x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

England march on Broad's way past New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says it was a combination of their own slow start and the superb bowling of England's Stuart Broad that cost the Black Caps in the First Test.

England’s Stuart Broad, left, celebrates the wicket of New Zealand’s captain Brendon McCullum in their first Test match at Lord’s.
England’s Stuart Broad, left, celebrates the wicket of New Zealand’s captain Brendon McCullum in their first Test match at Lord’s.


England 232 & 213
New Zealand 207 & 68 (22.3ov)

England, 2nd innings

(Overnight 180-6)

Finn c sub Guptill b Southee 6

Bell c Brownlie b Southee 6

Broad not out 26
Swann c McCullum Southee 1

Anderson c Southee Williamson 0

Extras 3b, 1w, 2nb 6

Total (all out, 68.3 overs) 213

Fall of wickets: 4-167 (Bairstow), 5-171 (Prior), 6-171 (Trott), 7-183 (Finn), 8-200 (Bell), 9-210 (Swann)

Bowling: Boult 15-3-56-1, Southee 19-4-50-6, Wagner 13-2-44-1, Martin 12-2-40-0, Williamson 8.3-2-20-2

New Zealand, 2nd innings

Fulton c Prior b Broad 1

Rutherford b Broad 9

Williamson c Finn b Broad 6

Taylor c Cook b Broad 0

Brownlie c Cook b Anderson 5

McCullum lbw b Broad 8

Watling c Trott b Anderson 13

Southee c Root b Broad 7

Wagner run out Brstow/Andrsn 17

Martin b Broad 1

Boult not out 0

Extras 1lb 1

Total (all out, 22.3 overs) 68

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Fulton), 2-16 (Rutherford), 3-16 (Taylor), 4-21 (Williamson), 5-25 (Brownlie), 6-29 (McCullum), 7-41 (Southee), 8-54 (Watling), 9-67 (Martin), 10-68 (Wagner)

Bowling: Anderson 11.3-5-23-2, Broad 11-0-44-7

England won by 170 runs.

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.

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 said. "I was delighted with the way we stuck at it as a unit.

"It's all about rhythm as a bowler. My stride pattern was pretty good. I knew if I got the ball up there was enough in the pitch."

Broad removed Peter Fulton (1), Hamish Rutherford (9), Ross Taylor (0), Kane Williamson (6) and Brendon McCullum (8) in the space of 32 balls in the morning session to wreck the Black Caps' hopes, and he and Anderson mopped up the rest of the innings after lunch.

McCullum put New Zealand's collapse down to quality bowling and a poor start.

"Within an hour, the game turned on its head," he said. "Stuart Broad's spell of bowling was high class, impeccable length and he swung the ball. We were confident that 230 was achievable, but we needed a good start and 29 for six was not it. You need to find a way to stem the flow of wickets and we couldn't do that today."

The day started well for New Zealand, when Southee removed Finn (6), Ian Bell (6) and Graeme Swann (1) in quick succession.

After England had resumed on 180 for six, Southee dismissed night-watchman Finn in his first over, caught by substitute fielder Martin Guptill at second slip.

Broad hit a few lusty blows to lift England past 200 but Bell, who spent most of Saturday in bed with the flu, became Southee's fifth victim when he played a loose drive and Brownlie pouched a sharp catch at third slip.

Southee struck again when Swann flashed wildly at a wide delivery and gave wicketkeeper McCullum, deputising for the injured Watling, a simple catch and the fast bowler completed figures of six for 50.

Off-spinner Williamson had Anderson caught by Southee at cover after the ball cannoned up off short leg, leaving Broad stranded on 26 not out.

The second Test starts at Headingley in Leeds on Friday.


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