New Zealand dominants over the host England, earn session one respect as the game proceeds further

The most anticipated Test series between England and New Zealand kicked off today at the Lord’s as so-known as the home of cricket. New Zealand who won the toss elected to bat first on an English sunny day earned the session one respect as they managed to score 85 runs off 25 overs losing one wicket.

Tom Latham and Conway opened the innings for the visiting side and built a decent partnership as they put 58 runs on the board for the first wicket. Latham, who was batting well on 23 off 57 balls became the first one to depart as the debutant Ollie Robinson shortened his length and angled one across the left-hand batsman. Latham misjudged it and played it with a slightly angled face bat which led to an inside edge that made the ball blatter the stumps as Robison picked his maiden Test wicket.

However, opener Devon Conway, who debuted today for the New Zealand Test side is batting well on 43 facing 62 balls. He hammered 5 boundaries playing magnificent shots from driving the ball straight to pulling the well-bowled bouncers to the square leg.

Kane Williamson, skipper of the New Zealand side who has come out to bat at no.3 is batting on 13 facing 32 balls bowled at him out of which he sent the ball twice to the boundary.

On the other hand, James Anderson who’s playing his 161st Test match leveling the tally with former England skipper Alastair Cook, on a usual note opened the bowling for the English side and bowled 7 overs 1 maiden giving 19 runs at an economy of 2.7. However, he picked no wicket in the first session of the play.

From the other end, England’s speed star Stuart Broad has also bowled 7 overs 2 maidens with getting scored 22 runs at an economy of 2.7 pickings no wicket.

The second session of the day has begun and 75 overs are yet to be bowled by the end of the day’s play.

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