England debutant Matthew Potts eliminated New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for the second time within the match as his dream begin to Test cricket continued at Lord’s on Friday.
Potts, who took an excellent 4 wickets for 13 runs in New Zealand’s meagre first innings 132, dismissed each star batsman Williamson and opener Tom Latham on Friday, with the World Test champions 38 for 3 of their second innings at lunch on the second day — a lead of simply 29 runs.
After Will Young had fallen for his second rating of 1 on this match, caught behind off the recalled James Anderson, Williamson began to construct an innings, driving England nice Anderson down the bottom for 4 in sometimes fashionable vogue.
But Potts proved his undoing as soon as once more within the first Test of a three-match sequence.
The 23-year-old Durham fast, who dismissed Williamson with simply his fifth ball in Test cricket on Thursday, produced a superb lifting supply that the Black Caps skipper might solely edge to Jonny Bairstow at third slip.
Williamson was out for 15 and New Zealand’s 30 for 2 quickly grew to become 35 for 3 when Potts had Tom Latham (14) caught behind off such a skinny edge that wicketkeeper Ben Foakes didn’t even enchantment.
Earlier concussion substitute Matt Parkinson, like Potts making his Test debut, helped England right into a slender first-innings lead of 9 runs.
Parkinson, who travelled down from Manchester on Thursday as England’s first concussion substitute after fellow spinner Jack Leach was injured fielding, walked out to bat with the hosts 130 for 9.
He obtained off the mark with a clipped two off Tim Southee earlier than driving him down the bottom for 4 — among the best pictures of the innings.
He was final man out, caught within the slips off Trent Boult, with England having made 141. Veteran fast Southee took 4 for 55.
England resumed on 116 for seven, nonetheless 16 runs behind, after a rare begin to all-rounder Ben Stokes’s reign as Test captain on the opening day of this three-match sequence.
They had decreased New Zealand to 45 for seven earlier than the Black Caps recovered to 132 all out.
England have been then properly positioned at 59 with out loss solely to undergo one in all their acquainted collapses as seven wickets have been misplaced for simply 41 runs.