Oh dear. England really were inexcusably poor. From the moment New Zealand won the toss, there were few moments that suggested any chance of England winning. A number of good catches may have given the touring side the illusion of being in the game, but in truth New Zealand were in control throughout.
David Lloyd prescribes a boot-backside interface, and it’s plain that changes need to be made. But the next Test is only a few days away, and the standard of bowling in particular is unlikely to improve dramatically.