Support for racist abuse victim Archer

England's Jofra Archer was racially abused by a fan in Mount Maunganui

Ashley Giles has backed Jofra Archer's England teammates to rally round the paceman after the racist abuse he suffered at the conclusion of the first Test in New Zealand.

New Zealand Cricket said it will contact Archer to apologise after a fan racially abused the England fast bowler as he left the field following the hosts' victory by an innings and 65 runs at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

NZC said the person responsible for the racist comments was yet to be identified but that it will be making further inquiries on Tuesday and will refer any developments to police.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said it was also looking into the matter.

Archer tweeted about the incident, saying it was a "bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team."

NZC said it was an "unacceptable experience" for Archer, and promised "increased vigilance in the matter" for the second Test in Hamilton.

Giles, managing director of the England team, has been liaising with an apologetic home board and is also checking in with the 24-year-old Archer.

"It was obviously emotional, it hurts," Giles said.

"We fully support Jof, obviously, there is no place for racism in the game, in any game...

"You know what our team is like, they'll rally round him pretty well I should imagine, but it's a serious incident.

"He's a young man making his way in the game and we just don't need this sort of thing."

Archer was playing a Test outside England for the first time.

The New Zealand team on Monday tweeted support for Archer: "We are shocked and disappointed to hear of the verbal abuse Jofra Archer received after the Test today.

"(England) might be our rivals but they're also our friends and racist abuse is never okay."

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson said he would seek out Archer before the second Test, which begins on Friday, to apologise in person.

"It's a horrific thing," Williamson told the Stuff news website.

"In a country and a setting where it is very much multi-cultural it's something we need to put to bed quickly and hope nothing like that ever happens again."

The ECB said that "whilst this is a relatively isolated incident there is absolutely no place for anti-social or racist behaviour within the game".