Thursday 13 December 2018

58 runs and 10 wickets in 95 minutes - England humiliated by New Zealand

England's captain Joe Root reacts
England's captain Joe Root reacts

Jack Austin

England suffered utter humiliation on the first day of their Test series with New Zealand as they were bowled out for 58 runs – their sixth lowest ever Test total.

It took England only 20.4 overs and an hour and 35 minutes to be dismissed at Eden Park in Auckland in what was their first Test since the 4-0 series defeat to Australia in the Ashes.

It could have been a lot worse for the visitors as they slipped to 27-9 before Craig Overton, the ninth man at the crease, hit 33 not out to take them past their lowest ever total of 45.

Overton was one of only two players to hit double figures, alongside Mark Stoneman’s 11 as Trent Boult took 6-32 and Tim Southee 4-25, with five England players going for ducks – a joint record for the visitors.

In response, Stuart Broad took his 400th Test wicket to dismiss Tom Latham as New Zealand worked a lead of more than 100 runs on day one.

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