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  1. Root 98, Stokes 92 (94), Moeen 49*
  2. Buttler falls for 67 off last ball of day
  3. England recover from 30-4
  4. Lyth & Wood make England debuts
  5. First Test, Lord's, day one; NZ won toss

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By James Gheerbrant and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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And with that, we bid you farewell. It's been a fascinating day of Test cricket, with England fighting back brilliantly from a dreadful position of 30-4. All to play for tomorrow. See you then when we return with live commentary at 10.15 BST!

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"You can't attack all the time in Test matches. Southee and Boult should have known that, and New Zealand definitely missed Vettori like England miss Swann. I'm a bat-first man in a five-day Test match. England should be quite pleased with that day, the middle order had a splendid day."

Southee and Boult
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Howard Horner: A thoroughly brilliant day of cricket. Potentially 34 more days of test cricket this summer - let's hope they live up to today!

Michelle Garland: 354-7? I remember plenty of recent tests we would have been happy with 354 all out. Lots of positives going forward.

Rob Brown: With that late wicket it has to go down as an even 1st day. Great to see all England's young middle order contributing.

Player reaction

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New Zealand bowler Matt Henry, who made his Test debut today: "I suppose it was a great start to Test match cricket. From a bowling perspective we did quite well but would have liked to do better. Joe Root and Ben Stokes fought back well but we hung in there, as that last wicket showed.

"It is amazing to make a debut for New Zealand and to make it at Lord's is an incredible feeling. I am very fortunate."

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Player reaction

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England's Ben Stokes, who scored 92: "We got into a bit of a hole in first 45 minutes but to finish on 354-7, we would have taken that. We built partnerships throughout the middle order. Hopefully tomorrow Mo can come out and play how he did and the lower order can stick with him. Hopefully we can get over 400 and then, with the ball, take a few early wickets.

"Brendon [McCullum, New Zealand captain] always sets attacking fields so there are options for runs. Rooty [Joe Root] over the last 18-20 months has been incredible form, and when you are in the middle with his record it fills you with confidence.

"I got told yesterday I was batting at six. It is good to get the responsibility. It has gone well and hopefully I can make that my spot."

Close of play scorecard

England 354-7 (90 overs)

Not-out batsmen: Moeen 49*

Fall of wickets: 17-1 (Lyth 7), 25-2 (Ballance 1), 25-3 (Cook 16), 30-4 (Bell 1), 191-5 (Stokes 92), 251-6 (Root 98), 354-7 (Buttler 67)

Bowling figures: Boult 24-5-70-2, Southee 19-1-82-1, Henry 24-3-93-3, Craig 18-2-77-1, Anderson 5-1-14-0

New Zealand won toss

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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"A wonderful day's cricket. Everyone who has come has had interest and entertainment.

"I didn't see it as a putting in pitch. It was awkward for openers with a bit of movement but that is an opener's job. The saving grace for batting is that it is on the slow side meaning if you are careful and be sensible, it was an 80-2 pitch. But England were in the mire.

"It was what happened after that that is the story of the day. It was a splendid performance of counter-attacking cricket from young guys with no fear who played brilliantly. It is not just about making runs but when you make them."

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James Gutteridge: Aggressive cricket from England, putting the pressure on. Isn't this how Australia played last Ashes? Promising stuff.

Tom, London: I love how positive England have been, especially given the shaky start. Another day we'd be six down but 100 behind this score.

Review of the day

Well, from 30-4 you have to say England have done magnificently to still be batting at the end of day one, let alone with 354 runs on the board. And yet, New Zealand will fancy their chances of rolling the tail for not many and getting down to work on a track that looks like it's getting better and better to bat on.

New Zealand rocked England with a terrific new ball burst in the morning, with their much-vaunted seam attack moving the ball both ways and looking a million dollars. But England fought back superbly through a typically counter-attacking innings from Joe Root, in partnership with the effervescent Ben Stokes.

Those batsmen both fell just short of a century, but Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali batted beautifully as New Zealand's bowlers tired to put England in a position of superiority - or so we thought until that late, late twist...

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I think it was a fantastic day of Test cricket. England will be happy. Disappointed to lose Buttler last ball but from the position they were in they showed great fight and spirit to get back into it."

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Former England captain Alec Stewart on Twitter: Excellent 1st day's play at Lords. England will be the happier of the two sides recovering from 30-4 with exciting counter attacking play.

Close of play

Eng 354-7

And that ends a pulsating, topsy-turvy day of Test cricket. A brilliant morning from New Zealand, a fantastic fightback from England, and a late wicket that leaves things more or less evenly poised. What a day...


Buttler lbw b Boult 67 (Eng 354-7)

Would you believe it? Just when it seemed that all was rosy in the garden of English cricket, Trent Boult has just booted a football into the prize flower-bed. He raps Jos Buttler on the pad with a full, straight delivery and there's no reprieve - it was hitting middle halfway up. What a sickener...

Trent Boult

Umpire review

Now then! Jos Buttler has been given out LBW off the final ball of the day! He wants another look though...

Eng 354-6

Moeen looks in glorious touch here, he's timing it like a Swiss watchmaker. He picks up another four with a push down the ground off Henry that races away to the rope. Henry's day is done, but he's had a good one - not many New Zealand bowlers can say that.

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Rob Stileman: Today is providing a great case for having a deep batting line-up. The luxury of Moeen at 8 is superb.

Ed Stockton: Vital knock for Moeen this. Always had the talent but lacked the composure to build on it recently.

Ian: A Mooen cover drive is a thing of beauty.

