The Lord's Test ebbed and flowed for four days before England pulled apart and claimed victory on the final day. It was a performance that nobody expected from England, at the same time, one that will give them plenty of confidence going into the Ashes.
At the end of the third day's play at Lord's, New Zealand seemed to hold all the aces. They had taken a significant first-innings lead and had also picked up a couple of key second-innings England wickets.
Kane Williamson roared back to form on day two of the Lord’s Test, after a disappointing World Cup campaign, remaining unbeaten on 92 as New Zealand ended day two in ascendancy at 303 for 2 in reply to England’s 389
ENG vs NZ 1st Test Day 1 report: With all the controversies surrounding Kevin Pietersen, and a new order in place at the ECB, with Andrew Strauss in charge, England went into the opening Test at Lord's