Ball still dominates England-NZ 1st Test

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Fast bowlers have continued to dominate the first Test at Lord's as New Zealand were reduced to 3-38 in their second innings, leading the hosts by 29 runs at lunch on the second day at Lord's.

Reigning Test champions New Zealand lost an early wicket on Friday when opener Will Young (1) was caught behind off Jimmy Anderson, with the veteran seamer picking up his fifth wicket of the match.

Kane Williamson (15) then fell victim to debutant Matthew Potts again after the England paceman forced him onto the back foot and got a thick edge to Jonny Bairstow at third slip.

Potts removed Williamson in the first innings on day one for his first Test wicket.

The 23-year-old continued to have the dreamiest of debuts after he soon removed Tom Latham (14) to have the tourists 3-35 after 14 overs.

Devon Conway (6 not out) and Daryl Mitchell (2no) were on the crease at the end of the first session.

Earlier, England were bowled out for 141 in reply to New Zealand's 132, with the hosts earning a mere nine-run lead at the start of the second day.

After yet another batting collapse on the opening day, England resumed at 7-116 but their tail-end could not survive for long as they were sent packing within half an hour from the start.

Tim Southee (4-55) and Trent Boult (3-21) led New Zealand's fight-back with the ball after a disappointing performance from their batting order in the first innings.

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