James Anderson sealed his fourth entry on the Lord’s Honours Board as New Zealand were put to the sword at the Home of Cricket in 2013.
However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for England in this match and not until a rampant bowling performance from Anderson and Stuart Broad in the final innings of the match did a victory seem a formality.
It was in the Kiwis’ first innings that Anderson was the chief tormentor. England had made a promising start to their own innings but collapsed to 232 all out, however Anderson soon reduced the visitors to 7 for 2.
In the process, he became the 26th bowler, and the fourth from England, to claim 300 Test wickets. He added the key wickets of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to his haul before bowling Bruce Martin, ending the innings with figures of 5 for 47.
England’s 213 all out in their second innings saw them set New Zealand a target of 239 to win, but Broad’s seven wickets, aided by Anderson’s two, blew the opposition away for only 68.