Concussion substitute Matt Parkinson marked his Test debut by helping England into a narrow first-innings lead on the second day of their series opener against New Zealand at Lord’s on Friday.
England were eventually dismissed for 141 in reply to New Zealand’s 132, with veteran quicks Tim Southee and Trent Boult polishing off the home side’s tail.
Southee took 4-55 in 14 overs and left-armer Boult, who only arrived in England on Monday after playing in last weekend’s IPL, 3-21 in 13.5.
Parkinson, who travelled down from Manchester on Thursday as England’s first concussion substitute after fellow spinner Jack Leach was injured fielding, walked out to bat with the hosts 130-9.
Parkinson got off the mark with a clipped two off Southee that took England into a first-innings lead.
The leg-spinner then played one of the best shots of the innings, driving Southee down the ground for four before he was last man out, caught in the slips off Boult.
England resumed on 116-7, still 16 runs behind, after an extraordinary start to all-rounder Ben Stokes’s reign as Test captain on the opening day of this three-match series.
They had reduced New Zealand to 45-7 before the Test world champions recovered to 132 all out, with debutant paceman Matthew Potts taking 4-13 in 9.2 overs.
England were then well placed in reply at 59-0 only to suffer one of their familiar batting collapses as seven wickets were lost for just 41 runs.
Their hopes of gaining a first-innings lead rested with overnight batsmen Ben Foakes (6*) and Stuart Broad (4*).
Broad hit Southee for one fine straight four but, giving himself room and no longer trusting his defence, he was bowled by the paceman attempting an extravagant drive.
Southee struck again when wicketkeeper Foakes, who had added just one run to his overnight total, carelessly guided him straight to Daryl Mitchell at first slip.