Stuart Broad took seven wickets to rip through the New Zealand batting order and bowl England to an emphatic 170-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday.
The touring side were skittled for 68 in just 22.3 overs, putting England 1-0 up in the two-match series and giving them the perfect start to a summer in which they also host Australia in five Ashes Tests.
New Zealand, chasing 239 for victory after bowling England out for 213 in their second innings, collapsed to 29 for six at lunch and Broad and James Anderson finished them off 45 minutes into the afternoon session. “It was a really good hour before lunch,” Broad told a news conference. “My stride pattern was pretty good. I knew if I got the ball up there there was enough in the pitch.”
Result: England 232 & 213; NZ 207 & 68 (Broad 7/44). England won by 170 runs