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Ten wickets in 79 minutes - a timeline of England's Auckland horror show

48   //    22 Mar 2018, 16:45 IST
Joe Root - cropped
Joe Root walks off following his dismissal in Auckland

England were embarrassingly dismissed for just 58 on day one of the first Test against New Zealand, with five batsmen recording ducks in a shambolic display.

Remarkably, there were only 79 minutes between the fall of the first and 10th wickets in the tourists' dismal innings.

We take a look at how the misery unfolded for Joe Root's side, who were spectacularly undone by Trent Boult (6-32) and Tim Southee (4-25) before New Zealand reached 175-3 in reply.


2:14pm local time: Cook c Latham b Boult - 5 (21 balls) - Eng 6-1 - Fourteen minutes after the start of play, New Zealand strike as a stunning delivery from Boult induces an edge to second slip from Alastair Cook.

2:23pm: Root b Boult - 0 (6b) - Eng 6-2 - In Boult's next over, England skipper Root is bowled through the gate by an inswinger.

2:33pm: Malan c Watling b Boult - 2 (6b) - Eng 16-3 - A third Boult over in a row yields a wicket as Dawid Malan nicks through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

2:39pm: Stoneman c Watling b Southee - 11 (20b) - Eng 18-4 - Southee gets in on the act, with Mark Stoneman the latest man to be caught behind the wicket facing a swinging ball.

2:44pm: Stokes b Boult - 0 (8b) - Eng 18-5 - The returning Ben Stokes fails to halt the procession as he is cleaned up by another beauty from Boult; this delivery moves in to take off stump with the batsman deceived.

2:48pm: Bairstow c&b Southee - 0 (4b) - Eng 18-6 - Southee takes a catch off his own bowling as things go from bad to worse for England.

2:57pm: Woakes b Boult - 5 (9b) - Eng 23-7 - For the fifth over in succession, the irrepressible Boult makes his mark. Another inswinger draws Woakes into a drive and beats the bat to again clatter into the stumps.

3:02pm: Moeen b Southee - 0 (8b) - Eng 23-8 - England's fourth duck is registered by Moeen as Southee hits the timbers with a full delivery.

3:11pm: Broad c Williamson b Southee - 0 (6b) - Eng 27-9 - England look certain to record their lowest Test total (previously 45) when Kane Williamson takes a screamer at gully to give Southee another wicket.

3:33pm: Anderson c Nicholls b Boult - 1 (11b) - Eng 58 all out - After some belated defiance from Craig Overton, who hit five fours and a six on his way to 33 not out, a pathetic England innings ends with James Anderson being caught at point off Boult.

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