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Lords.org takes a look at the history of England v New Zealand fixtures at the Home of Cricket.
England have dominated Test clashes between the two sides through history, with six wins to New Zealand's one in fifteen matches.
New Zealand's solitary win at Lord's came in 1999, with England on the way to bottom of the Test rankings in Nasser Hussain's first series in charge.
Hussain was the star of the show five years later, when he made a match-winning century and promptly retired from the game as England began a vintage summer in style.
The Black Caps were a much trickier proposition in 2008 though, when rain helped ruin a match which was heading in the direction of the visitors thanks to a century from Jacob Oram.
Tests: 15 England: 6 New Zealand: 1 Matches drawn: 8
|1958||England won by an innings and 48 runs|
|1965||England won by 7 wickets|
|1969||England won by 230 runs|
|1978||England won by 7 wickets|
|1983||England won by 127 runs|
|1999||New Zealand won by 9 wickets|
|2004||England won by 7 wickets|
The list of centurions on both sides is littered with some of the finest performers from each country.
Martin Crowe, who has spoken to Lords.org about this upcoming match, is the only man to have made the boards twice in this fixture, while Denis Compton's grandson Nick spoke to Lord's TV about attempting to emulate his famous relation on his home Test debut this week.
|G.B.O. Allen||1931||122||M.G. Burgess||1973||105|
|L.E.G. Ames||1931||137||B.E. Congdon||1973||175|
|D.S.C. Compton||1949||116||M.D. Crowe||1986||106|
|M.C. Cowdrey||1965||119||M.D. Crowe||1994||142|
|J.H. Edrich||1969||115||C.S. Dempster||1931||120|
|K.W.R. Fletcher||1973||178||M.P. Donnelly||1949||206|
|G.A. Gooch||1986||183||T.J. Franklin||1990||101|
|D.I. Gower||1983||108||M.J. Horne||1990||100|
|W.R. Hammond||1937||140||G.P. Howarth||1978||123|
|J. Hardstaff jr||1937||114||J.D.P. Oram||2008||101|
|N. Hussain||2004||103*||V. Pollard||1973||105*|
|J.D. Robinson||1949||121||M.H. Richardson||2004||101|
Five wickets in an innings
Two cricketing Knights stand out on this list; Sir Ian Botham and Sir Richard Hadlee.
Botham was at his peak in the late 1970s, and was the catalyst for England's seven wicket win in 1978 with 11 wickets in the match, while Hadlee also took a five-for in that fixture and repeated the feat twice in the 1980s.
More recently another great all-rounder, Chris Cairns, inspired New Zealand's single win at Lord's with 6/77 in 1999.
|I.T. Botham||1978||6/101 & 5/39||C.L. Cairns||1999||6/77|
|N.G.B. Cook||1983||5/35||R.J. Hadlee||1978||5/84|
|W.E. Hollies||1949||5/113||R.J. Hadlee||1983||5/93|
|G.A.R. Lock||1958||5/17||R.J. Hadlee||1986||6/80|
|D.E. Malcolm||1990||5/94||D.J. Nash||1994||6/76 & 5/93|
|C.M. Old||1973||5/113||D.L. Vettori||2008||5/69|
Ten wickets in a match
|I.T. Botham||1978||11/140||D.J. Nash||1994||11/169|