Joe Root and Ben Stokes both put in impressive innings to get England back in contention against New Zealand on Day One of the first test at Lords.
England got off to an abysmal start and at one stage were 30-4 with three of the first four batsmen; Lyth, Bell and Balance going for a combined total of nine runs.
However, impressive knocks from Stokes and Root, who came in at five and six down the order respectively, saw England drag themselves back into the match and regain control of the first of a two test series.
The only disappointment on the day will have been both players failing to get their tons after getting to 92 and 98 respectively.
Jos Butler will also be kicking himself, however, after being caught lbw by Boult on the final ball of the day to leave England on 354-7 heading in to Day Two.
See how the first day at the home of cricket played out below:
England 17-1 / Lyth 7 (c Watling b Southee)
Southee teased Lyth into a half hearted block of a ball that caught a feather and drove through to Watling on the wickets.
England 25-2 / Ballance 1 (c Southee b Boult)
Boult got his man with the last delivery of the over, as Ballance was tempted into a heavy drive that only found the outside edge and drove through to Southee at third slip.
England 25-3 / Cook 17 (c Watling b Henry)
The debutant, Matt Henry, surprised Cook with a bouncer. Cook tried to pull but again the slightest of touches was England’s downfall and Watling mopped up.
England 30-4 / Bell 1 (b Henry)
A delightful ball from Matt Henry looked to be going to centre stump but swung as it bounced to catch Bell out and clip the outside of the off-stump.
England 191-5 / Stokes 92 (b Craig)
A much needed partnership of 161 between Stokes and Root got England back on track but it was a soft, soft dismissal for the England man who was just eight shy of a century.
It came out of nowhere as Craig elected to go round the wicket and angled a delivery. Stokes was expecting the turn but misjudged just how much it would and saw the ball clip his off-stump. A poor way to end a good innings.