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Day 5

891dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England complete dramatic turnaround win

At 6pm on Monday, with less than 10 overs of a compelling Test match remaining, Trent Boult upper cut Stuart Broad towards third man where Moeen Ali took a superbly judged running catch

891dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

New Zealand see their Test slip away from them

This was New Zealand's time. They saw it. They grabbed at it. But they fumbled. They had it taken away. And now they won't go to Headingley confident or in charge. They will go 1-0 down.

891dMark Nicholas at Lord's

A matchless match to revive English game

This was something close to the perfect Test, a game that swayed in the breeze of sport's unpredictability and lifted a burden from Alastair Cook's shoulders

891dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

McCullum fails to find the 'second launch'

Even at 12 for 3, Brendon McCullum was not thinking about purely trying to save the first Test at Lord's - something that ultimately proved 9.3 overs out of reach in one of the finest Tests staged on the ground.

Day 4

890dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Cook hundred leads England revival

Ben Stokes hit the fastest Test hundred at Lord's, off 85 balls, and Alastair Cook ended the fourth day unbeaten on 153 as England build a lead of 295

891dEd Smith

Cook's clarity breeds resilience

With his immaculate concentration at Lord's on Sunday, England's captain revealed his mental toughness. Whatever the sphere, the latter flows from the former

890dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Cook the leader outweighs Cook the captain

Alastair Cook will never be a great orator or tactician. He will never rouse with a speech and rarely surprise with a tactic. Instead he must lead by example. This was the innings of a leader. But it wasn't necessarily the innings of a captain

Day 3

890dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

NZ on top after Williamson provides base

New Zealand were well placed to push for only their second victory at Lord's after they built a lead of 134 before nipping out two early England wickets

890dShiva Jayaraman

374 runs between dismissals

Stats highlight from the third day of the Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's.

890dAndrew McGlashan

Frustrated Williamson wanted more

Kane Williamson savoured the "unique" experience of scoring a Test hundred at Lord's but admitted he could not really soak up the generous applause he received when eventually dismissed for 132

890dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Growing pains for young England

Look at the scorecard and you would say England struggled on the third day at Lord's. But signs of promise for the future are not far below the surface

Day 2

890dMark Nicholas at Lord's

Wanted: Stuart Broad's mojo

The problems with Broad's batting after being hit by a bouncer have inhibited the rest of his game. England need him to find a solution

Day 1

890dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Root, Stokes lead England's entertaining fightback

At 30 for 4 a horrendous day for the home side, to follow the acrimony of the last couple of weeks, could have unfolded as New Zealand surged out of the blocks but instead England's middle order fought back in entertaining style.

891dLiam Cromar

That England, this England

A fan watches England take on New Zealand from the Edrich Upper Stand at Lord's 11 summers apart, and can't help drawing parallels - but back then, England were on a roll

891dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

Stokes slaps the funk out of McCullum

As Cook got near his hundred, Brendon McCullum had three slips, three catching covers and a catching mid-on. But for Stokes on 99, McCullum could only summon two slips, a gully, and a regulation field. There was little that funkiness could achieve

890dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

McCullum gambles fail to capture enough rewards

Brendon McCullum gambled on the toss. Gambled on his bowlers. Gambled on his field. New Zealand stormed the fort at his command, but didn't take enough prisoners and ended up in a bloodier battle than they were equipped for

890dBishen Jeswant

England's men of 90s

Stats highlights from the first day of the Investec Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's

890dGeorge Dobell

Stokes delighted with extra responsibility

Ben Stokes credited the belief the England coaching team have shown in him after thumping a fluent 92 in the first innings of the Investec Test at Lord's

890dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Promoted Root embodies what England must be

Starting this summer as he did the last - with runs at Lord's - Joe Root once again hauled England out of trouble as part of an uplifting middle-order recovery


891dJon Hotten

Being McCullum

He has found a way of keeping his instincts free and fearless while offering real gravitas, and that is quite something to behold

891dESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand's "epic meltdown"

Writing for the New Zealand Herald, Dylan Cleaver analyses the causes for New Zealand's "epic meltdown" in the first Test against England at Lord's

891dAndy Zaltzman

A Test match for the kids

The Lord's Test was many things. Among them, it was useful for educating the next generation in the delights of Test cricket

890dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

McCullum sympathy for England 'trust' issues

Brendon McCullum was conscious not to be drawn into the Kevin Pietersen debate but was happy to expand on his and New Zealand's team philosophy, which has underpinned their rise up the Test rankings

890dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

New Zealand's Superman flies in

Brendon McCullum only landed in England from the IPL a couple of days ago but adapting to Test-match conditions in May is just the sort of challenge he relishes

890dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Cook and Farbrace face a high-stakes series

A captain under immense pressure, a coach potentially pushing a claim for the full-time job. There is much at stake for England at the beginning of their Test summer, but at least the cricket is about to start

849dGeorge Dobell

'No ultimatum' on Pietersen - Cook

Alastair Cook has denied making any ultimatum over the possible England recall of Kevin Pietersen, but admitted he agreed to the decision not to include him in the team's plans for the summer

Feels like IPL


Runs conceded by Southee in his 23rd over, which equals the most runs he conceded in an over in IPL 2015

Quickest Test ton at Lord's


Balls faced by Ben Stokes for his 100, the fastest ever in a Lord's Test, beating Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 87 balls

Bring on the new ball


Runs scored by England in the first 13 overs with the second new ball

A tough ask at Lord's


The win-loss record for teams when set a 300-plus 4th-innings target at Lord's. The only win was by West Indies in 1984

A pair of ducks


Number of times both openers have been dismissed without scoring in an innings for NZ. The last time was in May 2006, v South Africa

Twin failure


Number of times NZ's 2nd wicket hasn't added a single run in a Test when they've batted twice. Previous instance - Leeds, 1958

Poor finishers at Lord's


New Zealand's 4th innings runs per wicket in Lord's Tests, before this Test (6 innings)

A first for New Zealand?


Number of times teams have lost after scoring 500-plus in their first innings. NZ's highest is 433

More than just a keeper


Wicketkeepers who have scored 50 or more in both innings of a Lord's Test - Watling, Prior and Dujon

Runs and wickets galore


Runs scored in the Test, which is the highest since 1930 in a match where 40 wickets have fallen