England warned there will be no quick fixes after New Zealand take control of first Test

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England assistant coach Paul Collingwood has warned fans that changes will not be made 'overnight' after New Zealand wrestled control of the first Test. England have won just one Test in their last 17, prompting them make a change in captaincy and coaching this year. Ben Stokes has replaced Joe Root as captain while Brendan McCullum has come in as coach. That has not provided any real instant bounce, though, with New Zealand building from 56 to four to 236 without further loss on day two of the first Test. That gives the tourists a commanded 227-lead with both Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell both on the verge of centuries. It was a tough day for England with both bat and ball, and Collingwood delivered a reality check at the close of play. "We know that things aren't going to change overnight," he said.

"It's going to take some time that we get the team playing the way that we want them to play. Obviously that's a work in progress.

New Zeland's Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell during first Test against England
New Zeland's Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell during first Test against England

"Brendon's a glass-half-full kind of man. He'll stay calm, he won't change his values and beliefs just because of one innings, that's for sure, and neither will Ben. "We came out of that first day all evens, both teams got pretty much exactly the same score. "It's disappointing that we haven't gone ahead and created a big lead, but if you dwell on it for the rest of the game that's no good. This game's not out of our reach yet."

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