 116-7 after beating New Zealand for 132 on Lord’s 17-wicket matchday; Matthew Potts takes 4-13 on debut as Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum era starts with a bang but then dives as hosts lose seven wickets for 41 runs – D2, 10.15am, Friday, SS Cricket
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England’s new era began with an all-too-familiar batting capitulation as Ben Stokes’ side slumped to 116-7 after beating New Zealand for 132 on a wicket-heavy day in of the first LV= insurance test at Lord’s.
New captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum took over an England side with 11 defeats and just one win in their last 17 games and their lowest Test points tally since August 1995.
The hosts were full of confidence with the ball as they razed the defending World Test champions in exactly 40 overs with debutant Matthew Potts 4-13 and recall James Anderson 4-66.
However, they faded with the bat in scenes similar to the Ashes series after a 59-run opening stand between Zak Crawley (43) and Alex Lees (25) was broken, losing seven wickets for 41 runs before closing 16 points behind.
- England beat New Zealand for 132 in 40 overs
- Potts takes 4-13 in the start, Anderson 4-66 in the return
- England close 116-7 in response to trailing just 16 points
- First test for new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes
- Jack Leach retired with concussion, Matt Parkinson debuts
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Stokes (1) was caught behind the ninth ball and former skipper Joe Root (11) headed down the gully, along with new No 3 Ollie Pope (7) and Jonny Bairstow (1), who was preferred to in-form Harry Brook at No. 5., also falling cheaply.
New Zealand were 45-7 at one point, but it went into triple digits thanks mainly to Colin de Grandhomme (42 steps from 50 balls) before Stokes took the last wicket for the Black Caps in a a day dominated by the seams.
It was the home frontrunners initially – including Potts, who made Kiwi captain Kane Williamson his first Test wicket – but then New Zealand, with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson each striking twice.
The Durham Potts tailor made a two-ball duck late in the day after shining with the ball earlier, leaving Ben Foakes (6no) and Stuart Broad (4no) unbeaten at the stumps and England in ruins leaving a superb position slide.
Another sour note for the home side was the withdrawal of spinner Jack Leach with a concussion after taking a heavy fall on the pitch in the sixth over – Matt Parkinson becoming the team’s first concussion substitute while that he was taking him down from Manchester to make his debut as an identical replacement.
Potts went 4-13 from 9.2 overs, with Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell among his scalps
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The Durham Potts tailor thrived on his Test arc – he had figures of 3-8 from eight overs at lunch – while Anderson (4-66) was more expensive but just as prolific as New Zealand flopped after winning the coin toss.
The Tourists were 12-4 in the first hour once Potts took off Williamson with his fifth ball in Test cricket.
Bairstow’s trio of slipping catches had cut New Zealand to 7-3 and won wickets Anderson and Broad (1-45) on their return to the Test side, England’s two most prolific bowlers having been dropped for the 1-0 defeat of the series in the West Indies in March.
Bairstow took a superb one-handed catch to pull Will Young (1) out of Anderson’s bowl on the third and followed by factoring in Tom Latham (1) from the same bowler on the fifth, this time on the second attempt as the Kiwis limped at 2-2.
Broad, who had vowed to put “his heart and soul” into the first Test and play like he was making his debut, put Bairstow back to work when he induced an outside edge from Devon Conway (3) , a player who made 200 at this ground against England last summer in his first Test innings.
Potts had New Zealand captain Kane Williamson caught by Ben Foakes from the fifth ball he played in Test cricket
It was Potts who enjoyed a memorable introduction to Test cricket on Thursday, starting with Williamson’s wicket on his first over as he submitted the batter to a fifth consecutive single-digit after a duck during a tour match last weekend ensued struggles. in the Indian Premier League.
Potts added the scalps of Daryl Mitchell (13) and Tom Blundell (14) before the break as New Zealand collapsed to 36-6 – Mitchell cut and Blundell was brought down.
Tributes paid to Warne as test summer begins
England’s scorching start further heightened the excitement at Lord’s as fans flocked to the ground with new optimism following the nominations of McCullum and Stokes.
It was also a poignant day, with tributes paid to the late great Shane Warne and Stokes wearing a shirt bearing Graham Thorpe’s name and number – 564 – during the draw with the gravely ill former England batter and assistant coach at the hospital.
Lord’s main commentary box was renamed after Warne, while after 23 overs of play players and spectators stood to complete 23 seconds of applause to remember the former leg spinner after his passing aged 52 in March – Warne wore the 23 shirt as a player in honor of his childhood hero, Australian footballer Dermott Brereton.
The opening day of the first Test was cut short after 23 overs as players and spectators paid tribute to Shane Warne with 23 seconds of applause
After lunch, Potts was the receiver twice as Anderson had Jamieson (6) and Southee (26) caught thin-leg deep – Southee falling after a counter-attack at the eighth wicket of 41 from 36 deliveries with De Grandhomme .
Anderson thought he had won a five-wicketed 32nd Test and an eighth at Lord’s, only for Ajaz Patel to overturn an lbw decision by dint of an inside edge – and it was Potts who was eyeing a first five for when he went trapping Patel front leg for seven.
The 23-year-old fired twice in his 10th over – the ECB later revealed it was due to cramp and nothing more serious – so Stokes took over bowling duties and finished the innings with his 10th delivery when Trent Boult (14) scuffed a ball to Ollie Pope at midwicket court.
England day dips after wickets rattle
Pope quickly put on his pads, ready to step in at No. 3 for the first time in his red ball career, but waited 14 times before heading down the middle as Crawley and Lees saw the new ball.
Ben Stokes fell behind for one as England mid England lost seven wickets for 41 runs
Lees’ run was nervous early on and it was Crawley who topped the scoring, hitting seven boundaries before outscoring Jamieson on the 56th delivery drive he faced, setting off a procession of wickets.
Pope edged Jamieson to wicketkeeper Blundell, Root headed De Grandhomme down the gully and Lees was lbw trapped by Southee before Stokes hit Southee behind, Bairstow dragged Boult onto his stumps and Potts then slid Boult for slide while taking a short ball.
As such, the game remains balanced heading into day two, while England fans are left with a sense of deja vu after seeing yet another batting breakdown.
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