21 May 2013

Black Caps crumble on day four at Lord's

11:39 am on 21 May 2013

The England fast bowler Stuart Broad shattered New Zealand's hopes of victory at Lord's with career-best bowling figures of seven for 44, leading his side to victory in the first test by 170 runs.

What had been a see-sawing contest was all but over in an hour before lunch after the New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee had taken three of the last four England second innings wickets to end up with six for 50, leaving New Zealand a victory target of 239.

But Broad sparked a procession when he dismissed Peter Fulton with his third ball, and the Black Caps were 29 for six at lunch.

The South African-born pair BJ Watling and Neil Wagner were the only batsmen to reach double figures in a second innings total of 68.

New Zealand have little time to regroup before the second test at Headingley starts on Friday night.