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Monday, June 6, 2022

England vs New Zealand First Test: Matthew Potts happy with debut amid emotions

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Matthew Potts happy with emotional England debut

 LONDON: England pace bowler Matthew Potts said he had "somewhat of a tear" in his eye subsequent to getting four wickets on his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday.

Potts, 23, excused New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for two to guarantee his most memorable Test casualty prior to eliminating Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell and Ajaz Patel as England packaged out New Zealand for 132 on the first day of the season of the primary Test.

The Durham paceman has been the remarkable bowler in the province title this year, with 35 wickets at 18.57 each.

"It was an extraordinary introduction. Ideal to get a few wickets from the beginning to settle the nerve. We bowled forcefully and hoped to take wickets," Potts told Sky Sports.

"A great deal of my prosperity is down to my loved ones. It's a demonstration of their diligent effort as well as mine. It was an extraordinary sort of accomplishment. I'm super wrecked with it.

"A tad of tear in the eye from the beginning earlier today and I can envision my mum and father would have had a tear in theirs too."

"Stokesy asked me, 'Are you prepared to be a Test cricketer'?" 💪@MattyJPotts looks forward to his Test match debut 🦁…

— Britain Cricket (@englandcricket) 1654163232000

Britain made a great beginning to their new time under chief Ben Stokes and mentor Brendon McCullum with noteworthy bowling and smooth getting, however a natural batting breakdown left them 116 for seven at the nearby, 16 runs behind New Zealand.

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