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Five-for: Day four reviewed

Five-for: Day four reviewed

England stormed to a memorable victory on day four at Lord's, bowling New Zealand out for just 68 thanks to a magnificent spell of bowling from Stuart Broad.

Full scorecard & as it happened

Man of the day

It takes something special to rob a man who became only the second New Zealander to take ten-wickets in a Test at the Home of Cricket, but Stuart Broad was magnificent.

While his seven wickets against the West Indies last year was a touch flattering, he deserved every one of these wickets in a faultless display of fast bowling.

So often mercurial, Broad clicked into rhythm after a mixed display in the first innings, bowling a full, probing line and extracting enough late movement to find the edge of the bat for fun.

(Nearly) Man of the day

Poor old Tim Southee. Just when it looked as if he'd put in a performance which would go down in New Zealand cricketing folklore, the swing bowler - who became only the second New Zealand player, after Dion Nash, to take ten wickets at Lord's - watched his top order squander his good work, while Stuart Broad nabbed the Man of the Match award from under his nose.

Photo of the day

Broad jesusx450The ecstacy of Stuart Broad producing the best figures of his career is captured perfectly in this Matt Bright special. 

Thanks for coming

Poor Steven Finn. As Broad and Anderson tore through the Black Caps top order in devastating fashion, Finn watched on enviously, unable to join in the wicket-fest.

Fair play to the England quick though - while Broad collected his man-of-the-match champers Finn was on the outfield bowling to fielding coach Richard Halsall.

Sigh of relief

MCC Young Cricketer Adam Dobb will be gutted to have missed his chance to take the match-winning catch. On for Graeme Swann, Dobb slightly misjudged a skyer from Neil Wagner with New Zealand nine wickets down, over-running his approach and seeing the ball slip through his fingers.

As Dobb waited for the turf to swallow him up though, Joe Root spotted confusion in the Kiwi running and threw the ball to James Anderson, who completed the run out and sealed England's win. Dobb and fellow 12th men Billy Root and Adam Hose will enjoy the victory celebrations, having spent all week in the England camp.

And finally...

Some time in the sunshine

The near capacity crowd were treated to the most clement weather conditions of the match, with warm sunshine for most of the day.

MCC Head Groundsman Mick Hunt was spotted in shirt-sleeves for the first time all match, while plenty of the spectators stayed behind afterwards to watch the final day of the Premiership football season on the Nursery Ground.

The Ashes Trophy and a replica Urn was put out on display in the Harris Garden and Lord's had an extended summer Sunday garden party.

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