Blacks Caps seamer savours Boult from the blue

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Trent Boult mentioned it was “fairly surreal” to see England in such a multitude in Auckland, the place the vacationers have been bowled out for under 58.

22 Mar 2018, 17:36 IST





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New Zealand seamer Trent Boult

New Zealand’s Trent Boult mentioned day one of many first Take a look at was “proper up there” together with his finest performances after a woeful England have been skittled out for under 58 at Eden Park.

Boult was the vacationers’ chief tormenter, the left-arm seamer claiming Take a look at-best figures of 6-32 as he and Tim Southee (Four-25) dismissed Joe Root’s facet in solely 20.Four overs.

The Black Caps have been in full command on 175-Three at stumps within the first day-night Take a look at to be performed in New Zealand, with captain Kane Williamson unbeaten on 91.

England’s pitiful complete was their sixth-lowest within the longest format and Boult mentioned New Zealand couldn’t have wished for a greater begin to the two-match sequence.

“It was very fulfilling to get on the market, get the ball swinging round and possibly not in our wildest goals did we expect we might win the toss, get them out within the first session and be batting by the second session nevertheless it was good enjoyable,” he mentioned.

“It was proper up there, an awesome day. To see the ball transferring round like I’ve moved it prior to now and in opposition to a top quality facet that is very skilled.

“By all means there may be nonetheless a number of cricket to be performed within the Take a look at match and it is a massive problem for us to not get too far forward of ourselves. 

“To not elevate the foot off the throat, to maintain the stress on them and search for on the scoreboard and see 23-Eight I believe I noticed at one level was fairly surreal.”

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