ENG vs NZ 1st Test Live: Watch - James Anderson bowled a fabulous opening spell against the Kiwis
England and New Zealand are currently engaged at the Lord's ahead of the three-match Test series. Talking about the game, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Tom Latham and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand.
Both the batters have been dismissed by James Anderson for just one run. After that, Stuart Broad got the wicket of Devon Conway. Following him, the skipper of the side, Kane Williamson has been dismissed by Matty Potts for just two runs.
The right-arm pacer continued by domination over the opposition bowlers by picking up the wicket of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell for 13 and 14 runs. Despite losing back to back wickets, Colin de Grandhomme stood strong on one end and added some valuable runs on the board.
Tim Southee has been decent with the bat in the lower order as he scored valuable 26 runs for his side. With some decent contribution from the lower order batters, New Zealand managed to post a total of 132 runs on the board. Colin de Grandhomme remained unbeaten on 42 runs.
James Anderson made his comeback:
James Anderson once again showed his class with the ball by picking up 4 wickets for his team. Matty Potts has also bowled well for his team, as he also grabbed 4 wickets for his side. Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes grabbed one wicket each to their name.
Coming out to bat, Alex Lees and Zak Crawley opened the innings for their side. Both the batters provided a good start for their side, adding 59 runs for the opening wicket before Kyle Jamieson removed Zak Crawley for 43 runs.
He continued his spell and got the wicket of Ollie Pope as well. Following him, Joe Root has been sent back to the dressing room after scoring 11 runs. Alex Lees, who was looked almost well-settled on the crease has been removed by Tim Southee for 25 runs.
Tim Southee went on to remove the opposition skipper Ben Stokes for a single-digit score. After that, Trent Boult got back to back wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Matty Potts and got his team back in the game.
Currently, Ben Foakes and Stuart Broad were on the crease and will be looking to get some runs on the board. Besides, during the first inning of New Zealand, James Anderson bowled his first spell really well and got two wickets under his belt.
Watch the video here:
36 balls 🔴— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 2, 2022
5 maidens ⛔
4 Runs 🏏
2 Wickets ☝
Every ball from Jimmy's opening spell 😍 pic.twitter.com/BNcyQSgZ2t