England made a comeback in the second session of day one of the first Test match against the black caps here at the Lord’s cricket ground as they picked Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at early intervals post-lunch.
New Zealand who came out to bat at 85/1 post-lunch had to witness an early blow as their captain Kane Williamson had to depart after James Anderson became successful in bowling him out. Anderson who did his usual bit of nibbling it back in just a sight bit from that fourth stump channel and Kane who tried to hang on his crease and dab on it had to end his innings as he edged the ball inside which led to hitting the stumps.
Ross Taylor who came in for Kane Williamson struggled to encounter the cheesy swings bowled at him by Stuart Broad. He got beat several times when he faced Stuart. But, the 27-year-old Robinson was lucky to get Taylor’s wicket as the experienced batsman fell for an LBW. When Taylor walked back to the pavilion, he was just batting on 14 facing 38 balls.
But, debutant Conway, who was batting on 43 post-lunch achieved his first 50 in the test cricket. He not only scored a 50 but stood solid on the ground and continued to play a responsible innings as NZ lost their key players. Conway is right now batting on 71 after facing 171 balls. Can he make a 100 on his debut? need to see how would he go in the final session of the play.
New Zealand is at 144/3 after 52 overs bowled for tea, day one