Kiwis wrap up England tail quickly

2015-05-22 13:12
Stuart Broad (AFP)

London - Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry took four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England's tail in the first Test at Lord's on Friday.

The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket.

At the interval, New Zealand were 44 without loss in reply to England's first innings 389 - a deficit of 345 runs.

But they had a moment of good fortune when Martin Guptill, on 24, edged England debutant Mark Wood to first slip only for what would have been the Durham paceman's first Test wicket to be rubbed out when an umpire review to check for a no-ball showed he'd overstepped the crease by a fraction.

Guptill, playing his first Test since New Zealand's last tour of England in 2013, was 26 not out at lunch with Tom Latham, who had to keep wicket for nearly 75 overs after an injury to first-choice gloveman BJ Watling on Thursday, unbeaten on 13.

England started the second day on 354 for seven, having been rescued from the dire position of 30 for four on Thursday by a fifth-wicket stand of 161 between Joe Root (98) and Ben Stokes (92).

But they lost their final three wickets for just 37 runs in 10.5 overs on the second day of this two-Test series.

Left-arm paceman Boult took four wickets for 79 runs in 29 overs, including a spell on Friday of two for nine in five overs.

Henry ended the innings with just his fifth ball on Friday, an excellent one-handed caught and bowled dismissal getting rid of last man James Anderson.

Fast bowler Henry took four for 93 in 24.5 overs.

England's Moeen Ali - 49 not out overnight - pulled Tim Southee for four in Friday's first over to complete a 97-ball fifty including nine boundaries.

But he fell for 58 when he flashed outside off-stump against Boult and was held by Latham, one of three catches in the innings for the substitute keeper.

New Zealand, in increasingly overcast conditions, were left with a potentially awkward hour in which to bat before lunch but, thanks to technology, they didn't lose a wicket.


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