1st Test: Trent Boult helps New Zealand stifle England on Day 1

When rain forced an early close, the inexperienced Yorkshire duo of Joe Root (25 not out) and Jonathan Bairstow (three not out) were at the crease.

updated: May 16, 2013 23:07 IST
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London: New Zealand took charge of the first Test at Lord's on Thursday, reducing England to 160 for four when rain forced an early close to the first day.

England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and batted but his side rarely got out of first gear in the face of some accurate bowling by the tourists.

Trent Boult was the pick of the attack, removing both Cook and Jonathan Trott after lunch on his way to an economical return of two wickets for 29 runs in 17 overs.

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