New Zealand bowls out England for 58 runs in the first test


    Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 22, 2018 11:05

    New Zealand cricket team celebrates after a wicket at the first test between NZ and England at Auckland, NZ. (Photo: ICC/Twitter)

    England cricket team was bowled out for a mere 58 runs by the New Zealand cricket team, in the first test match against the two teams at Auckland, New Zealand. This was one of the lowest test scores registered by England.

    Batting first, England lost their first two wickets for just six runs. By the time, the team total reached 27 runs, England had lost nine wickets. A score of 33 runs by cricketer Craig Overton helped reach England to a total of 58 runs at the loss of ten wickets. Overton was unbeaten till the end. A total of five batsman got out for a duck. New Zealand bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee took six and four wickets respectively for the team.

    At the end of the play on Day 1, New Zealand is in a comfortable position as it has already scored 175 runs for the loss of three wickets thereby securing a lead of 117 runs. Batsman Kane Williamson is close to scoring a century as he stands unbeaten on 91 at the end of the day’s play.