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NZ vs ENG: England post their 6th lowest-total in Tests

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England were bowled out for a paltry 58 runs in 1st-Test against New Zealand.

The visitors were reeling at 23/8 and were on the brink of scripting the lowest-ever score in a Test innings before Overton saved them the blushes with a 33-run knock.

Boult’s 6/32 ripped apart England.

Coincidentally, the lowest total in Tests was posted by New Zealand against England in 1955.

The lowest Test score is 26 by New Zealand against England in 1955.

This was England’s 6th lowest score in Test cricket.

England’s lowest ever score is 45 against Australia in 1887.

This was also England’s fourth score in the 50s and their lowest ever total against New Zealand.

Prior to this, their lowest totals have come against Australia (3) and West Indies (2).

Lowest ever score in a pink ball Test

England scripted the lowest ever score in a pink ball Test. This is the ninth Day/Night Test in the history of the game. The earlier lowest score (68) in Day/Night Test was by Zimbabwe against South Africa in December 2017.

Trent Boult and Tim Southee picked 10 wickets between them in a space of 20.4 overs.

England’s batsmen spent only one and a half hours at the crease. The play started at 2:00 PM New Zealand time and the visitors were sent back to the hut by 3:33 PM.

Boult notched his career best Test figures (6/32) and Southee’s 4/25 supported him well.

Williamson’s 91* puts Kiwis in a commanding situation

New Zealand scored 175/3 in 69 overs to take a 117-run lead against England at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test. Kane Williamson showed his serenity with a solid unbeaten 91 to help his side gain control and possibly the first Test.

 

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