New Zealand vs England: Application, patience sealed Test win for the hosts, says captain Kane Williamson
The main difference between New Zealand and England appeared to be patience and decision-making, with Kiwis' middle order prepared to wait for the right ball to put away and build their innings.
New Zealand vs England: Joe Root and Co caught in two minds as Kiwis show importance of clear thinking
New Zealand played better cricket and deserved the win. But the key difference was the decision making. The Kiwis had clear batting and bowling plans, and they were generally effective.
New Zealand vs England: Neil Wagner claims five-wicket haul as Black Caps tame visitors to clinch innings victory in first Test
Wagner took three wickets in 17 balls for one run as England collapsed from 132-5 to 138-8 before tea, then broke a 59-run ninth-wicket partnership between Jofra Archer and Sam Curran after they had threatened to thwart the hosts.
Highlights, New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 at Mount Maunganui, Full Cricket Score: Hosts complete innings victory, take 1-0 lead
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New Zealand vs England: Jos Buttler praises BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner, says Black Caps showed value of playing a 'very patient game'
England batter Jos Buttler said that New Zealand played a very patient game with the bat.
New Zealand vs England: BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner put up dominant display to leave visitors on shaky ground in first Test
Watling became the first New Zealand wicket-keeper to score a Test double century and batted longer than any Kiwi gloveman before him. All-rounder Mitchell Santner added a maiden century and the pair shared a record 261-run seventh wicket partnership which allowed New Zealand to declare after tea at 615-9, 262 ahead on the first innings.
From being born a short trip apart in South Africa to a short trip apart in the antipodes, BJ Watling and Marnus Labuschagne share similar journey to Test success
Two players born fairly close together in one country, brought up in foreign lands and both developed the mental strength combined with technical skill to enable them to represent their adopted nations. Both scored big centuries on the same day, just a few hours travel apart.
Highlights, New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 4 at Mount Maunganui, Full cricket score: Watling, Santner give hosts upper hand
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New Zealand vs England: Joe Root and Co can take pride in their hard work, great attitude, feels coach Chris Silverwood
England head coach Chris Silverwood has said that his team showed a 'great attitude' and put a lot of efforts on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.
New Zealand vs England: Centurion BJ Watling says 'I’m very limited and I try to play how I know works best for me' after third day's play
Watling’s 119 not out was his second successive Test century after he scored 105 not out against Sri Lanka in August, making him the first New Zealand wicket-keeper to score back-to-back centuries.
New Zealand vs England: Unflinching BJ Watling hits century to put Kiwis in driver's seat on third day of first Test
Watling batted throughout the third day and was 119 not out at stumps when New Zealand was 394-6 in reply to England's first innings of 353.
New Zealand vs England Highlights, 1st Test Day 3 at Mount Maunganui, full scorecard: BJ Watling scores ton, New Zealand lead by 41 runs
Complete scorecard and updates from Day 3 of the first Test between New Zealand and England at Mount Maunganui.
Henry Nicholls was immediately checked by medical staff when he was struck by the first ball of the penultimate over on Friday but stayed at the crease to guide New Zealand to 144-4, a first innings deficit of 209 runs.
England and New Zealand's recent history of attritional struggles ending in near-deadlock continued in the first of two tests Friday in which the initiative passed from one team to the other before the second day ended with a slight advantage to the tourists.
New Zealand vs England Highlights, 1st Test Day 2 at Mount Maunganui, Full Cricket Score: New Zealand trail by 209 runs with six wickets in hand
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New Zealand vs England: Joe Denly, Ben Stokes' fifties allow visitors to lay foundation on Day 1 of first Test
New Zealand’s experienced pace bowlers repaid the faith placed in them on the first day of the opening Test against England, bowling superbly before some late hitting by Ben Stokes lifted the tourists to 241-4 by the close of play on Thursday.
New Zealand vs England, Highlights, 1st Test Day 1 at Mount Maunganui, Full cricket score: Visitors post 241-4 at stumps
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New Zealand vs England: Two evenly-matched sides set to serve up exciting battle despite absence of World Test Championship context
These are still Test matches. New Zealand and England players will still be tested to the extreme. Winning will still require a team to play some excellent cricket, and for the fans there is plenty to look forward to.
New Zealand vs England: Kane Williamson rules out Lockie Ferguson's selection for first Test, says he will stick with regular pace trio
Captain Kane Williamson told reporters at Bay Oval that they had decided to stick with the tried and tested pace trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner for the match, which begins on Thursday, with Mitchell Santner named as the sole spinner.
Ahead of the two-match Test series against New Zealand, England's Sam Curran has said that he looks up to teammate Ben Stokes and the way he manages to contribute with both the bat and the ball in his hand.