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    In pics: England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1

    • After electing to bat first, England got off to a steady start with Alastair Cook (32) and Nick Compton compiling 43-run stand for the opening wicket. (AFP Images)

    • Spinner Bruce Martin provided the first breakthrough for New Zealand with the wicket of Nick Compton (16) just before lunch. (Getty Images)

    • Trent Boult pegged back England with a double strike removing Cook and Trott in the second session.

    • Ian Bell was joined by Joe Root in the middle and the duo compiled a handy 45-run stand before Neil Wagner sent Bell packing for 31.

    • Jonathan Trott combined with Cook for a 24-run stand and then joined forces with Ian Bell for 45 runs partnership. (Getty Images)

    • England crawled to 160 for 4 in 80 overs before play was abandoned on Day 1 with Joe Root batting on 25 and Jonny Bairstow on three. (Getty Images)