New Zealand vs England, 1st Test Day 5: New Zealand beat England by innings and 49 runs; take 1-0 series lead

New Zealand vs England: New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series after bundling out England for 320 to pick up the win by a margin of innings and 49 runs.

New Zealand vs England Live New Zealand vs England, 1st Test Day 5: England lost key wicket of Ben Stokes at stroke of Dinner. (Source: Reuters)

Joe Root fell on the last ball of fourth day’s play between New Zealand and England and that created an impression of the visitors’ approach when it comes to concentration with session drawing to close. The fifth day with backs against the wall, England suffered more of the same. At the stroke of session breaks, England lost key wickets in Moeen Ali, prior to Tea, and Ben Stokes, before Dinner. Later, in the final session, Chris Woakes provided further resistance but couldn’t prolong the inevitable. Stokes and Woakes, with their fifties, tried to force a draw but the first inning 58 all out always had them second in the race. Even with rain wiping away nearly two day’s play, we have a result courtesy that 58 run collapse – barring which we would have likely had a dull draw.

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New Zealand vs England 1st Test Day 5 Score and Updates:

  1. 12:26PM
    26 Mar, 18

    New Zealand beat England by an innings and 49 runs. James Anderson is the last wicket to fall after being enticed into playing a woeful shot. Wide and well outside off by Astle, Anderson reaches out and sends it straight to Boult at mid-off. Englnd are 320 all out

  2. 12:21PM
    26 Mar, 18

    England go nine down! Chris Woakes goes for 52 and Wagner has yet another big wicket. Banged in short on the leg stump and Woakes tries to fend it off but only manages to glove it to Nicholls at forward short leg. Beautiful effort by Wagner and he has been rewarded for it. Once again! England need 50 more to make New Zealand bat again

  3. 11:50AM
    26 Mar, 18
    GONE! England review!

    Overton has been given out leg before off Todd Astle. No bat involved. Lovely delivery, got Overton to stride forward and the googly beats the inside of the bat. Pitched in line, impact is in line and going on to hit the outside of the leg stump. Decision stays with the onfield umpire and England are eight down. 304/8 with Overton gone. 

  4. 10:55AM
    26 Mar, 18

    And with that, umpires call for the Dinner break. England are 300/7 and trail by 69 runs. Woakes is unbeaten on 38

  5. 10:54AM
    26 Mar, 18

    What has Stokes done here? That was a nothing shot and Wagner strikes! Another one at the stroke of the break and it is the big one. It is short and outside off, Stokes tries to play an upper cut but skies it. Southee runs from backward point to hold on. Made it look easier than it would have been. 

  6. 10:50AM
    26 Mar, 18
    England cutting deficit

    England have done well to cut the deficit. Stokes has moved to 66 and Woakes is on 38. The team has moved along to 300/6 and the travelling fans are up in numers to applaud the effort being done. 

  7. 9:39AM
    26 Mar, 18

    Ben Stokes brings up his 13th Test fifty to keep England going and fighting. Need him to keep batting to avoid a defeat from here. Still need 116 motr to cancel New Zealand's lead

  8. 9:23AM
    26 Mar, 18
    Stokes, Woakes digging in

    Stokes is up to 38 and Woakes is on 12 as England look to draw the Test. Still 50-plus overs left in the day. But the sunshine over Eden Park has been replaced by cloudy, gloomy weather. 

  9. 8:57AM
    26 Mar, 18
    Second session underway

    Back for the second session. Woakes joins Stokes in the middle. Grey clouds in the horizon... Four wickets to get for New Zealand

  10. 8:33AM
    26 Mar, 18

    Moeen Ali's dismissal also brings about the end of the first session and Tea. Malan, Bairstow and Ali the wickets lost for England in the opening session. The task to defend this Test looks tough from here on. Stokes is unbeaten on 26

  11. 8:32AM
    26 Mar, 18

    Big appeal for lbw on Moeen Ali and it has been reviewed. Plenty of pace in that delivery by Boult and Ali is slow to get his bat down to defend. The ball brushed both front and pack pads. Hit the front pad then an inside edge followed by the back pad. Looking at the impact on the front pad then and it is plumb in the middle. England are 217/6

  12. 8:19AM
    26 Mar, 18

    New Zealand take the new pink ball. Trent Boult will have first chance at making it work. Not the best over from the left arm seamer. Keeping it wide and outside off to Stokes. 

  13. 7:50AM
    26 Mar, 18

    Just moments after Boult dropped a sitter, Williamson takes a screamer to dismiss Bairstow. Poor delivery from Astle, it is short and doing little, Bairstow pulls it straight to Williamson at mid-wicket. Kane goes flying and takes the catch above his head. WHAT. A. CATCH! 

  14. 7:40AM
    26 Mar, 18

    That is poor from Boult. What was he thinking and doing? Came straight at him at mid-on after Bairstow rocked on to the backfoot and spanked that. Boult almost looked straight ahead after almost gobbling that up and then let it go. 

  15. 7:18AM
    26 Mar, 18

    Stokes and Bairstow have been smart with their approach in the first session of play. Leaving and blocking with rather ease. But can they hold out for two and a half sessions? England 166/4 and trail by 203 runs

  16. 6:35AM
    26 Mar, 18

    With Southee bowling round the wicket in a teasing line, Malan tries to jab at it, gets an outside edge and goes down second slip's throat. Latham is safe pair of hands and Malan walks for 23. England are 142/4

  17. 6:33AM
    26 Mar, 18
    New Zealand vs England live

    Hello and Good Morning! England have a large deficit to overcome on the final day of this opening Test in the series. A two-match series means they can't afford to let advantage slip. Joe Root survived and batted resoluely on Day 4 but was undone on the last ball of play. Onus now on Stokes and Malan followed by Bairstow to get them forward