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Broad stars with career-best spell to humble New Zealand

Chasing 239 for a win in the first Test at Lord’s, New Zealand collapses for 68 to lose by 170 runs

Broad stars with career-best spell to humble New Zealand
 - Cricket News
Stuart Broad celebrates after his spell of 7 for 44.
Stuart Broad bowled England to a comprehensive victory in the first Test as New Zealand suffered a dramatic fourth-day collapse at Lord's on Sunday (May 19). New Zealand, chasing 239 for victory, were dismissed for just 68 with Broad taking seven wickets for 44 runs in a mere 11 overs of disciplined bowling where he used the conditions to his advantage.

BJ Watling (13) and Neil Wagner (17) were the only New Zealand batsmen in the innings to reach double figures.

Broad took the first four wickets to fall after frustrating New Zealand with 26 not out as England slumped to 213 all out in their second innings earlier on the fourth day.

But what had been a see-saw contest till then was all but over in an hour before lunch that saw New Zealand reduced to 29 for 6, with Broad having taken 5 for 22 in 32 balls at that stage.

In the second session, Tim Southee, who'd earlier taken 6 for 50 in England's second innings, was caught in the deep by Joe Root off Broad, one ball after being dropped in the slips. Watling was then caught in the slips off Anderson before Broad clean bowled Bruce Martin for his seventh wicket to leave New Zealand on the brink of defeat at 67 for 9.

Broad's returns surpassed his previous Test best, also at Lord's, of 7 for 72 against the West Indies in 2012.

The match ended in farcical fashion when Wagner was dropped at long leg, only to then be run out by Anderson, the innings all over in under two hours.

Earlier, during the England innings, Southee exploited the overcast conditions as England, 180 for 6 overnight, were bowled out inside ten overs.

The second Test at Headingley starts on Friday.

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