58 all out – England’s poor batting does not go down well
Pundits and fans did not hold back in their reaction.
England’s total of 58 all out against New Zealand in the first Test in Auckland was their sixth lowest of all-time.
It was also their lowest total against the Black Caps.
Press Association Sport looks at how social media reacted.
It was not the best news for a former England captain to wake up to.
The stats do not make good reading for Joe Root’s side.
20.4 overs— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) March 22, 2018
The stats behind England's extraordinary collapse...#NZvsENG
The collapse comes just days after Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from the game. But he had one solution to England’s batting problem.
Jeez, #BringBackKP 😂— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 22, 2018
Graeme Swann tried to look on the bright side on a dismal day for the tourists.
I’ve seen some remarkable, ridiculous things in cricket but nothing to quite match the start of this test at Eden Park....😳— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) March 22, 2018
All that was lacking was Geoffrey Boycott’s view on England’s dismal performance.
David Lloyd kept his opinion brief.
Rusty as ... England ... NZ bowlers right on the money ... and the line and length— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) March 22, 2018
At least England’s fans had not lost their sense of humour.
WE'VE REACHED 50!!! pic.twitter.com/F76LYIaJoX— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) March 22, 2018
The only thing to celebrate on an otherwise forgettable day for England was Stuart Broad’s 400th Test wicket.
Broad had Tom Latham caught by Chris Woakes for 26 as England tried to play themselves back into the game.