England v New Zealand: Stuart Broad stars as hosts seal first Test win
England v New Zealand: Stuart Broad takes seven wickets in 11 overs to secure an emphatic first Test triumph for the hosts at Lord's
Stuart Broad took a stunning seven wickets from 11 overs to help England claim a 170-run win against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s.
The Black Caps were presented with a target of 239 runs to chase in five-and-a-half sessions after bowling the hosts out for 213 in the morning session.
But an inspired-Broad was rampant as he ripped into the New Zealand batting order and helped Alastair Cook’s men take the upper hand in the two-match series.
England began day four with a 205-run lead and four wickets in hand, but Steven Finn lasted a single ball, leaving the hosts on 183-7.
Stuart Broad joined Ian Bell and helped England past 200 before the bowler was caught off the bowling of Tim Southee for just six runs.
Graeme Swann came to the crease but the spinner only managed to add a single run before he recklessly swung at Southee’s delivery to give the Kiwi bowler his tenth wicket of the match.
Kane Williamson ended England’s resistance as James Anderson sent a tame attempt into grateful Black Cap hands to leave the hosts with a 239-run lead to defend.
However, Broad proved devastatingly effective with the ball as Peter Fulton nicked a delivery to Matt Prior with one run on the board before his fellow opener Hamish Rutherford also fell to the Nottinghamshire man.
Ross Taylor came to the crease but managed to survive just one Broad ball before marching back to the pavilion, out for a duck to leave the tourists on 16-3.
Next to go was Kane Williamson as his shot was caught by Finn to hand Broad his fourth wicket of a prolific spell.
James Anderson, who secured his 300th Test wicket on day two, got in on the act and Dean Brownlie was caught by England skipper Alastair Cook.
Broad claimed 5-22 in the morning session with the scalp of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to leave the tourists needing 210 runs with four wickets in hand.
Southee and BJ Watling emerged after lunch at a darkened Lord’s ground, and the partnership lasted 12 runs before Root caught Southee’s lofted effort to hand Broad yet another wicket.
Watling managed to get the Kiwis over the 50-run mark but Anderson took his second wicket of the second innings as Kiwis bowler guided a shot to Jonathan Trott second slip.
Leaving the tourists on 54-8, the end was nigh and Bruce Martin was bowled by the in-form Broad before Wagner was run out to give England an emphatic 170-run win and a 1-0 lead in the series.