ENG vs NZ: England and New Zealand were taking on each other in the first test match. Moreover, the first test match was taking place at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England.
Kane Williamson went on to win the toss and he decided to have a bat first. However, the Kiwis were off to a bumpy start against England in the first test match.
New Zealand were all out for just 132 runs in their first innings. This wasn’t something that the Kiwis wanted but the signs were not good. England started off the first test match on a high.
However, that did not go as planned for England as they got themselves dragged into a collapse. The hosts were all out for just 141 runs in 42.5 overs in their first innings against New Zealand.
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The Kiwis got themselves into trouble again after losing four wickets for 56 runs. But Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell have put up a brilliant display. New Zealand are now at 236 runs with a loss of four wickets.
England’s fast bowlers struggled to take wickets after an early bright start. New Zealand gave them a target of 277 runs after scoring 285 runs in the second innings.
ENG vs NZ: Colin de Grandhomme ruled out of the Test series due to a heel injury
England went on to have a disappointing start to their second innings. It was another collapse but Joe Root guided them to a victory. England won the game by five wickets in the end against the Kiwis.
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the England test series. He recently went on to suffer an injury due to which he is out of the fixture.
New Zealand Head coach Gary Stead confirmed the development. “It’s a real shame for Colin to suffer this injury so early in the series,” Stead said in a statement. “He’s a massive part of our Test side and we’ll certainly miss him.
“It’s great to be able to call on someone like Michael who’s been with the squad for the past month and is match ready.”
Colin de Grandhomme went through a scan after experiencing discomfort during the third day of the first test match. Further scans revealed a tear in his right plantar fascia (heel).