The century of Joe Ruth leads England to a five-door victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord’s | Cricket News

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Highlights from the fourth day of the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s

Highlights from the fourth day of the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s

Joe Route celebrated the 26th century masterfully and passed 10,000 test runs as he led England to a five-goal victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of the opening of the LV = Insurance series at Lord’s.

England have resumed their need for 61 five-door runs to complete the 277 chase after recovering 69-4 the previous afternoon, thanks mainly to former captain Ruut (115no) and new captain Ben Stokes (54).

Root, who started the day at 77, expanded his position with a sixth goal with Ben Fox (32no) to a steady 120, with England securing its first win in 10 attempts and ensuring the Stokes and Brendan McCallum era began victoriously.

Ben Fox (left) and Ruth (right) share a centuries-old partnership as England puts an end to the long wait to win the test

Ben Fox (left) and Ruth (right) share a centuries-old partnership as England puts an end to the long wait to win the test

New Zealand would be supported by the humid and cloudy conditions around Lord’s, as well as the length of England’s tail and the fact that they could show the second new ball in 15 overs if necessary.

But Root – whose 157-ball tone was his first in the fourth test inning – and Fox shone under leaden skies, meaning Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Matt Parkinson weren’t needed with the bat and the game was over. up to seven deliveries before the new ball becomes available.

Root led Tim Southey over a midweek for four to complete the victory for England, which could now complete its first victory in the test series from January 2021 if it triumphs at Trent Bridge on Friday.

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Root reached three figures and became the 14th man and the youngest to reach 10,000 test runs when he celebrated his 23rd run in the morning.

The Yorkshireman achieved his last landmark at exactly the same age as Sir Alistair Cook (31 years, 157 days) – the only other Englishman with more than 10,000 test runs – when he got Southey on his feet for two.

England triumphed in a dramatic first test

Sunday’s calm conclusion contrasted sharply with much of the rest of the Test, which was a frantic, rocking affair with England well on top of the stages, but seemed ready for another defeat that destroyed morale in others.

The Stokes shook New Zealand by just 132 on the first day – debutant Potts and called-up Anderson shared eight goals – but then capitulated from 59-0 to 141 in response as their long-standing wadding problems resurfaced.

Matthew Potts took seven gates on his England debut

Matthew Potts took seven gates on his England debut

Potts, Anderson and Broad then reduced New Zealand to 56-4 in their second inning, at which point the Black Caps’ lead was a paltry 47 and the two-day final, unseen at Lord’s in 1888, seemed plausible.

Daryl Mitchell (108 of 203 balls) and Tom Blundall (96 of 198) saved New Zealand with a fifth-goal partnership of 195, as the advantage of tourists increased to 242 – only for England to start a superb response with the ball on Saturday morning taking six gates for 34 runs.

England’s top-class weaknesses were again seen when they fell 69-4 in the chase, but the fifth goal of the 90-alliance alliance between Ruth and Stokes reassured the hosts – Stokes was canceled by Colin de Grandom without a ball after cutting stumps. his when there was only one run to his name.

Ben Fox (left) and Ruth (right) share a centuries-old partnership as England puts an end to the long wait to win the test

Ben Fox (left) and Ruth (right) share a centuries-old partnership as England puts an end to the long wait to win the test

However, Root found a good ally in Foakes, the latter reaching a number of limits at the beginning of the fourth day after continuing undefeated at nine.

The last day, however, was for Ruth, who became only the third man to score an unbeaten hundred in the fourth inning of the Lord’s Test, after Gordon Greenridge for the West Indies against England in 1984 and Nasser Hussein for England against New Zealand in 2004.

Joe Ruth won his 26th test with 10,000 test runs, while England beat New Zealand in the first test

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Joe Ruth won his 26th test with 10,000 test runs, while England beat New Zealand in the first test

Joe Ruth won his 26th test with 10,000 test runs, while England beat New Zealand in the first test

Hussein: Vital England started the new era with a victory

Nasser Hussein of Sky Sports: It was brilliant, from the first top to the scenes at the end. There was no drama on Sunday – but there was one person the country and English cricket fans wanted to face, and that was Ruth.

“They love him and it was such a happy time for him to reach 10,000 samples and transfer to England.

“This is a change in the era of English cricket and it was absolutely important that they start with a victory. You can imagine the confidence in this locker room now.

“All the young boys will stick to every word of McCallum and Stokes and want to get better. This is just the beginning and they can’t be dizzy, but this is the beginning that England needs.”

Watch the first day of the second LV = insurance test between England and New Zealand, on Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 10 am on Friday.

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