James Anderson took 4-56 as Ben Stokes sat out the opening day of England's pink-ball match against a New Zealand XI with a stiff back.
Seamer Anderson helped reduce the hosts to 30-5 in Hamilton on Wednesday, only for Tom Blundell (131 retired) and Kyle Jamieson (101 retired) to score hundreds as Joe Root used nine bowlers - New Zealand XI closing on 376-10 after their top order had another hit.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace told Sky Sports that Stokes, like Chris Woakes (hamstring) and Craig Overton (thigh), should be available to play in the second two-day fixture at the same Seddon Park venue - on Friday and Saturday - albeit possibly only as a batsman.
The all-rounder is still expected to make his Test return in next week's day-night match in Auckland against New Zealand following his unavailability in this winter's Ashes - a match you can watch live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am on Thursday, March 22.
Anderson and Stuart Broad wasted no time getting in the wickets on Wednesday, as their hosts hit instant trouble - the former striking in his third over when Tom Latham edged behind for a duck.
Broad's entrance was delayed by a short new-ball spell ahead of him for Mark Wood. But once unleashed, the bowler - who will begin the Test series next week in search of his landmark 400th wicket at that level - struck with his very first delivery in this warm-up, as Jeet Raval edged through to Ben Foakes.
Martin Guptill fell in Anderson's next over to make it 9-3, and Colin de Grandhomme and Henry Nicholls also departed swiftly, to Wood and Moeen Ali respectively.
Blundell, left out of the Kiwis' Test squad in favour of returning wicketkeeper BJ Watling, and Doug Bracewell shored up the innings against James Vince's medium-pace and Liam Livingstone's off-spin.
Right-hander Blundell reached three-figures off 149 balls with a drive over the top of cover off Broad for his 16th boundary - and Jamieson, without a first-class half-century in 20 innings, belied his career average of 14 with some clean hitting in an unbroken partnership of 110.
Blundell eventually retired midway through the final session, having hit 21 fours from 194 balls and underpinned an increasingly frustrating stand of 163 with Jamieson.
The 23-year-old duly doubled the century count, having hit 16 fours and two sixes from just 110 balls, before he too retired.
The home innings continued, with openers Latham and Raval returning to try again as Anderson and Broad bagged extra practice with the second new ball.
For the record, Raval was caught-behind off Broad for the second time in the day - for four this time - as the board read 376-10 at stumps.
Watch England take on New Zealand in the first of two Test matches live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am on Thursday, March 22.