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Final Up to date: 02/06/22 6:39pm

Ben Stokes made just one as England collapsed to 116-7 after razing New Zealand for 132

Ben Stokes made only one as England collapsed to 116-7 after razing New Zealand for 132

England’s new period began with an all-too-familiar batting capitulation as Ben Stokes’ facet crumbled to 116-7 after skittling New Zealand for 132 on a wicket-laden day one of many first LV= Insurance coverage Take a look at at Lord’s.

New captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum took over an England facet with 11 defeats and only one win of their final 17 matches and their lowest Take a look at factors ranking since August 1995.

The hosts had been filled with confidence with the ball as they razed the reigning World Take a look at champions in precisely 40 overs with debutant Matthew Potts snaring 4-13 and the recalled James Anderson 4-66.

Nonetheless, they wilted with the bat in scenes akin to the Ashes collection after a 59-run opening stand between Zak Crawley (43) and Alex Lees (25) was snapped, dropping seven wickets for 41 runs earlier than closing with a deficit of 16 runs.

Stokes (1) was caught behind ninth ball and former skipper Joe Root (11) steered to gully, with new No 3 Ollie Pope (7) and Jonny Bairstow (1), who was most popular to the in-form Harry Brook at No 5, additionally falling cheaply.

New Zealand had been 45-7 at one stage however made it into three figures thanks principally to Colin de Grandhomme (42 not out from 50 balls) earlier than Stokes bagged the ultimate Black Caps wicket on a day dominated by the seamers.

It was the house pacers initially – together with Potts, who made Kiwi captain Kane Williamson his maiden Take a look at wicket – however then New Zealand’s, with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson every hanging twice.

Durham seamer Potts made a two-ball duck late within the day having shone with the ball earlier on, leaving Ben Foakes (6no) and Stuart Broad (4no) unbeaten at stumps and England ruing letting an outstanding place slip.

One other bitter be aware for the house facet was the withdrawal of spinner Jack Leach to concussion after he took a heavy fall within the area within the sixth over – Matt Parkinson turning into the facet’s first concussion substitute as he hotfooted it down from Manchester to make his debut as a like-for-like alternative.

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