Eng 350-6 (Buttler 67, Moeen 45)

Brendon McCullum: the arch-tactician, the perpetual aggressor, the king of unorthodoxy - what has the New Zealand skipper got up his sleeve for the final three overs of the day? It doesn't feel like it, but another wicket here and it would still be a very decent day for the Kiwis. Trent Boult is striving, but he can't provide it, and Buttler punches him into the covers for two.

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Matthew Bennett: Repeated question at work has been "Is Root in?" "Yes" "Oh we'll be alright then". Shame to lose him, Buttler quick fire century?

Jack Mendel: Think with Buttler/Stokes/Mo low down, England get have false a sense of security. Top order think 'Wickets in hand', relax?

Eng 348-6

Brendon McCullum turns back to Matt Henry, who has been New Zealand's best bowler today. But even he can't stem the tide as Moeen punches him off the back foot for another silky four.

Matt Henry
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Tattz: Buttler, like Root to a degree, has the skill of reading and playing the match situation, and looks so composed. Test class.

VB: The top order might have failed as always, but what a recovery by the middle order. Too tight to call now.

Eng 344-6 (Buttler 65, Moeen 41)

New Zealand will be mighty disappointed with how this day has panned out - from such a strong position, they are finishing the day on the back foot. Their strike bowlers have only recently stepped of a plane from the IPL, and it shows - they look more undercooked than a steak tartare. Buttler tickles Tim Southee behind square for another four - this has been a great knock from the keeper.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England have sent out a message today about the style of cricket they are going to play during this summer. It won't always come off but it certainly has today."

Jos Butler

Eng 338-6

The runs just keep flowing for England - Buttler eases the flagging Trent Boult back past his toes for a crisp straight-driven four. Chastening times these for a fast bowler.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The England team are set up to play aggressively because of the personal in it. Bell and Root at their best are those kind of players. The natural play of Stokes, Buttler and Ali is aggressive. But it is important Cook plays his game at the top. His role is to occupy the crease at the top of the order and create pressure on the opposition."

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Ben Fox: THIS. This right here is how England should play their cricket going forward.

Tom, Leeds: Very exciting day's cricket. Farbrace is a great ODI coach so I wonder if this new attacking approach is down to him.

Eng 333-6 (Buttler 55, Moeen 40)

Oh Moeen, behave yourself! He leans into one angled across him from Southee and dispatches it to the cover boundary with an indecent flourish. Woof.

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England 329-6 (83 overs)

Batsmen: Moeen 36*, Buttler 55*

Fall of wickets: 17-1 (Lyth 7), 25-2 (Ballance 1), 25-3 (Cook 16), 30-4 (Bell 1), 191-5 (Stokes 92), 251-6 (Root 98)

Bowling figures: Boult 21-4-63-1, Southee 17-1-72-1, Henry 22-3-85-3, Craig 18-2-77-1, Anderson 5-1-14-0

New Zealand won toss

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Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Lord's

"Just done a lap of the ground in the sunshine, spotted Middlesex and England pair Sam Robson and Steven Finn in the beer garden. No confirmation on what they were drinking."

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Michael A: Fortunate it's not NZ going from 30-4 to 300-6. The anti-Cook bandwagon would collapse under the weight of all the people trying to get aboard.

Nick Ogden: Where are all the 10.30 to 12.30 doom and gloom merchants now...?!?!?! Seems like English cricket isn't finished after all.

Eng 329-6

Moeen Ali continues his smooth progress with a three off his legs, then there's more punishment for New Zealand as Boult fires one down the leg side and it beats Latham for four byes. A day that began so well for the tourists is ending painfully.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"That was a tough chance for Southee. It went sharp. And it was at awkward height where he couldn't quite get his hands into the right position. His follow through was at mid-range when the ball hit him."

Tim Southee drops a catch

Moeen dropped on 32

Eng 322-6 (Buttler 55, Moeen 33)

Tim Southee takes the new cherry from the other end, and immediately he gets a chance - Moeen hits one straight back at him but he can't quite gather it in his follow-through. Tough chance that, but it would have been a big wicket for New Zealand.

Buttler rubs salt into the wound with a four through square leg. A wide in that over and a couple of leg-side balls from Southee: New Zealand's bowlers look weary here.

Tim Southee
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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"These 10 overs with the second new ball are going to be so important. If McCullum gets three or four quick wickets with that new ball he will be justified in bowling first."

New ball taken

Eng 316-6

Unsurprisingly, New Zealand take the new ball immediately. Trent Boult is the man who Brendon McCullum calls on to do the business. New Zealand will desperately want another wicket before the close to claim supremacy on day one, and McCullum puts in three slips and a gully. Boult strays and concedes three leg byes.

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James Warner: I think New Zealand are a bit unlucky with the call at the toss. The pitch has dried out and with Moeen in at 8 England bat deep.

Eng 312-6 (Buttler 51, Moeen 31)

Mark Craig twirls through the last over before the new ball becomes available, and it's a set that underlines just how badly New Zealand need the new cherry. Moeen swats two fours through square leg.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"From 30-4 this has been a brilliant day's play from England I have just said to Ed Smith off air, it has been one of those days that I've enjoyed every minute of. It has been wonderful.

"We were all sat up here thinking 'oh no' and nobody would have expected this turnaround. All anyone wants to see is the team have a go. I would have said a year ago, England would be 210 at this stage trying to block it out, but they have got the game moving."

50 for Buttler

Eng 303-6

That's 50 for Jos Buttler, as for the third time today Lord's patrons rise to salute a fluent, attacking half-century from one of England's young bucks. He gets there with a dab to cover point.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England don't look in any trouble at all at the moment. But they don't need to be so timid. They can press ahead a bit more and put more pressure on. New Zealand are moving towards this second ball without using their main bowlers."