30 Jul 2008

NZ youth side crushed on last day in England

3:50 pm on 30 July 2008

The New Zealand under-19 cricket side have lost the first youth Test against England in Taunton by an innings and 130 runs.

Despite putting up a fight yesterday after being forced to follow on, the New Zealanders were all out for 148 on the fourth and final day.

They began at 102 for 2 but collapsed under the spin bowling of England's William Beer and Liam Dawson.

The teams now move on to New Road for the final Test ahead of a five match one-day series.