New Zealand crush England in opening Test


New Zealand thrashed England by an innings and 65 runs in the first Test at Mount Maunganui.

Joe Root’s men resumed day 5 on 55 for 3, hoping to bat out for a draw but they were dismissed for just 197 in the second innings.

Fast bowler Neil Wagner took 5-44, while Joe Denly top-scored for England with 35.

New Zealand take a 1-0 lead into the second and final match of the series, which starts on Friday in Hamilton.

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