Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson led England's fightback, but Devon Conway made history with a double century on his Test debut.
Ollie Robinson performed well against New Zealand but previous comments made on social media overshadowed his Test debut.
Opener Devon Conway became the 12th New Zealander to make a hundred on debut as England's bowlers toiled in the first Test.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is looking forward to facing England again, rather than dwelling on a painful World Cup final loss.
Joe Root has turned to Stuart Broad to be his vice-captain for a two-match series against New Zealand.
As he begins his recovery following elbow surgery, Jofra Archer has made clear he will not return to action until fully fit.
Ben Foakes was set to play his first Test on home soil, but the Surrey wicketkeeper has now been ruled for at least three months.
Ben Stokes is recovering well from his finger injury, but he was among several big names missing from England's Test squad.
Cameron Bancroft appeared to imply Australia's bowlers may have known about the Newlands ball-tampering plot, which they strongly deny.
BJ Watling could end his career on a high note by helping New Zealand win the ICC World Test Championship final next month.