Lockie Ferguson had only 11 overs on the first day of the match. (Source: Twitter)

New Zealand suffered a setback after quick bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the Test series against Australia after he suffered a calf strain on day one of the first Test and was unable to bowl in the match.

Though, the Blackcaps would be relived as the left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult is likely to be back in the squad. “Trent’s going really well, he was probably three or four days short of being ready for the first Test match,” Stead said.

New Zealand lost the first Test by 296 runs.