England beat New Zealand by 267 runs in the first test

England beat New Zealand by 267 runs in the first test

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It was only the second time in 21 day-night Tests that the visiting side had won and ended a run of five consecutive defeats in the pink-ball format for England.

They cleverly dominated the game, batting aggressively and deliberately timing the end of both their innings, so New Zealand faced a new pink ball in lively seam conditions under lights on the first and third days.

This meant that New Zealand batsmen Kane Williamson, Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls never batted in more favorable conditions than in daylight.

That will change in the second Test starting on Friday in Wellington, which will be played under traditional hours.

The home team is set to re-engage the services of seam bowler Matt Henry, who was unavailable for the series opener to attend the birth of his child.

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