ENG vs NZ: England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets, takes 1-0 lead

    England didn’t win any match in a row but finally won a game by 5 wicket victory over New Zealand in the 1st Test at Lord’s. Joe Root took a very good decision by bringing Bens Stokes and Ben Foakes to chase a total of 277 runs on Day 4.

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    On Day 4, England required just 61 runs while New Zealand needed five wickets to win. Joe Root and Ben Foakes did not make any mistakes. Lord’s pitch looked good so Root took full advantage of that and smacked his 26th Test century scoring 10,000 runs and sealing the deal for England.

    ENG vs NZ, 1st Test Day 4 Match highlights

    Joe Root’s thirst for success with England is burning like never before after a superb 115-game unbeaten run helped the team to win over New Zealand by five wickets in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday. Root reluctantly stepped down as captain this year and was substituted by Ben Stokes, who scored his 26th Test century and became the 14th hitter to surpass 10,000 runs. He also emphasized his importance to the England team. He shared an undefeated 120 in Friday’s game against New Zealand that led the home side to win a target of 277 runs.

    The second Test will be played at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham from June 10-14.

    Scorecard: Batting

    Batsmen RB4S6SSR
    Alex Leesb KA Jamieson20324062.50
    Zak Crawleyc Tim Southee b KA Jamieson9291031.03
    Ollie Popeb Trent Boult10270037.04
    Joe RootNot out11517012067.65
    Jonny Bairstowb KA Jamieson161530106.67
    Ben Stokes (C)c Tom Blundell b KA Jamieson541105349.09
    Ben Foakes (WK)Not out32923034.78
    Extra23 (b 6, w 6, nb 2, lb 9)
    Total279/5 (78.5)
    Yet To BatMJ Potts, MJ Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Matt Parkinson
    Batsmen RB4S6SSR
    Tom Lathamc BT Foakes b MJ Potts14332042.42
    Will Youngc BT Foakes b James Anderson160016.67
    Kane Williamson (C)c Jonny Bairstow b MJ Potts15342044.12
    Devon Conwayc BT Foakes b Stuart Broad13341038.24
    Daryl Mitchellc BT Foakes b Stuart Broad10820312053.20
    Tom Blundell (WK)lbw b James Anderson9619812048.48
    Colin de Grandhommerunout (Ollie Pope)01000.00
    Kyle Jamiesonb Stuart Broad01000.00
    Tim Southeec JE Root b Matt Parkinson21264080.77
    Ajaz Patellbw b MJ Potts4130030.77
    Trent BoultNot out4310133.33
    Extra9 (b 1, w 1, nb 3, lb 4)
    Total285/10 (91.3)
    Yet To Bat 
    New Zealand

    Scorecard: Bowling

    Tim Southee23.558703.65
    Trent Boult2437313.04
    Kyle Jamieson2547943.16
    Colin de Grandhomme3.51300.78
    Daryl Mitchell0.11000.00
    Ajaz Patel2022011.00
    New Zealnad
    James Anderson2175722.71
    Stuart Broad2677632.92
    Matty Potts2035532.75
    Ben Stokes814305.38
    Matt Parkinson15.304713.03
    Joe Root10202.00

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